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MAT French Day 


On Monday 12th February 2024, 6 children from Year 3 and 4, went to Janet Duke Primary School for our MAT (Multi Academy Trust) French Day. The children had croissants for breakfast, learnt facts and information about France, and made an apple 'tarte tatin'. They had a great day!

Noak Bridge is a TPP School!


In the Autumn term 2023 we completed training all staff in the 9 'advanced' elements of 'Trauma Perceptive Practice' (TPP).

This has been a lengthy process which has taken around 2 years to disseminate the detailed information to staff through staff meetings, training sessions and INSET days.


We would like to thank all our staff for their dedication to understanding and improving the lives of the children who attend Noak Bridge.



World Book Day - Thursday 7th March 2024


Once again this year we will be celebrating 'World Book Day' by dressing up, swapping books and many other fun activities.


A letter and the book tokens have already been sent home.

Friday 9th February 2024 - Celebration Assembly

Mental Health Week - Millie in Year 2 wrote an acrostic poem about 'her voice' - It's fantastic Millie!

Live Author Literacy Session


On Thursday 1st February 2024, across the school, we joined authors Swapna Haddow (Key Stage 1) and Steve Camden (Key Stage 2) to learn all about world-building, an essential component of story creation and storytelling that will help pupils develop their understanding of place, character and narrative. In this interactive event, pupils had the opportunity to create a brand-new, fictional world live with Steven. Together with pupils from across the UK, we had the chance to imagine a magical street where a collaborative story begins and will challenge pupils to ask who could be behind each front door.


Supporting The Little Princess Trust


Naisha, Year 4, didn’t realise that her own hair could help make a wig for a poorly child, who had lost their own hair due to cancer or other medical conditions. 

So she decided to chop a whopping 13 inches off her beautiful hair! She is awfully proud of herself for being able to help.

Everyone at Noak Bridge is also incredibly proud of your kindness and generosity - well done! 


The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or to other conditions such as Alopecia.

The charity is also one of the largest funders of childhood cancer research in the UK.

The Little Princess Trust relies solely on the generosity of its wonderful supporters who help the charity give hair and hope to so many children and young people with cancer each year.

Benjamin, Year 6, has been playing for Perry Street FC as goalkeeper and has been playing incredibly well and received 'man of the match' for several matches consecutively - well done!

NSPCC - Speak Out, Stay Safe


In December 2023 class teachers led assemblies across the school produced by the NSPCC to talk to children about the different types of abuse, that abuse is never a child’s fault (KS2), how children can be hurt by others (KS1) and that children have the right to be kept safe and to know who a child can talk to if they need help.

The assemblies also made children aware of the Childline number and how they can access support.


Starting the new year with positive news


A good way to start the new year is with some good news through helping others and we would like to share that we managed to raise £169.95 for Children in Need in November!

Thank you for your support and kind donations.

Happy New Year!

Welcome back!


Please remember to recycle your Christmas Cards by putting them in the wheelie bin by the main office.

Wishing all of our families and the local community a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at Noak Bridge Primary School.

Saying goodbye to Miss Fisher


Wednesday 20th December 2023 was Miss Fisher's last day at Noak Bridge School. Miss Fisher has been part of the team for 9 years and we will miss her quiet, warm and organised manner. We would like to thank her for her support in developing the choir and the English curriculum over the years.

We wish her the very best of luck in her new career.

Christmas Dinner


On Friday 15th of December we had our Christmas dinner day. The children wore Christmas jumpers, hats and hairbands - we listened to Christmas music while the staff served the children at their tables.

There was a great atmosphere and serving the dinner went very smoothly.


We would like to say a huge 'Thank You' to Mrs Stanley and Mrs Hemmings for preparing, organising and cooking a delicious Christmas dinner for nearly 200 people! 

Hosanna and Tommy in Year 5 asked if we could have Christmas dinner every day, had clean plates and gave it a 10 / 10!!


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Christmas Card Recycling


After Christmas, please bring all of your old Christmas cards and put them in our 'Christmas card recycling wheelie bin' which will be placed by the main entrance.

This is for Christmas cards ONLY - not general waste or recycling. 


