Sharing our Stories: 22/07/2022

Happy Friday – here’s a selection of beautiful work from across the XP Trust this week, for the last time this Academic Year!

Thank you for joining us for another great year of beautiful work and stories from across the XP Trust – we hope you have a wonderful summer!

We’ll see you in September!

To read about other stories from across the XP Trust, visit

And…….cut! That’s a wrap Class 6!

Wow! What an amazing and emotional last day we have had together in class 6 today.

We watched a lovely movie while eating the treats we bought using our attendance reward money. We held a graduation ceremony and some of us were presented with certificates and prizes for gaining 100% attendance. Our day was completed with our awesome whole school picnic where it was wonderful to see so many of our families enjoying the sunshine.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your beautiful and thoughtful gifts and kind words and to thank you for allowing me to share in a small part of your children’s lives. It truly is a privilege to have been a part of their journey.

I couldn’t be more proud of my little superstars and the progress they have made over the past year and I know they will continue to shine in year 2. I will miss them lots but I can’t wait to see how high they fly next year.

Reach for the stars kids!

With love, Miss Rodgers xx

F2 Graduation

Oh My, The children this year have made us all so proud, They have come so far this year, working so hard and making memories to cherish forever. We would like to say a huge well done for all your hard work this year class 3 and 4, good luck in year 1, they are very lucky to be getting you! We will miss you all so much. Here are two cute little graduation videos that the children have enjoyed making.

Video 1: Two little words (Thank you)

Video 2: You’ve got a friend in me

New Class 7 transition

What a wonderful 3 days we had this week getting to know each other in our new class. We danced, sang, played, practised our writing, built towers, tidied our outdoor space, cooled our feet and ate ice-lollies in our new classroom. Change can sometimes be scary but I was so proud of how the children coped as they immediately began to settle in to their new environment. I can’t wait to see you all again in the new school year!

Check out the gallery below to see some of our activities.

Welcome to Year 5 💫

Wow! What a fantastic week we’ve had transitioning into Year 5. It has been super to see lots of new friendships being formed as my current Crew merged with the children from Crew Faulding.
We’ve had lots of team building activities and reflected on what we expect from Crew next year. I’m so excited to watch you all grow and be the best version of you!

Summer fayre raffle prize winners!!!

Thank you so much to everyone that bought raffle tickets last night and the weeks leading up to the summer fayre.

Here are our prize winners 🏆

  1. Truffle Lodge Spa- Janet Brown
  2. Afternoon tea – Lisa stead
  3. Pamper hamper (Donated by the Factory Shop) – Katie Ridgeway
  4. Hay hampers – Diane Bagnal
  5. Bath bomb set – Katie Fletcher
  6. Hatfields voucher – Janet Lake
  7. Carvery for 4- Scarlett Raper
  8. Carvery for 2- Hayley Farrand
  9. Carvery for 2 – Gary Woods
  10. McDonald’s for 4 – Claire Brown
  11. JRC crafts voucher – Jenny Parcell
  12. £25 hair voucher- Craig Shaw
  13. Wine and chocs- Alfie Finlay

please call in at the school office today to collect your prizes!

Well done and enjoy!

Crew Year 3/4

Wow! What a fab week we have had in our new year 3 and 4 crews! We’ve survived the heat, done lots of team building and made lots of lovely things for our new classroom environments next year!

Each crew has also worked on creating a pledge to support them in their journeys next year.

Check out some of our pledges in our beautiful class videos below. You might also get a sneak peak of some of the other fun thing we’ve been up to!

We hope you all have a wonderful summer and look forward to your return 🙂

Crew Hilton / Pearson

Crew Faulding

Crew Taylor

Crew Knowles

Y5/6: A great start to our new phase crew!

It has been a fabulous end to the term by welcoming our new Y5’s to the phase. This week we have spent time developing our new crews through establishing crew norms, creating collaborative art work, creating a crew song amongst other exciting activities. As Y6 have their current teachers again, their transition looked slightly different. Working around the extreme heat this week, that children coped incredibly well with, Y6 children took part in service learning by throughly cleaning the areas around school by litter picking and making our school look the best it can be. We made a stand by creating eye-catching posters that we intend on placing on the fences around the school, particularly the entrance to school. Following this, we had a continental brunch as a reward for our hard work and as a treat for attendance this academic year. This week has been fantastic, I am proud of every single child in our new crew. I’m certain we’re going to have an outstanding and memorable year as a new phase crew.

Wishing everyone a restful and enjoyable Summer break.