Well done to our latest aspire trophy winners, from the week commencing the 20th November.
Each of these children have been awarded the trophy for their tremendous efforts throughout the week.
Congratulations to all and keep up the good work.
Following feedback from Parents about Parentmail, we have decided to change to a new service as recommended by other local schools called School Gateway. Just like with Parentmail - you will be able to use this service to receive messages from school, book your children into the Thrive Breakfast Club, Enjoy After School Club and Activities Clubs, order dinners and pay for things like Trips and music lessons - but hopefully you will find it much more user friendly.
What you need to do now:
Please could you download this new app to your phone (it’s free) as it will help us improve communication with parents – and save the school money.
The set-up process is simple and will take no more than a couple of minutes:
1. Search for “School Gateway” in the Apple App Store/Google Play or on your phone go to www.schoolgateway.com/apple(Apple) or www.schoolgateway.com/android (Android)
2. Install the app and if you are asked then say yes to “Allow Push Notifications”
3. When you launch School Gateway for the first time, please select ‘New User’ and enter the email address and mobile telephone number you have registered with the school.
4. The system will send a PIN code to your phone; please enter this PIN code and the app will be activated for you.
Alternatively visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to login to School Gateway.
Can’t activate your account? If you’re having trouble logging in, it may be because the school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please call the school and we’ll update the details on our system.
We hope that you will find School Gateway to be a fast and easy way to communicate with school and pay for school items.
Thank you for your help.
Year 6 were shocked to find the local school attacked during the night by the German Air Force. We will publish our news reports in due course once our roving reporters return from the scene!
This half term, Mr Dixon's class have been working with local potter, Andy Macdermot to make poppies out of pottery. Linked to our project on WWII, the children spent time understanding the significance of the poppy and creating their own. Below are the fruits of their labour.
This week, Year 6 have been writing news reports on Neville Chamberlain's announcement of WWII in Goodnight Mr Tom. We have been looking at the way in which the different characters feel about war and the differences in the way they speak.
Below is Zahara's work, where she has beautifully described the feeling in the village of Little Weirwold.
During the afternoon today, the choir went on a visit to Fulwell Court residential home. It wasn't a very long walk but it was windy! When we got there we received a very warm welcome and smiles from all of the residents. The choir performed a selection of carols for them and some even joined in which was lovely!
Afterwards, we were very lucky to be allowed to go and talk the residents whilst having juice and biscuits and tell them what else we have been learning about in school. The residents were so pleased that the children came to talk them - they especially commented on the outstanding manners of our children.
What a fantastic afternoon! Thank you to Fulwell Court for having us!
Here are some pictures of our time at Fulwell Court.
This morning year one have been finding out how to find one more in a number of ways. Some of us used a number line,some of us used base ten and some of us used Numicon. As you can see it certainly put a big smile on our faces!
Year 3 have had the fantastic opportunity to work with a local artist and create some fantastic lanterns! We have had the opportunity to develop a number of artistic skills including wood turning. The children were given different pieces of willow which were provided by the Canals and Rivers Trust to create different animal sculptures that will be turned into lanterns. Some of the children then had the opportunity to work in pairs and create some smaller lanterns from the willow that will be put on display in Campbell Park on the second of December. After this, the children then decorated the lanterns with different tissue paper and placed lights inside. This created a beautiful light effect that makes the lanterns look amazing in the dark. Hopefully we will be able to keep some of the fantastic lanterns after the festival and put them on display in the hall.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Choir were invited to sing at Pizza Express at The Hub in Milton Keynes.
The children sang a selection of Christmas carols beautifully, providing lovely music for the restaurant while customers ate.
Afterwards, the children were given some pizza as a thank you for their hard work and dedication for practising and singing so well! The public really enjoyed the Carols and it was lovely to see some family and friends of the children also come along to watch.
They are still to sing at Fulwell Court and the In:tu centre - so stay tuned for more carols!