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Click on the star below to go to our Learning from Home Zone! 

Disney Pixar Week 

We have had another fantastic week, this week we were learning about Disney Pixar. We have enjoyed learning about money, watching films and writing about them and being creative in the afternoons. 

Lego Week

We have enjoyed our Lego learning this week. We have made lots of models and used our Lego to help us with our maths. We have also lots of writing, stories and instructions about our Lego models.

🦸🏾🦸🏻‍♀️We have had a brilliant week being superheroes 🦸‍♀️ 🦸🏽‍♂️ 
We have been using our super strength to weigh objects (we used these skills to make play dough and cakes!). We have made up our superhero names and made comics about them. We’ve also had fun dressing up as superhero’s and doing some flying experiments. Well done everybody for a SUPER week! 

🧙🏻Happy Friday Witches and Wizards! 🧙🏻‍♀️
We have had a fantastic week doing all things Harry Potter. We’ve enjoyed making and measuring potions, practicing our quill skills and doing magical jobs in the afternoon. Well done everyone!

😊Happy Friday Amber Class! 😊
We have had another super week! We have been making up our own fairy stories in English, been showing off our maths skills, looked at underwater food chains and imagined what it would like to be a diver, made recycling posters and interviewed our grown ups about their jobs. I have been impressed with all your hard work this half term, you are all SUPER STARS! 🌟⭐️🌟

Enjoy your break!

😁 Happy Friday Amber Class! 😁
Here are some pictures of what we have been up to. This week we learned about The Enormous Turnip, making story maps, creating new characters and writing our own endings. In Science we thought about habitats and made some of our own. In PSHE we made a campaign for the crayons. In art we made some under the sea designs. 
Well done everybody, super work this week! 

Amber Class Celebrates VE Day

Thank you! 

I got a very nice surprise on Thursday in school... some beautiful flowers and a lovely card! Thank you so much Amber Class parents! I am a very lucky teacher 🥰

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☀️☀️☀️Have a lovely bank holiday weekend Amber Class!! ☀️☀️☀️
We have had another super week with our home learning! We have enjoyed reading and retelling The Gingerbread Man, we have also made maps of the garden and gone on hunts for living things in the garden. In PSHE we thought about our responsibilities, and you came up with some brilliant ideas! Well done everyone! 

Retelling The Gingerbread Man

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smiley  Happy Friday Everyone!  smiley

You have all worked so hard this week and I am so proud of all of you! 

This week we have enjoyed learning how to tell the time in maths, about Rapunzel in English and about habitats and where we live in the afternoons. We had a vote in PSHE and decided that next week we are going to look at The Gingerbread Man. 

Here are a few highlights from the week...

Happy Friday Everyone! 

You have all worked so hard this week and I am so pleased to see all the work and fun things you have been doing at home! 

Have a wonderful Easter Holiday, enjoy relaxing! Keep safe and healthy!

Below are some highlights from the week! 

Look at all the fantastic work we have been doing in Amber Class this week!

Happy Friday Amber Class! 
A big well done to all of you! You have all done so well this week! 
I am so proud to be your teacher 🌈
I have loved seeing all the lovely things you have been up to! 
Below are a few highlights! 
Have a super weekend everyone 😁

The new reading books we are using in Amber Class are available online for free using


Password: Parents20!

We’ve just changed the children’s books so that they are on the right book band for the new scheme but of course they might want to challenge themselves 😀


Amber Class Update

As you are aware the school will be closed after tomorrow.

We have prepared the children in Amber Class by discussing how we will be working from home the same as some of our grown ups. The children have been sent home today with a 'working from home' pack.

This pack includes:

 - An A4 exercise book for children to record any work they do in. We have encouraged them to use it like a scrap book sticking any pictures or work they do in it.

- A smaller, yellow jotter for recording any books they read, whether it be school books or books they read for pleasure at home (we have particularly been enjoying Roald Dahl in Amber Class!). If the children wish to challenge themselves they may want to write a blurb or book review for books they have enjoyed. 

-A home learning pack of worksheets. These are back up work for children to do should they need an extension once work set for the day is complete or should they have limited access to the internet. 

-Plain paper, for children to record any drawings or work that may require plain paper.

