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This is a nurturing environment where children, staff, parents and governors know each other and share a common understanding of the School’s purpose – to ‘aim high’ and through shared understanding of Gospel values, ensure that the potential of every child is fully achieved. Our children are happy, sociable, well-behaved and value our diversity, which enriches everything we do. We are recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the local authority and are confident this will be endorsed at our next Ofsted inspection.

Friday, 25 November 2016

New benches arrive

A huge thank you to our wonderful Parent Teacher Association (PTA) for raising the money, through various events, to buy these fabulous new benches.

The children are thoroughly enjoying them and it has added a little more colour to our School playground.

We are looking forward to using them as reading benches in the warmer months.

Sally Saunders, Head Teacher


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

A Visit From An Author

Today we were lucky enough to have the author E. R. Reilly visit the School.  He spoke to the whole school about his books and gave the children ‘top-tips’ for writing stories of their own.

During his assembly he set many writing challenges to engage the children and inspire them in their own writing.  The children were thoroughly engaged throughout, and were eager to hear more about Mr. Reilly's books.  The assembly had many hilarious parts, which amused the younger children, together with a great deal of dramatic tension fopr developing our more advanced readers.

During the assembly Mr. Reilly read extracts from a variety of books.  You can visit his website to learn more about his books, all of which are suitable for children, and see videos of Mr. Reilly teaching children how to write stories.

If you would like to buy any of his books you will need to fill out a form and return it to the office by no later than 10.00am this Thursday 24 November.

We can't wait to read the amazing stories that our children will now be writing, having been inspired by Mr. Reilly!

Miss Clarke and Miss Antwi

What A Spot-Tacular Day!


Year 4 with Pudsey
On Friday 18 November, children came dressed up in their spotty clothes to help support the BBC Children in Need fundraiser.  Pupils and staff attended School wearing their finest spots to raise awareness and support for the many UK children living in poverty or with a disability.

As a Rights Respecting School (RRS) which has been exploring British and Catholic Values, we have an ongoing commitment to putting children’s rights at the heart of our School.  This fundraiser was a fantastic way to show our support for the children in the UK who are less fortunate than ourselves.

A huge thank you to the children and everyone who took part in this event. We'd also like to thank Pudsey bear for making a special appearance.

We now look forward to our next event - Christmas Jumper Day, a Save the Children charity fundraising event which will raise money for children in need around the world.

School Council and Miss Clarke

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Green-fingered kids

PREPARING OUR KITCHEN GARDEN

This week Year 5 enjoyed some late autumn sunshine while clearing ivy and branches from our new Kitchen Garden.  Learning through experience in this way is proven to motivate children and help them remember the learning in years to come.  Related areas of the curriculum include life cycles, plants and micro-organisms, sustainability, teamwork and problem solving.

In the spring children will be growing seedlings in class ready to transplant out into the Kitchen Garden.

This is a major part of the science curriculum but will also be used to enrich all areas of learning.  In the New Year the school will be visited by Food Growing Schools (London) who will support us in this new endeavour.

HEDGE PLANTING

Thanks to a successful application by Mrs Saunders to the Woodland Trust we recently received a pack of young trees (known as 'whips' or 'saplings').

The pack of hawthorn, hazel, dog rose, holly and dogwood were planted by Years 4 and 5 this week along the fence just outside the entrance to the Kitchen Garden.  In years to come these native species will provide homes for birds and insects, and well as sticks to use for growing new plants.

Martin Bowes

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Year 4 participate in live BBC Science Lesson

As part of Year 4's science learning on electricity, they took part in a live lesson broadcast on the BBC.

"I was amazing to see electricity pass through a pencil" [Maya]

"I loved the burning pickle" [Ashton]

The programme will be available in a day or two here on the BBC website

Martin Bowes