13th May

Class News.


In Infants this week, Reception having been inventing and performing a dinosaur dance, using junk model materials to make a dinosaur nest, exploring the composition of number 9 and creating dinosaurs using shapes. 

Years 1 and 2 have been exploring how fossils are made and learning about why Mary Anning is famous. They have also been exploring outdoors to think about which things are alive, not alive and which things have never been alive. In maths, Year 1 have been making arrays and exploring doubles, whilst Year 2 have been solving division word problems and mixed operation arithmetic questions. 

Reading – In Infants, we will be sending home two reading books on a Monday which will then be changed on a Friday. Please write in reading diaries when the books are finished so we know that they are ready to be changed on a Friday and Monday. Thank you 🙂


Infant Star of the week   Eric

Being a kind friend.


            Certificate   Syd



Great ideas in Science.


Lower – Year 3/4 

This week we have been busy with Maths and English, Science and Geography, PSHE and PE!  We finally finished one of our guided reading books last week so time to start a new one tomorrow, always exciting to finish a book and embark on a new one.  The Nothing to See Here Hotel was a hit with the group.  Our other group finished their book before half term and have started Fantastic Mr Fox which is super, Roald Dahl always captures the children’s attention and imagination.  It is lovely to see the children engage with reading in class and hopefully this will spill out into their home lives too.  Reading at home is really important and really helps your child build on their fluency and vocabulary, that can be you reading to them or your child reading to you.  Either way, they are accessing lovely stories and facts that they can use in their writing and discussions in school.  The Year 3 and 4 children are a really thoughtful and inquisitive bunch, we do have some super discussions in class.  I love to hear their ideas and watch them light up as they learn new things and concepts.    

Upper – Year 5/6  

We are so incredibly proud of the Year 6 children whilst they have completed their SAT’s tests. They have shown resilience, strength and maturity. Enjoy a fun and chilled weekend – you all deserve it 😊

Our Year 5 children joined in with Year 3 and 4 this week. Mrs Cook said the children were wonderful and worked really hard in their lessons. Well done everyone.


Year 3 Star of the week:  William

For having a super idea about having a drinks stand to raise money for farmers in Africa (Our topic in PSHE) an idea that has inspired us as a class to come up with a real fundraising plan, showing that our actions can make a difference.


Year 4 Star of the week: Megan

For always asking interesting and thoughtful questions and offering solutions to problems.


Year 5 Star of the week: Maisie   

Super art session


Year 6 Star of the week:   All


Fantastic effort in SAT’s this week


PE Kits – Please can all children have a PE kit in school, this is helpful if we decide to do an extra session outside and also prevents the children from forgetting them on PE day.

Science Trip – Juniors – Be the Change – Go Green – Tuesday 7th June

We are taking the Juniors on a science trip to Lancaster University for the first day back after half term, this will be an interactive session exploring food miles and transportation, fruit and veg facts & figures and the way we buy food. We will also be discussing the use of plastics and the positives & negatives, types, usage, sorting and exploring the campus Ecohub. This should be a really interesting day and links with topics we have covered this half term in Science and PSHE. The cost of the trip will be £5 each and can be paid via Schoolmoney by Friday 27th May                                                                                                                     

Young Voices Wednesday 25th May -Manchester AO Arena – 7pm

All Junior parents should have all received an e-mail with further information for Young Voices and extra tickets should now have been purchased from Hannah in the office.

On the day, the children will need to come to school with a white t-shirt and school uniform, lunch will be at 11.30am (Please let us know if you would like your child to have a school dinner that day)

We will leave school on the coach for a rehearsal at 2.15pm ready for the performance to start at 7pm. We will be returning to school at approximately 10.30pm.

We will allow the Juniors up until 10am to arrive for school the following day as we appreciate this is a late night for them.

Governors Vacancy – We are looking to recruit a parent Governor if you are interested in the role or would like to find out some more information please contact Andrea Towse or Mr Stafford–Roberts.

PTA MeetingLast night’s PTA meeting was postponed. The new meeting will take place via Zoom this Tuesday, 17th May at 7:30pm. The link will be posted in our Facebook group or please ask if you would like it emailed to you. We will be making plans for Race Night and the Summer Fair, all are welcome!

This Half Term….

Week commencing 16th



Tuesday 17th May


Thursday 19th May


Dance Club – After school 3.30pm – 4.30pm  


Garden Gang – school garden at morning break – bring your wellies


Advance Warning


Monday 23rd May


Wednesday 25th May


Friday 27th May



Monday 6th June


Tuesday 7th June



Thursday 9th June


Tuesday 14th June



Wed 22nd – Fri 24th June


Tuesday 28th June


Monday 4th July

Tuesday 19th July



Infants creepy crawly bug show at Leck


Young Voices Choir – Manchester AO arena 7pm


End of term – school closes at 3.30pm

Edinburgh Trip balances to be paid.


Jubilee Day Holiday


School reopens

Junior Trip – Science Day at Lancaster University


Infant trip to Borwick Hall


Rounders Club – Juniors – After School 3.30pm – 4.30pm with Mrs Cottam.



Edinburgh Trip – Y5 and Y6 Residential


Junior Trip – Heaves Farm open day


Sports Day


End of term