Wednesday, 29 June 2022


The Reception classes have Muddy Mondays every week. All through out the year we have enjoyed Forest School sessions at Robin Wood every Monday morning. This week we spent the whole day taking part in activities based around the story 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak. We made and played with boats using bark, we drew maps and we made mud faces inspired by the Wild things. We also cooked lunch on an open fire which was a real feast. We had cheesy mash, hot dogs and beans. Mrs Aldred made us some yummy biscuits too. Mrs Waddell also cooked popcorn for us which was really exciting. 

Class LH learning about trust!!

As part of our RE, we were finding out “Why Christians trust Jesus and follow him?”. 

We used various scenarios to learn to trust each other.  In pairs, one person had their eyes closed and their partner led them around the playground giving clear instructions.  We found this a bit tricky - it was easier when our partner held our arms to guide us but we learnt how to trust each other and listen carefully to instruction in order to stay safe.

We have discussed many bible stories that showed how people trusted Jesus; Jesus heals a paralysed man; Jesus commands a storm to stop; Jesus feeds 5000; Jesus heals blind Bartimaeus and Jesus heals Jarius’ daughter.  We used role play to act these stories out emphasising the trust that Jesus showed.  

We shared the story of Zacchaeus and recreated the moment when Jesus spoke to him in the tree asking him to come down and showing the trust that he in Jesus.  We made moving models of Zacchaeus up the tree and moved him down once Jesus had spoken to him.

Year 5 Enrichment Day- Thomas Mills High School

Yesterday, the Year 5 children from VWh, MV and AJ enjoyed a packed day of activities at the high school. 

The theme was 'superheroes' and children took part in a variety of activities to earn stars, whilst gaining the valuable opportunity to experience the high school setting. 

Activities included the following:  PE-long jump; DT- designing a 3D superhero elephant; English- story writing using a mystery box stimulus; Drama- freeze frames and Science- making spider webs and investigating the effectiveness of different materials. 

The children and adults had an amazing day! Thank you to the team at Thomas Mills for making this day so enjoyable.

Tuesday, 28 June 2022


The children from Class LC had another busy morning. We discussed the Summer solstice and  made some beautiful hanging sunshine's by weaving wool around a willow frame. The children  also enjoyed experimenting with charcoal to make their own paint, they then painted symbols and pictures on trees like they might have done in caves in the stone age.

Tennis Tournament

Three teams of children from across Year 4, 5 and 6 represented the school at a Tennis tournament today. 

The children were split into 3 teams, Yr4 , Year 5/6 A team and a Year5/6 B team, competing in individual matches but earning points for their respective teams. 

The event was well attended with over 10 teams competing in each age group.  The children performed amazingly and showed great skill and sportsmanship in all their games - they should be very proud of themselves.   

The Year 4 team achieved second place (silver medal), the Year 5/6 A  Team achieved second place (silver medal) and the Year 5/6 B team achieved a 4th place.

A huge congratulations to all of the children.

Monday, 27 June 2022

Budding chefs in Class LH!!

Class LH have enjoyed a whole day of sandwich making  …. yes…  a whole day to make one sandwich but we have learnt lots of new skills and found about healthy eating along the way, discovering about balanced diets, different food groups and making good choices about how to eat healthily. 

We started off by trying different types of breads (pitta, wholemeal, white, bagel, sourdough and brioche) to find out which bread we wanted to make our own sandwich from.  After that, we sliced cucumbers, radishes and tomatoes, we peeled and grated some carrots and chopped lettuce.  We also tried sweetcorn which created a lovely rainbow plate.  From these salad ingredients, we then chose our own salad to go in our sandwich.   Finally, we peeled and chopped eggs, sliced some ham and then also taste-tested tuna, cheese and houmous. 

Once we had chosen the ingredients for the sandwich, we actually made our own sandwiches after lunch and sampled them.  

It was good to learn new skills such as the arch and claw method to hold the food safely which we were cutting; knowing how to use knives safely; understanding how different foods are good for making healthy choices for sandwiches.   

Well done to everyone in the class who sampled every food – some were a bit reluctant but still gave it a go.  There were some amazing sandwiches created combining different ingredients.  


Friday, 24 June 2022

Sports Day - KS1 & Foundation

The children in Year 2, Year1, Reception & Nursery had a jolly hot afternoon at their Sports Day yesterday.

They did so well and the staff were really proud of how well all of the children took part.

Some photos here from Year 1, 2 & Nursery...

We have over 200 photos to check through before we can add them to the Sports Day gallery - so please check back next week to see the photos then.