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Wednesday Results of the Referendum

The Big Question: Should we allow Main Prep pupils to choose where to sit at lunchtime? Another keen turn out. Happily, this question prompted much debate, this is a key part of the referendum process. The results: Yes- 61 No- 27 I have passed this information on to Mr Gear, he can use it to [...]

November 16th, 2017|

Year 4 School Assembly

Well done to our Year 4 for their Remembrance Assembly this morning.  The children put together an interesting and informative assembly.  They provided further information to the school and parents on the men who died who are on our Smallwood Manor Roll of Honour.  It made us think about how young they were when they died and how [...]

November 15th, 2017|

Parliament Week at DCPS

UK Parliament Week is an annual festival that engages people from across the UK with Parliament, explores what it means to them and empowers them to get involved. Here at DCPS we have been learning about Parliament, laws, decision making, ballots, discussions and how we are all involved in making changes.  Having our own Pupil Parliament [...]

November 15th, 2017|

The Big Question: Wednesday

This week is UK Parliament Week. Today's big question: Should we allow main prep pupils to choose where to sit at lunchtime? Thanks to Tilly for contributing the question.

November 15th, 2017|

Tuesday Results of Referendum

The votes have been counted by an external adjudicator. There was 100% turn out to vote from the electorate (Main Prep teachers and pupils), 87 votes cast. The big question: Should we allow chocolate snacks at break time? Yes= 76 votes No= 11 votes Good news! Mr Gear has agreed that snacks from both home [...]

November 15th, 2017|

The Big Question: Tuesday

This week is UK Parliament Week. Today's big question: Should we allow chocolate snacks at break time?  

November 14th, 2017|

UK Parliament Week

It is UK Parliament Week. In order to 'Engage. Explore. Empower.' the pupils with all things Parliamentary, we will be holding a lunchtime referendum on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week. The Big Question asked each day will aim to encourage debate among the children. The results will be announced first thing the next day. [...]

November 13th, 2017|

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|

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|

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|
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