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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|

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|

John Muir Walk – Monday 19th June

Wow what a scorcher! Year 4 are taking part in the John Muir Award Initiative which encourages children to share their wildlife exploration and discoveries with others, and PP1 were excited to be asked to join them on the walk today.  Year 4 luckily planned a much smaller walk than their walk last Monday knowing that [...]

June 19th, 2017|

Pirate Day

PP2 have had an amazing Pirate Day, they have enjoyed dressing up and learning to speak like a pirate.  After finding out about the importance of pirate flags, each of our scurrilous pirates made their own designer pirate flag and created their own pirate name.  Now no pirate would be a pirate without their own [...]

May 19th, 2017|

Materials in PP1

Pre-Prep 1 are learning about ‘Materials’ this half term.  They have been looking at properties of materials and testing to see which materials are waterproof.  They are in the process of designing and making a model house, carefully choosing suitable materials.  Good luck with the challenge PP1.​

May 19th, 2017|

Year 3 Meeting Our Pre-Prep 2 Buddies

Year 3 had a wonderful time meeting their Year 2 buddies for the first time. Here at D.C.P.S.  the buddy system is a very special tradition that demonstrates the caring nature of our pupils. Year 3 are looking forward to taking their responsibilities very seriously. They hope to ensure a smooth transition from Pre-Prep to [...]

May 15th, 2017|

Making Houses!

Pre-Prep 1 ​Pre-Prep 1 have had so much fun making their houses.  They have really had to think about suitable materials and how to attach them to their house.  The children have also enjoyed writing their own story of The Three Little Pigs and designed a WANTED poster for the Big Bad Wolf! Super work [...]

May 6th, 2017|
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