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Hoodie Happy!

The School Council are looking very smart in their new hoodies.Enjoy wearing them and be proud of what you do.


Red Nose Day fun!

Thank you to everyone who supported Red Nose Day with us today. The toast served at break time went down a treat and the children looked great wearing their red tops and noses! IMG_0406

Phase 2 Letter and Sounds with Mrs Smith

This week the children have been working hard at reading and writing captions. 

We have been segmenting and blending to help us with some of the more difficult words.

Here are a few examples of what we have been reading-

pat a dog

a cat in a hat

a pin on a map

a kid in a cap

a nap in a cot

Well done Phase 2 you are working really hard!


3d Shapes in Class 2


This week in our Mathematics lessons we have been examining 3D shapes. We've had great fun stacking the shapes into super tall towers as well as finding out which ones roll and which ones do not.

We have been using some great online games too.  Here are the links:



We have been using the important language and recognising shapes just from their description.

We have been using

vertex        vertices        faces        edges        curved        straight        

circular        square        triangular        rectangular

To earn a merit I wonder if you can create a riddle to see if we can guess what the shape is. 

Here is an example:

I have 3 faces. 

One of my faces is curved and the other two are circular.

I have two curved edges and I can be stacked.

What am I?

(Scroll down to find the answer)











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Spellings - Class 3 - 24/03/2017

Adjectives                            Verbs                                        Nouns

Ending in ous                     Ending in ous                          Ending in ous


mountainous                        mountainous                          curious

poisonous                              curious                                     glorious

thunderous                            dubious                                   gracious

contagious                             glorious                                    hilarious

curious                                   gracious                                    

dubious                                  hilarious





Stunning creative homework from year 5!

Class 5 excelled themselves with their homework this week! Their solar system research, presentations, artwork, models and baking were all amazing and the effort invested was tremendous! Really well done everyone! I so enjoyed our time sharing and presenting your creations and I am a very proud teacher! I hope you're all proud of yourselves too! Super, super work! Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

Type a post about what you learned from your, or others', homework for a merit!



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Anyone 4 Tennis?


On Tuesday of this week,  a team of our Class 4 children took part in an Amber Valley Short tennis tournament at Heanor Leisure Centre. Each child played small games against several other schools and, for their first attempt, played exceptionally well . They all proudly won games,  watched by their supportive parents, and thoroughly enjoyed the event. The overall winners were Codnor  and William Gilbert schools jointly. A big thank you also to Miss Tulley and Mrs Hird for accompanying the children initially and hopefully, we can look forward to more Tennis in the Summmer term. 

Afternoon tea with my Mummy!

How wonderful to welcome our Mummies and special ladies to our afternoon tea today.

We wanted to say a special thank you for all that you do, each and every day.

Mummies and other special ladies in our lives, including Grannies and Aunties, were treated to some lovely singing, presentation of special work, a poem, a gift of flowers and piano music.  Our special guests also enjoyed freshly baked scones, baked with our own Smalley eggs (thank you Mrs Mason), shortbread with strawberries (thank you Mrs Straw), freshly baked cakes (thank you Mrs Pace) and of course plenty of hugs and time to chat.  The children enjoyed their freshly baked biscuits made by our kitchen staff - thank you.

Thank you so much everyone for coming - it was really super to see you all. If you were unable to make it, we hope you enjoyed your special gifts.

Happy Mother's Day xx



Phase 3 Letters and Sounds with Mrs Hird

This week the children have been working very hard practicing the alphabet and learning the letter names. 

We have also been reading and writing lots of words containing ur and er.

I have included some examples for you to practice reading. 




Balanceability 2017!