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Brilliant Bread Bakers

05.03.2021


In our penultimate challenge for the Spring Term, we offered a slightly different option of baking Miss Hancock's cinnamon star bread or an alternative bread of your choice, providing it contained yeast.

So many of you decided to get busy in the kitchen, making us all very impressed by your skills, and lots of you gave the cinnamon star bread a go. The results as you can see were incredible. Others decided to make bread of other varieties including a bread basket to contain the fresh bread that was also baked, a few fantastic loaves and some superb braids.

Miss Hancock and Mr Gough have been working through the entries for this week, which has been really tough, and can proudly announce the following have won star baker for week 6 of The Great Cliff Lane Bake Off challenge.


Farhana - Rowans Daphne - Otters Mylee - Swifts

Katy-Mai - Hawthorns Ruby - Cormorants Huxley - Badgers

Terrific Truffles

26.02.2021

The Great Cliff Lane Bake Off was in the Ipswich Star newspaper over the half term which was rather exciting, showing how many opportunities are available to you during home learning and lockdown.


Normal school will resume very soon but in the meantime, we are still very much enjoying your busy baking sessions in the kitchen, with the assistance of your adults. The truffles were absolutely incredible, so many fantastic variations to the toppings and chocolate coatings, which have made all our mouths water. There were so many of you getting your aprons on and rolling up your sleeves over half term showing your determination in completing this challenge too.


The announcement of the Star Bakers this week as below was yet again a really difficult decision by both Mr Gough and Miss Hancock, the presentation has been extremely professional and attention to detail was superb. You are all amazing bakers and should all be very proud of yourselves. Well done to each and every one of you.


Oliwia - Cormorants Maja - Kingfishers Nabilah - Kingfishers Alan - Otters Cameron - Otters Samirah - Rowans

Huxley - Badgers Megan - Badgers Farhana - Rowans Dexter - Rowans

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Poetry

Poetry Event

24.02.2021

On Monday 22nd February, we had a very exciting whole school live event to start the new term. We were joined by poet Joshua Seigal who engaged children and families from Nursery to Year 6. We loved hearing his poems and the children even joined in with a few. During the session, Joshua set the school a poetry challenge. Despite this visit being delivered remotely, some children were able to read out their fantastic examples of poems to everyone in the meeting! The session was wrapped up with a Q+A session were we found out more about Joshua's inspirations and advice to all our young poets.

<--- Here are some examples of the poetry produced following the session

A-Z Challenge

22.02.2021


During the first half of the Spring term, we were treated to daily videos from Ms Leek who brought us an inspiring A-Z Challenge. Each day we were taught about a new word which linked to subjects across our whole curriculum! Lots of our children took part and even shared their new learning with us on twitter @CliffLanePri


For those who took part everyday and completed an alphabet notebook, we will be issuing prizes as well as taking copies of the best examples to create our own school archive. However we know for some children, due to the busyness of day to day school work, there are a few gaps in their notebooks. Therefore, we have shared all 25 videos (not 26 as S was for Stop and we had a screen-free day) so gaps can be filled, or videos can be re-watched to revise new words or extend knowledge further.

Focaccia Fun

12.02.2021


The Great Cliff Lane Bake Off is still going strong, having just completed challenge 4! Challenge 5, a special treat just in time to enjoy during half term, was uploaded on Google Classroom yesterday so I hope you all have a go at that one as there is no actual oven involved.


Your Focaccia breads were phenomenal, and those of you who had a little time to give this bake a go, have really impressed us with your own results, with lots of you planning to make it again. The colours of the toppings, designs and flavours that you have chosen to use are incredible - making our job of deciding star bakers harder and harder. Well done on broadening your horizons and taking the opportunity to create such fantastic bread in this challenge.


After much deliberation (long and careful consideration), we have selected the following bakers to be our stars this week, so you have won both a certificate and a prize which will be available to collect from the office after half term - from Monday 22nd February. A massive well done to you all.


Reuben - Squirrels

Ezmae - Hedgehogs

Daphne - Otters

Paige - Badgers

Arminas - Rowans

Ellis - Kingfishers

Gabriele - Swifts

Matthew - Cormorants

Maria - Kestrels

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Mini Muffin Mania

05.02.2021

The Great Cliff Lane Bake Off continues to be a massive hit, and our penultimate challenge (prior to half term) was uploaded yesterday on Google Classroom so be sure to take a look.


