Marble runs - Year One

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This term, Year one pupils have designed and made their own marble runs.


Within morning/class work they explored existing products (plastic marble runs) and practised using tools and joining techniques. Within their DT lessons, the classes discussed slides in the playground; gravity; the…

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Science Competition

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Thank you to all of the children and families who took part in our Science House Competition. We had some amazing entries in all presented in a creative and unique way showing what farming may look like in the future. We were very lucky to have Mike Barker from Essentially Hops as our judge and he…

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Science Week 2024

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There was great excitement around the school last week as it was Science Week. The week started with all classes taking part in an investigation called Get Set Jellies! The children had to investigate which of the fruits provided would stop the jelly from setting. As a class they had to decide how…

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Creepy Claws visits Year 2

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On Tuesday 23rd January Year 2s were very excited to welcome Michael (the man from Creepy Claws ) and a selection of his animals into school. He brought with him; Ronnie the chinchilla, Louise the gecko, Rose the tarantula, Cleopatra the python, Spike the scorpion, a giant millipede called Milly…

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Year 5 Pig Visit 1

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On Monday, Year 5 visited the Pig at Bridge Place for the first of 3 sessions looking at seasonal gardening. This is part of their 'Adapt A School' campaign in which we have been lucky enough to be selected to work closely with their team. While we were there, the Year 5 children learnt about what…

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Year 5 Space Day

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This week, Jackson from As Creatives delivered a Space themed workshop to both Year 5 classes. Through a range of drama-based activities the children learnt all about the planets which make up our solar system. We then focused on Earth and its orbit around the sun, as well as the moon's…

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Rubber Chicken Darts - Year 5

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Year 5 have been given the challenge of designing and making toy Moon Buggies for children aged 9-10. The product specification is as follows:


  • It must move using an elastic band ‘pull back’ mechanism
  • Have 4 wheel and 2 axels
  • The dimensions must not exceed an A4 piece of paper
  • Be…
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Year 5 Levers

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As part of our learning about Forces in Science this term, the children needed to explore forces in action. They were tasked with making a mini mangonel (a catapult) which would fire a ping pong ball from a plastic spoon. After the first round of firing attempts, the children then needed to modify…

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Year 5 Parachutes

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This term, Year 5 have been exploring different Forces, in particular gravity and air resistance. To test their learning, the children were tasked with designing a parachute with optimum air resistance, as to slow the speed of descent. They had the option to change one of three variables: canopy…

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Year 5 - Sir Isaac Newton’s colour wheel

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First Art blog of the year! What have year 5 been up to in their Art lessons?


Pupils in 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…

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Year 3 Egg Drop Challenge

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To complete our unit on Forces, this week the children were tasked with protecting an egg from cracking when dropped from height. The children considered how they could maximise air resistance to slow the fall, also thinking about how gravity was affecting the egg. There were an array of designs…

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Observational drawing of insects - Year one

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Linked with their science topic taught early in the academic year, Year One has been observing and drawing insects (in resin) this week. Before putting pencils to paper, we recapped on their science vocabulary - insect anatomy.


The children started by studying and observing the insects…

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