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Wow Wall - Friday 22nd May 2020

What a busy week you’ve all had this week, you have all been working hard on your home school learning, doing lots of tricky writing and number work.

We have been blessed with glorious weather again this week, it is lovely to see you taking advantage of this, going for lots of walks or turning into a little athletes! Some have you have taken the opportunity to collect lots of natural objects to make some wonderful artwork. It looks like you have been busy mini beast hunting, making mini beast crafts and writing interesting facts.

One child brought the theatre to his home this week, he carefully constructed it using Duplo bricks and a torch, I hope your family enjoyed the show!

Children are finding their inner chefs and helping their parents make some yummy cakes, and meals, I hope they were delicious!

As always it has been a delight to read your lovely emails and see all of your wonderful work! Next week is half term, so there will be no wow wall, enjoy your week off from home schooling, enjoy the sunshine and keep baking!

Miss Pickett and the CGINS team x

Wow Wall - Friday 22nd May 2020

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While We Can't Hug

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A lovely video to share with your children...
From Faber Children's Books

Hello everyone

This is a short video from school giving further information about dropping off and collecting Nursery children who are returning to school from the 2nd June 2020. smiley

Information for Nursery children returning from 2nd June 2020

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Assembly - Friday 15th May 2020

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VE Day Wow Wall - Friday 15th May 2020


Mrs Morton has produced this week's brilliant wow wall, showing all the lovely ways you have been celebrating VE Day at home with your families. As always, we have loved looking at your photographs and seeing your smiling faces! 

Challenge: The pictures have been put together in a specific order - can you work out how Mrs Morton has ordered them? 

VE Day Wow Wall - Friday 15th May 2020

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A message to parents - 14th May 2020

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Singing Assembly 14.5.20

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Let's Go Fly a Kite

May Day Wow Wall - Friday 8th May 2020


Wow!!! You have all been very busy this week taking part in our Mayday festivities, Mayday is a time for celebration of spring and the renewal of nature, so let’s take a look at how you’ve celebrated Mayday at home with your families.

You have been very creative in crafting and decorating beautiful bright Maypoles to parade around your gardens. Two children decided to use sports play equipment to make a mayday model, very imaginative. Some of you have shown off your creative skills in making beautiful Mayday pictures full of springtime flowers and mini-beasts, one child carefully crafted some origami tulips. It has been lovely to see that you have been out exploring the local area looking for signs of spring in nature.

Birthdays! This week some children have celebrated their special days at home with their families eating lots of yummy cake and spending time in the sunshine.

Happy 6th birthday to Joshua and Happy 6th birthday to Tommy.

Thank you for all of your lovely emails and photographs.

Next week the wow wall theme will be VE day, email in your pictures and work about what you have been doing to mark this special historic event by Thursday 14th  12 noon.

Many thanks Miss Pickett and the CGINS team.

May Day Wow Wall - Friday 8th May 2020

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Aces Day - Wednesday 6th May


Today is ACES day (all children exercise simultaneously).  If we'd been at school today we would have all joined together to exercise in the playground . As we can't do this, Miss Johnson has recorded some videos for us.  Please all join in by following these 3 videos at 10.00am so we can still all exercise together. yes

Aces Day Video 1

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Aces Day Video 2

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Aces Day Video 3

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A Spring Assembly - 5.5.20

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Join Mrs Mansell on her daily walk, and look for signs of Spring. 🐄🐑ðŸĶĒðŸĶ†ðŸŒŧ🌞

Online Wow Wall - Friday 1st May 2020


Hello children, welcome to this weeks' WOW wall!

You have all been very busy this week! I have enjoyed looking at all of your photos and reading your lovely emails, thank you!

Lots of you have been working hard in Maths and Literacy, practising your letter formation, punctuation and working through lots of tricky sums.

Some children have been taking part in science experiments, from their own volcano eruptions, to dying their hair! One child had a look at an owl pellet carefully dissecting and cleaning it.

We’ve had some keen bakers and chefs this week, from yummy pizzas to delicious looking cakes!

You have been busy helping your mummies and daddies with DIY jobs and lots of housework too, Mr Summers will have some helpers when we go back to school!

Some have you have been getting creative, making lots of mess and using your imaginations. It’s lovely to see you getting creative with paints, salt dough and junk modelling. One child worked super hard creating his own board game.

It’s lovely to see you have been getting involved in projects to help support our keyworkers and understand the importance of staying home to protect them and ourselves.

A lot of you have been spending lots of time outside enjoying the beautiful sunshine we’ve had, you’ve doing lots of gardening, exploring and riding your bikes. I think over the next few days you’ll have to put your wellies on and find some muddy puddles.  

As many of you will know we usually have a Mayday parade around the school playground, here the children display their Maypoles they have made, it’s lovely to see that some children have made Maypoles this week and had their very own Mayday parade.

There has been some special birthdays this week too, happy 7th birthday to Isabella D and Neveah H. We hope you enjoyed your special days at home with your families and got to eat some yummy cakes!

We hope you enjoy this weeks’ virtual wow wall video.

From all of the staff at CGINS. blush


Online Wow Wall - Friday 1st May

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Singing Assembly - Thursday 30th April

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Here is our first virtual singing assembly with Miss Asquith. Make sure you're all joining in!

