Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Brooke has independently written a super investigation about why the Spanish Armada took place.

It’s really good! 📝👍🏻👏🏼 Mr Denchfield 

Year 2 Newspaper Sculpture

Who would have thought that a material like newspaper could construct a strong structure like a castle.
Yesterday, to the children's amazement Darcy a visiting artist helped year 2 do this. The children worked together demonstrating reciprocity, resilience and great problem solving skills as they rolled and compressed newspaper in special machines that Darcy had invented. Then the strong sticks they made fixed together to create a sculpture of a castle. We have been learning about castles and William the conqueror in our history lessons. We don't think William the Conqueror would have wanted a paper castle but it was great fun creating one for us that even has the battlements at the top. This castle will be used in the outside learning environment so the children can enjoy their efforts.
Well done Year 2!


Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Themed school dinner - 25/06/2021

Please note that the blue option is vegan vegetable dippers and the green option is a vegan sausage.

Monday, 14 June 2021

Class Photographs - Thursday 17th June

Dear Parents and Carers,

Carmel Jane Photography will be at school this Thursday to take the class photographs. 
Parents must pre-register, before the photography date above.

This is important as it enables you to gain quick access to your child's photographs and the opportunity to purchase them.

To do this, you will need to go to and enter the following code:


You will then be asked to pre-register with your child's full school register name.

By pre-registering, when the photos are ready you will receive an automatic email notification to inform you, your child's photos are now ready to be viewed and purchased, you will then be able to create your account or if you already have an account, please log in to view your child’s images.

All orders will be sent to your home address free of charge for a 2-week window.

Yours sincerely,

Mr D Denchfield
Executive Headteacher, The Learning Federation

Friday, 11 June 2021

Well done Jackson

Jackson has been awarded the E for Excellence certificate for Malta Class. Well done Jackson.

Year 3 Star Writers

This week in year 3 we have begun our folktale topic in literacy. We have read The Enchantress of the Singing Sands and we are now working our way to creating our very own folktale using this story as inspiration.
The following three children have had a wonderful week in their literacy lessons and have all been awarded the Star Writer certificate. 
Bogdan in Scotland.

Millie in Northern Ireland.
Bobby in Wales.

Year 3 Certificate Winners

Well done to our Year 3 certificate winners this week!

E for Excellence Awards: Jared (Wales), Katherine (Scotland), Haydar (Northern Ireland).
Star Writer Awards:  Millie (Northern Ireland), Bobby (Wales), Bogdan (Scotland).

(See pictures on whole school blog)

WOW Awards: Maya, Sofia, Oghomwen, Jacob, Isabella and Tehzeeb (Wales), Sienna (Scotland).  
Reading Awards: Bobby, Evie and Lenny(Wales), Michael N (Northern Ireland).

Mathletics Awards: 
Bronze Certificte: Gabriel, Tommy and Michael N (Northern Ireland), Jacob, Oghomwen and Jokubas (Wales), David, David A, Bogdan, Max, Sophia, Dev, Zach (Scotland).
Silver Certificate: Michael N (Northern Ireland), Jacob (Wales), Sophia (Scotland).
Gold Certificate: Jacob (Wales).

Presentation Awards: Nisa (Scotland), Michelle (Northern Ireland).

Well done to all of year 3 for their fantastic efforts this week!

We are so proud of you all. 

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend :)

The Year 3 Team 


Well done to all of KS2!
An E for Excellence assembly, full of incredible awards!

Weekly newsletter - Amazing Awards


Star Writers
These children have used a range of powerful vocabulary and techniques to become a Star Writer. Well done to Ameila (Barbados), Skyla and Jeff (Antigua), Millie (Northern Ireland) Harrison and Kydeigh (Kenya), Bobby ( Wales), Bogdan (Scotland) Jack (USA) Muhammad (Madagascar) Daisy-Rose (New Zealand), Karl (Palau), Amelia D (St Lucia) Ava J (Italy), Levi (Egypt), Gracie (Australia), Ronnie (Chile), Abigail (Brazil), Alex (Argentina), Olivia (Greece) Julia (Mexico) and Riddhi from Germany.

Congratulations to these children who have demonstrated one of our four learning skills


Todor and Ryan (Madagascar)

Tracker Awards
Congratulations to the latest children who have achieved their Tracker Awards. We are very proud of their achievements


Honey (Kenya) Muhammad (Madagascar)


Riley N, (Scotland) Tyler and Joshua (Egypt) Matvejs (USA)


Cristian (Kenya) 

Certificate of Presentation
Well done to Michelle (Northern Ireland) Cristian (Kenya), Indigo (Egypt), Sandra (New Zealand) Nisa (Scotland), Aamreen (Italy), Esther (Australia) Dollie, Ivan, Julia, Daniela and Nicole (Mexico) who have presented their work beautifully.

