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Criftins Church of England Primary School

Autumn Term 2020

Sports Leaders

Sports leaders will be helping Mrs Palmer and lunchtime fitness throughout this year. It was great fun voting and choosing a boy and a girl to represent school.


Lakelands Academy.

It was a pleasure today to welcome Mrs Bellis and Miss Mansfield to talk with Year 6 about transition to High School. It was good to be able to ask questions and find out more about Lakelands. Over the next few weeks all year 6 pupils and their families will need to make the important decision of choosing which High School they will be attending.

Science : Evolution and inheritance.

Science is all about finding answers and often about explaining natural phenomena. Many scientist believe that animals including humans have evolved, adapted and changed over time. Today we began the process of researching about how different animals have changed.

Year 6 Ambassador.

This afternoon we asked our year 6 pupils who would like to volunteer to be our Year 6 Ambassador. This is a hugely popular and demanding role in school as it means being a voice for the pupils in class. All our volunteers spoke of the reasons they would like to be chosen and then in a secret ballot voting commenced.

Daily Collective Worship.

A big part of everyday is taking time out to gather our thoughts, to reflect and also take time to pause and pray.

This week we decided to gather some of our thoughts each day on our School Value for this term which is Friendship.

Expert tuition from Shropshire Music Service.

Today we began to learn how to tune and play our ukulele. Being able to play an instrument is a wonderful experience for children and also develops essential co ordination and sequencing skills. It sounded great and was great fun !

Week 3 Chord C

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Outdoor Learning.

Each Monday we dedicate the afternoon to developing our outdoor curriculum. Learning is not just about being in the classroom but about learning about the world we live in.


In Outdoor Learning we found out about shells.

Beyond Coaching Rugby Sessions.

This week we welcomed Mr Johnson and Beyond Coaching as we began our PE sessions. Each week we will be practising invasion skills of throwing, catching and other rugby based skills. It was great fun today, can’t wait until next Friday afternoon !

Ukulele Music Tuition.

This week we welcomed back Mrs Fitton from the Shropshire Music Service. We began by thinking about musical composition, musical warm-up and practising rhythm. Next week we will each receive our own ukulele to learn how to play. Pop back to see how we are getting on. So exciting !

Pause and Pray.

At Criftins we place great importance on taking time each day to reflect, take time to think and also time for prayer. As we begin our new term we are thinking about the ways that we can develop our daily class worship. We might not all be able to get together as a whole school but Getting together as a class is important. Our School value for this term and focus is Friendship.

First week back.

We have only been back a couple of days but already we are beginning to adapt to the many changes due to Covid-19.  Despite all the changes and need to maintain social distancing and increased hygiene measures, we have thoroughly enjoyed being back in school learning and spending time with our friends. School is important: we need to learn about the world we live in and learn about the diversity of each other.

Daily Mile:

Each day we aim to get out and about on our running track. Exercise is essential for keeping healthy. We also enjoy having time to socialise with our friends. Being in school is about learning to communicate with our friends, peers and teachers and also about learning about the world we live in.