Little stars delve into the world of space

Ellie Jackson Fishpool, Abigail Brew, Lucy Groark and Zack Lloyd completeing reading exercises''w131124f
Ellie Jackson Fishpool, Abigail Brew, Lucy Groark and Zack Lloyd completeing reading exercises''w131124f
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The force was with youngsters at Glaisdale School as pupils explored space with its mysterious black holes and galaxies as part of their learning.

Pupils across the Esk Valley have been studying Adventures with Space as one of the 
main themes and children in Key Stage Two created music from Star Wars using handbells.

They also developed their scientific knowledge about stars, planets and the solar system trough text using Talk4Writing - a writing strategy which enables children to imitate key language they need for a particular topic orally before writing.

The children then gave an end of term presentation for their friends and relatives of the work they have completed over the past term.

The school is also planning a building project which will develop the downstairs of the schoolhouse into the infant classroom, with a conservatory on the back and the outdoors being used for learning particularly for the youngest children at the school.

There are also plans for the use of a portable cabin where the infants are currently housed although these plans are not yet confirmed.

Young pupils have also been showing off their Talk4writing hand signals which they have been using for their alien story which was also part of their end of term presentation which formed the basis of their storywriting this term.

Head teacher Jane Douglass added: “Infant teacher Mrs Hayley Webster is particularly interested in this approach to writing and is beginning to share her experience with other schools in North Yorkshire, Redcar and Cleveland.

“The Esk Valley schools are researching Talk4Maths and hope that basic skills in maths will improve through the same approach.”

Budding football stars have also been improving their skills in PE with Ultimate Soccer School - sports coaches teach the children every week and are experts in many different areas of sports coaching.