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13 07, 2022

Grenoside Woods trip with the Wildlife Trust


The children have enjoyed a trip to Grenoside Woods where they worked with the Wildlife Trust. During our 'Why do spiders eat flies?' topic the children thoroughly enjoyed learning all about mini-beasts so this was the perfect trip for our children! We had a brilliant morning where we took part in pond-dipping and a mini-beast [...]

Grenoside Woods trip with the Wildlife Trust2022-07-13T17:01:04+01:00
6 07, 2022

Arts Week – Rumble in the Jungle


During Arts Week, the children in Reception did lots of art activities based around the book 'Rumble in the Jungle' We made lots of different animals in different ways - bubble wrap painting for tigers, collage materials for a crocodile and handprint elephants to name a few! We also made leaves using clay. The children [...]

Arts Week – Rumble in the Jungle2022-07-06T11:27:44+01:00
6 07, 2022

Stay and Play


The children have had a fantastic morning during our 'stay and play'. Parents and carers were invited into school to take part in lots of fun activities linked to our topic 'Which is the biggest dinosaur?' The children enjoyed activities including printing dinosaurs using Duplo blocks, making dinosaur skeletons and using collage materials to create [...]

Stay and Play2022-07-06T08:11:21+01:00
14 06, 2022

Library trip


Reading brings many benefits to children including developing vocabulary and enhancing imagination, creativity and language skills. To create opportunities to develop reading further, the children have enjoyed a trip to Stocksbridge Library. During the visit, the children enjoyed looking at different books, having a story with the library staff and they also got to take [...]

Library trip2022-06-14T17:26:52+01:00
7 06, 2022

Save or spend


The children in class 1 and class 2 have worked really hard this academic year and staff thought the children deserved a treat. As part of save or spend the children focussed on keeping their classroom tidy and earned some money for their hard work. The children decided that they wanted a picnic with their [...]

Save or spend2022-06-07T08:22:27+01:00
6 06, 2022

Queen’s Jubilee


This week, the children at Royd Nursery Infants have celebrated the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. This year marks her 70 years of reign across the country. The children have celebrated in style with a royal tea party with their friends, enjoying snacks and music. They have been busy designing and making flags and [...]

Queen’s Jubilee2022-06-06T16:13:12+01:00
9 05, 2022

Magic Monday


Today the children had a fantastic day where all of their learning was based around the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle, to link with our 'Why do spiders eat flies?' topic. We shared the story and talked about how the caterpillar is born from an egg and then once it has grown [...]

Magic Monday2022-05-09T16:12:11+01:00
5 05, 2022

Science Day


The children in Reception enjoyed a Science day where we took part in different experiments throughout the day. We really enjoyed learning about how plants need soil, warmth, sunlight and water to grow. Then we planted our own plants in our outdoor area. We are looking forward to watching our plants grow over the next [...]

Science Day2022-05-05T08:51:42+01:00
4 05, 2022



Children at Royd participated in a 30-minute aerobics session this afternoon. As a school, we aim to provide a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity each day (this is separate to the 2 hours of Physical Education that the children participate in each week). As well as the children having lots of fun, physical [...]

21 04, 2022



The children had an "eggciting" day taking part in a range of Easter activities including the ‘Best Decorated Egg’, ‘Egg Rolling’ and 'Easter Bonnet/Hat parade'. It was "eggcellent" seeing the fantastic creations that both you are your child completed. Thank you for taking part. We hope that you all had an "eggceptional" Easter.