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

30th June 2021

Journey Sticks

At Forest School the children have been making journey sticks by collecting natural materials to attach to a stick. The children had fun exploring the teepee and sandpit area looking for items to add . When the children had finished exploring they took turns to sit in the big story chair and tell their friends […]

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25th June 2021

Runner Beans

Recently all of the Nursery and Pre School children participated in an experiment to see how a runner bean would grow. Each child placed a bean into a clear bag and used the water sprayer to give it a drink. An adult used sticky tape to stick it to the window. Over the past few […]

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22nd June 2021

Paper Planes

As part of our topic looking at transport we have been making, decorating and flying paper planes. The children thought this was lots of fun and they loved chasing after their planes. We counted our steps to see how far our planes had flown and adults modelled positional language as the children were encouraged to […]

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Reception

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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24th June 2021

Marvellous Minibeasts

The children have been thinking really hard about different types of minibeasts, where they live and how they survive. They have looked carefully at their bodies and why they have different parts. The children looked for creatures and discussed the different adaptations such as, pincers, warning colours, stings, camouflage colours, hairs etc. The children then […]

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17th June 2021

The Cautious Caterpillar

This week in Reception we have carried on with the caterpillar theme by using the story of “The Cautious Caterpillar”. Our classroom caterpillars have now turned into cocoons and we excitedly await the arrival of our butterflies and their release into the wild. We have also been talking a great deal about transitions in our […]

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Year 1

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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2nd July 2021

On your marks, get set GO!

Wowee we have some speedy runners in Year 1! We had a great morning stretching our legs on the sports field and enjoyed having an audience to cheer us on! In forest school we have been making beautiful wind chimes out of sticks and we decorated them very carefully. Don’t they look wonderful hanging all […]

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25th June 2021

Sunshine and rain showers…

This week in Year 1 the children have been enjoying lots of wonderful crafts. 1H made some fabulous ice cream pictures inspired by the work of Paul Klee. They had to think carefully about tinting and shading with paint. Outside in forest school, the children have been busy making rain makers using natural materials. Let’s […]

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Year 2

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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25th June 2021

Un, Deux, Trois…

Un, Deux, Trois… We have been learning our numbers and colours in French for when we are allowed to go to France! In PSHE we have been looking at the difference between wants and needs. Year 2 have a brilliant understanding on what we need to keep us healthy and what we would like but […]

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18th June 2021

Awesome Adventures

We have come to the end of another fab week and we are making sure we are all keeping busy. In Forest School, one of the options was to go to Dead Man’s Island exploring which the children loved! The other children who didn’t get to do it last week, made elder beads. Some of […]

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Year 3

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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2nd July 2021

Only days to gooooo…. 🙁

What a fabulous day we had on Tuesday showing off our sporting prowess. It was such a great event and we loved welcoming our parents back into school. Congratulations to Casewick on the day but an overall congratulations to Lindsey who won the whole school event. A huge thanks to Mr Rumbelow-Lall who was able […]

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25th June 2021

One great turn deserves another!

Phew! Well I think we have all caught up on our sleep after our sleepover! This week we have been looking at angles and turns in maths. We made some right angle finders and could not believe just how many they found inside and outside of the classroom. Cube chase game using 3D shapes they […]

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Year 4

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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24th June 2021

Year 3 & 4 Kwik Cricket 2021

The Year 3 & 4 boys took part in the kwik cricket house matches on Thursday 24th June. It was a lovely afternoon with some good bowling and batting on show. All the children had a wonderful afternoon and Milton were the triumphant winners beating Casewick narrowly in the final. Lindsey defeated Burghley to take […]

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24th June 2021

U9 Girls Cricket House Matches

I am so proud of how the girls Cricket skills have developed over the term. I am excited to see the current Year 4s join the Year 5s next year for regular fixtures as they will be a wonderful addition and the Year 3s are ready to embark on their fixture journey come September. The […]

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Years 5 & 6

8th July 2021

Year 6 River Day

Year 6 had a fantastic day on the river as part of their end of year celebrations! They did a Kayaking regatta in houses, endless swimming, rope bridge escapades including daring jumps, rowing fun and generally enjoying the water and amazing grounds.

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6th July 2021

Y6 French Boules

As part of their final French lessons of the year, Year 6 have been enjoying the traditional French national sport of Boules, learning how to use their tactics to be closest to the white ball and revising key French phrases along the way. Bien!

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5th July 2021

Y6 CCS Gold Award Winners 2021

Some children who achieved the Gold CCS award this year were rewarded with an afternoon out at Burghley Park on Monday 5th July. The weather was on our side and the children took full advantage of this. They took their packed lunch and picnicked in the Burghley grounds. They then played some cricket, frisbee, football, […]

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Sport

24th June 2021

Year 3 & 4 Kwik Cricket 2021

The Year 3 & 4 boys took part in the kwik cricket house matches on Thursday 24th June. It was a lovely afternoon with some good bowling and batting on show. All the children had a wonderful afternoon and Milton were the triumphant winners beating Casewick narrowly in the final. Lindsey defeated Burghley to take […]

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24th June 2021

U9 Girls Cricket House Matches

I am so proud of how the girls Cricket skills have developed over the term. I am excited to see the current Year 4s join the Year 5s next year for regular fixtures as they will be a wonderful addition and the Year 3s are ready to embark on their fixture journey come September. The […]

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24th June 2021

Cricket House Match Finals

The weather was just perfect for the matches, warm but intermittently overcast to give the girls a break from the sun. It was a wonderful showcase of how much the girls have improved over this Summer term and a delight for Mrs Hesford and I to umpire. There was some wonderful bowling and batting across […]

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