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Y6 & Y5 has a serious message they want to share!

The Plastic ProblemAs part of their oceans topic, Year 5 and 6 were left horrified to learn the extent of plastic pollution in our oceans. 8 million tonnes of plastic is dumped in the oceans every year; with a million single use plastic bottles  being sold around the world every minute of every day.   In […]

It’s Good To Talk

Mental Health-Why it is important to talk! Currently, 10% of young people have experience poor mental health.  The statistics below are worrying and they do not, as yet, reflect the impact Covid-19 has had on our children and young people. When we think about the following how does that make us feel? 20% of adolescents may […]

Anything is possible!

I am delighted to welcome everyone back into the building; the hustle and bustle of every day life is music to my ears and I love the excitement September brings as it gives us (in school terms) a second New Year start. We have talked to the children this week about ‘sowing the seed‘ that […]

Wesley’s Summer

Hi everyone, Wes here, I thought it would be nice to let you all know what I have been up to over the Summer. So, as you all know, I live with Mrs Gaitens. What many of you don’t know is that I also live with Mr Gaitens, their 3 children, and 2 other dogs […]

A weekend of adventure and racism in sport

Another weekend of adventure awaited Mr N and I as we took ourselves off to watch the F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone.  Like Downton Abbey, Sharks and Christmas, I am an avid watcher or Formula 1.  I was planning on saving this information until a later date but the outcome of this monumental race and the negative, […]

Love what you do and do what you love

“Love what you do and do what you love!”  I was blessed to find this little sentiment on my desk yesterday and it got me thinking…brace yourselves!  Love  noun  1.  a great interest and pleasure in something.  Verb      1.  feel deep affection for (someone).    I am truly blessed to experience lots of loves in […]

Year 3 – Brockholes Trip

During the penultimate week of school, our year three pupils ventured out to visit a nearby nature reserve. Here they went on a scavenger hunt led by our outdoor adventurer Mr Moran. They enjoyed the open spaces, fresh air and wildlife. Looking out for frogs, bugs, butterflies as well as reeds, trees and flowers, they […]

Book Chat

I do like a good book chat and don’t think I’ll ever tire of those “Have you read…..?” conversations. Luckily, plenty of my colleagues are willing to indulge me in this and there’s always someone ready with a recommendation. For me, the next best thing to selecting a book for myself is choosing one for […]

Memories

Ask anyone who works in a school which key characteristic is most useful and I’m sure that “a good sense of humour” will be high on their list. As in any workplace, there are days that fly by and some that are a little more hmmmm…testing shall we say? This could be said of any […]

Greetings from Hothersall Lodge

So, we made it and we survived, well the children did anyway!  Staff are powered by numerous cups of tea or coffee and running on around 6hrs sleeps for the total duration of our trip! The children however are bright and cheerful, as the pictures will show and have had the time of their life!  With comments […]

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