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A Frosty Happy New Year

Welcome back and Happy New Year to you all. We hope that you have had a wonderful break and that you were able to enjoy time with your family and friends. We are very happy that we are back in school and starting the term with some normality!

Thank you for your support with following new COVID-19 guidelines and utilising lateral flow and PCR tests when appropriate to do so. We wish anyone who has suffered with illness recently a speedy recovery. 

I am pleased to share the report from our recent SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) Inspection, which can be found on our website here.

Our children have enjoyed their first week back and have been busy starting their new projects! Check out what we have been up to here… 

Year R - The Gruffalo's Child

It has been such a joy to welcome back our happy, enthusiastic children after their exciting Christmas holidays. We have been learning about Winter and Julia Donaldson’s book, ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’. Highlights from our week include making our own small world scene to retell the story, improving our drawing skills by sketching pictures of the main characters, making clay models of our favourite creatures from the Gruffalo’s Wood and sequencing pictures of the story and writing about them to publish our own books.

Year 1/2 - Winter Wonderland

Year 1/2 came back to find their classrooms transformed into a Winter Wonderland! We enjoyed going on a winter walk and hope you enjoy looking at the photos to see how much fun we had!

Year 3/4 - Melting Chocolate

This week for science, we did some chocolate testing!  As we hadn’t had quite enough chocolate over Christmas we thought it would be interesting to see whic type of chocolate melted first: dark, milk or white.  We safely had some warm water in a pot which had clingfilm secured over the top.  We placed equal sized pieces of each type of chocolate on top and made careful observations as the chocolate melted.  For most groups, the dark chocolate melted first – probably because of the lower sugar content.

 

We did this as part of our science topic on solids liquids and gases.  We also listened to and read through Olaf’s song from the first Frozen movie to find out what misconceptions he had about how materials change state.  In summer, although he loves to cuddle he’d likely turn into a puddle!

Year 5/6 - Cave Paintings

It has been lovely to welcome back the children in Years 5 and 6 this week. They have come back with lots of lovely stories about how their holidays went, spending time with their families and friends…and of course, the gifts that Santa brought them. 

The children have shown great enthusiasm in their learning this week as they started some new and exciting projects! They have started to explore a new text in reading (Holes by Louis Sachar) and begun to look at different biomes as part of our geography project. In writing, the children have been inspired by their new text (Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver) to create their own cave paintings.

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