In the Nursery this week…

In the Nursery this week we have been exploring the children’s interest in rockets through the story ‘Whatever Next!’ written by Jill Murphy. The children have enjoyed making large-scale rockets from junk modelling, engaging in role-play activities to retell the story and even had a ‘Picnic on the Moon’ just like the bear in  the story.



‘Whatever Next!’ role-play in the home-corner. All ready to journey to the moon!


After using the foil to make rockets and helmets the children chose to make some shiny paintings with the foil which was great fun!

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Our ‘Picnic on the Moon’ activity supported the development of the children’s maths skills by requiring them to share picnic food amongst their peers fairly by measuring quantity and halving some items. It was also very tasty!

The children have thoroughly enjoyed reading the story ‘Whatever Next!’ and in order to build upon their continuing interest in rockets, astronauts and planets we will be focussing on the topic ‘Space’ next week.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you next week!


“We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re going to catch a BIG one!”

The Nursery children were shocked last week when a bear escaped from the zoo and made a real mess of the Nursery classroom! The children quickly put on their hats and coats and went on a ‘Bear Hunt’ around the school to find the cheeky bear.


Finding clues dotted around the grounds the children had to think very hard to work out where the bear might be hiding.


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After lots of team work they eventually found the bear hiding up a tree!P1120353

Once the bear was safely back in the classroom and after giving him a good talking to about ‘good choices’ the Nursery children decided that the bear could stay and we called him Tubby!

Tubby is now the Nursery class mascot and the children are very excited to be taking it in turns to take Tubby home with them every weekend for some more adventures.


“We’re not going on a bear hunt again,” the children agreed, one cheeky bear is quite enough!


Spring Term Knightings

We were delighted to knight thirty-three children from Years 4, 5 and 6 this week,  six of whom received our new platinum awards. Knighthoods are awarded to children who demonstrate for an extended period of time that they live up to, and uphold, the school’s values.

The platinum knighthood sits above the gold award, and is something we hope all children will aspire to. The recipients of this award are nominated by the teachers in recognition of the outstanding attitude they show and contributions they make. The children receive a specially made badge to wear with pride!

Please see the website for more information about the knighting system and school values.

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Well done to all! We are very proud of you.

In the Nursery this week…

In the Nursery this week we have been exploring the topic of ‘Dinosaurs’ and the children have enjoyed moving like dinosaurs, making dinosaur models and looking for fossils in the archaeological dig.

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We hope you all have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you next week when we will be exploring the popular children’s book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ with lots of exciting activities!


Romeo, Romeo ………..

Lord and Lady Capulet invited the kind and noble lords and ladies in year 4 to join them in a joyous masquerade in the Great Hall. Children entered the Great Hall which was lit by candle light and  danced with enthusiasm accompanied by the harp, the flute, the citole and the hurdy gurdy. This term children will read the story of Romeo and Juliet which starts at the Capulet Ball.  As part of the Talk4Writing project, children were introduced to the new story by creating an exciting ‘hook’ – a Tudor ball room scene.