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There are 28 excellent eagles in White Tailed Eagles Class taught by Mrs Evans and supported by Mrs O'Brien.  Along with Mrs Allsopp, who will cover the PPA session on a Thursday afternoon. Please have a look around our website page to discover some of the exciting learning we have been doing. 

Our door is always open and we are more than happy to meet with you to discuss any concerns you may have. At the end of the school day is probably the best time to catch us as the mornings can be a little hectic. 

Time Traveller - Summer 2



Tick, tock, tick, tock...the hands on the clock never stop.  From the moment we are born, from toddler to teen, middle age to elderly, time stops for no man.


Find out what happens to our bodies and brains as we grow older, an dhow do we cope with these changes.


How long does the human baby take to grow inside the womb?  Does it take longer than an elephant?  Or a kitten?


Take a good look at yourself...  How has your face changed since you were a baby and how will it change as you grow older?  Can you photograph it, change it, age it?




Yikes where has the year gone? sad Well the time has finally arrived, yes we are of on our adventures to Ironbridge.  Just a little reminder,  that all medication needs to be handed in to Mrs Griffiths and Mrs O'Brien on Monday 5th June.  They will be in the KS1 hall at 3.15 to talk through the medication, so we can have a quick departure on Tuesday (a text will be sent out to remind you all). smiley  See you Monday and enjoy the rest of the holidayfrown

Diary Dates

Monday 5th June - Return to School

Tuesday 6th June - Friday 9th June - Ironbridge Residential

Friday 7th July - Sports Day

Thursday 13th July - School Disco

Friday 14th July - reports sent home

Wednesday 19th  and Thursday 20th - Year 5/6 Production

Tuesday 25th July - Break up for the Summer








Introduction to 'Off with her head'


The year 5 children were invited to court by Henry VII.  Whilst there the children learnt to dance the 'Pavane' a traditional Tudor dance.  The children were excellent dancers and they all kept their heads!

Easter Church Service

On the last day of term Key Stage 1 & 2 walked down to St Giles Church for our annual Easter Service. Each year group had a part of the Easter Story to retell and year 5 had the resurrection. We sang 'He's Alive' and although the music did not go as planned the children performed brilliantly. It was an amazing atmosphere and a great way to end a fantastic term.

Bike ability


Well done to all who took part in the next lessons of Level 2. The instructors again complimented you all on your excellent behaviour and thoroughly enjoyed taking you out on the roads in Balderton. 100% pass rate, well done Year 5!


Easter Craft Afternoon

On Tuesday 28th March we had lots of fun during our craft afternoon and it was so lovely to welcome the many different adults, that came to work with the children! We loved being creative and working with our friends and adults. A huge thank you to all that came along. Sorry there aren't any photographs we were having that much fun we forgot to take any!


Thank you to all the children in Year 5 that donated money for Comic Relief. Your costumes were fantastic and a great day was had by all!

Southwell Minster - Time Travelling

What a fantastic day we all had participating in the Time Travelling event.  We took part in a variety of different activities such as; Communion, Fair Trade, Children's Society, Stained Glass Windows, Prayer Bracelets, Drama and many more.  We would just like to say a huge well done to all the children, as many adults commented on their brilliant behaviour.  They were truly great ambassadors and we can't wait to take you all to Ironbridge!

Southwell Minster - Time Travelling

World Book Day

Wow what a fun packed day!  The day started with the children coming to school dressed up in their favourite characters outfits.  During our whole school assembly we took to the catwalk, so that we could model our costumes to every year group, and prizes were given by the Head Boy and Head Girl.  Harry won the competition for our class and he was dressed as 'The Jolly Postman', well done Harry!  Throughout the day, we participated in many book themed activities and a particular favourite was the hunt for 'Wally'.  In the afternoon W H Smiths came into school armed with 100's of books.  All the children were given a £1 book voucher, that they could exchange for a  book of their choice.   It was an amazing day and the children and staff had great fun.

BBC Terrific Scientific - Water Investigation


We have now completed the second investigation for the 'BBC Terrific Scientific'.  We have recorded our results and are ready  to submit the data to Southampton University and Terrific Scientific.  The data will be used, along with many other schools across the country, and our schools information will be added to the map.  We are now ready for the live science lesson later in the month.  Towards the end of this month we will be participating in the third investigation all about sleep patterns.  Watch this space!

BBC Terrific Scientific - Water Investigation

100% Class Attendance

Congratulations to all the White Tailed Eagles, you have achieved 100% attendance this week.  This is the first time we have won this award and I am incredibly proud of you all.  What an amazing class you are frown.  As a result of this wonderful achievement the children received a wristband and an extra playtime with Mrs Allsopp on Friday afternoon. 


100% Attendance Trophy

100% Attendance Trophy 1
100% Attendance Trophy 2



On Tuesday 31st January we participated in the 'BBC Terrific Scientific' investigation of 'What happens when I eat?'  We completed the 'Super Taste Test - Blue food dye investigation' to discover if we were a Non-Taster, Taster or a Supertaster.  You can see our results from the photograph.  It was fantastic fun and we look forward to the next live lesson on water in February.

Spring Newsletter

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A special visitor!

A special visitor! 1

Caitlyn and Annabelle win 100% attendance award

Caitlyn and Annabelle win 100% attendance award 1

Christmas Church Service

On the last day of term the whole school walked down to the Methodist Church for our annual Christmas Service.   Each year group had a part of the Christmas Story to retell and year 5 had the Visit of the Kings.  We sang 'We three Kings' and using British Sign Language we signed the chorus.  It was an amazing atmosphere and a great way to end a fantastic term.