Thank you

'Junior Scurry'


On Sunday 10th December, Hazel, Year 3 took part in the ‘junior scurry’ of the Southend Rudolph run which was a 1k race along the promenade.

Well done Hazel for demonstrating part of our school values - 'healthy'. 

Christmas Fair


On Saturday 2nd December 2023, the PFA organised a fantastic Christmas Fair.

Thank you to all of the families and members of the local community who came to play games, purchase hand made crafts, eat and drink Christmas goodies. It was a great day and very busy!


We would like to say a HUGE 'THANK YOU' to the PFA team  (who are small but mighty) for the many, many hours they spent organising, preparing and setting up for the fair - we really appreciate your dedication and support for the school.

Lunchtime Fun


Throughout the Autumn term we have had a sports coach support 'play' and 'games' every Wednesday lunchtime.

The coach has also been training Year 6 to continue the use of playground equipment and games during lunchtime which will start in the Spring term.

The children have enjoyed the range of games.

Online Author Workshop


On Friday 1st December 2023, Year 1 and Year 2 took part in a virtual author visit from Nick Sherratt and Pippa Goodhart. They listened as they read their book 'You Choose Christmas'. We helped the author's choose which Christmas jumper they would wear, and which job they would do at Santa's workshop. We also got to join Nick for some live draw-alongs!


Lola and Kiara made a bouquet of the beautiful Autumn leaves.

29th November 2023 MAT Key Stage 1 Art workshop at Noak Bridge - led by Mrs Mackenzie.

A festive message from Chase.

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Noak Bridge Christmas Tree


We would like to say a huge 'Thank You' to the Probert family (Dunton Christmas Trees) who again have donated our stunning Christmas tree for the main entrance.

As per tradition, Year 6 children decorated the tree while listening to some festive music!

Year 1 wrote stories for the Reception children based on an animal that had lost its smile and they had the opportunity to read them together.

Supporting Charities


Ndudim, in Year 3, has raised money for 2 charities.

He raised £350 for Great Ormond Street Hospital and an amazing £1400 for 'Midwives at Maternity Azur (MAMA)' which will pay for a midwife's salary in Uganda for a whole year!

This is a fantastic demonstration of our pupils exemplifying our school values and being good citizens within society.

Well done Ndudim!

Kindness supporting charities

Schools Team Ministry Assembly


On Monday 27th November 2023, Charlotte, came from the Schools Team Ministry to lead one of her fun and interactive assemblies bringing Christian message and this week she reminded us of the Christmas story.


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Netball match against Great Berry Primary School

MAT Science workshop at Great Berry Primary School

Year 1 Local Area Fieldwork


On Friday 17th November 2023, Year 1 went on their local area fieldwork walk for Geography. The children were looking at the local area to see what facilities and amenities are near to the school for example the village hall, the medical centre, the pond, the shop, the post office, the park etc. They were using a map with a 'key' to identify these and their route from school around the village and back to school. The children were very excited and had a great time.

A special 'thank you' to Mrs Jones who came to support the class for the trip.



MAT Tag Rugby Tournament


On Friday 17th November 2023, some Year 6 pupils attended a tag rugby tournament at Janet Duke Primary School. 

There were 4 schools that took part: Noak Bridge, Great Berry, Janet Duke and Lincewood, all the schools within our MAT.

We played 4 games and played some good rugby - our passing was particularly good. Mr West said we scored one of the best tries of the day. Everyone had a great time, tried their best and we enjoyed spending time as a team.


Written by Maggie and Tom. 

Online Safety Workshop


On Tuesday 14th November 2023 Year 5 attended an Online Safety live workshop with the '2 Johns' to learn about keeping safe online, our digital footprint, sending inappropriate images or messages, safely using social media and location privacy.

Wear Blue to support World Diabetes Day - Tuesday 14th November 2023

To see all the photographs from World Diabetes Day, follow the link below:

Farewell after 12 years!


On Friday 10th November 2023 we said a very sad goodbye to Mrs Jones who has worked at Noak Bridge for over 12 years but being part of the Noak Bridge community for longer as her children also attended the school. Mrs Jones has taught and supported many children over the years with her warm, compassionate and creative approach. We wish her well in her new chapter but we will miss her greatly.

