1202, 2018

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 [...]

3001, 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 [...]

1601, 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 [...]

1112, 2017

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 [...]

1112, 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 [...]

612, 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 [...]

2111, 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 [...]

1711, 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 [...]

1611, 2017

Thursday Results of the Referendum

The Big Question: Would we like/use an outdoor table tennis table on the Practice Pitch? We now have a very keen electorate that are very engaged in the process. The results: Yes- 58 No- 28 [...]

1611, 2017

The Big Question: Thursday

This week is UK Parliament Week. Today's big question: Would we like/use an outdoor table tennis table on the Practice Pitch? Thanks to Anton for contributing the question.

1611, 2017

Wednesday Results of the Referendum

The Big Question: Should we allow Main Prep pupils to choose where to sit at lunchtime? Another keen turn out. Happily, this question prompted much debate, this is a key part of the referendum process. [...]

1511, 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 [...]

1511, 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 [...]

1511, 2017

The Big Question: Wednesday

This week is UK Parliament Week. Today's big question: Should we allow main prep pupils to choose where to sit at lunchtime? Thanks to Tilly for contributing the question.

1511, 2017

Tuesday Results of Referendum

The votes have been counted by an external adjudicator. There was 100% turn out to vote from the electorate (Main Prep teachers and pupils), 87 votes cast. The big question: Should we allow chocolate snacks [...]

1411, 2017

The Big Question: Tuesday

This week is UK Parliament Week. Today's big question: Should we allow chocolate snacks at break time?  

1311, 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 [...]

1311, 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 [...]

1311, 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 [...]

3110, 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 [...]