Photos of School Events


The totem pole is a team effort, each student chose an animal and what it represents for them.

The Wolf represents loyalty, listening to others and working together

The Snake gives protection from enemies

The Eagle represents leadership

The Pig represents intelligence and the importance of enjoying nature

The Black panther represents individuality and hard work

The Koala bear represents calm and protectiveness

The Donkey represents stubbornness and humour

The Horse represents elegance and beauty

The Panda represents cuteness and family

The Bee represents teamwork, hard work and generosity

Y1 children back in school having a lovely time!

These are pictures of the first week back after lock down. Different ways of learning and socialising show us we can adapt and still feel happy and safe while learning and having fun.

We celebrated World Book Day on Friday 6th March.  As is tradition, the children came to school dressed as their favourite book characters.  Each class celebrated by hosting a Tea Party for parents.  This provided an opportunity for parents and children to share a good book and enjoy a delicious biscuit treat.  Thank you to the Friends of Coldfall for providing the refreshments on the day.

Thank you to all the parents for helping the children with their brilliant costumes and keeping the love of reading a good book alive!  A great World Book Day was had by all.

Thank you to all the parents for helping the children with their brilliant costumes and keeping the love of reading a good book alive!  A great World Book Day was had by all.

Flamingo had a lot of wonderful book characters!

Year 3 and 4 were treated to a visit from Mr Gum author, Andy Stanton. The children found his assembly thoroughly inspiring and entertaining.

As part of our World Book Day celebrations, Year 5 were treated to a morning of epic proportions, with interactive storytelling, music, and fun from Kid Normal authors, Chris Smith and Greg James.  The children also had the opportunity to purchase a book and have it personally signed by the authors.  We hope the children enjoyed the event as much as the adult accompanying them did.

Even teachers dressed up!

On Friday 14 February we were delighted to welcome Mungi Ngomane, the granddaughter of Desmond Tutu to Coldfall to talk to Y4-6 classes about her understanding of Ubuntu. She has written a wonderful book called “Everyday Ubuntu.” The children asked her really thought provoking questions…it was an inspiring morning!

Valentine’s Disco was a blast, you can see it for yourselves!! 

Our spring term displays showcase our humanities learning across the school.

The staff panto was an original Coldfall version of Aladdin- here are some of the cast playing our favourite story characters!!

Children and Staff at Coldfall celebrated World Maths Day on the 15th of October. We raised over £1000 from the coin mosaic for Educaid’s 25th Anniversary.

 There were some amazing homemade costumes and the children  enjoyed experiencing a range of mathematical problems, challenges and games.

 Thank you to everyone for their support

Autumn displays are poetry on global warming and environmental destruction!
At the beginning of the term we ran a poster competition.  Children had to design a poster that represented “Ubuntu”.

Ubuntu is about recognising our interconnectedness and that everything we do makes a difference.

Here are some of the beautiful entries the children made.

We’ve had a bumper crop of apples this year and a lot of fun picking them in our first weeks back to school. Thank you to the teachers and families who planted the trees and to everyone who has looked after them so well. We hope that all of you who tried the apples enjoyed them. Your donations will go towards the allotment.

Photos of School Events


Here are some lovely photographs taken at this year’s Summer Fete by professional photographer Tina K.
Our summer art exhibition celebrates our 90th anniversary. Each year group has focused on the work of a key artist through the decades.
A big thank you to Sarah Callis for the wonderful art workshops…. look at the stunning works of art all our children have produced!
To celebrate our 90th anniversary all our central displays showcase some of the changes over the last 90 years to our lives, from children’s stories and entertainment through to transport and technology!
We have had a wonderful year so far with our reading dog, Betsy, and look forward to many more afternoons together next term. Betsy is loved by staff and children alike. She is an avid listener, extremely patient, and somehow manages to be both a calming and exciting presence in school. Many thanks to Sandy for sharing Betsy and her time.
Educaid is celebrating it’s 25th Anniverary.  To mark the occasion, Coldfall threw a fundraising concert.  There were performances from the Coldfall choirs, dance troupe and professional opera singers.
World Book day was celebrated at Coldfall on Friday 8th March.  The children came dressed as characters from their favourite books.
Here are some examples of the stunning work produced in Year 3 as part of the art projects being rolled out across the school by parent Sarah Callis.

By the summer term, every class will having taken part in a project, helping to raise the profile of art at Coldfall Primary School.

A big thank you must go to Sarah, as well as the Friends of Coldfall who are part-funding the majority of this exciting project.  This type of work would not have been able to go ahead without their support and Sarah’s vision.

For the Spring Term, all of the classes have put up beautiful new displays.  Each show the childrens’ work on Empathy.
On Thursday 22nd November Reception, Year 1 and 2 had a Road Safety Roadshow
Sierra Leone evening on 11 October 2018 – Celebrating the work of Educaid and the visit of the “Coldfall 6 “ to the Educaid schools to do some voluntary teaching. Please support this amazing organisation if you are able to! Our 3 choirs sang an inspiring array of West African songs to celebrate and inspire us.
On the 4th of October we celebrated National Poetry Day.  The children spent the day, in their year groups, learning a poem off by heart to perform at our special poetry day assembly.  They performed with confidence, clarity and charisma.  The children were also treated to a staff choral performance of ‘Ning Nang Nong’ by Spike Milligan.

Below is a picture of Year 3 performing their poem, a video of a famous poem called “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me” by Maya Angelou, and a video of Xavier Cooper from Puffin performing a poem.




We were delighted with the quality of the entries for the 90th birthday celebrations posters.  After much deliberation, we selected our winners.  Pupils in Year 3 and 4 produced posters of particularly good quality – so good in fact that we had two winners from each of those year groups.  Winners were invited up during the 90th birthday assembly to collect their prizes.

Thank you to all who took the time and effort to enter!

On Friday 28th September, the pupils and staff of Coldfall came to school dressed in their best party outfits to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the school’s opening.  Teachers planned an off-timetable day which included making banners, party hats and playing old fashioned party games.

In the morning the whole school came together in the main hall for a special assembly to mark the occasion.  During the assembly children and staff watched a slideshow of archive photos from down the years, the 90TH birthday poster winners were announced and we were even surprised by a guest appearance from Her Majesty the Queen.

The audience was also treated to a comedy sketch in which members of the leadership team, playing pupils from the 1930s, were chastised and punished for misdemeanours by Mr Philips who portrayed an old-fashioned headmaster, complete with mortarboard and stick.

A highlight of the assembly was seeing photos of current pupil’s Alfie and Jamie Payne’s Grandmother, who attended the school when it first opened, creating a line of continuity between 1928 and 2018.

Lunch was an all hands on deck, street part affair with children eating outside.  There were a variety of sandwiches to choose from, as well brownies and scones.  A great time was had by all!

The children have been learning about “Ubuntu “ the African term for empathy and caring, literally translated as “I am because we are”… read a few of the Y6 children’s amazing poems about this!
September 2018 Autumn Term Displays linked to poetry and empathy