In the Nursery this week…

In the Nursery this week we have continued to explore the topic of ‘Transport’ with a literacy focus on the story ‘Who Sank the Boat?’ by Pamela Allen. The children have enjoyed recreating the story, engaging in outdoor ‘boat’ role-play scenarios and in creating ‘Story Maps’ outlining the sequence of the story.

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Children creating a ‘Story Map’ of the book ‘Who Sank the Boat?’ as a whole-class activity and then making our own ‘Story Maps’ during 1:1 literacy focus opportunities.

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Outdoor ‘boat’ role-play in Tubbenden Primary School’s Early Year’s Playground.

Further Chess Success for Shlok


We are very pleased to report that Shlok, Year 3,  continues his success in chess.

At the end of July, Shlok won the Under 7 Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge (Gigafinal) and was runner up in the British Chess Championship in the Under 8 section – a year above his age.

 In August, he entered the Under 8 category of the European Youth Chess championship in Prague. Shlok was competing against 100 players from 49 countries and finished with a creditable 5/9.


We look forward to following his further successes in the future.







In the Nursery this week…

The Nursery children have been exploring the topic ‘All About Me’ this week and enjoying lots of activities that encourage understanding of what makes everybody special and unique as well as exploring feelings.

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Above: Looking in the mirror to help us draw our self portraits. Painting paper plates to create our own ’emojis’.

Nursery Reading Challenge Champions

Well done to those that completed the ‘Reading Challenge 2016’ during the Summer Holiday as part of the ‘Home Learning Opportunity’ challenge set by the Nursery last term.

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Thank you for sharing your medals with the class and telling us all about the fun you had visiting your local libraries. We hope you like your certificates and that you find a fitting place to display your achievement.

The Hub Challenge

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Today, year 6 finished off a fantastic first week back by taking on The Hub Challenge.  Children were put into teams of ten and were challenged to solve problems by working as a team.  Valuable skills of communication, planning and reflectiveness were put into action with each new task.  We were very impressed with how they persevered and encouraged each other to solve some particularly mind-boggling activities!

“It was a great day and we worked hard.”  Niamh O’Neill

“I was proud of the fact that we didn’t give up and we helped each other out right through until the end of each activity.” Holly Lewis