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Friday 7th May

Star of the Week: Alexa for not giving up when working on tricky and challenging maths problems this week.

VIP: Phoebe


Shade and Tone

First we painted a simple picture in dark tones. Then we added white paint and made lighter shades of the colours resulting in a lighter tone.

Friday 30th April


Star of the Week: Zoe for always taking great care with all of her work.

VIP: Bella

Outdoor Learning

We have all worked hard in our garden this week to make the most of the dry weather. We have emptied two compost bins of their crumbly soil and relocated them for a new start. 

We have planted potatoes, spinach and sweet peas.

Fun on our Forest School Swing

Beautiful Bluebells in our Wood

Construction Club

Friday 23rd April 


Star of the Week: Connor for working very carefully and precisely exploring 'tone' in Art.

VIP: Clover

Learning about St George's Day

Outdoor Circle Time

Looking at Colour Tones and Shades

Our Easter Egg Hunt

We have spent the last couple of weeks designing and making plant pots. We used the bottom part of a plastic bottle to make our plant pot. First of all we designed the animal that we would like our pot to be and then we decorated the bottle using paints and sticky back plastic. We learned about where house plants come from and we each chose a house plant for our plant pot.

We have designed and decorated our own Easter Eggs

Friday 26th March 

Star of the Week: Lucas for working so well and independently whilst designing and making his plant pot.

VIP: Josephine


Class Two Flower Bed

Having hopefully banished the burdock, Class 2 have planted 2 Rhododendrons in our herbaceous border. Any other contributions would be gratefully accepted.
Our apple, seed bird feeders have been a great success. We have had visits from robins, blue tits, blackbirds and even a woodpecker!

Friday 19th March

Star of the Week: Bella for a fantastic observational drawing of pussy willow in Outdoor Learning.

VIP: Ayaz

Signs of Spring

Making Bird Feeders

Friday 12th March

Star of the Week: Everyone in Class 2 for settling back into school so well and for having such a fantastic first week back.

VIP: Josh

It's great to be learning outdoors again!

Reindeer Rush

Friday 11th December

Star of the Week: Olek for growing in confidence and trying new things.

VIP: Leah

Friday 4th December

Star of the Week: Bella for working so creatively with clay.

VIP: Oscar (Year 2)

Our finished Diya Lamps

In Outdoor Learning this week we have revisited tree identification and looked at the outline and branch shapes of trees. Here are Oliver, Connor, Zoe and Sean's sketches.

Our Budding Gardeners

Sorting our food into food groups in Science

Friday 27th November

Star of the Week: Thalia for always being so cheerful and happy and for working so hard and enthusiastically.

VIP: Marlo

This week we painted our Diya Lamps with slip and then glazed them. They are now ready for the kiln.

Getting ready for Winter - Gardening

Friday 20th November

Star of the Week: Marlo for showing great enthusiasm, interest and knowledge in History.

VIP: Josephine


Making Diya lamps

Rangoli pattern with natural materials by Zoe and Jo-jo

Josh and Troy planning a garden area

Friday 13th November

Star of the Week: Phoebe for producing some beautiful creative work.

VIP: Ayaz

Remembrance Week


Making Poppies

Visit to the Cenotaph

We Will Remember Them

Outdoor Learning

In Outdoor Learning this week we have looked at the Forestry Commission logo, which represents deciduous and evergreen trees.

We have recorded the hours of daylight and discussed how this is getting shorter. We will continue to record the hours of daylight over the next few weeks and look at how it changes,

We have also done some observational sketches of our school grounds.

Friday 6th November

Star of the Week: Leah for working really hard this week and developing a positive attitude in class.

VIP: Kuba

Bonfire Night Poems

We focused on the celebration of Bonfire Night. We read the story 'Sparks in the Sky' and explored the experience of Bonfire Night using our five senses. We then wrote poems describing what we might see, hear, smell, feel and taste on Bonfire Night.

Friday 23rd October

Star of the Week: Rupert for trying so hard in all things and doing everything with a smile on his face.

VIP: Alexa

Planning our Apple and Blackberry Crumble

Making our Apple and Blackberry Crumble

Fun in Outdoor Learning

Friday 16th October

Star of the Week:  Oscar (Yr1) for showing great enthusiasm in all areas of learning, especially Science.

VIP: Kenny

Autumn Threading

We used the natural materials that we had collected to thread an Autumn themed sequenced pattern. We put the separate threadings together to make Autumn mobiles.

Seeded Initials Display

Friday 9th October

Star of the Week: Josh for having a great attitude in class this week.

VIP: Matilda

Headteacher's Lunchtime Award: Kuba


It's got acorns, seed heads and brown leaves. I made a berry and it fell down into my pond.



In my garden there is an acorn, a river, a mushroom, berries, a rosehip berry and a pine cone. I liked making my Autumn garden.



