We will share photographs of the weekly cup winners and who Deano our class dinosaur is spending the weekend
Deano had a lovely time with Edith keeping cool in the pool and walking in the woods. Deano was a bit scared and worried about feeding the geese but loved climbing on the logs. He also loved making an erupting volcano with Edith.
Mrs Dawes is our Sparrow Class cup winner this week. As you know Mrs Dawes is reducing her hours and returning to Doves class in September. Mrs Dawes is amazing at everything she does, she is always helping and caring for all the children and me and supporting them with their learning. This is only a fraction of what she does for Sparrow Class and she will be greatly missed. Thank you Mrs Dawes!
Congratulations Cal you are our Ace Adder this week. You are brilliant at working out number sentences and are now starting to solve some of the trickier ones. Well done Cal, we are so proud of you!
Many congratulations Sebastian you are the Sparrow Class cup winner this week. I cannot believe you haven't had the cup already because you are always ready to learn and so enthusiastic about all the activities. You shine in all areas of learning; you are a whizz with numbers, your reading is getting so good and your writing amazing. Well done Sebastian we are so proud of you and love having you in Sparrow Class!
Well done Charlie you are the Sparrow Class Ace Adder this week. You are flying through the levels and are right at the finish line now getting ready for Mega Multipliers.
Many congratulations to Libby for winning the Sparrow Class cup this week. Libby won the cup for her positive attitude to Sports Day and for her amazing speed when racing. Libby loved the afternoon and was really enthusiastic towards all the events and was cheering on all her teammates. Well done Libby!
Deano had a fantastic weekend with Ben. They enjoyed a trip to the park, a super slide and a trip to the farm. Ben also took Deano to the cricket and they enjoyed a snack of toast before being tucked up in bed.
Many congratulations Ben, you are our Sparrow class cup winner this week. We love having Ben in Sparrow Class because he always has a joke to share or fills our buckets with his infectious smile. He has now become so much more independent in his learning and he is writing some wonderful sentences such as his one this week about how he could see a fish in Billy's bucket. You are working so hard Ben, well done!
You are amazing Darcy and have now completed Ace Adders - Congratulations! You have made us so proud with how you have persisted with the challenge even when you have found it difficult. Well done Darcy!
Deano had the best time with Darcy over the weekend, it was so good that Darcy even wrote a book about their adventures. As you can see Deano got to go to football with Darcy and then later they met up with a Storm Trooper at the car boot sale. Deano also joined Darcy at swimming and on an adventure into a deep dark cave. Thank you Darcy for taking such great care of Deano and for your amazing book.
Congratulations Mary you are the Sparrow Class cup winner this week. You are always such a superstar in our collective worship times; you think so deeply about things and share your insights with us all. You are also working really hard with your reading, writing and number work and we love how you challenge yourself to do a little better each time. Well done Mary, we are lucky to have you in Sparrow Class!
Well done Edith you are our Ace Adder this week. You are now working much more independently to complete the number sentences. Keep going Edith!
Indi and Deano have had a super busy weekend. On Friday Indi's nephew Mason came to stay for the weekend. On Saturday morning they all went shopping and they played in the garden in the afternoon. On Sunday morning they had a wonderful time at cricket training with Cal and lots of other friends. What a super fun, busy time. Thank you Indi!
Congratulations Millie you are the Sparrow Class cup winner this week. Millie has won the cup for her constant commitment to learning. Millie is always trying to improve and this has been seen in her writing, reading and number work. We can often find Millie with friends making up wonderful stories in the role play area or using the resources to create something amazing. It has been lovely to see Millie become so much more resilient when faced with a challenge. Her smile lights up Sparrow Class and her giggle is infectious. Well done Millie!
Well done Oliver you are our Ace Adder this week. You are now working independently adding numbers in your head or using your fingers. Keep going Oliver!
Many congratulations Etta, you are the Sparrow class cup winner this week. You have won the cup for so many reasons .... You have worked so hard with your Australian animal riddles this week you have also been fantastic with the fractions and time work we have done. You are doing brilliantly with the Mega Multiplier levels and you seem to really persist even when faced with a difficult challenge. You add so much to our class Etta with your performances, kind and thoughtful insights and your wonderful smile. Well done Etta!
