Chinese New Year

This week we have been learning about Chinese New Year.  We have watched a video clip about Abbie and her brother getting ready to celebrate the festival.

We have done dragon dances in PE and made 3d dragons in the outdoor area. 

We have also learnt the Chinese New Year song, "Kung…

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Posted by /blog/author/Wood on 22 February 2018

Category: Acorns Class

Ice

We have had a very exciting week investigating ice.  Outside we have worked with Mrs Parker to find out how we could get the animals out of the blocks of ice.  We have used a range of tools to find out which one is the most suitable.  We have also put water into Mrs Reid's freezer (in the school…

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Posted by /blog/author/Wood on 25 January 2018

Category: Acorns Class

26th April 2017

Welcome back everyone. We hope you have had a fantastic Easter and got lots of Easter eggs.  Please share any of your trips on Orbit. We love to see what the children have been learning in their holidays.

 

This week we are looking at the Tour de Yorkshire which will be coming through Whitby…

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Posted by /blog/author/Wood on 26 April 2017

Category: Acorns Class

Happy Easter!

The children have had a lovely week based around Easter.  We have learnt about the Easter story and read it together on a powerpoint. We have been learning about chocolate and some of us tasted cocoa powder - we didnt like it very much. We have also been on an Easter egg hunt. We had to…

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Posted by /blog/author/Wood on 7 April 2017

Category: Acorns Class

Jack and the beanstalk

This week we have been busy learning all about how plants grow.  

The Wise Owls have tried really hard to independently write a sentence about what a plant needs, and we have remembered to segment the words, use finger spaces, a capital letter and a full stop.  

The Super Squirrels have been…

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Posted by /blog/author/Wood on 24 March 2017

Category: Acorns Class

Frogs

We have had a really interesting week watching the frogspawn hatch in our classroom.  Mr. Cockerill will be pleased to know that we wont be having any frogs jumping around our unit, as we have safely returned the frogspawn to the pond! We will keep visiting the school pond to see what exciting…

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Posted by /blog/author/Wood on 17 March 2017

Category: Acorns Class

Aliens love underpants!

How lovely that Spring is finally on its way.  This week we have begun planting.  We discussed what a plant needs to grow.  We did a little experiment to see what conditions a plant will grow under, and put our plant pots in some weird and wonderful places to test our theories!  Watch this space.…

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Posted by /blog/author/Wood on 2 March 2017

Category: Acorns Class

night and day

'Night and day' has been our topic this week.  Wise Owls have looked at the postion of the Sun during different times of the day, and we have also looked at shadows.  We have sorted objects that give us light and talked about the importance of the Sun.  Super Squirrels have been looking at jobs…

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Posted by /blog/author/Wood on 17 February 2017

Category: Acorns Class

The Moon

This week we have been to the moon! We have been talking about what it would be like to live there and how it would be different than to live here on Earth. We thought it might be cold and we would need to wrap up warm.  We have been learning the names of the planets in order and have also made…

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Posted by /blog/author/Wood on 9 February 2017

Category: Acorns Class

Gung Hey Fat Choi!

The Acorns children have had a lovely week learning all about Chinese New Year. We counted to 10 in Chinese Mandarin. Click on the link below to share at home

 

We watched the Chinese Dragon dance video and learnt why firecrackers are used during the festival.  Watch the video about Nian to…

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Posted by /blog/author/Wood on 2 February 2017

Category: Acorns Class

Rockets!

Zoom Zoom Zoom we are going to the moon! The children have been really enthused about our space work and have made wonderful playdough models of aliens.  In maths, the Wise Owls have been looking at subtraction and counting back.  We have been counting in tens and doing our exercises at the same…

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Posted by /blog/author/Wood on 26 January 2017

Category: Acorns Class

Astronauts!

Wise Owls have been really interested in finding about the life of an astronaut.  We have created our own role play area and written our own space logs.

We have shared the story of 'Baby Brains' and also watched it. Click on the link below to share at…

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Posted by /blog/author/Wood on 20 January 2017

Category: Acorns Class

Latest News

25 May 2018

#Job Vacancy#

## APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED! Please submit applications to: Mr R Gunning, Stakesby School, by Thursday 21st June 2018. Shortlisting will take place in the week of June 25th 2018 with interviews taking place in the week beginning 2nd July 2018.
2 May 2018

When a drone visited Stakesby!

Paul from YorkshireDroneServices.com recently visited Stakesby with his drone to take some images of the children spelling out the word 'GOOD' in celebration of our recent Ofsted success. Year 5 used problem solving techniques in a maths lesson to work out the area that the children had to stand in and how the children and letters would be arranged. A huge 'Thank You' to Paul for his services and patience and keep an eye out in the Whitby Gazette for the images!
21 April 2018

Wise Owl's Intergenerational Session withYorkshire Coast Homes

Stakesby's Wise Owls had a lovely morning with residents of Marton Court, Whitby. With kelly Brown from Yorkshire Coast homes, they decorated paper butterflies, shared stories and sung their favourite nursery rhymes!