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Have a look at what Cedar, Palm and Willow have been up to...

Science Week

The theme this year is 'Connections'.


We have had a number of visitors talking about their jobs and the area of science which link to them.

We had a Zoom call from Switzerland with Lottie Cavanagh, who is studying for a PhD in particle physics. She is currently working on the Faser project - searching for dark matter.


Mrs Louise Hill, who works for The Environment Agency, came in to talk to us about her job and about river ecosystems and the impact of invasive species. 


We also joined a virtual meeting run by the NFU - How are sheep connected to seaweed?



Harry Potter Day


The children received a letter inviting them to enroll in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.


First of all, we had to find platform 9 3/4 to catch the Hogwarts Express. On arrival, we were greeted by the teachers (dressed in their best cloaks and hats), who led us into the Great Hall, where the sorting hat put us into our houses: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw.


We learnt some spells and made some potions in our potions lesson. We are looking forward to our Harry Potter inspired writing tasks this term!


Reading Relay


As we move into the second week of our BIG READ event, the children completed the Reading Relay today. When the 'book baton' appeared at a classroom door, the children (and staff) had to stop everything and read! This meant that there was someone reading somewhere in MJS at every moment of the day - that's a total of 6 hours and 40 minutes!

World Book Day 2023

The theme of the day was 'You as a Reader'. We came dressed as book characters, wrote book clues or simply shared our favourite books. See how many you can name! 



We dressed as elves and completed many Christmas tasks to help Father Christmas.

Willow Class have been learning to play the accompaniment to 'Disco Fever' on Glockenspiels

Odd Socks Day

As part of our Anti-bullying Week, we celebrated Odd Socks Day. This year's theme is: Reach Out.

The Journey


We had a virtual visit from Debbie. She works for the National Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire. She ran a workshop called 'The Journey'.



Step back in time to Nazi Germany. Step into the life of Leo, a young German Jewish boy growing up in 1930s Berlin. Everything changes for him under Nazi rule. Eventually, his family makes the brave choice to send him to safety in the UK, as a child refugee on the Kindertransport.


Leo’s story raises big questions. What is it like to be seen as ‘different’? What courage does it take to stand up for our friends against bullying? Take a journey into one of the most dramatic periods of world history, to help you think about identity, friendship and kindness in your own life today.


The children really engaged with this workshop and asked many important questions.

Pudsey Ramble - great fun had by all!

National Poetry Day - 6th October


As part of the celebrations, Year 6 learnt and performed a poem called 'The Battle of Britain' by James Wiggins.



Year 6 The Battle of Britain.mp3

We also wrote acrostic poems inspired by the book 'The Lost Words' by Robert Macfarlane. Our poems were entered into a national competition. Fingers crossed. Here are a few examples:

Design Technology - Cam Toys

The children have worked really hard to design and create their moving toys, using cams mechanisms. 

Evacuee Day


In history, we are learning about World War II and, in particular, key turning points of the conflict, such as the Battle of Britain.


To launch our studies, we experienced what life was like as an evacuee. We heard Neville Chamberlain announce that Britain was at war, packed our suitcases and bid a tearful farewell to our parents.


We travelled by train to the village of Melbourne (our village did host evacuees during the war) and a very strict billeting officer organised us. We waited to be 'chosen' by our foster families.

Our transition day activity