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FUN = HAPPY = ACHIEVEMENT

That's what we believe at Yarlet School which is why we are constantly thinking of ways to make life at school more fun. What better example than this year's Pre-Prep and Senior School Halloween…

October 24, 2021
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FORM 6 & 7 DT TASTY HALLOWEEN TREATS

Form 6 and 7 were getting ready for Halloween during their DT (Food Technology) lessons this by making some tasty spooky treats.

October 19, 2021
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FORM 4'S CREATIVE MATHS

Form 4 created their very own ‘Peri - the perimeter snail’, to make sure they add all the sides of irregular polygons today.

October 19, 2021
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WHERE MATHEMATICS MEETS ART

Bella created this combination of parabolic curves and concentric circles during this week's drawing club when the group focused on Mathematical Concepts in Art. Well done Bella for your accuracy,…

October 15, 2021
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WELL DONE JESSICA!

We are thrilled to announce that Stafford Grammar School has awarded a music scholarship to Jessica. Stafford Grammar is renowned for its excellent standards in music, making this a particularly…

October 14, 2021
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GREEN SCREEN FUN IN BOARDING

Great fun with the green screen in boarding last night. Other children opted to play football in the sports hall or work on arts and crafts projects.

October 14, 2021
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OUTSTANDING SUCCESS WITH REPTON AWARDS

Following rigorous academic assessments and tests of leadership, teamwork, athleticism and artistic ability, huge congratulations go to three of our Form 8 pupils for securing prestigious CB Fry…

October 14, 2021
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YARLET IN YARNFIELD!!

As part of experiencing the local environment part of the Early Years framework, Reception and Nursery headed out on the school minibus to Yarnfield. The children were lucky enough to see lots of…

October 08, 2021
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KINDERGARTEN'S GRUFFALO HUNT

Today Kindergarten have been on a Gruffalo hunt. We acted in role as the mouse and took a stroll through the deep, dark wood in search of the Gruffalo. We listened to the story in our forest area…

October 07, 2021
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ANIMAL KINGDOM IS FLAMIN-GO!

Pupils have enjoyed the return of Animal Kingdom club this term, and have already learnt about a variety of wonderful creatures, such as the koala, the cobra, mixing up animals on computer and…

October 01, 2021
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ANIMAL KINGDOM IS FLAMIN-GO!

Pupils have enjoyed the return of Animal Kingdom club this term, and have already learnt about a variety of wonderful creatures, such as the koala, the cobra, mixing up animals on computer and…

October 01, 2021
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RECEPTION'S TEAM CHALLENGE

Team Rocket and Team Speedy were given the challenge to build a tower working as a team.  They had to use their listening and language skills as well as skills in working together. Team Speedy worked…

September 28, 2021
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FORM 6 MATHS CHALLENGE AT WREKIN COLLEGE

On Friday 17th September, Yarlet attended the annual Wrekin College Maths Challenge for Form 6 pupils. We entered two pairs: David and Ethan, and James and Freddie who had competition from dozens…

September 27, 2021
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MEGA MINGLE IN EARLY YEARS!

The children in Early Years have been getting to know each others names and our new friends in today’s mega mingle! What a lovely afternoon making the most of the last days of summer!

September 22, 2021
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FUNKY FOAMY PHONICS

Reception have been learning their sounds and caterpillar letters using funky foam! They had to write and say the sound and think of a matching word. They were ‘whizzers’ and had such fun too.

September 14, 2021
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RECEPTION DETECTIVES HARD AT WORK

While Reception children were playing detectives looking for shapes in the Yarlet grounds when one of our super sleuths found an egg shell on the ground. Our Yarlet detectives then used their…

September 10, 2021
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MINGLING MAGIC IN THE EARLY YEARS!

Our Yarlet Early Years have enjoyed ‘mingling’ together to our first mega Mingle of the year.  Many hands joined together, to make a beautiful rainbow of colour 🌈

September 08, 2021
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FORM 8 PREFECTS

Our Prefects are ready to help, lead and inspire this year!

