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Levers and Pulleys

As well as exciting excursions outside school, Y6 have been busy building levers and pulleys in science using K’Nex.  The science behind it is all to do with forces and how simple machines can multiply forces to make shifting a load easier. Next week we are...

Year 6 Lifesaving

As part of our work on the School Swimming and Water Safety Charter, we had a clothes/pyjama session. The children were split into three groups and completed three different activities. All the activities were designed with falling into open water in mind. After a...

Year 6 Round Up

Year 6 Round Up Mr. Bettaney, Mrs. Wilson and I would like to say thank you and well done to each and every pupil in Year six for a fantastic term of learning and, to those who took the entrance exam, congratulations on all securing a well earned place at Denstone...

O’ Christmas Tree, O’ Christmas Tree!

We recently took delivery of a fantastic Christmas tree generously donated by Rupert and Emma at the Denstone Hall Farm Shop. The PTFA decided such a beautiful tree deserved some lovely new decorations and we’re overjoyed with the result. Thanks also go to Ellen...

Last Days at Ullswater

It’s come to the end of the week for Y6, they’ve had a great time with lots of challenges along the way. Last night they all came together for a good group camp fire, melting marshmallows, chatting and firing “John Muir” questions at our instructors who did very well...

Day Two and Three at Ullswater

Oh wow! What a couple of days we’ve had here in the Lakes! Rowing across the lake, climbing, camping, canoeing and jumping off cliffs into the lake, other activities include gorge walking, tunnelling and orienteering. The instructors have been working to provide the...

Y6 Day One at Ullswater

Y6 have had a brilliant few hours at the Outward Bound Centre Ullswater. They have had a tour of the wonderful site as well as had a “jog and dip” jogging to the lake and either wading/paddling or fully jumping in the lake! They have packed their Outward Bound...

Main Prep Readopoly

Our new reading challenge has arrived! Can you win the challenge? Read on to find out what you need to do….. Over the next 7 weeks, we would like you to attempt as many of the challenges on the Readopoly board game as you can. You need to move around the board in...

Lego Robotics Workshop

Year 6 have had a fun and exciting morning learning to programme lego creations. The children followed instructions to build a hungry alligator. They then program the ‘Gator’ to open and close its mouth using their own algorithms. The children were then challenged to...

Main Prep Spanish Update

Year 4 and Year 6 have recently broken free of their classrooms in order to learn their Spanish.  In the ICT room, they have used the beginner’s section of Linguascope to consolidate the topic being studied this half term (Year 4 – weather and Year 6 – food and...