Twycross Zoo Visit

IMG_0978Sunny weather, fantastic animals and a packed lunch – what more could you want?

Class 1 and 2 had a wonderful time at Twycross Zoo, with their excellent behaviour being commented on by visitors. Well done!


Archery Taster Day

To enhance the KS1 ‘Knight’s Tale’ topic, pupils across the whole school were treated to a fun archery taster day, jam packed with archery themed activities. Thanks to ‘Darren from Robin Arrows’ for leading this event.


Dove Bank Dynamos session

Thank you to Mrs Good for leading a Dove Bank Dynamos session for our budding actors. Pupils had a wonderful afternoon creating improvised pieces based on the Lion King. They made their own props and choreographed their very own ‘Circle of Life’.


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School Closure – Friday 2nd March

Dear Parents/Carers,

Due to a broken heating system affecting a large area of the school, we will not be able to open tomorrow, Friday 2nd March.

It has been exceptionally uncomfortable for pupils and staff in classrooms today, with some children having to keep coats on to stay warm.

Apparently, the heater batteries are not working properly. The exceptionally low temperatures outside means that any warm air that is still managing to filter through the air grills on the roof, is effectively being cancelled out. Consequently, there is cold air blowing throughout school, including three out of the four classrooms.

An engineer has been unable to repair the heating unit, as it requires work to be carried out on the roof. Due to hazardous weather conditions, this is not possible at this moment in time.

Having spoken to the engineering company, we are hoping to have the system repaired first thing Monday morning. Therefore, unless otherwise informed, we will open on Monday. Whilst the first couple of hours in school may be a little chilly, it is hoped that heating will be fully restored by lunchtime.

I am very sorry for any inconvenience that this causes.

We did really well to stay open today, having battled through icy driving conditions, and have now been beaten by faulty heating!

Thank you for your anticipated understanding regarding this unforeseen situation.

Kind regards

Fiona Shields – Headteacher

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World Book Day

Another fantastic World Book Day had by all!

The children looked wonderful in their costumes and thoroughly enjoyed the special assembly based on ‘Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar’, as well as book themed activities completed back in class.

Thank you parents for all of your support with this special day.

NWLSSP Health Roadshow

Pupils in Class 2 had a great time participating in a special Health Roadshow, run by NWLSSP. They took part in a variety of fitness and skills activities, designed to help them understand the importance of exercise and healthy eating. The pupils had a wonderful time, and showed a real enthusiasm for all things sporty!

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Steel Pans Workshop

As part of their ‘Caribbean Cocktail’ celebrations, Richard Arter, from Hands On, led a vey special workshop this week in which the whole of key stage 2 was mesmerised by the sounds and energy of the steel pans. Richard helped children play together in unison to create a warm and melodic Caribbean lilt. They all had a brilliant time and both staff and children alike benefited greatly from the positive, colourful sounds reverberating through the school.

Kindness Day

To celebrate and promote kindness in all its forms, pupils took part in a variety of activities to reinforce the          importance of the care and consideration that we practice throughout the year. We have also tried very hard,         parents, to ensure that the children’s random acts of  kindness find their way into the home – however, I wouldn’t hold your breath for that cup of tea or tidy bedroom too much!