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Thurstonland First School

Marsh Hall Lane, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD4 6XD

office@thurstonlandfirst.co.uk

01484 666480

Class News

Welcome......

Welcome to the class page for Reception & Year 1.

Our morning activities focus on Phonics, English and Maths. Our afternoons are different each day:

Monday: Topic

Tuesday: Art, DT or music depending on the half term

Wednesday: Computing and Dough Gym

Thursday: Handwriting activities, indoor PE

Friday: Outdoor PE

Sometimes our activities vary to accommodate special events. 

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Queens' Platinum Jubilee Picnic

Unfortunately the weather wasn't on our side for the picnic so we held it indoors, on rugs in the hall.  The whole school took part and had a great time with everyone wearing their decorated crowns.  The kitchen staff had provided a special picnic dinner and the hall was decorated with bunting.  

Reception & Year 1 Visit to Cliffe House

The class had a fantastic day out to Cliffe House.  Lots to see and do; pond-dipping, river walking, adventure playground, orienteering and den building!  Everyone had a great time!

Reception & Y1 Visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The class had a lovely sunny day out to enjoy the Sculpture Park.  The children took part in an artist-led session which took them on a creative journey through the Park.  They had the opportunity to respond imaginatively to sculpture and the natural environment through artist-guided activities.  The weather proved ideal for the session and the picnic lunch!

 

Reception and Y1 Pupils Celebrating Chinese New Year!

This Chinese New Year is the Year of the Tiger!!

Take a look at our pictures of Reception and Year 1 pupils celebrating the Chinese 
New Year by creating pictures, tasting Chinese food, drawing Chinese symbols and trying on traditional hats! 

 

People Who Help Us!

We enjoyed a visit from the firemen from Skelmanthorpe Fire Station as part of our People Who Help Us topic for this half-term.

We were able to try out the equipment they use, sit in the fire engine and listen to the (very loud!) siren.

Remembrance day 2021

 

All pupils visited the Thurstonland war memorial on Thursday 11th November to pay their respects and reflect on the sacrifices made by those who served in the two world wars.

Reception & Year 1 pupils visited earlier in the day and left their painted stones and wooden memorial crosses at the memorial. They have also produced some beautiful poppy paintings as can be seen in the photos below.

Years 2,3,4 & 5 visited the memorial and observed the two minutes silence at 11am. Villager and friend of the school Tony Clifton played The Last Post followed by Reville, and pupils laid their wooden crosses from each year group along with a wreath on behalf of everyone at school. Alice Hosker also read out the poem Flanders Fields.

Year 1 science topic - All about me

 

We have loved learning about our bodies and our senses.  We have done some investigation to find out if the tallest child had the biggest feet.
We have also drawn around our bodies and labelled them.
We have become experts in our senses by doing lots of activities that used them.  We did this by playing sound bingo, tasking fruit pastels while blind folded and seeing if we could use our noses to sniff out certain scents. 

Harvest

We enjoyed a really busy Harvest celebration in church with Reverend Sean leading us through the service. All the children sang beautifully and it was a lovely feeling to be back together as a school community.

English

In our English lessons we have really enjoyed learning the story, Rosie's Walk. It's a great book because they pictures tell you a different story to the words. Reception pupils made some amazing story maps and we worked as a class to tell the story using pictures. Tabitha did a great rendition without any help at all.

Art

In art we have been busy colour mixing. We used the primary colours to make new colours. We had a lot of fun mixing the paint with our fingers and printing. Then we mixed new colours to create a colour wheel to share what we had learned.