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World Book Week

Submitted by headteacher on Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 22:40

This week has been a flurry of activities for world book day! We began the week with each teacher visiting a different class and reading them their favourite book. This was a lovely experience, and the children really enjoyed having a new adult in their room!

On Tuesday, we were lucky enough to have a visiting author - Katy Chalk - to read us parts of her book 'The History Sphere' and take writing workshops to show us how to become better readers, and better writers. Many classes have put her advice to good work and have been busy writing stories inspired by her visit. 
Then on Thursday, each of the classes took part in different activities based on their favourite books, and had the opportunity to share their favourite books with each other. 
What an amazing week it's been - we can't wait until next year!

DT and Art challenge

Submitted by headteacher on Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 20:28

On Wednesday 23rd January, Zebra Class were invited to attend a DT and Art workshop, along with Mrs Benson and Miss Wilkins, at St Ronan’s School. The children were given the knowledge, skills and amazing resources to create incredible Harry Potter wands and wand boxes all by themselves. It was an exciting, challenging, creative, messy and fun experience for all. 

I received this email from St. Ronan's:

"The children were a credit to you, so beautifully behaved and such lovely manners, lots of staff have commented. Thank you for bringing them to us; same time next year?"

Well done to all the children and thank you to St. Ronan's, Mrs Benson and Mrs Wilkins for organising the trip.

Iron Man poems in Year 3!

Submitted by class3 on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 16:16

Today, year 3 used 'The Iron Man' to create descriptive poems. We used the 'I am' sentence starter and then the children let their imaginations run wild!


Here are their poems:


I am the right fist that crushes cars, lorries and tractors,

I am the left fist and with anger I crush the metal,

I am the mouth that chomps the wire fence noisily,

I am the mighty arms, skimming the earth, feeding the bold head.



I am the legs that vibrate the earth,

I am the fists that rip up the big long and heavy barbed wire,

I am the eyes that scan for my next meal,

I am the feet that stomp viciously.


I am the legs that stride through the icy waves,

I am the forceful, mighty head that protects the brain,

I am the hydraulics that move the body rapidly and precisely,

I am the arm that moves around.



I am the arm and I glow bright infra-red and ultra violet and white super muddy and I am rusty,

I am the nose that smells my next meal,

I am the rusty iron organs that digest metal,

I am the toe that wiggles vigorously.


I am the fierce red eyes that scan the earth quickly and carefully,

I am the mighty body that moves elegantly through the mighty waves,

I am the hand on the right that defeats people from hurting the iron man,

I am the hand that is on the left and always picks up people and eats them with iron.



I am the ruby red eyes, scouring the earth for my next adventure,

I am the enormous razor sharp teeth that chomp violently,

I am the powerful arms that move the hand strongly,

I am the powerful fists, that clench the rusty iron courageously.



I am the head that moves with a creek,

I am the mighty eyes that glow,

I am the head that moves slowly,

I am the mouth that chomps like a shark,

We are the legs and we walk quickly,

I am the mouth that can walk.

Hippos in the Woods

Submitted by tawnyowl on Monday, January 14, 2019 - 17:51

Hippos had a great first session in the woods on Thursday. Have a look at the video and the photos and see what they were up to.


Year 5 First Session of the Year

Submitted by tawnyowl on Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 11:26

Year 5 enjoyed a fun-filled and busy session today.

Have a look at the video and photos to see what they were up to.


Our First Vegetable Harvest

Submitted by tawnyowl on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 19:10

Year 4 enjoyed time gardening and playing in the woods during this session.

Have a look and see what they were up to.


Twelfth Night

Submitted by headteacher on Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:31

“If music be the food of love, play on, ...“Some are born great, others achieve greatness.” ... “Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit.” ...

WOW! Wow, wow, wow! What a week. Not many children in the UK can do what Year 5 achieved this week. They amazed over 300 people with their outstanding production of Shakespear's Twelfth Night. They were funny, charismatic, brave, professional and most importantly a fantastic team. They worked incredibly hard on the production and deserve all the praise they are receiving.  Year 5 are all SUPERSTARS! I sat very proudly in the audience listening to all the positive comments and rousing applause. Well done to everyone but particular thanks must go to Sean Gilder, Robin Weaver and Mr and Mrs Shimmin and of course the teaching team, Miss Wilkins, Mrs Stanford and Ms Liles.

Click on the link to see more photos

Dragons’ Den 2018

Submitted by class6 on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 14:04

10 new businesses from year  6 pitched their ideas to 3 Dragons this afternoon.  They are all hoping to gain the Much coveted stalls at the forthcoming Christmas Bazaar to raise money.  Watch this space to find who was successful.  In the meantime have a look at the pictures below.  Well done Year 6 - brave and bold....

Exciting Times in the Garden

Submitted by tawnyowl on Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 17:08

Tawny Owl and Wren received an exciting parcel yesterday.

Our veg plants had arrived. The label on the box suggested we needed to unpack them urgently, but we decided to put them in a cool place for the night.

Tawny Owl was back at school early today, so she could settle herself in the greenhouse with some white trays and carefully unpack the treasure within! We had been sent so many plants; she had to be careful to make sure we didn’t lose the labels. She sorted them into trays of salad, brassicas, etc.

Have a look at the photos to see how many plants we received!

Willow group then spent the morning planting out the little plants. They dug a small hole which they then put some worm cast fertilizer in, followed by the tiny plants. They were then firmed down and watered. Finally, we put some netting over the top, to stop the pigeons from munching our veg before it has a chance to grow.

While we were learning, Hippos came over to find out what we had been doing. They were very enthusiastic and particularly loved learning about worms (and worm poo).

The group also finished off weeding and preparing the raised beds at the front of the school.

Both groups were lucky to have the opportunity to eat some delicious apples which Eva had picked for us from her farm. They were beautiful, shiny and rosy red.

Field Maple group also helped today. They worked hard to finish clearing Stump Central in the woods, so we can (hopefully) return next week. They added to the deadwood hedge supervised by Oak, and also did a great job of picking up all the small sticks in Stump Central, with the help of Wren, Truffle and Tawny Owl. Everything is beginning to look much tidier and Tawny Owl is feeling really optimistic about the learning we can get underway ’back at camp’.

12th October is National Forest School Day, and although we will not be in Forest School on that day, Tawny Owl would love to celebrate by being back in our original space, having a fire again, and cooking popcorn (October is also Popcorn Popping Month), as well as celebrating with hot chocolate!

Anyone who has ever helped at FS is welcome to join us next week for a short while to help us celebrate (Monday, Wednesday or Thursday). Just let Tawny Owl know so she can make sure we co-ordinate transport.


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