Congratulations Ava you are the Sparrow Class Ace Adder this week. You have won the award for all the wonderful number work you have been doing and how quickly you are making your way through the levels.
Jack and Deano had a wonderful weekend together. They had great fun at the park and climbing trees with friends.
Congratulations Frankie you are the Sparrow Class cup winner this week. You have won the cup for your wonderful skeleton drawings and labelling on the magnetic boards and for your fantastic setting of the clocks to the hour and now to half past the hour and for playing so nicely with your friends after constructing a wonderful marble run. Well done Frankie!
Well done Jasper you are our Ace Adder this week and that's because you have now completed it and that's a fantastic achievement for a Reception child. Mega Multipliers next week Jasper - Congratulations!
Deano had a very busy but brilliant weekend with Frankie helping him get ready to move to his new house. He got to share in a treat of fish and chips in their new house and even walk up the walls! Frankie even took Deano with him to meet up with Gran in Essex. Thank you Frankie, Deano has had a great time.
Congratulations Mason we are very proud to announce you are the Sparrow Class cup winner this week. Mason has put in so much effort recently with all his learning and this is really showing with his amazing reading, fantastic maths and his hugely improving handwriting. You are a superstar Mason, we couldn't ask for a better role model for the other children. Thank you Mason we are lucky to have you in Sparrow Class.
Well done Georgia - last week our cup winner and this week our Ace Adder. Georgia is very quick at working through the questions and can often be found writing and solving number sentences on a whiteboard. Keep up the great work Georgia!
Rafferty took wonderful care of Deano over the weekend. Although the weekend was a bit of a washout Rafferty and Deano made a super den and visited the library. Deano also got to be there when Rafferty lost his first tooth.
Many, many congratulations Georgia, you are the Sparrow Class cup winner this week. Georgia has won the cup for her constant enthusiasm to try new activities and not give up when at first she finds them tricky whether this be with her number work, writing, on the bikes or with a cricket bat. You are such a kind, caring and thoughtful little girl Georgia, we feel very lucky to have you in Sparrow Class.
Well done Caelan you are our Ace Adder this week. You have astounded us with your knowledge of doubles and joining in with the Year 1 learning. Fantastic work!
Deano had a brilliant weekend with Libby. They went to the airport and really enjoyed watching the planes take of and land. Thank you for taking such good care of Deano Libby he loved spending time with you.
Many congratulations Kye you are the Sparrow Class cup winner this week. You have such a wonderful attitude to all the activities and it has been wonderful to see you persevere and succeed with learning your letter sounds and now seeing you use them with your reading. We also love you sharing your super Sonic speed with us.
Well done Ben you are the Sparrow Class Ace Adder this week. Mrs Dawes was so shocked with how quickly you completed the question sheet. Congratulations!
Deano started his weekend with Alicia with a yummy slush puppy, playing on the trampoline, having a bath and enjoying lots of cuddles. Deano and Alicia then enjoyed eating sausages from the BBQ. They helped Mum make a cake and enjoyed watching Star Wars while they waited for their Sunday lunch to cook. Thank you Alicia, Deano has loved spending time with you.
Congratulations Rafferty you are the Sparrow Class Cup winner this week. You have won the cup for so many reasons and could win it over and over again. You are such a thoughtful, kind and caring boy always considering your friends and class mates. This week in particular you have been showing us your wonderful money skills and your writing about fish has been informative and amazing. Thank you Rafferty for being brilliant you!
Well done Libby you are our Ace Adder this week. You are starting to work more independently through the questions using the numicon to help you add.
Deano had a wonderful time with Cal over the Easter break. They ate lots of Easter eggs, watched as Cal had some new grass put down and went to cricket training. They also spent a lovely day eating chips and ice-cream at Matlock Bath. Deano also helped Cal and Hannah look for frogs at Ra Ra's house. Thank you Cal for taking such good care of Deano.
Deano enjoyed a wonderful weekend with Georgia. He really enjoyed his walk, visiting the shop, balancing on the post box, finding lots of signs of Spring and being pushed on the swing by Georgia at the park. Deano and Georgia also helped Dad with some plumbing. Thank you Georgia.
Well done Frankie you are the Sparrow Class Ace Adder this week. You are working really hard to complete the number sentences independently using the Numicon.
