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We are very proud of our school and all of the opportunities that we give our pupils. We value all individuals, pupils and adults, and seek to ensure that everyone reaches their full potential, leaving them ready for the next stage in their learning journey.

We believe that we are an open and welcoming school and have excellent relationships with our parents. This is very important to us.

Robert Hull - Headteacher

Latest updates from our school

Endurance TB - Productivity and Me

We started with a discussion about productivity and the barriers to this - in relation to this, we thought about the environment, ourselves, our skills and resources - we reflected on how each could impact productivity. We then thought about 'man-hours', and how long things should take to achieve.

Following this, we de-constructed our rafts, sorting materials into groups depending on whether they were waste, recyclable or reusable (one of the winches is now a reindeer body).

We then moved onto making Christmas decorations, with a focus being productivity. 

To end, we identified our own YOU22 strengths and justified these to a partner.

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The Lion King

Six lucky children got the chance to see the stage performance of the Lion King, at the Lyceum Theatre in London’s West End. The day started with a prompt departure from Derby at 6:00a.m, along with thirty six other children from our Embark Academy. A visit to the famous Pineapple Studios with a dance workshop led by two stars of the show, had us put through our paces. Next, was Pizza Express, a quick refuel and then off to the theatre to watch the world renowned production. The mind blowing technical machines blew us off our seats; teamed with dazzling costumes, some with hand sewn microscopic beads which shimmered in the light; amazing choreography and toe tapping music. A once in a lifetime experience for us all. We wouldn’t have had this amazing experience without the help from Mr Crawford, Mrs Horwood, Mrs McLaughlin and Mrs Farley.

Web post by Emily and Elissa.

Endeavour / Discovery TB - Roads, Printing, Decorations, Dens, Drama and Music

What a gorgeous day for we started by trying to catch falling leaves. 

In the wood, the children had freedom to choose an experience that interested them and most were highly focused in their pursuits. 

There were some lovely outcomes with stand-out performances by some children in drama and in the use of tools to create Christmas decorations. 

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Resilience TB - A Mosaic of Activity

A beautiful afternoon in the wood saw us undertake a variety of experiences - some expanded the morning group's city-scape, others painted, composed music, made munchkin water fountains or cracked on with Christmas decorations.

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Courage Mon TB - Emperor Moon Gazer

Wow! A letter from Flame informed us that the supreme leader of the Munchkins, Emperor Moon Gazer, was due to visit...the problem...the Emperor feels Munchkin clans should be entering the modern age with roads, cars buildings etc...and our Munchkins want to stay natural.

So, some of the children set too constructing a fake city-scape while others made street and traffic lights to make the whole scene realistic. Thankfully, the Emperor has poor vision so we're hoping we should be able to trick him. 

As well as this, a group composed and performed a piece of autumn music with another pair learning the skills needed to make a camp fire. 

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If you practise, you'll get better!

The children in Team Courage have been learning their multiplication and division facts by playing Hit the Button and TT Rockstars in maths.  In our class we always say that if you practise, you'll get better.  So why not help your child to learn their multiplication and division facts by playing the games at home?  Simply click the links at the bottom of this page to visit the websites.  Have fun! 


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Achievement Assembly Winners

Well done to all of our Achievement Assembly winners this week.  You have all been recognised by your teachers for your hard work and effort in English over the last week. A special well done too to Tielar, for his extra-special artwork at home, and to Aurora, who has worked really hard this week in Mr Hull's lessons. For this, you you were both awarded the Headteacher's Award.


A Week in Time

A huge well done to those of you in Team Courage who have made fabulous progress in telling the time this week.

I've especially enjoyed our games and activities that have seen you become masters of o'clock and half past using both analogue and digital time. We even made Pudsey clocks today to take home and help us develop our skills further. Great effort everyone! Capture Time

Equality & Endeavour spelling lists

Click on the owl images below for your spelling group to take you to some fun games and activities. There is also a definition for each word to help you understand the word's meaning if you are unsure.
Enjoy and let us know your favourite spelling game this week!

Miss Jennings' spelling group & Endeavour Mrs S's group
Stage 3, List 8
Mrs S's group
Reading lists 15 & 16
Miss J spellling Mrs S spelling Stage 3 Mrs S spelling Stage 1


Courage Fri TB - Leaf Man

We started with a challenge to find a number of different coloured leaves - we then discussed these and said which was our favourite.

Enjoying a hot chocky and bicci, we then looked at the book 'Leaf Man' and shared our thoughts on the different flora and fauna we could spot in the pictures.

Taking inspiration from this, we set too creating our own 'Leaf-Man' themed collages. 

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