Cliftonville Primary and Pre-School is an excellent school the children are happy and thriving. The dedication and hard work from the entire school team is outstanding and clear to see. I am extremely happy with Daniel's progress since starting at the Pre-School. He seems to have made a lovely group of friends and enjoys coming in every day. I can't wait to see him progress further. Presence of Teachers and caretakers at pick up and drop off really help you feel safe. The well-being of the pupils is outstanding. They have gone above and beyond to make sure my children have felt safe at school. My child is happy to come to school, the staff are visible and approachable. It is a lovely school with a welcoming feel and a positive atmosphere. Highly visible leadership team. A feeling of pride in the school. Supportive school for both parents and children. As parents we feel really proud that our son comes to such a great school, which we knew was fabulous whether OFSTED told us or not!

Antarctica Project

Year 4 have been learning about Antarctica during literacy as part of a descriptive writing unit.  Miss Connellan's literacy set became so passionate about the topic that they continued the work into a four week project.  They completed independent research about the continent, wrote descriptions based on real life photos and wrote diary entries in role imagining they were scientists at Rothera Research Station.  The photos they looked at were from the blog of an artist called Adele Jackson who travelled to Antarctica earlier this year.  Miss Connellan was so impressed by the quality of the children’s writing that she emailed some of it to Adele.  Adele wrote back and said the writing was so fantastic and captured the feeling of being in Antarctica so well that she asked to publish some of the extracts on the blog! 


The children also wrote stories in a particular genre set in Antarctica and then used the iPad technology of iMovie and teleprompt with green screen to make film trailers to advertise them.  Thank you Mr Burnett for helping us!


This is the link to Adele's blog...