Special Assembly about Waiting

Twice a term we have a visit from Mrs Nobbs from St George’s Church, Wootton to lead assembly in school and she has made an assembly video to share with you.

The assembly is about the Christian observance of ‘Ascension’ when after his resurrection, Jesus went back to heaven and his friends were left waiting for what would happen next… Charlotte talks to Bartholomew the sheep (who the children know)  who is finding waiting difficult, just like we are.

We hope you enjoy watching the assembly- please find it here:

Happy Half Term!

Well done to everyone for all of your hard work this week and the whole term!

We are proud of you all.

We hope you can enjoy some rest and relaxation over the half term week. Please keep up your reading and TTRS, but other than that we will not be setting any additional home learning.

If you would like an extra challenge over the next week, in recognition of this being Mental Health Awareness Week, see how many of these Kindness Challenges you can tick off. We’d love to see some photos of you achieving these- please email us if you can! Remember to be kind to yourselves as well.

We will be in touch with the next set of Learning Activities on Sunday 31st May, ahead of the start of Summer Term 2.

Take care. We are missing you all.

Mrs Wheeler, Mr Perry and Mrs Langridge

Learning Activities for Week 7 of School Closure (Week Beginning 18.5.20)

Hello Families,

Can the children work out our secret messages hiding in these anagrams? Comment on this blog with your answers!

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This will be our last week of learning activities for the first half of the Summer Term. You will no doubt be pleased to hear that the children will have a rest next week, to mark the half term break! A big well done to everybody for all of your very hard work at home. We have just loved receiving your messages and emails showing us how very busy you have been at home.

Here are a few photos of some of our Ambitious, Confident and Successful Year 5 Children learning at home in many different ways:

Please find attached the Year 5 Learning Menu for Week 7. As always, you will find a selection of suggested activities for your child to work through at their own pace. As ever, there is not an expectation for everyone to complete every activity and please remember rest breaks and having fun are a priority!

Please continue to comment on this blog by clicking on the speech bubble at the top. Also, please continue to email us with photos, any questions or to let us know how you are getting on. We love hearing from you.

Mrs Wheeler: awheeler@ccs.northants.sch.uk   and   Mr Perry: aperry@ccs.northants.sch.uk


***TTRS Update***

Well done to everyone who participated in the TTRS Battles last week. Both Year 5 classes put in a lot of effort. Unfortunately, 5AP were just pipped at the post by 3ST. Huge congratulations to 5ELAW who won their battle against 3EC by quite a way! There were some excellent independent contributions from both Year 5 classes- check the certificates attached to see if you were one of our most valuable players this week. We are very proud of you!

Lastly, if you have not yet submitted your entry to our CCS Spring Summer Art Project, please do so this week. We are so pleased that many Year 5 children have taken part; it would be wonderful for everyone to be involved. Please find details of this and also the CCS Calculation Policy, internet safety links and some other useful links in our ‘Pages’ section.

We hope you all have a very happy week.

Take care and stay safe.

Best Wishes,

Mrs Wheeler, Mr Perry and Mrs Langridge


PS: A message from Mr Wood…

Hello Everyone. Two things to make you aware of:
First ,a reminder for CCS goes dancing. We would love more children to join us on Wednesday from 12-12:45.
The second is for the Northamptonshire sport virtual school games competition. This weeks competition is for athletics. As you know we are the county champions for 6 years in a row, let’s add to this by winning the first virtual competition!

Learning Activities for Week 6 of School Closure (Week beginning 11.5.20)

Hello Families,

We hope you are all keeping well Year 5- we miss you!

We were very happy to hear from so many of you last week and it was fantastic to hear how you have all been getting on. Please keep in touch again this week, either by email or by commenting on this post.

Please comment on this post with a short message to tell us how you’re getting on, or an emoji, by clicking the speech bubble next to the date at the top of the blog.

Please email:

Mrs Wheeler: awheeler@ccs.northants.sch.uk       or

Mr Perry: aperry@ccs.northants.sch.uk

What have you all been up to?

Can you spot yourself or your friends? Perhaps you might get an idea for an activity that you would like to try this week… Please keep sending us your photos- we love them!

