Grand Opening of ‘The Hastings’ building

On Monday 19th March it was the official opening of ‘The Hastings’ Building. We had a special assembly lead by Graham Pickhaver (Chair of Governors) and we were fortunate to have numerous special guests. Speeches were given by Lord Hastings whose family own the land and Mark Farrer (CEO of Synergy Trust). A huge thank you to Mr Allen for creating the name plaque for the building and to Mrs Baker for providing refreshments for all our special guests and children.

House Team – Netball

This week all the house teams have been taking part in the netball event. Well done to everyone for working hard in their teams.

World Book Day – Year 1 Venus

On Thursday 8th March, Venus had lots of fun discovering what had happened in our school. As we arrived for World Book Day we found lots of unusual eggs around school. We spoke to scientists and agents who were trying to help us figure out what had happened. After exploring around the school, we used clues to create what we thought had come out of the egg and wrote some stories explaining what might have happened.


Patteson Lodge -Year 5 2018

First Day at Patteson Lodge

Neptune Class had a beautifully bright first day. We settled into our rooms and then plenty of layers kept us warm whilst we successfully completed our pirate training. Shiver me timbers! After a delicious evening meal, we got our torches and ventured back out for a snowy night hike. A story round the bonfire then hot chocolate and bed.

Second Day at Patteson Lodge

We started our second day by cooking ourselves soup on fires outside. While we waited for it to be ready, we completed some team building activities. Putting our skills to the test with map reading and clue solving in a woodland winter wonderland after lunch. Everyone did very well at bowling in the evening and we went to bed tired but happy after an evening drink and story.

Spring term running

Astley running Club has started for the Spring term. Six intrepid runners joined us with a couple more hoping to come next week.


Year 5/6 Girls Football

On Tuesday 7th November six girls from years 5 and 6 went to WNDSSP to play in a football tournament. There were twelve teams altogether divided into four groups, at this point, after playing six games we were placed 2nd. During the afternoon, all the first placed teams played a knock out as did the second and third placed. Astley played brilliantly winning 5-0 and 8-0 consecutively. A good day was had by all. Thanks goes to Mrs Starling and Mr Hill for helping escort the children for the day.


Reading Cafe -Foundation Stage

Mercury Class had our first Reading Cafe yesterday. We read a book by Lauren Child called “I want a pet”. The children made animals they would like to have as a pet. There were some interesting creatures!