Mrs Woolcombe's Blog

 Dear Parents,

 Following the government announcement last week, I can now confirm that we will be re-opening for all our children on Tuesday 1st September. The staff are looking forward to welcoming all of our children back including our new entrants who will be joining us in Reception and today you will all be receiving a letter that explains the measures we are putting in place to keep everybody safe.

 The past few months have been difficult for us all and I know that many of you will be worried about your child returning to school or starting school.

 I am reassured by how successful the phased re-opening has been for our EYFS, Year 1 and Year 6 children. At the current time, we have approximately 260 children attending school, which is a lovely piece of news to share.

 I have been incredibly impressed with the way in which children have adapted to the changes and the phenomenal support from families. Our staff have worked tremendously hard and will continue to do so over the next few weeks so that we are fully prepared for our re-opening. It will be so lovely to see you all and be fully operational once again.

End of Term 6 is now almost upon us and yet again I can report that the children are working hard both at home and at school. 

I love this which was posted on See Saw of Mimi (3B) and Cordelia (4S) experimenting with volcanoes!!! 

This is Emma in 4C's first attempt at a 3D drawing! It is very convincing! 


Mia in 4S has created this fantastic snake out of toilet rolls! It looks very realistic and can even wiggle!

Year 2 have been producing some fantastic learning this week! Miss Gravina wanted to mention Daisy in 2RG for consistently completing her home learning every week and working so hard on it!

Well done Daisy!

Well done to Ethan in 2R who went on a home school visit to Dover Castle and created some fantastic pieces of work about the castle! 

This week has been yet another busy week for Year Five. We have loved seeing all their Maths and English work coming through: such great revision of skills going on! Mrs Sargent and Miss Davies have particularly liked seeing the working out and methods the children have used to solve the problems. The children have also been reflective of their work and our comments, Aliyah was particularly reflective during the Maths investigation!

 We have had an investigation in Science this week; lots of children have uploaded their videos which have been wonderful to see! It’s great hearing the children talking through their experiences and then applying a fun practical to real life. Here you can see how Ella recorded what she predicted and then saw.

Our Forest School challenge this week on Seesaw was a scavenger hunt, Miss Davies was very impressed by how many items the children were able to find and the number who kept going until they found everything on the list! The photos have been lovely to see and it’s great how many different ways the children have taken this.

Mrs Sargent has been reading each day to the children but it has been lovely to hear some of you reading as well. The adults have loved seeing videos of the children reading aloud, good effort! It was especially lovely to see this photo of Max reading to his pet dog! They look super comfy in there!

 We have also had more success with Accelerated Reader, Sophie R has just accumulated her second million words! She recommends the Scarlet and Ivy series which has six books included.

 A great week Year 5: you have kept on persevering and are doing amazingly!



Well done everybody - I look forward to seeing some more wonderful examples of home learning next week!

Take care,

Mrs Woolcombe