Miss Jones

Planting Potatoes

by | 3 Mar 2017 | Uncategorised

The children in Kingfishers class have enjoyed planting potatoes. The children worked with a partner putting compost into pots and placing seed potatoes in with the shoots pointing upwards. The children added more compost and watered them. The pots were covered with fleece to keep them warm and away from the frost. The children will […]

World Book Day

by | 3 Mar 2017 | Uncategorised

Today the children and teachers dressed up as their favourite book character to celebrate World Book Day. The children enjoyed a morning of activities based on different books. The children worked in their house groups and visited each classroom where the teacher provided them with exciting activities. With Mr Bassett the children used the iPad to make a […]

Singing and Stories

by | 2 Feb 2017 | Uncategorised

It was the turn of the children in Kingfisher’s class for their assembly. The children confidently talked about what they had been doing in class. They talked about signs of Winter, Chinese New Year, Traditional Tales and talked about their Forest Schools sessions. They proudly showed their Chinese writing, Chinese dragons, paintings of bears and their Forest Schools journal. They demonstrated […]

Parking Patrol

by | 1 Jan 2017 | Community, JRSO, Parents, Swans

On Wednesday 18th January the JRSO’s and Denise the Community Police Officer observed the parking outside the school gates at the end of the school day. The JRSO’s were making sure drivers had parked safely and correctly. With support from Denise,  the JRSO’s looked at the cars individually and made a decision on which ticket the driver […]

Book Club

by | 1 Jan 2017 | Extracurricular, Woodpeckers

Children from the Woodpeckers Class joined Miss Jones and Mrs Kite for Book Club. The children enjoyed listening to the story Room On The Broom by Julia Donaldson before doing activities based on the book. The children made their own potions, collecting items from outside and using coloured water. They used their imagination to think what their potion […]

Forest Schools

by | 1 Jan 2017 | Environment, Kingfishers

The children in Kingfishers Class participated in their first Forest Schools session. They followed instructions and walked with their partners to the forests, watching where they were going and crossing the road carefully. When they arrived in the forest they sat in a circle with the children from Orchard Barns and listened to Terry the leader […]


by | 12 Dec 2016 | Classes

The Kingfishers welcomed Hannah the school Nurse to their classroom. She had come to talk to them about germs and washing their hands. They found out what germs were, where they are found and that they can make them ill. The children were then informed how they can prevent germs. Hannah showed the children different cuddly germs and what […]

Kingfishers Assembly

by | 12 Dec 2016 | Kingfishers, Parents

The children in Kingfishers class proudly showed their work from this half term. They told the audience they had been learning about fireworks, birthdays, friendship and penguins. The children confidently stood and spoke to the audience and were very enthusiastic singing their rhyme about fireworks and penguins! They received their merit charts and a special certificate from Miss Jones. […]

Christmas Penguin Experience

by | 11 Nov 2016 | Kingfishers, Trips, Woodpeckers

Today the children in Kingfishers and Woodpeckers Class took part in a wonderful Christmas educational experience at Colchester Zoo! The children were greeted by a festive elf who helped the children learn all about penguins. They got the chance to observe real penguins up close and watched them eat their breakfast. They were then greeted by […]

Penguin Challenge Afternoon

by | 11 Nov 2016 | Classes

The children in Kingfishers Class worked with a family member and created a penguin. They planned what they were going to do and what they were going to use. They constructed their model using recycled materials, cutting, sticking and painting. The children also wrote a label for their model. The children really enjoyed working with […]

Road Safety Week

by | 11 Nov 2016 | Classes, JRSO

This week the JRSOs have been busy promoting Road Safety Week to the children and staff. The JRSOs organised a Walk to School day, encouraging children and parents to walk instead of driving to school. The JRSOs were very pleased with the amount of children who walked to school. Thank you to all the children […]

Brightness Day

by | 11 Nov 2016 | Classes, Fundraising, JRSO

The children arrived at school in their brightest clothes to raise money for Children in Need. The JRSOs asked the children to wear their brightest clothes to promote the slogan Be safe, Be seen. Miss Kluge and the JRSOs chose a winner from each class for being in their brightest clothes. Mr Leroux was the brightest member of staff. The […]