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Key Information

Please bring reading books and records to school on Friday. 

New reading book will be sent home on Monday

Our school day will be 9am - 3pm. Please do not arrive before 9am

If you have siblings in school, you can arrive at school with their class

Fire 8.50am, Air 9am, Earth 8.40am

If your child is now 5, please register at if you would still like them have milk at school. 

To access Learning Log tasks click the Learning Log star below.

Please practice putting on hats, gloves, coats, shoes, jumpers, zips and buttons at home.

Please name all jumpers, hats, gloves, scarves, coats, shoes, packed lunch bags/boxes

Please wear your PE kit to school on a Monday.

Please dress your child warmly in layers as we do need to ensure that there is good ventilation in the classroom.

Unfortunately your child is not still allowed to bring anything to school from home. 



Here are some of the books that we will be enjoying this term.


God made you and God made me,

He made the world for us to see.

God loves you and long ago,

He sent his Son to tell us so.

Jesus showed us many things,

To love and share and dance and sing.

To learn and pray, to help and care,

He promised he'd always be there.

He died but then came back to life,

Let's celebrate for he's alive!



Paper plate farm animals have arrived in Water Class.

We had a fantastic morning retelling the story of the BFG through dance.

In celebration of St George's day we have designed our own of Coat of Arms, flags and built castles from our Kit Camp

We have been very busy learning about our new topic, building farms and finding out which shapes can roll.

We have had lots of fun and Easter activities this week!

The Easter Bunny has visited us! We had great fun searching for eggs!

We have been thinking about Jesus this week and made Prayer Gardens in small groups.

What do minibeasts like to eat? We thought about this question and recorded our ideas. We left them in our garden and checked each day to see which food had been eaten.

Using our new knowledge of different minibeasts we have created minibeast families by painting different sized pebbles.

We have created a wormery and looked at the things worms need to survive. We will care for the worms for the next few days. We are enjoying this new responsibility

Water Class have enjoyed a Balance Bike session . We have practised skills in gliding, steering and speed control.

Our Class Prefects!

Welcome back! We have had so much fun exploring and seeing our friends

World Book Day at home and in school

We Wish You A Very Merry Christmas!

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Congratulations to our Class Medal Winner Logan! He has achieved so much since September. He is incredibly resilient, he never gives up trying and is always smiling! Keep it up Logan!

Christmas dinner

Christmas Story afternoon

We have been enjoying the Cbeebies Christmas Pantomime today in school. If your child would like to watch it again here is the link

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

This week is Road Safety Week. We have been talking about how to stay safe when crossing the roads.

Remembrance Day

Can you play your instrument loudly? Yes they can! We have been exploring different ways to create sound.

This morning, we have been exploring the Autumn leaves and creating a small world listening walk. We were very excited to find a few woodlice among the leaves!

We have been making our own collections of 1, 2 and 3

We have been creative using sticks, shells and stones

We have enjoyed NHS visitors Fantastic Fred. They have been helping us to understand how to stay healthy and support our mental health and well-being. They made us laugh and we have learnt a lot this morning.

Our first Forest School day. We have been fence building and learning to keep trying even when something feels tricky.

This week we have been reading the book The Colour Monster. We have created feeling jars using lots of different items in our creative area that are the same colour.

Our first full time week exploring and learning.

We have been making new friends in Water Class. We have painted pictures of our new friends for our gallery.

Hello Autumn! Exploring outside whatever the weather.

Today we have been Puzzle Partners! Making new friends, working together and helping each other. Building resilience!

Water Class have had an amazing first two weeks together and the children have grown in confidence and made new friends! smileyThey coped extremely well in their new environment and played happily together.


Over these two weeks, we have really enjoyed a new book called 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers which is part of a whole school project. There have been lots of fun, creative and engaging activities that have given us plenty to talk about together we have shared some fantastic thoughts and ideas. See below for photographs of us playing and exploring our new environment.


Our first 2 weeks together exploring and getting know each other

Hello Water Class


We are really looking forward to seeing you all on Monday morning at 9.10am. We have lots of fun things ready for you to do and we know that you are going to have a great time. 

We hope that you are looking forward to starting school and making new friends. Our PE day will be on a Monday but we won't start wearing our PE Kit to school until 28th September. 

If you have any questions please contact the school office who will be able to help you. 

See you soon 
Mrs Handford and Mrs Pilcher

The classroom is ready and we can't wait to see you on Monday!

Termly Newsletters

Our Learning Journey Term 6 2020

Caterpillar threading and counting!

Insect building using our new knowledge that insects have 3 body parts and 6 legs

We have become story sharers today during World Book Day!

World Book Day! Story Book Making

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