News & Updates

Secondary Transfer Information

Following the meeting on Thursday evening you can now view the information slides here. Please note these apply to the current Year 5 cohort.

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Good luck, Mrs Place!

We are sending all our luck and best wishes to Mrs Place this week as she ventures throughout half term on her fundraising walk. There is still time to show your support for this very […]

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Open Lesson

Please can you pass on our appreciation to Mrs. Price, Mrs. Wilde and Mrs. Place for opening up the Infant Site lessons and showing us the Year 2 and Foundation classes in action last Monday. […]

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Echoes Concert – Royal Albert Hall

Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the Royal Albert Hall last week. It was such an experience for the children . I appreciate the time you spent working with the children […]

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…how we teach and learn in lessons.

We have held our first open lesson where parents were invited in during the school day to watch and take part in their child’s learning.

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Alien Invasion

As part of the Space topic conclusion, Years 3 and 4 have designed and made their own alien species using modelling plasticine. Amazing ideas and great detailing – well done everyone!

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Great News!

We have now received the report from our Diocesan review visit in February and we are delighted with the feedback. A copy of the report is available to view here. Thank you to all the […]

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France 2018

Preparations have begun for our next residential trip to France in 2018 when the current Years 4 and 5 will be venturing over the channel as Years 5 and 6 in 18 months time. If […]

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The High Sheriff is in town!

We were honoured to have the High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, Mrs Milly Soames, visit our school today. She enjoyed a tour of both sites where lots of the children were keen to talk about their […]

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Last week the Infant children learnt about and celebrated Chinese New Year. They made traditional lanterns, found out about the different animal years and even did some Chinese dancing. 新年快乐!

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Sweet Science

Year 5 are carrying out experiments to collect data and statistics over time, exploring different materials and how their form can be changed. This experiment involved investigating how the temperature of water affected the time […]

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…additional wrap-around care.

We have now launched breakfast clubs and after school care on both of our school sites providing wrap-around care between 8am and 5.30pm every day.

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Our After School Club is now up and running! Contact our School Office for enquiries or book online.

Our After School Club is now up and running! Contact our School Office for enquiries or book online.

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Revolting Recipes

Year 3 and 4 invited their parents to a grand Autumn term topic finale for a tea party inspired by Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes. Instead of serving up Dragon’s Blood and Bird Poo, they decided to share their […]

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Groovy Greek Finale

After a day of themed activities, Years 5 and 6 rounded off their Autumn term topic by performing their Greek dances and a version of the Hercules story which they had written in rhyme! Greek […]

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Little Owls Remember

This week the Little Owls have been learning about Remembrance Day and how poppies are a symbol for us all to remember. We made beautiful poppies that are now on display in our outside learning […]

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Waddesdon Christmas

Visitors to Waddesdon Manor this Christmas must look out for the Christmas Tree our Infant children designed and made. Our contribution to the seasonal decorations will be displayed on the stairs as you exit the […]

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Diwali Day

We began the morning listening to the story of Rama and Sita and finding out why Diwali is celebrated.  Over the course of the day we all had a try at four different activities:  Making […]

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Nic Nacs’ Toilet Triumph

We are delighted to announce that Nic Nacs have reached their fundraising target to twin our Infant toilet with a toilet block in Pakistan! They have worked very hard across several events to raise the […]

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Harmonious Harvest

On Monday, the whole school celebrated Harvest with a service in Cuddington Church. Ably led by Mrs Goodson, the children sang beautifully and reflected on how fortunate we are to have healthy food and fresh […]

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Help Needed!

Dear Parents,
Do you have information that might help us?
Have you seen anything peculiar written in a strange language?
Your School Needs You!
Years 3 and 4 have discovered a strange note that was hidden inside a snack […]

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Open Events for September 2017

Is your child due to start school in September 2017?  If so, we would like to invite you to look around our infant site in Cuddington.

