"Pupils behave well. They play happily together and consider each other’s needs very well.""Parents are right to be pleased with the quality of teaching at the school.""Pupils learn well because the work they do provides good levels of challenges and helps them learn new skills.""There is a happy and purposeful atmosphere in classrooms.""The curriculum supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.""Pupils get off to a good start in early years."

Magpies 2018-19

I Believe...

Friday 11th January

Welcome back! It has been a super first week back in Magpies class!

Our week started with our Stunning Start where we enjoyed thinking about all of the things that make us unique. We enjoyed creating some amazing art work about what we are good at and we were very enthusiastic to create our golden stars!

We have also enjoyed creating our silhouette portraits. We filled them with all of the special things we are talented at.

Magpies class have also been busy writing stories in Literacy this week. It has been a pleasure to read their fantastic writing. I'm sure if you ask they will happily tell you the story of the Sheep and Wolf!

Our Star of the Week this week is Sephie. Sephie could be our Star every week. She is hardworking, kind and always thinks about other children before herself! Thank you Sephie!

We finished our week with our new Friday University! From cooking, art, dance and French the children were enthusiastic to learn!

A great first week back Magpies!

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The Aliens have landed! Happy Christmas!

Friday 14th December

Our final week together before Christmas and Magpies class have been brilliant!

The School Christmas Play was amazing. Well done to all of the children who learnt their lines, sang their hearts out and performed to their best! We are very proud of you all. Our Star of the Week, Annabelle, is an actress in the making! Well done Annabelle!

We had a busy week with all of our learning in class as well. We enjoyed writing our Character Description about Shen and even squeezed in the rest of our measurement in Maths!

On Thursday we enjoyed a day of RE learning all about the Christmas Story and why Christmas is important to Christians. We made hidden meaning boxes, thought about how the people in the story might be feeling and even retold the Christmas story through enjoying a game of pass the parcel!

Happy Christmas Magpies! Have a safe, restful holiday and we will look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

A brilliant week of rehearsals, crafts and learning!

Friday 7th December

Another week flies by in Magpies! We have been so busy practising for our Christmas Play, making and decorating salt dough for the Christmas Fair and still having our other lessons as well!

In Maths this week we have enjoyed continuing with our measures topic. We enjoyed using the scales to measure how heavy different objects around our classroom are. We were able to use lots of mathematical vocabulary as well.

The Christmas Play rehearsals are coming along as well. We have all learnt our lines and we certainly have some brilliant actors and actresses in Magpies!

Our Star of the Week is Harry. Harry has had a really settled week, he has worked hard in lessons and managed to achieve lots of smiley faces. Well done Harry!

Enjoy your weekend Year 2!

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The Christmas Rehearsals begin!

Friday 30th November

What a busy, busy week! This week the Magpies have been busy with all of their learning!

In Literacy, we have continued to practise using full stops, adjectives and adverbs. We have been learning our Talk for Writing text map and we are fantastic at performing our character description about the Emperor.

In Maths, we enjoyed investigating length. We were enthusiastic to try an investigation to find the same length trains. Mrs Sims was very impressed when we even wrote number sentences to show what we had found out!

In RE we have continued to learn about Hinduism. We made cards to celebrate Diwali. They were very colourful!

 Finally, on top of all our learning, we have started our Christmas Play. Keep practising your lines Year 2!

Our Star of the Week goes to Hannah. Hannah you are a quiet member of our class but we thoroughly appreciate you! You are a super role model, kind friend and such a hard worker, thank you!

The weeks just get better and better!

Friday 23rd November

Once again Magpies class have had a brilliant week!

It all started when we performed our Anti-bullying poem in front of the whole school on Monday! We had to be very brave but we did a fantastic job and our poem shared a very important message!

In Maths we have thoroughly enjoyed our data handling lessons. We have found out which our favourite fruits are, our favourite pets and we enjoyed applying our learning to lots of different contexts! We even enjoyed a bit of Maths outside! Please pop in and take a look at our floor books!

