Exploring careers in Year Four

Year Four were asking some excellent questions to our visitors during careers afternoon. They were asking how they had got their job, any challenges they had faced over time and how the work they did made a difference for others, to name but a few. It also gave the children the opportunity to broaden their […]

Being thankful in Reception

This week we have been learning about how Christians say thank you to God. We learned a song called Thank you Lord for this new day, which we really enjoyed singing. We also remembered how we celebrated Harvest in the Autumn term and how we collected food for the food bank. We then thought very […]

Place value in Year Five

This week, Year Five have been learning about applying different powers of ten. They revisited Gattegno charts, something they found very tricky last week, and used them confidently to solve problems involving different powers of ten. Well done Year Five for this fantastic application of growth mindset and perseverance (a word we have been defining […]

Reception’s Sports Day

What a fantastic day the Reception children had on Sports Day. We were very lucky with the weather and managed to complete all of our races before the heavens opened. The children had a growth mindset and approached all of the races with enthusiasm. They developed a range of skills which included throwing, jumping, running […]

Year Six Sports4all festival

The Year Six pupils have had an inspiring afternoon taking part in a range of paralympic sports at Excel Academy. The aim of the event was to promote the paralympic sports of boccia, soft archery, curling, basketball and badminton, to show that anyone could take part regardless of any disabilities. The children had a fantastic […]

Keeping Fit in Reception

Reception have been keeping fit in an imaginative way this week. They have been developing a range of singing and movement styles, keeping in time to the music and most importantly, having lots of fun. This song was ‘My name is Joe’ from YouTube. The children love it. 😁  

Welcome back Year Six

Year Six have settled well to the new academic year. They have all engaged well in the new English topic, Alma, and are showing great determination with conversion in maths. We have began to look at our first topic, The Victorians, and children have shown some great knowledge of this area already. It’s great to […]

Welcome back Year Three!

Year Three have had a super start to the term and have already amazed us all with their fantastic hard work. We have delved into our new topic ‘Ola Brazil’ by exploring South America, researching rainforest animals and reading ‘The Great Kapok Tree’. They have been demonstrating lots of independence and have used their growth […]

Welcome back Year Five!

Year Five have enjoyed a super return to school since their holidays. They have all performed fantastically in every task which has been set and we have already seen them apply their growth mindsets lots! They particularly enjoyed Growth Mindset day on Monday, where they created autobiographies based on their future selves. The children have […]

Earth Day and St George’s Day in Reception

Reception have had a lovely first week back, learning about some very special days. On Thursday, we learned all about Earth day and what we could do to help to restore our planet. The children came up with some fantastic ideas such as picking up litter and recycling it. We also learned about what we […]