At the start of the afternoon of 17th SEPTEMBER 2020, I was contacted by a parent of a child in Skylarks (3) to inform me that their child has tested positive for Covid-19. The child was not in school on this day. The parents of all the other students in the child’s class (Skylarks class), have been contacted and all children and staff in this class have been sent home this afternoon and told to self-isolate for 14 days. The rooms where the class have been taught are to be deep cleaned immediately. No other student bubbles in any other year group have been affected.

Mrs Holgate

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Microwave Fudge

Microwave Fudge

Fancy making some homemade fudge to pass the time, but can't be bothered with another kitchen nightmare? You don't need to be skilled or have oodles of spare time to make Microwave Fudge. It's delicious and ideal for eating in front of Netflix.


  • 400g caster sugar
  • 100g soft brown sugar
  • 5ml vanilla essence
  • 1 tin of condensed milk
  • 100g butter (use salted for that salted caramel flavour)


  1. Mix everything but the vanilla essence in  a microwaveable bowl.
  2. Set your microwave to high and for two minutes. Keep adding ten seconds until the butter has melted.
  3. Pop it back into the microwave on high, but this time stop it to stir every two minutes.
  4. Once eight minutes has elapsed, stir in the vanilla essence.
  5. Pour the fudge mixture into a greased baking tray and leave to cool down.
  6. When at temperature score into squares or cut into any shapes you like.

You can add in different flavours like cinnamon, chocolate, lemon, or whatever else you like.