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11 Jan 2019

Greek Day

Children in Years 5 and 6 thoroughly enjoyed their Groovy Greeks inspiration day on the 10th January with a superb workshop led by Portals to the Past. There was lots of learning and fun, complete with an Ancient Greek quiz, a mini Olympic Games and an exciting re-enactment involving ... (click to read more)

21 Dec 2018

PA Christmas Family Night

Thank you to all of those parents who supported the Christmas Family Night, either by sending in donations for raffle or tombola prizes, or by attending the event on the Friday. A huge thank you to the school’s wonderful PA group for all of their hard work and excellent ... (click to read more)

21 Dec 2018

Christmas Carol Service

Thank you so much for your positive comments regarding the Carol Service, which featured some beautiful singing by the whole school and a super performance by the choir and clarinet group. (Weren’t they all fabulous!) It was lovely to be able to perform in St. Edward’s Church in front of ... (click to read more)

21 Dec 2018

Class 8 and 9 Assembly was out of this world!

Thank you to the pupils and staff for all of their hard work in putting on a wonderful ‘To Infinity and Beyond’ assembly to celebrate the end of their Autumn Term topic. It was an outstanding performance with some superb singing, dancing and acting. ... (click to read more)

21 Dec 2018

Polar Explorer Workshop

To celebrate the end of their topic all about Planet Earth, pupils in classes 4,5 and 6 took part in a special Polar Explorer workshop, delivered by Dale, a friend of Mrs Sheldon. A real-life explorer himself, Dale kept the children (and staff) utterly enthralled with his stories based on ... (click to read more)

11 Dec 2018

Christmas Cheer

Thank you for those pupils and parents who took part in the Christmas Cheer event in the village. It was a super evening, and our children, as ever, sang beautifully. ... (click to read more)

10 Dec 2018

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10 Dec 2018

Wow! Christmas Just Got Real

Thank you to Keith and the SOAR team who ran a special Christmas assembly, followed by a series of art and craft workshops for Classes 4,5 and 6, based on the Nativity. ... (click to read more)

09 Dec 2018

Donington Dynamo Gifted and Talented Workshops

Thank you to Wayne for leading a Donington Dynamos session for our budding sports stars. Pupils had a great afternoon taking part in circuit training, designed to target strength building and muscular endurance. Very well done also to the pupils who took part in a Dynamos Art Workshop with Mrs ... (click to read more)

08 Dec 2018

Cross-County Sporting News

We are so proud of all the children who have taken part in the recent tri-golf tournaments. Both the Y3/4 and Y5/6 teams came in first place! Moreover our pupils’ behaviour was exemplary and they took part with wonderful team spirit. The teams will now go forward to represent Charnwood ... (click to read more)

07 Dec 2018

Archery Taster Session

Pupils in Class 3 had a wonderful archery taster session with Danny from Premier Sport to enhance the work undertaken in their Creative Curriculum topic ’Once Upon A Time’. They did Robin Hood proud!   ... (click to read more)

06 Dec 2018

OPS Radio is up and running

The newly refurbished radio room was christened with a wonderful interview with Jonathan Meres, author of the ‘World of Norm’ books. The OPS Radio Team researched some super questions to ask their special visitor, and the interview went brilliantly. The official opening then took place a week later, when ... (click to read more)

26 Nov 2018

An Awesome Day of Learning

To remind pupils of the importance we place on developing ‘character’, the school ran a special Character Education Discovery Day. Working in mixed aged groups, pupils took part in a range of activities to develop their skills and personal attributes across several fantastic learning zones including: The Hut of Happiness (Happiness ... (click to read more)

26 Nov 2018

School Choir

We were exceptionally proud of the School Choir, who visited the Church Hall last week to sing to some very special ladies and gentlemen, including Laura, who was 100 years old. As well as singing some modern songs, pupils ended with a real favourite, ‘We’ll Meet Again’. ... (click to read more)

25 Nov 2018

Author Visit

We were delighted to welcome local author Rachel Greaves into assembly to perform some of her exciting new children’s stories using puppets and props. Rachel is well known for writing and illustrating a series of books about an Airedale Terrier called Ruffle and his adventures on a steam railway. ... (click to read more)

24 Nov 2018

Children in Need

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in our ‘Colour Crazy’ day for the BBC’s Children In Need appeal. Our school raised £520.11 in support for the charity, which included the funds from additional activities such as the ‘fill a picture of Pudsey with coins’ competition run ... (click to read more)

23 Nov 2018

Kindness Week and Anti-Bullying Day

As part of our Character Education work, we ran a special ‘Kindness Week’, culminating in a ‘Choose Respect’ Anti-Bullying day on 15th November where pupils explored a number of issues relating to respect, friendship and thoughtfulness. They were also treated to a performance of ’Bully’s Paradise’ by the Firehorse ... (click to read more)

12 Nov 2018

Mini Rugby

We were delighted to welcome Nick Woodland from Castle Donington RUFC into school to lead both a rugby themed assembly as well as two ‘mini rugby’ taster sessions for pupils in Classes 2 and 3. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and will now hopefully take up the sport as a ... (click to read more)

12 Nov 2018

Y5 Residential Visit to Whithall

Year 5 pupils had a wonderful time at Whitehall and returned to school absolutely buzzing about the amazing activities they had participated in during their 3 day residential. Thank you so much to the staff who accompanied the children. It was very much appreciated. ... (click to read more)

12 Nov 2018

Remembrance Discovery Day

Pupils took part in a special day of gratitude and remembrance to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1. As well as participating in a variety of art, history and research activities, pupils also created a giant ‘human’ poppy on the school field. The time-lapse video can ... (click to read more)

30 Oct 2018

Robin Hood Performance

As a thank you treat for all of their hard work during the first half of the Autumn Term, pupils were treated to a performance of ‘Robin Hood’ by the M&M Theatrical Productions company. It was a stunning live performance, with some wonderful acting and lots of laughs. It ... (click to read more)

30 Oct 2018


The Halloween Disco proved to be a huge success, with all those attending looking spookily good in their wonderful costumes! Thank you so much to the PA, parents and staff who helped out on the night – it was very much appreciated, as always. ... (click to read more)

30 Oct 2018

Glow in the Dark Dodgeball

Thank you to the coaches from Progressive Sport, for leading a day of glow in the dark dodgeball for all in upper key stage 2. It was great for pupils to have specialist sports teachers to work with them to ensure that they had fun with their friends, whilst at ... (click to read more)

24 Oct 2018

Book Fair

Thank you to all those parents who purchased at the Book Fair. It was much appreciated. Thanks also to Mrs Farrar for running the Book Fair so efficiently. We sold £652 worth of books, and will now be able to order £163 books on commission for our new whole class ... (click to read more)

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