The Unforgotten Coat-Role Plays

In English today, we read a section of our novel where the main character discovers where the two Mongolian boys live and goes there to give back a coat…it was a very dramatic scene and full of action and emotion. 
The children enjoyed rehearsing and performing their own role plays of this scene…

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Nailing Netball Skills!

This half term, Upper School have ‘thrown’ themselves into their PE lessons with an awesome abundance of enthusiasm! 
 

We are learning skills to play Netball-type games (from sending and receiving the ball with accuracy to using space and communication to work effectively in a team) and…

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Evidence Explorers!

In History, Upper School have been getting to grips with evidence this week. They have been learning to give reasons for the different versions of the past. To help us understand this a little more, we took part in a whole class puzzle: trying to work out what actually happened last weekend based…

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English -The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Today the children were introduced to their new novel ‘The Unforgotten Coat’ by exploring the strange coat that was hung up in the classroom last week. They discussed the facts they knew about the coat such as its colour, type of coat and heaviness. Abigail then discovered some Polaroid pictures…

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Exciting Writing

The children of Upper School have begun the new year with some ‘pre-assessments’ to show Mrs Hurley and Miss Langley the skills that they have already embedded. This will inform our future planning for the class, making sure that we teach the children exactly what they need next in their learning.…

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Pizza Time!

This morning, Year 6s made their own pizza with Mrs Billington. They looked fantastic! They then had special brownies and chocolate sauce as their final treat. To keep cool on this exceptionally hot day, they kept cool under the marquee roof. Many thanks to the Friends for the toppings and to Mrs…

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School Disco

It’s always a pleasure to be entertained by Taz at the school disco! He kept everyone entertained, dancing and laughing for the whole hour! He even got Mrs Humphries up to the front and sent her off with a ‘bang’! 

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KS2 Musical Concert

What a fantastic afternoon we had today when Middle School and Upper School came together to perform a musical concert for the parents! 
The children have all worked hard to learn several songs and to play instrumental accompaniments on glockenspiels and ukuleles. The audience were also treated…

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Author Visit -Andrew Michael Hurley

We had a visit from an award winning author this morning (and also husband of Mrs Hurley)!

It was a real treat to meet Andrew Michael Hurley who has written the award winning novel, The Loney and more recently, Starve Acre which has been turned into a BBC Film. 
Mr Hurley talked to the class…

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Year 6 Activity morning

This morning, Year 6 have had a fun time lead by Coach Gunn. After dodgeball, tug of war and archery, the Year 6s enjoyed a fabulous cake made by Iain’s mum. Thank you! 
Next came zorbing and nerf wars! The Year 6s are certainly having a busy week!

 

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Year 6’s visit to Humblescough Farm

Year 6 have had a fabulous day in the woods at Humblescough Farm today. Following an all important safety talk, we headed down to the woods, where we based ourselves for the day. We began our activities by fire striking, which for some took a little effort! Building the fire up, took our…

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Hothersall Lodge Year 6 Part 2

More pictures from our adventure!

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