Monthly Archives: October 2017


Year 4 Solids and Liquids Topic

Year 4 started a new topic on Solids and Liquids and today the children have been learning about how particles behave in solids, liquids and gases.  They have watched a science video clip about particles and performed a dramatic version of these materials, acting like particles in solids, liquids and gases.  'The gases' were the children (playing [...]

October 31st, 2017|

Week 7 U11 Girls Hockey Team Sheet

U11A & U11B Hockey v­ St Anselm’s School DATE: Wednesday 1st November 2017 TIME: 2.15pm RETURN: 5.45pm VENUE: St Anselm’s, Bakewell (DE45 1DP) Dear Parents, Your daughter has been selected to represent D.C.P.S. girls U11 hockey teams against St Anselm’s School. FINISH: CHILDREN WILL BE READY FOR COLLECTION FROM D.C.P.S BY 5.45PM This match is [...]

October 31st, 2017|

Week 7 U11 Football Team Sheet

Please note this is a change to the calendar, they will be playing football instead of rugby. There have been a few changes to this list. U11 Football v St Anselm’s Date: Wednesday 1st November Venue: Away K.O. Time: 2.15pm Max Webber Louis Cholerton Charles Worthington Ben Kirwan Stan Davies Freddie Hill Alfie Waterfield Oscar Marsden Joe [...]

October 30th, 2017|

The Magic of Swimming!

Last week my daughter swam without armbands for the first time properly. First a width was completed, then two widths and finally she swam a length. Any parent reading this will know that this is right up there with our children’s first steps and the first time they ride a bike on their own. It [...]

October 26th, 2017|

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 [...]

October 23rd, 2017|

Taste Testing

Class 3 have been carrying out blindfolded taste tests in Science this week. They had to try foods blindfolded and see if they could recognise them by using just their sense of taste and smell. Every child managed to try something new, which is a great achievement, particularly when you can't see it! Well done year [...]

October 13th, 2017|

Pre-Prep 2 visit to Tescos

PP2 had a wonderful trip to Tesco Uttoxeter. They met up with Sue Brown, Tesco’s Community Champion. She was extremely helpful and showed everyone around the store.  The children went on to learn about bread and had the opportunity to knead their own dough and make their own bread.  After making bread, the children were given [...]

October 13th, 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|
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