In Science we were very excited to start building our habitats. There was some great science happening but even more importantly Magpies showed they were super at working together, communicating well and sharing their ideas! We were very proud of your teamwork Magpies!

Our Star of the Week is Tyler. Tyler has made a real effort this week and put in some hard work in all of his lessons! Well done, Tyler!

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A quick trip over to the USA!

Friday 16th November

As always another fantastic week in Magpies! We have enjoyed visiting America and learning all about their way of life. We wrote a diary about our tour across the country. We enjoyed visiting the White house and taking a photo with the Statue of Liberty. We enjoyed making windmills to celebrate Independence day!


In Numeracy we have continued with our Multiplication and Division. We were able to reason with different problems and think about different ways to solve a word problem.


In Literacy we have just finished writing our instructions on how to build a sandcastle! We wrote some fantastic instructions with time connectives, adverbs and simple sentences.


Our Star of the Week this week is Seth! Seth we couldn't be prouder of your effort and kindness to others this week. Seth even wrote some sentences independently with finger spaces! Keep it up!

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Around the World in Under an Hour!

Friday 2nd November

Another fantastic week back in Magpies!

In Topic this week we have continued to learn about Kenya. We enjoyed using paint and stencilling to create our own Kenya safari scene. We also wrote some detailed diary entries all about how a Kenyan child's day at school might be different to ours. We had a great class discussion about what is the same and what is different.

This afternoon, very excitedly, we went on our world tasting tour! We enjoyed tasting the traditional foods from different countries all around the world. The croissants (France) and the pizza (Italy) were both a top favourite!

A great week in Maths lessons as well. We have been learning about multiplication and division. This is a tricky concept to understand and the Magpies have worked hard using resources to help them. Keep practising your times tables at home!

Our Star of the Week this week is Sebbie. Sebbie has been super at sharing his understanding of the world around him and also he has been making some really sensible choices about how he can learn best in our classroom!

Enjoy the fireworks Magpies! Stay Safe!

Another week: Recorded our own album, wrote our own stories and learnt how to play badminton!

Friday 12th October

Another week has flown by in Magpies class and what a super week of learning!

In topic we have travelled to Australia. We enjoyed learning all about the Australian animals, painting in the style of aboriginal art and even playing the didgeridoo!

In Literacy we have finished writing our own stories. The Magpies have written amazing stories all about a journey to find a better home. Feel free to sneak a peek at them!

We have also enjoyed a range of other activities. We loved our POP UK concerts on Wednesday and I was so proud of the Magpies amazing effort. We even had time for a spot of badminton practice this afternoon!

Our Star of the Week this week is Ben. Ben has been working really hard in our lessons and really trying his best! We are so proud of you Ben!

Pop Stars in the making!

Friday 5th October

Sing, sing, sing!! What an amazing week of music, dancing and fun. This week we have excited to have Pop UK in teaching us some songs and dance moves! We have thoroughly enjoyed being together and joining in with all the actions. Don't forget to come and watch our concerts next Wednesday!

We have also been busy learning in the classroom. We have enjoyed learning the rest of Sunny's adventure and we have finished learning our text map. We have written some brilliant sentences and we have learnt all about questions and exclamations. How fantastic it has been!

In Maths we have persevered and worked hard to understand all about subtraction on a number line. We haven't found this easy but I have been so impressed with the effort from all of Magpies class.

Our Star this Week is Lilly-May! Lilly-May is a fantastic friend, hard worker and a real superstar in our classroom. She is a pleasure to teach!

Have a great weekend and keep practising those songs!

Another brilliant week of learning and excitement!

Friday 28th September

Magpies week began in China as we were learning all about the mountains, buildings and famous landmarks of China. We all decided that we wanted to climb Mount Everest and that we would enjoy being part of the Chinese New Year celebrations! We enjoyed making Chinese Dragons from tissue paper and folded card.

