Some Excellent Y4 Role Models

By Community, Year 4

Some wonderful Y4 girls volunteered to do a litter pick after noticing some rubbish on the floor outside. They helped Mr Hetherington to check the whole school perimeter. Thank you so much for caring about our environment. What stars!

Year 5 Parent Art Afternoon

By Art, Community, Year 5

Year 5 have been studying the abstract art movement and the work of Kandinsky. We have read The Noisy Paintbox which is an exuberant celebration of creativity. Barb Rosenstock and Mary GrandPré tell the fascinating story of Vasily Kandinsky, one of the very first painters of abstract art. 

This afternoon, we created our own abstract pieces and shared our creative session with our grown ups. A productive afternoon was had by all and we were so pleased with how much the adults enjoyed sharing this time with our Year 5 children.

Empathy plus Migration in Year 5

By Collective worship, Community, Equality, Mental Health, Religious Education, Year 5

This afternoon, Year 5 had a workshop session with Taiye from the Red Cross.  He explained to us about the role of the British Red Cross.  We talked about the key vocabulary of empathy, migration, refugee and asylum seeker. We learned that empathy is the ability to imagine, understand and share the feelings or perspectives of others. By developing empathy, it can help us increase our awareness and understanding of others, our willingness to support others, and create more inclusive, resilient communities.  

We listened to the account of Hamza’s journey as he was seeking asylum and wrote a feeling story and thought about how we would feel if we were in Hamza’s shoes. We also wrote a letter to someone who was new to our country.

As our final task, we considered if we were to do one thing differently about how we treat others from today, what could we do?

Many of the children had some very thoughtful ideas about what we had been working on and were a credit to St Alban’s as always.

During our end of day prayer, Esme said she had chosen The Ukraine as our place in the world to focus our thoughts because she had chosen a prayer that she believed was fitting.  I hope you agree with Esme’s choice. 

Prayer for the Afraid

Dear God,

Take care of those who live in war zones:

Afraid of noise,

afraid of silence:


Afraid for themselves,

afraid for others:


Afraid to stay,

afraid to go:


Afraid of living,

afraid of dying.


Give them peace in their hearts,

in their homes

and in their land.



Merry Christmas

By Christmas, Collective worship, Community, Glee, Music

Well, the final assembly for 2023 was quite lively! We sang Christmas songs, danced, and had a great time. Nursery even joined us for a few songs, and our wonderful Year 6 children did an excellent job looking after them.

Wishing you all a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We look forward to welcoming you back to school on Monday, January 8th, 2024.

Schools out for Christmas!

By Christmas, Community
Dear parents and carers,

I don’t know about you, but it feels like we are wrapping up for the Christmas Holidays unusually late this year. The past eight weeks have been brimming with pantomimes, discos, nativities, and a many more festive activities.

On Thursday, we will be finishing our school day at 1:30 pm. This early closure schedule also applies on the last day of school in the summer. We know that dates can occasionally be overlooked on ClassDojo and text messages, so to ensure everyone stays well-informed, we encourage you to subscribe to the school calendar, accessible at the bottom of the page.

Thank you,

Mrs Gurner

St Alban’s Church – Christmas Extravaganza

By Christmas, Community, Fund Raising

Friday 22nd December – 12:30pm – 3:00pm


We are looking forward to this event!! If you are bringing a child to visit Santa, it would be really helpful if you could quickly fill out the form using the link below. That way, we have a good idea of how many children to expect.

Make sure you say hello to Mrs Booth and Miss Nightingale at their hot chocolate stand.

Thank you
Mrs Shemwell

Parent Workshop in Year 3

By Art, Community, Year 3

Year 3 were delighted to welcome parents into school yesterday to take part in our art unit on collography. Pupils designed an image of an Ancient Greek mythical creature, transferred it onto cardboard and cut it out. We used ribbed paper and hole punches to add texture, ready to be printed using acylic paints.