The curriculum for computing focuses on children becoming digitally literate. Starting in the Early Years, children are taught how to devise programmes and develop code. This can be done through providing simple instructions and seeing the results. If you want to have a go at programming code at home, there are some fun and free apps which can be downloaded to a tablet that will build up your coding skills. At school we use Daisy the Dinosaur, Bee-bot and Blue-bot for KS1 and Scratch Junior and  Cargobot for KS2.  Whilst game-like, they also help children to understand the instructional nature of algorithms and will help them to de-bug programmes, solve problems and find solutions.

 

We were delighted to learn that we had won a national award for our support of Jack who has epilepsy. Epilepsy Action came in on Tuesday to deliver the award during assembly and the childen had a chance to ask questions about epilepsy and the effects it can have.

In assembly, I explained to the children that this is really an award for helping others to overcome problems and barriers so that they can have an equal chance. It is the same as a child who helps a friend to understand a maths problem or the kindness of a child who helps someone who has fallen over in the playground to get up so that they can carry on playing. Some barriers might be big and some might be small but our job is to help each other to overcome them.

The award has now taken pride of place in Jack's classroom to remind the children of what fantastic friends they are to Jack.  

Thank you to all the families who came to have a look around our school for school places 2017.  If you are interested in coming to look around our school with a view to your child starting next September but were unable to join one of our tours, please give us a ring as we would be delighted to show you around.   Please contact the school office on 01933 677202 to arrange a mutually convenient time or email our School Business Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Autumn BallThe evenings are drawing in and the leaves on the trees are turning that brilliant burnished orange that signals Autumn is upon us. The Autumn Fete was a great success with FLHPS raising almost £2000! Thank you to all the volunteers and staff who made it possible. I would also like to thank Mr and Mrs Stanley, our next door neighbours, for donating the first prize in our raffle. Also thank you to ISE Fire and B and Q for their generosity in donating second and third prize. We really appreciate the help and support of our local community businesses.

farm to forkFarm to Fork has inspired children in so many ways; from poetry to cookery, science to art. In fact Camille in Year 3 received a Headteacher's Award this week for being the next Mary Berry! Mrs Scrimshaw has been working with classes to produce some delicious dishes in our new kitchen and in Year 1, the children have been learning the story of The Enormous Turnip. Next week, Year 3 and 4 will be off to Tesco to find out how food arrives on the shelves of supermarkets.

If you would like to find out more about our school, please come to our Open Day on Wednesday 14th October, with tours running at 9.15am and 1.30pm. No need to book just come along!

Bountiful Harvest

This year we are very excited to start the term with a whole school theme, 'From Farm to Fork'. Celebrating food at harvest time is a great way to teach children about the importance of a balanced diet, where food comes from and how to make nutritious and tasty meals.

Year 1 and 2 started their learning journey with a trip to Thurleigh Farm, where they will find out more about where the food on our plates comes from. Wearing a colourful array of wellington boots, they set off on their foodie adventure. 

Year 4 began their design and technology lessons today and over the course of the next few weeks, all of the children will have an opportunity to develop their cooking skills as they whip up tasty meals.  

On Saturday October 3rd, we will be celebrating the children's learning so far at our Autumn Fete. We hope to see you there.