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2d to 3D

Date: 26th Nov 2021 @ 2:28pm

In line with our focus text the 'Iron man' we have linked our art project to the metal monster.  First we made a 2 d frame .  Then we manipulated wire to build up the frame to make a 3d sculpture of him.

Magnetic or not

Date: 26th Nov 2021 @ 2:19pm

This week we have been investigating magnets and have been on the hunt around our school environment finding magnetic materials and objects.  We were quite surprised to find out that not all the metal objects we found were actually magnetic!

Light and Shadow

Date: 25th Nov 2021 @ 7:49pm

This week, we have been learning all about light and shadow. We have been finding out how shadows are created by looking at them inside and outside the classroom. We learnt that shadows are created when you block light from its source (a word we have learnt this week). We have found out about natural (the sun, lightening, fire) and man made (torches, tablets, television) sources of light. We found that our shadows are really long in the playground because the sun is so low in the sky. We have made puppets and used torches to see their shadows in the classroom and in the dark dens.

Movie makers part 2!

Date: 25th Nov 2021 @ 4:44pm

Willy Wonka's chocolate investigation

Date: 19th Nov 2021 @ 2:22pm

This week we have been learning about solids, liquids and gases.  Willy Wonka set us a challenge to find out what the best way to make a chocolate river was.  We had to use our new knowledge of how to change a solid to a liquid.  We also needed to take into account how to keep the chocolat in liquid form.Chocolate.jpeg

Movie creators in the making

Date: 17th Nov 2021 @ 2:23pm

We are learning about how animations are created. In preparation for shooting our own mini-films, we have created moving images using a multiple frames.  

Cross Stitching

Date: 17th Nov 2021 @ 2:12pm

We have completed our crown cross stiches. I'm sure you'll agree that these look fabulous!

It took some real determination and skills practise to create each cross but it was well worth the perserverance.


Year 1 Remembrance Day

Date: 17th Nov 2021 @ 1:51pm

Year 1 Remember...

During Remembrance Day, children in Year 1 took the time to reflect on why we commemorate this significant event.

They looked at artifacts from a real life soldier and discussed why they are important. The children showed great respect and empathy. 

We then took part in two minutes silence. 

Year 1 Remembers

Remembrance Day

Date: 12th Nov 2021 @ 1:05pm

The children in Nursery have been learning about Remembrance Day and why we it is celebrated, we discussed why we wear Popppies and had a go at making our own Poppy pictures, we looked at what colours we would need and what shapes and patterns we could see. Have a look at the lovely pictures we created below. 

Henri Rousseau Rainforest Collage

Date: 11th Oct 2021 @ 4:50pm

In class we have been preparing our backgrounds for our collage inspired by Henri Rousseau.  We think the children have made an excellent start!

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Subtracting multiples of ten

Date: 11th Oct 2021 @ 4:43pm

In Maths, we have been learning to subtract multiples of 10  from any 2 digit number using known facts and dienes. We noticed that when we subtract multiples of ten only the tens digit changes. The ones digit stays the same. 


Year 2 Neil Armstrong

Date: 11th Oct 2021 @ 4:15pm

In History, we have being learning about significant people from the past. This week we have been learning about Neil Armstrong. We have learned that he was the commander of the Apollo 11 space shuttle and the first man to walk on the moon in 1969.  The children had to explain why he was an important person from the past and think of questions that they would like to have asked him.


Year 6 Sculpture

Date: 11th Oct 2021 @ 8:34am



Year 6 have been using Modroc and wire to create their own Granny sculptures. After reading the novel 'Granny' by Anthony Horowitz, we were inspired by Futurism Artists to create our own sculptures. Our next steps are to paint them bronze and evaluate how well they have turned out! 

Dancing digital art

Date: 8th Oct 2021 @ 2:27pm

Year four have been busy creating art that is inspired by Wassily Kandinsky.  To revolutionise this absract art we have created our inspirational piece on laptops and added animations to make them dance.



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New Start!

Date: 5th Oct 2021 @ 10:47am

We have had a very exciting and busy first few weeks back to school! We have welcomed lots of new children and they are settling in beautifully! Below are some pictures to show you some of the things your child has been enjoying since starting school. They have been working really hard on developing their fine and gross motor skills whilst havig lots of fun at the same time!


Flat Stanley

Date: 4th Oct 2021 @ 9:01pm

Our book this half term is Flat Stanley. We've been following him on his unique journey which is proving very exciting. Here is a small sample of the letters that we wrote as Stanley to Mr Dart and our beautiful kites that we created during our launch day. 

Eye Spy with my little eye....

Date: 4th Oct 2021 @ 8:51pm

Eye Spy with my little eye....many incredible sketches! We took our time to really perfect and master our sketching techniques. I'm sure you'll agree that these drawings are very life-like! 

We love sports!

Date: 4th Oct 2021 @ 8:31pm

Year 1 have had a great time working with KIXX during PE. They have focused on their fundamental movement skills, including jumping, hopping and balancing! Lots of fun was had and ,as usual, the children showed fantastic listening skills and great team work throughout. 

We've been learning to cross-stitch, in Year 3!

Date: 4th Oct 2021 @ 8:16pm


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  As part of our art lessons, we have been tasked with learning how to

 cross-stitch! It is not an easy task but you will see that we have made fantastic progress already.  We are now able to thread our own small needles and create patterns with crosses in our Binca fabric. Please pop back soon to see our finished articles! 

Busy days in Reception

Date: 4th Oct 2021 @ 4:58pm

We can't believe a month has gone by already! What a busy time we have had. The children have been learning about our local area, looking at maps and discovering the train tracks nearby. We have drawn our own maps, built houses and made places to park our toy cars. We have been working on our gross and fine motor skills, using ribbons to make circles, zig zags and lines. We have been learning our phonic sounds and trying to write the letters that we have learnt. Keep practicing at home! We hope you enjoy looking at the photos of many of the things we have been doing.


Date: 27th Sep 2021 @ 3:45pm


Times Tables Rock Stars Day

Date: 20th Sep 2021 @ 3:44pm


Fossil Fun

Date: 20th Sep 2021 @ 3:43pm


Science Fun

Date: 20th Sep 2021 @ 3:38pm



Date: 20th Sep 2021 @ 3:37pm

Year 5 had their 'Launch' to kick off the new year.35926733-E9F2-461B-958B-7B8CA8F6E01B.jpeg

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