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Friday’s Sport with Year 3 and 4

Year 3 and 4 had a great afternoon of sports.  The girls played inter-house hockey whilst the boys had an afternoon of rugby practice.  It was a sunny but cold afternoon but it didn’t stop the children from playing, the faster they ran the warmer they got.  Here are some photos of their games session.


November 13th, 2017|

Denstone Prep School Remembrance Service

Thank you to everyone who attended Friday’s Remembrance Service here at Denstone Prep School.  The service was beautiful commencing with the hymn “I Vow To Thee My Country”.   Pre-Prep gave a lovely rendition of “Wear Your Poppy Today” (with many other children joining in with the catchy song), the Smallwood Roll of Honour was read out, there were poems, […]

November 13th, 2017|

Year 4 Trip to the National Memorial Arboretum

Year 4 took a special memorial trip to the NMA, Alrewas last Thursday.  They arrived at the NMA and were taken straight to their first activity.  Chris was our host, who gave us all some information on some of the Corps in WW1.  The children made armbands to show which Corps they were in and they […]

November 13th, 2017|

Spooky Science!

Our science lessons started with a bang the first day back after half term.  ‘Spooktacular’ science provided Year 6 pupils with the opportunity to test their alchemy skills and create magical potions and edible delights all with a Halloween theme.   Behind the magic the children were learning about chemical and physical and reversible and irreversible […]

November 10th, 2017|

Pre-Prep 2 Measuring

Over the past couple of weeks the children in Pre-Prep 2 have been learning about measuring, including looking at estimating, measuring in centimetres and metres, telling the time, positional language and turns. We have explored measuring and positional language in many different ways using decimetre strips, 30 centimetre rulers, hands, clocks, beebots and games. We have […]

November 10th, 2017|

Pre-Prep 1 Forest School

Pre-Prep 1 had great fun playing in the leaves at Forest School last week.  The children looked at all the different sizes, colours and types of leaves and then enjoyed making leaf angels.  We then thought about bonfire night and had fun making edible fireworks out of marshmallows, chocolate sauce and colourful hundreds and thousands […]

November 10th, 2017|

Celebrations and Faiths

Reception have been learning about different celebrations and faiths.  We have learnt about Diwali and we made diva lamps and Rangoli patterns.  We have learnt why we celebrate Bonfire Night and listened to the story of Guy Fawkes.  In Forest Schools we made lovely sparkling fireworks and we thought about some descriptive words.  This week we […]

November 10th, 2017|

Pre-Prep Study Nature Artist

Towards the end of the last half term, Pre-Prep 1 explored the work of Andy Goldsworthy, an artist who uses nature to create artwork. The Children in Pre-Prep 1 have worked with Mr Eley to use materials from around the school to recreate artwork. The children had an amazing time and had lots of fun […]

November 10th, 2017|

Year 3 – Teeth


In Science this week Year 3 have been learning about Teeth! We have looked carefully to identify the different roles of each type of tooth and most importantly, how to look after them. Having watched a rather gruesome PowerPoint about how teeth can decay, the children learnt about how they should care for their teeth.

We […]

November 10th, 2017|

Orienteering Competition

U11/10 Orienteering with St Bede’s – 8th November

Emily F and Tilly D declared orienteering champions!

In a change to the sporting calendar, DCPS senior girls visited St Bede’s for an afternoon of competitive orienteering. Teaming up into pairs, the girls joined with a St Bede’s girl to make a team of three to compete against each […]

November 9th, 2017|
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