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World Book Day 2020

Once again, World Book Day 2020 has been an absolute blast! The children have dressed up as their favourite characters from any book that inspires them. From Gangsta Granny to Big Bad Wolf and Captain Underpants to The Queen of Hearts, we had them all and it was such a joy. We focused on bringing poetry to life  today by performing, composing and illustrating. It really has been a splendid day!


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

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Ganas (verb): To win. To earn. To gain.

We love GANAS here at The Richard Clarke First School. Ganas is a spanish word for ‘desire’ so what better way to describe our project based home learning that bring our topics to life? The whole idea of the project is to give children ownership over their learning where they can explore their passions and share their joy.   We had a wonderful day setting up our projects, sharing our new knowledge and experiences. The levels of engagement and the quality of the learning  has been tremendous and it has proven to be such an enriching journey for all involved. Check out some of the amazing projects below!

Some photos from Y2:

Some photos from Y4:


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Christmas Fun 2019!

We ended the Autumn term with many Christmas celebrations including our Christmas play ‘Let it Shine!’ at St. Nicholas Church, our yummy Christmas dinner in school, our exciting Christmas parties and our fantastic trip to the pantomime ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at the Regent Theatre, Stoke.  We were even visited by the big man himself, Santa!  Thank you to all who supported these fantastic and memorable events!

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Richard Clarke Will Remember…

On the 11th month of the 11th day of the 11th hour Richard Clarke First School pupils took time to remember those who have sacrificed their own lives so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we do today. Not only that, we met two inspirational members of the RAF who visited each class and talked about their roles and experiences whilst answering many many questions.   What a wonderful yet poignant day we had! Richard Clarke First School also had the privilege of playing our part in the Abbots Bromley Remembrance Parade alongside the whole community. We felt honoured. 




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Maths Week England: ROCK OUT!


We have registered all of our children in Year 3 and Year 4 for a massive Times Tables ROCK OUT event starting on Monday as part of Maths Week England 2019!

Using our school subscription to Times Tables Rock Stars via the website or the app,  children can play using all game modes between 7.30am and 7.30pm each day.

Points mean prizes! There are limited edition trophies, certificates and a pizza party up for grabs! So log-on, play away and see how well you do!


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Stone Age poo!

Year 3 had some visitors from the…Stone Age! They left some horrible ‘presents’ for the children to disect. We found out what types of food these early humans used to eat by looking through their poo!

It was very disgusting work!

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BACT Awards Ceremony September 2019

We were invited to the sixth annual awards evening hosted by Burton Albion Community Trust where they showcased their various projects that they deliver across the community, including their work with schools.  I’m thrilled to tell you they honoured our very own Mrs Care with the School Sports Star award recognising the fabulous work she does both in school and working in partnership with the trust.  We are SO proud!  Congatulations Mrs Care, a well deserved award.

Proud HT!

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Outstanding sport at Richard Clarke!

Our Sports Day has been won by Drabble team! WOW! For the first time in some years, Clarke have been beaten and the team in green won the day with their awesome sporting skills. Thank you to everyone who came along and supported. We’d also like to say thank you former premier league star Matty Fryatt for joining us to present our prstigious afPE award! We’re proud of the quality of PE here at our school!

Year Four children enjoying the day!

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Transition Ahoy – July 2019

Year Four are preparing to fly our Richard Clarke nest and have spent two days at their new school. For most, children will be off to Oldfields Hall Middle School in Uttoxter. As part of the transition process, children have taken part in lessons, sports activities and tours of their new school.

Don’t miss Year Four’s Got Talent taking place in our school hall on Thursday, 18th July at 9.30am! It’s your last chance to see these fantastic children in action before they leave!

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Easter/Spring in a box competition 2019

Well done for taking part in our Easter/Spring in a box competition!  Your entries were fantastic and, as always, very creative.  I loved the entry that literally put, a spring in a box!  Very witty!

Congratulations to the winners and runners up, we hope you enjoyed your Easter eggs.  The winners were chosen democratically by the children.

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