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Reception, Year 1 and Year 2


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Summer Term 2022


Hello Class 1 and parents/carers,


It is such a pleasure to welcome you to the summer term here at Denton. We have a new teacher in Class 1 and Mr. Dodsworth is looking forward to teaching you this term.


This term our key question is "How do living things survive?" We will be learning all about living things - like plants and animals. We will also be learning lots about us as humans and keeping ourselves safe and healthy.


Look out over the next few weeks as we keep on adding things from our learning to our webpage. 


See you soon,


Mr. Dodsworth, Mrs. Green and Mrs. Lee smiley

How do living things survive?

Years 1 and 2 visited Harlaxton to work with Sunita from 'The India Experience'. We learned all about the festival called 'Holi'. We created Rangoli patterns, tried different Indian foods and also tried some traditional Indian dancing.


We had a lot of fun!

We found some very strange looking insects around the school and in our classroom. We were delivered a letter that told us that they were very special 'Denton Honeybees'. We had an information text that we have learnt to get more information about them.

KS1 Phonics Screening Check Meeting (Y1)

Wednesday 18th May 2022

3:35pm - 4:05pm

Email: for a place

T4W - Jack and the Beanstalk

We have been learning the text Jack and the Beanstalk and then using this to write our own version. If you ask us, I am sure we can tell you it using the actions!

PSHE - what keeps us healthy?

At the start of our PSHE work, we identified things that would be healthy for us and our bodies.

We have been looking at fractions - dividing shapes into quarters and halves.

On Thursday 19th May, we had a visit from the brilliant Chef Darren Tinkler at 'Roots to Food' who taught us how to make a tasty meal. We made chicken jambalaya and we all tried some. It was very tasty. The recipe is below if you would like to make it at home.

We have been studying different artists this half term - George Saurat, Vincent Van Gogh and Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Each of these artists have created paintings using a pointillist technique. Pointillism used dots to fill the area of colour.

We have been using different throwing techniques in our PE sessions. These have enabled us to play different games and to hit a target at different distances. We are getting better at hitting the target too. These skills can be used a variety of different games - such as rounders, baseball, cricket and many more!

Spring Term 

This term we will be becoming explorers, with our essential question being, 'Where could an adventure take you?'. Our aim is to go on our very own expedition and explore our local area. Before doing this, we will be learning about different places in the world, near and far from the equator, what we will need for an adventure and all about famous explorers, including Robert Falcon Scott and a very brave dog named Balto.


Reading is a big focus for us right now, we would like to encourage the children to read as much as possible. Each week we will send home 2 reading books based on what they have been reading at school. It is really important that we get these back every week so that we can offer these books to other children. The children are also free to choose reading books from the class library that you can enjoy as a family! 


The year 1 phonics screening is approaching quickly so we will also be sending home practice alien and real words, this will really help with using their sounds and decoding familiar and unfamiliar words.

We had an absolutely incredible day! The children used their map skills to find various picture clues on their adventure. They sang under a bridge, jumped in muddy puddles, climbed trees, made a den and learnt how to use a flint and steel. They even toasted their own marshmallows and made smores. What an adventure! 


We had a fantastic World Book Day! We had special visitors from Grantham Library that taught us how to borrow books. We also had a very special visit from a real life author. The children loved creating their own character and discussing their favourite stories with each other. They all looked incredible dressed up as their favourite character, lots of fun had by all! 




The children have just started learning ukulele with Mrs B and they are loving it! 

Making doubles!


Pupils will be given homework and spellings on Fridays to be completed by the following Friday, ready for our spelling test. Please bring in homework books on a Friday so homework can be stuck in to bring home. Reading books will be changed every Thursday so please bring these in on Thursday mornings to be changed. 


We will be continuing to have P.E at Harlaxton on Friday mornings. Please send your children in their PE kit so we are ready to get on the bus. Although we will not be outside as much, the hall can still get a little chilly so please send your children with long bottoms and a jumper or hoodie. 


Pupils are encouraged to read as often as possible. Each pupil has a RWI book, as well as a reading book and a library book to share. The library books will be changed on a Monday and the other two books will be changed on a Thursday. Please make a note in their reading records when they read at home. If pupils read 5 or more times in a week, they will earn a bonus House Point! We have a lovely selection of books at school which the children are welcome to borrow, but books from home, magazines etc. are all valuable reading.

School Uniform

Please ensure each item of your pupil’s school uniform is labelled with their name.

Our Learning

Last term the children were exploring the work of British artist Andy Goldsworthy, who creates environmental art using existing materials of nature. The children had a go at creating their own pieces of art using natural materials.

Class One have enjoyed playing their recorders and are learning how to read and play crotchets, quavers and equivalent rests. They have also enjoyed listening to both live and recorded instrumental performances.



Leader in Me.


On a daily basis, the children try to demonstrate our core values within school. As we aim to practise them so often, they become good habits that we can use not only in school but also at home too. 


  • Habit 1: Be Proactive (You’re in Charge)
  • Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind (Have a Plan)
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)
  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood(Listen Before You Talk)
  • Habit 6: Synergise (Together Is Better)
  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)

Growth Mindset


This year we will be helping the children to develop a Growth Mindset. This aims to increase their resilience, perseverance and independence in their learning. Further information can be found by following the link below.

British Values
Useful websites for additional homework ideas.