Welcome to the Copthill Blogs Page. These blogs are an informal way for you to view news and pictures directly from the children’s yeargroup. They are designed to provide a more detailed insight into what your children have been learning about in class.

Early Years

11th June 2021

Keeping Cool

The children (and staff!) have been keeping cool this week with lots of water play activities. The children particularly enjoyed playing in the spray from the hosepipe! There were lots of giggles as the children ran away from Mrs Fleming!

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9th June 2021

Cars

This week we have been talking about road safety. We have also been looking at the features of cars and some of the children have been busy making their own number plates. The children have been encouraged to match the numbered cars to the correct parking bay in the play trays as well as sequence […]

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9th June 2021

Paddling Pools

The Nursery and Pre School children have been keeping cool in the Early Years garden today by splashing in the paddling pools. They have loved jumping in and playing with friends. Many also enjoyed running around on the grass without any shoes on! The children sat on the blankets in the shade for a picnic […]

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Reception

10th June 2021

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and other adventures!

We have had another amazing week in Reception, the weeks are flying by! We have been using the story of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to learn about healthy eating, looking after ourselves and the life cycle of the butterfly. We have been hunting for eggs, caterpillars, pupae and butterflies using our sweep nets. We have […]

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26th May 2021

Spider Magic!

Today 32 Reception children were magically transformed into spiders! Fortunately for the teachers, they were all very friendly and did not scuttle around too much or make huge webs in the classrooms! We have had a lovely week using the story of “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle. We have thought about spidery adjectives […]

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20th May 2021

A Happy, Rainy Day in Reception!

We have had a great week learning all about the story of “Mr Gumpy’s Outing” by John Burningham. We have acted out the story and the children’s favourite part was where all the animals fell out of the boat! We have looked for the animals from the story around our school grounds and been on […]

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Year 1

11th June 2021

Puppets and position

It has been a lovely week full of sunshine and smiles! We have enjoyed welcoming the children back from their half term break. In maths, we have been learning about position and direction. It was great fun mapping routes in chalk and directing our friends with their eyes closed. In English, we have been making […]

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28th May 2021

Snails, slugs and stories…

Look at all the bugs we have collected ready for close inspection! This week we have been busy writing stories inspired by the animals from our exotic animal experience. Charlotte the tarantula, Toby the tortoise, Hufflepuff the snake and Minnie the meercat have all been on various adventures across sandy deserts, spooky forests and beautiful […]

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21st May 2021

Water cycle wonders…

Pour yourself a glass of water and take a sip. Did you know that the water you’ve just swallowed is the same water that woolly mammoths, dinosaurs and the first humans drank? That’s because Earth has been recycling water for over 4 billion years! This week we have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the wonders of the […]

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Year 2

11th June 2021

A Wave Of Fun!

We are on the home stretch and we have been working extremely hard. We have been hearing about some of the amazing things you have been doing whilst on half term. In English we are reading Harry the Poisonous Centipede and have been showing our impressive reading skills when reading out loud to the class. […]

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28th May 2021

Pop and Crackle!

Welcome back to the last blog before we go on our last half term of the school year! What an amazing few weeks we have had and we are so lucky to of been back in school enjoying every part of Copthill. In forest school we had four different activities we could choose from. This […]

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21st May 2021

Swooping Swallows!

Welcome to the blog for the 5th week back. We have been busy, busy, busy! There has been so much fun and lots of smiles even if we have layered and de-layered 100 times! In Forest School we were learning about swallow migration. We made our own swallows with clay and foraged materials. They then […]

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Year 3

10th June 2021

Funasaurus

Gosh here we are again, only this time we are in the sunshine! So lovely to be back again after a very hot week! This week we have said goodbye to the bee topic – however at the apiary, we will be welcoming another new hive of Copthill bees this weekend to the join the […]

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27th May 2021

A bit of bzzz and baaa

Do you think Year 3 are ready for half term….. hmmmmm What a fabulous treat we had watching a real life sheep shearer in action. Where was he during lockdown?! A few of us could have used his services! It was wonderful to see how fast he could shear the sheep and I’m not sure […]

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21st May 2021

Buzzing about!

Well the weather may be grim, but it is certainly sunny in Year 3! What a week we have had. We have been ordering time, not just times from a clock, but from events, months, years. In order to solve this, research had to be undertaken to complete the challenge – such as how long […]

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Year 4

30th May 2021

Choc Fest!

Year 4 enjoyed a fabulous afternoon learning about chocolate. A virtual visit to Cadbury World in Bournville began our session where we learnt about how chocolate is made from bean to bar, further developing our understanding of farming around the world and the need for fairtrade. We then tested our tastebuds with a blind taste […]

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21st May 2021

Wind & Wigs

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20th May 2021

Year 4 Kwik Cricket Vs Witham

A very gloomy day which brought out rays of children (and teachers!). With a weather forecast which suited the sport of rugby, it was not looking too positive at lunch for the sunny sport of cricket. The weather was most definitely with us today and thankfully all four games of cricket were completed. A very […]

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Years 5 & 6

10th June 2021

Exploring the wonders of the universe…

Year 5 and 6 experienced the wonders of Earth and beyond in an incredible planetarium visit today. Some explored the stars with a workshop centred around the solar system and the orbits of the sun, moon and planets and others witnessed the changes of life of Earth through time, immersing themselves in a journey from […]

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25th May 2021

Bushcraft Adventures!

For both groups this years Buschraft trip provided challenges and new experiences. As always the real benefits of such opportunities are often only felt on their return. For some it will be the quiet satisfaction of having seen the trip through and for others it was bravely trying new food! Certainly the weather added to […]

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20th May 2021

U11 Cricket v Witham Hall

The Y5&6 boys travelled to Witham Hall on Wednesday 19th May to play cricket. We knew that the weather was going to be showery and as soon as we started to play, the heavens opened and we all had to shelter for 15 minutes. The A team played hardball on a fantastic wicket which the […]

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Sport

14th June 2021

The Copthill Stampede 2021

A huge thank you to those of you who braved the Copthill Stampede yesterday.  It was a great success and we wanted to pass on our thanks to you all for entering into the spirit of this much enjoyed annual event. There are a huge amount of photos which we have cobbled together, hoping they […]

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20th May 2021

Year 4 Kwik Cricket Vs Witham

A very gloomy day which brought out rays of children (and teachers!). With a weather forecast which suited the sport of rugby, it was not looking too positive at lunch for the sunny sport of cricket. The weather was most definitely with us today and thankfully all four games of cricket were completed. A very […]

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20th May 2021

U11 Cricket v Witham Hall

The Y5&6 boys travelled to Witham Hall on Wednesday 19th May to play cricket. We knew that the weather was going to be showery and as soon as we started to play, the heavens opened and we all had to shelter for 15 minutes. The A team played hardball on a fantastic wicket which the […]

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