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We aim to provide a rich, meaningful learning environment with high quality teaching where every child is given the opportunity to develop independent learning skills through a curriculum based on first hand experience and enquiry. The focus in the classroom is on challenge, engagement, enjoyment and achievement. There is a strong pastoral structure and Christian ethos which creates a caring, secure environment where everyone is valued as an individual. We aim to create an environment... read more

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New Play Equipment and a £10,000 Lottery Grant

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 [...]

Year 4 – Terrific Tudors off to a fighting start!

Year 4 have re-enacted the Battle of Bosworth to start off their learning about the Tudors. The children chose their sides and learnt how Richard met his horrific end, with Henry as victor! Have a look through our photos showing Richard’s, Henry’s and Stanley’s armies.

Year 5 – Nepal Earthquake Appeal

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 [...]

New Play Equipment and a £10,000 Lottery Grant

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’.

 

Year 4 – Terrific Tudors off to a fighting start!

Year 4 have re-enacted the Battle of Bosworth to start off their learning about the Tudors. The children chose their sides and learnt how Richard met his horrific end, with Henry as victor! Have a look through our photos showing Richard’s, Henry’s and Stanley’s armies.

Year 5 – Nepal Earthquake Appeal

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.

Year 4 – Maldon and Heybridge Basin

Year 4 went on an exciting, if slightly blustery (!) trip to Maldon and Heybridge Basin.
The children looked at the boats in the estuary at Maldon and compared the sea to the river they had visited previously in Dunmow. They also went to Heybridge Basin where the Blackwater Navigation canal runs along the River Chelmer. The children had a journey up the canal on a narrow boat where they saw over 100 boats and lots of wildlife. Some children were also lucky enough to see the lock being opened for a sailing boat!

 

Year 1 Recipe Fair

Year 1 recently celebrated their topic Getting Together with family and friends at their end of term Recipe Fair.  The topic celebrates the home cultures of the children in year 1. This year it gave them the opportunity to learn about culture and everyday life in Poland, India, Greece, Portugal, South Africa, Mauritius and Britain.

At the recipe fair each child and teacher had brought into school a favourite family recipe to share in a class recipe book and many children had also cooked the dish for friends to try.  Parents and grandparents had the opportunity to look at their children’s work from the topic.  Everyone had an enjoyable afternoon and and left with a full tummy and lots of new recipes to try at home!

Reception class animals topic

The Reception class topic for this half term  has been ‘Get a pet’. Mrs Pratley, one of our Reception parents, came in to talk about her job as a veterinary nurse and on the 30th April the Reception classes were lucky enough to have a visit from ‘Gemma’s Farm’. This was a fantastic first hand experience for the children as they were able to feed, stroke, brush, hold and observe the animals. These included Wasabi and Wally the lambs, Cherry the pony, Betty Spaghetti and Frank the goats. They all really enjoyed the experience and were eager to share newly learned animal facts.

Tea Picked by Monkeys!- Year 5

During their work on India year five had the opportunity to try some tea – several teas in fact. The children held their tea tasting session after reading the book “Cloud Tea Monkeys”. This is a book based in the foothills of the Himalayas and is about a little girl who is helped in her difficult job of picking tea by a group of monkeys. The Royal Tea Taster decides that her tea is the best – mainly because the monkeys have climbed high in the Himalayas and picked tea leaves only accessible to them.

When we read the blurb on the book we found out that although this was a story, monkeys were …….read more