Reading Awards
Reading is one of the most important skills we can teach our children. We are very proud of the children below who have demonstrated a real commitment to their reading. Well done!

10 books read. 

They receive a bookmark.

Rehan (USA) 


Bobby (Wales)

Daisy-Rose (New Zealand)

Kelvin (Palau)

Marley (Antigua)

25 books read. 

They receive a Bronze Reading Award.

Ian (USA)

Evie and Lenny (Wales) 

Sidrah, Sidiq, Lexi, Coby (New Zealand) 

Jack and Jett (Egypt)

50 books read.

They receive a Silver Reading Award and a £5 book token.

Kelsie (Antigua)

Constantine (Australia)

75 books read.

They receive a book of their choice.

Ruby (Barbados) 


Charlotte F and Nicolae (Egypt)

Layla (Palau)

Sethika (Antigua)

100 books read. 

They receive a Gold Reading Award and a trophy.

Michael N (Northern Ireland)

Kydeigh (Kenya) 


Mia and Amaan (Palau)

150 books read. 

They receive a Platinum Certificate and a trophy. This is some achievement!

200 books read.

They receive a trilogy or a set of 3 books.

Sebastian (Barbados)

Riddhi (Germany)

Mathletics Award
Yet more fantastic achievements, this time for Maths. Excellent work!

Bronze certificate

Amelia, Sandra, Janvi, Dora and Ella (New Zealand), Clovis and Olivia (St Lucia), Kelsie, Victoria and Lillie (Antigua), Olivia, Domas, Zelda, Sebastian and Emilia (Barbados), Levi (Egypt), Esther, Andrey, Leya and Hollis-Rae (Australia), Nuhaa (Palau), Keeley, Paulina, Janisha, Daniel R and Daniel O (Madagascar), Mahir, David T, Nathan K, Nancy, Jessica (Jamaica), Gabriel, Tommy and Michael N (Northern Ireland), Jacob, Oghomwen and Jokubas (Wales) Zahi, Ellie-Mae. Rehan, Jake (USA) David, David A, Bogdan, Max, Sophia, Dev, Zach (Scotland) Andriana and George (Canada), Kajus (Greece)

Silver certificate

Justas (St Lucia), Zakariya and Manha (Antigua), Jett and Maryam (Egypt), Aisha, Natalia, Samhita and Aum (Australia), Moksha, Kajus and Taha (Palau), Daniel K and Majus (Madagascar), Mahir (Jamaica), Michael N (Northern Ireland), Jacob (Wales), Sophia (Scotland)

Gold certificate

Oguzcan, Lenny M and Akhila (St Lucia), Grace (Australia), Jacob (Wales)

WOW! Award




Tyler and Kamil (Barbados)

For completing some fantastic symmetry work

For their fantastic imaginations and the models they make during self-led learning.

Maya, Sofia, Oghomwen, Jacob, Isabella and Tehzeeb (Wales).

Moving up a book band. 

Matthew, Cristian, Nevaeh and Aayan (Kenya) 

Moving up a book band. 

Paulina and Muhammad(Madagascar)

Moving up a book band

Robert (Jamaica)

Sai and David 


Working so hard on his writing.

Always trying their best

Lovely work on symmetry

Sienna (Scotland) 

For reading 125 books


Moving up a reading level

Ignacy, Dora, India, Amy, Zuzanna, Jacob, Sidiq (New Zealand)

Moving up a book band

Amari (Antigua)

Min, Rosie and Leo B (Antigua)

Ella, Min and Eishan (Antigua)

Positive behaviour all week

Super symmetry

For moving up a book band

Isabel, Maathumai, Charlotte G, Tommy, Joshua and Nicolae (Egypt)

For moving up a book band.

Constantine, Isla, Visha, Esther, Leo, Avyukt, Aum, Andrey, Shay

Lenny, Leo and Amelia (Australia)

For moving up a book band.

For fantastic independent writing.

Summer and Evelyn

Amelia H and Violet (St Lucia)

Brilliant numbers to 100

Kind words in cards for their friends.

Maisie and Thai (Canada)

For their excellent writing about Cinderella. 

E for Excellence Winners
These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.









St Lucia








New Zealand

















Jack and Maathumai







N. Ireland






Congratulations to everyone who achieved an award this week, we are very proud of you!