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Scrapstore Playpod

Our scrapstore playground is now open and the children are having a wonderful time during lunchtimes building dens, having crate races and creating obstacle courses.

Welcome to our new School Council

In September, any children who were interested in being part of the new school council had to produce and present a manifesto to their own class. Each class held an election for the potential candidate. Here are our new school council representatives…

The school council are really keen to tell you all about themselves and what they would like to achieve this year.

Meet the School Council

As the year comes to a close, here are some memories of one our highlights this term.



Cooking Mukimo

The School Council have been e-mailing Laban, the principal of the Stella Maris Community Centre in Kenya. During February, we told him about our tradition of Shrove Tuesday and making and eating pancakes. We sent him a recipe and the children of Stella Maris made their own pancakes; they loved them!

 After that they sent us one of their traditional recipes called ‘mukimo’. During last Monday’s assembly, the School Council made mukimo and let the children try it; we all loved it. Mukimo is a little bit like a chapatti and would often be eaten with a stew, meat or lentils.

by the School Council


World Book Day Celebrations

World Book Day fell on Thursday 2nd March this year and we celebrated it by coming to school dressed as our favourite book character. What an amazing range of book characters arrived at school that day! Here are some of the costumes.

The winners were awarded a book token to spend at our book fayre. Well done everyone for making such a huge effort.

Waste Week

Last week was the school’s Waste Week. We held a competition where children were asked to bring in some creations made of recycled objects. Our head teacher, Mr Wirth, judged all of the marvellous creations on Friday and picked four brilliant winners. Their prizes were white chocolate Easter eggs. Yummy!

Reported by The School Council



Going bananas

The Bananagram challenge, organised by the School Council, began this week. The first round is underway and two children are through to the next round. The final game will be played during the week of February 13th.

Let’s Get Cooking

Monday evening was our final cooking session so we took the opportunity to show off our new cooking skills by inviting parents and grandparents to cook alongside us and share our food. In one hour we managed to cook chicken korma, naan bread and rice; we did an amazing job and the food was delicious.

Defibrillator Training

Last week staff and volunteers received defibrillator training from SADs UK. After raising money in memory of Mrs Robinson, the charity SADs UK donated a defibrillator to our school. The money we raised went to training members of our school community.

Sport Leaders


In PE Mr Kay, from Dinnington High School, has been working with the children in Y5 and Y6 developing their skills as sport leaders. This week the children were devising their own simple games that they could play with the younger children in school during lunch times. The focus was on developing team building skills and adapting games to increase the challenge or simplify when necessary. The children are thoroughly enjoying the sessions and are evaluating their games effectively to improve them.