September 08, 2021
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FORM 3 APPRECIATION OF THE NHS

As part of their transition morning, Form 3 reflected on NHS Appreciation Day and its birthday. The form showed their appreciation by working together to spell out NHS with their bodies. Well done…

July 06, 2021
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CHERISHING CHATSWORTH WITH FORM 8


Yesterday, Form 8 were treated by Mr Shaw and Mr Pass to a trip to Chatsworth House and Gardens. Chatsworth House, a 17th Century Estate, is renowned for its incredible artwork and sculptures, as…

Jul 06, 2021
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MINNIE - YOUNG PHYSICIST OF THE YEAR AWARD!

Minnie was awarded this year's Young Physicist of the Year by the Ogden Trust. Minnie has worked extremely hard this year in Science - she is a very talented scientist and this award is thoroughly…

Jul 06, 2021
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SWIMMING GALA


Due to the popularity of swimming at Yarlet, it was only right for the Swimming Gala to have its own day. With Pre-Prep starting off in the morning and our seniors closing the gala in the afternoon,…

Jul 05, 2021
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STRAWBERRY FUN IN THE SUN!

Today, Form's 3 and 4 were treated to a delicious and tennis-themed breaktime delight; strawberries and cream! This was a very kind and generous gift from Mrs Cookson-Jones, to recognise the…

Jul 01, 2021
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ISABELLE'S ICE SKATING SUCCESS

Congratulations to Isabelle on her ice skating success.
Isabelle recently took part in a regional skating competition and won her category and will now compete in the nationals. Well done Isabelle,…

Jun 23, 2021
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TENNIS FESTIVAL ARTWORK WINNERS!

After judging some very impressive and inspirational artwork, brothers, Freddy and Harry, have decided upon two runners-up and one overall winner for their tennis-themed artwork competition, which…

Jun 23, 2021
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TEAM BUILDING WITH FORM SEVEN

Today, Form 7 underwent a team building process in order to prepare them for some of the skills and responsibilities that will be required when they begin Form 8. Mr. Pass set up games that…

Jun 18, 2021
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FRISBEE FUN FOR FORM EIGHT!

Form 8 enjoyed a game of Frisbee Golf as a reward from their tutor, Mr. Pass, for all their hard efforts and perseverance during a very trying week of Common Entrance exams. Frisbees flew as the…

Jun 11, 2021
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DENSTONE WRITING COMPETITION SUCCESS

Way back when in November 2020, our children from Forms 4 & 5 were invited to take part in the annual Denstone College Writing Competition. Their task was to write a story entitled ‘The Magic Ball’…

Jun 09, 2021
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U9S ENJOY SUCCESS IN THEIR FIRST EVER AWAY GAME

Yarlet’s U9 girls enjoyed their first ever away game for Main School versus Wolverhampton Grammar. The girls listened carefully to the umpire and learnt a great deal.  Well done on your first away…

Jun 09, 2021
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SECRET OF TREASURE ISLAND!

Today in Humanities Form Four used all their learnt knowledge of Map Skills, including compass directions, relief, grid referencing and map symbols to create their very own treasure maps- complete…

Jun 07, 2021
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FABULOUS FIXTURES FOR OUR U13'S / U11'S

On Wednesday, the U13 mixed rounders won against Birchfield as did the U11 cricket team vs Terra Nova.
Thursday fixtures were very close with the U13 girls rounders team narrowly losing by half a…

May 28, 2021
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VICTORIAN SCHOOL EXPERIENCE FOR KS1

KS1 went back in time today to have a Victorian school experience. The school chapel was transformed into a classroom and the children had to behave like Victorian children, following the golden…

May 26, 2021
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FORM 4 DRAGON TRAINING!

Form 4 are having a roaring time exploring the novel How to Train Your Dragon. The pupils have created their own Viking map with excellent landmarks such as Mythical Mountain, Savage Sea and…

May 26, 2021
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SUCCESS IN SHREWSBURY SCHOOL'S ART COMPETITION

Lucy Caddel, Head of Art at Shrewsbury School, was extremely impressed with Yarlet’s submissions in their annual Art Competition which this year was entitled ‘Climate of Change’.

We had lots of…

May 24, 2021
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RAY-DIENT RAYS!

