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This week is National Storytelling Week. To help celebrate this, the School Council have hosted a storytelling competition. Those who wanted to enter needed to write a story (true or made up) and hand it in to their class councillor. On Friday, the councillors got together to choose a selection of their favourite stories. These …

Today in Science, we have used our investigative skills to compare and group together different types of rocks based on appearance and simple physical features. To begin with, we used our 5 senses to describe the different rocks that we would be investigating. We particularly enjoyed looking at the rocks underneath the magnifying glasses in …

This term in LKS2, we have started our new topic called Scavengers and Settlers. Throughout this topic, we are going to be learning all about life in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. To kick off our learning of these different historical periods, we have taken part in a muddy puddle day focused on the …

To round off our learning of Rainforests and Chocolate, we have undertaken a chocolate bread making project. To begin with, we were given the task of designing a snack that we could make and eat whilst in the rainforest. We came up with all sorts of weird and wonderful original ideas! However, after a discussion …

Today in Woodpeckers, we have started our new multiplication and division maths unit. Before we get into our new learning for year 3 and 4, we have spent a session re-capping on the knowledge we already have about multiplication and division. To begin with, we focused on multiplication. Discussing key vocabulary, such as times by …

Today in English, we have come together as a class to write a good version of a recount (a WAGOLL). To begin with, we brainstormed our ideas, thinking about time adverbials, past tense verbs and putting things into chronological order. Then, we got together on the carpet to share these and put them into a …

Before we start our new topic of Scavengers and Settlers, we have learned some new vocabulary that will crop up consistently throughout the term. To begin with, we looked at the new vocabulary, discussing potential pronunciations and meanings. Then, we had a go at matching the vocabulary to their correct definitions, discussing them as we …

There won’t be a swimming lesson for Year 4 tomorrow. Children are still welcome to come in P.E. kit. Thanks,   Mr Housden

Yesterday afternoon, LKS2 enjoyed their Christmas party. They all had a fantastic time and would like to say a massive thank you to the PTA for providing the prizes and pass the parcel.

Over the past couple of weeks, all children, from EYFS to Year 6, have been working hard on their Little Inventors Christmas Competition task. Children were given the following brief and had to come up with their own original, weird and wonderful ideas! ‘Tis the season to hang the stockings, roll up the snowmen, and …
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