As part of our learning about Rainforests, Year 4 spent an hour with Keiron from Bugtopia.  He introduced us to 4 amazing animals from tropical places – a flat rock scorpion, a millipede, a tarantula and – last of all – a boa constrictor named Cuddles!  The children were incredibly brave with many of them holding at least one of the animals.  We had to be very still and quiet when holding the animals so as not to scare them.  When holding Cuddles, we had to pretend to be trees so she could use her incredibly strong muscles to climb up us.


We also learnt lots of incredible facts including:



  • Animals that look cute and cuddly (such as hamsters) can be more dangerous than animals that look scary but are actually harmless.

  • All animals with fangs are venomous. 

  • Spiders don’t always have 8 legs – some have 10!


We learnt lots and had an amazing time!


Year 4





Our Vision

“At Loatlands Primary School we aim to nurture children with the skills and qualities to strive for excellence and flourish in a modern world.

We aim to grow together as a ‘school family’ to develop lasting learning partnerships and the respect of others."

Upcoming Events

25 Mar
Year 2 Big Sing with other schools
Mon 25, 03 2019 9:30 am - 11:30 am
25 Mar
PALS Meeting
Mon 25, 03 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
27 Mar
Year 3 Boughton House trip
Wed 27, 03 2019
27 Mar
Year 4/5 Performance for Parents
Wed 27, 03 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
27 Mar
Year 4/5 Peformance for Parents
Wed 27, 03 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
28 Mar
Year 4/5 Family Friendly Performance
Thu 28, 03 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Contact Us

Postal Address

Loatlands Primary School,
Harrington Road,
NN14 2NJ

Tel/Fax: 01536 506404

Key Contacts:

Headteacher: Mr A R Izzard-Snape

Deputy Headteacher:  Miss J P Heald

Assistant Headteacher & SENDCO: Mrs S Roper

Chair of Governors:    Ms T Jones