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Monthly Archives: April 2015


Music Making!

What better way to end a week of sound experiments than to spend time playing musical instruments, finding out what vibrates and generally making a lot of happy noise!

Superb week, Pre-Prep 2!

Great science and poems about sound!

April 19th, 2015|

Sound Experiments 2

Pre-Prep 2 enjoyed discovering that sound can travel through different materials.

They were superb at designing their own experiments and there was a lot of finding […]

April 19th, 2015|

Sound Experiments 1

Pre-Prep 2 continued their science work on sound by finding out that, although they cannot see sounds, they can feel the vibrations that sounds make.

They also discovered that sounds can be high or low!

April 19th, 2015|

Sensational Sounds!

Pre-Prep 2 have been investigating sounds and how we hear. They had great fun assembling a giant model of the ear and finding out about vibrations. The tuning fork was a source of enormous amusement! The children felt the prongs vibrate and made the water splash!

April 19th, 2015|

Year 3 Rock Detectives

Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed being Rock Detectives this week, as a part of our new science topic. The old manor is an amazing place to explore and sometimes we fail to look carefully at our surroundings, not seeing what is actually there.

Year 3 set you a task: Can you find the name of the architect […]

April 19th, 2015|

Year 3 & Pre-Prep 2 Buddies

Pre-Prep 2 came to visit us in Form 3 on Friday as the first part of their preparation for moving up to Main Prep. They have all been allocated ‘Buddies’ from Form 3 to look after them.

Form 3 loved hearing their buddies read and especially being able to write in their reading records!

We shall be […]

April 19th, 2015|

A Visit from Doris

Adorable Doris the rat popped in to visit Yr 4 this morning.

Cute and content, she sat and let those that wanted to, stroke her.

Thanks to George and his mum for organising her visit.

April 16th, 2015|

Fantastic Posters

Pre-Prep worked very hard over the Easter holidays researching an animal from New Zealand and producing a poster to tell people about that animal. The results were superb and the children were justly proud of their work. They enjoyed showing the rest of the class their poster and telling everyone their […]

April 14th, 2015|

Planning Our Future

Now that the decision has been taken that we shall definitely be remaining on the Smallwood Manor site, I very much appreciated being able to discuss our future with parents at the end of last term.

The next few years are going to be hugely exciting for everyone involved in Denstone College Preparatory School and it […]

April 9th, 2015|
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