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Making stuff!




This week the shelter was finally built! Mr Armstrong came in, after letters had been written inviting him in to help create a shelter behind the den. The children helped use the drill and saw the wood and found a waterproof camouflage cover to tie to the fence. So far, it is working well. Great teamwork children! And thank you Mr A!

Other children have also been making stuff from recycled materials and have been filling out design sheets, detailing how they made their creations. Finally, they photograph it and then the photo shows the final product. This has been very popular.

We are learning to tell the story of The Little Red hen and everyone has a story map in their bookbags, ready to be experts on return to school, late October. We have been acting it out as we tell it this week.


Happy half term everyone.

Welcome to Reception!


What a busy few weeks we have had in Reception! We have all been getting to know one another whilst settling in to our new classroom/outdoor area – with some help from Year 1.

We have been exploring and making things from boats, to baking mud pies and even creating our own funfair slide in the outdoor house! We have also enjoyed trying to beat the timer when we tidy up (we have managed to beat it most times so far… let’s keep it up!)

Last week, we enjoyed our first snack time and lunch time as a whole class. Both were very successful and the children are settling into their new routines well. This week, we are looking forward to having the children in full time – there’s lots of fun to be had!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your patience and co-operation over the last few weeks. As you know, this is my first class and like the children, I am also learning and getting used to new routines.

Miss Allen and the EYFS team

Interhouse Netball & Rugby

Years 5 and 6 had an exciting end to the week this week. We had our first Interhouse tournament of the year! The houses were split into 2 teams of mixed ages to play either Netball or Football. We had a lovely turn out of parents who cheered the children on and provided encouragement.

Throughout the afternoon, the children showed excellent team work as everyone tried  hard to ensure the whole team was involved and working together. We also saw brilliant sportsmanship with rival teams supporting and encouraging each other – despite some fierce competitive natures!

We had some very close matches where the final goal was scored in the last 30 seconds of the match and the children all had a lovely time (as did the teachers!).

Bridge building

Another week gone by and half term is fast approaching. This week in year 4 we have been finishing our first maths unit and moving onto the second. Over the next couple of weeks we will be adding and subtracting so if you need help adding up or balancing the books make sure you give your children the chance to show off their skills!

On Tuesday we had our last forest school and the children had a great time! We were Victorian bridge builders and all of the children showed fabulous growth mind set attitudes to working as a team and designing a bridge.

On Thursday afternoon the children were amazingly creative in the style of William Morris and they drew some amazing wall paper designs which will be on show soon.





Mysterious aliens.

Year 5 have started work on our new genre in English – Sci-Fi. We learned that Sci-Fi  typically deals with imaginative concepts such as futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes, and extraterrestrial life.  To launch our topic, we had a close look at aliens, writing some outstanding descriptions of them.

In Maths we have been adding, using both mental strategies and the formal written method, and have been solving problems.

In Science we tried to explain how we know that the Earth is spherical.

The week was finished nicely with everyone taking part in the Year 5 and 6 Interhouse Netball and Football competition. It was lovely to see the children supporting and helping one another in their houses. They have shown real team spirit. Well done everyone!

Over Farm


On Monday we visited Over Farm. We learnt about the different crops they grow, the different machines they use and we fed the animals. At the end of the day we had a tractor ride. It was brilliant fun.


Year 3 6th October

This week we have been busy preparing for our Benchball festival!  Hopefully your children have bought home an invite, inviting their parents to come and join us for a fun afternoon of benchball.  We will be showcasing our skills, supporting our team mates and having lots of fun.  We hope you will come and join us… don’t forget your sports kit to join in! 🙂

We have also written our adaptations of our stories this week.  We then used the laptops to type up our stories and turn them into books.  Look out for them next time you are in the classroom.


This week we started our new English unit all about Pokemon. 

We ABSOLUTELY love it!

This is our report …


Pikachu is a species of Pokémon in the electric type. What a friendly Pokémon they are! However, if threatened or angered, they can be quite aggressive. Do you want to know more? If so read on!

What does Pikachu look like?

Pikachu is a short, chubby rodent that is covered in yellow fur with two horizontal stripes on its back. It has a minuscule mouth and long, pointed ears with black tips. Pikachu has stump like arms and three toes on each foot. At the base of its lightning bolt-shaped tail is patch of brown fur. Incredibly, there are pouches inside its rosy, red cheeks where it stores electricity.

What is Pikachu’s habitat like and what does it eat?

At times Pikachu travel in groups. It raises its tail to check its surroundings and is occasionally struck by lightning in this position. Living in forested places, Pikachu can be found hunting for berries which it roasts with electricity. Funnily enough, Pikachu has been known to have a fondness of ketchup and has been spotted eating telephone wires.

What are Pikachu’s special powers?

Pikachu is able to release high voltages of electricity. It has many types of attacks including thunderbolt, rocket punch and volt tackle. Weirdly, Pikachu can electrify itself to use its signature move the Volt Tackle.

Did you know?

Pikachu will evolve into a Raichu when it has come into contact with a Thunderstone.


We have explored and painted our own Pokemon too. We will plan and write our own adapted reports based on these Pokemon. 

Today we had a go at 11 club. This is done throughout the whole school. It starts at 11 club then progresses to 22 club, 33 club and so on. The children have 4 minutes to complete 11, 22, 33 etc number sentences. They ALL have to be correct to become part of the club. Well done to those children who got their badge today. Don’t worry those who didn’t this time. We will try again in two weeks time. TOP TIP – Practice your doubling!