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Monthly Archives: October 2017


Year 5 Science – Pulse and Oxygen Levels

What an interesting lesson Year 5 have had in Science.  They have used a pulse oximeter to determine their pulse rate and the oxygen saturation levels of their body.  Here are some photos of them working, they completed a table of their results to find out what pulse rates and oxygen levels others in the […]

October 12th, 2017|

Year 5 – ICT In Maths

On Wednesday our Year 5 children had some problem solving to do on the computers.  They concentrated well during these lessons and were using their ICT knowledge to logon and their problem solving techniques to answer some tricky questions.  Well done Year 5!




October 12th, 2017|

Year 3 – Money In Maths

On Wednesday 11th October, some of Year 3 were introduced to money by our Acting Deputy Head, Mr Cook.  He talked with the children about the difference between pounds(£) and pennies.  Some children made us smile with their examples of British currency, suggesting that a Dollar was a type of British currency.  Luckily Mr Cook […]

October 12th, 2017|

Main Prep Disco Gets Underway!

The children were full of excitement and fun prior to actually going into the gym for their school disco.  Dave Dee was ready and the time had come for the hair brushing, waxing, spraying to stop so the dancing could commence!  As you can see from the photos the children and teachers always enjoy this event […]

October 12th, 2017|

Year 4 Test Insulators

Year 4 were given a challenge to see if they could find out which insulating material would keep Mrs McMahon’s soup warm.  They were provided with three cups each made of different materials (cardboard, plastic and polystyrene) and were asked to predict which material would keep the soup warm for longer and therefore provide better insulation.  […]

October 11th, 2017|

Year 4 Keep it Cool!

The Challenge:  Year 4 have yet again amazed us by designing their own scientific experiment in class today.  They were given the challenge of devising an experiment to find the best method to cool a hot cup of tea as quickly as possible.  The children could choose from various equipment such as; glass beakers, metal and […]

October 10th, 2017|

Prep School Heads’ Conference

A couple of weeks ago I spent three very enjoyable days in Edinburgh at the annual IAPS Conference. This is the Independent Association of Prep Schools and the Conference is aimed at all 700 schools whose heads are members.

These schools are spread all over the world and encompass day schools, boarding schools, single sex and […]

October 10th, 2017|

Week 6 U11 & U10 Swimming Gala Team

U11/10 Swimming Gala v­ St Bedes

DATE: Wednesday, 11th October 2017

TIME: 2.30pm

VENUE: Denstone Prep School (ST14 8NS)

Dear Parents,

Your daughter/son has been selected to represent D.C.P.S. U111/10 girls swimming team against St Bedes.




ALL year 5 and 6 girls will be swimming in the swimming gala.


Any boy not in […]

October 10th, 2017|

Week 6 U10 Rugby Team Sheet

U10 Rugby v Derby Grammar School

Rykneld Sports Centre, Richmond Park Road, Mackworth, Derby.

DE22 4FB

Date: Wednesday 11th October

Venue: Away

K.O. Time:

George Houston

Oscar Barton

Henry Hotchkiss

Seb Garratt

Zach Ireland

Christian Burrows

Finley Abson

Nathan Tweddle

Richard Morris

Harry Moore

Tom Cooper

Charlie Gear

Matthew MacFarlane

Return Time: 4.15pm

October 10th, 2017|

Week 6 U11 Rugby Team Sheet

U11 Rugby v Derby Grammar School

Rykneld Sports Centre, Richmond Park Road, Mackworth, Derby,

DE22 4FB

Date: Wednesday 11th October

Venue: Away

K.O. Time:

Louis Cholerton

Ben Kirwan

Stan Davies

Freddie Hill

Oscar Marsden

Jonathan Fitzpatrick

Archie Evans

Alfie Waterfield

Will Hough

Jimmy Spooner

Joe Green

Harry Hamplett

Return Time: 4.15pm

October 10th, 2017|
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