Christmas Crafts event

Thank you to all the families and friends of Siddal who came along to our annual Christmas Crafts event. Everyone had a wonderful time creating fantastic festive things to take home and enjoy. A special thank you to all the staff who gave up their Saturday morning to make this event possible. Mrs Howarth



Looking after Stanley

To finish off our numeracy topic on money the class were set a challenge.

The children had to think of what was required to look after a dog and work out the costing for a whole year. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed asking questions and working out the cost of keeping Stanley the pug fit and well.



Media Museum- Cottingley Fairies

We had a great time in Bradford today at the Media Museum. We learnt about an amazing story told by two little girls who loved fairies- they tried their very best to convince their families that fairies were real, they even took photos of fairies they had created by tracing pictures from books.

We also had time to visit all the exhibitions.

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Friendship Circle!


Rhino class handed around two apples which represented two people’s hearts.

To the first apple each child said a compliment or a quality you need, in order to be a good friend.

To the second apple each child only said insults or qualities that would make you a bad friend or a bully.

We then cut both apples up to see how words can affect us on the inside. The children were very shocked to see that the second apple (the one we had been mean to) was extremely bruised and brown. The children said this apple was “broken!” We compared this to the first apple (the one we had been kind to) and saw that this apple was perfectly healthy.

This lead to a great discussion on the importance of friendship and the qualities of friendship


This week Rhino class have been working exceptionally hard in Literacy. Each child has chosen and then researched an entrepreneur to create their very own biographies. These include biographies of entrepreneurs such as; Simon Cowell, David Walliams and Deborah Meaden.

The children then developed their computer skills by typing up their final drafts onto laptops.


Your Town, Your Rules!

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Over the past 2 weeks in geography the children have been looking closely at maps of Siddal and the different amenities available to the residents. The children then worked together to create their own fictional town on a map and included the amenities that they felt were the most important.

Young Entrepreneurs

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As part of our IPC topic on Young Entrepreneurs we have been looking at different products and how they are advertised. We have been using persuasive language to create our own adverts and slogans to entice readers to buy a number of well know products.


Toothbrushing time in Early Years

This morning we had a very special visitor, Viv. She came in to talk to us about our teeth and how it is very important to look after them. We all worked very hard answering lots of questions and did some really good listening. We even had the chance to pretend to be a dentist and look into each other’s mouths.


Everybody needs to remember to brush their teeth in the morning and at night time before bed.


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After dinner we brushed our teeth. We had lots of fun!

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Diwali Celebrations

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In Early Years, we have had lots of fun learning about Diwali. We have read The story of Rama and Sita and we have watched videos of  a girl preparing and celebrating Diwali with her family. Two children in Early Years very kindly  brought in some Diwali treats for everybody to try. They were very yummy!


Leaves, leaves and more leaves!

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Early years have loved exploring the leaves that have fallen from the trees around school this week. We worked together to collect the leaves using the wheelbarrows and brushes. We then enjoyed throwing leaves up in the air and seeing how high they would go and letting them fall back onto our heads. Some children even made ‘leaf angels’ in the leaves.

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