The Broken Washing Machine

Our latest mini-topic in German is the broken washing machine, which focuses on clothes! 

This week, the children found items of clothing in the washing basket and described them. 

Year threes can explain what piece of clothing it is and what colour it is.

Year fours can explain a piece…

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Measuring Area

This week in maths the children began looking at area. 
This short topic had them begin by counting squares and progress onto measuring and finding the area of rectilinear objects in the classroom.

Finding the area of objects takes a lot of maths skill! 

You need to be able to measure…

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Author Visit!

This week, middle school was able to take part in a very special event!

Author A.F Steadman came to visit our school! 

The children all got to listen to her tell them all about the magical world inside of her fantasy book series Skandar the Unicorn Thief, where they learned that unicorns…

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Junk Models

Our Reception children have been learning new joining techniques this week and created some great models using junk materials.


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Levers and Linkages

Our Year 1 & 2 children have begun a new design and technology project this week. Their project is to design and make a moving monster.

We began by looking closely at a variety of mechanical and non mechanical toys and answering these questions…

  • Can you name any components (for example,…
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The historical significance of Henry VIII

This afternoon, Upper School have been learning to recognise why some people might be judged as more historically significant than others. We first of all unpicked the key vocabulary for today and clarified the meaning of some unfamiliar words. We discussed what it meant to be judged and what…

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Overarm Throwing

Today in our PE lesson we have been doing a variety of activities to develop our throwing skills.

The children focused on throwing for accuracy and concentrated on throwing their beanbag or ball at a target. Our success criteria for a great overarm throw are:

  • stand sideways
  • step forward…
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Author Visit- Skandar and the Unicorn Thief by AF Steadman

We had a fantastic afternoon listening to the children’s author, Annabelle Steadman. We can’t wait to get started on the first book of her unicorn series. 
Mrs Hurley

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Science- Chemical Reactions

Following on from our work on reversible mixtures last week, the children created and observed a chemical reaction. They pretended they were working for the special effects department of the British Film Industry. They had to create a volcanic eruption using the two reactants, bicarbonate of…

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Last week we began looking at money in maths. This meant we could set up our shop! The pictures show some of the children who bought items from the shop using their coins, or who had to give change as the shopkeeper. 

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Middle school have enjoyed making and learning their own gymnastic sequences using the apparatus in PE over the last few weeks. 
The children have been very creative in both their solo balances and group balances.

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La Voyage Dans La Lune

In English the children have been reading The Invention of Hugo Cabret.  We reached the very exciting part of the story where the automaton revealed it's secret message... and it was a picture of the moon from the 1902 film 'La Voyage Dans La Lune' or a journey to the moon

We decided to watch…

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