Choose Respect

November 14th, 2018

As part of  Anti-Bullying Week 2018, everyone has been learning more about our first school value, RESPECT. One of the activities was taiko drumming which involved everyone respecting each other to be able to perform together. Also, the equipment needed to be treated with respect so the skins were not damaged by being touched by hands.

We began with an assembly where the drums were introduced with a fantastic performance from Peter and Oliver. Later, the Hawks and Owls all got the opportunity to learn some drumming skills and the Owls performed to the rest of the school before lunch. The sound was incredible and demonstrated what can be achieved through respect and collaboration. A full gallery of pictures is on the school website.

Drumming Demonstration

Hawks Drumming

Owls Drumming

Sponsored Walk

May 25th, 2018

The whole school enjoyed being active and taking part in the sponsored walk to raise money for FOAS. We managed to dodge the showers and walk around the beautiful surroundings of Avening. There was plenty of mud and puddles which just made the walk even more enjoyable! Well done everyone!

Sponsored Walk

Through the forest!

Sport Relief

March 23rd, 2018

Everyone had fun taking part in our Sport Relief Step Challenge. There were skipping steps, sidesteps, jumping steps, backward steps and silly steps!

There is a full gallery of pictures on the school website.

Backward Steps

Jumping Steps

Silly Steps

Chepstow Castle

March 22nd, 2018

On Monday we went to visit Chepstow Castle. It was really thrilling to visit a real castle and everyone was very excited!

Some people had the chance to try on chainmail and helmets. The knight also showed us how to use a bow and arrow, and impressed us with how sharp his sword was.

Here are some pictures of our visit:


Happiness Week

November 18th, 2017

This week has been Happiness Week.  We have learnt about what makes us happy and what doesn’t.  We have learnt what bullying is and what to do if we think it is happening to us.  We have made Friendship Pebbles, had a yoga lesson and a samba drum lesson, learnt that girls and boys can choose to play with any toys they want to and we have learnt how to be safe on the Internet.

Healthy ice lollies

November 18th, 2017

We learnt how to cut, peel, grate and chop to make our healthy ice lollies.  We could choose to make either Berry or Tropical ice lollies.  We put them in the freezer and then tasted them.  Delicious!

We are scientists!

November 18th, 2017

The whole school took part in a science afternoon making and experimenting with Rocket Mice.  We were learning to ask scientific questions.  Ms McKenzie was very plaesed with our questioning skills! And… we had great fun shooting Rocket Mice to space.  On Tuesday The Explorer Dome came to school.  We learnt about our planet Earth and about the stars we can see.  We learnt that the Earth spins and that’s why we have seasons.  Josh has even been to Antarctica!


November 18th, 2017

Sorry there has been a problem with our blog but we are now back up and running and have had a fantastic three weeks learning about Ice. We have learnt about Antarctica and we are very excited because S’s Mummy has friends who are scientists and are actually in Antarctica now!  S emailed them to ask them questions about what it is like and they emailed her back and sent her these pictures.


London’s burning!

October 20th, 2017

What an exciting end to our topic!  On Monday we set all our 17th Century houses out in the playground and Ms McKenzie lit the fire in the bakery.  It was amazing to see the flames!

On Wednesday we performed our Fire of London dance to the Mummies and Daddies.  The Year 2s read out some of their wonderful writing and we ended with the song ‘London’s burning’.  What fantastic historians we have been!

Photos not uploading – will follow!


5000m World Challenge

October 12th, 2017

The whole school went up to  the field to take part in the 5000m World Challenge.  The Y2s did some really hard maths and worked out that each child in EYFS and Y1 had to run 100m and each child in Y2 (plus Henley) had to run 200m.  The children completed the challenge in relays – congratulations!

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