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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.

UK Parliament are […]

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|

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|

Cup of Tea for Year 4?!

As part of Year 4’s Science Topic “Keeping Warm”, the children had to devise an experiment to find out what happens to a freshly poured cup of tea which is left in the classroom for 30 minutes.

The children came up with some great ideas that the tea will get cold but were asked to be […]

September 21st, 2017|

English – Senses in the Cedars

Just before the rain came this afternoon, Year 4 had a fantastic sensory English lesson down in the Cedars before lunch. They were asked to use their senses to describe the Cedars and they were taken down to Cedars to get some ideas.

They started the lesson by with what they could see in the Cedars and writing […]

September 21st, 2017|
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