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 [...]

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. [...]

1611, 2017

5G Visit to Denstone College for Science Workshop

After looking at various bridge constructions the children were split into four groups and set a challenge of constructing a bridge from the various materials they were provided with - straws, sellotape, papers and magazines, [...]

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 [...]

411, 2017

Year 5 Trip to Cromford Mill

Year 5 trip to Cromford Mills Year 5 had an absolutely brilliant day visiting Cromford Mills to help our learning with this terms history topic: the Industrial Revolution. Our day started by meeting 'Mr Frost' [...]

2310, 2017

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, [...]

1210, 2017

Year 5 – ICT In Maths

On Wednesday our Year 5 children had some problem solving to do on the computers.  They concentrated well during these lessons and were using their ICT knowledge to logon and their problem solving techniques to [...]

1210, 2017

Main Prep Disco Gets Underway!

The children were full of excitement and fun prior to actually going into the gym for their school disco.  Dave Dee was ready and the time had come for the hair brushing, waxing, spraying to [...]

2209, 2017

Team Work for Year 5

Mrs Emmerson-Friend took the Year 5 children outdoors for a team building lesson.  They worked together using a rope to make shapes using their communication skills to talk to each other and make the shape [...]

1409, 2017

Year 5 Tough Maths!

Our Year 5 have began to realise the pace of work has increased significantly since this time last year and on Wednesday in their maths lessons their teachers were re-iterating the importance of checking work, [...]

709, 2017

A Soggy Science Lesson in Year 5

This morning our two Year 5 classes got together to make some water containers.  It may sound a simple task but they were only provided with paper (which they were not allowed to cut), sellotape [...]

509, 2017

First Day Back!

Year 5 have had a fun day back to school today.  Some of us made hot air balloons with Mr Genders and in our class we talked about what we've been doing over the summer holidays.  We met new [...]

2306, 2017

Warwick Castle Trip – Year 5

Year 5 visit Warwick Castle Year 5 were very excited to visit Warwick Castle this week where they first solved the riddle of the Horrible Histories maze, before venturing off through the castle entrance and [...]