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Healthy Living Week

What a busy week!  We have had so much fun this week and completed lots of healthy living challenges.

On Monday, we learnt all about drinking plenty of water and also completed an investigation on filtering water.

Tuesday was 'Get Active' day.  We did lots of fun 'Wake-up, Shake-up' songs and talked about different types of exercises.  We also had time-trials in the afternoon to see how many star jumps, press-ups and jumps we could do in 30 seconds.

On Wednesday, we were trying something new...Mr Smith taught us some golf skills.  We also had chance to try lots of new foods.

On Thursday morning we shared a healthy breakfast in the classroom and also designed our own healthy breakfast plates.

We ate lots more healthy food on Friday  as we were trying to our '5-a-day'.  We made a large fruit salad and also had a yummy picnic on the playground at lunchtime.


Thank you to everyone for getting so involved with this and completing the challenges.  Thank you to Mrs North for organising it.


Here are some photographs of the challenges we did this week.


Healthy Living Week Challenges

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Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

Week beginning 26th June

This week we have been writing our own versions of the Rapunzel story.  The children had some great ideas.  If you would like to read your child's writing please speak to myself or Mrs Butler.

We have also been trying to recreate famous towers such as the Eifell Tower and the Leaning Tower of Pisa using art straws and construction materials.


In maths we have been learning all about 3D shapes. We have learnt the names of the shapes, talked about their properties and grouped them in different ways.


Next week is transition week, please talk to a member of staff if your child has any concerns. 

Thank you!

This week we have been busy learning all about different parts of castles and what they were used for.  We have also been using our historian skills to order castles on a timeline.  We did this in groups.

Wow! What a busy first week back.  We have built our own castles using recycled materials and a range of construction sets.

On Wednesday we went on a very exciting visit to Bolsover Castle.  We had an amazing time and Mark the Knight told us lots of fun and interesting facts. Thank you to all of the parents and volunteers who came with us.


We took lots of photographs at the castle which we used to help us write a recount of our visit.  Our writing was fantastic!


Mark the Knight talking to the children.


Innovate Week

Well done to all of the KS1 children this week for all of their hard work this week creating their masterpieces. They had to learn how to work collaboratively and organise their time and resources and did this brilliantly.

We hope the parents enjoyed 'The Big Messy Art Exhibition'.


  • ​​​​​​Wednesday 24th May 10:45 - KS1/FS2 Sports Day Please ensure that your child has their PE kit, trainers, water bottle, suncream/sun hat in school on that day.
  • Friday 26th May - The Big, Messy Art Exhibition in the school hall at 2:15
  • Wednesday 7th May - Visit to Bolsover Castle. Please return permission slips and voluntary contributions asap.


Muck, Mess and Mixtures -Innovate Week

This week we will be finishing off our topic in style by working in groups to create one final masterpiece that will be displayed at our Big, Messy Art Exhibition.

Grown-ups are invited to attend this exhibition on Friday 26th May at 2:15pm in the school hall.

The children will also be making yummy treats to sell.

We look forward to seeing you there.


A huge "Well done!" to all the Year 2 children who have taken their SATS this week. Although we hope you didn't even notice as we kept it the same as the usual end of term quizzes.

Muck, Mess and Mixtures

We had so much fun on our 'Messy Mixtures Morning'!  We played with lots of weird and wonderful mixtures, such as cornflour, paint, jelly, shaving foam, water, sand and mud! Here are a few photos of us exploring...


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Week 5

This week we have been conducting a science experiment about camouflage.  We all painted 2 butterflies, one that was brightly coloured and one that we painted brown and green as we thought they would be the best colours to camouflage them in the school field.  We then completed the science investigation caterpillars in teams to plan an investigation.  We predicted that we would find less green and brown butterflies as they would be more camouflaged.   The butterflies were then hidden all over the field.  We had 1 minute to find as many as we could they could.  We found 28 colourful butterflies and 18 green and brown ones.  Our prediction was correct.  We are SUPER SCIENTISTS! 

