Online Safety Competition – Are you feeling creative?


Safer Internet Day 2018 is on Tuesday 6th February and is fast approaching.  Are you ready for it?

The focus for this year’s competition is to show their learning linked to this year’s SID2018 theme: ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect.  A better internet starts with you.’

This competition is open to the WHOLE school.

Two winners will be selected from each zone (these can be individuals or small groups).

You can present your entry in any of the following ways:

  • Online safety using literacy / music skills (poems, songs, raps and videos)

  • Online safety using DT / Art

  • Online safety using programming

  • Online safety posters (suitable for EYFS/KS1)

Entries can be emailed to: or given to class teachers.

Closing Date: Friday 16th February 2018

I look forward to receiving your entries! 

Mr Dawood

Here is an example of a poem:

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Science Week in Reception!


This week in Reception we have been learning about how things change-we have been making jelly!

We have predicted what will happen to the jelly that we have put into the fridge overnight and what will happen to the jelly that we have left out of the fridge!

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Mother’s Day Assembly


This week  in Reception we have been getting ready for our Mother’s Day Assembly.

The children have been learning new songs and painting pictures.

We’re looking forward to performing our assembly on Monday morning!

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Reception’s 100 Day Celebration

Yesterday the children in Reception celebrated their 100th day in school!

The children did lots of fun 100-themed activities.

Thanks to all involved for a very enjoyable day!

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Chinese New Year

In Recepetion we have been learning all about Chinese New Year this week.

We have tasted Chinese food and written about it too!

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

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A palaeontologist visits Reception


Today in Reception we received a visit from a palaeontologist. The palaeontologist was called Alex and he told us lots of information about dinosaurs.

We pretended to be different dinosaurs and we even got to see some real fossils!

Thanks to all involved for a fantastic afternoon!

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The Big Battery Hunt

Save your old batteries for the big hunt         

Why recycle batteries?

It reduces the amount of rubbish going to Landfill sites.  Batteries in landfill sites can take 100 years to decompose.

The challenge

Under the supervision of an adult, collect as many used batteries as possible and put them in your recycle box. Why not ask your parents, relatives and neighbours to contribute in the event?

How to enter the challenge:

1) Collect as many used batteries as possible.

2) Put them in your battery collection box.

3) Carry out the fun maths tasks in your activity booklet.

4) Return your competition slip to your teacher for a chance to win some great prizes.

Don’t forget to return your big battery box and competition slip!!!

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Anti-Bullying Week

Last week was anti-bullying week at the Valley.

Each class designed their own poster and the school council decided the winners. On Friday 17 November the school council did an assembly about bullying. This included a play about a boy who gets bullied by some cruel kids. At the end, there were four important phrases that were shared. Remembering the words will help us not to be a bully and will help us to be a buddy instead. Stand together, stand strong, always be friends and don’t let anything come between your friendship.

Keep logging in for further news!

Mustafa and Mohummed

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