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Merlins are excited to read their Reading Spine books!

We have launched our Reading Spine books today and Merlins were very excited to see the range of books they can choose from.


Happy reading Merlins!



Let us entertain you!

Lots of children have been bringing in conkers from their family walks, so we decided it would be a great idea to sing this song. It is called ‘Conkers’.

We have also sent home the words so you can sing along too!

We hope you enjoy it.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

5,4,3,2,1 blast off!

Last week Robins successfully completed their challenge to become fully qualified astronauts and to take part in Anston Greenlands’ Space Mission!  As part of the Wow Day to launch this exciting topic about space, the children made edible moon rocks and took part in several agility challenges which tested a variety of skills.

Robins have settled in so well into their new classroom and have impressed all of the staff in Year 1. The children have already carried out several science investigations.  They have made rocket mice from empty milk bottles whilst learning about forces and they have watched a water rocket blast off too. Mr Parry and Mrs Forbes only got a little bit wet!  We have also been learning about healthy eating and have found out about the types of food an astronaut would eat in space, trying a bit of astronaut ice cream too.

We are really looking forward to learning about Neil Armstrong next week and the Solar System too.



Merlins and Ospreys are loving the taste of their new topic – chocolate!!!

What a busy and exciting few weeks we’ve just had, launching our new topic as well as getting familiar with our new routines.  Children in Merlins and Ospreys have settled in really well and are enjoying their new topic (and who wouldn’t), which is all about Chocolate!

We started with a Topic Launch Day, where we got to taste and compare cacao beans and milk chocolate, produced some lovely artwork of chocolate packaging, performed some drama based on our new class novel and worked through some chocolate-related maths problems: we had a great day.

The children have, since then, been learning about the history of chocolate. They got to taste some hot chocolate, but not hot chocolate as we know it; the recipe was based on the hot chocolate the Ancient Mayans drank – very different, as you will see from the reactions on some of the children’s faces! 🙂

We’ve also been studying atlases, to locate countries where the cacao bean is grown: this has led us to learn about the different continents and climates.

In Science, we are learning about States of Matter: the children enjoyed ‘being particles’ (solid, liquid and gas) outside in the playground.


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Our classroom is looking GREAT!

The children have been busy helping to make their classroom look great. I thought I would share some photos of our displays, as you don’t get the opportunity to come into school at the minute.

The topic to begin with is ‘All about Ourselves and Others in Class’, so we asked the children to show us how good they are at writing their name.


They have also been looking in mirrors and drawing themselves.

They then worked as a team to make our entrance to our classroom look beautiful too.


We LOVE exploring our new outside environment!

Here are some photos from the last couple of days.

The children are having great fun!

They just love the trim trail. It’s lovely to see children helping each other to achieve too.

We are already making a GREAT TEAM!

Our first school lunch time!

We all had lunch together in the school hall today for the very first time. Some of us even managed to clear our plates. We were amazing!

Here are a few photos of us.

Key Information – Returning to School

We can’t wait to welcome you all back!

Please click the links below to read the latest updates about returning to school. These letters will tell you everything you need to know, but remember that you can also read lots about your new teacher by clicking on “Our School” and “Staff”; we’ll soon be adding some extra information about your class routines on the website too.

Letter to Parents – arrangements for September

Risk assessment – September 2020

Click below to watch a quick video message from Mr Wirth:

Anston Greenlands’ Leavers 2020

All of the Year 6 children have already had farewell letters from Mr Wirth and from me so I’m not going to repeat myself too much! It has been a real pleasure to work with you and I’m looking forward to seeing you all again before too long. I just wanted to share a couple of films before the summer holidays start.

Firstly, you have all had a DVD which includes the Lip Sync Video but I love it so much that I have decided to share it with everyone else:

Secondly, on Friday afternoon, we were treated to a performance by ‘Lockdown’, our 2020 school band. Somehow, with severely limited rehearsal time, they managed to put on a fantastic show. What an amazing end to a very strange term!

Thank you to the Y6 children for being so great and to their families for your support, kind messages and hard work over the last few months!

Mrs Roberts

Good times in Wrens 2019 – 2020

Hi Wrens,

I thought I would share some of our photos from the time we had together. It did come to an abrupt end, but we had some great times. It has made me smile putting this together, so I’m sure it will make you smile too.

A HUGE thankyou for all working hard, and digging deep at this strange time.

You have been superstars!

Sending you a big virtual hug.

Love Mrs Marriott & Mrs Briggs x