Daily Archives: January 26, 2018

Year 1 Spanish

Pupils in Year 1 have been learning some Spanish through a variety of games and songs with Señora Amodeo-Howell on a Friday afternoon. The children have thoroughly enjoyed their sessions so far and can already say a number of Spanish words.


Year R – Police Visit

Reception had a visit from the Police last week as they have had a police station and jail in their role-play area. The police told them that learning to read and write is very important as police have to write reports about crimes!

Forest Schools

In response to parental requests for more opportunities for outdoor learning we are continuing to drive forward our Forest Schools initiative.

Mrs Davidson is attending a 4 day Forest Schools course next week and is looking forward to learning lots of new skills.



Hands Around The World Book Sale

The book sale this week raised £138.75.  Thank you so much to all of you for your support, this is a wonderful start to our fundraising for this worthy cause.   Thank you to Mrs Powell for all her help with the book sale.

Below you can see the kinds of ways in which the money will be spent:

£8 will buy a school uniform for one child in Zambia
£10 gets one orphaned child to school for one month including lunch in Benin
£11 will buy cups, plates and cutlery for one child at a school for children with disabilities in Kenya
£17 buys a school book and pencil for a whole class in Rwanda
£22 will buy a daily school lunch for 12 hungry children in Zambia

£41 will buy bookshelves for the school library in India



Reading Fairy

Reading Fairy

The reading fairy has visited all classes over the past two weeks. It has been evident that children are working incredibly hard to read as much as possible at home which is fantastic!


Congratulations to all the children that were given books this time!



During the reading fairy’s visit the older children were reminded about the importance of presentation in their reading diaries. We expect any written entries in the reading record to be in either pencil or a blue/black writing pen and not colouring pencils or felt tip pens. If mistakes are made then they are to draw one line through the word and re-write it rather than scribble out a mistake.   The children were also reminded about the importance of reading to an adult, even in Year 5 and 6! We would like you to try to listen to your child read when you can so you can ask them comprehension questions about the text to check they fully understand what they are reading.   There may also be certain words that your child doesn’t understand that you could discuss and even look up the definition of a word together using a dictionary.   The reading fairy is looking forward to visiting all classes again very soon…