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House points underway!

Today we launched our four houses; thank you to everyone who put forward suggestions and well done especially to Katie and Connie for coming up with the chosen theme of famous people from the Victorian era!

House names


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First swim of the season! Back in the flow ... Clubs starting today and fixtures later on in a week . Most football matches will be on a Thursday . Most classes have outside PE this week , please ensure all pe kits include a tracksuit as it is starting to get cold! Mr J

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Extra Curricular Activities / Clubs

A reminder that after school clubs start this week, commencing Monday 18th September.


I am so sorry for the confusion I caused by getting the days muddled on the allocation sheet! To confirm, the correct days are those that were listed on the original sign up sheet which I have listed below.  If you have any questions please do pop into the office to check.


Activity Year groups Day Time Leader

Boys Football




Mr Jefferies  & Mrs Lewis  





Mr Jefferies & Mrs Jones


(girls & boys)




Miss Walker

Gardening & environment



3.15pm – 4.15pm

Miss Leake

Young Worship




Mrs Peddie / Mrs Stewart

Art Club




Mrs Springall

Girls Football




Mr Jefferies  & Mrs Sabri 




3.15pm – 4.00pm

Miss Ingle


£5 towards cost of ingredients required (total for all sessions)




*Note later finish for KS1*

Mrs Stewart




3.15pm – 4.15pm

Miss Gale





Mrs Stewart



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Week 2

We have had another busy week in Class 2. In our English lessons, we have been writing sentences about our favourite animal. In our sentences, we had to make sure that we included capital letters and full stops in the correct places.

During maths over the week, we have been learning about how to match and write numbers in both words and numerals. All of the children have worked hard to use their phonics skills to help them to read different numbers in words.

In the afternoons this week, we have learnt all about Viking longboats in history, how Mondrian used primary colours in his art work and what materials different objects around the classroom are made of in science.


-       Due to a timetabling change, our PE lessons will now take place on a Tuesday and a Friday. Please make sure your child has their kit in school on these days.

-       Homework and spelling books are to be handed in on Monday for marking and new spellings and homework to be given on Tuesday.

-       Clubs begin on Monday.

-       Home learning grids went home on Tuesday. The children have up to half term to complete 6 of the tasks on the sheet (they must pick one English and one maths task). I am really looking forward to see what tasks the children complete over the upcoming weeks.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Leake.

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Class 6 - another fun week!

Another excellent week at school.

In English we have had a ball. We are on such a fun topic and are really enjoying reading ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar. As we have been studying the book carefully and discussing the author’s intent in each chapter we feel we are understanding the text more. So many of us even have our own copies now. This week we have been writing a diary entry from Stanley’s point of view, based on his first experiences of digging at Camp Green Lake. I feel that Chapter 7 is one of the best chapters of the book so far. (Travis)

In RE our topic is ‘Belief in Action’. Our first session generated a great deal of quite deep discussion. We have started to find out about the different beliefs of religious and non-religious communities in our local area. Mrs Stewart really challenged us to draw on our learning powers by asking us questions such as: What are beliefs? What beliefs do you think we all share? What shared beliefs do we have in school? Do you think having ‘faith’ is different to having ‘beliefs’? It needed a great deal of perseverance.

PE is one of our favourite subjects as a class. Even if dance is not everyone’s favourite area, we are truly making sure that we collaborate and have worked hard to put our fears of dancing in front of others behind us. The moves that some people have created are ‘cool’.

In Maths we have been concentrating on improving our speed when tackling a range of mental maths questions, which is going to really help us feel prepared for what lies ahead when it’s SAT’s. We have been working on multiplying and dividing with decimals. It’s important to see these kinds of questions in a number of different ways. Not only that, we need to see that we can answer in many different ways - verbal and written reasoning, grid method, questions as clues.

Electricity is our focus in Science, as you might know if you have read the school curriculum leaflet. We have been given the opportunity, which we all like, to express our ideas in our own way. As well as sharing our understanding of electricity we have be linking this with measuring electricity (mainly voltage of appliances) and broadening our scientific vocabulary when writing our reasoning.

In Humanities (mainly Geography) we have been learning about Scotland and more specifically next session the Scottish Isles. This has linked in with our art as we have sketched and looked at work by the artist Steven Brown, who uses Highland cows as his focus.

French this week with Mrs Massie was great fun learning about hobbies. We had to use our skills or listening but also take the plunge to recall in French.

Finally, we were set our first piece of homework. This was a reading comprehension which extends our knowledge of science and electricity awareness. Mrs Stewart handed us the new chart of homework and we spent time discussing what and how this should be completed. A lot of us were excited and already started selecting things we would like to have a go at.

Blog above written by Travis and Joseph

Well done boys! Now to just add in those little reminders.

  • Homework to be handed in on Monday and be ready for your first spelling test too.

  • Remember your swimming kits please. If possible could ear-rings be removed, as this helps to speed up things and not lose any lovely ear-rings.

  • Clubs begin on Monday.

  • Reading journals being signed off again on Monday. Try to get all five sessions as it leads to rewards.

    Thank you for a fun week of learning Class 6. You are all doing an amazing job being buddies. I have had some lovely feedback from Class 1 parents from this morning’s coffee morning. Congratulations to all of the children receiving a reward in Celebration Assembly, it is getting harder to select.

    I hope you all have a lovely weekend and feel refreshed ready to go next week.

    Mrs Stewart

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