Christmas Dinner

Today was Christmas Dinner. First of all, the children had crackers to open and then sang along to Christmas songs whilst they ate. The children really enjoyed themselves and are now really excited for the holidays.

Christmas Fair

On Thursday, we had our annual Christmas Fair. As part of our class stall, we decorated baubles and made hot chocolate reindeers. As a school, we raised over £1100. Thank you to everyone that contributed.

Year 1 are performers!

This week, we have been performing our school nativity. The children have loved wearing their costumes and singing Christmas songs. We all have worked really hard and the performances have been a huge success. Thank you to everyone who came to watch and we hope you enjoyed the show.

Multi-skills at Barnsley College

This week, Year 1 and 2 visited Barnsley College for the morning. Here we did lots of games which involved throwing, rolling, running, jumping and catching. All the games involved performing the skills accurately and from different distances. The children had a lot of fun and learnt lots of new skills.

Year 1 are gymnasts!

Today in indoor PE, the children focussed on recognising and creating different body shapes. First of all, the children copied different body shapes (these included: tuck, pencil, star, straddle, pike, bridge, surfer and dish) then the children made their own routines using shapes they had copied and shapes they had created on their own.

Children in Need

BBC Children in Need exists to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Their vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential.

BBC Children in Need is currently supporting over 2,800 projects in communities across the UK that are helping children and young people facing a range of disadvantages such as living in poverty, being disabled or ill, or experiencing distress, neglect or trauma. In the last grant year alone, support has helped change the lives of over 589,000 disadvantaged children and young people, right here in the UK.

Today, our children dressed up and brought in a voluntary contribution which will all be set off to Pudsey and his team. We raised a fantastic £202.10 so thank you to everybody that contributed.

Special Visitor

Ahead of Children in Need, Kexborough Primary had a special visitor today… Pudsey the bear himself! He came into our assembly then he visited us in class afterwards to take some pictures. Have a look below to see them.  

Year 1 Athletics

In outdoor PE this half term, we are focusing on athletics. This week, Mr Rodgers has been focusing on travelling at different speeds: walking, marching, jogging and running. Afterwards, we got into our coloured teams and practiced those skills whilst racing each other.

Bubble Science for World Science Day

Bubble print

On the 10th November it is World Science Day. To mark the occasion, Year 1 have been making bubble print pictures. We mixed water, washing up liquid and paint together. Then we used straws to blow into the mixture and then we placed a piece of paper on top to create our bubble prints. Throughout the process, we discussed why the bubbles kept getting bigger and what would happen if we placed the paper on top. Have a look below to see us in action.  

Sharing is caring

In RE this half term, we have been looking at the concept of caring for others. Today, we focused on Sikhism. This is because in every Sikh temple there is a Langar which is a free kitchen. We learnt about when people go to the Langar they get free food and is run by volunteers. We also discussed why they only made vegetarian food at the Langar and why it is a kind thing to do.

Properties of Materials

In Science, we have been looking at every day materials and their properties. During the lesson, we discussed what materials were and what all the properties meant. The children then had to look for certain properties and write down a material that had that property. The children worked hard and were able to name more than one material for each of the properties.