Children In Need

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Well done to our Upper School Councillors, Kial and Thomas who helped to organise and run today’s Children In Need charity event. The children ran, scooted or cycled around the school field to raise lots of money at play time today. We will let you know how much was raised next week. Thanks! 

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Gymnastics Wednesday Group

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This half term we have split Upper School into two groups for PE. While one group goes outside and learns hockey skills with Corey or Pete, the other group does gymnastics in the hall with Mrs Hurley. Today the group learnt different gymnastic rolls and put a short sequence together using the…

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Jesus the Messiah

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Upper School had visitors from BSYM today who took the place of Helen to teach the children about Jesus the Messiah. Unfortunately, Helen wasn’t able to be with us today however Sue and Julie did a great job of standing in for her and we learnt lots of new vocabulary about the prophecy of Jesus’…

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Money Matters

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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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Welcome Back, Corey!

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This term, we welcome back Corey from Fleetwood who will be teaching the children PE skills. We look forward to playing the games and learning the skills he will be teaching us over the coming half term. Today we played attack and defence games and showed him all the useful skills we learnt last…

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Science -Electrical voltage

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Today the children began a new topic in Science-Electricity. We had lots of discussion first about the uses of electricity and the dangers it poses. Next we investigated the vocabulary of voltage in circuits. The class explored what happens to a bulb in a circuit when more cells (batteries) are…

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It's Barvember!

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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

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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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Science -Separating Materials

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Today the learning was all about the different processes of separating materials. The children were given the task of separating a mixture of paper clips, raisins, flour and salt. To do this they used a magnet to remove the paper clips, a sieve to separate the raisins from the flour and then they…

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RE-Life as a Journey

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The Upper School children have loved finding out about Christian life journeys from our visitors-Helen and Rev. Paul. They have today discussed how Jesus’ life journey influences the way that Christians behave and live their lives. We also learnt a new word…pilgrimage! We watched videos of…

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Superb Stories

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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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Science -Dissolving Materials

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In Upper School the children have been conducting their own experiments to test the best conditions for dissolving materials. Some of the children came up with good ideas for how to do that such as changing the temperature of the water, the amount of water, the type of container…In the end, we…

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