In our Literacy this week we have continued our adventures with Sunny. We have carried on learning our text map and the Magpies are brilliant at using actions to help them remember the story. We have worked hard to remember our capital letters and full stops!

The week finished with our Harvest Celebration. We were so proud of the Magpies as they sang their Frozen song. It was all about being thankful for the food God gives us and how we can take our turn to share what we have. Well done Magpies! 

Another fantastic week!

Off on our adventures!

Friday 14th September

What a week! Magpies class have been so busy learning lots of new things! In topic this week we have started off on our around the world tour! We have enjoyed looking at our school environment and drew some fantastic maps of the classroom.

In Numeracy it has been tricky as we have continued our place value learning. We have been getting use to our tens and ones and even started to do some reasoning with them. Some great perseverance in our lessons!

In Literacy a great week as we have continued to learn our story map about turtle island. We enjoyed writing some expanded noun phrases and also making conjunction chains with some longer sentences on.

Our Star of the Week this week is Olivia. Olivia has had a fantastic week and has been a real role model to our class. A real Superstar!

Look out for next week as we will be travelling all the way to France! A great week Magpies well done!

A huge welcome to our new Magpies!

Friday 7th September

Welcome back to Magpies! What a fantastic first week we have had. Our new topic is Earth Explorers and we have had a great time in Magpies going on the plane to our adventures around the world! We have enjoyed lots of creative art work, painting, collaging and designing. We have been writing about our Summer Holidays and already impressed Mrs Sims with lots of brilliant learning.

The Magpies have all settled in really well and we are excited for a great year ahead!

Magpies race around the track!

Friday 9th November

The second week back and Magpies are blasting through their learning this week!

In Literacy we have enjoyed learning how to write an instruction text. We have thought carefully about adverbs and time connectives in our writing. We have been busy learning all about the singular and plural in our phonics lessons.

In Numeracy we had to help Benjamin Bunny line up the cabbages using our arrays. We were brilliant at writing number sentences to go with them. We have also been practising learning how to halve a number!

The highlight of our week has to be our brand new running track! We were so enthusiastic to have a go and try to beat our own record! Watch this space-we have some Olympic runners in the making!

Our Star of the Week this week goes to Lilly! Lilly has shown a positive attitude to learning in her lessons this week and although she hasn't understood straight away she has kept having a go. We are really proud of you Lilly!

A fantastic final week!

Friday 19th October

Once again Magpies have worked their socks off! We have had a brilliant week together learning all about Africa! We enjoyed writing about an African safari and guessing the different animals we would see. There were some fantastic pieces of writing and lots of creative adjectives!

In Literacy, we have started writing a non-fiction text about China. We have started learning our text map and researching some interesting facts!

In Numeracy, we have learnt all about the commutative law and the inverse law! We were able to explain what these tricky words mean and use the inverse to find out missing number sentences.

In Science we have learnt about food chains. We enjoyed making our own food chains and using some tricky scientific words.

Our Star of the Week is Isabella. An absolute star in the classroom! Isabella is always kind, always helpful and is always hardworking. She is a very valued member of Magpies.

Have a great half term Magpies! Stay safe and enjoy a good rest!

Bonjour from Magpies Class!

Friday 21st September

Amazing! Magpies class have had a super week and every member has worked their socks off!

In Literacy we have finished writing all about our setting description. Some amazing adjectives and sentences using conjunctions. In Numeracy, we have continued to reason with our tens and ones. It is always a challenge to explain your ideas but Magpies tried really hard at this!

In Topic we have thoroughly enjoyed visiting France. We enjoyed learning some French words, creating postcards home and even building our own Eiffel Tower!

Our Star of the Week this week is Owen. Owen always tries his hardest in his learning and is a brilliant role model in our class. Owen takes great pride in his work and completes every task to the best of his ability! Well done Owen!

Have a great rest over the weekend Magpies! Next week we're off to China!