Many, many congratulations to Ava our Sparrow Class cup winner this week. Ava could win the cup every week for her wonderful attitude to learning and for her lovely caring and thoughtful nature. Ava ensures she is always doing the right thing and always keeps a close eye on others to check they are okay and to see if she can help them. We love how Ava challenges herself and always wants to do that little bit more. Well done Ava we are so lucky to have you in Sparrow Class.
Well done Georgia you are the Sparrow Class Ace Adder this week. You have won the award for how you work quickly and carefully through the questions adding using your head or fingers. You are zipping through the levels Georgia congratulations!
Deano enjoyed a wonderful weekend with Mason. They had a lovely time at Belper River Gardens and then looked after Mum on Mother's Day. Thank you Mason, Deano had a great time.
Many congratulations Edith you are our Sparrow Class cup winner this week. I have seen how hard you have worked during the lockdown and all the wonderful work you have produced. Now you have returned we have all got to see just how hard you are trying with everything and how much more independent you are - Well done Edith! Also your kindness and thoughtfulness are just such wonderful qualities to have in our class you spread light with your smile and words. We love you Edith!
Barney is our Ace Adder this week - congratulations Barney! We are so proud of how hard Barney is working in all areas but is an absolute superstar with his addition and subtraction. Well done Barney!
Over the weekend Indi and Deano helped Indi's Mum clean the car. They cleaned inside with a cloth and the outside with a special hose with a brush attached. They both got a little wet but had lots of fun. Deano enjoyed his time with you Indi, thank you.
Felicity took great care of Deano over the weekend. They both enjoyed lemon curd sandwiches and chocolate dippers for dinner, they made dinosaur plates and zebras and Felicity made him a very comfy bed to sleep in. Thank you Felicity.
Deano had a wonderful half term break with Layla. They have enjoyed walks and geo-caching and eating whilst out and about. Deano very cheekily ate Layla's sandwiches when they went to the woods. Thank you Layla, Deano had a wonderful time.
Many congratulations to William our Sparrow Class cup winner this week. William could win the cup every week for the wonderful work he produces in literacy, numeracy and with his reading. William is writing stories with the Year 1's and is already working through Mega Multipliers. He is such a kind, happy and thoughtful boy who loves to share his knowledge with others. We are so very proud of you William and are so glad to have you in Sparrow Class.
Well done Millie you are our Ace Adder this week. You work quickly through the questions working some out in your head and some using the Numicon and correctly write the answer. Congratulations!
Deano had a wonderful time with Lily. They went on a walk and got really muddy and played Barbies together. Lily took great care of Deano and ensured that he was warm and snuggled at night in this cold weather. Deano is hoping to come another weekend Lily, thank you.
Congratulations Jasper you are the Sparrow Class cup winner this week. During our special week focusing on Children's Mental Health and the theme of expressing yourself it has been wonderful to see you blossom over the last month and now feel confident enough to share all your wonderful and amazing knowledge with us. Your reading, writing and number work are always careful and we are now starting to see just how lucky we are to have you in Sparrow Class - thank you Jasper.
Well done Sebastian you are the Sparrow Class Ace Adder today. We are so proud of how you work quickly and independently through the number sentences working out the correct answer in your head or using your fingers or Numicon. Brilliant!
Congratulations Felicity you are the Sparrow Class cup winner this week. Felicity is such a happy and smiley Sparrow and we love having her in our class. Felicity has won the cup for her refreshed and committed attitude to her work. She is trying hard in all areas and is starting to work and particularly write much more independently. Fantastic Felicity!
Well done Layla! Not only are you our Ace Adder this week but you have earned your Ace Adder badge and have now moved onto Mega Multipliers! We love how you just learn something new so quickly and transfer these skills across. Congratulations Layla!
Thank you Felicity for taking such great care of Deano over the snowy weekend. Felicity took Deano for a walk and they also played in the snow which they both thought was great fun!
Ben is our Sparrow Class cup winner this week. Ben has won the cup for many reasons not least his amazing creative abilities to turn our junk modelling resources into electric prodders, light-sabres and so much more. Ben is trying so hard with all the learning activities and this can be seen in the progress he is making in his reading, writing and number work. Well done Ben we are so proud of you. Keep up the great work!
