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Key Stage 1 Nativity Performance
Early Years Nativity

The children from Nursery and Reception put on a brilliant performance this morning.  It was great to see so many friends and family watching.  The children are all very proud of themselves, and so they should be! Thank you to all the staff for their efforts and, of course, to parents for your continuing support.32img_0047 415img_0061

Year 3 and 4 Choir

The choir gave a super performance at Morrison’s in Rugeley this morning.  They certainly got all the shoppers into the Christmas spirit.  We think that with the support of so many family and friends we performed to over 100 people this morning.  Well done to all the children! Thanks also to the staff at Morrison’s for the squash and biscuits (and tea for the teachers!!!).

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Jiu Jitsu

Years 2 – 6 had a super day yesterday learning some Jiu Jitsu moves.  The children punched, kicked, rolled and blocked and as you will see from the photos, really enjoyed themselves.

This day followed the Bhangra dancing day earlier in the term, and we are looking forward to more days like this next term.year-6-2 year-6-1 year-5-2 year-5-1 year-3-2 year-3-1 year-2-3 year-2-2 year-2-1

Year 3 and 4 Stone Age day

Year 3 and 4 had a Stone Age experience in school today.   The children have ground their own flour, worked with Stone Age weapons and much more.  It has really helped bring some of this term’s topic work to life.

Click this link  to see what Ronnie and Ava thought of it: stone-age

Thanks to all the parents who helped with some of the fantastic costumes we have seen today. We will add more photos soon.

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Remembrance Day in Reception.

To commemorate Remembrance Day Reception created poppies using finger painting skills. We spoke about the meaning behind the poppies and we used octons to create our own representations of poppies. Sienna said that we have a red flower to remember people who died in the war and Zackary remembered that poppies grew in the battlefields.  Zackary was very kind and presented all of his friends in the class with a poppy to wear at our school remembrance service.

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Diwali Celebrations

In Reception we have been learning about the story of Rama and Sita to help us understand the importance of the recent Diwali Celebrations. We made diya lamps to help represent the lights that led the way for Rama and Sita to return to their village after 14 years of exile. img_0401img_0393img_0392img_0391img_0389

Visiting Horses

Today Year 5 and 6 have enjoyed having 2 rather large visitors in school. Miss. Hill kindly arranged this so that Year 5 and 6 could meet the horses as part of their Science and English this term. In Science they have been looking at evolution and adaptation – it was impressive hearing the children confidently answering questions related to this. Their English novel this term has been the wonderful ‘War Horse’ by Michael Morpurgo. During this novel a farm horse serves in the British Army during World War One. For many of the children today has been their first opportunity to really get close to these beautiful animals.

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Google Expeditions

Today our Key Stage 2 classes have visited Mayan ruins in Mexico, The Great Barrier Reef, the Moon, the plains of Africa, and hidden worlds.

It was all thanks to the new Google Expeditions app which we have had demonstrated in school today.  Using the special cardboard headset and a smart phone, children have been immersed in virtual reality worlds, discovering and learning exciting new things.

It was a pleasure to hear the excited “wows and whoas” as the children were transported to the various different places.  They all really enjoyed the experience as the photos show.

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Little Scholars at the Spinney

Today Little Scholars have enjoyed a trip to the Spinney to collect resources to build a pretend fire tomorrow.  Here are some photos of the children (and staff)  having fun:

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