Arctic animals stuck in ice!!!!

Today in the Pink Class we were shocked to find that some of our Arctic animals were stuck in the ice! How were we going to rescue them? We had some really good ideas – use a hairdryer? smash with a hammer? smash on the ground? blow the ice to make it melt? We investigated our ideas! Did we manage to free them? Yes!!

Orange Class had fun with Pudsey!

The Orange Class and their families had super fun at Children in Need.  They Orange Class loved the Pudsey Hoopla and the Pudsey Bowls and so did Victor’s little brother.

Icing the biscuits was another firm favourite as was playing with Pudsey on the iPads.

Great fun was had by all.  Thanks to parents and families for coming along and joining in!

Pudsey Hoopla!

Gold Class get ready for take-off!


Ground control – check!  Space suit – check!  Flat-pack rocket – awaiting construction…

We have watched the moon landings and the shuttle launches and we think we are good to go. We have had some interesting conversations about what to ‘pack’ and what we may have to leave behind – it looks like we’ll be well supplied with cola, chips and toilet paper. The children have really enjoyed exploring space; creating models of the sun, moon and earth and then demonstrating how the spin and move around to turn day to night.

Wonderful Woodwork

Secondary groups have made an excellent start to their new woodwork project – they’ve been practising the skills they’ll need to make a chalkboard sign.

Remembrance Day

Secondary pupils had a very poignant assembly, remembering the soldiers who fought for our country. They all designed their own poppies, and at assembly, put them together to create a giant poppy, which we’ll display at the front of the school. Well done to Mary for leading the remembrance prayer and too all the pupils who made the lovely artwork.

Bag Books

We had a great visit from a lady from the Bag Book Company. She came to tell us some sensory stories – we all really enjoyed it!

The Big Picnic

Eco School highlights part 1 – Snails and Fish

These photos show Andrew, Nathan and Cody are getting to know some of the animals that live in the Pinewood garden. The snails were found hiding in old plant pots and the boys really enjoyed looking after them. They discovered that snails really like banana!

In these photos Ryley, Aiden, Andrew, Nathan, Joe and Graeme are using waste materials (foil cases from cakes and sweetie wrappers) to make an Eco fish. It was their entry for the Waste Material Menagerie which was showcased at a special primary assembly. There were lots of great entries but their fish made a huge splash!