Category Archives: Reception


School photographs

Braiswick Photographic Co Ltd will be in school to photograph the children on Wednesday 17th June from 8.30am.

If you would like other members of the family who are not at this school photographed, please come into school between 8.30am and 9.00am.

Children in the school will be photographed in families and on their own. If you do not wish your child to be photographed please let the school know as soon as possible.

Reception class and year 6 will be photographed as a year group.

It is suggested that your child/children bring a comb or brush with them on the day.

You can view some of their work at

Fairtrade Cafe

Dear parents,

I am organising a Fairtrade cafe (A Traidcraft Bug Brew event) to be held in the school hall on 5th March to coincide with Fairtrade fortnight (23rd Feb to 8th March).

I wondered whether anyone knew anyone within the village who had any connections with traidcraft? When we did this a couple of years ago, someone also held a trade craft stall which allowed people to buy Fairtrade products which made a nice addition to the event.

Please let me know either by email or popping in to see me if you can help with this. Please also pop the date in your diary and join us for a cuppa.

Many thanks,

Miss Thompson

Exciting News!

We are incredibly lucky to have bought a large amount of brand new books for the reading shelves. These new books have been re labelled according to the national book banding scheme. Each teacher will work with the children after half term to allocate a suitable level of book for your child to read. This means that your child may well be taking books from a different coloured shelf.

The children may have some existing books which they are taking to read over the half term holidays. We ask that all of these books are returned to school on the first day back to allow us to complete the new shelving system. There will be a clear guide next to the shelves to explain the progression of the colours.

We hope that the new books provide as much enthusiasm for the children reading them, as the teachers had choosing them!

Many thanks for your understanding during this transitional time.

Please see your class teacher if you have any questions.

Science Fair – Monday 9th February

Dear Parents/Carers,

Why don’t penguins’ feet freeze? What makes us human?  How does a compass work?

Join us on Monday 9th February, as we aim to answer these mind-boggling questions and many more!

From 2.30-3.15pm, there will be a variety of exciting exhibits and activities taking place in classes and in the hall. Children will also be sharing some of the wonderful work they have been doing this term. (Please see below for a full list of exhibitions.)

We do hope you will be able to join us for a fascinating afternoon of scientific discovery!

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Byrne


Room Exhibition/Activity


Class Reception –          Wonders of Water

–          Exciting Electricity

Class 1


–          Creating DNA structures

–          Fingerprint Fun

–          Animals on the Ark

Class 2


–          Animal Inventions

–          Cat’s Eyes

–          Animal Life Cycles

–          Classifying Animals

Class 3 –          Magnetic Mix Up

–          Classroom Compass

–          Who was Michael Faraday?

–          Magnetic Art

Class 4


–          The Earth Around Us

–          Fossil Fun

–          Alfred Wegener

Class 5


Come and meet the Ancient Greek Philosophers!

–          Learn about their lives

–          Find out how their discoveries still influence your life today

Class 6


–          The Life of Charles Darwin

–          We’re off to the Galapagos!

–          Survival of the Fittest

–          Stages of Man

Dress rehearsal of Prickly Hay

Free School Meals for Key Stage 1

Dear Parents

Free School Meals for Key Stage 1

You may be aware from the news and media that with effect from 1 September 2014, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be entitled to a free hot school meal.

The entitlement comes into force in September, lunches will need to be ordered in July. In order to order lunches for your child you will need to activate your parent pay account. Please contact the office for your activation code.

A copy of the current menu is available on the school website in the Useful Documents section so you can see the type of choices available and print off a copy should you wish.

Please note this does not apply to children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Hot meals will continue to be available to children in these year groups; Meals will also still be available for children in these year groups who are entitled to Free School Meals.

Reception and Year 1 parents

Important dates for your diary:   Reception and Year 1 will be performing their Christmas Play ‘Hey Ewe!’ on the following dates:

  • Friday 6th December @ 9:30am – Dress Rehearsal to the rest of the school
  • Monday 9th December @ 2pm – Parents & other family members welcome
  • Tuesday 10th December @ 6pm (children will need to arrive at 5:30pm) – Parents & other family members welcome

I have already given Year 1 children their scripts – please start practising whenever possible at home!   I will send costume lists in the near future but fortunately we already have most of it in school, thanks to Mrs Bristow’s vast collection!   Please see me if you have any questions,   Miss Pitman