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Year 4 Interview The Railway Children Train Driver

Our Year 4 children have been practising their skills as journalists by preparing interview questions for the train driver from the novel The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit.  Our very own Mr Harrison stepped in to act the part of the train driver who was the witness when the three children, from the book, took [...]

February 12th, 2018|

Dissolving Bones!

A couple of weeks ago Year 4 set up an experiment to determine the effect that acid (vinegar) has on bones.  The children placed some clean chicken leg bones into a beaker of vinegar, a beaker of water and a beaker of air to compare what happens to the bones and to make a fair test.  [...]

January 30th, 2018|

Skeletons in the Classroom

Year 4 have started their new Science topic this term and are looking at Moving and Growing.  Last week they looked at the human skeleton and learned names of the bones and the functions of the skeleton.  This week, they have watched a great science video today showing animals then showing the same animal with only [...]

January 16th, 2018|

Fun in the Snow!

Mr Gear treated the children to an extended break today to take advantage of the snow which we don't see here very often!  Most children had brought suitable clothing for the weather and had great fun on the Headmaster's Lawn sledging down the hill or on the playing fields making snow angels, snowmen and generally [...]

December 11th, 2017|

Y3 and Y4 Girls Hockey Training Session with Lisa Prince

The Year 3 and Year 4 girls were excited as Miss Bennett had organised for Lisa Prince (nee Bayliss) to come in to train with them.  Lisa has represented Great Britain many times in hockey and is an Olympic Medal winner! Friday was a bitterly cold afternoon and whilst the excitement of Lisa arriving was [...]

December 11th, 2017|

Year 4 Walk to St John’s Church, Marchington Woodlands

Year 4 had a fab morning on Monday when they took a walk up to St John's Church in Marchington Woodlands.  Mrs Emmerson-Friend had arranged for some of the church wardens and the vicar to be available for the children to talk to, along with some wonderful ladies who provided the children with drinks and [...]

December 6th, 2017|

Year 4 Sort Out Solids

Today Year 4's were involved in a science experiment to help sort out some solids.  Mrs Wason had been up to mischief this morning and made such a mess mixing different types of solids together in lots of bowls.  The children had to find the best equipment suitable to separate the substances so that Mrs [...]

November 21st, 2017|

Choir Investment and Eucharist Service

Father Brendan took a lovely service today and invested our new choir.  It was a very special service with some lovely solo performances by; Anton on the piano, Uma on the piano, Su-Shan on the violin and Max singing.  

November 17th, 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|
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