It's a forest. It's dead leaves because it's Autumn. I made some little red berries. The leaves are dead and brown.



I made a mushroom. I always find mushrooms in Autumn. There's an acorn, a big fruit tree, an apple, blackberries on every fruit tree. I have a golden lake. 


Friday 2nd October

Star of the Week:  Troy for working hard and producing lots of fantastic work.

VIP: Zoe

Headteacher's Lunchtime Award: Thalia

Collecting Signs of Autumn

In our Outdoor Learning this week we have looked for signs of Autumn. We have also started our minature Autumn Gardens.
We celebrated National Poetry Day by writing Autumn Poems inspired by things that we found in our wood. We then shared our poems with each other whist sat at the Pixie Circle.

Our Autumn Poems


I found a little stick.

I found it in the grass.

It feels soft and wet.

Will it change colour?

By Lucas


I found a dock leaf.

I found it in the grass.

It’s pink and green.

Can it grow smaller?

By Connor


I found a stick.

I found it near the bushes.

It’s large, brown, bumpy, hard and bouncy.

Will it grow into a bigger stick?

By Kenny


I found a leaf.

I found it in the dewy grass.

It looks like a flower.

How many animals live on it?

By Alexa


I found a flower.

I found it on the ground.

It’s purple and soft. It’s beautiful.

Does it smell?

By Thalia


I found a leaf.

I found it on the grass.

It’s brown and yellow. Some of the stalk is pink.

Will it grow bigger?

By Phoebe


I found a big leaf.

I found it in the grass.

It’s green and brown and got one hole.

Does it smell?

By Oscar B


I found a stick.

I found it in the grass.

It is shiny and bumpy.

Will it burn?

By Oscar N


I found a pretty leaf.

I found it on the grass.

It has lots of lines. It is green and yellow.

Will it turn all green?

By Oliver


I found a big acorn.

I found it on an oak tree.

It looks very green. It’s hard.

Will it grow?

By Kuba


I found a leaf.

I found it near the seedy things.

It’s like a flower.

Will it sting me?

By Clover


I found a really big stick.

It was big and brown and looks like a gun.

Has it snapped off a tree?

By Josh


I found a leaf.

I found it on the ground.

It’s soft and wet and brown.

Will it grow really big?

By Sean


I found a leaf.

It feels soft.

On the bottom it’s light green.

On the top it’s dark green.

It’s easy to rip.

Can I put it in my book?

By Troy


I found a dock leaf.

I pulled it out of the ground.

It’s green and red and it’s also got spots on the stalk.

When someone gets stung, will it make them better?

By Marlo


I found a leaf.

I found it on the grass.

It is beautiful and green. It is tall.

Is it a flower’s?

By Zoe


I found brown seeds.

I found them with the other seeds.

They are brown and tiny.

Will they go darker?

By Olek


I found an acorn.

I found it on a tree with a lot of their kind.

I has a brown line.

Will it grow?

By Tilly


I found a tiny stick.

I found it on the ground.

It’s brown and snapped.

Can I throw it away?

By Rupert


I found an oak tree leaf.

I found it near the oak tree.

It’s yellow like an autumn leaf.

Does it miss it’s friends on the oak tree?

By Leah


I found a dock leaf.

I found it where the nettles are.

It has brown dots on it. It’s green like grass.

Can it grow bigger?

By Bella

Friday 25th September

Star of the Week:  Kenny for always working hard and always having a great attitude to learning.

VIP: Oscar (Year 2 )

Headteacher's Lunchtime Award: Alexa

This week's Outdoor Learning
We collected seeds and used them to decorate the initial letters of our names.
We peeled apples, cut them in half and found the seeds.
We had so much fun on our Woodland Day. We made our own charcoal on the fire and then used the charcoal to draw pictures on to material. We looked for clues in the wood to help us identify the animals that might live there. We also went on a minibeast hunt. Finally we made models out of clay of some of the creatures that live in our wood. What a great day!

Friday 18th September 

Star of the Week:  Tilly for amazing and detailed art work.

VIP: Connor

Tilly's Starfish

Look what we've grown!

We have continued to look at identifying plants and this week we have examined tree barks.

We have picked more blackberries, gathered apples and, with great excitement, discovered our potatoes.

Friday 11th Sept

Star of the Week: Sean - for settling in so well and working so hard with great enthusiasm.

VIP: Oliver

Headteacher's lunchtime award: Jack

Outdoor Learning

We have been looking at plant identification through leaves and seeds. In particular we have looked at acorns and blackberries. 

We made purple paint with blackberries and made green paint with leaves to paint our flowers. Flowers are another way to identify plants.

