Archive for September, 2015

Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning – 30.9.15

Mrs Woodside and Miss Howard led a great staff training session tonight based on Maths. They took us through the revised calculation policy and clarified how we can ensure progression through the teaching and learning of calculations and number in the new curriculum. All teachers were given a maths skill survival kit that contained the […]


Early Years: phonics in nursery

We start teaching phonics straight away in Nursery. Before we begin to learn the sounds within words, we begin with tuning into sounds in our environments, sounds of instruments and the different sounds that our bodies make. We also play sound games, looking at the rhythm and rhyming patterns of stories and songs, listening for […]

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Float or sink?

Class 3 took part in a Science investigation to determine what materials to use for our own Captain Cook ship design! Like true scientists we made our predictions first and wrote our results up afterwards!

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Staff training – Reading Skills, Marking Policy and Assessment Updates

Excellent reading skills training tonight led by Miss Howard. The English team have adapted visual images (from AQA training) to support the teaching of reading skills across the school in line with the new national curriculum. Actions: NQT’s to observe Miss Howard to teach skills All classrooms to check that the correct resources are in […]


Food for life: preparing the vegetable patch for Autumn.

Today Early Years decided to go and visit the vegetable patch. When we got there we were amazed at all the ripe vegetables ready to pick.   We set to work, harvesting the foods that were ready to be picked, what do you think we should make with our leeks? Our next job was to […]

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