24th June

Class News.


In Infants this week, Reception children have been acting out and planning their own story based on the Selfish Crocodile. They have also been exploring the composition of number 10 and looking at different ways the numbers 1-10 can be represented. They have been finding out what the Coral Reef is like and using different painting, printing and collage skills to create their own Coral Reef artwork. 

Years 1 and 2 have been writing a recount of Horrid Henry’s School Trip. They included one or two shocking moments. They have been identifying and investigating 2d and 3d shapes – using resources to make shapes whilst thinking about their properties. They have been exploring Scotland and thinking about landscapes, national symbols and St Andrew. They have responded with artwork – producing cartoon strips, printed kilt patterns and tissue paper collages. 


Infant Stars of the week:  Macy

Super artwork

Certificate:  George

Great detail on his Salvadorian Cross artwork and careful shading technique


Lower – Year 3/4 

What lovely weather we have had this week, we have enjoyed learning outside as much as possible.  Looking around the playground on Monday for acute and obtuse angles, as well as right angles.  It was tricky to start with but the children got the hang of it!  We have been learning about different lines, horizontal and vertical, perpendicular and parallel and how we can find these in shapes and using lines to find symmetry in 2D shapes.  We have been reading more of our new book, ‘Tar Beach’.  Set in New York and originally written on a quilt, the story has links to our slavery topic in History and tells a tale of a girl who flys over the city of New York dreaming of freedom for herself and her family.  We watched footage of a drone flying over New York at night and looked more closely at things we would see.  The children did some lovely descriptive writing using noun phrases and their senses about what they could see, hear etc.  James’ was especially good, hence his certificate this week.  In Science, we looked more closely at a flower and labelled the different parts, this was a revisit for the Year 4’s of work we did in Year 3 but it was good to recap and go and look at plants in our lovely garden and see what we could find and identify in real life.    

Upper – Year 5/6  

Last seen in Edinburgh!!

More details to follow next week.


Year 3 Star of the week:   Jack


For rising to the challenge this week in Maths with his arithmetic work

Year 4 Star of the week:  James


For an excellent piece of writing using noun phrases


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 and dog show – Friday 8th July following Sports Day

Plans are coming along nicely for the PTA Summer Fair and dog show on Friday 8th July from 3pm which will now follow on from Sports Day. Please could we ask you to start looking around for suitable prizes for the raffle and tombola such 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, please let us know, it would be much appreciated. On the day of the fair we would also be grateful for donations of cakes and biscuits. There will be an email coming out soon with more Summer Fair info… 

School Money

It is less than 4 weeks until the end of term!!!! Please can I ask that you settle your School Money balance BEFORE we finish for the summer holidays. This can be done via the app or by bringing cash into the office.

 Diary Dates

This week


Monday 27th June


Tuesday 28st June



Thursday 30th June



Friday 1st July

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


Junior Trip – Heaves Farm open day

New September starters taster morning – 9.15am – 11.15am


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

QES Parent and Child information meeting – 6pm


Cluster rounders tournament


Advance Warning


Friday 8th July



Monday 11th July

Tuesday 19th July

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