We will share photographs of the weekly cup winners and who Deano our class dinosaur is spending the weekend
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!
Well done Mason you are our first Ace Adder of the year! Mason is brilliant at working number challenges out in his head and he has been amazing this week keeping track of how many children we have and how many cups we need for milk. Thank you Mason!
Many congratulations Hannah you are the Sparrow Class cup winner this week. It is Hannah's commitment to learning that has helped her to win this award. Her reading, writing and number work are coming along brilliantly, she can now read and write sentences and work out some tricky number questions. Hannah is very creative and this week made a wonderful camera/treasure chest, she even added a flash. She carefully used her phonics sounds to segment and then spell ' just girls allowed' on the sides of it. To complete a wonderful week Hannah took a proper tumble in our Balanceability session, but she got up, dusted herself down, got back on and was soon gliding back down the playground. You are amazing Hannah and we're so lucky to have you in Sparrows.
Well done Macy you are the Sparrow Class Ace Adder this week. Macy works carefully through the questions working most of the addition sentences out in her head and using her fingers when needed. Macy is progressing through the levels and could even be one of the Sparrow Class children who get their Ace Adder badge while still in Reception. Great work Macy!
Deano has enjoyed a lovely weekend with Evie and her family. There was a sleepover with Joe and Daisy, there were drinks at night, pancakes for breakfast, dancing, drawing and Evie even got to show Deano some more kickboxing moves at her lesson. Thank you Evie, Deano always enjoys his visits with you.
Many congratulations Rafferty you are the Sparrow Class cup winner this week. Rafferty is one of those children that could easily win the cup every week for his wonderful caring and kind nature, his enthusiasm to all the learning activities and his wonderful thoughtful answers and questions. The reason Rafferty was chosen this week is because we have really noticed his confidence growing over the last couple of weeks (this has also been noticed at home). When Rafferty finds something tricky he perseveres and keeps trying and practising until he has got it. Rafferty's letter formation and use of phonics sounds to spell words has been a pleasure to witness this week and he will often offer his help to others. We love having you in Sparrow Class Rafferty!
Well done to Lily who is the Sparrow Class Ace Adder this week. Lily meets the challenge every week with a smile on her face and doesn't get flustered if at first she doesn't know the answer. Lily has learnt that she can use the Numicon pieces to find the total of the two numbers and works quickly to complete the sheet. Keep up the hard work Lily, maybe Dad could pass his accounts onto you next?
Thank you Barney for taking such good care of Deano and treating him to some lovely days out. Barney took Deano to the Space Centre where they sat on a meteorite and in a bath with Saturn! They both got to spend time with Barney's cousins, travel in a Tardis and go to Dinky Dino's. Thank you again Barney Deano has really enjoyed himself and learnt lots.
Congratulations Billy, you are the Sparrow Class cup winner this week. Billy has made a super start to the new term in all areas of learning. Billy has shown perseverance with his number, writing and reading and can often be found challenging himself in these areas during his own free time. He is always ready on the carpet and has a go at answering any questions. Billy has made lots of friends and has a very kind and caring nature and we are so glad he is part of Sparrow Class.
Well done Hannah, your hard work has been noticed and we wanted to tell everyone! Hannah is the Sparrow Class Ace Adder this week. She works methodically through the questions on the challenge sheets and will either work the answers out in her head or use the Numicon to help her solve them. Keep going Hannah and you will have that Ace Adder badge before you know it.
Deano has enjoyed a wonderful, fun filled weekend with Henry. They went to get Dad's car fixed at the garage and Henry got to show Deano some of his kickboxing skills at his lesson. Henry tried to show Deano the importance of following the instructions when making a Lego model but unfortunately Deano kept putting the wrong pieces on. A highlight of the weekend was Deano's trip to Belper River Gardens and park where he got to go on the swing with Charlie and Henry. Deano has loved his time spent with you Henry and hopes to visit again.
Many congratulations Mason for being the Sparrow Class cup winner this week. Mason is a quiet member of our class and he very cleverly spent the first few weeks in school weighing everyone up and deciding who would make a great friend. He is very caring, kind and thoughtful and enjoys learning outside and in and will try any activity available. Mason's progression has been fantastic in all areas of learning, his reading and sounding out is more and more confident, his writing is neat and often independent and his number work is amazing; coming up with great questions for the number of the day challenge. We are so very happy and proud to have you in Sparrow Class Mason!