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Posted by on in Whole School

Our New Multi Use Games Area

We have enhanced our sporting curriculum with the addition of an amazing Multi Use Games Area.

The children now have a dedicated zone for sport and a place to practice and develop their technique, fundamental movement skills and cardiovascular fitness. Along with gaining a love for sport, we hope our new Multi Use Games Area will encourage children to lead a healthier lifestyle.

For this project, we worked with Pentagon Play who design and install outdoor learning environments for schools and nurseries.

You can visit their website here –









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Posted by on in Nursery

During our topic on mini-beasts, we read the story of The Bog Baby, a mythical creature who lived in a bog and who became sick when it was taken away from its habitat, even though the people who had caught it loved it very much and tried to look after it in their home.

The postman brought some caterpillars for us to look after. We looked closely every day to see if anything was happening.

We had to wait patiently, but after a while, the caterpillars formed cocoons around themselves

After a week or so, we were excited to see four beautiful butterflies in the butterfly house.

We remembered the story of the Bog Baby and realised that even though we loved them, we could not keep the butterflies for ourselves, but had to let them fly off to where they belonged in the wild. We took them over to the school’s forest area and let them go free.

We are now looking for bog babies in the school pond!





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A couple of days ago staff completed some tidying of the wild life area around the pond. It looks so much better - well done!





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Posted by on in Year 3

This term, year 3 have been looking after the Bunyanites, who were forced to move from their home in Hawaii when natural disasters destroyed their houses, shops and schools. We have spent a lot of time learning about the different natural disasters, especially volcanoes and earthquakes, including what they are, why they are caused and where they are most likely to occur in the world.

We have then helped the Bunyanites prepare for a move back to Hawaii. In DT, we have been looking at the different types of bridges and then worked collaboratively to problem solve and construct our own bridges to help transport the Bunyanites home.

In our first lesson, we looked at the links involved in building bridges and so we used paperclips and attached them to pieces of cardboard. After this, we have then spent several lessons building our own bridges out of empty food containers and wrappers, before covering them in papier-mâché and painting them.


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Posted by on in Foundation

In Foundation Stage the children have been continuing their learning through play. 

They have been able to follow their own curiosities and investigations to develop their existing knowledge.



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