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Week beginning 15th May 2017


Hello everybody,


On Monday we had a reading day where we dressed up as are favourite book characters. Miss Dempster dressed up as Gerald the giraffe and Miss Dermody dressed up as Big the kangoroo. We had breakfast with the parents and we made potatoes look like book characters out of school for everyone to see.


On Tuesday we wrote a book review for Giraffes Can’t Dance and went swimming in the afternoon.


Today we played fun, exiting and extremely cool games including rob the nest and we typed up are animal riddles.


Have a lovely weekend, Eleanor.

Week beginning 8th May 2017

Hello everybody. 


This week we've been doing some riddles about animals.  We've also been learning about habitats and doing some gardening. It has been very fun. Surprisingly, we all finished our animal models.  It was the best week yet. What wonderful models we made!


We made African masks with Mrs Walker and we've been doing some hard maths and English.  On Friday in maths, we worked on telling the time.  


Have a good weekend. 




Week beginning 1st May 2017

Hello everybody. Hope you have a good week.


We have been writing stories about animals using the story of ‘How the tortoise got his shell’. Read on to find out what sort of things we used to write our stories. We used conjunctions, character descriptions, setting descriptions and some of us used commas to separate our clauses. What fun we had!


On Thursday afternoon Mrs Walker came in for our art lesson. We looked up Kenyan masks on Ipads to give us ideas and then designed them. Were you wondering what the milk bottles were for? They were for making the masks.


In maths we were writing shape riddles and then we told them to the class to see if they could guess them. What an excitement it was when we guessed the shapes right!


Finally we built houses during genius hour. We tested to see if we could blow them down with a hair dryer.

Have a great weekend.




As part of our DT week near the end of term 6, we will be printing onto t-shirts. All children will need a white or light coloured t-shirt.


If you have one of these going spare or want to provide one for your child then that is brilliant. Otherwise, we are happy to take a £2 payment to buy one for your child.


A letter has been given out which will need to be returned by Monday 15th May.


Thanks for all your support.

Miss Dermody and Miss Dempster


Week beginning 24th April

Hello everybody.

Hope you had a great Easter Holidays! 


This week we learnt the story of how tortoise got his shell. Do you know the story? We also painted this wonderful story.


We used modroc to make safari animals. How messy we got! We used some balloons to put the modroc onto and these became the animal’s bodies. We started our new topic on Kenya. So far we are full of excitement!


From Maisie


We will be starting our swimming lessons on Tuesday. Please could your child remember to bring their swimming kit. 

Thank you for your support.

Miss Dermody and Miss Dempster


Here is a topic overview for this term so that you know all about the exciting activities that are coming up!


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Week beginning 3rd April


This week it was the Country Dance Festival. We loved showing our families all of the dances we have been learning.  We were really brilliant and it was a lot of fun. 


At the beginning of the week, we were set a really exciting challenge. We were told that each group would be given a budget of £5 to buy ingredients to make a healthy food item. We had to work together to design our item and then we went to Tesco to buy the ingredients.  We decided to make fruit jellies, cakes, wraps, smoothies, soup and fruit kebabs. 


We then had a shop in our classroom to sell everything we made. Lots of people came and it was really brilliant! The carrot cakes won the competition of making the most money in total.


We also made bird nest cakes. 


Have a great Easter!



Week beginning 27th March 2017


Hello everybody,

On Tuesday we went to Cotswold Farm Park for an awesome school trip.


When we got there we took our belongings to the lunch room so we could eat our snacks and then we went to the toilet.


We went to the demonstration barn to see the sheep with the lambs.  We then went on a tractor ride. What a bumpy ride it was!


Next we went back to the lunch room to have our lunch.


We went to the touch barn and held a rabbit, chick and guinea pig. 


Would  you like to go on this school trip?


Eleanor and Isabelle.


Message from Miss Dempster and Miss Dermody

This week we will be working on a DT project to end our brilliant topic From Plant to Plate.  The children will be set the challenge of designing a food item that includes fruit or vegetables that they can produce and sell to make a profit.  They will work in teams and be given a budget of £5 per team.  We will be opening our class pop up shop to sell our products to you on Wednesday 5th April at 3pm - please come along to support us and buy lots of our goodies.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Week beginning 20th March 2017


Hello everybody.  Welcome to our weekly blog!


This week we watched a video from food glorious food. We listened to the rhythm and we listened to the beat.

In maths we looked at position and direction using the b-bots. What fun we had!  


In English we designed our own animal and we wrote information about our animals. The Year 1s wrote information about the life cycle of a seed.


Nancy and Jemima.


Our trip to the farm is coming up on Tuesday 28th March! Please make sure you have given in your child's permission slip. We will be carrying our lunch throughout the morning so rucksacks would be very useful. It will be muddy so it would be great if your child could bring their wellies. 


Many thanks. 

Week commencing 13th March 2017


Hello everybody! We hope you’ve had a good week.


This week we planted potatoes in our vegetable planters. We had a lot of fun because it was exciting to imagine our own potatoes growing.


We wrote explanation texts in English. The year twos wrote about the life cycle of a seed and the year ones wrote about a heffalump.


On Friday we created mini bridges that we tested to see what materials are the best.


By Isabelle and Maya


Week commencing 6th March 2017


Hi everybody. Welcome to our weekly blog!

This week we were writing instructions of how to make spam fritters. We made them and they tasted delicious, yummy and scrummy in your tummy.


We also started measuring capacity and we liked that. 


The past few days have been fun.


Jemima and Nancy 

27th February 2017

Hi everyone!


This week we wrote instructions of how to make a sandwich for a giant and in some of the sandwiches there were gooey snozzcumbers and blue slime.


In maths we did very tricky number problems. We got stuck on some of them but then we persevered and solved them in the end.


We also had a visit from a very jolly gardener. We planted cress, sunflowers and mustard and we all enjoyed it. We get to take home the sunflowers when they’re 10cm tall!


We hope you all had a good week.

Maisie and Eleanor

20th February 2017


Hello everybody. Welcome to our first weekly blog!


This week we were writing instructions of how to make a sandwich. We learnt that the main features of how to write instructions are the title, a what you need list and a method. We got to make our own tasty peanut butter and jam sandwiches.


Next we interviewed some older relatives including Henry’s great aunt and uncle. Then we had a visit from Caterlink. They are the nice people who make our yummy school dinners. They talked to us about fruit and vegetables and what is healthy.


Have a great weekend.


Izzy and Jemima.

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Genius Week

6th February 2017

Welcome back after half term!  


During Genius Week the children had loads of fun trying out new skills and taking part in lots of different workshops. Take a look at the photos of our busy week!





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