Goodbye Mrs Jones

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Remembrance Day


On Friday 10th November we discussed and had activities across the school linked to Remembrance day.

Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to honour armed forces members who have died in the line of duty. 

Friday 10th November 2023 we had ADHD workshops across the school led by Amy from 'Multi Schools Council'.

PFA Halloween Disco


On Friday 3rd November 2023 the Parents and Friends Association (PFA) organised a spooky disco for the whole school.

Everyone had an amazing time and there was some energetic dancing!


We would like to say a HUGE thank you to the small team of parents who organised the event - the children had a great time.


If you would like to join and support the PFA please contact the school office.


To see more videos follow the link below.

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On Friday 3rd November 2023 Year 6 met their Reception buddies. They spent time playing, talking and reading together - everyone had a lovely time.

British Cycling Development Team


Harry, Year 6, spends many hours practising and competing on his BMX and he is now on the British Cycling Development Team!

This is an amazing achievement and everyone at Noak Bridge is incredibly proud.

Well done Harry!

Farewell to Mrs Wardle


On Tuesday 31st October we said, a very sad, goodbye to Mrs Wardle who has worked at the school for over 10 years, in many roles!

The children all gathered in the hall to wish her goodbye and thank her for her support to the children during her time at Noak Bridge.

We wish her every success in her new career.


You will be missed Mrs Wardle!




Noak Bridge Yarn Bombers


Once again the Noak Bridge Yarn Bombers have decorated the village with amazing knitted / crotched poppy art.

They will be on display for 4 weeks to give everyone the time to appreciate the creativity and talent we have in our community and to reflect during Remembrance. 

Bawdsey Manor

Year 6 Residential Trip 18th - 20th October 2023


This week our Year 6 class went to Bawdsey Manor (PGL) for their residential trip and they had a fun filled 3 days at the beautiful venue.

To see all photographs and videos please click on the link below.

Autism Workshops


On Friday 20th October 2023, Kierran Pearce from the Multi Schools Council (website link below) led workshops in classes across the school from Year 1 - Year 6. Kierran taught the children about Autism, that you cannot 'see' Autism, everyone has their different strengths and that we are all different.


These messages support our school values and RPSHE curriculum - we encourage children to be kind, teach that we are all different and we should be respectful towards each other.


Thank you Kierran! The children really enjoyed the workshops and they said that they now know more about Autism than they did before.


Sanaya, Year 4, received a trophy for 'being her best' in Ju Jitsu.

Cooking within English

Year 4


As part of our English lessons, we learnt how to write a recipe. Our teachers showed us a basic muffin recipe and we then researched how we could adapt it and add in extra ingredients to make it our own. Last week, we wrote our recipes and created our own recipes cards which Miss Topham then sent home. They all sounded delicious and some children even brought some muffins in that they had made at home.

William the Conkerer!


Robin, Year 2, made this fantastic conker snake and has named him William the Conkerer. 

The large snake is made of 100 conkers and is 217cm long. The baby snake is called Timmy and he is just 10 conkers, 22 cm long.

Robin collected the conkers from a Horse Chestnut tree in Noak Bridge and from one outside his dentist in Billericay. 

Robin's Grandad drilled the holes in the conkers. Robin threaded each conker onto the string with a large plastic needle.  He gave it a forked tongue and googly eyes. 



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Alma, Year 3, received a medal and certificate for gymnastics - well done!

Beauie, Year 3, received a medal for dance - well done!

Eli, Year 3, player of the week at football - well done!

Tommee, Year 3, achieved level 3 and swimming 10 metres certificates - well done!

Sophie, Year 1, received a badge for raising money for the 'Gold Geese' charity - well done!

Leo, Year 6, achieved the 'progress' award at Bright Boots football club - well done!

Pheonix, Year 5, was 'performer of the week' at Stand Out performing arts club - well done!

Tuesday 10th October 2023


Wear yellow for 'World Mental Health Day' - NO MONEY required.

Isabella, Year 4, received a trophy for great expression when performing - Well done!