Yesterday in Animal Kingdom Club, pupils learnt about the "birds of the sea"- the stingray. Some species have existed for over 100 million years!
Pupils made beautiful stingrays and attached string…

May 21, 2021
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SUCCESSFUL WIN FOR U11 ROUNDERS

A triumphant Wednesday afternoon for our U11 Girls’ Rounders Team beating Birchfield 10.5 to 8 and our Senior Boys (U13s) Cricket Team bowling Denstone College out for 36, only losing 2 wickets.…

May 21, 2021
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CONGRATULATIONS ANGUS!

 

 

Congratulations to Angus, who has an extended contract with Stoke City Academy for the next 2 years. Well done Angus, you are a footballing role model to the younger Yarlet pupils.

May 20, 2021
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PRE PREP AWARDS ASSEMBLY

Pre Prep were ‘over the moon’ to be able to do their first award assembly in person in over a year. Luckily the weather was kind so we could all sit safely outdoors and appreciate the hard work and…

May 20, 2021
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WHAT YARLET MEANS TO ME

Last night in boarding, Mr. Pass challenged pupils to redesign the Yarlet logo based on what school means to them.
As you can see, we had a very impressive array of designs and drawings, which…

May 20, 2021
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WHOLE SCHOOL POETRY RECITAL COMPETITION

Wednesday 12th May saw a return to our annual Poetry Recital competition and in a bid to be altogether in our bubbles, we held the event in the glorious outdoors with the cricket pavilion providing…

May 19, 2021
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A WELCOME RETURN TO FIXTURES FOR OUR JUNIORS!

The juniors enjoyed hosting their first ever fixture this term. Already the coaches saw some great examples of teamwork, sportsmanship and fielding work throughout Forms 3 and 4. Well done juniors!

May 12, 2021
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A VIKING VOYAGE TO A SAXON SETTLEMENT!

As part of their learning on the Anglo Saxons and Vikings in History, Form 3 traversed across both space and time to the ancient settlement of Tatton - now Tatton Park. There they met two unique…

May 05, 2021
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SPRING HAS SPRUNG IN NURSERY

 

Spring has most definitely sprung at Yarlet Nursery and today the children have been to the green house to plant their sunflower seeds.  We can’t wait to watch them grow on our daily nature walks…

Apr 29, 2021
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THE GREAT ANNUAL EGG RACE HOUSE COMPETITION

A beautiful, sunny Thursday morning welcomed the return of our annual Egg Race House Competition. During the Easter break our main school pupils had been set a Design Technology House Challenge of…

Apr 26, 2021
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FORM 4 EASTER CREATIVE ACTIVITES

Before the Easter holiday, Form 4 made and decorated their Easter biscuits and baskets as a part of the Design Technology Project that they had completed last term, at home and at school.
Mrs…

Apr 23, 2021
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FORM SEVEN "BREAK IT DOWN"

Today in Geography, as part of their learning on Rivers and Coasts, Form 7 investigated different types and forms of weathering. They enjoyed exploring the school grounds to find evidence of…

Apr 23, 2021
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A PERFECT DAY FOR A SWIM!

We had a splashing good time up at the pool yesterday!!! The sun was out, the water was warm and all the children did great listening to their instructors - a perfect Yarlet swimming day.

Apr 21, 2021
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170 TREES PLANTED AT YARLET SCHOOL

What an incredible day at Yarlet! Every child in the school has planted a tree! In time, silver birch, field maple, oak, rowan and cherry trees will begin to emerge and grass paths will meander…

Mar 28, 2021
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KAIF'S SPORTING SUCCESS!!

We end the week with some more fabulous news! Following a splendid performance during the Denstone College sports assessments, Kaif has been awarded a Sports Exhibition. Congratulations on this…

Mar 26, 2021
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FORM 3 & 4 AND THE WORLDS LONGEST SNAKE!

This week in Animal Kingdom Club, Form 3 and Form 4 looked at the world's longest recorded snake, Medusa the reticulated python, who holds the Guiness World Record at 767cm! We then had a go at…

Mar 26, 2021
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RECEPTION CLASS ON A SPRING WALK

Reception made the most of the glorious weather and the stunning Yarlet grounds in springtime by going on a spring nature walk, spotting changes in the environment around us.

Mar 25, 2021
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FORM 4 - SPREADING POSITIVITY

This week Form 4 have been looking at positive mindset and spreading positivity. We have read through the amazing book “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” and come up with our own positive…

Mar 25, 2021
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CONGRATULATIONS REUBEN!

