We hope you’ve all had a lovely break, we are starting our new topic Animal Kingdom, so therefore we will be sending all of the fabulous castles home today.

We love reading!

Today, Class 4 joined Class 1 to share their love of reading. The older children really enjoyed the responsibility of sharing with the younger class. Hopefully we can do this again. 

Continuing to improve our library – Can you help?

I’d like to start by saying thank you to everyone who has donated a range of different texts to our library. The comics especially have been a big hit so far! I am currently looking at the next stages in improving our library space. Not only is it one of the first areas visible within… Read more »

Tricky word hunt

Today in phonics, we searched our library books for tricky words. We were all able to find them.

Library Stock Appeal

I’m writing to ask if anyone is willing to donate any of the following to our school library: Children’s magazines Instruction books Cookery books Travel brochures Menus Comics Graphic novels Children’s newspapers Manuals Play-scripts Catalogues I am trying to expand the breadth of text types our children are reading and want to make a wider… Read more »

The great moat adventure!

Today, class one explored materials to cross the moat to attack a castle. We looked at what things we made from and talked about how we can cross the most. We experimented with wood and plastic to make a strong bridge for our knight. It was great fun!

Reach for the sky reading challenge!

Just a reminder of our reading challenge in class. If your child reads 3 times a week or more, they move up our ladder to reach the cloud.  Regular reading at home is proven to support child progress. 

Church visit

Today, Class 1 met Linda Towers at church to learn about the features and its history. We had a wonderful time completing our treasure hunt, sitting in the pews and standing in the pulpit. Thank you to all the parents who gave up their time to support this visit today.


This week, Class one have been learning about castles and how to defend and attack them. Please can your child build their own castles, thinking of the features we have learnt eg where was it built, what materials were used and what size Windows did they have? Be as creative as you can to reflect… Read more »

Strategies to improve handwriting.

Strategies to improve handwriting:There are many enjoyable activities which help young children to develop the strength and dexterity in their fingers which are necessary for holding and controlling a pencil or pen. Fine motor activities: these involve controlling and manipulating their hands and fingers which will help strengthen. Activity ideas could include: modelling with play dough… Read more »