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Flutterbye to our butterflies. Base 1 have thoroughly enjoyed watching the life cycle of a butterfly in their classroom

Fossils and Dinosaurs - We have been learning about Mary we made our own discoveries and even found a baby T-Rex in our playground!

Hatching chicks in Base 1!

Christmas Jumper Day anda visit from Beck Vets. We loved our very special visitors today and asked lots of questions to find out more about how to look after our pets. We enjoyed stroking Bear the dachshund and listening to his heartbeat using the stethoscope. A huge thank you to Hugo, Rachel and Bear from Beck Vets for such a great lesson.

We had a lovely day at Danby Moors Centre. We enjoyed searching in the grounds for Percy’s friends from the story ‘One Snowy Night’ and even got to pull a sleigh! The hot chocolate was very welcome, whilst listening to the story in front of the fire.The yurt was so cosy and we even saw the mice in Percy’s slippers!

Children In Need 2021

Well done Base 1 We have enjoyed making and eating our Children in Need treats today and have also learned about where the money raised will be spent. We are pleased to be helping other children who are less fortunate than ourselves,

Key Stage 1 Multi Skills at Caedmon College

Whilst our senior pupils were rock climbing today, our younger pupils made their own pizzas for lunch. Delicious!

We have loved having the Year 3's in Base 1 with us. After a picnic lunch, we painted pictures in the style of Van Gogh to display at The Village Show

Base 1 have been back to Africa. We organised a safari tour and recorded the tour on our iPads.

It's great to be back!

Today, as a whole school, we joined together to begin making our salt dough easter egg decorations. Sticky floury finger marks show up quite clearly on school trousers and sweatshirts!

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We have enjoyed moving our classroom around in Base 1. We have new areas to play and learn in.

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Our First Week Back - Gloopy gloopy glue and paper mâché

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Spring / Summer Term

Ducklings March 2020

We hatched 6 ducklings in Base 1. 

Flamingo Land March 2020

Base 1 had a 'flippin' good day on PancakeDay!

Autumn Term 2019

London Police Officer 2019

Base 1 are learning about London and all who live there. So far they've learnt about what it would be like as a London Police Officer, made marmalade sandwiches for Paddington Bear and had a special visit from The Queen! 

Summer Term 2019

Spring Term in Base 1 -

The children have been learning about pets and farm animals. They hatched 10 eggs in their classroom and then spent 2 weeks looking after them and learning about them.

Base 1 - Learning about Gerbils

Base 1 - Fun in the snow January 2019

Base 1 Spring Term


Goathland Primary School would like to welcome two new additions to reception,

Bertie and Niamh.


Base 1 Spring life visit to Milly's 


Making Bird Boxes

Base 1 children enjoyed making bird boxes. Many thanks to Mr Lonsdale for supplying and preparing the wood and helping the children to make them.

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Kirkleatham Owl Centre Visit

After a snowy start, base 1 children had a fantastic time at Kirkleatham Owl Centre

RE in Base 1

We are learning about the Bible as a sacred text. We discovered that the Bible is made up of lots of different books. Here we are holding up some favourite books of our own.


Base 1 made diva lamps when learning about the Hindu festival of Diwali.

New Starters 2017

Power-Down Pete

Visited school and taught us all how to be more environmentally friendly. We looked at ways of cutting down waste and saving electricity. The School Council will be helping us all remember how to make our school more Eco-friendly!

Local Walk

Base 1 children went on a walk to the Railway Station, observing features of the village on the way.  Once at the station we saw the 10:10 a.m. train arrive.  A special visitor (Paddington Bear) had arrived on an earlier train and was looking for a new home! (May 2017).

Beacon Farm Visit

Base 1 children visited Beacon Farm to find out where our food comes from and how ice cream is made. (May 2017)

Flamingo Land Zoo Visit

Base 1 children joined Danby School infants on a trip to Flamingo Land Zoo as part of our ‘African Animals’ topic. (April 2017).

Litter Picking

Base 1 went litter picking in the village. They used litter grabbers and were surprised at how much litter they found!


Bird Feeding

Bird Watching

Danby Moors Visit

We all had a great day learning about maps and compass skills.

Mud Kitchen

The children have enjoyed playing our fantastic, new ‘Mud Kitchen’ which was very kindly made by Alex Leavesley and his dad!

St Mary's Church in Goathland

We took our dolls to visit St Mary’s Church in Goathland!

We discovered there are special things in a church! Here we are near the Font. This is where baptisms take place just like Mr Keating showed us back at school.


Mrs Keating showed us a video of her Granddaughter being baptised.

We asked Mr Keating lots of questions and are looking forward to visiting St Mary’s Church in Goathland.

Mr and Mrs Keating came to show us what happens in a Baptism. Mr Keating ‘baptised’ our dolls!

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A Rocket has landed! Base 1 children are enjoying playing in the space rocket and mission control.

Making Moon Craters

Base 1 children wanted to know how the craters on the moon were formed. 

We found that craters are formed when meteorites, asteroids and comets strike the moon’s surface at speed.  We dropped items (foil and polystyrene balls and marbles) into a tray of flour to create craters.  We found that the bigger and heavier objects dropped from a greater height made the largest craters.

Building an Igloo

The children started to collect empty milk bottles for a ‘Mystery Project’ before the Christmas holidays.  Once enough bottles were collected the children were given the challenge of ‘What could we use them for?’  There was a range of ideas; den, cave and finally an igloo.  Mr Nicholson joined us (with his tool box and safety equipment) to make the igloo and we all enjoyed playing in it.

Miss Spider's Tea party


on Wednesday afternoon Years 1 and 2 were invited to Miss Spider’s Tea Party! They collected special things on the way to Beckhole Wood and once there searched for minibeasts.

During the Tea Party (animal biscuits and jelly beans!) Mrs Bennion read the story of Miss Spider’s Tea Party and a surprise guest, a lovely centipede, came to join us!

Vet Visit

Farm Visit


Tourism Walk

Hilary Thorpe - Artist


Our Reception children really enjoy learning to read right from the beginning of their time at school. We teach synthetic phonics  using the  Read Write Inc scheme which supports the children throughout Key Stage 1 and into Key stage 2 until they become confident readers.   We use a range of reading schemes starting with the Read Write Inc ditty books. Our core reading scheme is the Oxford reading Tree supplemented by a range of fiction and non-fiction texts ensuring that all young readers find interesting and challenging reading materials. 

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