Monthly Archives: June 2016

Whales Winners of Computing Week Challenge!

Congratulations to Whales class who were awarded with a special prize for completing the Computing Week challenge in the quickest time. They showed excellent team work and problem solving skills to crack the codes with great efficiency.

They were awarded with the Minecraft Handbook Collection! These handbooks contain information about:

– the History of Minecraft
– Creative vs Survival mode
– Technical details
– Controls for PC/Mac, XBOX, and Pocket Edition
– Topics such as Inventory, Weapons, Tools, Shelter, Food, etc.
– A guide to mining rare elements


Well done to everyone for taking part with such enthusiasm. Thomas Buxton pupils are clearly very good at cracking codes!

EU Referendum Poll

On Thursday 23rd June, there is a very important vote called a referendum. British people will be asked whether they would like to remain or leave the European Union (or EU).

So what is the EU?

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The EU is a group of 28 countries whose governments work together – a bit like a club. All the countries have to agree to some rules and pay some money and in return the countries support each other.

The EU has certain aims to make sure European people are treated fairly and with respect. They ensure we have certain rights, such as the right to visit or live in any country in EU. This means people living in terrible conditions are able to migrate to other countries to enjoy a better life.

People who want to leave the EU say that Britain will have more control and will be able to stop people entering our country.

Only adults can vote in the EU referendum so it seems fair that you children should also have your voice heard in our opinion poll.

So, do you think the UK should remain part of the European Union or leave?