It has been a busy week in Primary returning from the ski break and starting topics, plus a Cookie Friday. There has been plenty of time for lovely learning in class too.

Class News

Y3 Stour have been playing a Viking trading game. They learned that as the Vikings travelled they began to have new experiences so they used their skills to grow and make things to trade items from other countries.

Y2 Mersey have been detectives in English this week finding out about what it means to be a great fact file writer. They looked closely at examples and then created their own success criteria. They have learned about many famous figures and showed that teamwork really does make the dream work!

The Beansprout competition is in full swing! Please see the gallery for pictures.

Y5 Teme have been studying the difference between mass and weight. They have also bee using a viewfinder to focus on a specific thing to draw. Please see the gallery for pictures.

Y5 Thames also had a fun art lesson in the sunshine using viewfinders to sketch interesting aspects of the local environment.

Art Competition

The winners for the art competition were announced in Friday’s assembly. The children had to draw or paint a teacher and a winner was selected from each key stage. A selection of the entries are displayed outside the artroom and there are some fantastic portraits from our little artists!

The winners were:

KS1: Bella (Y1 Avon) of Miss Andi

LKS2: Aadya (Y3 Stour) of Mrs Egerszegi

UKS2: Anna (Y5 Teme) of Ms Bilski

Hand Sanitisers

Each area has an automatic hand sanitiser mounted to the wall. Teachers and parents should continue to encourage children to use these to help avoid spreading illness. We also remind children that they should wash their hands with soap after using the toilet and before eating. KS1 had a lovely idea of reminding children how long they need to scrub hands - for the amount of time it takes to sing ‘happy birthday’. Therefore, if you hear the sweet sound of singing coming from the toilets, you will now understand why!

Pi Day

On Friday 13th March, we will be celebrating Pi Day in Primary. We will be learning about circles, associated vocabulary and Pi through fun activities. Please see the weekly communication for further details for your child’s class.

For children who wish to learn as many digits of Pi as possible for the assembly recital next week, please visit this website for 100.000 digits!

The unofficial record for a Pi recital is held by Akira Haraguchi in Japan and was 100.000 digits; it took him over 16 hours!

Project Secret Mural

As in previous years, Primary intend to do a mural project in the summer term. We have previously painted the area outside 1 Axe classroom with a giant House mural and the wall in the Pirate’s Cove with a Pirates Love Underpantstheme. This year, we will be transforming areas of the school creatively and ‘secretly’ so other children will find them! Please find some exampleshere.

If you are artistic or even if you are not and would just like to be involved in the fun, please email me to let me know of your interest.

Parent Portal

Parents who have been attending the workshops increasingly know what they didn’t know before and as a result, have requested further resources to support learning at home. I have added some extra phonics help including phonics activity booklets and flashcards which can be downloaded and printed. Please find the additional phonics resources at the following pathway:

School Information – Documents and Files – Curriculum – English - Phonics

As always, if you find any information on the Parent Portal missing or unclear, do either let me or your Class Representative know so we can continually improve what we communicate and do.


This week’s assembly was Y4 Tees with the theme of the rainforests and sustainability.

Many congratulations to all of our stars of the week - you can find their pictures and reasons for receiving them in the display in reception.

Congratulations also for those children who appeared in the Merit Book – please feel free to flick through the golden pages; the book is stored outside the Primary Office and parents are encouraged to take a look – it does make your children proud!

Eco Warrior Award: Year 4 Taw

Concerns and Queries

This is a reminder to parents that if you have any concerns or worries, please contact your child’s teacher. You can find all email addresses under the teacher’s picture on the school website:

The Key Stage Coordinators are also very lovely and willing to help. You can contact them here:

KS1 Coordinator - Rosie Wolland:

LKS2 Coordinator – Rebekah Fox:

UKS2 Coordinator - Ryan Phillips:

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend with your families!

Marie Moreton

Head of Primary