We are all really enjoying seeing your fantastic uploads from your baking each week, and some of you have been amazing at substitutions when you haven't had the exact ingredients, and your flavours have been incredible and inspirational too. It is brilliant to see so many of you choosing to try all the opportunities available to you and expanding your experiences.


Mr Gough and Miss Hancock have made the difficult decision again this week, determining the Mini Muffin Star Bakers. They were able to establish those who really stood out, and we are proud to announce that the following pupils have won a certificate and a little prize for their baking in this challenge:


Gwen - Willows Oliver - Otters Logan - Poplars

Arminas - Rowans William - Hawthorns Amelia - Hawthorns

Paige - Badgers Alan - Otters Grace - Squirrels

Alice - Hedgehogs Samuel - Swifts

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Fruity Pizzas- Bake Off Winners

29.01.2021

The Great Cliff Lane Bake Off seems to be a big hit among most of the students, with so many taking part. We have just uploaded our 3rd challenge for this term yesterday on Google Classroom, and have the Star Bakers of the Fruity Pizzas to announce below.

Thank you so much to everyone who has been getting involved with this extra activity and having so much fun in the kitchen. Once again, it has been a really difficult task to work out who has produced the best bakes this week, but Mr Gough and Miss Hancock have narrowed it down to these superb individuals.


Therefore the Star Bakers for Challenge 2 - Fruity Pizzas are:


Alexa - Swifts Megan - Badgers Esme - Squirrels Malachi - Kestrels Emily - Badgers

Eliza - Poplars Joseph - Rowans Digby - Hawthorns Ezmae - Hedgehogs Toby - Willows


More fantastic bakes to be shared with you all again next week... Happy Baking Everyone!

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The Great Cliff Lane Bake Off

22.01.2021

Last week, our Cliff Lake Bake Off began and today sees the first announcement of winners. The 'Bake Off' challenge is proving to be very popular among our younger generation of bakers. Parents/guardians have been very supportive by sharing the kitchen with their children and providing them with the ingredients to be able to create such magnificent creations.


It was so difficult to select the best bakes this week due to the number of participants, but after much deliberation Mr Gough and Miss Hancock would like to announce the Star Bakers for the Challenge 1 - Cheese Straws are:


Emily- Otters Rosie- Squirrels Samirah- Rowans

Farhana- Rowans Freya- Hawthorns Charlotte- Poplars

Fergus- Willows Ethan- Cormorants Imogen- Kingfishers

Nabilah- Kingfishers Mylee- Swifts


We look forward to sharing more wonderful baking with you all soon!


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#LoveLearning

15.01.2021

This week our wonderful children have taken #EveryOpportunity to further their knowledge. Not only have they taken part in the lessons set by their class teachers; children have also participated in a Cliff Lane Bake Off, made pine cone bonsais in our weekly nature activity and began an A-Z notebook along with Ms Leek and her daily alphabet challenge. We have all be blown away by the children's curiosity about the world around them and their dedication to learning and doing their very best, whether that's at home or at school. Well done everyone and continue sharing on Tapestry, Google Classroom and Twitter @CliffLanePri

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Home Learning 2021

08.01.2021

On Monday 5th January, our first day back after the winter break, we were informed that schools were going to need to offer a blended approach with key worker children being at schools and others learning from home. Despite it only being a few days, we have been amazed by how quickly children, parents and staff have adapted to working remotely. Here are a few examples from our Cliff Lane children who have shown that, despite the changes in circumstances, they will 'do it right, do it well and do it!' as they just #LoveLearning.

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Winter Poems

07.12.2020

Our curriculum challenge last week was to write and present a winter poem. Mr Gough was extremely impressed by those he saw and a few have been uploaded here for you to read and enjoy. Well done to everyone who completed the challenge.

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Primary Mathematicians

26.11.2020

A group of children from Years 5 and 6 were invited to take part in the Primary Maths Challenge. They participated in additional maths sessions during lunch times and completed the challenge paper last week.

We are exceptionally proud of those who took the challenge! All of our participants achieved at least bronze award; two Year 5 children achieved silver and one Year 6 reached gold!

Well done to all of our mathematicians- we are incredibly proud of you for taking #EveryOpportunity!

