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The positive power of decision making.

The positive power of decision making.

We spent a lovely assembly thinking and sharing decisions we would want to make during the day that would not only keep us safe, but make us happy when we noticed ourselves doing them. My favourite was 'I am going to sit on my chair properly.' as who would have...

Quizmaster

Quizmaster

We've been trying something a little new- Quizmaster. To support the children really recognise their own qualities and abilities as learners, we are finding moments and episodes where children can run their own learning sessions. We have done it for spelling and...

Our focus on vocabulary.

Our focus on vocabulary.

As part of our lockdown recovery curriculum, we have ensured the focus on words and developing vocabulary has not diminished. Several parents have shared the word lists they developed whilst at home with their children and today, we shared and discussed the words we...

Our first day in our bubble!

Our first day in our bubble!

Welcome back everyone! It was amazing to be able to welcome the children back today. Being able to come back to familiar faces and a familiar environment made the new ways of doing things much easier to get to grips with. I feel really sorry for anyone (adult or...

Our 2 favourite things: Maths meets Vocabulary

Our 2 favourite things: Maths meets Vocabulary

What a great maths session we've just had! While the nation feels like it is on the brink, Year 2 at Haytor View have got fully stuck in to exploring which of their mathematical models are most efficient in supporting their thinking around 2 digit addition. They are...

The Circus came to town!

The Circus came to town!

What a truly amazing experience we all had today! Johnny and Lucas came to the school to run circus skills workshops with all the classes and, at the end of the day, put on a performance for the whole school. I have never, ever seen so much enthusiasm, excitement and...

What a lovely sight.

What a lovely sight.

Stay and Play  Our Tuesdays and Thursdays, we hope children and parents can join our Stay and Play sessions. These sessions are designed to give parents and children some quality time together, whilst also giving time for us adults to get to know each other and chat...

Life Education Bus Visit

Life Education Bus Visit

On Wednesday, the children in KS1 had the opportunity to visit the Life Education Bus. Inside the bus, Helen led the children through different activities (with a little help from Harold the Giraffe!) all about staying healthy and happy. In Year 1 the children...

What a great way to finish our half term!

What a great way to finish our half term!

Today was pretty special. At the end of each week, we come together and reflect on our week together and choose someone to take the 'Star Learner' trophy home for a weekend. As it is the end of term, we had a 'Star Learner for the term' instead. It was wonderful to be...

Summarising our Bug Club reading books.

Summarising our Bug Club reading books.

The final element when we have read a book is to summarise it. We used our creative project time today to give the children a bit of extra time to explore different ways to summarise their books. What they came up with was amazing! The children drew on much of the...