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  • Bradshaw Way,
  • Parkside,
  • Stafford,
  • ST16 1TH
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Our Learning Journey

End of Autumn Term

It seems incredible that we are at the end of our first term already! The children have been an absolute pleasure to work with and I am very proud of all they have achieved. In my Welcome Letter (which will go out at the beginning of the Spring Term) you will be able to see which particular moments of the term have been my personal highlights, as well as having opportunity to read an overview of our Spring Term curriculum. I am not setting any homework for over the Christmas holiday as I firmly believe that they need to have a really good rest and enjoy their time off with their family and friends.


Miss Padgham and I  would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support, as well as for all of the lovely Christmas cards and gifts which you have sent in. They really are very much appreciated. We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a great 2018! Below are a few photos of them enjoying their last day of term!



I'm a Survivor Fabulous Finish

Year Six had a brilliant day last Friday when they celebrated their end of their Autumn Term topic 'I'm a Survivor'. They took part in some absolutely tremendous outdoor learning under the supervision of Mr Sutton (Scout Leader), Mr Tanner, Mr Compton, Mr Knapper and the Year Six staff. They learnt how to safely chop wood with an axe; use a bow saw safely to cut branches from a dead tree and how to build and keep going a campfire! Lunch was cooked outside and they all tucked in to hot dogs, jacket potatoes and lots of other treats including toasted marshmallows!. It was an incredibly cold morning but they participated in true Year Six with bundles of enthusiasm!

Year Six Enterprise

Year Six launched their Enterprise this year by getting involved in the Christmas Fair. They ran a book stall, a 'Guess the name of the teddy' stall and a 'Lucky Square' stall. They organised all of this themselves and if they were not on the stall they had been part of the publicity team leading up to this event! They did brilliantly and raised approximately £90 which they will add to the £80 which they raised in Year 5 and carried forward with them in to Year Six. Well done - a great start! 

Year Six Research Presentations - Friday 1st December

Several weeks ago,  Noah, Ben, Logan, Cadey, Leah, Jacob, Taylor and Jack Easton were given a maths target 'To engage in a research project of their choice and to present their findings to the rest of the class'. They had to take complete ownership of this and the only thing I provided them with - if they needed it - was time. The presentations were absolutely tremendous and the confidence with which they presented their findings, engaged their audience and answered questions was phenomenal! I have attached all of their presentations so that you can enjoy (and learn from them) too!. Well done to all of you - you should be very proud of yourselves. The rest of Year Six also know that if they too want to engage in such a project, we would love to watch their presentations to!

Laches Wood (Monday 9th October - Friday 13th October)

What a fantastic week away we had! The children were absolutely brilliant and engaged in all of the activities with such great enthusiasm. They took part in so many wonderful learning opportunities including: bushcraft, canoeing, BMX-ing, high ropes, indoor caving, climbing wall, boulder room and a full day walking in Carding Mill Valley. Our intended outcomes (which they have made great progress with) were to:

  • build resilience
  • become more independent
  • develop team work
  • improve listening skills


Miss Padgham. Mr Chesters and I were so very proud of them and it was a pleasure to be part of this experience with them. Have a look below at some of the many things we got up to!

Tuesday at Laches Wood

Cardingmill Valley 

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Monday at Laches

A great first day! Two teams did campfire cooking and shelter building while the other two teams did archery!

First Aid Parent Project - Friday 6th October

What a tremendous afternoon we have had! The children demonstrated what brilliant knowledge of First Aid they have by training their parents. They were trained in: CPR; recovery position; treating someone who is choking; bleeds and fractures. The parents were very impressed with the children's skills and it was lovely to see everybody working together. A massive thank you to all parents and family members who came along and an equally massive thank you to Mr Knapper (senior) and Mr Knapper (junior) for coming along to train the children last Friday and for being there today to support them. All of the children have received a certificate of training. Have a look below at everybody in action!

First Aid Training - Friday 29th September

Last Friday the Year Six children were trained in Emergency First Aid. It was a tremendous day when they learnt some potentially life-saving skills. They learnt how to treat bleeds; treat suspected fractures; help someone who is choking; put someone in the recovery position and carry out CPR. Next Friday afternoon it is our Parent Project when the children will be training their parents in these skills! Thanks you so much to Mr Chris Knapper who came in to train the children last week and will be coming along to support the Parent Project this Friday. I hope that many of you are able to come along and join us. Below are some photos showing the things the children got up to during their training!




I'm a Survivor Topic Launch

What a fantastic morning we had yesterday when we launched our Autumn Term Topic! Linking with our class text 'The Hunger Games' , the children competed (in teams) in a Shelter Building game, in which they had to collect resources from our very own 'Cornucopia' and use these to build their team shelter! They also had to be vigilant to not lose any of their lives as well as collecting very important vouchers: food and drink; medical supplies; treat; sponsorship. Communication and team work skills were vital and it was an absolute pleasure to see the children demonstrating both of these to such a high standard! Miss Padgham and I would like to say a massive well done to all of Year Six as well as a special thank you to both Mr Sutton and Mr Knapper for their expert help and for helping us make the morning such a huge success! Have a look the photos below to see what they got up to!