Joshua, Year 3, has an array of medals for his skills in football - Well done!

Lola, Year 3, received a medal for her skills in dancing - Well done!

Season Branch


Pupils in Year 2 'painted' this branch with blackberries they squashed to make 'paint'. They decided to add some 'signs of Autumn'.

There also have plans for Christmas! Watch this space!

Ndudim, Year 3, was 'Warrior of the Week' at Ju Jitsu - Well done!


Last summer for his birthday Ndudim, Year 3, wanted to do a 7km walk to raise money for two charities. 

He owes a thank you to the school library as he found the idea in a school book!

This is amazing Ndudim and everyone at Noak Bridge is very proud!

Ndudim raises money for charity

Sponsored Obstacle Course


Sophie, Year 1, organised a sponsored obstacle race to raise money for the 'Gold Geese' Charity who provide practical and emotional support to families of children and young people fighting cancer in south east Essex.

Sophie managed to raise £168! This is amazing and everyone at Noak Bridge is very proud!




Mollie, Year 2, shared her special drawing.

Charlie, Year 2, received a football trophy. Well done!

Amelia-May, Year 5, received a trophy for ju-jitsu. Well done!

Joey, Scarlett, Evelyn and Oliver were our Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS) this week! Keep up the great work.

Sanaya, Year 5, was gymnast of the week. Well done!

'The Makery' Debut


Mia, Year 3, took part in the TV show called 'The Makery' for Sky Kids


Hello everybody, I'm Mia and I do modelling. I filmed on the tv show the Makery for sky kids at the Maidstone studio. It's really big there. 

I made some friends called Sohan and Victoria. I filmed for 4 episodes and saw all the tv sets. I ate lots of food that was delicious. 

Now it's time for my clip.

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Noak Bridge Hedgehogs


Last Tuesday Fern and Robin helped to rescue a hedgehog within Noak Bridge village.

The hedgehog was out during the day - which is not a good sign as they are nocturnal. He/she looked quite small and he/she was in the road.

The family phoned South Essex Wildlife Hospital in Orsett and they said to please bring the hedgehog to them.

They have about 80 hedgehogs in their care at the animal hospital. They need to weigh 600g by December so they have enough fat to survive their winter hibernation. 

We hope he/she makes a speedy recovery.

Hazel, year 3, took part in a running event. Well done!

Fallon, year 1, was ‘warrior of the week’ at Ju Jitsu. Well done!

George, year 5, shared his signed photo of Wayne Rooney.

Nancy, year 3, achieved her ‘grow your own’ badge at Brownies. Well done!

Amazing Football News


Johnny, Year 6, was scouted at a recent tournament and asked to attend the Ipswich Academy.

He was selected to play in the advanced development team, which is one level under the Academy level!

This is an amazing achievement and everyone at Noak Bridge are very proud - well done Johnny!



Keeping Healthy!


Hazel, in Year 3, ran the 'Thameside 10 for 10' - 1K race at the weekend and came second! 

She is demonstrating one of our school values - keeping healthy.

Well done.

Our litter picking crew is growing!

Well done Emily, Erin, Naisha, Scarlett, Isabella, Jessie, Avleen and Juno.

Demonstrating school values!


It was lovely to welcome all of the children back to school this week and we have had a positive start to the year.

A great example of this came from Scarlett, Willow and Isabella offering to pick up litter during their lunchtime showing that they are kind and respectful, two of our school values!

BMX Competition Success


Harry, Year 6, has been competing in more competitions over the summer and been successful again!

We are proud of your continued dedication and achievements Harry!

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House Team Winners for 2022 - 2023 are the Blue Team - Congratulations!

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Year 6 2023 Last Day at Noak Bridge! To see all the photos click on the link below.

Year 6 play petanque at Noak Bridge Village Hall 20th July 2023

Noak Bridge Year 4 Champion


Mollie, Year 4, represented Noak Bridge at the District Sports competition and ran the fastest time for Year 4 girls 600m, which made her the Year 4 Champion for 600m.

This is an amazing achievement, we are so proud!

