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5MC Heroes Assembly

This week 5Mc had their assembly in chapel. We decided to do an assembly about heroes; what a hero is and who their heroes are. We also chose to incorporate this month’s value of humour too. We started with a scene familiar to most children at some time; a group of pupils struggling to do […]

March 17th, 2017|

Year 5 Think Tank Trip

On Wednesday 1st March, year 5 went to Think Tank in Birmingham to help develop their understanding of the science topic: Earth, Moon and Sun and to explore technologies of the future. When we arrived we were swiftly directed into an amazing exhibition of automatons created by Rowland Emett. The children were completely wowed by […]

March 3rd, 2017|

Year 5 French Day

Year 5 have recently been extending their academic study in a more practical way.  They donned their red, white and blue clothes, berets, cravats and striped Breton shirts and acted out a French café scene.  They recorded their efforts and later critiqued one another in quality of pronunciation and variety of dialogue.   The children also tasted breads, cheeses, pâtés, pastries, […]

March 3rd, 2017|

Year 5 Historians Prepare for a World War II Gas Attack

Year 5 historians prepare for a World War II Gas attack 

As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure and in Great Britain in September 1939 some 38 million gas masks had been given out, house to house, to families. However, they were never needed but nothing could be predicted about what was going to […]

February 9th, 2017|

Year 5 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 […]

November 10th, 2016|

House Music Competition

Thank you to Mrs O’Brien for organizing this year’s house music competition and for Mr Parren-Smith for visiting us to judge our winners. Congratulations goes to Oaks for winning the house cup and for our overall musician of the year… Ellie. Well done to all of you who took part – you were brilliant!


March 17th, 2016|

Main Prep Easter Egg Hunt

March 17th, 2016|

Behind the Scenes of The Selfish Giant

What a fabulous Junior Play! Thought that you’d like to see behind the scenes…

March 16th, 2016|

Easter Egg Hunt

A massive THANK YOU to the Friends of Smallwood (DCPS) for organizing the Easter Egg Hunt last Thursday. The children had a fabulous time.

March 13th, 2016|

Thank You Mrs White

Whilst looking through my photos this week I came across this one from the beginning of term. I thought that it was a great way to publicly thank Mrs White, Charlotte, Henry & Benjamin for cleaning out our fish tank. It was a horrible job and, as you can see, we are very grateful!

November 21st, 2015|
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