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Welcome to Herons’ class page!

You will find all of our news and homework organised by type on a handy one-stop page!

Heron Class Routines leaflet 2019-20

Routines in Herons Adults in Herons 
PE Indoor — Thursday Mr Housden
PE Outdoor — Wednesday Mrs Titchmarsh
Spellings — Monday Mrs Chavda
Times tables — Friday

Class governor: To be allocated September 2019

This Week’s Homework – Click the title for more.

KS1 Homework 9.03.20

Please complete the SPaG worksheet provided and return to school by next Monday. Thank You

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This Half-Term’s Topic Homework & Knowledge organiser – Click the title for more.

KS1 Homework Grid and Knowledge Organisers Spring 2nd

Time Travellers Homework Grid 2020 Time Travellers- KS1 Knowledge Organiser- Spring 2nd Cyc 2 2020 English Knowledge Organiser Spring Year 1 English Knowledge Organiser Spring Year 2 Maths Knowledge Organiser Spring Y1 Maths Knowledge Organiser Spring Y2 KS1 Science Knowledge Organiser Healthy Animals Spring 2nd

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Latest class news – Click the title for more.

Chicks in KS1

Over the last two weeks KS1 have been learning about life cycles. They have been fortunate enough to watch chicks hatch from their eggs and learn how to look after them. The classes have been making sure the chicks have enough water and food. They have also been cleaning the cages out daily by changing …

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Herons: Judo

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World Book Day 2020

Another World Book Day has flown past in spectacular style. Throughout the classes the children took part in various activities including: live reads, buddy reading, quizzes, story sharing, listening to audio books and much more. We loved seeing everyone in their costumes. Thank you for making such an effort.    

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KS1 get very ‘Egg-cited’

Today we were lucky enough to have a visit from Deb, Silkie and Rock from ‘Eggucation’. She held a workshop for all children, explaining how to look after eggs and chicks once they have hatched. She has left behind an incubator with 16 eggs inside ready to start hatching on Wednesday.  Children will get to …

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KS1 ENTRY POINT: The Great Fire of London

KS1 had a visit from Samuel Pepys this morning (all other adults brandishing cheese and wine were turned away, FYI). The children had a brilliant time learning all about the spectacular but tragic events of the fire that ravaged the city in 1666 before building their very own model of Pudding Lane… no prizes for …

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Herons’ Entry Point – Structures

We challenged the children to build their own structure out of cocktail sticks and marshmallows. The aim was to build the best – but what ‘the best’ means is open ended e.g. it might be the tallest, the biggest, the strongest.

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Muddy Puddle Fashion 

Vivienne Westood, Coco Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren (to name a few) are all people – as evidenced by a three shirt rotation and faded brogues – I do not know. On the fashion arrow of time, I find myself firmly in the menswear department of Next – too old to tolerate being called dude …

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Key Stage One Nativity: The Inn-spectors

In early November, the Key Stage One team received a very special call… the inspectors were on their way! After scraping Miss Bell from the ceiling, convincing Mrs Gibson there isn’t a grade for cleanliness of Lego bricks and rescuing a weeping Mr Housden from his classroom cupboard, the team soon realised that this was …

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KS1 Muddy Puddle Day

For our Muddy Puddle Day,  KS1 focused on the learning behaviour -Self Manager. The children worked on co-operation, taking and managing risks. They had the opportunity to complete a blindfolded obstacle course, a plank walking challenge, blind man’s buff game and toasted marshmallows. We were really impressed with the children’s attitudes towards the activities.  

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Herons Exit Point: Kirkstall Abbey Museum

Better gun it to 88, Marty – ‘cos where Herons are going – they  don’t need roads. Herons spent the day exploring Kirkstall Abbey Museum, learning all about holidays from the past. The salient facts are as follows: One teacher is young enough to have never had to put a film in a camera (I …

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Fantastic Mini-beasts and Where to Find Them.

A wet and windy Key Stage One playground should do the trick. Have a peek at the curious, squirming creatures below.

