Pirates 1
Pirate craft

What a busy few weeks it has been for the Boogie Bugs. We had a pirate party inspired by some of the children crafting pirate patches in the creative area and we learnt all about pirates. We have been doing pirate dances, creating treasure maps and writing about what a pirate would have worn.  

We have been doing some work on road safety and went to put our learning into action by crossing the road using the pelican crossing outside of school in small groups. We know to STOP, LOOK and LISTEN.  

We have also been writing letters to our new teachers to tell them all about ourselves and ask some questions that we are curious about too. 

We have also been learning about Australia as one of our families will be moving there soon. We have been asking her lots of questions and enjoying learning about the similarities and difference between England and Australia, especially the animals!  

We have been enjoying learning lots of new songs to sing too and practising our number facts to ten with lots of maths games. 

Rodley Nature Reserve e
Rodley Nature Reserve d
Rodley Nature Reserve c

At Rodley Nature Reserve everyone had an amazing time. At the start we got sticky boards to search for interesting things on the ground. Whilst we were walking we found loads of froglets and saw lots of birds. We had lunch and then got on to our activities which were learning about bees, pond dipping, collecting bugs and we also got to read some books about them. The pond dipping was very fun and interesting. We all caught some fascinating creatures and some caught ginormous. The volunteers were so kind and helpful to all of us. We appreciated the effort put into our trip. We got to take home a small pot of Rodley honey. It was magnificent, delicious and yummy and fresh from the bees.

Rodley Nature Reserve f

Cleo and Hayden – Finch class     

Pond dipping

Y3VB had a wonderful day at Rodley Nature Reserve on Tuesday in a day jampacked with outdoor learning. The volunteers at the reserve took us to the hides to take part in some bird watching and we collected insects and plants to compare and discuss. After lunch we were treated to a highly informative talk on bee keeping and how queen bees are created before rounding the day off with some pond dipping. We were very surprised by the pond creatures we scooped up in our nets which included: water snails, three-spined stickleback fish, tadpoles, diving beetles and even dragonfly larvae!  

Year 4HA 

Mrs Moore and Mrs Pickard wanted to say a huge well done and thank you to the pupils in Year 4HA. We have had a brilliant time getting to know the class and enjoyed our first few weeks with them. The class have really impressed the teachers with their: enthusiasm to learn in all subjects, lovely manners and good behaviour. We are really looking forward to this half term! 

Y6 coffee morning
Coffee morning

Thank you to all the families and members of the wider community that helped towards our Year 6 coffee morning on Wednesday.  We really appreciate the support that was given; whether this was home baking, a cake contribution or coming along to the actual event for a cuppa.  We were overwhelmed by the generous donations we received and it has been lovely to receive such positive feedback from parents.  The children had a great time chatting with parents and we raised a fantastic amount towards our end of term celebratory events.

Walk to school

Walk to School 

Congratulations to everyone who has earnt their Walk to School badge for the month of June. With the summer weather finally arriving now is the perfect time to leave the car at home or to park at the Calverley Arms and have a lovely ten-minute stroll into school. Remember it needs to be walking, scooting, or park and stride twice a week, every week, to earn the badge. Parking on the streets near school and anything less than a ten-minute walk does not count as park and stride. We would really encourage you to take up the offer of the free car parking spaces at the Calverley Arms, whilst being mindful of traffic dangers on this stretch of road which we continue to be in conversation with councillors about. If you are parking ten minutes away from school within the village to park and stride please refer to boundary map we previously sent out. 

Did you know using Park and Stride could save at least 400g of CO2 emissions a month for each car? Just think of the difference that could make the environment and air quality in the village if we all make that extra effort to park away from school and walk in.  

Happy walking everyone! 

Sports Day


Sports Day
Sports Day a

On Friday 21st June we held our annual Sports Day for Key Stages 1 and 2. 

We were fortunate to be blessed with the perfect weather conditions this year (in contrast to last year!) and a fantastic day was enjoyed by all. The morning saw our children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 compete, demonstrating both a competitive nature and showing our Christian Values of compassion, kindness and humility. 

In the afternoon, the track was extended to it's full 60m ready for our children from KS2 who enjoyed a competitive afternoon taking part in obstacle, collecting, sack, egg & spoon, skipping and flat races. Again, it was a pleasure to see all of our children competing hard and also showing excellent sporting behaviour towards their rivals. 

Thanks to all the parents, carers and family members who came along to support and to make it a fun and exciting day for all. We were all very proud to be a part of the day.

Mr. Overton

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Transition day 1 - Wednesday 3rd July 

Transition day 2 - Thursday 4th July

Meet and Greet - 3.30pm Thursday 4th July

Reports out (Year R - 5) - Friday 5th July

Reports out (Year 6) - Tuesday 9th July