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  • Infant Celebration Assembly – writing
    Well done to all of these children who have been creative, resilient and resourceful when writing this week!
  • Y1 outdoor learning
    Y1 went into our outdoor area in KS2 today to learn all about fire with Mr Fletcher. The children thought about a ’fire triangle’ – naming the three things a fire needs – and then learnt about ways to stay […]
  • Y1 – Science – Food Chains!
    Today, the children learnt all about different food chains. They could explain how energy is transferred between living things and some children even managed to use key vocabulary such as ’prey’, ’predator’, ’producer’ and ’consumer’!
  • Stratford 2022
  • Colour Smash Run 2022
    To celebrate the 10 year anniveasary of the London Olympics and it’s legacy in the UK, we took 40 Year 3 and 4s to a Colour Smash Run event at the Olympic Park. The Pictures peak for themselves I think: […]
  • Year 3 Music – Myth Soundtracks
    To finish our Ancient Egypt learning journey, Year 3 have been composing soundtracks for the myths they have written. First, we listened to the soundtrack to the Mummy film and discussed the mood, tempo, pitch and other dynamics. We then […]
  • Infant Celebration Assembly – Respectfulness
  • Sports day and The Queens Jubilee
    We had a busy day, learning about the Queen, designing her knickers and making trifle. We loved our picnic lunch outside and manage to dodge the rain for our very own mini sports ‘day’ .
  • Pre-School Summer 1 Week 6 – A Squash and a Squeeze
    We’ve enjoyed reading the story ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’ by Julia Donaldson. We’ve acted out the story and made animal masks. We also made houses out of duplo and cardboard boxes. We had lots of fun outside, with cars […]
  • Pre-School Summer 1 Week 5 – vegetables
    This week we have been thinking about gardening and growing vegetables. We read Oliver’s Vegetables and have enjoyed planting peas, sunflowers, tomatoes. We’ve also been printing with carrots and painting bees.
  • Ancient Egyptian STEM in Year 3
    In recent weeks, the children in year 3 have been really getting stuck into a series of STEM projects (Science, technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as they investigate different aspects of ancient Egyptian life. Pyramid Angles We measured the angles that […]
  • Y1 – Maths – fractions!
    Today in Maths the children used salt dough to find one half of a whole! They were able to recognise that halves must be equal amounts, and some children even managed to find quarters!
  • Y1 – RE
    Today in our RE lesson the children listened to the story, ’Whoever you are’ by Mem Fox. We discussed what the message behind the story was and then used this learning to help us sort some key words into a […]
  • Y3H Scratch Games
    Y3H Have been using Scratch to make games. We disussed what is safe to share online. We decided our games would be good to make availale for anyone to try. So here are some to play: They aren’t perfect! How […]
  • Infant Celebration Assembly – Kindness
    Well done to these children who have demonstrated exceptional kindness at school!
  • Y1 Outdoor Learning, Using our Senses
    We were explorers this afternoon, using all of our senses to complete a treasure hunt during our outdoor learning. When thinking about taste, we found the elderflower tree and learned that we can use the flowers to make cordial. We […]
  • Maths KS1
    We have been learning how to do Arrays in Maths.
  • Y1 – D&T making jam sandwiches!
    Yesterday, the children used their written instructions to help them make jam sandwiches fit for the Queen’s Jubilee! They practised cooking skills such as cutting and spreading and did a great job of following their instructions accurately! Some even used […]
  • Pre-School Summer 1 Week 4 – May Day celebrations
    This week, we have been learning about May day celebrations. We watched some Maypole dancing and made our own Maypole outside. We are enjoying listening to Maypole music and dancing around. We have also made ribbons to dance with. We’ve […]
  • Outdoor Learning – Investigating Materials in Birds’ Nests
  • Celebration Assembly
  • Y1 Multiplication Carousel
    The children were very resourceful during their maths lesson today. They completed a carousel of activities focussing on multiplication (groups of and repeated addition); division (sharing into equal groups) and doubling.
  • Y1 PE Forward Roles
    The children were really resilient today, practising and improving their forward roles in gymnastics.
  • Y2 Floating and Sinking Experiment
  • Pre-School Summer 1 Week 2- Frog Life Cycle
    We have been continuing our frog theme this week by learning about the life cycle of a frog. We did some drama, acting out being an egg, tadpole and then frog. We enjoyed singing 5 green speckled frogs. We’ve also […]
  • KS1 Celebration Assembly – Writing
  • Out and About with Y5
    Y5 trekked out into the wilderness this week, on our Spring Walk. This adventurous hike into the wilds was supposed to conclude our “Out and About” learning journey, but our previous date had to be cancelled due to the weather […]
  • History
    The children have been historians understanding chronology by ordering Significant British Monarchs.
