What a performance

Last week, our very lucky choir members took part in a spectacular concert at the O2 arena in London. They sang with 189 other schools and many of their parents and carers were able to travel up and see the event in all its glory. We are so proud of them and big thanks to all of the adults who were involved in preparing the trip and special thanks to Miss Pascall for making this happen. In other news this week, the halls and corridors have been filled with enticing aromas as there has been cooking in almost every classroom. You can read about Year 5/6’s culinary delights and more right here.

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Carols Around the Tree

With two doors open on our Advent Calendars and a fabulous Carols Around the Tree this afternoon, we can be sure that Christmas is on its way! Well done to our choir for their beautiful singing and Christmasy performance. Meanwhile, in our blog this week, you will be able to find out all about Year R’s Moving Pictures, Year 1/2’s Super Sewing, Year 3/4’s Mapping of the World and Year 5/6’s Controlling circuits.

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Tiddler’s late?

We are nearly on the countdown to Christmas and the celebrations will soon begin! Remember to check out the important dates in our newsletter for all the fun that is coming soon. Meanwhile, in school, the learning has continued. In Year R, Tiddler has been late again, in Year 1/2 the children have been learning to multiply using arrays, check out Year 3/4’s moving toys and Year 5/6 have been investigating pulleys.

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It’s a stitch up

Year R - Self-Portraits

In our Art lessons this half term, we have been learning to create self-portraits. First we looked carefully at the parts of our face in the mirror and practised drawing our faces with pencil. Then we painted our face, thinking carefully about the colour of our skin, and added the details using oil pastels. Next we will create sculptures of our faces using clay.

Year 1/2 - Flashlight

This week the children have started a new book in English called Flashlight! On Wednesday the children went on a very exciting adventure! Using their torches they walked through the woodlands to see if they could spot any nocturnal animals to write about. They also thought of adjectives they could use to describe these animals. Take a look at what the children found…

Year 3/4 - Skillful Stitching

This week, year 3/4 completed the final stage of their sewing DT project.  Each child had the challenge to make a pencil case that could hold up to 5 pencils.  The first stage involved sewing to different sized rectangles together using blanket stitch.  The next task involved cutting out a design and then use running stitch to attach it to the cover.  


The year 3/4 team would like to thank the parent helpers who came to help – it made such a difference to the outcome!  Here are some pictures of the afternoon.

Year 5/6 - Creating tetrahedral kites

After consolidating our multiplication in maths, writing how to care for our deadly animals and revisiting Ancient Egypt, we returned to the daunting task of creating a tetrahedral kite…

After feeling initially daunted by the tasks, with some additional guidance on joining techniques, we were able to create some very successful group examples that passed our flight tests well – and stayed in one piece! Well done 5/6.

Perfect pyramids

Year 5/6 have been delving into the history of pyramids and obelisks as part of the history topic. They then created a ‘tetrahedral kite’ as part of their learning on frame structures in design technology, which they have used to present their new found knowledge! Year R have been very active this week – thank you to Mr Alford for his help! Year 1/2 have been getting outside and Year 3/4 have been reading a story with two sides. I wonder that could mean?

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Inclusion Day was a blast! The children (and adults!) had so much fun getting stuck into a variety of active and engaging activities. Everyone had a go at something, which included archery, New Age Kurling, water game, Nerf guns – and much more. It was a great day to show off our Learning Buttons – especially the Team Builder and Go-Getter buttons. The day made for the perfect opportunity to work together and get to know their new classes. Thank you to Personal Best Education, and the students from Mountbatten for leading the day and making it so successful. This week, in the blog, you can see all the photos from the day, plus more, including the science behind the story of Three Little Pigs(!), measuring the dark and perfect pop art!

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