Dragonflies (Reception)

Mrs Ramanandi

Finger lickin’; lip smackin’ fish and chip treat

Everyone in Dragonflies was excited at lunchtime today. Their classroom was changed into a fish and chip cafe at lunchtime. Mrs Hanratty and the school lunch team had organised a special seaside treat for them. Fish and chips in carry out boxes were brought into the...

Early Years Dance for School Games Day

The early years children and staff put on a great dance performance to open the school games for KS1 and KS2. The atmosphere was brilliant with everyone watching and joining in! I think we were able to keep most of the rain away with our super singing of "we're off to...

Happy Eid!

Today we have been learning about Eid, the celebration of ending the Ramadan fast. We looked at pictures of people celebrating Eid from all around the world and we talked about the different ways Muslims celebrate it. We had our own fun by dressing up in our best...

Eid Mubarak

Reception children had a great time today learning about Eid. They looked at photos of the celebration from around the world. They quickly learned about how children can join in with all the fun things; dressing up in your best clothes, eating delicious food with...

Pirate Ship Ahoy! Science Fayre for Dragonflies and Ladybirds

Children in the Dragonflies and Ladybirds all had fun on Wednesday. The had been planning and making their own boats. Mams, dads and special people could come to watch a scientific test of the boats. The boats were 'tested to destruction' by putting pirates on...

Summer is here!

The children in Dragonflies have been outdoors enjoying the warm weather this week. They have been finding out about life on a pirate island. You have to find your own food and drink. Build a fire and light it. Write a message to put into a bottle. Then there's a show...

Boat-building in the Dragonflies

Dragonflies have been working hard with Mrs Cole this afternoon, making boats in preparation for the Science Fayre next week. The children have collected recyclable materials from home to make their boats and will be testing them out next Wednesday. Good luck...

Dragonflies Arggh-tists!

Our pirate topic is getting underway. This week there have been some great pirate related activities for everyone to try. Here are Mrs Cole and Mrs Hopkins's 2 favourites. Painting parrot coloured feathers using the drawing inks and making pirate maps. 

Election excitement

The children elected their own Special Person in the Dragonflies Class this morning. All the candidates names were there for everyone to read. Everyone then had to put an X beside the name of their choice. Then the voting slips had to be folded up and put in the...

Dragonflies’ Election Day

On Thursday Dragonflies will be joining in with mams and dads who go to the polls by having an election of their own. 4 candidates are standing and there will be voting and polling cards. The winning candidate will be Thursday's Special Person. The successful...

Wood you believe it? A gift from the National Trust!

We would like to say a huge thank you to Helen McDonald who works for the National Trust as Head Ranger at Gibside. I contacted Helen as I had spotted some fantastic logs being chopped down at Gibside and I thought to myself how much the children would enjoy them in...

Dragonflies go fossil hunting at the museum

Friday morning was very exciting for the Dragonflies. It was the day of the trip to the 'Dinosaur Museum'. Getting on the bus for the day of fun dinosaur activities was exciting enough, but the museum itself was an marvelous adventure. There was dressing up, fossil...

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