Congratulations Reuben on securing an Art Scholarship to Repton School. Well done on this fabulous achievement!

Mar 25, 2021
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EASTER FUN!

We have been enjoying making Easter Crafts today and the Easter Chick and Easter Bunny made an appearance, much to the delight of all the children!!! They soon found all the chocolates and have…

Mar 24, 2021
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CONGRATULATIONS REGGIE!

Congratulations go to Reggie for winning a Sports Exhibition to Denstone College. Well done on receiving this tremendous award!

Mar 24, 2021
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SHREWSBURY SCHOOL ESSAY COMPETITION SUCCESS FOR HARVEY

Many congratulations to Harvey, runner up in the Year 6 category of the Shrewsbury School essay competition on the theme "what is the difference between what is real and what is not?"  The judges…

Mar 23, 2021
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IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN!

Today in Humanities, Form 3 learnt the story of Adam and Eve, a tale of trust, deceit, temptation and betrayal as the first humans struggle to comprehend the morality of what it means to be "good".…

Mar 23, 2021
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SHOW RACISM THE RED CARD WINNER

Each year we strive to highlight the importance of equality and the negatives of racism around our area, and to do this we participate in the national Show Racism the Red Card competition.
This year…

Mar 23, 2021
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FRASER'S SPORTING SUCCESS

Following a highly competitive selection process, congratulations go to Fraser for winning a Sports Scholarship to Denstone College. Well done on this massive success!

Mar 23, 2021
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CONGRATULATIONS CAMERON!

Amid strong competition, huge congratulations to Cameron for winning two awards to Denstone College: a Music Exhibition and Art Scholarship!
An enormous achievement, well done!

Mar 22, 2021
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EASTER HOLIDAY SPORTS CAMP

On behalf of Steve Proud and his team, we are pleased to confirm that an Easter Holiday Sports Camp will take place at Yarlet for Yarlet pupils aged 3 and above, as follows:
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Mar 22, 2021
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FORM 5'S SATELLITE CHALLENGE!

Over half term, Year 5 were challenged to make a model of a Satellite using scrap and materials that they found around the house. Year 5 has been studying space and the planets in our solar system.…

Mar 06, 2021
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FORCES IN ACTION

Form 6 have been investigating forces in action. In this picture, Freddie is investigating how to get a seesaw to balance. 

 

Mar 01, 2021
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FORM 1'S DT TOAST CHALLENGE


Form 1 have returned to online learning with enthusiasm and have loved today's DT challenge to prepare their own toast by following instructions. Some of the pupils have even opened their own Toast…

Feb 22, 2021
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REUBEN'S CYCLING SUCCESS!

Over half-term, Head Boy, Reuben, cycled over 170 miles virtually to raise money for the Stone Hockey Club.

Reuben set his sights on this goal as he wanted to get more people involved and…

Feb 22, 2021
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GONG HEI FAT CHOY!

Ni hao everyone! We had a great China Day when pupils at school and at home wore a Chinese costume in celebration of the New Year! Lots of fun activities were provided on our remote learning system…

Feb 14, 2021
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HOUSE PET PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION!

Once again, Main School took part in a House Pet Photography competition!
Thank you to all who took part and rest assured all your pets are winners!
A decision had to be made and the following…

Feb 08, 2021
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FORM 6'S CLIMATIC CREATIONS!

As part of their remote learning in Geography on Weather and Climate, Form Six designed a mobile creation to demonstrate the different types of air masses that affect the overall climate in the UK…

Feb 08, 2021
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RECEPTION DINO FUN

 

Reception have been 'dino mad' at home, making some lovely creations from recycling they have found.

Feb 05, 2021
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FORM 1 - STARRY NIGHT

Form 1 have loved learning about the artist Van Gogh and have tried to replicate his painting style in these wonderful pieces of art. I think you will agree that they have done a great job at…

Feb 04, 2021
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NURSERY COUNTING WITH FIVE LITTLE FROGS

We have had lots of fun learning our numbers and counting in a five little speckled frog activity. The children chose a number frog and splashed away in our glittery pond.

