Highbury School

Lower Edge Road, Brighouse, West Yorkshire HD6 3LD

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Autumn 1- Week 7

We can't believe how fast this term has gone... we have all learnt so much this half-term!

This week we have had a spooooooooky week, doing lots of Halloween based activities- Reading and looking at characters in Room on the Broom, making potions, decorating pumpkins and having a fantastic Halloween disco.

Have a look at our Halloween Week Video below:

Happy Halloween- have a wonderful half-term, we will see everybody again on Tuesday 2nd November!


We have had such a lovely week this week... Writing character descriptions in Literacy, starting to introduce simple 2D shapes in Numeracy and making some wonderful Autumnal pictures using resources in the environment.

Watch our video below!


Wow, Week 5 already! We have learnt so much so far and everyone is really settled now in Spiders Class. This week we have continued to look at The Gruffalo and explore the characters in more detail, introducing new action words and working on our comprehension skills.

For Numeracy this week, we have been sequencing and completing different activities such as building sandcastles, making Pizza and pouring a drink. Some of us were then able to order these steps independently and write a set of instructions using time connectives!

In Garden School, we have used our sense of 'hearing' to make our own natural Xylophones and explore the sounds we can hear in the world around us. 

Look at all our hard work...


Another great week in Spider class... We have loved reading our new story 'The Gruffalo' finding the characters and sequencing when they appear in the book. Some of us even thought of new words to describe the characters. 


In Numeracy, we continued to look at 'time', sequencing times of the day, learning new words such as 'before' 'after' next' and the activities we do in a morning, afternoon and night. 


In Science, we made our own special bags, going on a scavenger hunt for things we like the look of. We then used our sense of 'touch' to feel the items we collected and thought of words to describe all the objects.


Enjoy our video below!

Autumn 1- week 3

We have had an amazing week again, we have explored 'Who?' in Literacy, playing guess who is in disguise. We have also looked at the weather and seasons in Numeracy, ordering and matching these and choosing the right clothing for the time of the year. As part of our independence, we have been looking at how our hands can get dirty and learning all about germs! We are developing some lovely friendships in Spiders class.

Look at our fantastic video below...

Autumn 1- WEEk 2

Our brains have been so busy this week! We have loved getting into Garden school, looking at how we can stay safe and the tools we can use. We did some fantastic matching, sorting and labelling! In Numeracy, we started to look at the days of the week and months of the year, we've also been looking at ourselves and our friends, designing our very own faces.

Well done Spiders Class!

Our first week back!

What an exciting first week back at school, we have loved seeing everyone again and have worked really hard this week to build our relationships in Spiders class, enjoy our video below!

The last day of term

Well it's definitely been a strange week for of us all... We've been working hard at school AND at home this week! It has been so lovely to have everyone back for one last day today.


Here are out highlights from the week...

Have a wonderful holiday with your friends and families, we can't wait to see you all again in September!

Spiders Class Team


Our new Spider class!

Wow! A busy, hectic, exciting week!


We have absolutely loved welcoming all the new children and staff to Spiders class this week, we have been building on our relationships, reading our new class story and having lots of special moments before we break up for the holidays. I have a feeling it's going to be an exciting year ahead... Enjoy watching our class video for this week!


Spiders Class Teacher

9th October 2020

This week in Spider class we've been enjoying the last of the good weather. We were weaving willow in the mud kitchen to make crowns as well as some beautiful art using flowers from the school garden.

It's never too late in the year to grow things and despite the October showers we made a shelter so we could plant our onion sets in trays. This will give them a good start, so they're ready to harvest in spring.

We are focusing on the below book about Maisy for the next couple of weeks. We are looking at routine and daily life skills, knowing 'who' 'what' and 'where' questions and on o'clock time!

Spider Class have elected their school council member. Drum roll please... 

It's Esmée! Well done Esmée. 

Wednesday and Thursday (07.10.20 - 08.10.20)


Esmée is our star this week!


Hi all spider parents,

We’ve had a fab couple of days in Spiders. See our pics from Thursday and Friday below. 
We followed instructions to make play dough, made paper mache bowls, made Donna a get well soon card (and dressed up as her!) and accessed lots of other fun activities! 
Have a lovely weekend. 


'If I knew you were coming I'd have baked a cake...'

Friday 25.9.20

Enjoy our photos from today!...


Dexter, you are such a star this week. You produced some beautiful music with our music teacher Daniel AND you worked really hard to get your socks off for P.E! Well done Dexter.

24th September 2020

As Autumn draws in the 'season of mists and mellow fruitfulness', it's always satisfying to harvest the fruits of our hard work in the garden. We have been digging, picking and searching in every corner of the poly-tunnel to discover our healthy organic produce. The children have learnt how to harvest different plants and where to find them, both below and above the ground. We have also been learning how important it is to work as a team when picking and preparing our own produce and how satisfying it is to taste the end results


Elizabeth, you have been absolute star this week! You swam really well on your back and followed instructions in the pool. You have also been a really good friend and shown a real interest in what your friends have been up to. Well done Elizabeth, we are all really proud of you. 


Toast Friday!

Today we've had a treat of toast for snack. We were learning to butter our bread and put jam on. 

We've enjoyed doing our Choose-It Maker register on the computer and can ALL recognise our names!

As part of our morning routine we sing and sign a hello song, we also sing our days of the week and weather song.

Today we listened to the Brown Bear story and all held up our characters at the right part. We then played throw the bear, which was great fun. 

We did some phonics and have started 1-1 phonics and reading sessions. 

In the afternoon we had a vote on which crisps we liked best. Wotsits were a clear favourite

As we have been such superstars we have been on the roundabout and the slides! As part of our new reward chart we move our characters up if we are making good choices. If we get to the top we can choose either free choice or the room allocated for us that day (soft-play, sensory room or therapy room). Today we had soft-play and EVERYONE was able to go in. Fantastic work Spiders!  



Spider 2020-2021:

We've had a great couple of weeks getting to know each other.

Here are some pictures of our first two weeks in Spider Class:

Hello and Welcome to Spiders Class 2020-2021!

Here we are!