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Shakespeare Outside

In a Year 6 English lesson, we completed some drama activities in the outdoor classroom. The scene was Macbeth’s return to the witches where three apparitions emerged from the fire pit. The pupils’ performances were fantastic and they coped extremely well with Shakespeare’s language challenges.

May 6th, 2017|

County Cricket Player

Lola, a Year 6 student, has been playing cricket for the past 3 years for Clifton Cricket club near Ashbourne. She trains once a week during Summer and Winter with the club. Lola has played in the U11 hard ball team (being the only girl) for the past 2 years.  Last year Clifton nominated Lola […]

May 6th, 2017|

Magnification Lesson

Year 6 have been using the power of the sun combined with the magnification of glass to create FIRE! The children had to use minute movements to focus the sun into a very powerful spot from which they were able to create fire and burn words into wood. Water buckets were on hand but were […]

May 6th, 2017|

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble…

Year 6 have been learning all about Shakespeare this term. Their super projects are on display in reception for you all to see. Tyra built a theatre with a working light rig, complete with the three witches (bottom right). We have such creative and imaginative children here at DCPS.

May 6th, 2017|

Red Nose Day Year 6 Young Entrepreneur’s

On Friday 24th March, Year Six successfully raise a staggering £505.45 for Comic Relief.  The fundraiser was run as part of a Year 6 PSHE unit on entrepreneurship.  Children learned about what an entrepreneur is and planned, budgeted and marketed this event as part of that unit of study.  They worked in groups and came up […]

March 28th, 2017|

Year 6 Trip to Derby Magistrates Court

The year 6 children visited Derby Magistrates Court where they held their own assault trial, criminal damage trial and breach of a court order trial. The children took on many different roles including Magistrates; Prosecution and defence solicitors; witnesses and in some cases defendants to argue whether the offences had been committed or not. The cases […]

March 3rd, 2017|

Year 6 Trip to Black Country Living Museum

After advising the year 6 children to wrap up warm and prepare for awful weather, the day of their visit to the Black Country Living museum finally arrived on what turned out to be lovely warm February day.

On arrival, the children familiarised themselves with their surroundings before heading to the Dudley Canals, donning their hard […]

February 28th, 2017|

Woodard 1000 Voices Concert, Birmingham Symphony Hall

Woodard 1000 Voices Concert, Birmingham Symphony Hall

On Saturday 11th February all Year 6 choir members joined approximately 750 other Woodard students at the Woodard 1000 Voices Concert at the Birmingham Symphony Hall.

We went to Birmingham for the whole day and learnt many different songs and practised different techniques and styles of music from a Swedish […]

February 17th, 2017|

Year 6 Polar Explorers

Year 6 geographers experience ‘Polar Exploration’

Year 6 Geographers have been finding out what it feels like to be polar explorers – going into the unknown, with only a guide…. and a sense of humour. The day in question couldn’t have mirrored the realities of Polar Exploration any better as the mercury plummeted and the children […]

February 9th, 2017|

Year 6 have arrived safe and happy

Year 6 have arrived safely at PGL. After a morning at RAF Cosford the children finally arrived at PGL approximately 2pm. They have so far played a number of games, eaten well and are currently running around the site completing a photo challenge. All children are well and happy and looking forward to a day […]

May 16th, 2016|
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