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Christmas Activity Day


On Monday 17th December the children enjoyed participating in our annual Christmas Activity Day where they made Christmas hats, played Christmas party games, had hot chocolate, listened to a Christmas story, made Christmas gift tags, played board games and partcipated in a Christmas quiz. It was a day enjoyed by all.

Christmas 2018


On Thursday 13th December the children enjoyed their annual Christmas Lunch. Many thanks to Mrs Blundell and her team. It was delicious!

Nativity 2018


This week the children in Oak, Willow and Ash Class have been busy performing their nativity, 'A Midwife Crisis.' Well done to all the children involved.

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.

National Poetry Day


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.