Friday 17th December 2021

This week in year 5 has been eventful. The children greatly enjoyed their Christmas lunch in the main hall on Wednesday.

The year 5 classroom has been a hive of activity this week, with multi-coloured paper chains, Christmas Angels and other decorations adorning the room. The children have all worked really hard and been very creative to bring the Christmas spirit into their learning environment.

This week the children have learnt how King Alfred defeated the Vikings and kept Wessex, and what a Viking settlement was. In RE the focus has been on Christmas customs  and how they reflect the incarnation. In Science we have developed our knowledge of the process of pollination in plants.  In RSE we looked at how we are created and loved by God, and the gifts and talents he has given us.

On behalf of myself, Ms. Hilton and Mrs. McNamara  thank you for your generous gifts and best wishes. We’d like to extend to you our very best wishes for Christmas and the forthcoming New Year.

I look forward to seeing the children in the New Year, on Thursday 6th January.

Mr. Holmes


Year 6 – 17/12/21 – Merry Christmas!

It’s been an incredibly busy week, in which we’ve had lots of Christmas fun and creativity combined with lots of hard work writing too! See the photos below for a snapshot of the week. Well done Year 6 – you’ve had a fantastic first term, and you all deserve a well-earned rest with your families.

Thank you very much, parents, for your kind gifts; your generosity and support is hugely appreciated. I wish you all a wonderful Christmas, and I’ll see you in 2022!

Special request: Please could you save any Christmas cards depicting Mary and Jesus on the front, and bring them in after the holidays. Thank you.

Merry Christmas

We have had a great last week in Year 2, filled with joy! The children have been busy making Christmas cards and calendars. They also enjoyed Christmas lunch and performing their Nativity play for the parents.

Thank you for the generous gifts for the adults in class.

Have a restful and happy Christmas

Miss Pringle


Merry Christmas!

A great last week filled with joy in Year 3! The children have been making Christmas cards and calendars.

In Science, we have been learning about magnets and investigating what objects are magnetic and what materials magnets can still attract magnetic objects through. The children planned, recorded their results and wrote a conclusion for each of their investigations. Can you find objects at home that have a magnet in?


In PE the children used the skills they have learnt to play tag rugby.

On Wednesday, we had a lovely time eating our Christmas lunch together.

On Friday, we made and decorated Christmas biscuits.

Following our virtual assembly, Maddie, Phoebe, Aanay and Raylan received Gold Awards from Mrs Heymoz. Chloe P received a Headteacher’s Award.

To end our week, we performed some songs on the recorder. We hope you enjoyed it. It is lovely to hear that children have their own recorders at home so they can play Jingle Bells  over Christmas to their family and friends.

Thank you for the generous presents given to all the adults in the class.

Have a peaceful and happy Christmas.

Mrs Carey, Mrs Vierya, Mrs Pandeli and Mrs McNamara

Friday, 17th December 2021

We had a fantastic last few days in Year 4 this week, with practical activities such as finishing our design and technology mechanism cards or turning ourselves into Elves using collage technique. They had a lovely Christmas lunch on Wednesday and a Christmassy Karate lesson Thursday afternoon.

In Maths, the children applied their formal addition and subtraction knowledge in problem solving tasks whilst in English, they used Christmas adverts as inspiration to apply their writing tricks. In Science, they completed their unit of Sound with lots of practical investigations about volume, frequency and pitch, whilst in RE we looked at today’s Christmas customs and how they reflect on the incarnation.

I want to use this opportunity to thank the children for their hard work this term; I cannot be more proud of my class and their achievements. I am also grateful for the continued support of you, dear parents, and your commitment to help your children in their learning.

I wish you all a safe, healthy and blessed Christmas holiday and look forward to seeing you back in the New Year!

Ms Varga

Home Learning:

Please could you save any Christmas cards depicting Mary and Jesus on the front, and bring them in after the holidays.

Please continue reading whenever you can and update your reading log.

❄️Week 14 wb 13.12.21🎄

Week 14 wb 13.12.21🎄❄️

Year 1 were fantastic in their Nativity shows this week. We do hope you all enjoyed it.

We all had a very festive lunch on Wednesday and looked fab in our outfits.

🎄❄️The Year One teaching team wish you all a

very Merry Christmas and

look forward to welcoming you back in 2022! 🎄❄️

Please could you save any Christmas cards depicting Mary and Jesus on the front, The Three Kings and bring them in after the holidays.

Friday 10th December 2021

This week has been an exceptionally busy week in year 5. The children worked really hard in their preparations for the beautiful Advent Service on Wednesday evening. Everyone tried really hard and this was evident in their wonderful performance.

In Maths this week the children have been looking at Divisibility Rules and working on their mental strategies that they can use to help them with division. They have also been practising their times tables, especially the six and seven times tables. In English they have been focusing on their grammar as well as their guided reading skills.

Today the children had their class party. They made Christmas decorations in the morning for the classroom, then before lunch, they visited Santa in his Grotto, here at school. In the afternoon, the children put on a Talent Show, there are some photos of those who performed, on the blog this week. Everyone performed really well. It was an enjoyable afternoon.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend,


Mr. Holmes


Home Learning for this week

Work has been set for the children on their spelling frame accounts as well as Mathletics. In addition, I’d like the children to make a poster based on all the titles Luke gives to Jesus in Luke 2, verses 1-20. They can decorate this poster as well.




Year 6 – 10/12/21

If we weren’t feeling festive before today, we definitely are now! This morning, we all had lots of fun decorating the classroom with paper chains and snowflakes, meeting Santa, and having a dance to Christmas music and cake this afternoon!

This afternoon, the choir went down to the church to sing to the Over-50s club members. A special well done goes to Jack and William G who both sang stunning solos.

Well done to the whole class for their fantastic participation in Wednesday night’s Advent Service. You read, sang, mimed and danced so brilliantly and I was so proud of you all.


Fairtrade Group

Last week, the Fairtrade Group wrote a letter to Organic Circuit – a new organic food shop on the High Street – to ask if they could donate a hamper of organic food for the FOPPS Christmas Raffle. This week, Mia delivered the letter to the shop, and they have very kindly donated hamper of food as well as a gift voucher to the FOPPS. Thank you, Organic Circuit, and also Mrs Pandeli for supporting the Fairtrade Group with this.

Reception Week Beginning 6.12.21

What an exciting week Reception have had!

This week has been mainly focussed around preparing for the class Nativity play. The children performed their dress rehearsal to the whole school on Wednesday; this was filmed and will be available to purchase if you wish.

On Thursday, the  children performed to their families and were absolutely fantastic! Their teachers, families and friends were all very proud of them! In the afternoon, the class were then treated to the wonderful KS1 performance.

Today has been one of complete joy and excitement. Reception met Father Christmas and had their Christmas photo taken in the morning. This was followed by a fabulous party in the afternoon. I am sure we have sent home some very exhausted children tonight!

Thank you so much for your Christmas gifts yesterday; it took us by complete surprise! We really appreciate your generosity.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend,

The Reception Team

Autumn 2 Week 6

This week we enjoyed watching the reception children’s play and also performing our Nativity play for the rest of the school, we can’t wait to perform to you all next week.

In Maths, we have used doubles and near doubles to add  two numbers.

6 + 6 = 12

6 + 7 is 1 more than 12.

6 + 5 is 1 less than 12.

In Religion, the children have written wonderful recounts of the Nativity Story. Next week we will be writing them in neat for display.

Today, there was lots of excitement in assembly when we saw Father Christmas on the big screen in the staff room! Later we met him and he gave us each a box of chocolates. We had a great time at our class Christmas party; dancing, singing and eating party food.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle

Home learning


Please follow the link above, press play game and then practise doubling.
Please read with an adult over the weekend.