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Friday 10th May

We have made it!  SATs is next week.  The children have all been working extremely hard over the past few weeks in preparation for next week and we are proud of their positive attitudes and the effort they have put in.  Today we have spoken to the children, reiterating how proud we are and reminding them that all we ask is for them to do their best.

Please try and ensure that the children stay calm over the weekend, that they have plenty of sleep and are ready for Monday. 

Every morning next week we would appreciate that the children arrive on time, there is no need for them to arrive earlier than normal. They will be given a slice of toast and a drink before we start the tests.

Thank you for your continued support.



Friday 5th April


We have made it to the end of another busy week, and an extremely

busy term. It was great to see so many of you at Parents' Evening this week. The children have been working incredibly hard and will be ready for the Easter break. All that remains for us to say is to have a wonderful break and we will see the children relaxed, refreshed and ready for the new term ahead on Tuesday 23rd April.


In the new term, please send children to school with an empty 2l plastic bottle for our upcoming Earth Day project. 


Friday 29th March

This week has been a busy week in Year 6, where the children have been working extremely hard.  We have started our boosters ready for SATs.  We are lucky that Mrs Maddison has returned to help us out with this and that the children are all able to work within small groups.  Work has been approached with a positive attitude, well done to all of the children.


In DARE this week the children reflected on the work they have covered within the DARE program so far.  As part of this reflection, they have been asked to write a DARE report, we would like the children to look at this as homework.


Dates for the future:-

Tuesday 2nd April - 'Good to be different day' - the children can come dressed in multi-coloured clothing or in clothing that reflects a charity or good cause that they personally support.

Wednesday 3rd April - Autism coffee morning - Community Room.

Friday 5th April - Easter egg event - the children need to bring their creations in on this morning and take them straight to the Community Room, any time from 8.15am onwards.  Please note that parents can come and view the eggs 9 - 10am on this morning.

Friday 5th April - break up for the Easter Holiday.

Tuesday 23rd April - return to school after the Easter Holiday.


We hope that you all have a lovely Easter break.



Friday 8th March

This week in DARE the children looked at stress, how different situations can make us feel stressed and how to deal with it.  Dare Officer Robinson gave the children lots of tips e.g. regular exercise, talking to a trusted person, taking themselves to a calm environment etc... 

Thank you for the effort you and the children made for World Book Day.  The children looked amazing!

We hope that all of you who ordered SATs revision books have now received them.  We are sure the children are delighted that they have arrived.

Date to remember - Friday 15th March - Red Nose Day.  We are asking that the children come dressed in red, wear a nose if they have one and bring a donation for the Comic Relief charity of £1.


Thank you for your continued support.

Friday 1st March

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support with the £2 challenge event that we held this Wednesday.  It was a huge success and the children took the role of organising and running their stalls very seriously.  It looks like we raised approximately £380!!

The children also took part in their fifth DARE session, looking at peer pressure and different ways in which they can deal with situations they may find themselves in.

You will either have received an email or letter regarding Year 6 watching The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.  We have already read the book with the children and are hoping to watch the film linked to World Book Day on Thursday 7th March.  The film however is a 12 certificate and therefore we are seeking parental permission for your child to watch this.  Please ensure that you have returned the slip (children in 6C) or responded to the email (children in 6S).

World Book Day - Thursday 7th March - remember that your child can come to school dressed as a book character of their choice.  We are also asking that they bring a favourite book, to share/discuss with the class or their peers.

Update on revision guides - we have received some of the revision guides that were ordered, however, the company did not send enough copies.  As soon as we have the complete order, we will send them home.  Thank you.


Friday 15th February

As we reach the end of another busy half term, we would like to thank the children for all their hard work. It has been a busy half term as work begins to ramp up in readiness for SATs, as well as the DARE programme beginning and also the £2 Challenge launch.

The £2 Challenge will take place on Wednesday 27th February so please make sure that children have everything they need in preparation for this day. They may also bring in £1 in small change on this day to participate in other peoples' activities. 

We have now ordered the SATs revision guides - thank you for sending money in. These will be with children on the first day back after the holiday.

All that is left for us to say is to have a lovely half term, relax and enjoy!


Friday 8th February

You will shortly receive an email, regarding the SATs revision guides that we have been looking into.  If you would like to purchase the guides for your child, the money (£2 for each guide - Literacy and Maths), must be sent into school by Friday 15th February.  Any money sent later than this date will not be accepted and you will have to organised purchasing the guides yourself.

