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Crigglestone St James
CE Primary Academy

Class Teachers: Mrs Brown (Class 1/2DB), Miss Purves (Class 2MP) and Mr Wildey (Class 1TW)

Support Staff: Mrs Parsons, Miss Ingham, Mrs Harding, Mrs Barns, Mrs Walsh

Download our latest Curriculum Information Sheet for details about what we are doing right now and for details about our regular weekly timetable.



Now let us tell you about how we learn and some of the fabulous things we have been doing in recent times.

Spring Term 2018

All Stars Cricket visited Year 1 to take our PE lesson. The children were very excited to be outside and even in the freezing cold they gave 100%. James (our cricket expert) was wonderful. He talked about team work and ensured the children were following instructions.

James set up a few games for us including collecting the cones for their island and co-ordination games against their partner where they had to follow head, shoulders, knees and toes instructions and then grab the ball on the 'BALL' command!

The children had an excellent time and a massive thank you to All Stars Cricket for coming in and working with us.

Year 1 recently invited X-Martial Arts to come and do some work with us during our Indoor PE. The children learnt some punches and kicks and also what to do in challenging situations (thinking about what they should do, talking to a friend or adult and keeping calm). The children were then involved with lots of different activities and following the instructions fantastically! X-Martial Arts were very impressed with the children's behaviour, listening and participation.

Autumn Term 2017

The children have had a lot of fun learning about plants. After an initial input, where the children learnt about the different parts of the plants and their jobs, they had the opportunity to dissect a potted plant. The children worked in groups and matched part of the plant to the given titles. The children were confident in labelling each part of the plant and began to understand their functions.

As we have been studying plants during science, we have also planned opportunities for the children to develop their art skills through this topic. Before we started our science experiments, the children had the opportunity to practise sketching a pansy. They had a very good go at using their sketching skills to replicate, then colour, the pansy. Once they had completed this initial phase of sketching and colouring, the children then moved onto sketching and using water colours. The class listened brilliantly to instructions and were very patient with their sketching and their water colours to achieve their desired outcome.