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  • Mrs Barton’s Last Day!

      Firstly the Year 3 team would like to say a big thank you for the gifts we have received. We hope that you enjoyed the break! We…

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    We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Thank you for all of your Christmas gifts, it was very generous. We have had a great…

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  • Reception Stay, Play and Learn

    Don’t forget our Stay, Play and Learn Maths Games session is this Friday at 9am. We look forward to seeing you then! Angelfish and Starfish

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  • What a treat!

    Year 5 have worked incredibly hard today planning, designing, making and, of course, tasting their pizzas. They have shown amazing perseverance and collaboration and, as a result, have…

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  • The guinea pigs have arrived!

    Welcome to Cookie and Caramel who have arrived this week to year 5 Dolphins class.

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Reception Stay, Play and Learn


Don’t forget our Stay, Play and Learn Maths Games session is this Friday at 9am. We look forward to seeing you then!

Angelfish and Starfish

Angelfish and Starfish – labels!


We will be sending your child’s PE kit home today, please return it by Thursday 10th January in time for our first PE lesson.

Please check during the holidays to make sure that all of your child’s school clothes are labelled, even if you know you have previously labelled them, as names often wash out over time. If names are in clothes it makes them much easier to reunite them with their owners if they are mislaid!

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Campkin and Mrs Burling


Angelfish and Starfish News


We have a had a very busy half term in Reception. We enjoyed our visit to Lowewood Museum, learning about the Tiger Who Came to Tea and Polly Put the Kettle On. Many of the children were very interested in the museum and we can highly recommend it as a great place for a local family visit.

In phonics, we have now learnt all of our Phase Two sounds and looking words and will be moving onto Phase Three sounds after Christmas. We hope that you enjoyed our Stay, Play and Learn Phonics session, finding out about how we learn phonics. Thank you for all of your support reading and practising phonics at home with your child, it really makes a difference to their learning.

We have continued to learn about numbers up to eight in maths as well as repeating patterns. To help your child, you could encourage them to look for repeating patterns both in the home and when you’re out and about. Patterns are an essential part of early maths learning. In January, we would like to invite you to our Stay, Play and Learn Maths Games session on Friday 11th January at 9am. As part of the children’s home learning they will have a maths game to play at home every week and this session will be a great way for you to find out all about them.

Christmas is fast approaching and we have lots of celebrations in school over the next few days, including our Christmas disco, pantomime, Christmas lunch, visit to Church, Christmas Fayre and Christingle Service. Our class elves have been busy setting daily challenges for the children too! We hope that you enjoyed our Christmas Play, it was lovely to see how joyous the children were when performing It’s A Baby for you. They worked really hard learning all their lines, songs and actions and we were very proud of them.

Finally, we would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and all the best for the year ahead. It has been wonderful getting to know you and your children this term and we look forward to working together again after the Christmas break.

Reception and Nursery Christmas Play – today!


Don’t forget that today is Christmas Play day, the chance to see our nativity, It’s a Baby. The children have been practising very hard and can’t wait to show you their efforts!

Starfish and Morning Nursery – 10am

Angelfish and Afternoon Nursery – 2pm

Before the performances, we will be selling tickets for our fantastic Christmas food hampers, £1 per ticket or £3 a strip. Good luck!




Nursery and Reception – Non-uniform Day


Don’t forget that tomorrow is a non-uniform day in return for a donation for our Christmas Fayre chocolate tombola stall.