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14th November 18
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Remembrance Commemoration


On Friday 9th November pupils from Years 5 and 6 led a very special outdoor act of worship around our playground cross. The service gave us all the opportunity to think about the sacrifices made by all those who served or continue to serve their country in the armed forces.

Family, friends and members of the village community were invited to join this very moving and memorable occasion and we were overwhelmed by the numbers of people who took the time to come along.

The images shown include the poppy decorated playgound cross, our 'Tommy' figure overlooking the school memorial garden, the small exhibition in the school hall and the service itself.

We would like to thank all those who contributed to the exhibition or helped in any way to ensure that our commemoration was such a fitting tribute.

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Beth Tweddle, Olympic medal winning gymnast, and the poet Andy Tooze visited our school.   Click here to  see a photograph of Beth with some of our children or visit  our Class News pages for more images.                                                                 

On Thursday 4th October we all celebrated National Poetry Day.  We all had a great time!

Fun in the snow!


Beth Tweddle visited our school.


It's Science Week!


Here is a small selection of photographs of  our work, visit our class pages for more pictures....

Hatching chicks! :  file (1004.4k)

We have been very fortunante to hatch 8 chicks in an incubator in Oak Class.

The chicks hatched on Thursday 15th June and we were able to watch 5 of them hatch during the day.

They are Nova Brown chickens and will be excellent egg layers.

The 2 female chicks are brown and the 8 male chicks are yellow.

24 hours after hatching they went into the brooder box under a warm light. They have grown rapidly over the week and have been well looked after with fresh food, water and a clean home twice a day.

The chicks have now gone to be re-homed by the company who provided them and more information can be found on their website   

Rufford Nest Box :  file (1663.3k)

We have placed a camera in a nest box in the school grounds.

To our delight we found that a Bluetit has made her nest in it, and laid seven eggs.

The eggs have now hatched and the chicks are growing well.

We have some film of the mother Bluetit feeding her chicks.



The whole of Key Stage 2 visited Eureka , the National Children's Museum, Halifax, on Tuesday,21st March 2017 in connection with our Earth and Space Science topic for this term.

Everyone enjoyed the hands-on experiences in which the museum specialises and agreed it was an exciting place to visit.

The Big Read




Please click on the photographs below to see more...

The children took part in ‘The Big Read’ to celebrate World Book Day. Thank you to everyone who supported us by allowing the children to bring their favourite book to school.