No Pens Wednesday

On Wednesday this week, Year 5 took part in No Pens Wednesday. We had a great day of practical activities and lots of discussion. The children worked hard on music, art, cooking and also had a go at “Just a Minute” – not as easy as it sounds, but we had some real stars!

Chess – how to access this online resource

Chess in Schools and the Community (CSC) has secured free chess memberships (worth £25) for some our children to access either via:

The website/app has puzzles, videos, and gives the possibility of playing chess online in a safe environment. Chat functions are extremely limited and designed with the safeguarding of primary school-aged children in mind.

Children will have access to the learning resources and the opportunity to play games against any other child in the CSC community, from schools across the country. They’ll be running regular puzzle-solving challenges, competitions, chess matches between schools, and regional and national tournaments for children with those accounts. There’s also the possibility of your CSC tutor being able to run competitions within your school. The idea is to set up a huge online chess club within Chesskid, run by CSC.

We’d love children at our school to be part of this. They don’t need to have played chess before – Chesskid starts from scratch. We are providing a username and password for your child to use below.


Please do use this great resource 5MJ!