Reception classes have been down to the dining room for their lunches

This week, our three reception classes have been down to the dining room for their lunches.  They have LOVED it!!!  It is the first time that they’ve been through KS1 and KS2; the first time they’ve seen the older children, and the rest of the staff, and the first time they’ve been downstairs.  On Monday it was like they were visiting a completely different school!  They quickly got into the routine though, and by today they looked like they’ve been having lunch downstairs all year. 

We are getting ready to write!

In Nursery we have been taking part in lots of different activities to strengthen our upper bodies, arms and hands ready for writing. We love to ride on the bikes and scooters and climb and slide on the climbing frame. We are great at balancing and we enjoy waving the big scarfs in the wind. Squeezing the pegs, using the spray bottles and practising with the scissors all helps to strengthen our hands and fingers.

Accrington Stanley!

Every year for 3 years now, all year children have had a visit to Accrington Stanley FC and received a goody bag and football shirt. This year they couldn't go on the actual visit but that hasn't stopped the club from giving the children the goodies again!! So this year the shirts and goody bags were delivered to school. Here is photo of the children in their shirts waving their flags. They were excited and very grateful for the kind gesture.

Settling in!

 The Nursery children have settled in beautifully and are really enjoying all the different activities and play experiences. Take a look at the photographs to see what we have been up to.

Accrington Railway Station

Last year, our Year 5 children worked on a project to create a banner for Accrington Railway Station with artist  Alastair Nicholson.  Together, they looked at the local archives, and talked about the streets that they lived in, where they might like to visit by train, and quotes from their families about how they came to live in Accrington.  A couple of weeks ago, Miss Smith took three of the pupils to the grand opening of the banner at the station.  We’ve got a copy of it displayed in school too; it’s lovely!