Sports Day Team Winners


Key Stage One Winners: The Blue Team

Lower Key Stage Winners: The Green Team

Upper Key Stage Winners: The Green Team


Overall Sports Day Team Winners: The Green Team


Well done to everyone who took part!

Hazel, Year 1, took part in a dance performance - well done!

MAT Coding Workshop


On Wednesday 12th July 2023, five children in Year 5, were selected to represent Noak Bridge at a MAT Coding Workshop at Lincewood Primary School.

Everyone had a great morning.

3rd July 2023, Charlotte, from the Schools Ministry led an assembly telling a Christian story.

Author visit to EYFS


On Friday 30th June 2023 author, Jane Rhodes read her book (Margot) to the children and then they did some drawing and colouring. Jane said she had a wonderful afternoon with the class, and the children were delightful! 


Sports Day Team Winners


Key Stage One Winners: The Blue Team

Lower Key Stage Winners: The Green Team

Upper Key Stage Winners: The Green Team


Overall Sports Day Team Winners: The Green Team

We even had golden medal biscuits for Sports Day!

George, Year 4, was awarded 'players player' and the 'participation' award at his football club - well done!

Leo, Year 2, took part in a drawing competition - well done!

Mrs Gibson (parent) brought into school an acorn that had germinated and showed clearly, and beautifully, how an acorn grows into an oak tree. This was shared with classes and in our whole school assembly.


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Year 3 & 4 District Sports 


On Friday 7th July, selected pupils from Year 3 and 4 took part in the District Sports at Basildon Sporting Village.

Noak Bridge Sports Day


On Thursday 6th July 2023 we had our annual sports day. Everyone tried there best and (apart from the short rain shower!) an enjoyable day was had by all, we even had golden biscuits for lunch!


We would like to say a special thank you to the Noak Bridge PFA for the ice lollies - a very kind gesture much appreciated by the children and staff.


We would also like to thank Mr Carswell and the Year 6 helpers for organising such a fun day.


To see all photos, please visit our gallery page - link below:


Year 5 Outdoor Learning


Year 5 had their outdoor learning day on Thursday 6th July. We had a range of activities and we had lots of fun!

First, we had to measure the playground using metre sticks and tape measures to find the number of metres in a space. We then had to try to draw the playground to scale using our measurements. We also measured the Astro and we used multiplication and worked as a team to work out the area. 

After break, we wrote a poem about nature and the outdoors. Some of us wrote a free verse poem, a rhyming poem or a nonet which we have done together in class before. We then illustrated them. 

We have been creating Egyptian art in class and recently using watercolours to decorate scarab beetles. Some of us then made a scarab beetle out of natural materials or created framed natural artwork.

After lunch, we collected a range of leaves and drew or traced them. We then coloured them in vibrant colours using oil and chalk pastels. 

For the last part of the day, we collected sticks, explored and made dens. 

We had a lovely day together and really enjoyed our Outdoor Learning day. 


Joey and Amelie, Year 5

Year 6 play Petanque at Noak Bridge Village Hall

National Rounders Competition


Our amazing Year 6 rounders team reached the semi finals of the National rounders competition!

On Wednesday 28th June they travelled to Leicester, leaving school at 6am, and played brilliantly throughout the day.

We are so proud of the team and this phenomenal achievement!

Noak Bridge National Rounders Competition, Leicester


On the 28th of June 2023, 10 children from Year 6: Bethany, Ruby, Eadie, Samantha, Sonny, Michael, Max, Tsepo, Josh and Nathalie participated in the National Rounders Competition.

Parents/carers were allowed to watch this and participate in supporting our team. When we first got there, the children warmed up for the intense matches, which were about to take place, against various schools across England by practising their throws and batting skills. On the first match, we won 7-0 then we drew 4-4 but sadly because one team didn’t show up, we had to play the 2 teams twice. We won 10 ½ -2 but we unfortunately lost to the team we drew 4-4 with. The score ended up being 6-2; however, we still got through to the quarter finals, which we drew 7-7, so we had to play a game of 5 good balls to win and whoever won goes through to the semi-finals. Luckily, we won which was an amazing moment for the school and children.

Since we won the quarter finals, the children played in the semi-finals but we sadly lost 4 ½ -4. However, it was still an amazing achievement and a very proud moment for our school.


