Sunny days

When the sun is out like it has been this week, there is only one place to be if there isn't a beach nearby..........the skatepark! Alternative sports such as skateboarding or bmx riding promote an awareness of risk and self motivation. Falling over is inevitable, but the reward is very high when…

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Outstanding Ofsted - Residential Care

The Residential Inspection is now over and if you haven’t picked it up already we have been graded  ‘OUTSTANDING IN ALL AREAS’

  • overall experiences and progress of children and young people
  • how well children and young people are helped and protected
  • the effectiveness of leaders and…
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Holistic Approach To Happiness

Choosing books at the library, getting dunked at the swimming pool and socialising at the soft play centre have been the venues of the week. It's been fantastic to see the minds, body and souls of our pupils kept happy through literature, exercise and play. 

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Snow Day!

It's been a creative week this week; from developing paint brush skills, DIY jigsaws to to finger drawing in the snow. Allowing the space for creativity has many benefits to improving attainment in the classroom...amongst these: self-expression, positive thinking, improved focus and fun top the…

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Healthy Eating

An important part of child development is eating a healthy meal; it helps with concentration in the classroom and energy for play. This week the kids have explored the difference between healthy food and treat food. By making their own pizza, the pupils noticed the difference between a shop made…

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We've been invested!

Well, the boys have...!

...for the past number of weeks heading to the local scouting group, getting stuck in with games and learning about constellations, achieving the opportunity to be fully invested (getting the neckerchief and being recognised as a member) and be rewarded with their first…

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Christmas Tree Festival

This week saw our pupil head over to Lichfield for the annual Christmas Tree Festival. Pupils admired beautifully laid site and age of the building. 

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Bike Safety

Following on from our road safety awareness, this week we focused solely on safety with bicycles. As many accidents involving cyclist are around them not being seen, we explored right and left arm signalling as indication for turning, then explored reflectors through the designing of a helmet. We…

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Road Safety.

Stop (at the roadside), Look (both ways), Listen (for traffic) and Think (is it safe to cross?). This has been the message to the kids this week being Road Safety week. Repeat this message at home, be safe. 

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Night Fever

The weather has been on our side this week, staying pretty crisp and clear; archery, football, bikes & scooters have got the kids up and about. As we've hit darkness around 5-ish, we've also explored the environment in a different way...heading out wrapped up with a torch in hand...playing in the…

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Mini Olympics

What does it take to beat your personal best? Determination? Perseverance? A motivation to do better? Our Mini Olympics (with a very creative twist) brought out the best in the pupils, challenging themselves to be better versions of themselves.

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Happy Heart

The pace has been maintained from last weeks ‘Happy Heart’ theme through a variety of activities. Children have enjoyed getting all Space Jam in the basketball sessions, aquatic at our local swimming pool and Xtreme at the skatepark. As the evenings become darker outside, we’ve found some time to…
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