Great Fire of London

November 27, 2017

As part of their topic on the Great Fire of London, Year 2 have been busy designing and making their own Tudor houses of the era. Today, they took them outside onto the playground and set up their own London street. They then watched at a safe distance as Mr Harris set light to one of the houses. The fire quickly spread across the buildings. This demonstrated to the children and helped them understand how the Great Fire of London had spread so quickly. It was also a very exciting spectacle! Thanks to Mr Harris for sparing the time to come and help.


Best Boxer!

November 25, 2017

Congratulations to Hannah McCallister, who has won the ‘Best Boxer!’ trophy for being voted junior Boxer of the Year at her local Harpenden boxing club! This is an amazing achievement considering Hannah has only been at the club for 5 months. A competition was held and both trainers and participants voted on performance. Very well done Hannah.

FREE Parenting Courses/Workshops

November 25, 2017

Harpenden Plus Partnership are running some FREE parenting courses/workshops as detailed below: Wednesdays 17, 24, 31 January and 7 February, MY TEEN BRAIN COURSE Monday 29 January, ANGER IN THE FAMILY WORKSHOP Monday 26 March, LIVING WITH AN ANXIOUS CHILD WORKSHOP Further details are provided on the attached flyers.

To register your interest in any of the courses, or if you have any questions, please email or contact us on 01582 623676 or 07985 330941. You will be sent a booking form and your place will be confirmed on receipt of your booking form and deposit. Places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Football vs Wood End

November 23, 2017

Our football A and B teams played friendly matches against Wood End Primary after school today. Both teams played fantastically well. Mr Harris, who was coaching the A team, said it was the best he had seen them play! They were 1-0 up into the second half but were narrowly beaten by just one goal at the final whistle.

The Wood End referee for the B team match also complimented our team on their skill and teamwork. Despite missing out on a win, they should be congratulated on their enthusiasm and having a ‘never give up’ attitude. Well done to both teams.

Year 5 Trip to Hitchin Museum

November 21, 2017


Year 5 visited the British Schools Museum in Hitchin today for a Victorian School experience as part of their new History topic. The children spent the day learning about life as a Victorian child, attending lessons which included finding out about the punishments pupils would have experienced (thankfully rather different to nowadays!). They also had the opportunity to look round the school master’s Victorian house.

The class were very much engaged throughout the day and asked lots of good questions. They were exceptionally well behaved.  Thank you to our parent helpers, Mrs Gudmundsdottir and Mr Humphrey.

Christmas Fair Raffle

November 20, 2017
Fantastic prizes up for grabs in the Christmas Fair Raffle – don’t forget to get your raffle tickets back in by Wednesday, 29 November!
[A huge thank you to all our donors – please support them if you are able.]

Coffee with Headteacher

November 20, 2017

At my coffee with Headteacher this morning we had a very interesting conversation about the UK’s primary school system in relation to curriculums and testing, and how it differs to teaching procedures in other countries.