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Infant Nativity

Well done to all the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One children for an excellent performance of “Away in a Manger”


Advent Book Calendar in KS1

Key Stage One are enjoying their annual book advent calendar. What book will be opened today? So far we’ve enjoyed reading Christmas fiction, poems and stories.


KS1 – Hanukkah

We have been learning about the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. The year 2 children taught the Year 1 children how to play Spin the Dreidel. They then used this experience to write a set of commands to teach others how to play.


Celebrations in KS1

Key Stage 1 have been learning about Celebrations. For the first two weeks of term, we learned all about the Hindu festival of Diwali and how it is celebrated. To finish off our learning we had our own Diwali celebration outside. We made rangoli patterns out of leaves and chalk. We acted out the story of Rama and Sita. We made a bridge to…
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KS1 Library visit

Year 1 and 2 had a great time at West Swindon Library on Monday 8th October. The children enjoyed finding fiction and non-fiction books and choosing some to take back to school. Each day the children have a vote to decide which book should be read at the end of the day. What book will be the most popular today? They walked to the…
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Born in a Barn

KS1 and Foundation stage worked incredibly hard to put on three fantastic performances of Out of the Ark’s production, ‘Born in a Barn’. A special well done to all the Year 2s for learning their parts and projecting their voices so well. All the children across the 4 year groups performed so well and the singing was beautiful. A big thank you to all…
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Christmas in KS1

KS1 are preparing for their Christmas nativity, ‘Born in a Barn’. The Year 2 children have learned their lines brilliantly and everyone has been practising the songs! They are counting down the days until Christmas with this Christmas stories advent calendar. Each day during December there is a new book to open and read. We’ve read poems, Christmas stories and stories about winter. We can’t wait…
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KS1 Library Visit

KS1 had a wonderful trip to the West Swindon Library before half term. They enjoyed listening to fables and choosing books to take back to their classrooms.


Once Upon a Time in Year 1

In Year 1 we have been learning through challenge. We have to complete 8 challenges a week independently in different areas of the curriculum and our topic this term is ‘Once Upon A Time’ so we have been listening to lots of different fables.’


Vet visit to The Ark, Year 1 & 2

On Tuesday 4th April The Ark, Year 1 and Year 2 were visited by Thameswood Vets. Lovely Luna the dog joined them. The children learned how to care for a dog. They were shown how to brush a dog’s teeth, signs to look for if a dog seems unwell and how to make sure germs are not spread from pets to owners. It was a fantastic morning…
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