18th October at 9.30am

9th November at 9.30am 

18th November at 1.30pm

For […]

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Marathon Mayhem

On Monday, Years 5 and 6 re-enacted the Battle of Marathon as part of their Ancient Greek history topic. Like true warriors we braved the weather although the drizzle did limit the effectiveness of our newspaper […]

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Petite Parachutes

Miss Osborn has been exploring forces and air resistance with Year 5 as part of their work in Science. Lots of fun and scientific success although tricky getting their mini parachute models high enough without […]

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A Fond Farewell

Like every year, a bittersweet end as we say farewell to our Year 6 Leavers and send them onto their new Secondary Schools. Our Leavers service was a lovely opportunity to share with our Year 6 […]

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Symmetrical Seasons

As part of a series of outdoor mathematics sessions Year 2 used lines of symmetry to design interesting patterns and flowers from different sticks. How did they get on?

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Un-bee-lievable!

Following a visit from ‘The Bee Team’ and their hive, the children of Years 3 and 4, (plus two year 5s) engaged in a week of learning about bees. With an emphasis on team work […]

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Tour de Vale Triumph

Well done to all out children who took part in the Tour de Vale! We understand it was a very successful day.

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Birthday Celebrations

On Friday, our Infant children toured the lanes of Cuddington with their annual Spring songs and returned to school to perform their country dances, this year marking the Queen’s birthday. Thankfully the weather was kind […]

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Passionate about Pizza

On Friday 20th May 2016, Years 3 and 4 had an excellent experience making, eating and evaluating their ‘school-made’ pizzas. Across the day, posters were created in groups, which aimed to capture the attention of, […]

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Pesky Pirates!

Our topic has been Mermaids and Pirates and today the children learned to be ‘real pirates’ on board the SS Cuddington. The first, and most important lesson was ‘the pirate code’ where we learned that, […]

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Delving for Descriptions

Little Owls went on a scavenger hunt. The children had a list of describing words and needed to find natural objects that matched the description. An assortment of objects were found including: pine needles, pine […]

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Shapes? Sorted!

Year 2 sorted 3D shapes into table-top Carroll Diagrams. To make sure that they placed the shapes in the correct place, they followed all the property criteria.

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Pond Privilege

Year 4 claimed their fundraising prize yesterday and were the first class to venture into the Junior site pond area for a lesson. Some interesting discoveries were made in the water but thankfully only the nets […]

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Mouth-watering Maths

Year 2 were cooking up delights this week when we made our very own Butterfly Cakes.

Firstly, we used our knowledge of fractions to scale down the recipe. Then the weighing and mixing began!  We worked […]

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Pond Progress

The Junior site pond area is nearing its completion with internal fencing and edging. A few further surprises and features are arriving soon so watch this space!

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Growing Together

As part of our topic ‘Growing together’ the Year 2 children have planted numerous seeds. The children are now caring for them in a mini greenhouse and will use them to discover how plants grow […]

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Arnie Jenks and…Year 6!

Following a visit from local author Tim Bradley, year 6 all entered a competition to write an historical adventure about the book character ‘Arnie Jenks’, first read about in ‘Arnie Jenks and the House of […]

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Rotten Romans

Years 3 and 4 arrived looking splendid in their home made costumes. Well done all!

We have enjoyed a day packed full of exciting Roman related activities and learning. The day began by creating shields which […]

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Wheels at Work Wonders

We are delighted to announce that our Wheels at Work campaign raised an astonishing £1,400! Thank you to everyone involved for all their efforts and involvement – an incredible achievement. A special mention goes to […]

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World Book Day 2016

Yet again the children have astounded us with their creative and imaginative costumes. Everything from Snow White to Fantastic Mr Fox, Peppa Pig to an Oxford Dictionary! The children have taken part in various book […]

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Workshop Thanks

This is just a quick note to say a heartfelt thank you for the wonderful English workshop lead by Miss Hiscock, the pace, humour and structure was perfect and very much appreciated.
My feedback back to […]

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Easter Sports Club

Booking forms are now available for our Easter Sports Club running from Monday 4th to Friday 8th April 2016. The form and further information can be viewed here.