Our Letters and Pictures

We have been working alongside Windermere Health Centre to write letters to people in our community who may be feeling lonely and missing loved ones at this time. We hope that our letters and pictures will make them smile.
Home Learning Section
Work for w/b 13/6/20
Work for w/b 6/7/20
Work for w/b 29/6/20

Hello Everybody!

Wellness Week - w/b 22/6/20


We are going to do things a little differently this week. With all that is going on I feel that it is important  to remember the children's emotional well being. I would like to focus on the children's well being this week. Please find below a selection of activities for you and your child to choose from. Please look through the activities and decide with your child which activities you would like to do together. I also realise how important friendship is at this time  and that the children will be missing each other. So if the children would like to draw or write a message to the rest of the class, you can scan or take a photo of it and e mail it to me at  . I will then put these on our class page on the school website so that we can all see each other's drawings and messages. Have a lovely week and enjoy the activities.

Work for week beginning 15/6/20
Work for week beginning 8/6/20

Hello again everyone!

I hope that you've all had a lovely half term week and are managing to enjoy the sunshine. I am going to start adding work on a weekly basis to further support your learning at home. The work will be there for you at the beginning of each new week. There will be Maths and English work for you to have a go at each day. Try and do at least some of it each day as it will really help you when you come back to school. You're all doing so well! smiley

Work for week beginning 1/6/20

Hello everyone,

I hope that you are all keeping safe and well. I have added some new activities for you to try. As with all the work that has been set there is no pressure to do all of the activities, just do what you can manage. There are three sets of work. One set has activities for both Year 1 and Year 2 children. In this set there is a hometalk powerpoint, please do the activities from this powerpoint that are for your child's age range. Unfortunately I had to put the whole powerpoint on because otherwise the links to video clips etc would not work. The other two sets have maths activities appropriate for Year 1 children and Maths activities appropriate for Year 2 children. Once again thank you for all that you are doing at home with your children.


Just for fun

Hello Class Two

I hope that you are all ok and keeping safe and well. I miss you very much and think about you all everyday. I hope that you are managing to have some fun with the activities that I have set you already and are managing to keep learning. A little bit of school work each day that you should be at school will help you a lot. Don't give up - keep going! smiley 


Hello Class Two Parents

Thank you so much for all that you are doing with your children at home - you really are making a difference and I appreciate so much all that you are doing. I fully understand that learning at home is completely different from learning at school, if you can manage a little bit each school day that would be amazing. Please believe that you are doing a brilliant job! 


Please find below a list of activities. As with the last set of activities, there is no rush or pressure to complete all of them. Please work at your child's own pace. The activities can be done in any order you and your child choose. 


  • Create your own Superhero. What is their name? What is their super power?                            Draw a comic strip story with your Superhero in it.
  • Write a rainbow colour poem using the colours of the rainbow, e.g                                               Red is the colour of ripe, rosy apples.                                                                                         Orange is the colour of the beautiful summer sunset     etc                                                      Remember to use adjectives.
  • Write a letter to a school friend, telling them some of the things that you have been doing since you last saw them.
  • Design a t-shirt for Mrs Shirra to wear.
  • Design a flag for your family and home.
  • Make a musical instrument with things that you can find around your home.
  • Make up your own 'Wake and Shake' routine. Practice it so that you can teach it to the rest of the class when we're back at school. 
  • Year One children: How many 2D shapes can you find around your house? Draw and name them.
  • Year Two Children: How many 3D shapes can you find around your house?  Draw and name them.
  • Draw a set of stepping stones to show:  Counting in 10's to 100                                                                                                                 Counting in 5's to 100                                                                                                                 Counting in 2's to 50                                                                                                                   Counting in 3's to 36 (YR2 children only) 
  • Draw 3 squares. Split the first square into  halves. Colour each half a different colour. Split the second square into quarters. Colour each quarter a different colour. Split the third square into thirds. Colour each third a different colour.   
  • Make a list of things that you estimate are 2 metres long.                                                  
  • Make a list of things that you estimate are 2 metres high.


Websites that you may find useful;





Professor Bubbleworks Science Workshop

Visit to Lakeland Farm Visitor Centre

Pyjama Drama road safety workshop

Investigating food chains in Science


Dissecting and labelling the parts of a flower

Exploring the changes that take place when ice melts

Visit from local vet Alex

A warm welcome to our stick insects

We are ready and excited to start 2019. We have thought about our favourite memories from 2018 and what we are looking forward to most in 2019.

Facts about our favourite animals

Making Habitats

Autumn Wreath Art

Class 2  2017/18

Watching Springwatch Wild Academy inspired us to make  our own bird feeders using recycled plastic.  There are now some very happy birds around Goodly Dale School! 

Mischief and Mayhem Peter Rabbit Exhibition at Rheged

Exploring different materials to make houses for the 'Three Little Pigs' in science.