Over the past week Chestnuts have been showing exemplary manners in the dinner hall and have earned themselves lots of golden tokens. Today, they celebrated winning by enjoying their dinner […]
In Chestnuts this morning we have continued to learn about circles and triangles. We did a guided draw of a fish blowing bubbles using only and circles and triangles. The […]
Today EYFS have had a Diwali celebration. Diwali is a Hindu celebration that can also be known as the ‘festival of lights’. We watched a video of a girl who […]
We have had a fabulous afternoon of autumn themed fun at our Stay and Play session. Thank you to everyone for coming, and of course, to our wonderful EYFS team, […]
In Chestnuts today we learnt all about the importance of brushing our teeth regularly and correctly. We had a go at brushing our teeth in class and have added our […]
This week in ICT, Chestnuts have been learning how to turn the iPads on and open a whiteboard program to paint their own flowers!
The children in Acorns and Chestnuts had a wonderful day at Wentworth Farm. We learnt about the animals and how they are cared for. We fed the animals and helped the […]
In board games club we have been unleashing our competitive sides with some exciting group games. We tested our memory in a memory game, our precision in the ‘Humpty Dumpty […]
It was wonderful to invite parents to school today for the KS1 and EYFS Easter Assembly. We are super proud of the children for their achievements today. Thank you to […]
On Thursday evening, KS1 and Chestnuts had the privilege of performing at the Spring concert at the Rotherham Minster. We performed 2 solo songs and then joined in for the […]
We have been reading the text Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French. We have been learning how vegetables are grown and then made into tasty foods such as soup. We visited […]
Chestnuts had a great morning exploring the snow. We made snowballs, built snowmen and explored how the snow felt on our hands and tongues!
At cooking club this week, we made mini pizzas. We didn’t use a traditional base, we used crumpets. We washed and prepared the ingredients and designed what we was each […]
In Chestnuts, we have been learning about the importance of good oral health. We talked about why brushing our teeth is important and regular visits to the dentist. We have […]
In ICT we have been learning how to use the mouse to click and drag. We worked with our computer partner to design a warm outfit as part of our […]
A brand new sound this morning – v. We have written and read words with our new sound and started to read captions with our sound in too. Well done!
Here it is! Our annual staff Christmas video … We hope you enjoy this year’s performance of Jingle Bell Rock! From all of us here at Roughwood, we wish you […]
We have been been using different mediums of mark making to create our Christingle art. We will be showing our work at the school assembly on Thursday.
We have been using the Data Loggers on our Welly Walk each day to record the temperature of the pond.
Today, we welcomed author and trainer Greg Bottrill into Chestnuts Class. Greg is an experienced Early Years specialist who is passionate about the role of play in education. He is […]
To celebrate Bonfire Night, we had Hot Dogs for snack. As you can tell from the smiles, they were delicious!
We have had a wonderful Bonfire Party in Chestnuts Class. We collected wood to make a bonfire and set it alight. We toasted marshmallows on sticks and sung bonfire songs. […]
Barvember 2022 is here! Throughout this month, White Rose Maths have issued their yearly challenge, which has been running for the last five years called ‘barvember’. Each day in November, […]
We have been reading the text Hovis the Hedgehog by Lynda-Leigh Crawford as a stimulus for our learning. During today’s drawing club we made the character, Hovis. We used clay […]
We have had a wonderful first day back in Chestnuts Class. Our classroom set up links to our topic theme, Bonfire Night. We have been busy crafting and learning about […]
The children in Chestnuts Class have been busy learning Autumn poems from our Poetry Basket. Last week we learnt the poem ‘Autumn Leaves’. We performed it outside today on our […]
Today children from key stage one and foundation stage were very lucky and to got to meet the author Suzy Senior. Suzy is a local author from Sheffield. We listened […]
The children in Chestnuts and Class 1 had a wonderful time at Book Club. We read The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and used the text as a stimulus for our […]
We made bubble wands using sticks collected on our welly walk.
Today on our Welly Walk, we have been practising counting to 10. We counted in different ways, whilst jumping, running and spinning. We learnt how to play the game ‘What […]
Everyday in FS2 we go on a Welly Walk. Exploring our wonderful school grounds and taking our learning outside is so much fun! Today we worked with a partner to […]
We have had a fabulous session this Morning with Alexa from Little Movers. Little Movers delivered a dance and movement session for the children in Chestnuts. We sang, danced and […]
Welcome to all our new starters who joined us for our stay and play picnic. It was a wonderful afternoon and great turn out. We can’t wait to see you […]
Today we stayed at school for lunch, for the first time. We brought packed lunches and sat with our friends in the dinning hall. Afterwards, we enjoyed the sunshine on […]
We are so lucky to have the wonderful Elliot come into school each week to lead our singing lessons. He plays the piano and teaches us songs which are linked […]
We made a video to enter into The Willow Tree Oscars and… WE WON! Chestnuts were awarded ‘Best Costume’ on Monday at the awards.
