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We've had a great week this week in Amber Class!


In Maths this week we have all been looking at measuring lengths, we've had lots of fun measuring things in the classroom and outside and have enjoyed solving problems using measuring.

In English this week we wrote independently about when the dragons came to school and Miss Latham is very impressed! Lots of the children read their stories to the rest of the class and they were fantastic!


In science and topic the children have impressed us by how much they have remembered about animals, the continents and Christopher Columbus, they all did a brilliant job in our big quiz on Thursday.



Well done to our Pupil of the Week, Tyler, for all your hard work! You have had an all round super week!


Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Miss Latham, Mrs Collins and Mrs Aldred

Painting in warm and cool colours

Practicing our instruments to our song in music

Reading our Dragon Recounts

Measuring objects in the classroom

Measuring in metres



We've had a fantastic week this week, starting our new learning about dragons!


In Maths this week the Year Ones have started their work on place value, we have been looking at numbers all the way up to 100! The Year Twos have started their work on statistics and so we have started by looking at tally charts, then looked at pictograms.

In English this week we started our new book about dragons! We have had a fantastic time hunting for dragons around school then writing guides about where dragons like to hide!


In science we have been looking at animals babies and which baby matches to which animal and we had a look at life cycles. We also started thinking about how to care for animals and what things animals need to keep alive.


In topic we focused on History this week. We have started learning about significant explorers, starting with Christopher Columbus. The children worked really hard making boats, maps and messages in bottles.


Well done to our Pupil of the Week, Lenny, for always working really hard at school and impressing us in phonics!


Hope you have a great weekend!

Miss Latham, Mrs Collins and Mrs Aldred

Playing the Glockenspiels along to our song in music

Painting in the Style of Paul Klee in Art

Learning about Christopher Columbus

Counting big numbers in 10s

This morning after break time we found DRAGON EGGS on our tables. We all had a closer look at them and checked they weren't ready to hatch!

Then we thought we had better check the rest of the school, so went out onto the playground to look for clues.

Luckily, we haven't seen any more dragons...yet!

Dragons at Milford



We've had a very busy week this week, everyone has worked so well, well done everyone!


In Maths this week the Year Ones have been recapping addition and subtraction from last term and they have worked independently. The Year Twos have been looking at using the 2s, 5s and 10s times tables to help them with division. 

In English this week we have carried on looking at the Whale Song book, the children have remembered it so well! We have had a go at writing our own versions with different characters and animals. We have been very impressed with all your writing this week!


In science we have been looking at different parts of animals bodies. We had a look at animals that had similar body parts to us and animals who had body parts we don't have. The children then designed an imaginary pet, some very creative ideas!


In topic we focused on Geography this week. We are learning about the 7 continents. We did lots of fun activities to help us remember all their names and where they are in the world. 


Well done to our Pupil of the Week, Amelia, for having a go and working independently!


Hope you have a great weekend!

Miss Latham, Mrs Collins and Mrs Aldred



The children have all worked really hard this week, well done everyone!


In Maths this week we have been looking at dividing by making equal groups and by sharing equally, the children have been trying really hard, especially the year ones who haven't done it before!

In English this week we have started reading a new book. The Whales Song by Dylan Shelton. We have been looking at all the lovely words used in the book and how we could use them in our own writing next week. 


In science we have started looking at animals around the world and what we already know about them. We have asked lots of questions and we can't wait to find out more!


In topic we have started our work on the continents and oceans, beginning to explore maps and globes. We also started thinking about people who explore the world and what equipment they might need. 


Well done to our Pupil of the Week, Flyn, for all your hard work this week!


Hope you have a great week!

Miss Latham, Mrs Collins and Mrs Aldred

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas.

A few updates from us for the new term.


Our topic this term is animals and the children are going to be thinking about the big question Where in the World do Animals Come From?’ We will be thinking about this in our science, thinking about different kinds of animals, looking after animals and animals’ babies. We will be looking at it also in our topic, learning about the continents and oceans and looking at globes, talking about different explorers and thinking about travelling the world. If you could talk to your child about animals and about different countries and continents in the world that would be great!

We are also thinking about pets towards the end of the half term and would really like to look at some real life pets, so if you have a pet that would be calm in the classroom and wouldn’t mind the children looking at them please let one of us know!

Friday mornings

As a school we are really focusing on the children’s reading and provide plenty of opportunities for the children to read in school independently and with an adult. To support the children with their reading we are inviting parents in Amber Class to stop and read with their child every Friday morning if they are able to between 8:45 and 9:00 when the child would normally do their morning job. This could be a good opportunity to read the child’s reading book or enjoy a story together.

Mill Trip Update

We are still in contact with the mill about the trip that was supposed to go ahead in November. We are rearranging the trip to after Easter when we will be doing some more about the history of Derbyshire, this means it will still fit with the children’s learning and they won’t miss out!

Hope you all have a good week.

Miss Latham, Mrs Collins and Mrs Aldred smiley



Thursday 19th December

6 - 7:30pm 

Christmas P  A  R  T  Y!!


Thursday afternoon (in school time)

Children are invited to bring a change of clothes. School will provide a selection of party food smiley

PE is on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon smiley



13.9.19 Congratulations to Bradley for getting pupil of the week for showing excellent friendship and kindness this week.
6.9.19 Congratulations to Rory on getting pupil of the week for your creative work in our Maths shapes lesson.




Thank you to all those who regularly fill in the reading records. It really helps us to get a picture of what your child is reading at home. Remember to keep visiting the library to find all the 100 Reading Challenge books to tick off! The children are enjoying helping themselves to books that are positioned on book shelves around school. 


Welcome back to school!


We hope you've had a lovely summer break. The children have all settled really well into the class. Well done especially to the new Year 1s as it's tricky learning all the new routines smiley


A letter will be sent home shortly giving you information about the forthcoming term. We thought it might be helpful to highlight a few on the website too:


  • Mill trip on Tuesday 17th September 
  • PE on Tuesdays
  • Homework given out on a Wednesday, due in on a Monday
  • Spelling test on a Tuesday
  • Reading - please sign your child's reading record at least 3 - 4 times per week

After-school sports club this half term will be MULTI-SKILLS. First session on Tuesday 17th September for 6 weeks.



Athletics tournament to be held after school on Monday 30th September at Belper Leisure Centre. Letter to follow. 

Articulation of Phonemes

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).