Feeling festive!

Christmas crafts have been started to make the school look festive for this Saturday's Christmas Fair. All the children in Upper School have been making stars for the corridor and classroom, as well as metres and metres of paper chains for the corridor!

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Finders keepers, losers weepers....

In PSHE, we have been considering the phrase 'Finders keepers, losers weepers'. The idea that a person who finds something that is lost is entitled to keep it is not a new one. It has appeared in many laws throughout the centuries. It was thought to first appear back in ancient Rome, where a law…

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Money Matters

As part of PSHE, we have been learning about money, specifically how people are paid and the kinds of deductions that are made to salaries. Using the example payslip, Year 5 and 6  have explored the terms used such as 'gross' and 'net'. They been learning about income tax, council tax and National…

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It's Barvember!

Barvember 2021 is here!

Barvember is organised by White Rose Maths, a scheme we use in Upper School, to encourage pupils to use the bar model to assist in mathematical understanding and reasoning. Using this method, children can visualise and then solve maths problems.

Each day in November,…

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Fabulous Vector Creations

Upper School have now completed their course on Vector drawing. During their lessons, they have learnt layering, shading, how to copy images, rotate  and manipulate images.  The results are fantastic!

 

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Superb Stories

Upper School are experiencing a ‘fiction frenzy’! As well as our new class novel Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (which we are thoroughly enjoying so far), we are enthused by the new books that we recently have in school.  Titles such as Once Upon a Crime, Robin Hood, The Boy Who Flew With…

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The Ancient Maya

In History this term, Upper School are learning about the Ancient Maya, a civilisation from an area called Mesoamerica made up of parts of Mexico and other parts of Central America. 

The Mayas built amazing cities. Even though they lived in different cities, ruled by different kings and queens,…

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Creative Computing!

Last week, Upper School were learning how to create Vector drawings in computing by layering shapes to produce images. Even after our first lesson, they created some impressive results! Year 5 and 6 are very enthusiastic and excited by vector drawing and we can't wait to see what we can achieve…

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Year 6 Leavers' Day 2

 

Day 2 for the Year 6s has involved ice cream sundaes! The children have really enjoyed making and eating their amazing concoctions. Many thanks to the Friends for providing all the tasty treats!

 

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Year 6 Leavers' Party

Year 6 have been having a fantastic final week! On Monday (the wettest day of the month!) they were lucky enough to spend the day in the marvellous marquee where activities organised by schools and parents included pizza making, archery and laser tag. A superb three tiered chocolate cake was…

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Move Up Day

On Monday, we were delighted to welcome Year 4s to Upper School for our 'Move Up' day , a day when they come to see what its like to be in Upper School, in preparation for September. Although there were a few anxious looks first thing in the morning, all the Year 4s left with a smile on their…

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Japan 2021

In preparation for the Olympic Games starting in Tokyo on 23rd July, Upper School  are learning about Japan. So far we have learnt that Japan is an archipelago but has four main islands, the largest of which is Honshu, which is where Tokyo is found. Japan is roughly 6000 miles away ,has a…

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