Friday, 29 April 2016


In reception we had a very special delivery today! We have got some lovely caterpillars to keep in our classes. We will be watching them everyday to see how they are changing and we are already excited for the butterflies. We have been researching butterflies and deciding names that we may like to call them when they hatch. We will keep you updated on their progress! 

Y3 Music

Year 3 have been thinking about how music can give a mood or feeling. We are listening to music written by the famous film composer John Williams. This week we have performed music by reading a graphic score. We thought about how the pictures told us what sounds to make.

Exploring Giant Cardboard Boxes in Pre-Nursery

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Y2F visit a special place

As part of our RE topic on Special Places, Year 2 went to visit St Jude's Church. We met Padre Roy who told us all about the church. We looked for all the special things in the church and thought about how it made us feel. we all enjoyed our visit to St Jude's.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Year 4K Researching Mummification

Year 4 are researching the mummification process. Each group is focusing on a different part of the process. Tomorrow, we will feedback to our classmates and share our research. Once all the information is collated, we will begin writing our explanation texts.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Green Council Update

We wanted to tell you a little bit about what we do in Green Council and also to ask for your help!

Green Council has 2 reps from each year group - a boy and a girl - who are chosen by their classes to represent them at Green Council meetings.

"We get lots of visits from people, eg the police, Bike It."
"We want to keep the school eco friendly."
"We talk about how we can make our environment a better place."
"We go on trips."
"We talk about important things".
"We get to vote for Good Egg"
"We tell people about things, to learn about new things in the school."
"We sort things out if people are being mean to people."
"We talk about things that need fixing."
"At break time, some children like to play pretend fighting, you can say to them stop."

We would also like to ask for your help in keeping our community and school clean.
Come and see us if you have any ideas or questions.

From Mrs Williams and the Green Council

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Bike Maintenance Session with Sustrans

We've got Stuart from Sustrans in doing a bike maintenance session for some of our children and their parents. We've learnt lots about how to check our bikes are safe to ride! 

Y4H Robots

Class 4H have had a great time researching, designing and making their own robots. They designed recycling bots, robot cleaners, even dog robots. What kind of robot would make your life easier?

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

The Bigfoot Mountain Debate in Year 6

Today, Year 6 hosted a debate about whether Bigfoot Mountain should be developed for tourism.

Children were put into groups such as environmentalist, skier, developer, farmers, Indians and local people and they had to argue whether they were for or against the proposed development.

Here is the agenda...

The discussion was heated with strong debate, but when it came to vote for "Should Bigfoot Mountain Ski Resort be granted planning permission?" "yes" gained 10 votes but "no" gained 18 votes, so the motion failed.  

However, Mrs Carrington said that the best debaters were really those for the Ski resorts.

How do you think you would vote?

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Dance in Nursery

Today we were lucky enough to have the dance teacher Ronnie come down and teach us some moves. 

Space Explorers

Over the Easter break we had something very exciting happen down in Reception. We came back to find a spaceship in our classroom! We will now be learning about space and the children have begun the week brilliantly showing lots of fascination around the planets and space travel. We are really looking forward to the next weeks of learning! 

We're going on a plant hunt...

In Year 2, we're just starting our new topic in Science... plants! We were very excited to learn about plants and remembered lots of things from Year 1 like the parts of a plant and the difference between trees and flowers. To get us ready for our Year 2 learning objectives, we thought about where plants grow in our school.

We went on a plant hunt in the bottom playground before moving up to the top playground. How exciting it was! We found lots of lovely, green, tall trees and some small, colourful flowers. Have a look at some of the things we found in the pictures below.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Yr4 World Water Day!

Year 4 Egypt Topic Day

Year 4 have started the summer term with a topic day! 

Using maps, topic books and iPads, we are discovering lots of exciting things about Ancient Egypt.