Creativity

A way of expressing ourselves uniquely  At Central Primary, creativity is as important as other teaching subjects. Year 3 children continued to impress and fascinate us with their amazing artistic skills. The paper mache masks, sketching and shading, making of candle jars, colour-changing celery experiment, making pancakes and exploring blogs are just a few activities …

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Music at Central

I once heard Music is the strongest form of magic and never understood the real meaning of this statement until I joined Central Primary School. Music assemblies, lessons working alongside with Voices Foundation charity, strategies in place to learn through the music made me understand the real meaning of the statement and more importantly; enjoy …

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Orchard and Forest work

For several weeks now, children in Orchard and Forest Classes have been working extremely hard on their home learning. The children have completed many exciting Maths tasks including investigating the capacity of different containers, weighing household items and organising their toys from shortest to longest. The children have now read a range of fiction and …

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Year 6 returning in Groups

On Tuesday morning some of the Year 6 children started their return to school. Being the first year group returning, that morning was an exciting one for all of us at Central.  They noticed quickly that lots of things are different now. The changes started already outside the gate before school started with a new …

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Portraits from the Past

This week, Year 2 were set the task of choosing their favourite Famous Historical Briton to complete a portrait.   We were so proud of their efforts and they were completed to a very high standard! We saw a range of Famous Historical Britons from Henry VIII, Queen Victoria, Olaudah Equiano, Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. …

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Phased return to school

Please see below the letter from the Chair of Governors and Acting Headteacher outlining our school’s plan for the phased return.  Please be in touch with the school office via phone or email if you have any questions.

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Eid Mubarak

As predicted in my blog at the start of the month, the festival of Eid will take place this year under lockdown. Whilst it won’t be the usual celebration that you’ll all be used to – dressing up, visiting family, seeing friends and eating out – we hope it is still a special day for …

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Farewell letter from Miss Rieger

Dear children and parents/carers at Central Primary School, It is with sadness that I write to you to tell you that I am leaving Central Primary School at the end of May. I will be moving back to my birth town, Munich, to start a teaching job there, enabling me to be closer to my …

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Learning though observation is Central 

Observing the world around us is a very important tool for learning. It is much better for pupils to discover and observe changes in the world around them by themselves than simply reading or hearing about it. We often use observations over time in Science as a way to look closely for patterns and changes …

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Positivity through ‘Word Art’

This week, Year 2 were set the task to make positive words of support for the school community using items from around their homes.   We were really impressed to see how creative the children have been in designing their word art. We saw buttons, fabric, lego, crayons, feathers, ribbon and many more amazing ideas. …

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Wellbeing is Central

  As I am sure you may have read in the news, there are concerns about gaps in learning and pupils potentially ‘being behind’ due to the school closures. Whilst I share concerns about possible gaps and for many academic progress may have temporarily been slowed, this really should not be our priority.    For …

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Of anger in a pudding of grief

Dear parents and carers, dear Central Primary school community, We are six or something weeks into the lockdown. On some days, it may feel like we have barely begun; on others, it may seem we have been in this state for an eternity. All of you, parents and carers, have done a wonderful job at …

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