Congratulations Billy you have broken all Sparrow Class Ace Adder records today. Billy has become our youngest Ace Adder green badge champion ever! Billy has very quickly made his way through the levels and is now ready to progress onto Mega Multipliers and I think he will be speeding through those too! Well done Billy we are so very proud of your achievement!
Deano spent a wonderful weekend with Jasper. As you can see Jasper took Deano on an underwater adventure, they went looking for Deano's long lost cousin the plesiosaur. Deano loved his time with your Jasper thank you.
Congratulations Oliver you are the Sparrow Class cup winner this week. Oliver has shown great perseverance over the last couple of weeks with writing his name. Oliver is now holding a pencil correctly and writing his name from memory. Oliver is showing the same commitment to all his learning and is really progressing well and is a lovely, kind natured member of Sparrow Class. Thank you Oliver for being part of our class.
Etta is the Sparrow Class Ace Adder this week. She has been doing brilliantly this week, placing the bigger number in her head and then counting on to find the total. She has then used this skill to help complete the Ace Adder sheet and she has nearly completed al the levels. Well done Etta!
Many congratulations to Charlie for winning the Sparrow Cup this week. We love having Charlie in Sparrow Class, he is always so happy and full of news to tell us, he is very kind, thoughtful and a great friend to everyone. Charlie has won the cup this week for his astounding knowledge of dinosaurs, he has told us so much and shared his knowledge with everyone. Thank you Charlie and well done!
Deano had the best time with Oliver and his family over the Christmas holidays. Deano played tricks with the naughty elves, he helped Oliver open his Christmas presents, he visited a huge Christmas tree and even went to the park where Grandad sent him down the slide. Deano also had a lovely time visiting the horses with Oliver. Deano had a wonderful time thank you Oliver.
The Sparrow Class cup winner this week is Indi - Many Congratulations! Indi has been a wonderful addition to Sparrow Class. He arrived in September as a quiet little boy and now he loves to share his news and get involved in lots of learning activities both with his friends and on his own. It has been lovely to watch as his confidence has grown with his reading and writing and this is because of the enthusiasm and commitment he has shown. Thank you for being part of our class Indi.
Well done Lily you are the Sparrow class Ace Adder this week. You have worked hard to increase your speed with this challenge and you can now quickly and accurately add and subtract numbers. I don't think it will be long until you will be getting your Ace Adder badge. Congratulations Lily!
Congratulations to Jack who won the Christmas bauble competition for Sparrow class. He made a wonderful planet Earth bauble - well done Jack. Alicia also won a prize for the Christmas poster competition and her winning entry can be seen on the Sparrow home page - congratulations Alicia!
Many congratulations Alicia you are the Sparrow Class cup winner this week. Alicia has returned to school with a positive attitude to all the learning activities and she has been very thoughtful towards her friends. Alicia popped in to see me a few times during the closure to say hello and it always brightens my day to see her wonderful, sparkling smile and eyes. Thank you Alicia for being part of Sparrow Class.
Congratulations Jack you are the Sparrow Class cup winner this week. Jack has now truly settled into Sparrow Class life, his attitude to learning is wonderful and the way he challenges himself has been a joy to see. We have been so proud of how Jack has gone from doubting himself to pushing himself. A month ago Jack would tell me he couldn't read or write and now he is flying in both and is a maths wizard who is going onto Mega Multipliers. Well done Jack keep up the enthusiasm.
Well done Frankie you are our Ace Adder this week. I know that you have been working hard on your adding skills at home with your Mum by using pasta to help you solve the number sentences. It is great to see you becoming more confident in having a go at the Ace Adder challenge.
Sebastian kept Deano entertained all weekend with lots of fantastic activities. On Saturday they baked some yummy banana bread which they enjoyed with a hot chocolate on a lovely walk. On Saturday night they enjoyed a firework party in the garden with pie and peas and sparklers. On Sunday they went walking again, this time around Newark Castle and along the canal. Thank you for taking such great care of Deano Sebastian.
The Sparrow Class Cup Winner this week is Caélan - Well done Caélan! We are so proud of how you are maturing and florishing so well in Sparrow Class. We love the way you challenge yourself whether that be with writing your name, numbers or sounds. You become so engaged and excited by learning something new and don't give in even when something is tricky. You have such a caring and kind nature and like to ensure your friends are all happy and included in your games. It's so good to have you in our class Caélan -thank you!
