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  • Colchester Castle Royal Visit

    Fri 10 Mar 2023 Mrs Chinnery

    On Tuesday March 7th Adders class (Year 5 and 6) went on a school outing to Colchester Castle. This is always a fantastic trip as the children get to explore the castle and experience a 'story tour' of the vaults; a brilliant tour re-telling what happened during Boudicca's revolt.


    This year, prior to our visit, we received some very important and exciting news. We were told that a VIP would also be in Colchester on the day and would be arriving at the castle at the same time as us! The children and staff at school spent some time in anticipation, trying to guess who the visitor might be. We eventually heard from the Mayor of Colchester who the VIPs were.


    His Majesty King Charles III and Queen Consort!


    Thankfully, with some time to prepare, Adders class (plus their teacher and teaching assistants) were able to brush up on their royal etiquette, including how to curtsy, nod and pronounce ma’am (mam as in jam).


    The children had the most amazing day and the highlight was definitely meeting both His Majesty King Charles III and Queen Consort. Both spoke to the children for some time and the children smiled and chatted back confidently and politely. We are all very proud of the Adders class who represented the school so well.


  • World Book day 2023

    Fri 03 Mar 2023 Mrs Chinnery

    Today we celebrated World Book Day in school. The children enjoyed a carousel of engaging activities including a book scavenger hunt on the school field, a front cover design activity, paired reading and a 'Design your own 'Reading Race Track' game'. 

    The children all came dressed up as their favourite book characters. We had some very creative costumes this year and a particularly ACE array of homemade outfits! 

    Great fun was had by all!

  • Tree Planting- Suffolk Enviromental Project

    Fri 10 Feb 2023 Mrs Chinnery

    On Thursday, members of our school council helped to plant five trees on the school field. They all did an amazing job demonstrating lots of their ACE particles. In particular, lots of 'Perseverance' was shown in digging holes as well as 'Responsibility and Respect' whilst using tools. There was a lot of laughing and learning going too showing our ACE particle 'Live, Learn, Laugh'. Today we talked in assembly about our new additions and how we will protect and care for them. Many of the children were very knowledgeable about the benefits of planting trees for the environment and for wildlife/animal  habitats. We pondered on how many years it would be until they are mature and bear fruit. We also thought about who in the future might see them at school and enjoy them. 

  • Adders Class and The Lunar New Year -Chinese Traditions and Celebrations

    Fri 03 Feb 2023 Mrs Chinnery

    Adders class discussed The Lunar New Year and how this is celebrated in China. This year Chinese New Year 2023 fell on Sunday, January 22nd, 2023, and celebrations culminate with the Lantern Festival on February 5th, 2023. In class, Adders have painted dragons, made book marks saying 'Happy New Year', made paper dragons and studied films of dragon dances. 

  • Otters Science- Living Things and their habitats

    Fri 03 Feb 2023 Mrs Chinnery

    In Otters class the children are enjoying their Science topic – Living things and their habitats. The children are learning about what living things need and the habitat they live in. The children investigated a local woodland habitat where they looked for different animals and plants living together.


  • Supertato Foxes!

    Fri 13 Jan 2023 Miss Crush

    Foxes have thoroughly enjoyed the start of our topic and the continuing work on Superheroes! After reading and enjoying the language in Supertato they created their very own Super vegetable. Aren't they incredible?! The children worked independently showing their creative sides as well as demonstrating how important it is to persevere. when things get tricky. 

    Super writing followed from role playing heroes and villains and all the class wrote words and sentences from the voice of Supertato. Writing tricky words, using sentences and sounding out new and unknown words can be tough but Foxes rose to the challenge. Well done! 

    To be a super mathematician you need to know your doubles and this is what we have been working on this week. Using cubes, ladybird spots and the interactive white board has helped us think about the ways we can create doubles and the language we use when discussing them. As you can see it has been a busy week filled with action and adventure and lots of ACE behaviour. All children in Foxes ended their week on the shooting star and it was very well deserved. We look forward to a super week next week. 



  • A week of Christmas cheer!

    Fri 16 Dec 2022 Mrs Chinnery

    What a fabulous last week of term we have had here in school. Although it's been a very cold and icy one, the children have managed to get outside onto cleared areas of the playground and enjoy some frosty fresh air. 

    This week we had the Reception and KS1 Nativity held here in school. The children did so well and performed and sang so confidently. Well done to all involved.

    Today we held our last celebration assembly of the year and it was wonderful to reflect on all of our ACE learning that has taken place this term. We finished the assembly by the whole school performing two songs 'Merry Christmas Everyone' and 'We wish you a Merry Christmas' using Bristish Sign Language. The children have been learning the songs in assembly time and it was amazing to see the whole school signing so confidently and in time with each other.  Well done everyone!



  • Christmas is coming!

    Fri 09 Dec 2022 Mrs Chinnery

    Christmas activities are now well under way...

    Our Christmas tree is up in the hall and the school council have done a fantastic job in decorating it! The classrooms are decorated and Christmas carols and songs fill the hall during our singing assemblies and Nativity rehearsals. 


    On Wednesday we tucked into Christmas lunch after making some fabulous party hats! We had Christmas songs playing and to make it really special, each child received a little wooden Christmas decoration with a name label provided by FOSS.


    Today we had FOSS come into school to do Christmas crafts and stories with all of the children.


    The Foxes and Otters classes are practicing for their Nativity play which will take place on Wednesday 14th December. This is followed by class Christmas parties on the Thursday and a special visit from Father Christmas himself and lastly not forgetting Christmas jumper day on Friday 16th, the last day of term.

    Christmas is well and truly on it's way!


  • Adders Beak Experiement

    Fri 25 Nov 2022 Miss Pearson


    As part of out Evolution topic, Adders went outside to test their 'beaks' on different 'food' from different islands in a reconstruction of Charles Darwin's Galapagos finches.
    When Charles Darwin returned from his trip around the world, it was the different beaks of the finches that first inspired him to develop his theories of evolution.
    In our class reconstruction, children collected data to find out how much food they could collect with their beak on each island. They used tweezers, pliers, scissors, pegs and wooden spoons to represent each beak type.

  • School Council Litter Pick

    Fri 25 Nov 2022 Mrs Chinnery

    On Friday the school Council spent their break doing a very worthwhile litter pick on the school field. The most common pieces of litter were small pieces of plastic and  wrappers that can unfortunately blow out of lunch boxes in the wind. They managed to recruit lots of children to help and collected half a black sack in fifteen minutes! 

    Well done School Council on helping to raise awareness of the importance of keeping the environment litter free, especially for our local wildlife.