Wednesday 15th November 2017

Today we have been working as a team to create the perfect beach for Beech Class! As part of our Geography topic, we have thought about the kind of things that tourists like to see and do when they visit the seaside. We are very lucky as we live at the seaside all year round! We used old shoeboxes…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 15 November 2017

Category: Beech Class

Wednesday 15th November 2017

In class this week we have been making up magical chants to use with the magic potion recipes we made earlier this half term. Magical chants are sometimes called spells, they usually rhyme and are only about four or five lines long. You may think that it is easy to write a good spell but it isn't…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 15 November 2017

Category: Maple Class

Friday 10th November 2017

Today we have taken part in a special Poppy Day Assembly to remember all of the people who have lost their lives in conflicts. We know why it is important to wear a poppy and some of us even have poppy wristbands to wear. 

In Maths, we have been working with partners to make patterns and solve…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 10 November 2017

Category: Beech Class

Friday 10th November 2017

In our Geography lesson this week, we began to write our own tourist guides for Whitby. When we are happy with them, we are going to use the computers to produce the guides inserting real photographs of Whitby.

We have been solving some tricky problems in Maths this week. We have had to spend…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 10 November 2017

Category: Maple Class

Friday 3rd November 2017

So sorry we haven't blogged for a while, we've been very, very busy! In the last few weeks our 'Stars of the Week have been Liam, our 'Superstars' were Amelia and Reggie and this week our star is Gracie. Well Done to you all! Last week we were on half term holiday but this week we have packed in…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 3 November 2017

Category: Beech Class

Friday 3rd November 2017

We have had a great time this week writing creepy recipes for magic potions. I wonder if any of them will really work?! Reading 'George's Marvellous Medicine' by Roald Dahl gave us the inspiration for this writing task along with Halloween and our school Halloween Disco this week.  On Monday we…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 3 November 2017

Category: Maple Class

Wednesday 11th October 2017

Today we have been making amazing fruit and vegetable puppets to use in our Harvest Festival on Friday. Miss Laven let us choose our own fruit or vegetable and then we shared the sellotape and stuck on some brightly coloured and glittery materials to make their clothes . Next, we added googly eyes…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 11 October 2017

Category: Beech Class

Wednesday 11th October 2017

It is our Harvest Celebration on Friday this week and we are all getting very excited about it and are busily doing final rehearsals. We have invited our families to join us in the celebrations and have asked them to provide donations of produce. After the celebrations, we will be passing on the…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 11 October 2017

Category: Maple Class

Friday 6th October 2017

Beech Class are helping me to write the class blog this week!

In Maths, we have been learning how to do column addition. It's easier because it helps you to add big numbers quickly. We can almost feel our brains growing bigger! 

We have been making story boards about 'Charlie and the…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 6 October 2017

Category: Beech Class

Friday 6th October 2017

In English this week, the children have been writing non-chronological reports about themselves! Mrs Baker and I are really enjoying reading them and finding out more about the talents and hobbies of Maple Class. What a talented bunch you are!

In our topic lesson, we looked at old sepia…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 6 October 2017

Category: Maple Class

Friday 29th September 2017

Where has September gone???

In Maths this week, we have been learning how to do column addition. Great to see the smiles when the children realise that they can add big numbers quickly!

In Science, we have been thinking about how best to keep healthy including having a balanced diet. Next…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 29 September 2017

Category: Maple Class

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Well September really is whizzing by as the children get stuck in to their learning. It's great to see them growing in independence and confidence day by day. As part of our local study topic, the children have shown a particular interest in finding out more about Whitby Abbey. We have lots of…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 20 September 2017

Category: Maple Class

Tuesday 12th September 2017

A BIG WELCOME BACK TO YOU ALL!!!! We have welcomed a new group of children into Maple Class this term to begin their journey through Year 3. We have been delighted with how quickly the children have settled in and are already developing in independence. We have welcomed a new friend to our school.…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 13 September 2017

Category: Maple Class

Tuesday 27th June 2017

Well I'm not sure what happened to the month of June but it appears to be already almost over! Maple Class are so busy and time is just flying by. Our Family Celebration Assembly went very well last week, Mrs Baker said that Maple Class really did make her proud. I'm sure that all the family and…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 27 June 2017

Category: Maple Class

Tuesday 20th June 2017

I can't tell you much about what we've been up to in Maple Class this week as I don't want to spoil the surprise! Let's just say that the children have been busily preparing for our Family Celebration on Friday and you're in for a treat!

