Parachuting power!

Year 5 have continued their scientific journey this week, exploring the impact of air resistance on parachutes. In small groups, a variety of parachutes were designed, with a focus on considering the independent and dependent variables ensuring a fair test. There were many gasps and surprised expressions at the timed results at the bottom of the balcony! 

Year 5 have been immersed in their new topic of the Middle East. Each class has embraced this fascinating subject, going beyond the learning in their very detailed Topic book to investigate this period of history in more detail. In 5GT, the children split themselves into Sunnis and Shias, battling over Muhammad’s teachings. In 5RW, factors about the success of the Ottoman Empire were ordered from most to least important. In 5LS, video and written research was explored, looking at the development of the Arab-Islamic Empire. Ask your child all about the Middle East- we are sure they’ll be full of knowledge!

Well done to Year 5 for being so determined to succeed during this week’s TTRockstars Rock Out competition. All three Year 5 classes have attained the most points in the school during this week, as well as in the top 20% of schools nationwide! Special congratulations to Erica, Harry S, Lucas, Marco, Jonathan, Theo, Alex A and Harry P who are all in the Top 10 individual scores in the school.  You have until tomorrow at 19.30 to support our school! 

Finally, next Thursday, Devon and Cornwall Fire Service will be coming in for a fire safety conference with the children- you might want to think of some questions to ask the firefighters over the weekend!

Have a great weekend!


November 15, 2019

Happy Pudsey Day! Many thanks for all your kind donations. This money has now been sent to the BBC Children in Need appeal.

This week in year one we have been busy practising our number bonds to 10! We have made number bond paper chains, used hand cut-outs to work them out using fingers and coloured in tens frames. Some of us have even had a go at some very complicated missing number problems. Well done Year 1!

In English, we have all had a go at writing our own class versions of ‘Foggy Foggy Forest’. All sorts of different things appeared in the forest this time including a pig wearing a funny wig, ………… The children have made amazing progress with their writing this term and we  have  been delighted with their enthusiasm and commitment to learning.

During our afternoon ‘Quest’ sessions, children from across the classes have been working together to create large-scale models of deciduous and evergreen trees, complete with classification labels! We hope that your children are enjoying spotting different types of trees out in their local environment.

Over the next few days we will be sending nativity songs word home to practise! Please encourage your child to learn these off my heart! We are sure that you will enjoy hearing them as much as we enjoy singing them!


A wonderful week in Year 6

This week has been a brilliant week in Year 6.

In maths, we have been working on our algebra topic finding missing numbers in calculations. We have loved algebra! Well done to 6EB for winning the school’s Sparx competition.

Good luck to those competing in Monday’s football!


‘Oi’ rhyming books

It has been yet another rather busy and exciting week in the Foundation stage! We have been enjoying the ‘Oi’ series of books by the authors Kes Gray and Jim Field. The children have found these books hilarious as the animals sit on and wear all sorts of items that rhyme with their name! This led to some rather amusing conversations this week and the children have been working on their rhyming too.

Friday 15th was ‘Children in Need’ day – the children enjoyed non-uniform and donated money towards the charity. We have talked to the children all about how the money is used and how it can benefit others, thank you for your generous donations. As part of our Children in Need activities we had ‘keep fit’ exercises, arts and crafts as well as the rather popular face-painting. The children had a fantastic day.

This week has also seen the start of our ‘bikeability balance’ in Reception. Mr Dowrick’s class have been the first to take part and have had a wonderful time. They have been learning important balancing and riding skills such as how to stop, turn, change direction as well as avoid obstacles! The children have been amazing and learned these new skills so quickly.

We have been exploring how to make our vocabulary grow and have learnt three new words for ‘sad’. These are: unhappy, glum and miserable.


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