International Day…help needed!

This year we will be having International Day after a two year gap. It would be lovely to come back with a bang and with that in mind we would really appreciate your input. For those parents who have participated before, your views on what we could add or change would be fantastic. For new […]

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Today’s message to the children was: If you find reading or spelling difficult, you can still do well at school and beyond. We looked at three famous people who all found reading and spelling difficult at school: Albert Einstein, Richard Branson and author Sally Gardner. The children learned that difficulty with reading or spelling can […]

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I want to be a nurse

We continued our challenge of gender stereotyping today by looking at boys and two professions that historically have relatively low numbers of men: nursing and primary school teaching. We talked about the qualities that nurses and primary school teachers need. We reflected on how there are many boys who have those qualities and should confidently […]

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Women in Science

Across the school, we’re exploring gender stereotypes and over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been learning about some pretty inspirational women in the field of science. Not many people have heard of Professor Sarah Gilbert. Having gone to her local comprehensive school and then onto university, despite been quite shy she worked hard and […]

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Gender stereotypes

During today’s assembly, children were asked to draw a firefighter, a surgeon or a fighter pilot and give them a name. It was really encouraging to hear so many of the children share their drawings, with roughly half the created characters that were shared being female. One girl who drew a pilot named her Amelia […]

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Take-down poetry in Year 3

We have got off to a fighting start (not literally!) to the half-term in Year 3. We finished writing our Muhammad Ali-inspired take-down poetry and battled with our partners to see who could perform their poem with the most attitude and expression. There were some fierce put-downs showing real creativity and imagination. The crowd were […]

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Black History Month in Year 3

We’ve learned an awful lot about Black History this month – the origins of Black History Month, why it is so important, what it means for us all as citizens of the world and how we can learn from lessons of the past. Together with Year 4, we have focused on Black sportspeople and their […]

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Black History Month

Today we had a very interesting assembly with Reverend Tim which helped us learn more about Black History. He focused on everyone understanding the meaning of discrimination and the importance of fairness and equality. Please ask your children about the things they are learning in school and keep looking at the blog for updates.

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