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The nursery children have been enjoying learning to balance on a 2 wheel bike every Wednesday morning with Mr Laverick and British Cycling. As you can see they love it and are doing really well. I have caught Mr Laverick on one of those mini bikes on more than one occasion!!

KUNG HAY FAT CHOY! Happy New Year!

Our youngest children enjoyed a lovely day celebrating the Year of the Tiger! There were some very scary dragon masks and some very yummy looking noodles. That dragon looks a bit ferocious too!

It is great to see children very focused and working hard on building their writing skills, counting, physical skills and so much more.

Whoops a Daisy Angel

Parents and children were given a wonderful treat this year, having missed out last year. The nursery and reception children were amazing, singing dancing and remembering their lines and keeping us all smiling. There were so many proud smiles of parents in the audience.
Because of the Covid situation, there were 3 performances with 30 maximum in the audience at any one time. It was also live streamed on Zoom so no-one missed out. Congratulations to all staff who worked so hard to make this another success.

The Gingerbread Man

This half term we looked at the text The Gingerbread Man. We immersed the children in the story and designed our own story map to help us retell it. We enjoyed making our own gingerbread men to eat too. They were yummy!

Food for Life project at Abbey House

As part of a joint project, we have been to Abbey House and planted some herbs, strawberries and some flowers that the bees will like. We have asked the residents to look after them and send us pictures of them as they grow. We are hoping to be able to share the herbs and strawberries with the residents to help keep our link with the care home. Residents and pupils really enjoyed it as they waved to each other through the window.


We are very lucky and have been learning to ride our bikes with the help from Balanceability visiting during our PE lessons with Mr Laverick.

Penguin non-chronological report

Our talk for writing focus for the second part of the half term was to create a non-chronological report. We chose to learn about penguins. We looked at where penguins live, what they eat and how they look after their babies. We created our own story map to help us learn our report. We looked at real fish and drew them, we learnt to walk like a penguin and how to draw them.  We are now penguin experts!

Have a go at walking like a penguin too

Penguin Dance | Brain Breaks | Jack Hartmann - YouTube