Visit to the pantomime!

On Tuesday 13th December year 5 went to watch the pantomime at Newark Palace Theatre.  Jack and the Beanstalk was action packed from start to finish. There was a huge beanstalk and an even bigger giant that made some of us jump!

It was very exciting watching Jack climb up into the giant's lair to rescue Princess Tamara and even more exciting when we were eating ice- cream during the interval.

Pippa (from Year 6) was fantastic in the junior chorus and we loved watching a member of our John Hunt family on stage.

Christmas Craft Afternoon

On Tuesday 6th December we had lots of fun during our craft afternoon and it was so lovely to welcome the many different adults, that came to work with the children! We loved being creative and working with our friends and adults. A huge thank you to all that came along. 

Bike ability

Some of the Year 5 children took part in the bike ability sessions.  They had a great start with everyone passing their level one.  It was an extremely cold day but they all did really well, despite the children needing to defrost after the activity!  The children learnt how to stop safely, use their gears efficiently,  look left and right taking one hand off and how to perform an emergency stop.  The trainers commented on how excellent the children's behaviour and manners were throughout the event, well done year 5.  You're on the road to the level 2 certificate, which starts in 2017.

Children in Need 2016

Children in Need 2016 1

Anti Bullying Week

This week as a year group we have been learning about how we keep ourselves safe online as well as cyber bullying.  The children were extremely shocked to discover the actual legal ages for social media sites!  We have also been discussing how to set privacy settings, reporting concerns and understanding what is bullying online, and how it can effect people in a variety of ways.  As part of this topic the children also watched a video from the organisation CEOP, that shows children how to protect themselves online.  The link to the video is below if you wish to watch and discuss this further with your child.


On Friday 11th November year 5 delivered the whole school assembly to mark Remembrance Day.  Mrs Mole asked us to lead this particular assembly because of our current topic 'Fallen Fields'.  The children organised themselves into groups, where they worked on writing their own poems, prayers, facts about soldiers of WW1, songs from the war and much more.  To conclude our assembly the children sang a song called 'Remember' which they performed brilliantly.  Miss Godber, Mrs Allsopp, Mrs O'Brien and myself were incredibly proud of all of the children.  Well done year 5 a huge achievement. nosmiley

Sunita visits again.

It's always so much fun when Sunita visits. Today, Sunita told us today about how India and England are very similar and we discussed the misconceptions people have about India.  We compared and contrasted the two countries and discovered many interesting facts about India. 

Sunita visits - challenging stereotypes

Attendance - White Tailed Eagles


Congratulations White Tailed Eagle for the first week back after half term we have achieved 3rd position for our attendance with 98.41% 


Congratulations to the 16 White Tailed Eagles,  who achieved 100% attendance for the first half term.  An excellent achievement and I look forward to seeing you all in your non school uniform on Monday 31st October as  your reward no.



Visiting the Oaks Residential

On Friday 30th September, as part of the MacMillan Coffee Morning, 6 of the Year 5 children were invited to the Oaks to judge the best cake competition.  The children were greeted by Val, who introduced them to all the residents.  There were 10 cakes on the table ready to be judged on their appearance and taste.  It was an extremely difficult decision, but after a lengthy discussion the winning cake was decided upon.  A lady called Chris had won, and she was absolutely delighted.  Whilst the children were there the Newark Advertiser arrived to take a photograph of the children, so hopefully the photograph will be in  next weeks edition.  Well done to Harrison, Ruby. S, Amie, Levi, Robbie and Mia for representing the school so positively. 

Superhero and Villain Day


On Friday 30th September all the children and even the teachers came dressed up in their Superhero or Villain costumes.  Everyone in school looked amazing today to support Luca's fundraising for the QMC in Nottingham, where he received his treatment, and the MacMillan fund .  We had an exciting assembly, extra playtime and had the opportunity to buy cakes.  They were incredibly yummy!  Thank you to all the adults who took the time to bake or buy cakes, we really appreciate your support.  We managed to raise over £600 and this will be split between the previously mentioned causes.  Well done to everyone in Year 5 for making such a fantastic effort.




Roald Dahl Day


On Tuesday 13th September we celebrated Roald Dahl Day.  All day we participated in Roald Dahl based activities and in the afternoon we watched a live feed from the theatre set of 'Matilda' in London.  We enjoyed learning many interesting facts about Roald Dahl, learnt how to draw with Quentin Blake, watched a clip of the new 'BFG' film, watched the cast from Matilda perform and much more.   

School Council Speeces

School Election Speeches


Well it's that time of year again where each new class needs a new councillor and deputy.  On Wednesday 14th September the children, who want to be considered for this important role, delivered their speeches.  11 children confidently explained to their class mates exactly why they should vote for them.  On Thursday the children will enter the polling station and place their vote in the box.  These votes will then be counted and given to Mrs Martin, who runs the school council.  The results will then be announced in the assembly on Friday.  Good luck to all the children who have taken part, you would all make excellent councillors and represent our class brilliantly.  Watch this space to discover who will become the White Tailed Eagles councillor and deputy!!



Congratulations to Annabelle who will be our new class councillor.  The class deputy will be Christian, who will support Annabelle throughout the year.  Well done to you both, we look forward to hearing the news from your first meeting shortly.

School Council Representatives

School Council Representatives 1
School Council Representatives 2

2016 - 2017 Yearly Overview