Teachers: Miss Millns and Mrs White
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Morris and Mrs Burns

If your child is required to isolate or is unable to attend school for an extended period of time, please call the office on 0121 675 3573
and arrange a telephone meeting with Miss Millns to discuss your child’s learning.


Our virtual school remains open so you can view learning from last year – you can see all of the previous lessons for all of the year groups. The materials found on the virtual school pages may be used by any child for additional learning if pupils are keen to extend their learning at home, or as extra support. If pupils are unable to attend school due to prolonged illness or isolation, please arrange to talk to us and we will direct you to relevant virtual learning. CLICK HERE TO VISIT

our topic is: CAN WE EXPLORE IT?

We can’t go over it. We can’t go under it. We’ve got to go through it! Can we explore it? Where can we hide? It’s time to discover and explore holes, hiding spaces and great adventures in faraway places.
This half term, we’ll explore the exciting features of a local place of interest, taking in the sights and smells and collecting interesting items along the way. We’ll find out about what to say and do if we get lost, share photos of places we’ve already explored and practise a spot of map reading. Then it’s time to pack our bags for an adventure! What will we need? Ready and prepared, we’ll explore a range of hideaways, play Hide-and-Seek, dig holes and tunnels and guess what’s inside mysterious boxes. In our literacy lessons, we’ll read adventure stories and dig for ‘golden coins’, reading out the phonemes on each coin’s surface. In our maths lessons, we’ll sort tubes of different lengths and widths, and we’ll go on a ‘number walk’, hunting for numbers on doors, signs and vehicles. Then, we’ll go on a bear hunt, working together to navigate a series of obstacles, draw a map and, of course, to find teddy!
At the end of the project, we’ll come to school dressed as explorers. Getting in role, we’ll talk about our favourite places, sing songs about exploring and toast some marshmallows on a campfire. 


Tapestry is your child’s online learning journal. It is where we share your child learning in school and is also a place where you can share what has been happening at home. It is particularly important that you share what they have been doing at home when your child is the ‘Focus Child’. If you are unable to access your child’s Tapestry account, please speak to the school office or the class teacher.


Don’t be boring. Go exploring! Why not head out into the great outdoors together? Where is there to hide, dig or discover in your garden or at the local park? Don’t forget your wellies! Once back inside, you could also build a den together out of cardboard boxes, blankets, chairs and pillows. What will you call it? Alternatively, set out a treasure hunt for each other. Leave little clues along the way to lead the treasure-seeker to the next destination. A small pile of cornflakes might mean check the cereal boxes and one trainer might mean check the other trainer. Lots of fun!


Don’t forget to share these activities with us on Tapestry!

Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality is essential to help your child achieve the best they possibly can.
The best attendees each term are given a prize.
We will close our door at 8.45am for the morning session and 12.45pm for the afternoon session.

If your child arrives after the door is closed they must be taken up to the office to be registered and a teacher will come to collect your child. .
If for any reason your child cannot attend a session (e.g. illness, family circumstances) please telephone the office to let them know.
If you know in advance (e.g. medical appointments) please let the class teacher know as soon as you can.

Tapestry online learning journal

We love seeing what your child is doing at home on Tapestry.

Uniform and Jewellery:

Please ensure children wear the correct school uniform, including black pumps and plain socks. Jewellery must not be worn. Hair accessories should be in school colours i.e. blue, black or white. Please label all items so that they can be easily reacquainted with children if they are mislaid
(this includes cardigans and jumpers, coats, shoes, hats, gloves and scarves).


We aim to teach the children about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Children will have fruit, water and milk each day.

School meals

We are committed to providing excellent food that is healthy, tasty, nutritionally balanced and is presented in an attractive way that the children will enjoy.
A School Dinner is £1.85 per day

Dates for your diary

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