Spring has Sprung!

05 March 2021
Spring has Sprung!

Year 4 are blossoming with enthusiasm for their new artist, Tracey English! The London based illustrator and surface pattern artist creates collages with hand-painted papers.

Inspired by Tracey’s love of nature and the environment, Year 4 sprang into action and created cards that bloomed with Tracey English facts and drawings. They captured the fun, happy, sunny style of the artist and ideas were springing into their heads for their next project… A pop-up, collaged Tracey English scene growing from their very own creativity!

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  • TTRockstars House Cup

    26 March 2021
    There is a new addition to the house trophy cupboard - pupils from Year 2 to 6 can now work towards the TTRockstars House Cup!
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  • Mountainous Landscapes

    26 March 2021
    What do you get when you combine dragons, the Himalayan Mountains and Year 3’s creativity?
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  • Perfect Portraits

    Perfect Portraits

    26 March 2021
    Portraiture is a very old art form. Before the invention of photography, a painted, sculpted or drawn portrait was the only way to record the appearance of someone – be it human or animal.
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  • Reading Adventurers

    Reading Adventurers

    26 March 2021
    A book is an adventure waiting to happen…
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  • Message from the Deputy Head - 26th March 2021

    Message from the Deputy Head - 26th March 2021

    26 March 2021
    As we reach the conclusion of the most bizarre of terms, we are able to look back and reflect on what, I am sure you will agree with me, is a job well done.
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  • Zachabees

    Zachabees

    25 March 2021
    Zachary H (Year 4) has developed a huge love of bees and has become extremely passionate about helping to save the bees.
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  • Message from Deputy Head - 19th March 2021

    Message from Deputy Head - 19th March 2021

    19 March 2021
    There’s a funny feeling of limbo, being in School at the moment.
    MORE
  • You Cube Reminder

    You Cube Reminder

    19 March 2021
    A final call for everyone to create a You Cube to celebrate you being part of the SVPS community.
    MORE
  • SVPS Ski Trip 2022

    SVPS Ski Trip 2022

    19 March 2021
    We are hoping to offer a Ski Trip in Easter 2022 to the current Year 2 to Year 5 children (who will be Year 3 to Year 6 at the date of travel).
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  • Year 2 Triathlon

    Year 2 Triathlon

    19 March 2021
    Whilst Year 2 were at home during the lockdown, they decided to raise money for the Hile School in Nepal. They challenged themselves to complete a triathlon event to raise money, in which they raised ...
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  • Red Nose Day 2021

    Red Nose Day 2021

    19 March 2021
    Our children have been celebrating Red Nose Day today, raising lots of money for charity.
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  • Comic Relief TTRockstars

    Comic Relief TTRockstars

    19 March 2021
    What a busy week! The pupils at SVPS have been going mad for their times tables.
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  • Morris Meadows for SVPS!

    Morris Meadows for SVPS!

    12 March 2021
    A landscaped wildflower meadow in the grounds at Compton Verney House, an Art Gallery and Garden in Warwickshire, was the seed that grew the Year 5 Morris Meadow for SVPS artworks.
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  • Never Judge a Book by its Cover!

    Never Judge a Book by its Cover!

    12 March 2021
    Mrs Savage’s Year 5 set had a vile time on World Book Day creating eye-catching, blood-curdling covers inspired by their villainous writing.
    MORE
  • St Patricks Day

    St Patrick's Day

    12 March 2021
    Prefect Freya S (Year 6) has shared her St Patrick's Day cookie recipe and crafts designs below. 
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  • Year 2 Art Competition Winners

    12 March 2021
    Year 2 were inspired by the story of 'Katie and the Waterlily Pond'.
    MORE
  • Year 6 Informal Concert

    Year 6 Informal Concert

    12 March 2021
    After weeks of lockdown and a dearth of entertainment opportunities, what a joy last Friday was!
    MORE
  • Message from Academic Deputy Head - 12th March 2021

    Message from Academic Deputy Head - 12th March 2021

    12 March 2021
    As our first week back in School comes to a close, we must congratulate all the children on how quickly they have adapted to being back in their classrooms and once again, getting used to classroom le...
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  • Prefect Storytime

    Prefect Storytime

    11 March 2021
    During the lockdown, one of our prefects, Evie W (Year 6), came up with the idea of recording some stories for the younger children to enjoy.
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  • Spring has Sprung!

    Spring has Sprung!

    05 March 2021
    Year 4 are blossoming with enthusiasm for their new artist, Tracey English! The London based illustrator and surface pattern artist creates collages with hand-painted papers.
    MORE
  • Individual Music Lessons

    Individual Music Lessons

    05 March 2021
    Our visiting music teachers have been working wonders during lockdown, preparing pupils to sit remote exams and to perform wherever possible. 
    MORE
  • Year 3 Peer Gynt Artwork

    Year 3 Peer Gynt Artwork

    05 March 2021
    Year 3’s imaginations have been on fire this term listening to Grieg’s music In the Hall of the Mountain King.
    MORE
  • Prefect Book Review

    Prefect Book Review

    05 March 2021
    Who doesn’t love a good story…? It could be fantasy, mystery, autobiography, or a spooky horror. And it could be enjoyed out in the garden on a hot summers day or curled up by the fire with a steaming...
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  • Message from our Head of Pre-Prep - 5th March 2021

    Message from our Head of Pre-Prep - 5th March 2021

    05 March 2021
    Message from our Head of Pre-Prep: A message for the children
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  • Raspberry Muffin Recipe

    Raspberry Muffin Recipe

    26 February 2021
    Prefect Clementine B (Year 6) has shared a wonderful recipe with us, to bake delicious raspberry muffins. 
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  • Book Review - Prefect Report

    Book Review - Prefect Report

    26 February 2021
    Prefect Evelyn W (Year 6) has written an excellent book review of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, by Joan Aiken.
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  • Message from the Head - 26th February 2021

    Message from the Head - 26th February 2021

    25 February 2021
    How wonderful that, in the week we introduced collaboration and flexibility as our learning powers, we also found out that we will all be back together from Monday 8th March!
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  • Half Term Drama Production

    25 February 2021
    Over Half Term, Mr Watkins launched a Drama competition, where each class performed a selection of poems and prose.
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  • Looking for something to read?

    Looking for something to read?

    12 February 2021
    During lockdown, there are lots of opportunities for the children to spend some time curled up with a good book.
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  • Snow Poems

    12 February 2021
    Poetry can be defined as 'literature that evokes a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience'.
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  • Escape into a Landscape

    12 February 2021
    Year 4 have creatively escaped from lockdown by creating their very own L.S. Lowry landscapes.
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  • You Cube

    You Cube

    12 February 2021
    Create a You Cube to celebrate being part of the SVPS community.
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  • Message from our Head - 12th February 2021

    Message from our Head - 12th February 2021

    12 February 2021
    I am sure that we can all agree that, in many ways, this lockdown has been much harder than the first one.
    MORE
  • Headmaster Announcement

    Headmaster Announcement

    08 February 2021
    Mrs Gillian Swaine, Chair of the Governors at Sutton Valence School, is delighted to announce that the Governing Body has appointed Mr James Thomas as the new Headmaster of the School, effective as of...
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  • Year 2 Art Competition

    Year 2 Art Competition

    05 February 2021
    In Year 2 we have been inspired by the story of 'Katie and the Waterlily Pond'. 
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  • Beat COVID Board Game

    Beat COVID Board Game

    05 February 2021
    Beat Covid is a family game created by Aryaa O-S (Year 6) that encourages you to be physically active.
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  • Stamps of Approval

    05 February 2021
    The well-known artist and craftsman, William Morris would definitely have given his stamp of approval to the wonderful stamp designs that Year 5 has created.
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  • Games Review

    Games Review

    05 February 2021
    As part of his prefect duties, Kit H (Year 6) wrote a report on Year 5 and 6's Games competition.
    MORE
  • Design Technology Takes Flight

    05 February 2021
    SVPS is full of Design Technology enthusiasts!
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  • Calling the Community 

    Calling the Community 

    05 February 2021
    Do you want to take part in the largest exhibition ever staged? Do you want to be part of a 'magical patchwork of creativity' and 'unleash your national flair'? The East of England's contemporary visu...
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  • Ancient Egyptian Potions

    05 February 2021
    This week, Year 1 has been learning about Ancient Egyptian potions.
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  • Buddies

    05 February 2021
    As part of their transition into Prep, children in Year 2 are allocated a buddy in Year 5 who can 'show them the ropes' and support them as they head up to the Coles Building. 
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  • Message from our Deputy Head - 5th February 2021

    Message from our Deputy Head - 5th February 2021

    05 February 2021
    Of all the skills learned in School, the ability to read must be number one.
    MORE
  • DT In Action

    29 January 2021
    Harry H (Year 6) and brother Charlie (Year 4) have been actively applying their skills to construct flood-resistant homes and floating gardens for their Independent Design Technology Project.
    MORE
  • New Brownie

    New Brownie

    29 January 2021
    Amy J (Year 2) joined Brownies last week, she informed her peers in the class on Friday and spent her day in full uniform.
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  • Science is Sweet

    Science is Sweet

    29 January 2021
    Aaryan H (Year 6) has written a report about what Year 6 got up to in Science this week.
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  • Choir Time

    Choir Time

    29 January 2021
    “You’ve gotta make your own kind of music”, and that’s exactly what our Senior and Chamber Choir have been doing!
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  • Magical Landscapes

    Magical Landscapes

    29 January 2021
    Friedensreich Hundertwasser was an artist who loved colour and nature.
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  • Message from Academic Deputy Head - 29th January 2021

    Message from Academic Deputy Head - 29th January 2021

    29 January 2021
    One definition of learning is ‘if nothing has changed in long-term memory then nothing has been learned’.
    MORE
  • Home Sweet Home

    22 January 2021
    As we are all spending more time at home at the moment, now is the perfect opportunity to complete some interior design. 
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  • Tissue Monsters

    22 January 2021
    Our Year 3 key worker children were given the task to create a tissue box monster as part of their Independent Extended Design Technology project.
    MORE
  • Year 5 Book Study

    22 January 2021
    Year 5 have started their new book study for this term, The Girl Who Stole an Elephant. 
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  • Art - David Hockney

    22 January 2021
    Seb H (Year 6) has been telling us all about Year 6's Art lesson this week, and how they are looking at a new artist known as David Hockney.
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  • Music at Home

    22 January 2021
    While your children are spending more time at home than usual and perhaps looking for ways to entertain themselves, why not encourage them to spend time on some musical pursuits?
    MORE
  • Lent Term Book Club

    22 January 2021
    We are delighted to offer a new Lent Term Book Club for our Prep children.
    MORE
  • From our Head Girl

    From our Head Girl

    22 January 2021
    Our new Head Girl, Mya B (Year 6), has written an excellent poem about the current situation we find ourselves in, with a wonderful sense of positivity throughout.
    MORE
  • Message from Head of Pre-Prep - 22nd January 2021

    Message from Head of Pre-Prep - 22nd January 2021

    22 January 2021
    Well Pre-Prep, how can I start this newsletter without saying a very big well done to each and every one of you and of course, your parents.
    MORE
  • Key Worker Children - 15th January 2021

    15 January 2021
    Although our key worker children are really missing their friends, they are making the best of the situation in School.
    MORE
  • Sewing Bees