Please find attached the Learning Menu for Week 6 of school closure. We have again included some online lessons from the Oak National Academy, since we had some positive feedback from families this week. Again, we have mixed these activities with some other types of activities, which we have attached. As always, choose the activities which best suit your child. We know that the children are learning many different life skills at home too, which are equally as valuable.

For your quick reference, the ‘Pages‘ section of this blog provides details of internet safety websites, our Calculation Policy, links to Oak National Academy and details of the ongoing whole school Art Project. Have you painted your Spring flower yet? Mrs Mason and Mrs Spedding have been bowled over at the number and quality of responses they have received so far, but there is still time to submit your entry.

*** TTRS Update***

Well done to everyone who took part in last week’s TTRS battle against the Year 3 classes. Unfortunately, they beat us this time but we had lots of valuable players. Open the TTRS certificates attached below to see if you were recognised as one of the battle’s most valuable players this week. Well done to Year 3, of course.

The good news is that we have now begun a new TTRockstars battle (this time playing the other Year 3 class), which will finish next Monday 18th May at 7:45am. At the time of writing this, 5ELAW are currently winning their battle and 5AP are tying. We can do this Year 5!

Finally, a BIG WELL DONE to everyone who took part in our Virtual Sports Day last week! We hope you had lots of fun- we certainly did!

We hope you all have a very happy week and stay safe.

Best wishes,

Mrs Wheeler, Mrs Langridge and Mr Perry

Learning Activities for Week 5 of School Closure (Week Beginning 4.5.20)

Hello Families,

We hope you are all keeping well and happy.

It has been wonderful to hear from so many of you this past week, whether it be through email or by the comments left on the blog. It isn’t the same as being altogether, but it does help us to keep connected. If you haven’t already been in touch, please do email us or comment on the blog this week. Here are some photos of what some of you have been up to this week. Can you spot what your friends have been doing?

Please continue to email through photos to Mrs Wheeler: awheeler@ccs.northants.sch.uk or Mr Perry: aperry@ccs.northants.sch.uk

  Don’t forget to comment on this post once you have read it, by clicking the speech bubble icon next to the date at the top. It could be just a thumbs up or an emoji. We had over 30 comments last week- well done Year 5!    Since lots of our learning this term is based around The Industrial Revolution, perhaps this week you could tell us all which invention you could not live without!

Please find attached the Year 5 Learning Menu for Week 5 and the activities. You will see that we have included some lessons from the Oak National Academy website (which is the site that has been set up by the government, specifically to support distance learning during this pandemic). We hope the children enjoy this different approach- let us know how you get on. You can find a quick link to this website in the ‘Pages’ section at the top of this blog, along with a reminder of some useful internet safety sites and the CCS Calculation Policy, which we shared with you last week.

A friendly reminder that the tasks we set each week are not compulsory, but a suggestion to support learning at home- please continue to do what is best for your child.

As part of our Learning Menu for this week, we have two particularly exciting events, which we hope that everyone will take part in:

Launch of CCS Spring Summer Art Project

For more details, tips and a message from Mrs Mason and Mrs Spedding, please click on the Art section in ‘Pages’ at the top of this blog.


Virtual Sports Days on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th May

This will comprise of a series of physical challenges for all ages to be completed at home and all of the family are encouraged to get involved. For more details of this event, please check your emails for a letter from the PE department, visit the CCS PE Facebook Page or Mr Wood’s PE Blog. We hope that everyone will get involved- we know all of the staff are raring to go!

We have been pleased to see that lots of Year 5 have been regularly logging onto TTRS– well done! This week, we are in competition with Year 3. We can’t let them beat us!! Please log on and play regularly throughout the week.


Last but by no means least, Friday 8th May will be the special VE Day Bank Holiday, to honour the 75th anniversary of VE Day. We hope that you and your families have a happy day, however you choose to mark this shared day of celebration and “To those who gave so much, we thank you.”

Sending our very best wishes to you all.

Mrs Wheeler, Mrs Langridge and Mr Perry





We have our very own CCS dance lesson with the wonderful Andrzej and Mr Wood next Wednesday, 6th May 12pm – 12:45pm.