Books, Books, Books!

23.11.2020


Did you see us in the paper? Click the link below to find out about our latest library purchases and the new connection Mr Godbold has made with a local business- Dial Lane.

https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/cliff-lane-primary-school-ipswich-suffolk-library-boost-1-6939172

Armistice Day

11.11.2020

‘In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,’

On Wednesday 11th November Cliff Lane held a two minute silence to remember the fallen. Each class also made a wreath full of red, purple, white and black poppies to remember all those involved. Whilst this year may be very different, the way we honour their bravery will never change.

Silver Award

05.11.2020

Our Young Planetarians have been working exceptionally hard along with the rest of the school to earn the Silver Eco-Schools Award! After achieving Bronze, the team have continued their quest to look after our planet. During this term they have shared their knowledge with parents and students about keeping our air clean and considered the amount of waste we produce. With the help of Mr Broom and Miss Mowles, the children analysed the waste we were producing and have been considering ways in which we can reduce this as well as promoting recycling.


Space Creations

22.10.20

Year 5 were set a challenge to create a 3D model of our Solar System. There were no rules on how to make it; the children were just asked to use their creativity and their imagination. Little did we know that the children would come in with some fantastic pieces of work! We are very proud of all their designs.

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Clean Air Day 2020

08.10.2020

On Thursday 8th September, our Year 6 school learning council were joined by representatives from Ipswich Borough Council to spread the word about clean air day. The children spoke confidently to parents during drop off about the pollution cars produce and promoted walking to school. They gave out leaflets and flyers, as well as sharing homemade posters.

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Real life super hero

29.09.2020

On Tuesday Minnows and Tadpoles were visited by a real life hero...a firefighter! They learnt what to do in an emergency- what to say and who to call- and about all of the equipment a firefighter needs to do their job. They also discovered that firefighters help us in many more ways than we might know about. They learnt that on Sunday Sally was working with other real life heroes to help rescue people who had got stuck in the mud! Sally showed them just how quickly she has to get into her uniform when there is an emergency. Towards the end of the visit they got to see her rapid response vehicle. As she drove it around the playground, they counted the blue flashing lights and listened to the different sirens it can make.

We're learners too!

18.9.2020

As well as being teachers, learning support assistants and administrators, the staff at Cliff Lane are also learners!

Congratulations to Ms King who received confirmation of her National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership, to Mrs Dreher who has successfully passed a qualification in administration, and to some of our LSAs who studied during lockdown for Level 2 specialisms in areas such as ADHD and autism. We're also very pleased to share that Mrs McErlain-Naylor is now a Certified Google Educator.

We currently have a number of teachers who are now studying for their National Professional Qualification in Middle/Senior Leadership, Mrs Booth is currently completing the National Award for Sencos and Mrs Griffiths is working towards a professional qualification in HR.

Woodland Trust Gold Award!

17.04.2020

We all worked together amazingly well and achieved the gold award while working at home or at The Robins. You can see some of the work by clicking here and we were even in the paper! Well done everyone - we did it right, we did it well and we did it!!

World Book Day

05.03.2020

The national World Book Day theme for this year was 'Share a Story'. We decided that instead of the whole school dressing up, that each year group would share a book together over the summer term and each have their own 'Book Day' together. The teachers thought they would start this idea off. They chose The Hungry Caterpillar and dressed up as butterflies, leaves, watermelons, strawberries and even the caterpillar itself! Even our brilliant lunch staff got involved with a special Hungry Caterpillar menu and a fruit bar for everyone to taste some of the fruit from the story.

All the children made a special lanyard (Book Bling) to wear over the day to keep the conversation going about their favourite books, there was an assembly where The Hungry Caterpillar was read in three different languages, teachers swapped classrooms for a very special guest story time, and Year 6 went to the Early Years classrooms to read to our youngest pupils.

Thank you everyone for making this day so special.

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Young Planetarians

14.2.2020

We have recently formed a new group at school and we have decided on the name 'Young Planetarians'. We want to make the school more eco-friendly. We are going to make sure we are doing as much as we can to look after the environment. We have completed a review which also looks at our curriculum. We are now putting together our action plan. We think that we will be concentrating on supporting marine life, harvesting water, looking after plants (for bees and other wildlife), and growing food.