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Pond Progress

Things are coming along very nicely in the Junior site pond area. Adjacent to the playground, this secure area will feature decking for class and group work, a hide to spy on wildlife and a […]

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…our extra curricular clubs provision.

We manage a termly clubs structure to allow the greatest range of choice and opportunities for all our children across both sites.

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…portion sizes of our hot meals provision.

We met with our hot meals provider and negotiated larger potions for our older children and more flexible portions for our younger children to avoid waste.

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…how you can support your children more at home.

We organised a workshop exploring the nature of how children learning and provided ideas for supporting and encouraging your children at home. Following feedback, a further workshop is being developed to extend some of the […]

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…how we teach aspects of the curriculum.

We organise regular workshops for parents to give insight into how we teach the core subjects and provide associated resources on our website.

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Ballet Bakery

Amelia, Jack and Niamh had a great time raising money for Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research yesterday . A big thank you to Miss Sharon for allowing the children to sell cakes to all the students of Claydon’s […]

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The Great Honey Robbery

It was reported last week that a bear had been seen sneaking out of the Cuddington Stores in the dead of night. A witness was able to report the incident to the police. They discovered […]

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Helping Others

To help the children understand the values better we have introduced a ‘leaf’ system. Children can award leaves to anybody in school including the adults) and the adults can award leaves to anybody in school. […]

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Wheels at Work Week

Our school charity for this half term is Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research. From Monday 8th to Friday 12th February the children and staff will be thinking about the challenges faced by wheelchair users in their […]

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Apprentice Antics

As part of the Year 5 maths curriculum Year 5 had to run their own business for a week, measuring out shapes to particular specifications to make money. They were given £50 at the beginning […]

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Dunny Data

Year 6 embarked on a toilet roll challenge! We began by asking questions: How many sheets to a roll? What is the total area of a roll? Does each roll have […]

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Sugary Shapes

Having been presented with cocktail sticks and a selection of small jelly sweets during a Maths lesson, Year 3 were asked to investigate angles in 3D shapes. They enjoyed exploring creating 3D shapes and then […]

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Roman Retail

Year 4 designed and created a Roman Market in Maths to consolidate written and mental calculations. The class enjoyed making, pricing, selling and buying products, whilst keeping a record of their spendings and takings on […]

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C&D.P.D.

As part of their ‘Red Alert’ topic, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils had a visit from the police! Our Community Support Officer, Denise, came to talk to the children and answer some of their […]

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Christmas Fayre

Please join us for our first Christmas Fayre on Friday, November 27th at 5pm on the Junior site. The children, staff and F4CADS have been busier than Santa’s little helpers to produce craft items and […]

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Children in Need 2015

Both sites celebrated Children in Need this year with a mufti day – lots of spots and superheroes! The Infant School Council also organised a cake sale to raise extra pennies. We raised a grand total […]

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Poppies

Little Owls have made poppies to remember the people who have died in the wars. They have sown real poppy seeds in the outdoor learning area.

The children all had a time of silence and laid […]

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Cardboard Creations

Years 3 and 4 have been creating cardboard models of animals and huts for there African topic. Having honed their shaping, joining and painting skills, the models are nearing completion and we look forward to […]

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Expelliarmus!

Years 5 and 6 had a magical time at the Warner Brother’s Harry Potter Studio Tour. Plenty of inspiration for their ‘Heroes & Villains’ topic and especially their writing. All children returned in one piece […]

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Glorious Mud

Little Owls have thoroughly enjoyed their weekly Outdoor Learning session with Mrs Place, Mrs Simpson and Mrs Heap. They have had so much fun exploring textures – squidgy mud, crispy leaves, prickly fir cones and […]

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Easy Riders

The Infant children recently had their scooter training in our playground and around the village. Although the weather was a little on the damp side, the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and picked up on lots […]

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Congratulations and thank you to our Year 6 Leavers!

Many congratulations and a huge thank you to Year 6 who are leaving us this term. We wish them all the very best in their new schools and hope they will come and visit soon. […]

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Walk like an Egyptian

Following several weeks of research, project management and creating, Years 3 and 4 enjoyed their Ancient Egyptian Day on Thursday. Dressed in brilliantly inventive costumes, the morning was spent preparing a cooking a variety of […]

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Sports Day Success!

