Helping a bumblebee

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Middle school found a unique opportinity to learn some more about bees and their importance when we found a tired bumblebee on the playground. We carefully picked her up and gave her some sugar water to drink. This was a fantastic time for the children to learn about how bees help the environment…

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Composing Musical Pieces

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After some practise keeping a rhythm and listening to different notes, middle school had a try at creating some ascending and decending scales together on the chilme bars. Once we had done this, we practised playing 'twinkle twinkle little star' together - which went quite well! Using our skills…

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Design Technology

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Middle school have started a design project to create a passport holder. After being given their brief they began some research and planning for their product. They had the chance to explore current products on the market and look at the shapes, materials and prices that they could use. They also…

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Easter cards

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Children enjoyed creating easter cards on Wednesday. They all tried to create a purple flower or butterfly in the centre of their card using layers of paper. There are so many talented and creative children in middle school that we end up with such a beautiful array of crafts by the…

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Easter carrot hunt

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Middle school had a fab morning searching for easter carrots.They were so good at finding them that they all ended up with pockets full! 
The children were thrilled that they could exchange their carrots for 'bunny change' and get an easter egg!

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Stone age day

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As part of our topic for the half-term, the children took part in a 'stone age day'. These activities started when children walked into the classroom to find animal skins on the floor and antlers, skulls and other stone age items. After some exploration, we started off with fire-lighting in the…

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Stone age fire lighting

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As part of our stone age day, the children had the opportunity to try some primitive fire-lighting. They used a ferro rod to create sparks to begin with. We were so proud that every single child managed to do this part as it can be quite tricky. Next, the children tried to use their sparks to set…

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Budget Challenge Maths

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Children have recently been recapping their mental and written subtraction and addition. To use our skills in a real-life way, children were given the challenge to plan a week's worth of meals. This included breakfast, dinner and tea for each day of the week. The challenge came in that the…

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Mesolithic Jewellery

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This week in art middle school have created their own jewellery inspired by the crafts from mesolithic people. They began by moulding beads in various shapes out of clay and creating holes in them. Once they were dry, the children used paints to mix into colours to decorate their beads. We are…

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Making Stig's Den

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Middle school spent Monday creating their own den based on our class story Stig of the Dump. Children went outside to find a 'dump' full of useful items and objects. As a team, the children worked together to use the discarded objects to create a den fit for a caveman! We were so thankful for the…

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Stone age art

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In history this week, middle school learned about the palaeolithic era. We learned about how Britain was different during the ice age in many ways, from the way of life to the creatures! During our art we enjoyed creating our own paintings inspired by the cave art from the palaeolithic era -…

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Science - Learning about invertebrates

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Science this week was all about invertebrates.
We learned about arthropods, mulloscs and worms and went out to find our own. Children created an annotated picture of some of the invertebrates they found in the playground. Some children eve}n took their rulers out to measure the creatures they…

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