Year 1 observational drawing - insects

The Year 1 topic this term is ‘mini beasts’ and within their science lessons they are learning about the anatomy of insects. Within their art, pupils have been studying and drawing my collection of insects set in resin - these are fascinating objects.

In Year R and Year 1, class teachers…

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Princess Trust

Earlier this week, I was visited by Elara who wanted to share her contribution to charity from just before Christmas.

"I went to the hairdresser to get my hair cut. It was so so long that I donated it to a charity called The Princess Trust, they make wigs for sick children. My ponytail was 23…

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Year 4 International Mask Exhibition

At the beginning of Term 2, Year 4 children were challenged to make a mask as part of an exhibition for the ’V & A Local’ at Bridge School. The children studied the ancient Maya people and culture as part of their history topic. They learnt that the Maya had different types of masks for different…

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Sam's Olympic Hockey Experience

It was fantastic to hear that just before Christmas Sam, in year 4, took part in the Indoor Hockey Championships at the end of December, playing for Canterbury U10 Boys. The event took place at the Copper Box Arena at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford. They were pleased to come away…

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Newton's colour wheel - art and science

This week, Year 5 have been learning about the artist’s colour wheel.

The modern colour-wheel is based on Sir Isaac Newton’s experimentation with light. While Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, he experimented by shining white light (daylight) through a glass prism, splitting it…

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Year 5 Christmas Community Wishes

We have had the most wonderful morning delivering Christmas wishes around the village. The children decided that they would like to make season greeting cards and deliver them to random houses and local stores ; We hope that you were one of the lucky recipients. As we walked , we sang carols and…

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DT - Chairs

Year 6 have finished making their chairs! They look amazing and hopefully their target customers will find them appeal too.

Throughout the term, pupils have been exploring materials, techniques and structures; they have made initial designs inspired by influential designers; made prototypes…

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DT - Year 3 Egyptian necklaces

Year 3 have completed their stylish Egyptian themed necklaces. They have explored textiles techniques; made very impressive pieces of weaving; designed their necklaces using inspiration from their topic of Ancient Egypt; skilfully made and assembled their necklaces and then evaluated their…

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DT - Year 1 Christmas cards

In DT this term, Year 1 have been working towards making moving Christmas cards for their families. They have explored tools, materials and techniques; carefully designed the front of their cards and have practised making mechanisms. Pupils made their cards this week using paper collage and will…

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Twickenham Excitement

A few weeks ago, some children from Year 4 were lucky enough to go to Twickenham to play in a junior rugby tournament prior to an international match between the Barbarians and South Africa. Oliver (4ST) wrote:

“When we got on the bus, I was really tired because we had to wake up at 6am to go…

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Year 5 Camp Fire

Today, Year 5 enjoyed some time around our Forest School camp fire area. The children were first taught by Mrs Pearman how to safely light a fire and were given the opportunity to use the fire lighters to see if they could create some sparks. Once the fire had got going, the children were able to…

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Year 5 DT

In Year 5, we have created our own Luna Rovers in response to our science learning this term on Earth and Space. We began by reflecting back on what we learnt about the different planets and their features. From this, we explored what our Luna Rover would need in order to investigate  these…

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