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Updates from Mrs Loy and Mrs Bourne

Mrs Thompson releasing the froglets into the school pond.

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Mrs Loy has been keeping an eye on the swans and their eggs near to where she lives and look they have hatched!


Mrs Thompson has been going  a great job of looking after our tadpoles. In fact they are now froglets with legs! She will be releasing them into the school pond on Monday.


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Monday 20th April

We hope you all had a lovely Easter break and are ready for more home learning. If you haven't done so already then please check out our new home learning section of the website. Here you will find your weekly timetable, English, maths and additional activities for the week. As well as the weekly challenge. Please email any photographs of your weekly challenge and any other fun activities you have been doing to by Thursday for them to be put on the website on Friday. We have had a wonderful Easter crafting, walking, animal spotting, spending time in the garden with our pets, making bug hotels and much, much more. 


We hope you have seen our latest staff video. If you would like to feature in the children's version then please send your 5-10 second clip of you dancing to the same song to

Mrs Loy's and Mrs Bourne's Easter


Mrs Thompson has been looking after our tadpoles. They have got much bigger and have small mouths and eyes now. 

Tadpoles 17.4.20.MP4

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Wednesday 1st April

Happy April Fools Day! We hope you are managing to get out for some exercise and fresh air. Did anyone play an April Fools joke today? My day started with me finding a squishy toy slug in my socks - yuk! Thank you to all of you who are sending in photographs of your home activities and of our challenges. Photographs will be uploaded to the website on Friday afternoon.


Your next challenge is to find as many things as possible that are blue. Please make sure you put everything back in the correct place after you have taken a photograph and sent it to 


New class members

Mrs Thompson has been busy collecting us some new class members. We have some tadpoles! We will post a video or photographs every Friday. When they are froglets, she will release them into the school pond. Thank you Mrs Thompson.

If your aren't sure how tadpoles turn into a frog then you could research the life cycle of a frog. The discovery education website has some helpful information. The login details are on your home learning folder.


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Monday 30th March

We hope you all had a fun weekend. We have been busy making shapes, so your challenge is to make shapes. You can use anything you have around the house and they can be as big or small as you like. Don't forget to send us photographs to 

Friday 27th March

Hello year 1. I hope you have had an adventurous first week and made some lovely memories with your family. We have had some unusual visitors to our house and garden (including the tiger who came for tea!). They gave us quite a fright at first.

If you would like some animals visitors then try out the google see live in 3D option when you search for an animal. Please note that not every animal is available.

We have also been enjoying zoo live web cams. If you want to take a look then follow the link. 

Weekend reading challenge

Reading in unusual places.

I managed to squeeze myself into the top floor of the playhouse this morning to do some reading! Where have you been reading? The more unusual the better. Please send any pictures to

Wednesday 25th March


Good afternoon year 1. We hope you are managing to get outside for some fresh air and sunshine, while still staying safe. The Loys decided to go for a short walk today. We are very lucky to have a beautiful river behind our house. We saw the swan sitting on her nest. She does this every year and we eagerly await more cygnets (even if they do sit and block our driveway at times!). We fed the goats and there was even some falling in the mud! 

Last few places left for Reception pupils starting school in September 2023