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We’ve had a wonderful start to science week.

On Monday KS2 children enjoyed making their Utterly Butterly ukuleles and presented a great concert to parents at the end of the day.

Tuesday was the turn of Klee class who spent the afternoon learning about the principles behind the hovercraft and making their own hovercraft model.

The Big Bang fair at the National Exhibition Centre was visited on Wednesday by Dali class. Sadly it was the same day that saw the passing of Stephen Hawking, so there was a lot of media interest at the fair due to it being British Science Week. Who knows? Maybe one of the children at the Big Bang fair will be inspired to follow in the great scientist’s footsteps.

On Thursday (today) we hosted a visit from Bugtopia with Monet Class and Klee class having a chance to see exotic animals (including snakes and giant cockroaches) close up at first hand.

Next week, science week concludes with a rocket afternoon for Kandinsky class (don’t forget to bring in your 2 litre plastic bottles) and a balloon powered Lego car experience for reception year.

Easter Service

Don’t forget that our Easter Service is next Thursday the 22nd of March at 9.45 a.m. at church. All are warmly welcomed to join us!

Using an infra red heat detector

Assembling a model of a JCB digger



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It’s hard to believe that at this time last week we were snow bound! Well done to everyone for struggling through the snow and braving the icy roads to get into school. It’s never easy to make the decision to close the school, as the weather in this country can turn on a six pence, so thank you for your understanding during the difficult conditions.

Today we are looking forward to welcoming parents to our regular act of worship (2.45 p.m.) which will be on the theme of Mothering Sunday.

In our parish the following services are being held on Mother Sunday: 9.15 am. Family Service, Great Addington and 10.30 am. Café Church at Woodford School.

I hope all the mothers and carers out there get thoroughly spoilt on Mothering Sunday!

Bicycles and Scooters

It has come to our attention that some bicycles and scooters are being left on the premises overnight. Obviously we can’t guarantee the security of these items so please take them home with you every evening.

Sports Clubs

A letter has gone out this week about potential sports clubs that we wish to start in the near future. If the slip could be returned as soon as possible that would be most helpful.


Houses have been re-introduced to the children and they will have the opportunity to collect points for their house through all manner of sporting events and other activities for the rest of the year. Mrs Fennell, for instance, is organising a handwriting competition so look out for the details soon.

Science Week

Science week is starting next week. The following items are required for some activities:

Klee Class – tops from disposable water bottles or washing up liquid bottles, old CDs / DVDs that are no longer required and any small cardboard tubes

Kandinsky Class – 2 litre plastic drinks bottles

Thank you!



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We’ve had a good old blast of cold weather from the Siberian tundra and spring suddenly feels rather distant at the moment. However that didn’t stop the enthusiastic members of our gardening club potting up pea and sweet pea seeds ready to germinate and produce peas and lovely flowers later in the year.

It will soon be Mothering Sunday (March the 11th) which always falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent. It is exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday.

It is a time to remember mothers or indeed anyone who cares for you so next Thursday the 8th of March during our regular act of worship we will celebrate Mothering Sunday. Parents are welcome to attend this assembly which will start at 2.45 p.m..


Hot School Meals

Some parents are forgetting to book school meals in advance and this is causing problems for the school kitchen.

Meals are produced on the basis of the number of meals booked. If pupils expect a meal but it has not been booked this results in the kitchen having do make up meals from what is left over. This may result in the pupil not getting a full portion or all the menu items.

Please help by making sure you have booked your child’s meal in advance. The link to the booking system is on the school web site or save this link in your browser:


PE Kit

PE kit is required for PE on Fridays. The kit comprises: red t-shirt, black shorts or leggings and dark pumps.

School trips and activities

Monet Class and Klee Class require a £2.00 voluntary contribution for Bugtopia.

Kandinsky Class & Dali Class require a £2.00 voluntary contribution for the ukulele workshop,

Advance notice – Monet Class will be visiting Glebe Farm on the 20th of April. A voluntary contribution of £1.00 is required. Monet Class will also be visiting the Dinosaur Farm Park at Gulliver’s Land near Milton Keynes in June. Further details to follow.

