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EGGciting Family Easter Egg Hunt

We all loved hunting for the eggs around the school…what a lovely way to end the Spring term!



Easter Celebrations at St. Thomas’ Church

On Wednesday 5th April, Mother Imogen Black welcomed us all to St. Thomas’ Church.

We had fun singing songs and celebrating together.



Easter Bonnet Fun

Wow…check out some of our Easter bonnets!


We had a whole school parade on Monday 3rd April and all of the Easter bonnets looked AMAZING.


It made it SO hard to choose the winners.

Thank you for all of your support.

Key Stage 1 Parent Workshop

Parents had fun with Maths on Wednesday 29th March at our Maths parent workshop.  Miss Wilson gave an insight into how Maths is taught at our school and how to support your child at home.

All of the parents found the session very useful:

“I will now be able to help my child more and understand Maths”

“It is really useful to know how Maths is taught in school so we can continue the same way at home”

“Miss Wilson is very good at explaining”

Do not forget, you can always discuss with your child’s class teacher any specific focus areas and how you can help your child at home.

If you missed it, you can check out the links below..

Maths Parent Workshop – March 2017



We had a eight legged visitor…

On Wednesday 22nd March we had an eight legged visitor to our assembly!

Amber Valley School Sports Partnership are celebrating their 10 year anniversary and we are proud to have been part of their journey! Ozzie was rather naughty though, throwing wrist bands at the children.

Check out the AVSSP holiday activities over Easter and the Summer.

Year 2 SATs Parent Workshop

On Wednesday 22nd March, Year 2 parents were invited to a SATs Parent Workshop.  We discussed the changes in the assessments and looked at some of the SATs assessment booklets together.

Please click on the link below to learn more!

Key Stage 1 SATs Assessments

Crime Committed in the Intervention Room…

Some of the children have put on their detective hats and been helping Mrs Picker investigate a terrible crime that had been committed in the interventions room. Porridge had been thrown all over the table and floor and a small wooden chair had been broken. The children looked carefully at the evidence, recorded what they saw and worked out who was guilty. They then helped Mrs Picker write a letter explaining how upset she was, and how the ‘messy person’ could put things right. All in a days work in the interventions room!

Phonics Screening Check Parent Workshop

On Wednesday 15th March Year 1 and some Year 2 parents were invited to a phonics screening check workshop.  We discussed what the phonics screening check was all about and how you can support your child at home.

Please click on the link below to learn more!

Phonics Screening Check 2017website

Positive Parenting 

Huge congratulations to the parents who have recently graduated from our positive parenting course.

We have had lots of positive praise about the course and the positive outcomes.

If you are interested in attending the next positive parenting course after Easter, please come and chat to Rachel Griffiths to find out more (normal working hours are Monday and Wednesday).

Democracy In Action

Our School Council had a very special job of trying to improve the provision at lunchtime.  They gathered ideas from their classes and decided they needed more equipment.  We gave them a budget from the School Funds and they looked for ideas in the catalogues.  They voted on what equipment they should purchase and completed the order forms.

We are so excited that the equipment has now arrived and can not wait to use it at lunchtime!

Key Stage 1 Reading Workshop

On Wednesday 1st March parents from Key Stage 1 had the opportunity to attend a reading workshop.  We talked about all of the strategies you can use to support your child with reading and then discussed and answered lots of questions.

Handwriting Workshop

On Wednesday 8th February we ran a handwriting workshop for Key Stage 1 parents.  We looked at the teaching of forming and joining letters and created handy party bag packs to help your child at home.



Poet Visit

On Friday 3rd February we were lucky enough to have John Stocks (a real life poet) visit our school.  He read his favourite poems to us and launched our poetry competition.  He was so exciting and inspired us all to write a poem for the competition.



EYFS Reading Workshop

On Wednesday 18th January we ran a reading workshop for the EYFS parents.

Everyone enjoyed the workshop and took away lots of useful tips to help their child read at home!


Rammie Visit

On Monday 21st November the Derby County mascot Rammie, visited our school!  He also presented the participants of the SSPs event with a certificate.  We all enjoyed having Rammie even though some of us support Nottingham Forest!



Professor Popup’s Puppet Theatre

On Wednesday 28th September, Professor Popup visited our school and performed an amazing puppet show.  He was so funny and captivating all of the children enjoyed it!