Dalton School Junior Infant And Nursery

From little acorns, mighty oaks will grow

Mayfield Avenue, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 9HN
Contact: Mrs H Valentine (Office Manager)

01484 538729




 We have three Reception classes:

 R Myers/Allder - Our class teacher are called Mrs Myers and Mrs Allder.

Our teaching assistant is called Mrs Mariani.

 R Stoker  - Our class teacher is called Miss Stoker.

Our teaching assistant is called Miss Parr.

 R Metcalfe - Our class teacher is called Mrs Metcalfe.

Our teaching assistant's are called Mrs Windle and Mrs Brook.

Have you downloaded the Kirklees app '50 Things To Do Before You Are 5'?To download the app, search for ’50 things before 5′ in your app store.
 50 low cost, no cost, fun ideas to carry out with your child...ENJOY!

20 books to read before you leave Early Years
Dear Zoo
We’re Going On A Bear Hunt
Guess How much I Love You
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Peace At Last
Harry And The Bucketful Of Dinosaurs
Oliver’s Vegetables
Handa’s Surprise
The Gruffalo
Owl Babies
Room on the Broom
Farmer Duck
The Rainbow Fish
Jack And The Beanstalk
Goldilocks And The Three Bears
The Gingerbread Man
The Little Red Hen
There's a Monster in your Book

Cbeebies Club- This will be held every Tuesday as a reward for children in Reception who have shown achievement that week. Four children will be chosen from each class and they will change each week. Examples of achievement are showing progress in reading activities such as Reading Eggs, solving a problem in maths or doing something kind for someone else.

R Metcalfe - Autumn Term

We have been following our tree through the seasons of Autumn and Winter.

We have been busy learning our jolly phonics and reading books by Julia Donaldson. Our favourite so far is Room on the Broom.

In math's we have been practicing our repeating patterns using shapes. We have also looked at shape in the environment. 

Now we are preparing for Christmas, we have made a stable for our Nativity scene and we are practicing for our Christmas concert.

R Metcalfe December

 R Metcalfe performed in the school nursery rhyme nativity play. All the children sang really well and put on a good show.

We all enjoyed our Christmas party where we danced, played games and ate party food.

Santa also paid a visit to our school and left some presents for our class.

R Metcalfe- Spring Term


We love to read with our friends in the reading den. Look at the fairy tale characters display.

This term we have been reading books by David McKee. We have been looking carefully at the vocabulary in the Elmer stories.

Emily our student, helps us to change our library books every week. We take them home and share them with our families.


Ian, Kate and Kevin came into school to show us how to ride balance bikes. We had lots of fun learning how to balance, glide, steer and stop safely.

Valentine’s Day

We have been making valentines biscuits with Miss Lightowlers, we have also been making cards during continuous provision.

Thank you to FODS for raising money for our classroom. Here are some of our children with some of the new things we bought. We had a vote to decide what to call the baby. We decided to call him Joey.

World Book DayE

We dressed up as our favourite characters from a book. We also had a book day disco after school to raise money for FODS.

R Stoker - Autumn Term

R Stoker adopted a tree on our school field. We studied each tree looking closely at the colours of leaves and the markings on the bark and used this in our decision to vote on which tree we would like. When we returned to class, we looked on the internet to find out the type of tree by looking at the leaf shape and colour. We found out it was a lime tree. We will return to the tree each season to see how it has changed.

Stick Man

In R Stoker we have been reading the book Stick Man by Julia Donaldson. We came up with a fun and yummy way to make our own stick man .

R Stoker December

R Stoker returned to our chosen tree on the field. We noticed that all of the leaves had fallen off and talked about how we were now going into the season of Winter. 

" The leaves have all fallen off because it is Winter"- Sienna

When we talked about what they thought would happen next, Ellie said "The leaves will come back".


Cannon Hall Farm - June 2019

Reception went on their first trip to Cannon Hall in Barnsley. It was an awesome day, all the children (and staff) thoroughly enjoyed themselves looking at and learning about different farm animals. We even saw baby meerkat's (called pups) and in the reptile house we saw a large python and a colony of leaf ants walking along a rope above our heads, along with many other fascinating reptiles. 

The weather stayed good for us to eat out lunch outside, although we got a bit wind swept and the children had a great time exploring the outdoor adventure playground and the tube maze. 

World Book day in R Metcalfe

We had a great time reading books and sharing stories about our book characters. Which characters can you see?

R Metcalfe exploring the Quad

Children in RMetcalfe had lots of fun trying out our new equipment in the quad area. We have been working on our gross motor skills.

R Metcalfe homework about people who work in our community.

Images below from 2017/2018

POLICE ALERT!!!  Children in Reception were visited by Brian our local PCSO along with his police van.

Some of us dressed up as Police and we all got to look in the van, listened to the loud siren and even had a chance to be locked up in the back of the van - luckily he let us back out again!!