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Year 2 visit Tropical Wings

In Year 2, we are currently learning all about different animal habitats in our ‘Bug’s Life’ topic. We visited Tropical Wings where we saw so many different animals. The children

Smoothie Event – Year 2

Year 2 have just finished an exciting topic called ‘A Marvellous Medicine’. During this topic, the children read lots of Roald Dahl books and learnt about capacity when experimenting with

10 Hatching Chicks – Year 2

Early one morning, we had a special delivery of 10 fertilised eggs. We watched and waited for two days and then the first egg began to crack. The chick had

NSPCC Board Game Day

Our Board Game afternoon on Friday 27th May was a huge success and raised a tremendous £274 for the NSPCC. Children from all classes spent the afternoon with a different

Summer Fete

A huge thank you to all those parents, teachers and children who were involved in making our Summer fete such an enormous success. We were delighted to be able to

Year 2 visit Tropical Wings

In Year 2, we are currently learning all about different animal habitats in our ‘Bug’s Life’ topic. We visited Tropical Wings where we saw so many different animals. The children learnt so many facts from the staff at the zoo and had a very interesting talk about different animal habitats. A barn owl flew over our heads, a skunk walked in between us and we saw a meerkat up close. Have a look at some of the pictures that the children took.

Smoothie Event – Year 2

Year 2 have just finished an exciting topic called ‘A Marvellous Medicine’. During this topic, the children read lots of Roald Dahl books and learnt about capacity when experimenting with their own marvellous medicine. At the end of the topic, the children made smoothies and wrote their recipes into a book for their parents. We filled a jam jar with our concoction and created artistic labels for them. We then held a smoothie event where parents came to try them. It was a huge success and we raised over £70 for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.

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10 Hatching Chicks – Year 2

Early one morning, we had a special delivery of 10 fertilised eggs. We watched and waited for two days and then the first egg began to crack. The chick had to stay in the incubator until he was all fluffy and until another chick had hatched. Then he and his friend were moved across to the brooder box. They were very noisy when they were awake, but they did keep nodding off! Two days later all 10 eggs had hatched with Wobbly being the last chick to hatch. When they were strong enough, we took them out of their brooder box and held them. Some fell asleep in our hands. We learnt so much about the life cycle of a chick, a chick’s habitat and how to care for a chick. After two weeks, the girls went to Boydells Farm and the boys went to a free-range farm in Northampton.

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NSPCC Board Game Day

Our Board Game afternoon on Friday 27th May was a huge success and raised a tremendous £274 for the NSPCC. Children from all classes spent the afternoon with a different year group and were able to choose which games they would enjoy playing. Ben Harris, Assistant Head who organised the event said that ‘the children really enjoyed the opportunity of sharing their favourite games with their friends and playing games with older and younger children. In every single classroom children were completely engrossed in the games and the fact that we raised money for such a worthy cause was a bonus.’ Thank you to all our parents for their support of this event.

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Summer Fete

A huge thank you to all those parents, teachers and children who were involved in making our Summer fete such an enormous success. We were delighted to be able to enjoy a number of displays from the school’s talented steel band, gymnasts and dancers as well as the Dunmow Majorettes; Braintree Martial Arts Club and Dunmow Theatre Dance School. With around 750 people attending and 3,500 raised it was once again a day enjoyed by all.

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Hilton Hotel volunteers give ‘Sensory Garden’ a makeover

As part of their annual volunteer programme employees at Hilton London Stansted Airport gave up 2 days to help transform part of our school grounds. School Business Manager Jess Horrocks said ‘we applied for help with this project because we knew that it would have a real and immediate impact for our children. With over 420 children the playground can sometimes feel very busy and this space gives all our children a chance to spend time in a calmer environment. Our aim is to further develop the space into a sensory area where children with lower attention spans or those dealing with emotional upheaval are able to take a ‘brain break’. We strongly believe that the emotional wellbeing of our children directly links to their ability to learn and are so grateful to the volunteers for helping us to create this colourful and important space.’

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