We have had an amazing day at Sundown Adventure. We have been exploring the story book village as part of our topic ‘What Makes a Happy Ending?’. We found Jack’s […]
Amazing week of PE in foundation. Children from FS2 continued their Sports Day preparations by practising a variety of events they could soon be taking part in during Sports Day. […]
We have been making fruit kebabs at after school club. We carefully cut the fruit and put it onto skewers. The best part was the chocolate… we melted chocolate and […]
As the start of four days of festivities honouring the Queen commence, the residents at Cherry Trees care home enjoy an afternoon tea. As the country come together to mark […]
As we continue with our community and social innovation NEMESIS project, we return to Cherry Trees Care Home and bring the Jubilee celebrations to the residents! As we had a […]
The children in FS2 and Year 1 have had a Baaaa-rilliant time at Baking club!
Everyone has heard the story of the 3 Little Pigs, but have you heard the True Story? We have been using Talk for Writing to orally retell the story. Watch […]
It was wonderful to see so many parents in school this morning for our Easter Egg hunt. We used a map to navigate our way around the Egg trail, scanning […]
It was wonderful to invite parents into school today for the KS1 and EYFS Easter Assembly. This is the first time any of our children have performed for an audience […]
We explored the adventure playground! The large adventure playground at Cannon Hall farm is made up of ‘unstable’ playground equipment like rope ladders and wobble bridges. Although they was a […]
We have had a wonderful day in the sun at Cannon Hall Farm.
The rain doesn’t stop us having fun in Reception!
Yesterday we visited the bug hotel near the school pond. We was inspired to make our own bug hotels to encourage minibeast into our gardens at home. We designed and […]
Despite the rain, we have had a BAA-rilliant day in Chestnuts. We have been decorating biscuits like sheep. We have been learning about how the sheep at Cannon Hall farm […]
We have been reading the text Aaaarrgghh Spider by Lydia Monks. The spider desperately wanted to be a pet. Do you think a spider would make a good pet? In […]
Today we explored the micro-habitats on our welly walk, looking for different minibeasts. We looked carefully in lots of different places and found worms, beetles, ants, woodlice and so many […]
We have been using the text, The Naughty Bus by Jan Oke as a stimulus for our learning. We made our own bus sticky pictures, thinking carefully about the shapes […]
We have had a wonderful afternoon in FS2 celebrating the Chinese New Year. We have been practising our painting and sticking skills whilst making New Year decorations. For snack today […]
Today we have been looking at the inside of our mouths and identifying our teeth, gums and tongue. We used marshmallows to create a mouth and talked about the importance […]
Today we visited the ICT suite. We worked on the computers with our parter. We have been learning how to use the mouse to click and drag. We helped Postman […]
We have had a wonderful afternoon in FS2 exploring our outdoor area. We’ve made sticky pictures out of autumn leaves, visited the farm shop and used the instruments to create […]
This afternoon, we took part in a carousel of activities to develop our fine motor skills. Fine motor skills are those that involve a refined use of the small muscles […]
Today we baked dog biscuits as part of our nemesis project. We designed and made bags for them to go into and created posters to advertise them. We will be […]
We had a special visitor in Chestnuts Class. Meet Will, our Academy therapy dog. Will joined us for the launch of our Nemesis project. We asked his owner lots of questions […]
We have been searching for signs of Autumn on our Welly Walk. We noticed that the leaves are beginning to fall from the trees and are changing colours. We collected […]
We used Talk for Writing to learn how to make Chocolate Sparklers. We used the instructions to help us gather the ingredients and resources and performed the actions to recall […]
We have been using the text Hovis the Hedgehog at Bonfire Night as a stimulus for our learning. We have been learning about Bonfire night and held our own bonfire […]
We have been learning a song to sing at our Bonfire Party. We learnt about rhythm and used the rhythm sticks whilst singing along.
A great start to the week in Chestnuts with some brilliant phonics learning. Children are learning the tricky work the and the digraph ‘ck’. Well done everyone! Children in Acorns […]
From our the NEMESIS community project, the children fundraised to create for an opportunity for the residents at a local care home – Cherry Tree’s Care home – to have […]
Take a look at our magnificent Picture This exhibition at Gullivers Valley in Sheffield. Children have focused on the picture ‘Sheffield Through the Ages’ and have created a range of […]
Pops taught us a Traditional African song. We began by singing it in a quiet voice and got louder and louder and LOUDER!