-A pencil and a rubber.

Work while the school is closed

Whilst the school is closed the children will be expected to continue with the learning therefore we will be posting work on the class page daily. 

The children will be following their normal timetable, with Maths, English and Phonics activities to be completed in the morning and more open ended, creative activities to be completed in the afternoon. 

The tasks will be tailored to ensure the children are able to complete them independently. 

The children have been encouraged to upload any work they complete to their Purple Mash blog (a guid is posted below). This will allow us to see how the children are getting on with their work and help us to give them feedback. 

The children have been shown how to use, and are confident using, the Purple Mash email system 2Email. We have encouraged the children to email over that system should they require any help regarding their work or should they need to contact us (a guide is posted below). We will be checking our emails frequently throughout the day and will be on hand to provide help. 


Should parents need to get in contact regarding children's work then they are able to do so via email:


The children have been fantastic this week and we can't wait to see what brilliant things they get up to while they are working from home! 


Miss Latham, Mrs Collins and Mrs Aldred smiley




Amber Class had a super week last week! We are so proud of them and all their hard work!


In English we have started a new story called 'If all the world were...' the children have been enjoying the illustrations and have been picking apart the meaning of some of the poetic writing. 


In Maths we started our fractions work. We have all been learning about halves and quarters. We are so impressed by how well they understand this!


In Science we were looking at using our hearing sense and did an experiment to find out what made sounds louder and what made sounds quieter. We went out onto the playground and experimented with the whistle and walking further away and putting our hoods up. 


In Topic we carried on with our learning about Neil Armstrong and were thinking about what equipment space explorers take with them into space. We also found out about how astronauts drink and eat in space and even how they brush their teeth!


Well done to our pupil of the week, Luciano, your maths this week has been fabulous!


Hope you had a great weekend,

Miss Latham, Mrs Collins and Mrs Aldred



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


In Maths this week we have been carrying on with our work on shape. The children are very good at explaining all the properties of both 2-D and 3-D shapes. Well done everyone!

In English this week we carried on reading about Astrid the Astro Girl and we found a letter she had left for us. She wanted us to help her make a space fact file for children who might want to grow up to be astronauts. We have all made some fantastic fact files all about space!


In science we have been looking at how babies grow into children. Thank you to everyone who brought a baby picture in, we loved looking at them and guessing who was who! We have also looked at how humans change as they grow up to be teenagers then adults. 


Well done to our Pupil of the Week, Caleb, for all your hard work this week in English. We are so pleased with how well you are doing in phonics and handwriting!


Hope you have a great weekend!

Miss Latham, Mrs Collins and Mrs Aldred

Tasting and Describing Dippers in D&T this week

The children dressed up as a word or adjective this year...


Hope you all had a fantastic half term!


We had a very busy week last week in Amber Class starting our new learning. Our big question for this half term is "How can I be the best that I can be?"

Our values for this half term will be choice, individuality and dreams.


In English last week we started our new book, ASTRO GIRL by Ken Wilson-Max. We have enjoyed finding out about how the main character, Astrid, thinks you should train to be an astronaut. We have been writing commands to tell someone how to train. We have also been thinking about questions we might like to find out about Astrid and space. 


In our Maths lessons last week we have been learning more about shapes. We have looked at properties of 2-D shapes and properties of 3-D shapes. We are very impressed by how much the children already know! Well done everyone!


In our science lessons we have started learning about humans and our bodies. We started by comparing our bodies. We all measured our hands and feet and then we worked together to put our results into tables so we could compare them. 


In History we started our learning about space and Neil Armstrong. We thought of lots of questions we want to find out and we learned about the planets in our solar system and the moon. We also learned about Neil Armstrong's life and made a time line showing the main events in his life. 


In D&T we have started looking at dips and dippers. This week we tried different dips to evaluate them. We tried hummus, salsa, sour cream and chive dip and guacamole. We enjoyed trying them!


Well done to our pupil of the week, Ffion, for always working hard and for being a good friend in Amber Class!


Miss Latham, Mrs Collins and Mrs Aldred smiley

Measuring and comparing our hands and feet in science

Our Learning this Half Term

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Our Learning this Half Term 3
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Our Learning this Half Term 5



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).