    15 January 2021
    Charlotte and Zara have been busy Design Technology bees, designing and sewing.
    MORE
  • Stepping into Lowry’s Life

    Stepping into Lowry’s Life

    15 January 2021
    Year 4 have stepped into the world of artist LS Lowry. A world filled with factories, street scenes, grey skies and matchstick figures with large feet.
    MORE
  • Amazing Ancient Egypt

    15 January 2021
    Year One are enjoying learning about Ancient Egypt.
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  • PE Update - 15th January 2021

    15 January 2021
    Year 3 and 4 had a lot of fun doing Games in Bates Hall this week. Mr Davey has introduced 'Mad Monday' where pupils wear full sports kit of any sport they wish!
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  • Mind Maps

    15 January 2021
    Hettie K and Emma R have produced inspiration mind maps to show their existing knowledge of Social Responsibility, as they start our new topic in P4L.
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  • Show and Tell

    Show and Tell

    15 January 2021
    Freddie in 2MD kick-started our first show and tell. He prepared a speech for us talking about his two cats, Atty and Dinx.
    MORE
  • Lockdown Calendar

    Lockdown Calendar

    15 January 2021
    "Forget the Advent calendar… It is time for a Lockdown Calendar!", says our Lent Term prefect, Evie W.
    MORE
  • The BIG Garden Bird Watch

    The Big Garden Bird Watch

    15 January 2021
    "Are you bored with another lockdown in winter with bad weather? Me too!", says Nathan C. "So, this year I am taking part in the Big Garden Bird Watch."
    MORE
  • Message from our Deputy Head - 15th January 2021

    Message from our Deputy Head - 15th January 2021

    15 January 2021
    I began this term by talking to the whole School about our new Learning Powers of Tenacity and Bravery.
    MORE
  •  Scratch Animation Tutorial

    Scratch Animation Tutorial

    08 January 2021
    Harry H (Year 6) says, "One of the activities I enjoyed doing during the first lockdown was making games and animations using the coding programme Scratch."
    MORE
  • Having Fun with The Highwayman

    Having Fun with The Highwayman

    08 January 2021
    In English, we are learning about The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes.
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  • Foundation Art Exhibition Winner - SVPS

    Foundation Art Exhibition Winner - SVPS

    08 January 2021
    As a member of The United Westminster and Grey Coat Foundation, our School was one of five participating in the annual Art Exhibition.
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  • SVPS Virtual Journeys - Lent Term 2021

    SVPS Virtual Journeys - Lent Term 2021

    08 January 2021
    As a result of the Government’s decision to close all schools in England, we have successfully started our Lent term online.
    MORE
  • Message from the Head - 8th January 2021

    Message from the Head - 8th January 2021

    08 January 2021
    It is the third day of the new term and, as I type, children are demonstrating their resilience, flexibility and impressive technical skills as they get on with their virtual lessons, both at home and...
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  • P4L – Michaelmas Highlights

    P4L – Michaelmas Highlights

    11 December 2020
    The children have really enjoyed their P4L lessons this term.
    MORE
  • Weighing Things Up

    Weighing Things Up

    11 December 2020
    Reception has been introduced to weighing this week.
    MORE
  • Prep PE

    Prep PE

    11 December 2020
    Despite still not being able to swim on mass, pupils in Year 3 to 6 have thoroughly enjoyed PE this half term.
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  • Swim Squad

    11 December 2020
    It has been nearly 10 months since our Swim Squads last had a dip in the pool.
    MORE
  • Musical Statistics

    11 December 2020
    This term, our team of ten visiting Music teachers have, between them, completed a staggering 70+ individual trial Music lessons to help children decide what musical instrument they would like to lear...
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  • Capturing Christmas

    Capturing Christmas

    11 December 2020
    The Christmas spirit was captured last Friday during Curiosity Day.
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  • Message from the Head - 11th December 2020

