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

31 Jan
Reception screening-named children
Thu 31, 01 2019 9:30 am - 11:30 am
6 Feb
PALS Disco
Wed 06, 02 2019 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
11 Feb
Culture Week
Mon 11, 02 2019 - Fri 15, 02 2019
12 Feb
KS1 Dodgeball at Montsaye
Tue 12, 02 2019 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
13 Feb
Family Open Afternoon
Wed 13, 02 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
15 Feb
Term 3 Ends
Fri 15, 02 2019

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