Sunday, 22 April 2018

Space Camp 2018

On Thursday night we had a memorable evening at school - Space Camp. The Y5 children did a lot of different activities and then slept over in the school hall. We were fortunate enough to have had a clear evening so the children were able to see star constellations, the moon and the planet Venus from the car park. Photographs to follow on our website this week.

The children took some of the pictures using Mr Steggall's camera. The moon was a crescent and this meant that the sky was not flooded with light so we could see some of the stars. Venus was clearly visible.

Marble Run Competition

Lots of children entered our 'Marble Run' competition and we were very impressed with the entries. Everyone who entered did so with enthusiasm and had thought really carefully about how their marble run was going to work. Mrs Garrington and Mrs Menmuir judged them on Thursday and the winners will be announced this week.

Photograps will be added to our website under special events.

Wildlife Area Developments

This wee we have had further development with our wildlife area. This is now starting to look really impressive in line with the drawings that the children made. In the pictures below you can see our bug hotel, a new pathway and seating area, an area where we can start an outdoor fire and new planting and bird feeders. The children are restoring some garden furnishings (including the shed) and there will be a new pond arriving soon!

Mrs Glare and the wildlife club have been doing a marvellous job!

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Pop-up Pirate. Capturing the perfect moment.

Magical Unicorns

Summer Term 1: At Moorhens, children made magical unicorns out of cardboard and decorated them with wool. They added beautiful gems and sequins to complete the finishing touch.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Modeshift Stars Bronze Award

We are delighted that we have been awarded the Modeshift Stars Bronze Award. We are now working towards achieving the Silver Award.  @ModeshiftSTARS

EYFS and School Entrance Improvements

In recent weeks we have been looking at how we can make improvements to the entrance to our school and the area immediately outside of Early Years. We have also been considering how we can make improvements to the security of our site.

The designs that we have now drawn up and have submitted for planning will enable us to make the following improvements -

Early Years
  • Increased learning space for Reception children, both internally and externally.
  • Modern accessible toilet facilities for Reception children.
  • Access to a larger outdoor learning space for Reception children.
  • A more flexible teaching area in order to enhance curriculum delivery and efficiently use resources.
Access to School
  • A wider path access avoiding muddy areas.
  • More secure access to the site directly to the office. 
  • Unobtrusive but secure fencing.
Internal improvements
  •  Improved office facilities
  • Additional staff facilities
We will be giving an opportunity for parents and residents to see the plans at school in the next weeks. A letter will go out once the date has been confirmed.

This is a very exciting potential development for Moor Hall. Our priority will always be the safety and well being of the children.  We would like to improve our EYFS provision further and the plans would help us greatly in achieving this aim.

You can view the documents on our website-

This is a school led project and so any queries should be made directly to the school.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Moorhens Easter Nest makes

Today the children had the chance to make "Chocolate Easter Nests".
They had fun mixing the chocolate and shredded wheat together to make the nest and then topping it off with mini eggs.
Happy Easter from all the staff at Moorhens.