French trip

Fantastique France

Year 5 enjoyed a fantastique trip to France this year, and they had the most amazing time! They stayed in the Chateau d’Ebblinghem near Boulogne, immersing themselves in French culture over three days, and enthusiastically practising the language at every opportunity. First stop after the ferry ride was Nausicaa Sealife Museum, the biggest aquarium in Europe. […]

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Transition to Secondary

For many parents, the prospect of their 11-year-old setting off to secondary school can bring mixed feelings. It’s exciting to be moving on with such great opportunities unfolding but there is so much to navigate! Timetables, mobile phones, bags, buses and friendships are all part of this rite of passage. When it works well, the […]

Netball tournament

Netball Champions

The Year 5s did us so proud at the Newland House netball tournament this week by winning all ten of their games against some very tough competition. They scored a massive 38 goals in total, only letting seven goals slip! They were extremely pleased to win a shield and medals for their hard work. Here’s […]

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Nursery’s Awesome Art

Our nursery children displayed their stunning artwork at the annual art exhibition and parent social event. It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the progress the children have made in their pencil control, scissor control and all-round creativity. The parents were so impressed with the standard of the artwork on display this year. We showed […]

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Festival of Friendship & Culture

Our Jubilee Celebration of Friendship and Culture took place on Thursday 16th June 2022. It was a spectacular celebration of our school community. Workshops were undertaken all day around diverse forms of Art and Music and Chef Michael and his kitchen team prepared stacks of delicious dishes from around the world. The message was clear […]

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Early Years Parent Partnerships

Many Early Years educators in high quality Early Years provision will admit that, despite boasting collective teaching experience that far outstrips the Queen’s reign, the very best of us were plunged into a state of sink or swim when the pandemic hit. The role of parent partnerships, already firmly embedded as best practice in educational […]