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Harvest Festival in Key Stage One

Key Stage One have been rising to the challenge (yes, it’s going to be one of those posts) of baking bread in preparation for Harvest Festival this week. At yeast try to manage a rye smile through the forthcoming, awful (truly awful) puns. A toast to the children for producing such amazing results. Truly, second …

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Skylar’s Missing Note

Key Stage One had an extra special treat this morning. Mrs Holland very kindly arranged a music workshop for the children to learn all about dynamics, pitch, rhythm and tempo through the wonderful, imaginative story of Skylar’s Missing Note. We’ll let the children tell you all about the missing note and the pesky pigeon! ​​​ …

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ENTRY POINT: Hooray! Let’s go on holiday.

To paraphrase the immortal words of Peter Kay, Herons have booked it, packed it and … well, not quite set off yet but it was tempting given the weather! Have a look at the snaps from Morgan Travel’s latest recruitment drive below.

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Herons’ Drop-in

Thanks to all the parents who managed to drop by this morning – and for those who didn’t get chance, have a look at the snaps below. Apologies there aren’t more but the iPads were in high demand!

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Natural disaster in Herons!

Herons experienced, first hand, the effects of climate change on their class display this morning. Bolstered by outrage, they took to making posters and writing speeches to ensure their voices were heard during the Tranmere Climate Strike. Go Herons!      

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back! We hope that all of our families have had a wonderful Summer break. The children have come into school this morning looking extremely smart and have been excited to move into their new classes with their new teachers. The school has been a hub of activity with PE lessons, writing, maths and so …

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KEY STAGE 1 EXIT POINT 

Key Stage 1 have been learning all about the history of music this term. We have listened to bands from the past such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones; talked about how music can affect mood and why we choose to listen to music in the first place. Overwhelmingly – it seems – Tranmere …

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KS1 Exit Point Reminder

On Monday morning at 9.10am, all children from KS1 will be performing our ALPT art entry to parents. The children have been asked to come in their own colourful clothes for the day. We will register the children as normal and then perform on the KS1 playground, facing the steps. At 1pm some of the …

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KS1 History Workshop

Jacob Phillips from Codswallop CIC, came in to school today to help the children learn more about the history of Guiseley, especially Guiseley Theatre. It was a whistle stop tour of facts and key information of how Guiseley got its name, who paid for St Oswald’s church to be built and who gifted the Guiseley …

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Year 2 to Year 3 transition evening

We hope all of the parents who were able to make it to the Y2-Y3 transition evening found this useful. For those who couldn’t, please find the presentation we delivered below. If you have any questions, please just speak to a member of the Y3/4 team. Year 2 to Year 3 Transition meeting 2019

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KS1 Entry Point

We’ve all had a fab day at Bradford Industrial Museum, there was so much to see and do. We learnt so much at the workshop and even had a go at weaving, combing, carding and drop spinning. The highlight for most the children was of course the double decker bus…    

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KS1 People of the Past Exit Point

Today each class had the chance to become composers. We researched the life of Mozart and then worked in groups to compose a small piece of music. It was great fun working in groups and listening to all the different sounds we could make.  ​

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Top Secret Visit from the Moon!

On Thursday last week, we had a top secret visit – so top secret we’re only now allowed to tell you – from the Moon and a meteorite! Colleagues from Bradford Grammar School had been entrusted by NASA to look after a sample of moon rock and a piece of meteorite from the Campo del …

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KS1 Entry Point and Muddy Puddles

All of KS1 carried out a scavenger hunt around the banks. They had to find out the names of famous people from the past, what job they did and pick one interesting fact. The children were great investigators and worked really well in pairs. Ask your child about the people they have learnt about. For …

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KS1 Homework – 23.04.19

Year 1 Today we are sending home a phonics sheet for homework for you to do with your children. It was 20 ‘nonsense’ words on one side and 20 ‘real’ words on the other. Please encourage your child to segment and blend together, going over any of the mistakes they make. Year 2 Today children …

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Key Stage One Muddy Puddle Day

    Key Stage One took full advantage of the Easter sunshine and did a superb job looking after their school grounds and the surrounding area.            

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ENTRY POINT – Herons

Herons Class spent the day making and launching rockets in preparation for their new topic: From A to B.

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EXIT POINT – The Fast (ish) and the not so Furious.

With Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson declining an invitation to film the 17th instalment of the franchise around Tranmere Park (something about residents and their grass verges), Herons class had to settle for Mr Housden and a few wooden ramps. We spent the afternoon racing our hand-engineered cars down a variety of ramps to investigate which …

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KS1 Muddy Puddle Day

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