Assembly - 28.04.20

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Here is your next assembly from Mrs Mansell. Enjoy the video and look at the extra resources below for some more information on Captain Tom Moore.

Oxford Owl Website Guides


Please find below some handy 'how-to' guides to help you to access the Oxford Owl reading website at home.  Miss Khan has very kindly put these together, and has produced 2 separate documents showing how to access from a laptop or a tablet/mobile phone.  cool Remember - keep reading!! cool

Online Wow Wall - Friday 24th April


Welcome to our very first online 'Wow Wall'.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed this week!  Don't worry if you haven't, there will be plenty more opportunities to do so as we are going to upload a new one each Friday. Let's see what you have all been doing this week...


On Wednesday the key children used chalk on the playground to make some beautiful art work.

Amelia H has been busy this week baking, she used her mathematical knowledge to carefully weigh out the ingredients she needed.

Zaki enjoyed some bird spotting in his garden and drew a lovely picture of a Robin.

Zara B has been working super hard in maths this week.

Caleb R has made an interesting fact file about the life of Charles Darwin.

Maci E made use of the empty milk containers to make a lovely animal.

Millie S did some sharing practically with her teddies.

Riley W made his own colourful coat of arms.

Dougie H has been researching Charles Darwin and has worked hard to make a very interesting fact poster.

Millie S made some tasty looking pizzas.

Jimmy G has been really busy this week learning all about Kenya, he has tried new food and learnt how to say Hello in Swahili.

Aston C has been helping his Daddy do some building work.

Betty A has been enjoying lots of reading and lots of writing in her school book.

Lacey W has learnt how to tie her shoelaces.

Lucy E made a sea side model project which she has been able to enjoy in the sunshine.

Robyn C has been very busy this week, doing lots of projects including learning how to ride a bike.

Emily L has made a lovely sea side model out of junk.

Evie-Belle has created some beautiful artwork in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.

Sophie B has been busy doing lots of different things, including riding her bike, maths work and having fun hunting for Easter Eggs.

Grace and Luke V have been doing lots of work, they had their very own Victorian day where they wrote with chalks, they made a space rocket and Luke has enjoyed making dinosaurs out of Junk.

Caitlin H went on a nature walk and found lots of interesting things.

Declan H has made an amazing Volcano, and he also grew some cress, I wonder if they had cress and tuna sandwiches?!

Amy-Jo W has been getting messy and creative.

Caedan W has been working hard with his reading and letters and sounds.

Lyla B and her sister Ana have drawn some colourful rainbows which are in the windows of the ED department at Derby Hospital.

Isabella E has worked hard writing a poem about the seaside.

Eva H has been keeping busy doing lots of school work including sound work, maths work and keeping a diary.

Mia V has been doing Joe Wicks PE, and has worked hard in maths and literacy, she wrote independently about By the River.

Bethany M has been creative and made a beautiful, colourful Easter picture.

Teodor M has been getting creative with his paints.

Dylan S worked hard on his number formation this week.

Amelia D worked hard on perfecting her number and letter formation.

Rex S created a dinosaur adventure park, very creative.

Jack B has become a chef and cooked a lovely meal and has also been making pictures out of natural materials! I hope those two didn’t get mixed up!

Brody has done some out of this earth writing about an asteroid!

Maggie was playing in her mud kitchen and she found Superworm!

Henry L has had green fingers this week planting and has made a very cool looking robot out of junk.

Freya from BB has been practising her handwriting skills.

Braedon B has been learning spellings, and been working hard with maths and reading.

Martha T made Mrs Robey a special birthday card, Happy Birthday Mrs Robey.

Archie D worked super hard on his number work this week.

Pippa D and her sister Maddie made an erupting volcano, planted some seeds and been practising writing her letters and numbers.

Billie-Rae from class 3 has been boxing with her Daddy, helping to decorate the house as well as doing lots of school work.

Willow G completed the schools Easter challenge and created a birthday cake picture out of shapes for her 6th  birthday. Happy birthday Willow.

Olivia F studied a map of the UK and created a fact file for a Narwhal. 

Lydia G painted a rainbow, practised her writing and went treasure hunting!

Joshua W has lots of fun climbing trees and playing in the hot tub!

Ralph W made an awesome jet pack out of junk!

Neveah H has been practicing gymnastics in her living room.

Toby B worked hard to carefully select coloured bricks to make a rainbow owl.

Daisy D used coloured chalks to make a rainbow in her garden.

Harriet worked hard on writing about what she would like to be when she grows up, she’d like to be a police officer.

Violet C has been busy planting seeds, making yummy pizza and walking her dogs.

Braiden M created some artwork on a piece of canvas.

Ellie H made a colouring rainbow to thank the NHS.

Ruben and Rocco H made a sand display Africa.


I have very much enjoyed looking at all of your WOW wall work and reading your lovely emails. If you would like to contribute to next week's Online Wow Wall, please send your photographs to photos@churchgresley.derbyshire.sch.uk by Thursday at the latest.  Remember that by sending a photo to this email you are giving your consent for it to be published.


Best wishes and stay safe Miss Pickett and all of the staff at CGINS. x



Online Wow Wall - Friday 24th April

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CGINS Book Challenge - 24th April

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Mrs Mansell's Assembly April 22nd

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Message from school - April 10th

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