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

Skylarks class routines letter Y1 2019-2020

Skylarks class routines letter Y2 2019-2020

Routines in Skylarks Adults in Skylarks
PE Indoor — Friday Miss Bell
PE Outdoor — Monday Miss Dibb/Miss Marriott
Spellings — Monday Mrs Chavda
Times tables — Friday Mrs Titchmarsh
Mrs Hill
Mrs Martin

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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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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Puffins become ‘Game Masters’ for Eagles and Skylarks

Puffins have been learning ‘how to lead’  as part of their PE sessions and wanted to test out their skills. Eagles and Skylarks were the perfect candidates! The children in Puffins split into groups and created their own game/activity, specifically tailored for KS1 children. They had to decide which equipment to use, the set-up and …

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KS1 Homework – 27.01.20

Homework this week is Maths sheet 2. Please complete and return by next Monday. We would also like to welcome Miss Weir and Miss Walker, who are on teacher training placement from Leeds Beckett,  to the KS1 team. Miss Weir will be working in Skylarks until the 20th March and Miss Walker will be in …

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Skylarks’ 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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Skylarks Entry Point – All Dressed Up!

To start our new topic we transformed a piece of fabric using different joining techniques. We tried to make sure that on our fabric we had evidence of cutting, gluing, stapling, sticking, pinning and coiling. Can you see all the techniques?  

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Scientific Skylarks 

Grandma Bell had a problem…her cat kept jumping on her dining table and knocking over her water. She was worried that the liquid would ruin the table if it was left for too long. Unfortunately, Morrisons had soooo many choices of paper towel that she just didn’t know which to choose. She asked for my …

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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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Skylarks Exit Point-Kirkstall Abbey House

To conclude our topic ‘Hooray let’s go on Holiday’, we visited Kirkstall Abbey House Museum to learn more about seaside holidays. We had the opportunity to explore the museum, created a seaside donkey mask and took part in a workshop learning about seaside holidays in the past. We really enjoyed our trip.

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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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Skylarks – Memo for parents

Tomorrow children have been asked to bring in their favourite toy to school. We are going to be doing some descriptive sentences about them. Please nothing expensive, thank you.

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Skylarks Entry Point

As part of our new topic ‘Hooray! Let’s Go On Holiday’, we set up a travel agents and invited children in to act out different the roles. 

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Skylarks – Tag Rugby

As the Rugby World Cup is just around the corner we have decided to make Tag Rugby part of our outdoor PE sessions each week. Skylarks had their first taster session today, playing games that helped develop running, footwork and movement skills but without the bruises…well without as many bruises!  

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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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When you’re not quite ready to leave your current class…😭😩

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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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Eagles and Skylarks buddy up for PE

Eagles and Skylarks made the most of the glorious weather on Wednesday and joined up for a PE session outside, run by Miss Ingram and Mr Watters. It was great to see children working together from both classes. 

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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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