Nursery - Caterpillar Update!

Look how much our caterpillars have grown.

RE - Year 1 Vocations Art Competition


Year 1 went on the road to Emmaus to create an inspirational piece of ART. This will be judge by the bishop. Children took time to reflect as we continue the journey to WALK WITH JESUS. 

Year 1 ART

Today in year 1 we were learning art skills to make Mother’s Day cards . Children experienced art skills to cut, shape, stick and design their cards. Children used a range of different strength paper to ensure the card was strong to hold the sticky paper .


Year 1 took time to take part in open prayer . We took time during Lent to pray together . We also spoke about the power of prayer.

Reception celebrate Brilliant in Britain 🇬🇧

In reception class, to celebrate Brilliant in Britain week, we learnt about some of the wonderful traditions and cultural celebrations that take place in Britain.

We talked about all of the different countries that our families originated from and the brilliant traditions that they brought to Britain.

We focused on The Gambia 🇬🇲 The children had lots of fun learning all about the different animals in Gambia, created animal masks and Gambian jewellery and even learnt some groovy Gambian dance moves!




Jasper's Beanstalk

We have been reading 'Jasper's Beanstalk' in Nursery. We planted beans and now we are waiting for them to grow... just like Jasper!

Year 2's Marvelous Medicine.

In Guided Reading, we have been reading George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl. We are really enjoying it. We are using it to help us with our writing - where we are going to be writing our own set of instructions. This week, we made our own class medicine. We watched it change colour and foam. It even started to show a rainbow. 

We used imperative verbs such as mix, pour, stir and fill to help us write our instructions. 


Year 1 shared project they made with the whole class. We spoke about the different Castles around the world.

Year 2 plant cress!

Year 2 have been learning about plants and how they grow. Our first experiment was to plant cress on some cotton wool and watch it grow. I wonder who will have the tallest cress???


The Very Hungry Caterpillar

In Nursery we are reading 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. We are learning about the lifecycle of a butterfly. Mrs Hill bought us some caterpillars so we can watch them grow and change.

Observational Artwork in Reception class 💐

In reception class we have been using our observational skills and artistic talents to paint stunning pieces of flower artwork. The children also enjoyed learning names of the flowers and and how the different parts of a flower work.  

This year’s theme is ‘growth’ and to tie this in with Year 5’s Science theme (Earth and Space), we decided to design creates which we thought might live on Mars!


First, we researched the planet (the temperature, climate, landscape etc.) and then used this to decide that our creatures needed to:

  • Be able to keep warm
  • Build a structure in which to grow their food and protect it from the elements
  • Have teeth which allowed them to crunch ice (as most of the planet’s water is ice).

World Book Day in Reception Class

To celebrate World Book Day, in Reception class we read one of our favourite traditional fairytales, Jack and the Beanstalk 🌱

We planted our very own Broad-Beanstalks, created Jack and the Beanstalk story book covers and built the Giant’s castle using 2D shapes.

We also had lots of fun creating our favourite story book characters using the play dough, drew pictures of ourselves and our friends wearing their character costumes and worked in teams to complete a story book scavenger hunt.

We had a fantastic Day!

Tarsia Puzzles in Year 4.


Year 4 have been looking at Adding and Subtracting fractions this week. Today we looked at Tarsia puzzles, a triangle puzzle where you have to find the calculations and then the matching answers to make a pyramid shape. We really enjoyed these puzzles and it definitely got our brains thinking!

Year 4 Egyptian Projects!


Over the half-term Miss Ford set the Year 4 a project to create something from the Ancient Egyptian era. Some of the children have bought in wonderful projects that they have clearly spent a lot of time on. Well done Year 4!

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