Friday, 27 November 2020

This Week's Reading Superst★rs

Congratulations to more Reading Superst★rs this week! We have Bronze Superst★rs who had read five books by their year group authors; Silver Superst★rs who have read 10 books by their year group authors and even a Gold Superst★r who was read 15 books by their year group authors!

All of this week's winners have demonstrated great commitment and dedication to reading. Our new Reading Superst★rs should be very proud of their achievement! Well Done! 

We would encourage all of our pupils to put some time aside to read for pleasure. Watch this video to find out more

Who will be our next Reading Superst★r? It could be you!

Times Tables Superstars

These  pupils have hopped aboard the Times Table train to continue their journey to becoming a Times Table Champion. They have worked exceptionally hard to learn and master their multiplication and division facts. Well Done!

WOW! Winners

We're introducing a new way to celebrate achievements in the Early Years classes. At the end of every week, Reception and Nursery teachers will choose a pupil from each class to receive a special WOW! certificate for outstanding achievement. This may include working hard, excellent behaviour, being a helpful member of the class or simply being kind.

Here are this week's winners! Well done to everyone.

E for Effort

To acknowledge pupils who have gone above and beyond in their learning each week, putting in that extra effort, each class teacher chooses one pupil to receive the E for Effort cup and certificate. 

Here are this week’s winners. Well done to you all!

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Y1 Music: Pulse

Year 1 have been learning about the 'pulse': the steady beat in a piece of music. We have listened to 'The March of the Elephants' and marched in time to the strong beat compared to the very fast 'The Flight of the Bumblebee.' We have been learning to keep the beat to a piece of music, which we have learnt is a lot harder than it looks! Today we practised keeping the pulse to the rhyme 'Engine, Engine Number Nine' before composing our very own beat patterns to go with the rhyme. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed sharing our ideas with the class. 

Wednesday, 25 November 2020



This week’s guide is on persuasive design. Social Media can be really addictive and sites want to keep users on their platforms for as long as possible.

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Year 6: PSHE & Online Safety

Over the last week, Year 6 have had a real focus on PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education). Together, we have discussed what it means to be kind; how we can be kind and if we cannot be kind, how we should act. 

Additionally, we have also focused on social media- how it should be used; how it should not be used; age restrictions (and why they are put in place) and the appropriateness of apps. We have found out the age restrictions of apps that children talk about frequently and shared these with them (13 years for Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok and Snapchat; 16 for Whatsapp). The children identified how they should respond if they are unhappy or worried about something they have received from someone on these platforms- we spoke about telling a responsible adult either inside or outside of school and how someone can be blocked if unkind behaviour continues. 

We will continue to discuss these topics with the children and hope that the children become more aware of the positive behaviour they can uphold when trying to be kind to someone else and when using online platforms. 

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