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Merry Christmas! from Reception

A rare moment of peace at last … all ready for Santa to come soon!

Merry Christmas and have a lovely holiday!

From all the children and staff in Reception Class 🙂


Christmas in Reception!

The children in Reception have had a very busy Christmas week. We thought you would like to see all the fun Christmas activities we have been doing.

On Monday we had our Christmas dinner, with the rest of Key Stage 1, in the hall. It was very yummy … especially the pudding!

On Wednesday we had our class Christmas party. We played lots of party games, ate lots of food and even had a Christmas boogie.

On Thursday, we performed our Nativity for all our family and friends. We were a bit nervous but we still enjoyed performing for everyone.   

Autumn 2 – Reception

This half term in Reception our Topic is Space! We will be looking at astronauts, the moon, the solar system and aliens.

In the 7 areas of learning we will be focusing on:

Personal, Social and Emotional – Playing co-operatively, taking turns and resolving conflicts

Communication and Language –  Speaking and listening, taking turns and listening to others & following instructions

Physical Development – Funky fingers morning activities to improve fine motor skills & Dance in PE with Mrs Kilmartin

Maths – Numbers to 10 (recognition, ordering and counting) 2D & 3D shape and length

Literacy – daily phonics introducing phase 2 sounds, reading and writing CVC, simple captions and tricky words, stories such as: Whatever Next! and Aliens love Underpants

Understanding the World – what is like in space? moon landings, light ad dark

Expressive Arts and Design – Bonfire Night and poppy art, planet pastel pictures, aliens/spaceships/rockets and shadow theatre puppets

Towards the end of the half term we will be focusing on Christmas and the Nativity story to prepare for our production.

Miss Galtress



Watch out! There are animals about …

On Thursday, Year 1 and Year 2 had some interesting visitors…

As part of our topic lessons Year 1 have been learning about classifying animals into groups and Year 2 have been learning about living things and their habitats.

A company called Zoolab kindly brought different creatures into school for the children to interact with. Some children (and teachers) were even brave enough to have a hold!

Can you spot:

Talula the tarantula, Rochelle the cockroach, Max the millipede, Bobby the frog, Flapjack the lizard, Eddie the baby tortoise, Sid the snail, Prince and Jonny the snakes, Mylo the hedgehog?

Can you sort the animals into vertebrates and invertebrates?



Year 1 – Autumn 2

This half term in Year 1 we will be focusing on:

Maths – 2D and 3D shape, exploring numbers to 20 including addition and subtraction to 20

English – writing a recount about our school trip to Nell Bank and the Jolly Postman/Christmas Postman story

Topic – festivals and celebrations (Diwali, Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day, Christmas)

Science – senses poems and everyday materials

PSHE – anti-bullying and children in need

French Impressionists

Year 5 spent a few weeks leaning about French Impressionists and tried their best to reproduce some famous paintings by Paul Cezanne and Paul Gauguin.

Aren’t you impressed?

I am! Well done Year 5!

Mrs Hallworth

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St George’s Day

This week we have been learning about St George”s Day which is tomorrow (Saturday 23rd April).

We had an assembly on Tuesday morning and did some work in RE lessons.

KS1 made some concertina dragons and England flags.

KS2 wrote the legend from the princess or St George’s point of view.They also illustrated the story or made their own crests and shields.

Well done everyone!

Mrs Hallworth



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Year 1 – Summer Term!

In Year 1 our topic this half term is Once upon a time …

This half term we are learning:

Maths: Time,Money, Numbers to 100 and Addition and Subtraction to 20

English: Traditional tales including the writing the story of the Magic Porridge Pot

Science: Plants and Trees

History: Castles and George and the Dragon

Geography: Countries and Capitals in the UK, Using a map

Art & DT: Castles, Shields, Puppets, Planting, Observational drawings

We will also be doing lots of phonics practice to help us read those pesky alien words ready for our phonics screening check after the May half term!

Miss Galtress & Mr Collier 🙂






Year 3 summer Term

Welcome back Year 3, this term we will be learning;

Science – Plants

Maths – To tell the time

English – To write a ‘Quest’ story

Topic – Anglo Saxons and Castles

I.C.T – Debugging programs

PSHE – Identify and uniqueness

Dates to Remember

15th April 2016 – Minecraft Day – Innovation Day

26th-27th May – Alnwick Castle residential.

All the work we will be covering will be posted on


Easteringle Service

We all enjoyed our Easteringle Service in church on Thursday 24th March.

Each class had prepared something to illustrate the Easter story and Thierry was impressed!

Thank you to all the parents/guardians, friends and family who attended. We hope you enjoyed it too. IMG_3472 IMG_3469 IMG_3466 IMG_3465 IMG_3463 IMG_3461 IMG_3460 IMG_3457 IMG_3455 IMG_3451 IMG_3448 IMG_3443 IMG_3439 IMG_3436 IMG_3428 IMG_3426 IMG_3425 IMG_3421