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Keeping you informed

We want to keep parents informed of their child's progress, and about other activities in school. We recognise that good communication benefits the whole school community.

In this section you will find information about everything that is happening in and outside of our school as well as photographs and videos of our amazing children in action.

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  • World Book Day 2019

    Published 07/03/19

    A good book can take you to another place.

    On Thursday 7th March 2019,  when the children came into school, they found their classrooms had transformed into scenes from well known books.  Previously ordinary rooms had transformed into streets, chocolate factories and even the Antarctic. The children spent all day surrounded by stories and the characters who live in them.

    Children and staff had an amazing day and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

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  • YR Trip to Kola shop

    Published 28/01/19

    On Wednesday, 23rd January, the Reception children headed on a quest to find healthy food at Kola’s shop.

    Throughout this half-term, the children have been learning about a healthy lifestyle and they were excited to have the opportunity to make their own healthy choices.  Before the children set off on their trip, we wrote a shopping list together and discussed which foods we could buy that are healthy. After writing our list (which we took with us), we set off on our quest. When we arrived, the children browsed the outside of the shop and showed a great interest in all of the different foods available.  Each child had 50p each to spend and confidently chose the fruit or vegetable that they wanted - some even put their money together to buy more expensive items such as grapes and strawberries.

    We ended our trip by walking back to school and looking at all the colourful, healthy fruit we had bought.

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  • Y3 Visit York's Chocolate Story

    Published 21/01/19

    On Tuesday 15th January 2019, Year 3 had the fantastic opportunity to experience how chocolate is made and where it comes from.

    We first visited York’s Chocolate Story; we had so much fun discovering the age of different chocolate bar brands. E.g. KitKat is as old as 1957.  We found out that chocolate starts from cocoa beans which, in its original taste, is very bitter and not so tasty! We even got to make our own white chocolate lollipops with caramel, strawberry and orange flavoured chocolatey toppings! After, we saw a chocolatier make shells of chocolate filled with cherry ganache.

    We were very lucky to be part of a workshop where we talked about the characters in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and discussed ideas for an invention room. We worked in groups and thought hard about another room we could create as an addition to Willy Wonka’s factory.  We also created more chocolate – this time, we made bubble-gum flavour with a wallpaper pattern on the back! 

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  • Santa visits EYFS

    Published 21/12/18

    On Tuesday, 18th December, a very special visitor came to see us.

     

    This visitor wore a bright red suit and arrived on his sleigh, which was being pulled by reindeer. Yes, that’s right…it was Santa! The Reception children had created a special chair in Santa’s grotto and left milk and cookies in anticipation for his visit. They were very excited when they heard the bells jingling from the outdoors.  Despite their excitement, they were very well behaved when he came around the corner with his huge sack full of presents. The children told him how hard they’ve worked so far this year and said they had all been nice.  Each child waited patiently for their turn to meet Santa and receive a gift. Thank you for coming, Santa - we hope you come again next year.

     

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  • A Christmas Carol

    Published 17/12/18

    On Tuesday, 11th December, it was Christmas Eve in Victorian Leeds, but the cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge hadn't an ounce of festive cheer.

    For this half-term's trip, children in Year 6 travelled to Leeds to watch a Leeds Playhouse production of 'A Christmas Carol'. Children had been studying the novella throughout the half-term and were clearly delighted to see it brought to life. Though it was two hours in length, children responded enthusiastically (and one or two were perhaps even frightened by some of the ghostly goings on).

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  • A Christmas Carol

    Published 17/12/18

    On Tuesday, 11th December, it was Christmas Eve in Victorian Leeds, but the cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge hadn't an ounce of festive cheer.

    For this half-term's trip, children in Year 6 travelled to Leeds to watch a Leeds Playhouse production of 'A Christmas Carol'. Children had been studying the novella throughout the half-term and were clearly delighted to see it brought to life. Though it was two hours in length, children responded enthusiastically (and one or two were perhaps even frightened by some of the ghostly goings on).

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