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Save the apples



Meeting our buddies!

Class R had a wonderful time meeting their buddies. 

Buddies from Miss Tulley on Vimeo.


Exploring Virtual Reality



This week we were very fortunate to have a special guest come in to school. Scott from Multiverses spent his day showing our children the future of education and learning. In the morning children from year 3 and 4 had the opportunity to explore an underwater coral reef leading to fantastic descriptive writing. In the afternoon children from year 5 and 6 had the opportunity to explore art in a 3D space using Google's ‘Tilt Brush’ software. This technology has proved to be inspiring, educating and engaging within a school setting.

Which apple do you prefer?

In our topic work, as we  lead up to Harvest, the children have been investigating  which apple they like the best and why. They tasted Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, British Cox and Pink Lady apples. Children used adjectives to describe their appearance, texture and taste. 

Which one did you like best? 







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What did we dip then into? Did you like it? 

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Class 1 had fun creating a dinsoaur version of 'The Wheels on the Bus.'

Bobby Elizabeth H Holly

Letters and Sounds with Mrs Rodgers and Mrs Boole

During our Letters and Sounds we have been learning the following sounds: wh (when), ph (dolphin), ew (blew), oe (toe), au (caught) and ey (key). We are also working on split digraphs: a-e (name), e-e (eve), i-e (like), o-e (cone) and u-e (cube).

See if you can become word detectives and spot any of these sounds in your reading books.

We have focused on reading and spelling these tricky words too:
said, so, have, like, some, come, were, there.

Well done for working hard!

Run Smalley Run!


A fantastic well done to our KS1 Athletics team who attended a competition this evening at Heanor Leisure Centre. 

They were all brilliant and worked so hard together as a team, supporting each other throughout. The children enjoyed themselves thoroughly and were rewarded with   a certificate for their efforts. 

Thank you to parents for their support and to Miss Longden  for her help with the children.

More competitions to come,  KS1 in the future! 

Autumn Walk

What a beautiful day for an Autumn walk! Class R got their wellies, boots and coats on ready to look for the signs of Autumn on our walk. We found some beautiful leaves, berries, fungi, conkers and acorns. We had to think carefully about what we should and shouldn't touch as we saw lots of prickly leaves, berries and fungi and we talked about why we shouldn't touch everything we see. 

For the very last part of our walk we enjoyed an exhilarating run all the way across the field! 

Take a look at us on our walk and the things that we saw and found! 

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Phase 4 Letters and Sounds with Mrs Drury and Mrs Shelton

 We have been busy learning to read and spell words with initial blends.

Here are some of the words we have been learning.


Fingers crossed for better weather so we can take our learning outside and have lots of fun writing with chalk on our playground.