From Bethany and Ruby.


Noak Bridge at National Finals!!!


Our Year 6 rounders team have qualified for the National rounders finals and will be travelling to Leicester on Wednesday to compete.

To get to this amazing position they won the Southend district competition and were runners up in Essex (county) Finals.

Let's get behind our team and wish them the best of luck!!

Amy, Year 4, was the parents player of the year runner up. Well done!

Willow and Erin, Year 3, ran the 'Race for Life' and raised over £400 in honour of Willow's Dad. What an amazing achievement!

Mollie, Year 1, received a medal for her singing at 'Poppets'. Well done!

Year 4 Outdoor Learning


On the 23rd of June 2023, the year 4 children had outdoor learning. For maths, they gathered some different sized sticks and made angles. When they finished the long line, they then created some different types of triangles and if they finished that, they would make other shapes and see how many they could make.


For English, the children sat down and thought about their senses. After that, their teacher, Miss Topham, told them to make an acrostic poem about their surroundings. Some of them managed to finish, and when some of them did, they could draw illustrations. And if they finished that, they would make a circle with sticks, leaves, grass and flowers.  


For Art, they created a picture of a leaf of their choice. They used a pencil to draw the outline. After they did, they coloured the leaf in chalk pastels that they drew the colours that they chose could be bright. They could draw 1 – 4 leaves. If they did that, they could get a sheet from Miss Topham that had different types of leaves on. They had to find them in the nature area. Once they had found some, they went to get the leaf marked so then they knew what ones they had already found.


Written by Amie S and Paula

BMX Competition in Cardiff


At the weekend of 17th June Harry, in Year 5, placed 1st place at a BMX competition in Cardiff.

Well done Harry!

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On Monday 19th June, Steven and Georgia from Basildon Library came to talk to us about the NEW Summer Reading Challenge! We hope you all sign up.

Layla, Year 1, ‘Performer of the Week’ at Standout.

Jorgie, Year 4, received a medal and a trophy for an Irish dancing competition. Well done!

Daisy, Year 3, was the player of the week at our football club. Well done!

Year One Outdoor Learning


On Friday 16th June, Year One, had their outdoor learning day where they decorated bird feeders, made twig boats, made leaf sun catchers and had their own scavenger hunt. Everyone had a brilliant day!

Now's The Time For Change


On Monday 12th June 2023 Year 6 took part in a resilience workshop led by 'Now's the Time for Change'.


- improving concentration, focus and low level behaviours

- understanding emotions and their responses

- positive psychology (creating positive mindsets and enhancing positive language)

- basic emotional freedom tapping techniques

- promoting a calm and safe environment with breathing and relaxation techniques

- creating positive visions / outlooks to empower a positive outcome

- building on resilience, self confidence and self esteem (embracing individuality!)

Our Year 5 & 6 Rounders Team were the 'CPRSSP Rounders Tournament' winners - Congratulations!

Noak Bridge play Petanque


Children in Year 6 have started to learn how to play Petanque with the Noak Bridge Petanque team and will visit the Village Hall each week.


Alma, Year 2, came first and second place in a gymnastics competition. Well done!

Shae, Year 1, received a medal for kicking the ball well. Well done!

Fikayo, Year 1, received a medal and the golden boot from his football club. Well done!

Eli, Year 2, received an end of season trophy for participation and creating lots of ‘assists’. Well done!

Taylor, Year 3, was the ‘performer of the week’ at Standout drama club. Well done!

Joshua, Year 2, played well at football camp. Well done!

World Environment Day


Following a class assembly about World Environment Day, Heidi in Year 4, went litter picking around our local area of Noak Bridge.

Well done Heidi!

Children in Year 2 were asked to research and produce an advert for a seaside resort.

The children put in a lot of effort into their homework and some children have been very creative!

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Leo, Year 2, TV advert.

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Harry's Round 2 BMX Competition Success


On Saturday 27th May at Ramp World in Cardiff, Harry in Year 5, took part in round 2 of a Competition.

Harry came fifth place which is a fantastic result! Well done.




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Friday 26th May, Commonwealth Games