Commonwealth Day 15.03.24

Dear Families

With only two weeks to go the learning is really cracking on now – especially in Year 6 where the count down to the SATs (Standardised Assessment Tests) is well underway. I am always so impressed when I walk around to see the focus and wonderful behaviour of our children.

What children are learning…

At the beginning of every term, we send out a curriculum map for each mainstream year group and each week a roundup of what your children are learning. If ever you feel that you would like a little more information about what is happening inside your child’s classroom or especially what they are learning, please do not hesitate to ask your child’s class teacher or their phase leader. You can find the Curriculum Maps on our website.


This week’s assembly was linked to a VERY special event some of our Year 5 and 6 children attended. 8 of our children went to Westminster Abbey to participate in the Commonwealth Celebrations. It was televised live on the BBC and what a spectacular it was! Even Queen Camilla was there! What an opportunity for our youngsters. Thank you to Mrs Jutla who made this possible for our children and to the team of teachers who took them.


On Wednesday 13th, children from across Years 3 and 4 went to Sixfields to take part in a variety of cricket, football and rugby based activities on the community mini-pitch. They enjoyed a tour of the stadium, learnt about the history of the club and also took part in some art and crafts. It was a great day for all and another example of our work with outside agencies to enhance the educational opportunities for your children.

Science Week

To celebrate Science Week, Year 6 have created posters about the dangers mould and how we can prevent in our homes. They have explained how mould can grow, why it is dangerous and what we can do to stop it from happening. 

Additionally, children have been looking at light and how it travels in straight lines. We used torches and string to show the direction in which light travels and how it reflects off of an object. The children have been incredibly enthusiastic about light. Well, done Year 6.

Red Nose Day

Today is Red Nose Day and although we did not dress up, it was lovely to see some red noses throughout the school. If you would like to donate, you can do so by following this link.

Year 5 take to the stage…

Next week sees some of our Year 5s take to the stage for their performance of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice at the Royal – we simply can’t wait and are already bursting with pride. I will write about their success in next week’s newsletter.

Finally, it is with great regret that we say goodbye to Sharon Powell who has worked with us since May 2012. We have really valued Sharon’s contribution and service to the school over these years. She will be missed by many and we wish her well in all her future endeavours.

I hope you all have next Saturday’s date in your diary (23rd March) for our Easter Café (10am-12pm) – it’s going to choc-tastic! There will be an Easter Egg hunt and our legendary chocolate hampers will be raffled off (thank you to everyone who brought in some chocolate today!)! Not to be missed… 

And, to all those celebrating St Patrick’s Day on Sunday – I wish you all a wonderful day with the luck of the Irish.

Ms Pennington