QuadBlogging – Our First QuadBlogging network (Quad85)

Our blog is going to be part of a QuadBlogging network next half term. This means that we can enjoy looking at, reading and commenting on other school blogs from all around the world, and they can, in-turn, enjoy looking at, reading and writing comments about the wonderful activities we’ve been doing.

Here’s how it will work:

In week 1 (3rd June 2013), we will invite three other schools to our blog. With a little luck we will have all sorts of exciting things for them to see, possibly even some newly hatching ducklings via the duckcam (live Wednesday-Friday)!



In week 2 (10th June 2013), we will all look at and comment on Mr. Ball’s class blog from Decoy Primary School, Devon. Mr. Ball has been running his Year 1 blog since September 2011 and there are many exciting posts, topics and activities for us all to enjoy reading about.



In week 3 (17th June 2013), we are so lucky to be able to share in the experiences of Mrs Cassidy and her class from George Street Normal School in New Zealand. It will be really exciting to communicate with a class on the other side of the world.



Finally, in week 4 (24th June 2013) we will be looking at Mrs Jackson’s year 1/2 class from Humberside UK. Mrs. Jackson’s class have already posted some lovely videos that we will enjoy watching.


A visit from a Police Officer

PC Ellis visited reception and KS1 today to talk to us about the role of the Police in society. The children really enjoyed trying on the high visibility jacket and a wide range of police hats. It was with great gusto that the children role played phoning 999 in an emergency. In all, I think the children were most amazed to learn about finger prints and how the police match up ‘naughty people with the things they have done’ using their computerised collection of finger prints. At the end of the session the children had created a bookmark with their thumb print on it, roleplayed with hand puppets and been given stickers, a banner and colouring sheets!

As you can see from the comments at the bottom of the page , the children were learning about blogging and how to blog safely in ICT today. Please check out the new e-safety policy in the top menu on the homepage before you write your own comments! I look forward to hearing from you all through the comments box. 🙂



In the words of the children…

Our Trip in the words of the children

As I was tucking the children in to bed and saying my final goodnight, I asked the children what their favourite part of our trip has been. Very cute, smily and just a little bit sleepy…

  • It was all just naturally brilliant. – LC
  • Everything was magnificent. – JS
  • My favourite thing was the biscuit factory. – COS
  • I loved the cheese! – GG
  • I enjoyed the market the most but the farm was fun. – ON
  • I think I liked the farm best because the cow sucked on my thumb. – ITJ
  • I liked the farm because I liked to stroke the rabbit and I liked making cheese. – SSK
  • I enjoyed the market best and going round the biscuit factory… Oh no, I liked the tourist train. – SC
  • I really loved it all. – FM
  • I loved the whole trip. – HS
  • One of the best trips I’ve ever been on. – EP
  • The room inspections got us nervous but they were lots of fun. – SP
  • I’ve had lots of fun on the French Trip. I enjoyed all of it and don’t want to go home. – DU
  • I enjoyed all of it but I liked the market the best. -SH
  • -My favourite thing was the market or the cheese farm, my mum likes cheese… That would be her favourite too… Zzzzz…..- TEM
  • My favourite thing was the biscuit factory. – FA
  • I think the market was my favourite, actually the cheese farm. – BY
  • … The cheese farm and the market… And the adventure playground… I would come back to france just to see the playground. – YS

… You’ve heard enough already from me… But from the other adults…

  • Playing football with the children – MW (coach driver)
  • I thought it was brilliant for the children to feed the cows and see the milking… The children have been really good.- TC
  • Thursday was the best day. I loved the farm and Turbo the dog… The ice-cream was nice though… The sun shone, birds cheeped… The weather’s been brilliant… I saw a red squirrel… The centre’s been great. – SC
  • My favourite place was the adventure playground… I liked breakfast… The food’s been nice. – BC;
Our Trip in the words of the children
Our Trip in the words of the children