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  • Year 6 Prom

    Published 18/07/19

    Year 6 prom had their prom on Thursday 18th July and it was an evening filled with smiles, laughter and a few tears!  It was a true pleasure for staff to spend the evening with the children and we wish them all the very best for the next stage in their journey.  

    A huge thank you to all involved in making the evening such a success.  The photos below provide a snapshot of this memorable event. 


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  • Whole School Picnic

    Published 17/07/19

    The whole school including all our staff enjoyed a school picnic on Wednesday 17th July.  Children had a fun time relaxing and playing in the sun.


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  • Year 6 Production

    Published 15/07/19

    Year 6 Production took place on Monday 15th July and Tuesday 16th July.  Our Year 6 children did a fantastic rendition of 'What a Knight'.  Well done to the whole of Year 6 - you are all superstars!  Thank you to everyone who was able to attend.


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  • Sports Days

    Published 08/07/19

    We had four Sports Days this year from Monday 8th July - Thursday 11th July.  The sun was out on all four days and we were pleased to see so many our parents/carers, friends and family who came along to support their children and cheered them through the races and various activities. 

    The activities included the long jump, hurdling, football skills, sprinting,  egg and spoon races, javelin and many others.  Children also took part in competitive races on our school field and the winners were awarded with medals and bands donated generously by Asda.  Well done to all our winners and everyone who put in such a fantastic effort.

    A fun and active time was had by all!  


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  • Summer Fair

    Published 06/07/19

    The atmosphere was fantastic we were extremely lucky with the weather! There were lots of games and stalls for everybody to enjoy.  We managed to raise a fantastic £1200!

    Thank you to everyone who donated so generously and to all of you that helped behind the scenes and on the day.  Finally, a big thank you to Miss Darby and her team for organising such a brilliant event.


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  • Year 4 Egyptian Day

    Published 05/07/19

    This term Year 4 have been looking into Ancient Egyptian Life. To celebrate all things Egyptian the children spent a day doing various Egyptian activities.  children enjoyed painting life size sarcophagus, constructing paper mache pencil cases in the shape and pattern of Tutankhaman's sarcophagus, making Egyptian necklaces, making Eygptian headpieces and writing our own names using Egyptian hyroglyphs to use a place names at our Egyptian Banquet to end the day.

    The children are particularly proud of their work and enjoyed painting the sarcophagus and jewellery, but the banquet seemed to be the most popular of all. Here the children enjoyed a range of foods typical in Egyptian life from avocados to houmous as well as falafel and feta cheese. Tasting new and different flavours is something which the children particularly enjoy together with sharing their opinions with their class friends during the banquet.

    A great day was had by all.


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  • Accent Catering Bike Competition

    Published 05/07/19

    Accent Catering were running an exciting competition for children to win a brand new bike. Each time a child had 10 school lunches their name went into the prize draw.  Over the past few weeks many children have been putting their cards into our prize draw box.  On Friday 8th July we were pleased to announce the winner Herwin from Year 1.  Congratulations!


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  • Year 1 Chessington Trip

    Published 04/07/19

    On Thursday 4th July our Year 1 children had an exciting trip to Chessington World of Adventures.  It was a glorious day, the sun was shining and the children had an amazing time exploring the park seeing different animals up close.  The children even got to enjoy the Gruffalo ride! 


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  • Year 5 HOAC Trip

    Published 27/06/19

    Year 5 had a great time on their trip to HOAC.   They demonstrated fantastic team work skills and showed support for one another whilst building and navigating rafts, orienteering as well as climbing and abseiling.


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  • Wellbeing Day

    Published 20/06/19

    As part of our commitment to the health and wellbeing of all our children, we held our very first Wellbeing Day this week. A fun wellbeing assembly by Captain Fantastic launched the day and then children participated in a range of activities including yoga, mindfulness and circle time.

    The whole school, including all staff, also enjoyed playtime together. Our members of School Parliament surveyed the children at the end of the day and everyone agreed that they felt happier and calmer.


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  • Year 1 Active Maths Lesson

    Published 19/06/19

    As a school we are always looking for ways we can increase and embed creative opportunities for learning.  Our Year 1 children enjoyed an Active Maths Lesson which involved a combination of Maths and physical activity.  The children had 15 Maths questions which were placed outside in the playground in various places.  Children had to find all 15 cards and work out the answers before returning to the classroom.  

    The children were fully engaged and the lesson was a huge success and was an enjoyable alternative to classroom based learning.  We hope to have many more Active Maths Lessons in the future across the school.


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  • Year 2 Trip to the Science Museum

    Published 18/06/19

    Year 2 visited the Science Museum on Tuesday 18th June.  The children fully immersed themselves in all the exhibits and had a really enjoyable day.


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