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Our School Pets

We love our pets. They help us to learn about animals, how we need to look after them, feed them and keep them clean. They help us develop a sense of responsibility. We take it in turns to look after them. We also find that the animals help us when we feel anxious or upset, they are very good listeners! Our school cat is called Cilla. She loves nothing more than finding a quiet corner to curl up and snooze and can often be found in front of the fireplace in the upper school library or by the radiator in the office. Cilla loves comforting children when they are unhappy or lonely, but most of all she likes to make them laugh by showing off. She has her own Twitter account @OutwoodsCat.

We have a few guinea pigs - Mario lives in our Year 1 classroom and and Luigi lives in between our two Reception classes. Very friendly little guys who love a cuddle and a carrot. Pebbles is a ginger guinea pig. He lives in year one. Pebbles does not like to be ignored and he will squeal at the top of his voice to get attention. Roger is also a guinea pig -she is actually a girl. She can be quite shy but will make a loud noise when you tempt her with a cabbage leaf or a carrot. She lives in year two but can often be found outside on the grass in lower school. We have a fish -  called Jimmy.  We also have some pet visitors that pop in often. Chico the dog listens to readers every week and comes along with Jane to help in the library. Penny is Mrs Taylor's dog.








'"This is a good school." "All pupils...are well supported and make good progress from their starting points." ’Ofsted 2017
'"There is a pleasant and calm atmosphere in the school." "Pupils feel safe at school, they trust adults and know there is always someone to turn to if they need help." ’Ofsted 2017
'"Pupils enjoy their school life, especially the opportunities they have to learn through a variety of activities." "Pupils readily engage in activities and develop their curiosity and an appetite for learning ’Ofsted 2017