This week has been our third DARE session for the children, where the children and DARE officer Robinson discussed the effects that cigarettes and alcohol have on the body.  As part of the children's DARE course, they have been set a piece of homework, which is to design a poster in connection to Cyber Bullying.  This is required to be returned to school the week after the half term holidays.

Remember the £2 challenge will take place on Wednesday 27th February, so please keep working hard towards this.  One of the activities that is being organised for this event is a second hand book sale.  If you have any books that you can donate for this stall, it would be greatly appreciated.


Wednesday 30th January

The children have had their second DARE lesson this week, where the focus has been on bullying.  All the children worked hard during this session and responded well to the discussions taking place. 

In connection to the £2 Challenge, all had their proposals accepted and therefore will have come home last Friday with their £2 to continue working on their idea.  We were very impressed with the ideas and are looking forward to the event on Wednesday 27th February.

We would like to congratulate the Year 6 children who took part in the rowing event on Tuesday after school.  We are pleased to announce that we came second!

A special mention goes out to Alex Draycott who on Saturday will be representing the Ashfield district at cross country.  Good luck Alex!

SATs revision guides - we are just completing negotiations with the company for the revision books.  As soon as this is finalised we will send out information, enabling you to order these for your children, if you so wish.  Thank you for your patience regarding this matter.



Wednesday 16th January

The children have started their DARE programme. They will be given a DARE booklet that they will be bringing home with them tonight. Please ensure that the consent form inside is signed so that they can continue with the programme. 

Our £2 Challenge will be kicking off this week, so children need to get thinking about some good ideas to make the most profit. We will be doing an official introduction to this on Friday afternoon. 

We will soon be letting you know about SATS revision guides; we are just finalising which books to use and will be in touch as soon as possible with this information. 


Friday 11th January

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year. The children have returned to school refreshed and ready for a busy term as life in Year 6 begins to crank up a gear. 

Our DARE programme will begin on Wednesday 16th January. We sent an email to you last week asking for your consent that your child may take part in the workshops. If you have not yet responded to this, please make sure that you do so as your child will not be able to participate in the workshop without consent. 


Friday 7th December

We have had another busy week in Year 6. We went to watch Les Miserables at Ashfield School on Tuesday - the children loved it. It has really inspired some of them to audition to be on the stage when they make the transition in September. 

Next week is our Christmas Carol Service at St John's Church. Parents of children in Years 3 and 4 are invited to come to watch on Monday 10th December and parents of children in Years 5 and 6 are invited to come and watch on Wednesday 12th December. We look forward to seeing you then. 


Friday 30th November

Yet another week draws to a close and Christmas is racing up on us. We have got a busy week ahead and in particular, we would like to remind you about our visit to Ashfield School on Tuesday. We are visiting as part of the transition from primary school to secondary school. The bonus is that we get to watch their performance of Les Mis. Ashfield will send a coach to collect us and we will be leaving school at around 11:15. We will return in time for the end of the day. Please remember to send your child with a packed lunch, snack and a drink. 


Friday 9th November

We hope you have had a brilliant half term break and have returned to school suitably rested and ready for the run up to Christmas. Children have been learning about the composer John Williams and they really enjoyed watching some clips from Jaws and Jurassic Park and taking part in some great discussions around the music. 

Taking inspiration from Jurassic Park, the children have all invented their own dinosaur, and have begun to write a guide about how to look after it. We are really excited to read these as the children have had some brilliant ideas. 

The children have also made clay poppies for Remembrance Day which are now on display on the school drive. They look really beautiful. 


We look forward to seeing you at the Norfolk Residential meeting on Monday 12th November at 3.45pm. If you are unable to make the meeting please let us know and we will ensure you receive the information. 


Can we please remind you that the homework for the children is due in on Monday 19th November. The information sheet for this is at the bottom of this page. We hope to see some innovative ideas and hope they all float!


Wednesday 24th October

We have given children information for The Great Boat Race today. Those instructions are listed at the very bottom of this page. Please note that we need this homework to be completed by Monday 19th November. We will then test the boats during that week in our science lessons.


Monday 22nd October 

Please make sure that you have applied for a place at a secondary school. The closing date is 31st October. There is a link on the Year Six main page if you cannot find it. Remember, you are allowed to select up to four schools. Please do not assume that your child will get a place at Ashfield just because it is our feeder school. You MUST apply. If the school is over-subscribed, your child will not get in to their chosen school if you have not applied.


