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Langold Dyscarr Community School

“A Chance to Shine' and 'Dare to Bee Different”

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Welcome back everyone! We have had such a fantastic first week back with lots of exciting learning taking place both inside and outside. Welcome to all our new F1s who have settled in lovely and are already getting familiar with our routines. It feels like you have been here forever!

Our F2 new starter assembly was fantastic and Mrs P and I were very proud of you. Thank you to everyone for coming and celebrating your child's new venture.

Our topic is 'Ourselves' and we have had some lovely story boxes already and we have many more waiting to be shared with their new friends. Don't worry if you haven't brought one in yet because we are doing them over the next few weeks so there is no rush.

At home could you practise writing your child's name with them. When they are confident with their first name then practise their surname. Encourage them to hold their pencil correctly and form their letters using the correct formation.

Our trip to Sundown Adventure Land is on Monday 15th September so can you ensure that the form and money are handed in at school.

Next week we are labelling our body and listening for the initial sounds in the words. In numeracy we are counting different objects and then finding the matching number. In topic, Miss Frisby has bought lots of different foods to taste because we are learning about our senses.

It's going to be a fantastic week!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and have a word with us.

Below are lots of photos of our first week.smiley

Look how much fun we had!


Next week we are going to the shops to buy some fruit to taste. We are looking at foods that are healthy and why we need to eat them and we will be visiting Langold shops to buy our fruit  on Tuesday 16th September.

We have been making texture hands today. We talked about what we used our hands for and then we felt different types of materials and talked about what they felt like. One of our friends said the sandpaper was rough and another said the cotton wool was soft. We had lots of fun bursting the bubbles on the bubble wrap!

F2s had their first PE lesson and we talked about why we need to warm up before exercise. We moved around the hall like different animals and then played the hoop game where we had to jump in a coloured hoop when Miss Frisby shouted a certain colour! Tomorrow is gymnastics and it is the first time we have done it so it's going to be lots of fun!

Today we drew around one of our friends and then labelled the body. We thought about the initial sounds in the words and used our robot arms to chop up the whole word.

We also had gymnastics and we went to the zoo! We had to move like different animals. So we slithered likes snakes, stomped like elephants and then walk backwards like crabs. It was lots of fun!smiley

Today we have been learning about 'taste buds' and we have tried different foods. We have talked about whether they were sweet, sour, salty or bitter. The faces they pulled when they tried the lemon was very funny but it was all forgotten when they tried the sweet chocolate! 

Caterpillar Music was so much fun and we did lots of activities linked to our topic. First we talked about emotions and we pulled different faces. Then we introduced our self to the rabbit by singing our name. We had to walk along the coloured buckets and Ali gave us different instructions to follow when we stood on each bucket. It really tested our listening and attention skills! Lastly we played with the musical instruments and experimented with the different sounds that they made. We finished off with the bubbles. What a fabulous session! frown

Ask your child what they enjoyed the most.

Today we carried on looking at our senses and we talked about our sense of smell. Miss Frisby had four cups that contained different things and we had to smell them and guess what was inside. Look at our faces because we didn't like the one that contained raw onions! sad

We have had such a fun day at Sundown! We went around Story Book Village and retold lots of stories. Miss Frisby couldn't blow down the Three Little Pig's house that was made of bricks. sad

Lots of the children went into the prison in the witch's house. But don't worry they managed to escape.

Lollipoppet castle smelt of lovely sweets and we got really wet on the Jolly Pirate Boat Ride. We had lots of fun coming down the fast slides at Crash Landings in door play area and even more fun in the Angry Birds Play Area. Lots of children were so tired that they fell asleep on the bus. I think they will sleep tonight! no

We were learning about lists today and so we wrote one together for our visit to the shop. Miss Frisby said that we were going to buy some fruit because we are thinking about healthy eating. We decided on the fruit that we would buy and wrote our list. We thought about the initial sound of each word and chopped up the rest of the word to hear all the sounds. We also remembered our bullet points. Ask me to show you the action!

We walked past the chemist and we knew that we wouldn't find any fruit inside there although one of our friends told us that you could get medicine if we were poorly!

We are going to eat our fruit tomorrow afternoon. Yummy!

Today we tasted the fruit that we had bought from the local shops. Mrs P and I were super proud because every single one of you tried every piece of fruit. The inside of your body is going to sparkle!
Today we finished looking at our 'all about me' boxes. It was lovely to see what things were special to you and we feel like we know you so much better! smiley

Mr Hardy came in to Foundation today and worked with F1 and F2. We talked about it being 'good to be me.'

We sang lots of songs and had a very good time as we always do with Mr Hardy!

Today in PE we made shapes with our bodies. Can you guess what shapes we are?

Today Miss Frisby and Mrs P set up the water world channelling set. The children had so much fun becoming mini engineers as they experimented and explored the different challenges that were set. They loved rolling the marbles down the pipes. Some children liked to see the marble run down the whole length of the pipes while other children liked to stop it half way.

Marbles were replaced in the afternoon with plastic balls which were just as much fun. Maybe tomorrow we'll have water in it or even toy cars! 

Today we had a GREAT DAY! Ask us about it. Lots of our busy bees buzzed onto the 'great day' flower and the children received a prize. Keep it up and let tomorrow be a GREAT DAY!nono

On Friday it was European Day of Languages and in Foundation we decided to be Italy. We learnt some Italian phrases like 'ciao' for 'hello' and 'arrivederci' for goodbye and we also learnt to count to ten. We tasted mozzarella cheese which some of us weren't too keen to try but quite enjoyed it! Mrs P showed us how to make a cheat ice cream with condensed milk, double cream and raspberry juice (Which was from the raspberries in her garden!) She whisked so hard that she broke Mr P's whisk. sadThe ice cream was delicious and was defiantly a hit! Look on the school website to see what other classes did as part of the day.

This week we have been reading the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. In the small world lots of our friends have been retelling the story using the stick puppets. In the sand we have been making porridge for Goldilocks to eat and in the water lots of porridge was mixed into the water and the children were enjoying spooning it into the large, medium and small bowls. There have been some beautiful pictures painted of all the characters in the story. Miss Frisby and Mrs P really enjoyed looking at them. We have lots of budding artists in our Foundation Unit.

Outside the children had the most  fun mark making in the porridge mixed with water!

Next week we are carrying on our learning using the story of Goldilocks and we will be acting it out on the stage outside and in numeracy we will be looking at one less than.

Yesterday Mrs Bacon came in and helped us make chocolate rice crispie cakes. Every week different children will get an opportunity to make something for their friends. There was lots of mixing and lots of tasting afterwards!
In gymnastics on Tuesday we learnt lots of new skills. We can now put ourselves in different positions like the stretch, pike, tuck, and the straddle. We put the beanbag between our toes and did a 'rocking in pike.' We have lovely gymnast's toes, ask me to show them to you!

On Thursday we made porridge because we wanted to see what Goldilocks loved so much. Some of us weren't sure whether we would like it but with a little bit of syrup on, it went down a treat!

Lots of you have been telling your Mummies and Daddies  that you like it which is good because we know that it is really healthy. Good choice Foundation!

Special mentions was amazing and we were so proud of our children. It is so hard to choose because you are all wonderful and always want to have a 'great day!' Keeping trying hard and it could be you next time! no