Stockley Farm trip- letter 

On Thursday we came home with our Stockley Farm trip letter. 

On the trip we will see a few of these 

Please return the slip and money ASAP  for the trip. It’s a bit cold on the farm so we will definitely need our jumpers and coats. 

The gift shop has things to buy such as small toy animals, tractors, badges, key rings and other similar things. It would be good for the children to get the chance to use money as we have been practising recognising coins in maths. If you would like them to get a gift Miss Irwin would like them to bring no more than £3.

Chickens ✅

As part of our farming topic we read a farm story this morning. The Great Chicken Mystery. It’s all about how some chickens go missing and foxy ( who’s a vegetarian) gets blamed. He finds out the chickens are escaping because they want a bigger home.

After discussing how farmers look after chickens, we went to the allotment to see the school chickens. Miss Irwin told us how she hatched some of the chickens in class Jonah. You can check the old blogs to see more details about them. Just search chickens. 

We looked at where they lived, what they are and drank and how they were kept safe. Then we let some out to have a close look. We really enjoyed looking at them and learning about how to keep chickens. 

This afternoon we got chance to enjoy our topic by being farmers. We made food for the lambs, tidied up the farm and re-stocked the farm shop with our new vegetables. Thanks for that mummies. 


Today we came back to school to our new topic of farming. We had a look at our new Farm shop and farm outside and got straight into our new responsibilities of mucking out, making duck ponds and obviously shopping. 

There were a few stray sheep we had to keep our eyes on! The lack of money in the til was a bit of a problem. 

After playtime we had heard the Feiry had flown into the play ground. We went to see if not was true and found money scattered all around the place! She’d heard we had no money for the shop and had brought us some! Our target this week in maths is to learn about coins and what they look like and how to use them in the shop. 

This afternoon we started our new P.E subject- a Rugby 😃 . We got to learn how to play tag rugby by wearing Velcro belts and tags. It was awesome, we loved it. 

Stay and read session


We are trying to develop an exciting culture of reading. As you may be aware reading can sometimes be quite boring for us and sometimes we can be too tired or we just don’t want to do it!

So Miss Irwin would like to invite all family members to come in and read with us on special stay and read sessions.

The sessions this term will be

Thursday 5th March (world book day-costumes optional for parents)

Thursday 19th March

Thursday 2nd April

This would be from 8.45-9.10 then we would have a later register. During a stay and read session we can read any books we like with you, it could be our reading books, our topic books, or other books in the classroom.

Its important that we share this time with you as reading is a life skill and if we can make it fun now then we will continue to do it with more enthusiasm at home.

Every session Miss Irwin will give us top tips on how to do amazing reading. This will hopefully help us and our adults feel excited about reading together.

Remember we don’t just have to read our paper books at home we can read them on bug club on the computer or tablet too!


Mystery Reader

We love mystery readers so please sign up. It can even be other members of our families or our friends.


What is a Mystery Reader?

A Mystery reader is somebody from our families; mummy, daddy, a grandparent, auntie, uncle, big sister or brother, or even the next door neighbour, who signs up to come and read one afternoon at story time. But only Miss Irwin knows who it is! They bring a story book of their choice and they read it to the class.

How do our adults sign up to be a mystery reader?

Miss Irwin has put a sign up sheet on the parents notice board. All you need to do is sign your initials on the date you can do.

Mystery Reader can be any day at 2.50pm.

In the past we have had some great Mystery Readers, some have even come dressed up as the characters from the book.

Check out some of our blogs from the last few years.

Sign up now !

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Back to school tomorrow – Dates for the diary


Back to school tomorrow and we will be starting our new topic of Farms.

We planned before half term that we wanted to learn about. After discussing spring weather and how things grow and change. We came up with our own ideas of learning about little animals like chicks and learning about growing foods. So Miss Irwin has hopefully planned a few surprises this half term based on our ideas.

We will be having a walk over to Glebe farm to have a look around their shop and see the animals and what they need. We will also be having a trip to Stockley Farm. A letter for the trip will be sent home as soon as details have been finalised.

For our topic Miss Irwin is asking for anything you can provide from home either by lending or donating. Our resources in Early Years can cost a lot of money and anything we can get for free would be greatly appreciated.

Here is a list of things that will help to make our topic more exciting.

  • vegetables for our farm shop- onions, carrots, potatoes, turnips, parsnips, sweet potatoes. Just 1 or 2 would be helpful to keep it fully stocked.
  • Food wrappers- bread wrappers and egg boxes.
  • Straw, hay, sawdust
  • Any flat caps, checked shirts that adults or children do not need anymore!
  • Ride on tractors
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Gardening tools- brushes, spades and trowels.

Special Dates for the diary

Parents evening – Wednesday 25th 3.30- 6.30pm and Thursday 26th 4-7pm.

Times still available on both days. Sign up sheet will be available in class tomorrow, if times are not selected a slot will be allocated for you. If you can not make it those days please talk to Miss Irwin to arrange another time that may be suitable.

The scholastic book fair is here until Thursday and all books purchased will help raise money for school. Books can be bought and ordered after school on , Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

World Book Day- Thursday 5th March

Dress up as your favourite book character. All day reading and books activities to share our love of reading.

Mother’s day afternoon tea party- Thursday 14th 2pm

Every year we like to make our mummies feel special. We like to invite them to an afternoon of being spoilt. We know that is can be hard for some mummies to get time off work to come into school, but we would really like you to all try to come in. We promise to make it extra special.

Red Nose day-  Friday 13th March

Noses can be bought in school from tomorrow. They cost £1 each and there are different 9 ones to collect and each bag is a surprise. There might even be a golden nose, if there is it means we will win a prize from Aardman animations for the whole school! On the day there will a sponsored activity. Watch the blog for more details.

This term we will be starting Mystery Reader and Stay and read sessions. .

See you all tomorrow DON’T FORGET YOUR P.E BAGS!!