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Year 3 – It’s about time!

Year 3 have been studying time as part of their maths lessons. Today they have been timing each other performing a range of tasks including; running around the playground, star jumps, counting cubes and even writing their names. Who knew how much fun time could be!  ... Read more…

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Pioneers ‘reading’ the way!

An amazing 17 children from Pioneers class took the challenge and read 4 or more times at home this week. Earning themselves a certificate, a trip to the Golden Book and a prize from the treasure box. They even had Mrs Rutherford doing cartwheels!!! Not only that but they have now inspired other... Read more…

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Easter Lunch – Thursday 4th April

We are having a special lunch menu for Easter on Thursday 4th April. Please click the link below to see what treats are in store! Easter Lunch Poster -April 19 - Issue 2... Read more…

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World Skipping Day

World Skipping Day! The whole academy have taken part in trying to contribute to the National target of 15,000,000 skips. Skipping is such a prefect way to raise your heart rate; 10 minutes of skipping is as valuable aerobically as a 45 minute run! Get skipping!  ... Read more…

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World Maths Day; Year 4

Last week the whole school celebrated World Maths Day. Year 4 studied Alan Turing; a mathematician who made major contributions to maths, computer science and code-breaking. He invented the Turing test; a way of finding out how well a machine can show intelligent behaviour.    ... Read more…

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Reception: Let’s go fly a kite

Last week, Reception were learning about doubling. On Thursday they made 'doubling kites' by putting spots on one side of the kite and seeing what number was made when it was doubled. We then had fun flying our kites on a very windy day.... Read more…

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Red Nose Day at Herman

To celebrate Red Nose Day, pupils and staff have dressed in something red. Red noses have been sold in the playground and we have completely sold out of our allocation!   Our Little Learners had a fantastic, fun day doing Red Nose Day activities and we all loved having red nose... Read more…

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Year 5 Tudor day

UPDATE! Following Tudor Day, the year 5 pupils have been creating their own works of art inspired by Tudor artists.     Monday 10th March was Tudor day in Year 5. The children wore period dress and made an item of Tudor clothing called a Ruff to wear around their neck... Read more…

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Little Learners World Book Day Celebrations

To celebrate world book day the nursery children came into nursery in their pyjamas and they brought in their favourite bedtime book to share with us.  We read lots of different stories and we discussed them. Our parents also stayed to read with us and we enjoyed having yummy cookies and hot... Read more…

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World Book Day Celebrations!

We have had a fantastic time so far celebrating World Book Day today. Everyone enjoyed a special assembly this morning and the bell has been sounding throughout the day encouraging children to drop everything and read. Parents are invited in at 2:30 for stories, hot chocolate and cookies which we... Read more…

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Horstead Day 3 Photos

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Latest photos from Horstead!

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Horstead Day 2 update 2!

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Horstead Day 2!

Here are the latest photos from Horstead. Everyone had a great time on the Nightline last night and they enjoyed making their own lunch ready for later. One group are heading off to do some Archery whilst the other groups have euqally fun activities to... Read more…

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Horstead Day 1 Update

This afternoon the Horstead group have been busy taking part in Nightline and log roll. They have also been inside the caves and enjoyed some more team tasks. Luckily the weather is not too cold. It will soon be time for tea then at 7pm the group have their night walk to look forward... Read more…

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Horstead Day 1

So far the children have unpacked, eaten their lunch and taken part in some low ropes and team tasks. Everyone is having a great time and are looking forward to the rest of the... Read more…

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Nursery’s week of maths and dancing!

This week, Nursery enjoyed some maths themed stay and play sessions with their parents. Also, they have been learning about Cinderella and watched the ball scene from the movie. They then did some ballroom dancing with partners.  The children enjoyed twirling each other around and swaying to the... Read more…

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Doctor DNA the Mad Scientist!

 Today Year 4 took part in a very special workshop. The children passed static electricity through their bodies to give each other electric shocks. They also discovered how lightning is created as well as becoming a human light switch using a plasma ball. Doctor DNA made burning bogies with the... Read more…

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Important Information

This challenge has recently surfaced again. It has come to the attention of children across the UK. It is linked with apps like Facebook, Whatsapp, Youtube and even Youtube Kids. Please read. The Momo Challenge a factsheet for parents: What it is Coined the “suicide challenge”, Momo is... Read more…

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Erupting Volcanoes!

Yesterday, Year 3 made their volcanoes erupt. They looked absolutely... Read more…

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We’ve found the golden ticket!!

What an exciting way to start a new topic this half-term! In the Secret Cave a very special tray was left with a message from Mr Willy Wonka’s factory! Everyone was given a golden ticket within their chocolate bar! We were all... Read more…

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Maths morning!

Today, all parents were invited in to participate in a maths morning alongside their child. We were overwhelmed by the parental response to the event and we have already received some really positive feedback from some parents that attended saying how much they enjoyed it and how they are already... Read more…

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Year 3 make volcanoes!

Yr 3 have been making volcanoes today as part of their new theme 'The Romans'. This is also linked to their new book 'Escape From Pompeii'. It sounds like Year 3 have got some exciting learning ahead of... Read more…

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A very big Year 1 thank you!

Thank you all for your continued support with home school learning this half-term! The children couldn’t continue their learning journey without us all working together. Have a lovely... Read more…

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