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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.

January 2019

  • 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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