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This page is dedicated to keeping parents and carers up to date on what we have been getting up to in school.

R…E…S…P…E…C…T find out what it means to me!

By Jodie Williams | February 15, 2019

Children have been focusing on RESPECT this week and what that looks like in their lives. We understand that to get respect, we give respect and that this happens in different places through the day. Listening was identified as the main was to easily show respect and that this can happen in the classroom, on…

Amazing Adaptations

By Jodie Williams | February 14, 2019

Today, we used our scientific skills to investigate adaptation, specifically that of birds. We pretended we were Darwin researching the finches found on the Galapagos Islands, aiming to discover if the type of beak or bill would affect the diet and likelihood of survival. We had lots of fun using the ‘beaks’ to collect our…

Chinese New Year

By Jodie Williams | February 13, 2019

The children enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year by tasting a variety of Chinese food in nursery. The spring rolls and the prawn crackers were a massive hit! The children also listened to the story of the Chinese New Year and watched the famous ‘Chinese Lion Dance’.

Brilliant Bridges!

By Jodie Williams | February 13, 2019

This week, we have been learning about lots of famous bridges all around the world, their purpose and the materials used for construction. We explored constructing a bridge using dry spaghetti and marshmallows. It was very tempting not to eat the marshmallows! 

Terrific Towers

By Jodie Williams | February 7, 2019

As part of our topic we have been making towers using different types of materials and equipment. The children enjoyed seeing how tall they could build them before collapsing! We are also looking forward to our trip to Oxford Castle. We can’t wait to share the pictures and our learning with you.

Resilience, yoga poses and chocolate hobnobs!

By Jodie Williams | January 31, 2019

This week Jaz joined Miss Hopkinson for assembly to teach children about being resilient when faced with something challenging. Children discussed the things they have found difficult to face  but by training their resilience muscle they can do it! We compared what happens to a rich tea biscuit when it is dunked in a lovely…

Stop, Look and Listen

By Jodie Williams | January 24, 2019

We have been learning about the different jobs people do and how these people help us in our daily lives. Our children were lucky enough to have a special visit from our very own Lolly-Pop Lady to teach us about staying safe on the roads. Now we know that we must remember to Stop, Look…

The Natural World

By Jodie Williams | January 23, 2019

As part of our topic, Years 3 and 4 have been learning about the natural world.  This week we are learning about parts of the plant by making and labelling our own venus fly traps. This will lead on to exploring  life cycles, germination, pollination and seed dispersal. 

Royal Tea Party

By Jodie Williams | January 22, 2019

Year 1 enjoyed a royal visit last week from her Majesty the Queen. The children had been practicing their table manners in preparation for her Majesty. Everyone enjoyed cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches with tea and cake. Her Majesty was very impressed with how smart everyone looked and agreed that the children’s behaviour was impeccable.…

Reading Buddies

By Jodie Williams | January 22, 2019

Today the youngest and oldest children in the school became reading buddies! Foundation children loved sharing stories with their peers from year 5/6.  

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