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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!

Y2 author visit

On Thursday 17th March, Year 2 enjoyed a virtual visit from children’s author Jess Butterworth whose book “The Adventure Club: Red Panda Rescue” they are reading next term.  Jess discussed the inspiration for her animal adventure stories and how these are inspired by the things she loves and cares for as well as her own experiences and memories including being bitten by a venomous snake in Australia and her grandmother rescuing a baby kangaroo. 

 

She also described the research she did to write her stories including visiting red pandas in a zoo and finding porcupine spines. 

 

Jess talked the children through the planning stages of a story and challenged the children to think up their own adventure stories.  The children were very keen to share their ideas and came up with some descriptive and imaginative ideas such as riding to Mount Everest on a snow leopard to search of wild animals. 

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