Our Head Boy & Head Girl:
Our Head Boy and Head Girl are very important positions in school. They need to follow the school values at all times. They deliver a speech to the school to tell everyone why they would make an excellent head boy or girl, and everyone in the school has a vote. This year, our head boy and girl are Tommy and Sophie.
Our Class Ambassadors:
Here are some of the ambassadors from each class in Key Stages 1 and 2. They are expected to greet visitors to their classroom and tell them a little bit about what they are learning. They also represent their classes to give pupils’ ideas, such as developing our child-friendly anti-bullying policy.
Sapphire Class Ruby Class Emerald Class
Our House Captains
Lancasters: Chloe and Lewis
Dakotas: Joshua and George
Red Arrows: Sophie and Coean
Spitfires: Rajan and Daniel
Special Projects 2019-20
World Book Day – 5th March 2020
In the afternoon, we invited parents to come in and share stories with the children. Our assembly focus was on poetry this year, and children and staff enjoyed performing their favourite poems.
Year 5/6 science – a focus on working together to understand concepts in investigative science
Year 1/2 STEM project – designing paper airplanes
Emerald Class tested their airplanes today to see which ones would go furthest. They adapted their planes to try to make them fly further.
Year 5 Maths Challenge at Queen Elizabeth High School – 13th February 2020
We sent a year 5 team to the maths challenge. Lois said: “It was difficult and scary to start with, but it was fine once we got going.”
Foundation trip to 2excel at Robin Hood Airport 12th February 2020
Molly wrote: “I liked going on top of the fire engine and I liked going on an airplane.”
Foundation and Key Stage 1 Nativity
Well done to all of the children who performed a wonderful nativity to parents.
On 9th December, we invited parents to our Christingle Service. Everyone thought it was lovely. Finty and Chloe said, “At the end it was really magical when we lit all of the candles.” So far, we have raised £138 for the Children’s Society.
Cross Country Inter-School Competition
Construction Day at Lincoln Showground for our Year 6 pupils:
Harvest Festival at St Margaret’s Church
Art Projects 2018-19
We ran an art and design club. Children designed a decoration for a Christmas cake and then they made their own decorations. Here are some of the results.
In craft club, children designed and made their own bunting and they also made photo frames.
We did a topic on plastic pollution in the Autumn Term. As part of this project, we invited an artist into school to work with us on creating a sculpture to raise awareness of the issue. Every child in the school was involved in the project. We were all thrilled with the final sculpture.
We all recycled plastic bottles to make a poppy. The poppies were put together into our own remembrance wall of poppies.
In Summer Term 2019, Ruby Class are studying the Romans. They have done some Roman mosaics, which also links to their work on Islamic patterns. Here is a quick preview of what they’ve produced so far. These still need grouting and they will be on show soon.
P.E. Activities 2018-19
This year, children in Ruby Class have been able to take part in archery classes with a professional coach. Sapphire class will be doing archery in the Summer Term.
We had a coach to teach us hockey in the Autumn Term. Pupils in Sapphire and Ruby classes learned lots of new skills and had great fun learning to play hockey.
In order to stay safe on the roads, our pupils took part in the Bikeability scheme.
As part of their Rainforests topic, Ruby Class created a dance routine that they performed to parents, where they also demonstrated their new drumming skills.
In the Summer Term, all children from Reception to Year 6 had the opportunity to do a series of lessons at Witham Hill Gymnasium with trained coaches in a state-of-the-art gymnasium. Here are some KS2 photos.
Centurion Sports Day – Summer Term 2019
Along with the other schools in the partnership, we took part in the Centurion Sports Day. Our children had great fun working with children in other schools.
We were lucky enough to have a STEM Ambassdor into our school from Rolls-Royce. Laura worked with children across the school. In Emerald and Sapphire Classes, children made air-powered cars, which they designed, made, tested and evaluated. Some of the cars travelled a long way! In Ruby Class, they children learned more about electrical circuits.
Ruby Class working on electrical circuits.
Designing, making and testing in Emerald Class.
Testing the cars in Sapphire Class.
Science in year 6. We investigated ways of sieving and filtering.
We won the Ashden Sustainable School Award in 2015
In 2017 we were northern region winners of the Better Energy Awards
We have also achieved the RHS 5 Star gardening award
We have partner schools in Fair Isle, Tangshan in China, Guadaloupe and Poland.
Each year we raise money for the British Legion,
we give our Harvest Gifts to the Salvation Army
and we raise money for Macmillan and other causes locally.
We have created a 5km heritage trail with information boards around our village.