  • Year 2 and 3 Tree Planting
    Yesterday the Year2s and Year 3s teamed up to plant lots of trees in the school grounds. It was part of the Jubilee celebrations, a national project called the Queen’s Canopy. They have come from a charity called I Dig […]
  • Y1 Outdoor learning – bird spotting!
    Today, we learnt about common varieties of birds found in the U.K. We identified robins, blue tits, magpies, wood pigeons and goldfinches. We went outside to see if we could spot any, and used binoculars to get a closer look!
  • Battle of Hastings Comes to Y5
    Y5 immersed themselves in their new learning journey, “Who Do We Think We Are: The Normans”, last week, when they re-enacted the Battle of Hastings on the school field. The children were split into opposing armies and learnt about the […]
  • Pre-School Summer 1 Week 2 – More frogs!
    We’ve had a lovely day, thinking about different animals. The children have loved making frogs, colouring frogs and ducks and singing 5 speckled frogs and 5 little ducks. They’ve also been singing and dancing to nursery rhymes, working together to […]
  • Y3 to Weston Park Museum
    It was amazing to take the Year 3 children  out on their second trip of the year.  This time we took the double decker to Weston Park Museum. Here we got a special chance to meet not one but two […]
  • Recipe for a Happy Family
    In our wellbeing learning this afternoon Y1 were thinking about their families, and how all families are different. The children created their own recipes for how to make a happy family.
  • Y1 Maths
    The children have been learning to multiply by 10. We used pieces of Numicon to support our understanding of how many groups we were multiplying by.
  • KS1 Celebration Assembly
  • Tree Planting in Y1 and Y6
    We had a wonderful collaborative afternoon on Thursday, with the Y1s and Y6s working together to plant 120 new trees up on the junior field. The Y6s were fantastic role models, and showed such kindness and consideration towards the Y1s, […]
  • Pre-School Summer 1 Week 1 – Frogs!
    Welcome back! And what a lovely sunny day we’ve had. We welcomed our new starters and read the story of the Wide-Mouthed Frog. The children loved it so much that I’ve read it over and over again to them! They […]
  • Y1 Maths – x 2!
    Today, the children have been learning how to multiply by two! We looked at the symbol ‘X’ and different ways we say this and what this means. The children used numicon ‘2’ pieces to show their working out.
  • Y3 Celtic House Building
    At the end of our ‘Mists of Time’ topic we have been learning about our Iron Age ancestors, the Celts. We have explored how they lived and the changes seen through their use of iron. We thought that the Celts […]
  • Year 3 – Squash Lessons
    This half term year 3 have had the opportunity to try out the sport of squash. We were invited down to Abbeydale Squash Centre for taster lessons. It was wonderful to see how the children’s racket skills improved over their […]
  • Reading for Pleasure Challenge Winners
    A huge well done to everyone who participated in our reading for pleasure challenges this half term, we were blown away by how much awesome reading took place across the school, and by how creative and resourceful the children have […]
  • Make do and Mend
    As part of our World War 2 topic, Y6 pupils have been practising their sewing skills. During the war, clothing was rationed and many families stretched their ration-coupons by repairing their existing clothing or exchanging their ration coupons for the […]
  • Spring 2 Week 6
    We’ve had a lovely week, completed spring trails and enjoying spring crafts. We loved the Eggciting trail, every time we found an egg there was a very energetic challenge to complete !! As always we loved our outside adventures and […]
  • Foundation 2 Spring Update
    We’ve had an action packed and enjoyable Spring 2 half term. The children have definitely earned their break with all their hard work and super learning progress. This is a very full update but we will aim after the holidays […]
  • KS1 Citizenship Awards
  • Spring Term Citizenship Trophy Goes to…
    Seren Smith of Y5P! Seren was awarded the trophy for her kind and supportive attitude when working with other learners, her happy and friendly demeanour and the hard work that she puts into her learning! Well done Seren!
  • Y5 Finish Their Journey “Out and About”
    Y5 have just concluded their Learning Journey for the half term. Called “Out and About” this journey focuses on the geographical knowledge and skills required to interpret maps and understand the world around us. Check out our Celebration Assembly to […]