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Enjoyment Achievement & Respect

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Tannery Drift First School

We adapt activities to allow all children to show their strengths and encourage every child to feel capable, be independent and love learning. We aim to make sure that every child in our care enjoys their time at school and provide a safe and secure environment.



  • New Wall Art

    Earlier this term some areas of the school were given a refresh with new wall art. The Rainbow Room and the Reception classroom book area have both been given a woodland feel, while the under the sea theme has been continued further around...

    16 Feb 24Read More
  • nspcc number day

    Our children enjoyed dressing up for Number Day, and took part in a variety of maths-based activities. Well done to all those children who competed in the TT Rockstars competition - having fun and improving their times table recall at the s...

    09 Feb 24Read More
  • Number Day - Friday 2nd February 2024

    Friday 2nd February is NSPCC Number Day!  Pupils are asked to wear an item of clothing with a number on it (e.g. football shirt, cap, number badges) or get even more creative by dressing in a maths - or numbers - themed outfit (e.g. as...

    25 Jan 24Read More
  • Transition Survey Results

    We are pleased to share the results of the transition survey that Early Years families contributed to last term. Thank you to everyone who responded, your feedback has helped us to plan next steps to improve the transition process for child...

    09 Jan 24Read More
  • storytime with santa

    This week we welcomed some very special visitors into school. 

    20 Dec 23Read More
  • Fire Station Christmas Extravaganza

    On Thursday 7th December, the children were invited to have tours of the fire station's Christmas Extravaganza. They also got a close-up look at one of the fire engines! We are very grateful to the team at Royston Fire Stat...

    20 Dec 23Read More
  • Early Years Christmas Performances

    An enormous “well done” to the children in Early Years who performed to their parents and familes this week. For some of the children, this was their first experience of being in a school show, and they were brilliant! Thank you...

    20 Dec 23Read More
  • History in Year 1

    This half-term Owl Class had some visitors in to talk about their childhood toys. We spoke about how some toys are the same and how some have changed. Mrs Simons came in to share some of the toys she has kept, which included a wind...

    18 Dec 23Read More
  • Key Stage 1 Christmas Performances

    Last week, the children in Years 1 and 2 performed to their families – and what wonderful performances they were. The children spoke clearly and confidently, knew when it was their turn to go on the stage, and sung beautifully. A huge...

    18 Dec 23Read More
  • FTDS Christmas fair

    Mini Christmas Fair – Friday 8th December, 3.15-4.15pm, School Hall

    30 Nov 23Read More
  • Tannery drift art gallery

    To celebrate the end of Arts Week, parents and carers were welcomed into the school to view artwork created by the children

    17 Nov 23Read More
  • Year 2 Football festival

    Last Friday, 2 teams of Year 2 children attended a Football Festival at St Edmunds Prep School. This involved tournaments against other schools as well as some football activity games. Despite the rain, 6 of the children won medal...

    19 Oct 23Read More
  • 19February

    Half Term

    All Day
  • 07March

    World Book Day

    8:30am – 3:30pm
  • 28March

    Spring Term Ends

    2:00pm – 0:00am
  • 29March

    Easter Holiday

    All Day
  • 15April

    Start of Summer Term

    8:30am – 8:30am
  • 06May

    Bank Holiday - School Closed

    All Day
  • 15May

    Year 4 PGL Residential Trip

    9:30am – 4:00pm
  • 21May

    Class Photographs

    9:00am – 3:30pm