The Ironman 2022

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Year4 had a great time in Term1 studying the book ‘The Ironman’ by Ted Hughes. In Art we looked at the work of illustrator Chris Mould. We used his work as inspiration for our own Ironman illustrations. The children layered their watercolours with wax rubbings and pen and ink. They…

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Sports Crew Training

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On Tuesday 27th September, some Year 5 children went to Canterbury Academy for training on how to be a member of Sports Crew. There were several schools there and the Crew were asked to think about what skills are needed for this and then they had to create a game (or games) that they could teach…

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Year 3 Egg Drop Challenge

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To conclude our learning on Forces this term, we explored the air resistance of parachutes! To test our learning, we made parachutes for hard boiled eggs! The teachers then dropped the parachutists out of the window as we watched from the ground with our fingers crossed for a safe landing. The…

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Year 3 Sound Collector Poems

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Year 3 have been exploring the poem, Sound Collector, by the poet Roger McGough. The poem imagines a world without the noises that fill our ears so we went on a sound walk around school to identify to sounds of Bridge! After this, we were treated to a personal reading of the poem by Roger himself,…

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Year 3 Gurdwara Trip

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Last week, Year 3 spent a day at Gravesend Gurdwara. Prior to the trip, we had explored the rules and customs of the Gurdwara so we were prepared for our visit. When we got there, we had to remove our shoes, cover our heads and wash our hands, before Mrs Gill, the tour guide, introduced herself to…

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Ceramic tiles

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Year 3 have had a wonderful time making flower relief tiles from clay. They investigated relief art forms and designed their tiles using their knowledge about the parts and functions of a plant from their science lessons. They used many skills such as rolling, shaping, smoothing and attaching 2…

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Forest School Year 3 17.5.22

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We started off with the game 'you are only safe if...' to learn more about the trees and plants in our area. It was hot and sunny this week and more importantly not stormy or rainy so we could go ahead and make our fires. We read the book 'Fiery Fox' to learn about how we light fires safely and…

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Forest School Year 3 10.3.22

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This week was about food chains and forest webs. We read the 'Acorn' book which showed some of the animals and plants that can be related back to an acorn to give an idea of a wood web. The children found cards of forest animals and plants in the area and sorted them into producers (plants) like…

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Forest School Year 3 26.4.22

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Welcome to Forest School. 

Our first week was all about trees, this week we looked at animals of the forest. We played a game 'You are only safe if...' and the children had to find certain trees or materials. Then they turned into birds - talking about what birds feed on and finding different…

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Forest School Year 3 3.5.2022

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Linking in with their Science topic, the year 3 children explored plants in more detail today. In groups they were finding materials, building flowers and labelling them. Instead of exploring leaves today they explored bark, by feeling it and creating bark rubbings with crayons (and remembering…

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Year 3 - toys animal paintings

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Year 3 have been exploring the animal paintings by German Renaissance artist, Albrecht Dürer. The children practised their observational drawing and painting skills; they began the project by learning to observe plastic toy animals carefully and doing some ‘warm up’ sketches. They then went on to…

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Terrific Hockey News!

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On the weekend of 20th March, Sam (Year 4) played for the Canterbury U10s team in the Regional Hockey Finals. His team competed against the top 2 qualifying teams in Surrey, Sussex and Kent and won the silver medal! Well done Sam and team for  such a fantastic achievement!

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