Today, we welcomed some special visitors to school. They…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 20 June 2017

Category: Maple Class

Tuesday 13th June 2017

In the last week, we  have done lots of follow up work from our trip to the Ryedale Folk Museum. We have also been writing 'Thank you' letters to the staff and volunteers at the museum which will be posted off soon.

Did you know...that Iron Age people used natural plant dye to colour the wool…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 13 June 2017

Category: Maple Class

Tuesday 6th June 2017

We hope you've all had a lovely half term holiday and are ready for what is always a busy and fun packed end to the school year.

At the end of last half term our Superstars were Sophie K and Evan. Well Done to you both! We are already looking out for this week's star and two more Superstars for…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 6 June 2017

Category: Maple Class

Wednesday 17th May 2017

This week we have been rehearsing our class dance in readiness for Stakesby's Musical Event next week! Our families have been invited to watch us perform and we are all eager to show off our talents!

Using ipads, we have used the pic collage programme to create attractive posters incorporating…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 17 May 2017

Category: Maple Class

Tuesday 9th May 2017

This week we have begun to read 'Stig of the Dump' which was one of Mrs Leather's favourite childhood books. After only one chapter, we are already hooked! As a class, we have been exploring the character of Stig and have been searching the text for noun phrases connected to him.

We have also…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 9 May 2017

Category: Maple Class

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Last week we had an amazing time getting involved in our 'Tour De Yorkshire' topic work. The class were split into teams of four and competed against other teams to gain points. Our first task was to come up with a team name. We had to design jerseys and logos for our team, plan routes for the…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 3 May 2017

Category: Maple Class

Monday 24th April 2017

We hope that you have all really enjoyed the Easter holidays and are ready for a new term. Mrs Baker and I are very excited about seeing you all tomorrow and finding out what you have been up to over the last couple of weeks.

In addition to our ten questions in ten minutes daily maths warm up,…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 24 April 2017

Category: Maple Class

Tuesday 4th April 2017

Last week, we had the best Termly Treat EVER! Our water fight was so much fun, it was great squirting our friends...and our teachers! It was hard to keep the camera dry but we will be posting a few action shots for you to enjoy soon.

Today we had a great time on our Easter Egg Hunt. The Pupil…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 4 April 2017

Category: Maple Class

Tuesday 28th March 2017

In Maple Class, we are all really looking forward to our Termly Treat tomorrow. For those of you who don't know, all the classes in school compete to win the Termly Treat by trying to gain as many Stakesby Stars as they can for excellent attitudes, behaviour and work. Each week, all the stars are…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 28 March 2017

Category: Maple Class

Tuesday 21st March 2017

So far this week we have had our thinking caps well and truely on as our teachers have been testing us on the things we have learnt to do in Year 3. We can't quite believe that we are already more than half way through Year 3!

We're delighted to say that it hasn't all been testing this week.…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 21 March 2017

Category: Maple Class

Wednesday 15th March

What a glorious day it has been! The sun is shining, birds are tweeting and we are surrounded by signs of Spring. Long may it continue. 

 

Today half of us have been enjoying this lovely weather whilst participating in Forest Schools.  We have continued building our shelters, learning about…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 15 March 2017

Category: Maple Class

Tuesday 7th March 2017

Last week our 'Star of the Week' was Riley. Riley caught our eye for showing lots of enthusiasm in lessons. This week we have spotted Keegan who has really grown in water confidence during school swimming lessons. Today Keegan even had a go at jumping in the pool by himself and he LOVED it! Well…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 7 March 2017

Category: Maple Class

Tuesday 28th February 2017

Refreshed after the half term, Maple Class have settled in really well to their learning this week and were so keen to get started on Monday morning. We have lots of exciting things to look forward to over the next few weeks. This week, we are looking forward to World Book Day on Thursday. We are…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 28 February 2017

Category: Maple Class

Wednesday 15th February

We couldn't wait to tell you all about our amazing time at Forest Schools today! We built some fantastic dens in the woods and made some mini shelters for any fairies or elves who might need somewhere to stay! Mr Bates encouraged us all to find a special secret place of our own in the woods and to…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 15 February 2017

Category: Maple Class

Wednesday 15th February

We couldn't wait to tell you all about our amazing time at Forest Schools today! We built some fantastic dens in the woods and made some mini shelters for any fairies or elves who might need somewhere to stay! Mr Bates encouraged us all to find a special secret place of our own in the woods and to…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 15 February 2017

Category: Maple Class

Tuesday 14th February 2017

We can't quite believe that another half term is over, the school year is certainly whizzing by!

