World Book Day

We will be celebrating World Book Day with a series of special activities next week, including special videos from authors and illustrators, decorating fabric with our favourite characters and sharing our special stories. We are super excited! 

Outdoor Classroom Revamp

We would like to say a massive thank you to the Green Fields Trust. As a school, we have been very fortunate to benefit from funding for the Provision of Forest School Equipment and Supplies from the Gretton Solar Farm Ltd through Green Fields Trust ( With their generous grant, we have made numerous improvements to the Forest School area at Dumbleton and purchased pond dipping supplies to be used at Alderton. As a result of these improvements, the children will be provided with opportunities to grow vegetables and plants and learn about local wildlife through observation and the enhancement of the wildlife habitats. When we return to school, the children will be involved with planting the seeds in our new gardening area and will be responsible for looking after them. 

Home Learning Week 6

We have had a very exciting week in Reception, as the children have been learning about the Police, and we had to investigate the case of the stolen chocolate cake! Maple Class examined the clues and put together some wanted posters and evidence sheets, which they used to catch the culprit. It turned out to be Miss Gunter who ate the chocolate cake! We also had a fantastic interview with Alastair Parker, who works for Gloucestershire Police and he kindly answered all of our questions, teaching us so much about the role of the Police. It was very inspiring. We have also been exploring measures this week, and had a lot of fun measuring people and objects around the house! Well done to all of Maple Class for their fantastic work this half term. I am very proud of how well they have adapted to home learning and of all their efforts!

Home Learning Week 5

This week in Reception, our theme has been ‘Vets’ and we have been completing some vet training! As part of our training, we learnt about animals and their young. We had a special presentation, kindly made by Mrs Simpson, who works at DeMonfort Vets in Evesham. Snowy the hamster made several appearances in our lessons this week, so we learnt all about how to take care of her! We have also been enjoying finding 2D and 3D shapes all around us.