Christmas Door Afternoon!

On the afternoon of 2nd December, all classes across school took part in our Christmas Door Decorating Afternoon. All the children (and staff!) had a fantastically festive afternoon, listening to Christmas songs and making decorations to display on their classroom doors. The end results look amazing and have definitely made Kexborough Primary look a little more festive!

A big thankyou to all the staff and children for their hard work and ambitious designs!

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Spots and dots

We have read a book called ‘The Dot’ – it’s about a girl who learns the value of marks on paper, even dots. We have taken inspiration from the book to paint and print our own dot pictures. Simple dots can create so much joy.
We have also looked at Kandinsky’s ‘concentric circles’ – more dots and circles – and we have created our own using watercolour paints.

We’re going on a Bear Hunt

We have read ‘we’re going on a bear hunt’ several times to understand the pattern in the story. We have used the pattern to write our own verse. When we were in the jungle, we chose animal noises – the tweet of the birds and the chomp of the animals eating.

Pattern everywhere!

We have been learning about different patterns; we have been describing, creating and extending patterns.

But of course, we have been learning that you can hear pattern too. We have been reading ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’ and noticed the pattern in language.

Why do we all know this story? Because of pattern!

Watch the author Michael Rosen perform the story on youtube.

Our house

I love this house that was built by a group of children this morning. They used the sides of the board and shelves as walls so they only needed to build two more. I particularly liked how they collaborated well to build together.


Nothing impresses me more in class than the wonderful models the children build. I know I don’t have the imagination to create such original models! More often than not, the children build in teams and to see them sharing ideas and playing cooperatively really makes me smile as it’s such an important part of their development.

Chronicle photo

This is the photo that will appear in the Chronicle -Darton edition which will be out soon. However, you can purchase the mounted print for yourself for £5. Please drop into the office if you’d like to order one.