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

22nd September 2021

Shapes

The children have been very busy using paper shapes to create some houses. As well as learning basic shape names the children have also been developing their language skills by describing their own homes as well as using positional language to describe where they are going to put their doors and windows. The children have […]

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21st September 2021

The Three Little Pigs

This week we are basing lots of our activities around the story of The Three Little Pigs. After listening to the story the children enjoyed a walk to see the Copthill pigs. They were able to feed the pigs some apples before exploring the Copthill grounds to find a house of straw, a house of […]

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17th September 2021

Healthy Teeth

This week we have been reminding the children how important it is to look after their teeth. The children have talked about how and when they clean their teeth at home. The children have even been able to have a go at cleaning some pretend teeth in the setting. We have also talked about going […]

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Reception

16th September 2021

Blackberry Picking Fun!

We had an amazing time again in Reception this week. We have been on a river adventure walk and talked about berries that are poisonous and picked blackberries to eat! We have been learning all about the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” in mathematics and comparing sizes of objects. We loved acting out […]

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9th September 2021

Welcome to Reception!

The time has flown this week with two happy, settled Reception classes. Time really does fly when you are having fun! Everyone has fitted so smoothly into the Reception routine and have been enjoying our facilities and new toys. We have had lots of time to get to know one another and gently explored our […]

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5th July 2021

Sacrewell Farm Adventures!

We had an amazing time at Sacrewell farm last week with RD and RH. The children loved looking at all the animals and learning how the water mill worked. We had so much fun in the newly extended play area and the indoor play barn too. A well earned treat. Well done Reception, you have […]

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Year 1

17th September 2021

Week 2 and we are on a roll….

This week in Year 1 our focus in Maths has been counting forwards and backwards – we are getting pretty quick at it now! Keep practising at home everyone! Our focus in English has been ‘Five Minutes’ Peace’ by Jill Murphy and we have been writing wonderful sentences with capital letters and full stops. It […]

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10th September 2021

Welcome Back Year 1

What a wonderful week! The children have settled in really well and are enjoying our new ‘Happy Families’ topic. We have been outside lots enjoying the sun and making new friends. In art this week, we have been creating self portraits and look forward to displaying them down the corridor. The children have enjoyed sharing […]

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8th July 2021

Goodbye Year 1… we will miss you!

We’re so proud we were your teachers. We’ve watched you learn and grow. You’ve worked so hard and had such fun. How fast the year did go! We had so many special times, but now it’s time to part. Just know that you will always have a special place within our hearts. Love from Mrs […]

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Year 2

17th September 2021

A Pirate’s Life for Me!

We have had another very busy week in year 2, sequencing pirate stories, thinking about what we might see from a pirate ship and then creating porthole pictures. In maths we have been recognising the value of different numbers and have been counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. In RE both classes spent time learning […]

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10th September 2021

Welcome to Year 2!

Everyone has settled back into the routine of school really well and have taken the transition up to Year 2 in their stride. For the first half of term our topic is ‘Pirates’, which the children are very excited about. We have spent this first week reading, and listening to, an assortment of pirate stories, […]

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2nd July 2021

The end is far too close…

I can’t believe I am writing the last blog of the year, and what a strange year it’s been! We have had some amazing times home learning and some amazing times in school. We have been so lucky at Copthill to have the facilities to allow the children have had some kind of normality. I […]

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Year 3

15th September 2021

This is me!

Another busy week in Year 3! They a great time in the Art Room making a 3D version of themselves (with the odd additional feature – we put that down to a bit of artistic licensing!) Have a look as their masterpieces progress: Here are 3D learning about the key events in WW2 and ordering […]

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12th September 2021

Welcome back!

Wow that went rather quickly! This week has been quite a whirlwind of activity with our new classes in Year 3. It has been wonderful to see our classrooms full once again and brimming with activity. Welcome to Year 3! It was rather lovely seeing the children enjoying their playtime whilst keeping cool in the […]

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9th July 2021

So long, farewell… have a great holiday!

Our final week with our lovely Year 3 children. Oh we can’t bear to dwell on it for too long! It is just too sad – what a fabulous year we have had with you all! We have been busy dodging the rain this week and what better way to do it than with a […]

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Year 4

16th September 2021

Rome wasn’t built in a day!

Here we are getting stuck into our Roman Creative Curriculum projects. Creating colourful pop-up Colosseums in the Art Room. French fun learning greetings through singing and roleplay. Forest school kicked off with some Roman mosaic creations made from natural materials.

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10th September 2021

Welcome to the New Term

It is wonderful to have your children back with us in school. We have had a super week, settling in and making friends. Playtimes are such fun!

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8th July 2021

We’re still standing ….just!

We are Awesome – We’re Year 4! What a great project to end our year with – ‘When Mickey met Wallace’ with some stop motion animation creativity. Thank you so much for all of your wonderful support throughout a very unusual year. We very much appreciate your kind wishes and thoughtful gifts and we wish […]

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Years 5 & 6

23rd September 2021

Copthill U11 Rugby Festival

Some boys from Year 6 took park in a rugby festival at Stamford Endowed School on Wednesday 22nd September. The matches were mixed teams involving Leicester G and Stamford JS and were played in glorious sunshine! The boys thoroughly enjoyed the matches and were a mix of contact and touch rugby. Well done to all […]

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22nd September 2021

U11 Hockey Tournament

So fixtures are back! The girls had a wonderful afternoon in the sun playing in a tournament hosted by Laxton at Oundle. Both the A and the B team played against Brooke Priory, Bedford Girls and Witham in their pool games. Both progressed in 3rd place into the playoffs. Firstly both teams met Bedford Modern. […]

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21st September 2021

Y6 Independent explorers

Year 6 have been developing their inner independent explorer skills by learning to interpret and follow OS maps including reading the landscape using contour lines and understanding key landmarks and symbols. We also found key mountain ranges across the world using atlases! #explorersofthefuture

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Sport

23rd September 2021

Copthill U11 Rugby Festival

Some boys from Year 6 took park in a rugby festival at Stamford Endowed School on Wednesday 22nd September. The matches were mixed teams involving Leicester G and Stamford JS and were played in glorious sunshine! The boys thoroughly enjoyed the matches and were a mix of contact and touch rugby. Well done to all […]

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22nd September 2021

U11 Hockey Tournament

So fixtures are back! The girls had a wonderful afternoon in the sun playing in a tournament hosted by Laxton at Oundle. Both the A and the B team played against Brooke Priory, Bedford Girls and Witham in their pool games. Both progressed in 3rd place into the playoffs. Firstly both teams met Bedford Modern. […]

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10th September 2021

Looking forward to a full Sporting Calendar

of Rugby, Hockey, Swimming and PE. Hope to see some of you on the sidelines at the many fixtures we have planned this term. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any sporting queries: gemma.alcoran@copthill.com

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