17th June

Class News.


Reception children have been reading “The Selfish Crocodile” this week and acting out the story with puppets they have made, thinking about how the characters might feel. They have used modelling skills to create playdough crocodiles. They have been counting back and subtracting.

Children in Years 1 and 2 have been writing a recount of Horrid Henry’s school trip which was very eventful with one or two shocking moments! They have been exploring properties of shapes and money in maths this week. We have also been collaging and weaving to make Father’s Day cards.


Infant Stars of the week:  Ruby

 Super effort writing sentences in phonics and finding totals with different coins. 


Certificate:  Joey

 Great independent maths subtracting using dinosaurs.



Lower – Year 3/4 

This week we have made magnetic games in Science, we have carried over our Forces topic for a few weeks.  The children had some fantastic ideas and we all had fun playing them.  Livia, Daisy and William’s game went down particularly well and we even had some children from Upper Juniors come and play.  In English, we have started looking at our new book ‘Tar Beach’ and have discussed what we think the book is about and what we can tell about the story from the front cover.  The children have made inferences and predictions about the story.  In Maths, we have looked at turns, clockwise and anti-clockwise and quarter and half turns, moving onto right angles.  We enjoyed seeing what Evie had been up to in Disney and also Peter’s pictures of the Royal Armoury in Leeds!  Lots of lovely experiences to share.   


Upper – Year 5/6  

In computing the children have been busy making puzzle booklets to take on the train to Edinburgh. Excitement is growing in the classroom for their trip on Wednesday.

Our new literacy topic ‘stories from other cultures’ has allowed the children to join in with lots of interesting discussions this week. We focused on children living in other countries and what a day in their life was like. It allowed for them to generate questions and really think about the similarities and differences. 

Mean, median, mode and range has been our maths focus this week. Using various data, the children were all confident at completing various tasks. Using these numbers (1, 2,1,2, 3, 7, 15, 18, 6, 3) see if your child can remember how to work out the mean, median, mode and range.


Year 3 Star of the week:   William


For having really good ideas and great enthusiasm in Science when making the magnetic game.


Year 4 Star of the week:  Ted


For have a good work ethic in class and being a good role model.


Year 5 Star of the week:   Joshua

Good Effort in music


Year 6 Star of the week: Dominic


For great maths


Sports Day – New date – Friday 8th July

We have moved Sports Day to tie in with the Summer fair to hopefully allow as many of you as possible to join us for an afternoon of fun!


PTA Summer Fair – Friday 8th July following Sports Day

Plans are coming along nicely for the PTA Summer Fair on Friday 8th July at 3pm! More details will follow, but in the meantime please could we ask you to start looking around for suitable prizes for the raffle and tombola such as unwanted gifts, bottles of wine, boxes of chocolates etc. Also, if you or anyone you know has a business that would like to donate a voucher as a prize they would be much appreciated. On the day of the fair we would also be grateful for donations of cakes and biscuits. Watch this space for more info over the next couple of weeks! 


Diary Dates

This week


Monday 20th June


Tuesday 21st June


Wednesday 22nd June


Thursday 23rd June



Friday 24th June

Rounders Club – Juniors – After School 3.30pm – 4.30pm


New starters – Reception class – meeting 5pm


Edinburgh Trip – Y5 and Y6 Residential


Edinburgh Trip – Y5 and Y6 Residential

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


Edinburgh Trip – Y5 and Y6 Residential


Advance Warning


Tuesday 28th June


Friday 1st July


Friday 8th July



Monday 11th July

Tuesday 19th July

Junior Trip – Heaves Farm open day


Cluster rounders tournament


Sports Day from 1pm – New Date!

Summer Fayre from 3pm – organised by PTA


Induction morning for Year 7 pupils at QES


9 am – Leavers Service

End of term