    11 December 2020
    Everyone at SVPS has been determined to ensure that we have a thoroughly Christmassy end to the term, despite the current restrictions, and I am pleased to report that we are well and truly immersed i...
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  • Super Spanish 2020

    04 December 2020
    The Michaelmas Term saw Year 6 start to learn Spanish.
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  • Dazzling Decorations

    Dazzling Decorations

    04 December 2020
    The SVPS Christmas trees are looking very well dressed.
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  • Soetkoekies (Sweet Cookies)

    Soetkoekies (Sweet Cookies)

    04 December 2020
    Lily-Mae S (Year 6) has been busy making Soetkoekies this week.
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  • Greek Vases

    Greek Vases

    04 December 2020
    The Ancient Greeks loved vases.
    MORE
  • P4L - Health and Safety

    P4L - Health and Safety

    04 December 2020
    Year 3’s current focus in P4L is Health and Safety and last week had them contemplating the importance of personal hygiene and keeping well. 
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  • Informal Concert - Year 3

    Informal Concert - Year 3

    04 December 2020
    What a show our Year 3 instrumentalists presented last Friday night.
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  • Message from Academic Deputy Head - 4th December 2020

    Message from Academic Deputy Head - 4th December 2020

    04 December 2020
    This week we took a slight deviation from the normal routine at SVPS; we celebrated Curiosity Day across the different year groups.
    MORE
  • Year 6 Teasers

    27 November 2020
    According to the dictionary, a teaser is a short introductory advertisement for a product that stimulates interest by remaining cryptic. 
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  • Meet the Collibots!

    Meet the Collibots!

    27 November 2020
    A new family has joined SVPS in the form of the Collibots; a recycled family that has been created by Sophie D and Oliver M in 4S.
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  • Quel temps fait-il? (What is the weather like?)

    Quel temps fait-il? (What is the weather like?)

    27 November 2020
    The Year 6 children have been working hard in their French lessons this term, working towards writing, and performing a TV weather report.
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  • P4L Profit and Loss

    P4L Profit and Loss

    27 November 2020
    This half term, Year 6 has been focusing on money, budgeting and finance as part of the Social Responsibility topic.
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  • Writing Winner

    Writing Winner

    27 November 2020
    This week, we had the wonderful news that Tess H (Year 5) has been chosen as a finalist for the Leeds Castle's BIG Story Writing Challenge.
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  • Pre-Prep Wildlife Art Competition

    27 November 2020
    Our Pre-Prep children had great fun entering the Art competition, with the theme being 'wildlife'.
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  • Informal Concert - Year 5

    Informal Concert - Year 5

    27 November 2020
    At the end of last week, a magical feeling settled on School House as some stunning Christmas decorations appeared around the main entrance.
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  • Message from Head of Pre-Prep - 27th November 2020

    Message from Head of Pre-Prep - 27th November 2020

    27 November 2020
    This week has seen a number of very difficult decisions being made in Pre-Prep and Prep.
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  • Message from Deputy Head - 20th November 2020

    Message from Deputy Head - 20th November 2020

    20 November 2020
    It’s been another busy week at SVPS as we find ourselves well underway with the second half of this term.
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  • Create a Christmas Tree Decoration Competition

    20 November 2020
    The Create a Christmas Tree Decoration Competition has been born!
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  • Egg Experiment

    20 November 2020
    Year 1 carried out an egg experiment in Science to find out the height you have to drop an egg from before it breaks.
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  • Prefect Report - Lockdown v2

    20 November 2020
    Over the course of the Half Term break, we had the very disappointing news that the whole of the UK would be in another Lockdown for a month.
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  • Recreation in RE

    Reincarnation in RE

    20 November 2020
    In RE, Year 5 have been finding out about Buddhist worship and beliefs.
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  • Maths Week

    Maths Week

    20 November 2020
    This year, we hosted a scaled-down Maths Week, England. Every day the pupils had a range of maths puzzles to complete.
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