Friday, 27 November 2015

Year 2 having fun learning about Diwali

This week we have been learning about Diwali! We have enjoyed making and colouring Rangoli patterns, painting our own mendhi designs on our hands using face paint, and sequencing the Diwali story. 

Sponge Bob visited YR today!

YR had their Sponge Bob Movie this afternoon and Sponge Bob came to share with them.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Year 4 Roman Soldier clay workshop

Local artist Mrs Houghton taught year 4 to make Roman soldiers from clay this afternoon. We now have our own Roman army!

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Year 4 get building, Roman style!

Aqueducts come to year 4. The pupils have to measure, construct, stiffen and reinforce their structures in groups. Being a Roman was hard work!

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

YR Remembering Armistice Day 2015

All of the children in Reception sat together for 2 minutes silence to remember those who we bought a poppy for. Afterwards we joined in with the British Legion singing together.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Parent Info newsletter

Dear Parent Info subscribers,
We were interested to read the actress Kate Winslet's comments this week. The Titanic star was quoted as saying that she doesn't allow social media in her house and that she believes smart phones can impact negatively on family life.

The actress, who was promoting her new film, Steve Jobs, based on the life of the man who launched the iPhone and therefore paved the way for many of us to welcome social media into our lives, voiced the fears of many adults who grew up before the advent of Facebook and Twitter.

For young people, sharing their life online with others seems as natural as filling a photo album with pictures of our friends was to those of us born before the internet age.

So how do you deal with this technological generation gap?

Here at Parent Info, we feel the best way is to try to understand the world our young people are inhabiting. That way, we'll be in a better position to advise and protect them, should they need it. Which is why we offer information for parents and carers on the apps and platforms their children are using.

This week, for instance, we publish our guide to WhatsApp - something  that's grabbed the imagination of adults and young people alike. We also look at nine ways in which the internet can actually be good for children.

We hope you'll let parents know about our new content on a regular basis, and remind them to look at Parent Info every week.

In the meantime, please contact us at if you have any thoughts on the site, or would like us to cover any particular topic.

Have a lovely weekend,

Eleanor and the Parent Info team


Wednesday, 4 November 2015

A Birthday treat to share with friends in Reception

A parent brought into school a lovely fruit platter for the children to share to celebrate their birthday. The children really enjoyed all the fruit. Thank you

Parliament workshop

Year 6 pupils getting a feel for working conditions down the mine in the 1900's. All of them exhausted after just 1 minute of work....back then children of their age would work for 15 hours a day!

Then they moved on to considering how women got the vote and designed a banner to support the suffragette cause.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Samaritan's Purse-shoebox appeal. Closing date 6th November.

Don't forget our charity appeal for The Samaritan's Purse.

                      Operation Christmas Child

Return your filled shoeboxes to school by this Friday 6th November.
Check out the link below for guidance.

Thank you. 

'How to pack a shoebox.'