Both Infant and Junior site Sports Days were a great success supported brilliantly again by our enthusiastic parents! Many races, both fun and more serious kept the children’s pulses racing as they competed in their […]

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Ride and Park?!

We are delighted to have the new cycle racks installed on the Junior site. Whilst we appreciate the surrounding lanes are not ideal for young cyclists the current ‘Bikeability’ sessions are going extremely well and the […]

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Summer Holiday Club – bookings now being taken

After the success of our Easter Holiday Sports Club we are now taking bookings for a club in the Summer Holiday.

Click here for further information: Summer Holiday Sports Club Poster

Click here for a booking form: […]

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Small Crown for a small King!

King Josiah was cleaning up the temple in our Open the Book family assembly this morning. Many thanks to the church team and all the volunteers for yet another action packed story.

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Final Schoolcomms Registration Week

From Monday 22nd June, ParentMail will no longer be in use by the our school.

All parents should have completed a registration form and returned it to the school office for processing.

If you have not yet […]

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Register now for School Gateway

Earlier this week all parents will have received a letter giving instructions on how to register on the new school communications system.

It is important that you register otherwise you will not receive any further email […]

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Sports News from the junior site

On Thursday the junior netball teams and year 4 football team travelled to play matches against Bedgrove Junior School. Despite battling hard and producing two excellent goals, the football team were beaten 4-2 however both […]

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“Oh we do like to be beside the seaside”

Little Owls are really enjoying their new topic “The Seaside” and had a great time building this fantastic lighthouse and making sea creatures to sit on the rocks.

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Secrets of the Rainforest

Year 5 and 6 are currently exploring the unique habitat of tropical Rainforests. Looking at both vegetation and the wildlife, the children have located the areas of rainforest around the word and painted diagrams of the forest […]

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Missing Hamster

Year 3 in Cuddington and Dinton school (Junior site) found a hamster. They found it at 10.50am on Tuesday 28th April 2015. A member of the class, Ella, found the hamster in the staff room […]

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Who Owns the Hamster?

On Tuesday 28th April 2015 in Cuddington and Dinton Junior School, a girl, 8 years old, found a hamster. The girl was called Ella. Ella was supposed to go to the staffroom to get some […]

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Terrific Trees

Year 1 went outside this week as part of their Science topic. It was a very windy day but we had lots of fun and we were very busy! We were looking at all the different […]

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Viking Invasion

As part of their Vikings topic for this half term, Years 3 and 4 are undertaking a shared learning experience. The children are working in groups of 4 or 5, mixed between both classes and […]

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Voice In A Million 2015

On Wednesday 11th March, the choir joined over 6000 other children in singing at Wembley Arena for ‘Voice in a Million’.

Our choir of 48 members (the magic number of the day!) performed enthusiastically, with some […]

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Picnic Preparations

Last week in Outdoor learning the children listened to and sang  ‘The Teddy Bears Picnic’. They then worked in pairs to plan everything they would need for a picnic. The next week the children hunted […]

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World Book Day Winners!

Congratulations to our Infant site World Book Day Winners! Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tiger Lily show off their trophies.

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The Big Drip Theatre Show

On Tuesday, 14th April, Year 1 and 2 we’re visited by a touring theatre company. We watched an amazing and interactive show called ‘The Big Drip,’

During the show we were shown that there are many […]

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The Show Must Go On!

Year 5 and 6 had a great time visiting the Globe Theatre on Monday 9th February. The children experienced clothing in Shakespearean times and watched a sword fighting demonstration with a variety of weapons! The […]

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Year 6 celebrate World Book Day

Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed becoming their favourite book characters on World Book Day. We have been inspired to even try a few new authors!

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Red Noses Go On Sale!

Red Noses will be on sale from today on both sites at a cost of £1.00.

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Roadworks in Cuddington

The road between Cuddington and Chearsley will be closed until 7pm on Wednesday 25th February 2015

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