Week 4

This week a mysterious box was sent to us from the pet shop.  We had to be 'Pet Detectives' to work out what sort of pet it was and how to look after it.  We named our mystery pet Blueberry after the children had a vote.  We looked after Blueberry all week and made him some fantastic homes.  We have also made some posters for Blueberry's new owners so that they know how to look after him. Here are some pictures of Blueberry's week with us.


WE MISS YOU BLUEBERRY!  We hope you enjoy your new home and your new owners are looking after you.


Week 3

This week we have started to learn some animal poems and nursery rhymes.  We will be reciting these lots and lots to be ready for our poetry recital next week.

In maths the year 1 children have been really busy learning about length.  They can now measure with a ruler and use cm as well as measure with non-standard measures such as cubes and paperclips.  Some children also made some good estimations about the length of some objects in our classroom.

The year 2 children have continued their work on fractions and can now count in halves and quarters.

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Week 2

We have made our super sculptures.  Here are a few examples of our work. Don't they look great?



We then had to evaluate our sculptures and say whether they looked like our original designs.


In maths we have continued with our work on shape and fractions.  We are really enjoying this.


In English this week we have been very creative and change the characters or the setting of the Billy Goats Gruff story to write our innovations.  We have some super stories.

Next week we are learning to recite animal poems.  

PARENTS/CARERS - Look out for a letter inviting you to come and watch us perform some of our poems soon!


Week 1 

This week we have designed our own sculptures.  We could decide whether we wanted to make our sculptures out of clay or wire.  We are looking forward to making our sculptures next week.

In maths the year 1's have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes and the year 2 children have been learning to identify 1/2 and 1/4 of shapes.


In English we have done more work on the Three Billy Goats Gruff and look forward to innovating the story next week.


We had a great time at White Post Farm.  We got to feed and hold lots of different animals and learn all about them.

           This Is Nigel.  He was our guide on the visit.  He knew lots about the animals.




Back at school we have been making booklets all about the visit.  These are now in our Big Write Books to show off our super writing skills.

In art this week we have been looking at a range of different animal pictures and discussing how we think the artists created specific effects.  We have also been learning how to sketch animals and how to use drawing pencils shade and add texture to our pictures.

Spring 1

In English lessons we have been learning how to write instructions.  So far we have written instructions for making Rice pop cakes and jam sandwiches we have enjoyed following the instructions to check if we have got all of the commands in the correct order.


In maths, the year 1 children have been learning to read, write and use numbers to 20.  The year 2 children have been learning how to multiply and divide.  They have really enjoyed choosing their own maths challenges.


As part of our topic Splendid Skies each class has been responsible for measuring a different type of weather.  We have been using a thermometer to the temperature when out on the playground.



Week beginning 12th December

Well done to all of the year 1/2 children for being so amazing in our Christmas Performance of Humph the Camel.  We are very proud of you!


Week beginning 28th November

This week the children have been working hard in English lessons and have written some super writing based on the story of Chicken Licken!

In maths the year 2 children have been solving some very tricky column subtraction problems and the year 1 children have been learning how to subtract using numbers up to 20.

We have also been singing the songs and learning the words for our Christmas Play - Humph the Camel.  The children are so excited about performing this to the school and their grown ups!


Autumn 2

We have had an exciting term so far! We found our powers for good on Blue Monday and also enjoyed a lovely autumnal walk to start our new topic Splendid Skies. Last Friday we took part in a rotation day covering "Four Seasons in One Day". Activities included planting out Spring Bulbs and creating Winter Trees.

A great start to this half term.
Mrs Turner and Mrs Butler






Welcome to the Perfect Penguin Class with Mrs Turner and Mrs Butler 


 Our current topic is Moon Zoom!  To kick start this topic we investigated an alien crash site which mysteriously appeared on the school field.

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