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!

Capacity Champions!


Year 4 took their classroom to the beach last week to learn about capacity. They all completed four activities that involved estimating or measuring capacity:


smileyThe children used a litre bottle of sea water to try and estimate the capacity of other containers. 

smileyThey used measuring spoons to find the capacity of a variety of beach toys. 

smileyThey had to order eight different sized and shaped buckets according to their capacities. 

smileyThe children used measuring cylinders and jugs to measure how much sand a range of different containers could hold. 


The children loved learning about capacity in this way and now have a very good understanding of what a litre bottle looks like and how much a teaspoon will hold. It took lots of organising by the staff, but they all reported it was invaluable in bringing this topic to life!