Follow the link to sign up! We want to see as many of you there as possible!


Learning Activities for Week 4 of School Closure (Week beginning 27.4.20)

Hello Families,

Please show your child the following letter from all of the Year 5 staff (click on the link):

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A huge well done to everyone who had a go at the activities we suggested for last week. It has been so wonderful to hear about what you have been doing and to see some photos of your activities. Here are some of them- can you spot some of your friends and what they have been doing?

Thank you for sending these photos through and please continue to send photos to Mrs Wheeler, so that we can stay connected. Please send photos that you give consent to be shared on this blog to: awheeler@ccs.northants.sch.uk

New for this week… we would like you to comment on this post once you have read it. Simply click on the speech bubble next to the date at the top of the blog, then scroll down to find the comment box. You can leave a little message for everyone or give us a thumbs up or an emoji. We hope that everyone will do this.

As we embark on our 4th week of school closure, we are providing the Learning Menu for Week 4. Please find this and the activities attached. If you do not have access to a printer, please do not worry, your child will be able to read the information from a screen and record their responses on paper.

As always, it is not a problem if the work is not completed- we do not want to overburden our children or their families. The most important thing is that we all continue to enjoy learning, so if you would like to do different learning activities, please do so!

We hope you have a good week and stay safe.

Mrs Wheeler, Mr Perry and Mrs Langridge

PS: We have added our CCS Maths Calculation Policy to our blog, which may prove useful when completing maths tasks at home. Please find this under the ‘Maths’ Page at the top of the screen.

Online Book to explain COVID 19 for children

Hello Everyone,

We hope that you have had a good week and that the children have enjoyed the learning activities that have been set. We have so much enjoyed hearing what some of you have been up to- many thanks for your emails.

Like us all, the children are likely to have many questions about the current situation with COVID 19. If you have not already seen this online book, we would recommend sharing it with your child. It is a factual, to the point explanation, told through an accessible picture book. We hope that you find it useful.

You can find the free book here: http://nosycrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Coronavirus_INSwith-cover.pdf

Have a good weekend and stay safe.

Mrs Wheeler, Mrs Langridge and Mr Perry

PSHE- supporting your child’s mental health

Hello Parents,

As promised, please find attached a covering letter and some resources which you may want to use to help to develop your child’s personal and social development during this time of school closure. The resources are self explanatory and should help the children to express themselves and manage their feelings during this unsettling time.

We hope you find these resources useful.

Take care of yourselves,

Mrs Wheeler, Mr Perry and Mrs Langridge

Learning Activities for Week 3 of School Closure (Week beginning 20.4.20)

Hello Families,

We hope you have been able to enjoy some happy family times and had a good rest over the Easter period.

A big well done to all of the children for all of their hard work so far. What a lot they are having to adjust to. We may not be altogether in school as we usually would be, but my goodness we are thinking of them lots and we are beyond proud! Please look out for some PSHE resources on here later this week, which will contain activities to support your child’s personal and social development during this uncertain time, which you may find useful.

Since this is the third week of school closure, please see attached the Learning Menu for Week 3, along with a range of activities for your child to complete.

Once again, we’d like to stress that these are suggested activities for your child to work through with your support. We do not expect everyone to complete every activity every week; please do what is best for your child.


Please do email Mrs Wheeler with any photos of your child with a piece of work that they are proud of, or of them learning a new skill, that you give consent to being shared on this blog. We are sure the children will love seeing what their classmates have been doing.

Please send photos to: awheeler@ccs.northants.sch.uk
We hope to be sharing these photos on this blog shortly.


Take care and we send our very best wishes to you all.

Mrs Wheeler, Mrs Langridge and Mr Perry


Optional Extra: If you are looking for something different for your child to work on, you might like to have a look at a company called atomlearning.co.uk. They are providing free online lessons in English, Maths, verbal and non- verbal reasoning and send parents a timetable of when these lessons occur. Pupils can ask questions and interact with said lessons.

The new BBC Primary Bitesize channel might also be worth looking at from Monday: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize