Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Learning Trust for Excellence receives award for working together to deliver excellence in safeguarding practices across schools

We are delighted to announce that, as part of the Learning Trust for Excellence (LTE), we have been awarded a Leading Aspect Award for excellence in our safeguarding work which ensures our children are safe, secure and happy in everything they do. The Leading Aspect Award is a national award that identifies and celebrates leading practice in education.

Safeguarding is of paramount importance to schools and runs across all aspects of school life. The award recognises the quality of policies, practice and commitment to safeguarding shown by all involved in the Learning Trust for Excellence and acknowledges the significant impact of collaborative working on our schools. A range of people including teachers, parents, governors, pupils and Head teachers were interviewed as part of the verification process required in order to achieve the award.

Thank you to everybody who has been a part of this. We are so proud that the work we have done with the other schools and partners has had such a positive impact on us all, and most importantly our children.
The Learning Trust for Excellence has lots of exciting plans for 2018 so watch this space.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Moor Hall Wildlife Camera

Mrs Glare and a group of children were invited by Mr Martin to the local RSPB group to give a talk about the Wildlife Awards they were involved in. The group was so thrilled with the presentation that they gave a gift of £50 which was used to buy the school a wildlife camera. For the past few weeks we have been filming the wildlife that has visited our garden.

Have a look at the video below to see what we captured in our first week.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Moorhens Chocolate Truffles

There wasn't many children who turned down the chance to make these lovely chocolates. Different toppings were added to make them extra special and then they were wrapped up in coloured cellophane to take home or to give mum or dad as a special treat,

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Anti-Bullying Week at Moorhens

children helped to design 2 large posters for ant-bullying week

They also designed their own poems and mini posters

Moorhens Poppy Art & Crafts

The children at Moorhens enjoyed making a contribution to our remembrance day poster, by making poppy's out of tissue paper.

Monday, 19 November 2018

Calling Year 3 :) Help please

In the next few days Year 3  will start making a wreath decoration that will be sold at the Christmas fair.

For our make, we would like the children to bring the following in to school:
·      A good quality black plastic bin bag
·      Lots of newspaper
·      At least 3 long pieces of tinsel – The more tinsel the children have the better the effect.

Making the wreaths takes quite a long time. As time is short we would ask that the children bring the materials in as soon as possible.

Thank you very much for your help.

The Year 3 team

Mr. Winter                 Mrs. Hanlon               Mrs. Winter

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Dick Whittington Pantomime Payments

Dear Parents

This year we have been able to give all of the children a pantomime in school - we hope they really enjoyed it.

As a school we are dependent upon voluntary contributions to support such events. This year we may have to supplement the performance with school budget share as we have a lot of voluntary contributions that have not been sent in to school.

If you have not already done so, please can you send a voluntary contribution to help covering the costs of the pantomime.

Thank you

Saturday, 3 November 2018

#Barvember what do you think of this?

What is Barvember? What’s the point?
Barvember is organised by White Rose Maths to encourage everyone to use the bar model. We believe that the Bar Model is a useful tool for helping children visualise and then solve maths problems. Even some of the most complex problems can be seen much easier when represented visually.  
Barvember provides an opportunity for everyone to just do some maths.
We know that the bar model is not the ONLY way of visualising a problem and we also know that these problems can be solved in the other ways.  

Why should we take part?
We hope for the fun of doing maths. Lots of rewards available too; BARS of Fairtrade chocolate and places on our courses to name a few.
How do I share my solution?
• Tweet it to us @WhiteRoseMaths and use #barvember
• Send it to

Do I need to understand bar models to take part?
We have designed the problems so that people who have no or limited experience of bar modelling can still get involved

We provide two versions. One version where the bar model is fully or part-drawn and one where there is space to draw the bar model.

We have also included an additional similar question for each of the first 4 problems that allow you to practice what you have just learnt. Visit for our bar modelling CPD.

Who is Barvember aimed at?
We hope that there is a problem for everyone. We will release 5 problems a day so there is plenty to get stuck into. The problems will get more challenging over the course of “Barvember”. Choose the problems that are most appropriate for you or your class.

Friday, 26 October 2018

National Online Safety: Fortnite Song

With the holiday approaching, and as part of their #WakeUpWednesday campaign, National Online Safety has teamed up with MusicAlternative to launch a Fortnite online safety song.

The song encourages parents and carers to "stay switched on" to online dangers when their children are playing Fortnite.

Have a listen to the song below:

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Moorhens Outdoor Play

We were lucky at Moorhens to  have the warm weather to still  play outdoors.

Playing house with the dolls and pushchairs 

Children also had fun making mud pies

 A little  fun and exercise on the bicycles