Wheels In Action

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Over a number of lessons the children have designed and built some fantastic vehicles modelled on the car in the story ‘Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car’ by John Burningham. 

They have learnt so many new skills which they practised again and again as some decided to extend their original designs and…

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How many?

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Each year group in Lower School have been learning how to measure in different ways over the past two weeks. They have been exploring, length, height, mass, capacity, volume and temperature through a variety of activities. Here are a few photos showing a snapshot of some of the activities…

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Literacy Fun

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In Lower School we play lots of games to help the learning ‘stick’ every week, it’s never easy to take photos of the learning as we move speedily and I’m always enjoying the learning with the children! However here are a few of a splat game we played this week as we were learning how to use…

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Programming Sprites

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Our computing this half term is all about sequencing in code. To do this, we have been using Scratch to learn and build up our knowledge on communication with computers. Children have been making sprites move in different ways and respond with different motion actions to the press of a button or…

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Teamwork makes the Dream work!

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Continuing our PE outdoor activities, we focused on teamwork and how to use strategies to work together. There were several adaptations of our hoops and millipede games this week. Various challenges were set where children had to collect ‘food’ for their millipede. Closer food was worth fewer…

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Science - Adaptation

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For our Evolution topic this week, the class were learning about adaptation. To explore this theme, we carried out a Cepaea snail survey around the grounds of the school. Cepaea snails can be found in most parts of the UK and there are several different varieties to be found according to the…

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Habitat Hunting

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Middle school’s science topic for this half term is ‘habitats and adaptations’. After identifying some of the main global habitats, we concentrated on the smaller habitats within each. Forests could also contain underground tunnels, homes beneath bark or arboreal dwellings. 
we focused on the…

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Micro habitats

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On Thursday the children used their scientific skills to go and find what lives in different micro habitats. They did lots of observing, questioning, hypothesising and recorded their findings. 

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Local Habitat

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This week in science the children learnt about the different types of habitats animals can live in. Then we went outside exploring the local habitat around our school. The children drew a map of the area and then we listed the names of all the animals that may live there.


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The Owl and The Pussy-Cat

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We have been studying the poem “The Owl and The Pussy-Cat” written by Edward Lear. The children have been learning the poem and they have done lots of great writing inspired by the poem. Take a look at these photos where the Year 2 children were taking the roles of an interviewer interviewing the…

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US Exploring Technical Language

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As part of our English topic, Upper School explored a range of technical words and phrases linked to finance, crime and the legal system, so they felt more comfortable applying these words in their writing. We played technical language bingo (children selected words at random from our list and…

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US Art - Artist’s Impressions

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Linked to our English topic - ‘The Three Little Pigs’ - we created artist’s impressions of related scenes (from the crime scene to court room).


Super job, Upper School!


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