Yearly Archives: 2016


Best Handwriting Competition

Congratulations go the following children who won the prizes for the best handwriting in Main Prep - Mia Streets, Oscar Marsden were highly commended and the overall winners were Charlotte Rees Yr 3, Esther Belcher & Caiomhe Crawford Yr 4, Isabel Chester Y5, Pippa Ball & Jack Burns-Priestley Yr 6.

November 10th, 2016|

New Playground Equipment Open!

Many of you will have notice the new equipment that was installed inside the walled garden over half term.  Having left it for a week to ensure that everything was settled, the Head Boy and the Head Girl, Henry and Amber, cut the tape on Monday morning and let the Year 4's be the first children [...]

November 10th, 2016|

Year 5 Lady of Shalott

In English, Year 5 have been studying classic narrative poetry. We have focused on Alfred Lord Tennyson's beautifully poignant poem of "The Lady of Shalott". The children looked carefully at the vocabulary in the poem, picking apart the old fashioned language and creating images of what was being described. We then looked at the story [...]

November 10th, 2016|

Launching of Values-based Education

Values-based Education Over the course of the last term and a half we have done a great deal of work geared towards introducing a new values-based education system into the School. This has taken quite a bit of time as everyone connected with the Denstone College Prep School, pupils, parents, staff and governors, has had [...]

November 10th, 2016|

Boy’s U11 Rugby Festival WGS

The boys attended a rugby festival at Wolverhampton Grammar School on Wednesday 9th November.  In their group they played Shrewsbury, Hawford, Bromsgrove and Lichfield Cathedral. The main directive for the teams was to focus on enjoying the game and taking part with the scores treated as secondary. DCPS team played well and skilfully despite three [...]

November 10th, 2016|

National Memorial Arboretum Visit

Year 4 Trip to The National Memorial Arboretum - 8th November 2016 We had an unforgettable trip today to the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas.   Our day started with a special service in the Millennium Chapel. Here we were told about why November 11th and Remembrance Sunday are such important dates and we respected the [...]

November 10th, 2016|

Year 4 Science

Wow, what a great science experiment the children had to plan and perform today! Continuing their work with temperature, the challenge was for the children to plan an experiment to try to cool down a cup of tea as fast as they could without adding anything to the tea.  They were provided with many different [...]

November 7th, 2016|

Year 4 History

Further into our investigations into the history of Smallwood Manor, we have been looking at the Honours Board in the Library.  We were lucky enough to have a visit from Mrs Edmunds who spoke to all of Year 4 about the Roll of Honour and we learned all about the tragedies of the wars and [...]

November 7th, 2016|

Week 7 Girl’s Hockey Team Selection

Mixed Match v St Bede's - Wednesday 2nd November 2016 2.30pm U11 v St Bede's Mixed Hockey - Wednesday 2nd November 2016 2.30pm

November 1st, 2016|

Year 3 Make A Food Pyramid.

This morning Year 3 got straight back to work after the half term holiday, organising food into the different food groups during our Science lesson. We then made our own food pyramid. We discussed how the food pyramid is designed to make healthy eating easier. The children explained how healthy eating is about getting the correct [...]

October 31st, 2016|
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