We are getting out and about quite frequently at the moment with Swimming and Forest School lessons. Our teachers have been impressed with our achievements in swimming. We are especially proud of…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 14 February 2017

Category: Maple Class

Tuesday 7th February 2017

Maple Class really have got their teeth into 'Number Whizz'! Lots of children gained stickers last week which has inspired others to work even harder. This week, we were delighted that more children achieved their first stickers and some have already moved on to their second. 

Year 6 came to…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 7 February 2017

Category: Maple Class

Wednesday 1st February 2017

Great News in Maple! Lots of us have already managed to gain a sticker on the 'Number Whizz' chart. This has really encouraged all of us to get stuck in to learning number facts. Can't wait to see how many stickers we get on Friday, Well Done Maple keep it up!

This week our 'Star of the Week'…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 1 February 2017

Category: Maple Class

Tuesday 24th January 2017

Our Headteacher, Mr Gunning, came to our class this week to set us a challenge. He would like us all to become a 'Number Whizz' and showed us how we could work at home and in school to improve our instant recall of number facts. It sounds like great fun as you can earn stickers along the way.…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 24 January 2017

Category: Maple Class

Tuesday 17th January 2017

Last week, we began a '10 week Challenge' which Mr Bates our P.E, teacher has set. We are doing the 'Daily Mile' where over the course of the challenge we will try to improve our fitness and stamina. It is fantastic to see how much progress the children have made in only a week. They are already…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 17 January 2017

Category: Maple Class

Wednesday 11th January 2017

This week we have begun new topics and themes in many of our lessons. In Geography, we have started to learn about 'Extreme Earth' by beginning to find out more about volcanoes and how they are made. We watched a video of a real volcano erupting in Iceland and were surprised to see how quickly the…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 11 January 2017

Category: Maple Class

Wednesday 4th January 2017

Happy New Year!

It is our first day back today after a lovely Christmas holiday. It was great to see lots of smiling faces this morning full of exciting holiday news! At the end of last term, Rebecca and Archie were our Stakesby Superstars. They were both recognised for their efforts to work…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 4 January 2017

Category: Maple Class

Wednesday 7th December 2016

Christmas is well and truely upon us in Maple Class. Our room is looking fabulous as is the school hall with its magnificent tree.

 Last Friday, we had our Christmas Fair with many of us meeting Father Christmas! So far this week we have: been part of the audience in the Nativity dress…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 7 December 2016

Category: Maple Class

Thursday 24th November 2016

First of all we'd like to say a HUGE 'THANK YOU' to all the parents and other family members who brought their children along to take part in the town's Lantern Parade last Friday. It was a truly magical event and one which will certainly stick in the children's memories for years to come. We…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 24 November 2016

Category: Maple Class

Wednesday 16th November 2016

We can't wait to take part in the lantern parade on Friday night! Don't forget to check out last week's blog for photographs of us making our fabulous lanterns.

This week we welcomed visitors from York University who came to deliver a migration workshop. We learned a lot about reasons why…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 16 November 2016

Category: Maple Class

Wednesday 9th November 2016

The weeks are getting busier and busier as we move rapidly through the term. In Maple Class, we always look forward to welcoming visitors, so last week we were very excited to be working alongside some fantastic artists in our class! Our task was to make some lanterns for the opening ceremony of…

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Posted by Mrs Leather on 9 November 2016

Category: Maple Class




Latest News

17 October 2017

Acorn Museum Trip

##ACORNS PARENTS! We are very sorry, but unfortunately we are having to postphone today's trip to the museum due to the weather. We do not feel that it is safe to walk the children in such conditions. We are very sorry for any inconvenience and will let you know a revised date as soon as we have one. Thank you for your understanding.
13 October 2017

FOSS Halloween Disco. Wednesday 1st November 2017.

The FOSS Halloween disco has been moved to Wednesday 1st November. Please note there will be no basketball after-school club on this day due to this event. Thanks
13 October 2017

Parents' Evenings. Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th October 2017.

Don't forget that dodgeball and basketball after school clubs are cancelled on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th October due to Parents' Evenings. Thank you for your understanding.