On Friday October 2nd 2015, Year 2 spent the afternoon with forensic investigator, Lee Robson. He brought his police van onto the field and the children took part in activities
It was a glorious day as Year 6 imagined being Edith Pretty living in her house in Sutton Hoo, looking over her land imagining what lay beneath the large mounds she saw in
Our school was buzzing on Friday 25th September as we celebrated International Day. Year 1 to Year 6 took part in learning about the many exciting different languages and cultures from all
Is your child due to start school in September 2016? If so, we are inviting parents/ carers to look around our school at 9.15am on Wednesday 21st October, Wednesday 4th
On Friday October 2nd 2015, Year 2 spent the afternoon with forensic investigator, Lee Robson. He brought his police van onto the field and the children took part in activities to help solve the mystery of the missing chair and blanket. They analysed their fingerprints, completed suspect sketches and looked at the suspect’s handwriting and footprints. Lee showed the children how to dust for fingerprints and how to take moulds of footprints and fingerprints. The children learnt so much and enjoyed being crime scene investigators for the afternoon.
It was a glorious day as Year 6 imagined being Edith Pretty living in her house in Sutton Hoo, looking over her land imagining what lay beneath the large mounds she saw in front of her. Guides spoke about and showed the children the Anglo Saxon treasures that archaeologists discovered when she asked them to dig the mounds up. The children became archaeologists themselves as they unearthed treasures of their own. Everyone agreed it was a fabulous day!
Our school was buzzing on Friday 25th September as we celebrated International Day. Year 1 to Year 6 took part in learning about the many exciting different languages and cultures from all around the world, from making Italian pizzas to Greek Dancing, speaking German to exploring the culture of Kenya! Our Reception classes learned some ways to say Hello in different languages. Our whole school assembly celebrated the breadth of languages across the world and we enjoyed learning different ways to say ‘Let’s be friends’ from the talented children in our school who are fluent in more than one language. Soyons amis! Laten we vrienden zijn! Und lass uns Freude sein!
Is your child due to start school in September 2016?
If so, we are inviting parents/ carers to look around our school at 9.15am
on Wednesday 21st October, Wednesday 4th November,
Tuesday 10th November,
Tuesday 17th November, Tuesday 24th November 2015 and
Wednesday 6th January 2016
Tours are by appointment only.
There will be a meeting for prospective parents on Thursday 19th November at 7.00pm to give an overview of our school and the curriculum. Please ring if you can attend.
Tel: 01371 872340
We look forward to meeting you!
On Thursday, Year 3 had a Brain Afternoon! We wore our thinking clothes and got comfy with our reading books, just like Albert Einstein. We even made our very own brain hats and tried some food that is good for the brain!
This year our main targets for whole school improvement are:
- Improving our understanding of what we read (reading comprehension)
- Using Talk for Writing skills to improve our writing
- Getting better at working out calculations in maths
- Focusing on outstanding behaviour in the playground and dinner hall
These pictures have been introduced to the children and we have posters in every classroom to provide visual reminders of the targets. The picture top left represents calculations in maths, the one top right Talk for writing. The bottom left picture is outstanding behaviour in the dinner hall and the playground and the bottom right picture is reading comprehension.
A new piece of play equipment is creating waves of excitement and a renewed enthusiasm for outside play. The school was aware that the previous play structure was reaching the end of its natural life and so we sought the opinions of our students through ‘Student Voice’ meetings to find out what they would like to see more of in the playground. With the overwhelming feedback being a ‘more challenging piece of equipment for the older children’ the school started looking at means of fund raising.
As part of the ‘Big Lottery Fund’ the ‘Awards for All England Funding’ provides grants of between £300 and £10,000 to communities. The school was delighted to be awarded the full £10,000 towards their ‘Health Attack’ project and this combined with a further £5,000 donation from their PTA enabled the purchase of the new ‘Space Orbiter’.
The children cannot believe their luck and the race is on each break and play time to get as much time as possible on the new equipment. One Year 6 child said ‘it’s really cool to know we were listened to and everyone loves the new equipment’.
On Friday 22nd May children in Year Five held a cake sale and puppet show to raise money for the earthquake appeal in Nepal. The children had been studying India as a topic and when they heard about the earthquake they immediately wanted to raise money to help the devastated families there.
The incredible amount of £302 was raised in one afternoon! Parents donated an amazing selection of cakes and children had also done a lot of baking themselves. The shadow puppet show told the story of Rama and Sita. The children had written the script and created their own shadow puppets.