Monthly Archives: April 2019


Are you interested in training to become a teacher?

Our school is part of a growing number of schools within the Teaching School Alliance that is leading the way for more school-led teacher training.  This is really important to us because it means we can choose the very best talent and develop them into teachers.  Being able to choose who we train as teachers helps us in delivering the [...]

Learning through doing

I was teaching in class 3 and I decided to do an impromptu drama session to help the children to remember the different types of rocks and how they are formed: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. Then in class 4 we revised our knowledge of perpendicular and parallel lines plus lines that intersect using actions.

What’s on w/e 26.04.19

Whatson 433.pdf

Year 5’s boosting…

Another booster session with year 5s this morning where we recapped how to do division by chunking it away. We started with 452 cubes and they were very quickly bored of repeatedly taking away 3... How about taking away 30, or 60 someone asked! 😁 Brilliant... how about a whole 300?! We also reviewed some of our writing and worked [...]

We Are Adventurous!

Happy St. Georges Day of course! Thanks to Pete in Putsborough Close for the flag, to Rob Tucker for the rope, and thanks also to Paul Trueman for lending us your ladder and keeping me safe whilst rethreading the pulley! Yep, adventurous! What a Community - encouraging one another and building eachother up. :-)

St George’s Day

First job of the day was to make tea, but the milk wasn't yet delivered... Second job of the day was to put string through the flagpole's pully, but my extended step-ladder isn't tall enough! Anyone care to bring a ladder to school and hold the bottom for me?

Spring break…

Hope everyone's had a great break!... could you cross fingers for continued weather please?! See you tomorrow morning for the 8.55 bell. I'd mention suncream, but I also need to mention a (named) waterproof as well please!

Easter… break?

We've been busy at school this week. Mat Turner has almost finished building our new PE shed. It's made bespoke, to fit the awkward space we have at the back of school and will be great to store equipment in an orderly way, and also now in a dry shed! We've also had some extra work on our IT system, [...]

What’s on w/e 5.04.19

Whatson 432.pdf

“Super 6’s” Golf…

It was cold, windy and even a bit wet at times, but the group who went to Saunton Golf Club this afternoon and took part in the Super 6's Competition had a brilliant time. We played in pairs around a smaller course of 6 holes; 3par each. If you had a perfect score (is there golf terminology for that?) then [...]