Congratulations Layla you are the Sparrow Class Ace Adder this week. You have settled so well into life in Sparrow Class and your numeracy skills are excellent and this is shown when you complete the weekly Ace Adder challenge. Layla can add quickly and is starting to count on in her head when adding numbers together.
Deano enjoyed a wonderful half term break with Edith and her family. They took a trip to The Deep and saw lots of fish. They carved out some spooky pumpkins, did some spooky stamping and decorated the house for Halloween, Deano loved the big spider decoration. Edith also showed Deano how to complete the Ace Adder sheets. Thank you Edith, Deano had a wonderful time with you.
Congratulations Barney you are the Sparrow Class cup winner this week. You could win this cup every week but this week you have really impressed myself and Mrs Dawes with the way you have persisted at activities and challenged yourself even when they have been difficult. You have been kind to yourself when you haven't got something right first time and you are always so kind and thoughtful to others. We love the way Barney shares his vast knowledge with everyone. His reading this week has been outstanding. Well done Barney, I'm so glad to have you in Sparrow Class!
Well done Billy you are the Sparrow Class Ace Adder this week. You have blown myself and Mrs Dawes away with your adding skills and finding number pairs for numbers within 10. You even completed an Ace Adder sheet today in record time, you're a superstar!
Deano spent a wonderful weekend with Barney. They had some very yummy pancakes for breakfast and then they travelled back in time to the Stone Age and Arbor Low. Barney also took Deano to the hospital with him and they were both given the thumbs up. Thank you Barney Deano loved his weekend with you.
Congratulations Cal you are the Sparrow Class cup winner this week. We have been looking at having courage in Collective Worship this week and you have definitely shown this since you have started at Denby. You were a little unsettled when you first came in each morning but you now appear with a smile on your face and it stays there throughout the day. We also love your number knowledge Cal, we can ask you anything and you can show us the answer on your fingers. Great work Cal we are so proud of you!
Well done Rafferty you are our Ace Adder this week. You work so carefully and quickly through the number sentences and you are getting so close to getting your Ace Adder green badge. Keep up the hard work Rafferty!
Kye took great care of Deano over the weekend. Together they made shortbread and cupcakes with blue icing, yummy! They also went on an adventure in the forest with Lily and Charlie. Thank you Kye, Deano had a wonderful time with you.
Many congratulations Layla you are a superstar! Layla is the Sparrow Class cup winner this week for many reasons. Layla has joined our Year 1's and always works really hard and produces some great work. She is always so thoughtful and kind to others and sets a brilliant example for all the other children to follow. Thank you Lalya and well done!
Well done Jack for being our Ace Adder this week. You are proving just how quick you are each week by quickly and correctly completing the addition or subtraction sentences. You will be zipping through the levels in no time Jack!
Thank you Millie for giving Deano a wonderful weekend. Millie was kind enough to let Deano sleep in her bed, she also took him dancing, swimming and to choose some kitchen tiles. Deano especially enjoyed playing in the toy cars with Millie and Charlotte. Everyone had lots of fun!
Many congratulations Darcy you are the Sparrow Class cup winner this week. Darcy is a wonderful addition to our class, he is so knowledgeable and this week he has been sharing what he knows about castles and knights with the class. Darcy is always very polite and kind to his friends and all the adults and is a great role model to everyone. Thank you for being part of our class and school Darcy we feel very lucky to have you.
Well done Felicity you are our Ace Adder this week! Felicity has won the award because since her return she has worked hard at working more independently at adding numbers together and is moving her way through the levels.
Benjamin had a wonderful weekend with Deano. Ben spent time in the woods with Deano collecting acorns and making an amazing den. Ben has taken great care of Deano and he may visit you again one day. Thank you.
Congratulations Lily you are the first Sparrow Class cup winner this school year! We feel so lucky to have Lily as a Year 1 in Sparrow Class and this week it has been her kindness and imagination that have shone through. She has been wonderful in helping to settle the new children into the class and our routines and she has kept us all entertained. The class loved her puppet show and my particular highlight this week was when she dressed as a dragon and acted out the story of 'How to train your dragon' and kindly gave roles to anyone who asked. Thank you Lily for being amazing you!