Friday 19th October

The last two weeks have been very busy as the children have settled into Year Six their routine. We have nearly finished our text 'Holes' by Louis Sachar and hope to finish off this half term by watching the film version of it. We are confident that comparing the book and the film will prove for some interesting discussions. 

Children have also been looking at the work of Andy Warhol, and have spent time creating their own Pop Art versions of themselves. These have turned out brilliantly and the children should be extremely proud of the work they have produced. These will be on display in both classrooms if you would like to come and see them. 

We have also done some work around the short film 'The Lucky Dip', and next week children will be re-telling their own stories. We are confident that these will be excellent as the work they have put in over the last week has been really promising. 

As the weather gets colder, please can we remind you that we will still try to do PE outside as long as conditions are dry. This means children must have a warm sweatshirt for their PE days.

Can we also take this opportunity to remind you that trainers are not permitted for day-to-day school uniform and children must come to school in smart black shoes. 


Wednesday 24th October is Photo Day for the children. Please make sure that they have their jumper or cardigan on this day. 


Friday 5th October

This week in school has been RE Week. Year Six have spent time looking at inspirational people as well as comparing the values and principles of a number of different religions. After learning the story of 'David and Goliath', children have composed their own poetry about how small actions can have a great impact. It was brilliant to see the children getting into debates and producing some fantastic writing. 

Children have also taken inspiration from the symbolism of the flag of Ghana and have come up with their own flag designs for Year Six. They are also really enjoying reading the story of 'Holes' by Louis Sachar.


We have had consent from all parents for photos to be put on the website so do please take a look and see what we have been getting up to over the last few weeks. Photos should now be uploaded to the website on a regular basis. 


Have a fantastic weekend and enjoy the circus if you are going!


Friday 28th September

Another amazing week! This week has been incredibly busy and packed with so many activities. Starting with Shining Cliff on Monday, we had stunning weather and had a great day shelter building, playing wide games, crawling through tunnels and ending the day knee-deep in mud. We have also been immersed in our 'Passport to the World' events and hopefully your children will have been keen to tell you all out it. We had a morning cooking food from around the world on Tuesday; followed by an afternoon of tasting food...mmmmm.

Wednesday saw the Year Six classrooms transformed into a French Café. We used French conversational skills and tasted French themed food. Thursday we studied Brazil and spent the afternoon with a drumming tutor. The children learned a short piece and performed to KS2 at the end of the day. And finally, as if that wasn't enough, we had a great game of Baseball on Friday to help with our study of The USA.

We are aware that we have asked for money to support all of these activities and we want to thank you because we can only include them with your support.

Thursday 20th September

As we approach the end of another week already, there is only one thing to say; WOW! What an amazing week. We had a great day out on Monday and at one point, the temperatures were even up to 21 degrees. We are out again on Monday next week at Shining Cliff. The children need warm outdoor clothing again with a complete change of clothes including socks and underwear. If children have wellies they should bring them too. We have a small number of wellies in school if not. Remember lunch and a drink.

On top of our exciting day out on Monday, next week is our Passport to the World week and we have some amazing things planned. These include Brazilian drumming, the French Cafe, American sports and cooking from around the world. We have asked for a contribution of £5 towards the cost of the activities and cooking. Many people have already paid and this is just a reminder if not.

Have a great weekend.

Sunday 16th September

Just a quick reminder that Year Six will be out at Stanage Edge tomorrow. Remember your outdoor gear, your packed lunch, drink, coat and spare shoes. We will do a sun-dance in the morning but it's not looking too bad weather wise. 

Wednesday 12th September

We have been back at school now for five days and they have been brilliant. We had a great day at Sudbury Hall on Monday and we will put some photos on our page as soon as all permission slips have come back. We have another trip on Monday next week and at the moment, we are thinking to swap to go to Stanage Edge this week and then Shining Cliff the next. We will let you know by Friday. Children will need to bring some spare kit with them and we will send a list home to explain this.

You will have noticed that we have sent spellings to learn and we will be working through the whole of the Year 5 & Year 6 lists. We will also be focusing on learning spelling patterns and we will update you on this during the next few weeks.

We look forward to meeting with you at the 'Meet the Teacher' event later this afternoon if you are able to make it.