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Yorkshire Wildlife Park

18th May 2018

On Friday, Rufford Class visited Yorkshire Wildlife Park. This trip supported the current Learning Challenge: Where would you rather live, England or Kenya?


Throughout the term, we have explored differences between our climates, environmental differences, habitation, economic and social differences. This trip gave the children the opportunity to experience first-hand observations of some of the animals that are native to Kenya such as the giraffe, rhino and the big cats.


We also had a class based lesson looking more closely at some of these creatures and actually handled some.


The trip was fantastic and I am certain that all the children will remember this day for many years to come.

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Retford Gymnastics Club


On Thursday 23rd March, Key Stage One spent the morning at Retford Gymnastics Club. The children had an amazing time working on all the equipment, especially jumping into the foam pit!


Many of the staff commented not only on their ability but also their super attitude and politeness. Please can we thank the staff at the club, Mr Tatterson from Tuxford Secondary Academy and Mrs Marrkham for making the morning so special.


Our Visit to Retford Leisure Centre 

15th February 2018


On Thursday, Rufford Class took part in a full day of sporting activities. In the morning, we played multi-skilled games and were shown around the facilities and in the afternoon, we took part in an athletics session and had some tennis coaching. At the end of the day, we had a visit from a special guest. A huge thank you to all those who helped support the day, from parent volunteers, drivers, Charlotte, Mr Tatterson and of course, Derek!


The day was designed to encourage the pupils to experience activities they may not have done before and explore what is on offer at the centre. As a result, a number of children have already asked their parents to investigate local sporting clubs and facilities, which is superb. If anyone would like any information about clubs in our area, please do not hesitate to ask or follow the links below for more information. Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list and if you have a contact for an additional sports club, please let me know and I'll add it.


Leisure Centres:


East Retford Rugby Club:


Retford Athletics Club:


Retford Swimming club:


Retford United Football club:


Retford Gymnastics Club:


Staples Dance Academy, Retford:


Linx Black Belt Leadership Academy:


Clumber Parkrun:


BBC Get Inspired:








Trip to Pets at Home - Tuesday 7 November 2017

Our Trip To Pets at Home


On Tuesday 7th November, Rufford Class visited Pets at Home in Worksop. We spent the afternoon exploring the materials that pets' homes are made from. We drew and labelled pictures of the homes and described the suitability of each material.

It was a fantastic afternoon and we had a special surprise at the end. We brought back a class pet!! A tiny roborovski dwarf hamster. We are yet to name him but we all think he's absolutely gorgeous and so friendly.