Nativity 17/12/19

Please arrive at 5.50pm via the rear car park of the Priory and enter through the Cloister’s door-I will be there to take a register. Please see me before you take your child home so that they can be marked off the list again.

The pupils all have their costumes in school and will be changing into them in the church-I’ve told them to wear something neutral and comfortable underneath.

Many thanks,

Miss Deay

Investigating waterproof materials.

It has been an extremely busy week in Class 1! We have begun our DT project (which are very excited to show you all). We have also finished our innovations for our final Talk4Writing unit for this term. Additionally, we have also come to the end of our science topic: ‘materials’. We finished this by investigating which materials were waterproof. We tested the following materials: clingfilm, tinfoil, paper, fabric and rubber gloves, we had a lot of fun!

Thursday 12th December

It has been a very busy week with rehearsals for the nativity and our trip to Beaulieu. In maths we have justed started work on multiplying fractions and in writing we are publishing our first set of instructions. Attached are some photos from Beaulieu, enjoy!

Excitable Edgar!

We have enjoyed getting to know the story of Excitable Edgar this week as a stimulus for our final Talk4Writing unit of 2019. Based on the fantastic John Lewis/Waitrose Christmas advert, we have a very festive looking classroom, thanks to our local Waitrose store. They donated lots of Edgar materials and bags of popcorn which the class enjoyed this morning, whilst watching previous John Lewis adverts. We discussed the themes of the adverts and how they are likely to influence people.

Talk4Writing Performance

Last week, Class 5 enjoyed performing their model text (Should Daleks be allowed to live on Earth?) to Class 4! After working on our understanding of how to write a good discussion text, we then finished the unit by producing some fantastic hot tasks, based on the very important question: ‘Should single-use plastics be banned?’

Well done to our pupil of the week, who was chosen for his communication skills and team work when helping others in their numeracy learning.

This week we had ECO day. The children learnt about water and how some countries are less fortunate. They drink dirty water and need to walk for miles to get it. We challenges ourselves to walk a mile around the playground then once back carrying water.

In Art, we have continued to paint our impressionist city scapes. They are looking really good.

In writing, we have started to look at non-chronological reports. We are learning our new text: A guide to chocolate. We were hooked in by taking part in lots of activities linked to chocolate. We are hoping to try some at some point in the final week (Please let us know if you have any concerns over this or your child has any allergies that we are not already aware of).

In Maths, we have continued to learn about solving multiplication and division number problems.


We have had a lovely start to Christmas. This week we have been thinking about Advent and the Nativity story. We have made our role play area into the stable and the children have been dressing up and acting out the story. We have been busy sewing and as part of our Environmental Day on Thursday, we made a big Christmas tree picture made out of recycled materials. We went to Druitt Gardens and collected some natural materials for some pictures in the style of Andy Goldsworthy – with fantastic results.

We also won the Caretakers cup for a super tidy classroom.