Safer Internet Day 2021

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Today in school and throughout this week we will celebrate Safer Internet Day!

The theme of Safer Internet 2021 is ‘Together for a better Internet’ which was shared with children being taught in school and those learning remotely at home. One of the activities that we took part in was to sign a pledge to make the Internet a more safe and trustworthy place, which was part of the Safer Internet Day’s aim to achieve a world record for the amount of pledges signed!

Lots of children also completed various activities too about how to stay safe online and use the internet wisely, please ask your child about the activities that they have taken part in.

Mental Health Awareness 2021

Friday, 5 February 2021

In Year 2, we have been focusing on all the things that make us happy. We have made bunting for our classroom door with all of our favourite things on and those of us at home have made posters that represent us as a person, we filled it with all the things that we love and what makes us special. we understand who to talk to if we are feeling sad and the different activities that make us smile.

Children's Mental Health and Well-being Week.

Friday, 5 February 2021

Therapeutic night light.

Year 6 children designed their own therapeutic night lights over the course of 2 days. They were all given a jar and asked to create a design of their choice that they added using acrylic paint. To create a glossy finish they added PVA glue. The nightlight was finished off with little stone placed inside followed by a battery powered candle. The children are extremely pleased with the finished product.


All children were given the opportunity to create a section of bunting highlighting ways in which we can show our best sides to others – kind, caring and loving are a few areas the children wrote about. The bunting has all been attached together with string and hung from the ceiling in class. All children in class and online were given the opportunity to take part in this activity.

Bird Week

Friday, 5 February 2021

In Nursery this week we have been learning about birds.

We made binoculars to watch the birds.

We need to take care of birds during the winter. We made bird seed cakes in different shapes and threaded cereals to feed the birds.

We hung the bird seed cakes in the trees.

Now we are going to wait to see which birds come to feed.

Year 5 - Why Mental Health Awareness Week is important

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

This week we have been sharing why we think it is important to talk about our mental health. Although it is important to do this EVERY week, this awareness week makes sure we remember to check in on our friends and family and to take some time to think about the things that make us feel happy, safe and content.

What makes us happy in Year 5?
“Spending time with my friends and playing football with them.”
“Seeing my teachers and friends at school.”
“playing Times Tables Rock Stars with everyone in our class even though we’re at home.”


How do you feel about being at home whilst you’re learning?
“I miss my friends.”
“We’re lucky to still be learning online.”
“It’s boring doing the same things every day and not going to see our friends.”


Although this is a really challenging time for us all, it’s important to remember that everyone feels bored or lonely or upset sometimes, and it’s really good to talk to someone about it. Even though lots of us are learning from home, we can always contact our school and our teachers if we need help with anything.

Today (Wednesday) we have also worn our own clothes to school and at home to represent emotions. Some of us are wearing colours which show joy, happiness and peace (yellows, oranges, white, pale blue). Others are wearing lots of different colours to show that they have a lot of different emotions all at the same time. This has been a great way to open up a discussion with our friends, teachers and families about how we feel and what makes us feel that way.


We’ve also created some posters in class for different emotions, showing what makes us feel that way and how we can handle these emotions. If you’d like some ideas on how to look after your mental health and how to deal with tough emotions, take a look at the list we’ve created as a class:

  1. listen to music (this could be calm, relaxing music or something more up-beat and exciting to raise your mood or to burn off some frustration by dancing)
  2. Make a lava lamp (mixing oil, water and food colouring in a plastic bottle) – we can look at this and focus on the movement of the bubbles to help us to focus our thought.
  3. Eating regular, nutritious meals.
  4. Exercise (playing in the garden, star jumps in the living room, anything you can!)
  5. Not using devices too often. This can make it difficult to sleep and means that sometimes we’re focussing too much on other people’s lives and not our own. It can also affect our social and communication skills).
  6. Get plenty of sleep.
  7. Do things we enjoy – making things, reading books, walking the dog, playing board games.

Here’s a website with some more helpful ideas:


It’s also very important to make sure we take the time to listen to others and try to understand how they feel. One very important word we remind ourselves of regularly in Year 5 is ’empathy.’ This mean that we not only know how someone feels, but we put ourselves in their shoes and really understand how they feel. This is our target over the next few weeks, we hope you’ll all join us in this.

Mental Health Week - Y4

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

To kick start Mental Health Week in Year 4 we created bunting to show who we are as individuals and different things we like to do to help with out mental health. We spoke about different activities we can do to help us calm down and relax after a stressful day and how to take deep breaths when we feel angry.

Baptism of The Lord

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

In Reception, we are learning all about the Sacrament of Baptism. This week, we have been focusing on the Baptism of the Lord and here is some of our beautiful artwork depicting this wonderful moment.

We had snow-much fun!

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

We had so much fun in the snow! Nursery and Reception all worked together to build a brilliant snowman. The children were very proud

Den Building

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

We worked together as a team to build comfy, cosy, hide-away dens.

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