We are enjoying learning about the Romans, and we are lucky as we have a replica Roman centurion helmet to try on.

It is very heavy, the Roman soldiers must have been very tired! Year 3 are learning to add using the column method, it's great fun exchanging digits.

In science, we wondered which foods do snails prefer. We set up an enquiry to see if they preferred cherries, chocolate, pasta or carrots. Overnight, they ate 10g of cherries, which was their favourite.

In science, Class 3 have been testing materials to see which material will make the best thermal insulator to keep Mrs Hodgkinson’s tea warm the longest.

We set up a fair test and measured the temperature at regular intervals.

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We were thrilled to welcome Image Musical Theatre to our school.

Their adaptation of 'The Selfish Giant' was wonderful.  Children from our setting and our Partnership Schools were enthralled as we were taken on an imaginary journey brought to life by the highly skilled performers.

A Workshop prior to the play was led efficiently enabling the children to take an active role in the performance.

The Actors were highly skilled at delivering their craft and compassionate in how they interacted, responded and encouraged the children.

WONDERFUL people and a wonderful experience which the children have been referring to ever since.

We look forward to their return.

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The New School Council has been elected by the children represent them in this academic Year.  The School Council is made up of
children from every year in the School and will represent the whole School. 

This group plays an important role in giving the children a voice about certain issues and they are all wearing their badges with pride!

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The children who are taking part in Running Club which is run after School on a Wednesday, have challenged themselves to run to London!  They have already reached London and are nearly back to Kneesall!!  What an amazing achievement.

Updates from the Class 3 Residential trip to Alnwick


All arrived at Richmond Castle and had lunch under a tree in the shade.  The bus was lovely and air-conditioned so had a good journey. Had a great time at the castle.

All enjoyed the treasure hunt and a good nights sleep.


A lovely day at Banburgh. Played games on the beach and visited Holy Island.  The weather has been good and everyone had a brilliant day.  Finished the day with dinner and evening activities.


Had a lovely day, the weather has been kind not to hot!
Been to the Beamish Museum all day and had a great time.  


Enjoyed hearty breakfasts and then set off to Alnwick.
Alnwick Castle was great fun.
Its party night so all had showers.  Everyone had so much fun the packing had to take second place.

Class 2 - Time travelling

Class 2 thoroughly enjoyed their special day as a time travelling pilgrim at the Southwell Minster. We viewed the beautiful copes worn by the clergy and made prayer beads to support our own prayers. We learned about the ornate windows and searched for gargoyles and carvings in the Chapter House. What a great day!

Fire Brigade visit

Class 1 were able to show off all we had learned about the Great Fire of London when we had a visit from the local fire service. They were very impressed with all the facts that we knew about fire fighting in 1666. We also learned lots about fire fighting today, including the importance of checking out fire alarms as well as learning to 'stop, drop and roll!' Later we all got to sit in the fire engine, then we all had a go squirting water from their fire engine's hose! This has been a fun packed topic so far!

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September News 2016