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A Busy Day!

The children in Reception had a busy day on Friday. We made Pudsey Bear Headbands as it was Children in Need Day, but we also made our very own ‘potions’ too! We have been reading the book ‘Room on the Broom’ by Julia Donaldson and at the end of the story the witch makes a potion to repair her broken broom. We made our own potions and thought about which magic words we could use to make our spells work. I think we must need more practice as there were no magic broomsticks forthcoming from our potions!

Thornton Moor Farm

The Reception children went on an adventure to a farm in the middle of Northumberland today. It was a long journey but worth it for the experience the children got of the countryside and of a real working farm. The day was filled with new experiences: collecting pine cones and other interesting things in the… Continue Reading


During the last 3 days of term, 30 Y5 and Y6 children were on a residential trip to Borrowdale in the Lake District. During the 3 days ech child had opportunity to go canoeing, rock climbing, ghyll scrambling and hill walking. We also did orienteering, problem solving activities and team games. Throughout their time away… Continue Reading

We won the cup!

The Reception children were delighted that we won the Attendance trophy. They chose to have a ‘picnic’ to celebrate and we spent a hot afternoon on the field with ice lollies followed by using the climbing equipment. Such fun! Continue Reading


The Reception children went to Asda to buy the vegetables mentioned in the story ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’. They had a shopping list of all the vegetables to identify and then we went to buy some of each one. We gave the lady at the checkout some coins and she gave us some change. Once back at… Continue Reading

Chinese New Year

We have had an exciting week learning about Chinese New Year. We went to Chinatown to sketch the Chinese Arch; we visited a Chinese Supermarket and then tried some Chinese food back in school. Today we have found out more about the celebration. We retold the story of the Chinese Zodiac and dressed up as… Continue Reading