Thank you very much for your financial support for these activities. The school does subsidise these trips in an effort to keep costs as reasonable as possible for parents.



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Welcome back to the second part of the Spring term!

We’ve already had some excitement with the visit of Lightning McQueen from the Pixar / Disney film Cars. Monet Class were able to meet the film star and sit inside him whilst at the same time raising money for charity. A total of £70 was given for play therapists on Skylark Ward (Children's ward) at Kettering General Hospital. Many thanks for supporting this cause.


We have some special events in March. World Book Day is on March the 1st and British Science Week is from the 9th – 18th March a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. 

For our part, we are organising some special events and lessons for this period, the details of which are given below.

Thursday 1st March World Book Day There will be various activities and staff will be reading books to the children. No dressing up this year!

Monday 12th March all day Science in music - Ukulele make and play workshops KS2 only, parents invited to concert at end of day (2.45 p.m.) £2.00 parental contribution.

Tuesday 13th March p.m. Balloon Science Klee Class with Mr Zakis

Wednesday 14th March all day Big Bang STEM fair at NEC Birmingham Dali Class with Mr Zakis

Thursday 15th March a.m. Bugtopia (exotic animals) Monet Class and Klee Class £2.00 parental contribution.

Tuesday 20th March p.m. Rocket Science Kandinsky Class with Mr Zakis

Wednesday 21st March a.m. Science On The Move Monet Class with Mr Zakis

Thursday 22nd March Easter Service All 9.45 a.m. All parents and friends of the school welcome.

Friday 23rd March Stanwick walk All

All these events are subsidised by the school but we would be grateful if parents can make a voluntary contribution of £2.00 towards the ukulele workshop (KS2 only) and Bugtopia (KS1 and EYFS only). This does help us to keep providing exciting and inspirational learning activities for the children.



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The end of term has already crept up on us and this Friday is the last day of term before our half-term holiday. School closes at 3.15 p.m. on Friday the 9th of February and reopens on Monday the 19th of February at 8.50 a.m..

School Disco

Is this Friday! Entry £2.00, to include a drink and a snack. 5.30 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. Early Years are welcome if accompanied by a parent/carer over 18.


Bookfair is now closed. Thank you for your support.

Gardening Club

Will start Tuesday the 27th of February 3.15 – 4.00 p.m. There are 6 places remaining so if anyone is interested please contact the office for more details.

Kettering (Lightning) McQueen

Is visiting Monet class on Wednesday the 21st of February. You are invited to make a £2.00 donation towards this event which will support play specialists at the Skylark Ward at Kettering General Hospital.

Musical delights

We were entertained this week in assembly by our violin students Callum and Kamil. If anybody would like to take up violin tuition at the school please contact the office for more details.

Kandinsky Class have also been enjoying samba drumming lessons on Wednesday afternoons provided by the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust. Drumming rhythms have been linked to the Rainforest topic. It’s not as easy as it sounds and you have to count and concentrate really hard!

Stanwick Rovers

Stanwick Rovers under 6’s are currently putting a team together to hopefully play in the Under 7’s league next season. We would like to invite any boys or Girls in Year 1 that are interested in football to come training on a Saturday morning to train and play in some friendly games against other local teams. Training starts at 10.30 and finishes around 11.30ish. The cost is £2 per week and this includes food and drink in the club house afterwards. Training begins again at Stanwick Park from Saturday 17th of Feb. This is a good opportunity to get some good footballing experience in a safe, relaxed and friendly environment.  Please join our Facebook page @ Stanwick Rovers Under 6’s 2017/2018 or contact Matt on 07477582221 if interested.


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Well done to all the dancers that took part in the dance showcase at Huxlow Science College this week, you were all fantastic!

Well done to dance showcase award winners.

Year 1 and 2 at their gymnastics competition.

Year 4 and 5 basketball competition.

Great balancing skills at the multi skills competition!
Great balancing skills at the multi skills competition!

Archery Champions

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