Feb 02, 2021
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FORM THREE SAXON SETTLEMENTS


Last week, as part of their remote learning on the Saxons in Humanities, Form Three built their own Saxon settlements! As you can see they really enjoyed this activity and have created some amazing…

Feb 01, 2021
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DINOSAURS-R-US!

Reception children have been really enjoying our dinosaur topic and have created some lovely pictures for our display board! 

Feb 01, 2021
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FORM 1 RISE TO THE CHALLENGE!

Form 1 were challenged over the weekend to make the tallest tower they could which was capable of standing freely and not attached to anything. As you can see, they rose to the occasion…

Jan 26, 2021
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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TASTY CREATIONS!

Today, Angus designed and created a gingerbread Ancient Egyptian to compliment his remote learning on this topic in Humanities. I'm sure you will agree it looks delicious, and clearly he enjoyed…

Jan 26, 2021
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FUN IN THE SNOW

In Form 3 this week we paused our current Science topic to make use of the fabulous weather and carry out some SNOWY investigations! We made snow volcanoes, sticky ice and even investigated how…

Jan 26, 2021
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LAST SUPPER ART

In Religious Studies, pupils in Form Five have been remotely learning about the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. Lottie went one step further by creating a model of the Last Supper! Excellent…

Jan 26, 2021
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MAKING MUMMIES

Following Form 4's remote mummification lesson where they embalmed their own toys, today Form 4 made their own paper-craft mummy and sarcophagus! They are really enjoying their learning on Ancient…

Jan 25, 2021
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RECEPTION PUPILS ADAPT WELL TO ONLINE LEARNING

Reception have been marvellous at adapting to online learning. They are doing so well and have worked so hard. They are also enjoying making things at home as part of our dinosaur topic.

Jan 19, 2021
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FORM THREE CHRISTINGLE MAKING!


Today, Form Three learnt about the meaning and importance of Christingles at Christmas time by making their own!
They carefully assembled the various parts of the Christingle, learning about the…

Dec 01, 2020
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AMELIA WINS A SPORTS SCHOLARSHIP TO CLIFTON COLLEGE

Following a demanding selection process which involved a letter of application, interviews and a face-to-face assessment, we are delighted to announce that Amelia has been awarded a Sports…

Dec 01, 2020
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ART SCHOLARSHIP SUCCESS FOR ADELAIDE

Following the presentation of a superb art portfolio, massive congratulations go to Adelaide on winning an Art Scholarship to Newcastle-under-Lyme School.

Nov 27, 2020
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ANIMAL KINGDOM GIRAFFE CRAFT!

Yesterday in Animal Kingdom pupils learnt about the tallest animal on Earth- the giraffe!
Whilst being educated on how long giraffes sleep for (sometimes only 10 minutes a day, and mostly standing…

Nov 27, 2020
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NURSERY MARK MAKING IN THE FROST

Our Nursery children at Yarlet school have been engaging in lots of activities linked to the weather. We had a chilly start this morning, which was perfect for our mark making in the frost, such…

Nov 26, 2020
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FORM 4 HAVING A 'LAVLY' TIME

In Science, Form 4 have been studying Changing State and today everyone made their very own lava lamp. The pupils were fascinated by watching the fizzy tablet slowly dissolve, releasing air bubbles…

Nov 25, 2020
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BERRIS PERKINS

Many younger Old Yarletians, and many of a slightly older vintage, will be very sad to learn of the death of Mrs Berris Perkins, the Head of the Pre-Prep. School from 1993 to 2003 – formative years…

Nov 23, 2020
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PREFECT PICNIC


As part of their reward for the dutiful and exemplary work as Prefects this term, and in particular for their efforts in the recent assessments, Form Eight were treated to a picnic and a film to…

Nov 23, 2020
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BREAKING NEWS WITH FORM FOUR!

Today in Humanities, as part of their learning on Natural Disasters, Form Four produced and presented a Breaking News report on a series of natural disasters around our world.

We heard about…

Nov 09, 2020
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THE MUSIC LIVES ON AT YARLET SCHOOL

When we had to cancel our Young Musician of the Year competition in June 2020, we were all so disappointed. However, this term we felt able to rearrange the event as we now have all pupils back in…

Nov 08, 2020