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After closely observing our favourite predator's skin, we made a fabric collage of it using tactile materials. Some of the cutting out was tricky but children all acted safely and sensibly with the scissors. We can't wait for you to see our creations at our Golden Moment on Thursday afternoon.

Bonjour ma famille!

This term in Borrowers we have been looking at how we'd address our family and friends in French. The children are developing beautiful accents and this morning they had the opportunity to use the computers to complete some French activities.

Cross Country

A huge congratulations to our fabulous athletes who have qualified for the next round of the Cluster Cross-Country which will take place on the 4th December at Tadcaster Grammar School. Well done to all the pupils from Years 3 - 6 who took part. You were amazing and made us so proud.

Tag Rugby

Pupils in Years 3 and 4 are loving their Rugby sessions with Liam from York City Knights. Many join him for the after-school club also.

What should I do?

Children acted out how their conscience might encourage them to do the right or wrong thing when faced with a dilemma. We then debated what the possible consequences would be.

The Deep

Please find attached a letter coming home with your child today detailing our upcoming trip to The Deep.

Jigsaw Challenge

The Year 4 pupils had to pass a ball around a circle without letting it touch the floor. The challenge? They couldn't use their hands! After only a couple of attempts, the children managed it in record time. Great communication and a very proud teacher.

Power of Reading

All the Year 3 and Year 4 children spend Friday afternoons thinking about the Power of Reading. Children discussed their likes and dislikes about Mouse Bird Snake Wolf by David Almond. There was lots of group talk about what puzzled the children and links they could make with other texts. We had a brilliant time and can't wait to read on.

Food Chains

Children had the chance to use Computing in their Science work this afternoon when they got to create electronic food chains. A quiz ensured they are starting to use the correct terminology. Purple Mash is becoming a class favourite.


Children have started to design their own games on Purple Mash. This is also available for pupils to use at home and is best accessed through the link on the home page of the school website.