Art in Year 5

By Art, Year 5

In Year 5, we have now finished our Kandinsky inspired paintings.

Kandinsky’s art is all about using colours, shapes, and lines to express emotions and create a visual language that goes beyond realistic representations. It’s a unique and exciting style that allows you to explore and interpret the artwork in your own way.

Here is a taster of a few of our creations which will soon be on display. I am sure you agree that, like Kandinsky, they use bold colours and abstract shapes and lines.

Is it longer or shorter?

By FS1, Maths

In Nursery, we have been learning about measuring. 

First, we practised our counting and showed different ways of showing numbers on our fingers.

We read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and then searched our classroom to find things that were longer, shorter or the same length as the Giant’s footprint. This spoon is the same length as the Giant’s footprint.

We went outside and made long and short play dough models.

We found out more about the words full and empty by filling buckets.

Doubling in Reception

By FS2, Maths

Today, Reception Class really enjoyed having fun with doubling.  First, we warmed up by counting forwards and backwards and then subitising. (Subitising means we don’t count we say the amount!)

Then we played a doubling game with dice.  Double 3 is 6.

We had lots of fun carrying on our doubling to practice our skills independently.

Local History Week

By Community, History

We’re all looking forward to local history month in June at St Alban’s. We’ll be learning about different aspects of our local history in Wickersley, ranging from farming to Vikings! We can’t wait to share our amazing work with you.

Thank you,

Mr Dawson
History Lead

Gardening Club

By Garden, News

Here are our star gardeners for this term, they were rewarded for their great efforts and working hard. The seeds were sent to us from the Princes Trust to celebrate the Kings Coronation and to encourage our keen gardeners.

The garden is coming on nicely and we have some lovely plants and vegetables on the way.

If anyone has any plants that they wish to donate they would be most welcome.

Thank you
Miss Nightingale


Newsletter- May 2023

By Community, FS1, FS2, Letters to Parents, Newsletter, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please find attached a copy of our latest newsletter, which contains important updates and information for the upcoming summer period.

For those who prefer a paper copy, ask Mrs. Shemwell at the school office, and she will be happy to assist you. Additionally, you can access the newsletter on our school website under the “Parent Letters” section, where it will be available for viewing and download.

I’m sure you share our excitement as we approach the final day before the holidays. Wishing you all a peaceful Spring Bank Holiday.

Warm regards,

Mrs. Gurner

Dancing in the corridors

By Collective worship, Community, Glee, Mental Health, Music, News, PSHE

Over the past three weeks, our corridors have been filled with uplifting gospel music. And now, we have transitioned to exploring the world of jazz. Through this musical journey, our goal is to familiarise our children with different genres of music and broaden their musical horizons.


Rest assured, despite our newfound musical enthusiasm, we are still maintaining our commitment to orderly behaviour in the corridors. We continue to encourage our students to walk smartly and responsibly. However, you may notice a slight swing in our step as we embrace the rhythms and melodies of these captivating genres!

By exposing our children to a diverse range of musical styles, we aim to ignite their curiosity, and expand their appreciation for music.

A HUGE thank you from the PTA

By Community, English, FS1, FS2, Fund Raising, Letters to Parents, PTA, Year 1, Year 2

We have some exciting news to share with you this week! Thanks to your incredible support at PTA events, we have received Toni’s, wonderful listening stations, for our nursery, reception, and year 1 and 2 classrooms. These listening stations will provide our students with the opportunity to enjoy their favourite stories during wet plays or quiet reading time.


We extend our deepest gratitude to all the parents who have contributed to the PTA events, making it possible for us to acquire these valuable resources. On behalf of the children, we want to say a heartfelt THANK YOU for your generous support.


We are thrilled to share that we are currently in the process of designing a new outside quiet area for our KS2 students. The PTA has graciously agreed to fund this project, which will provide a serene and comfortable space for our older students to relax and engage in quiet activities.

PE Kit Vote

By Community, Equality, Letters to Parents, Physical Education, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

Earlier this year, we introduced a new PE kit protocol, where children came to school wearing their PE kit. While this change received mixed feedback from parents, we value your opinions and want to find a solution that works best for everyone.

To address the issue regarding PE kits, we would like to invite parents to participate in a voting process. Your input will help us determine the preferred approach moving forward. We have outlined two options for you to consider:

Option 1:

Children bring their PE kit in a named bag and leave it at school. It is the responsibility of both the child and parent to ensure the kit is regularly taken home for washing. Teachers will empty the cloakrooms every half term to facilitate this process.

Option 2:

Children come to school wearing their PE kits.

To gather your votes, Mrs. Cooper and Mrs. Jepson will be sending out a voting poll within the next two weeks. Your vote truly counts and will play a significant role in shaping our PE kit protocol.

Thank you for your continued support and active involvement in shaping our school policies.

Look out for the poll on Class Dojo!