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Year 5 Trip to the Mary Rose

Year 5 had a fantastic trip to the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth to enhance our learning as part of our Tudors topic. Viewing  the warship and the many artefacts that were found within it was breath-taking. Another highlight was being able to experience the raising of the Mary Rose in a special 4D cinema presentation and even seeing one of the divers who took part in the original project. Year 5 enjoyed plotting the course of the French and English fleets at The Battle of the Solent and rehearsing a cannon drill in teams. 

Celebrating St Walburga's Feast Day

2CR's Pirate Day

To finish our pirate topic we had a pirate day! We dressed up, sang sea shanties, tried some 'grog' and had a pirate adventure in the hall.

Year 1 DT Project

For our DT project in Summer 1, we had to firstly investigate and discuss where food actually comes from!  Then we decided which fruits we liked the best.  Then we designed, made and evaluated either a Fruit Salad or Fruit Kebab.  

We had a wonderful time on our school trip to the Tank Museum.  It was a great opportunity to learn all about the home front and the activities that people did to contribute towards the war effort in WW2, such as rationing, the home guards and the air raid wardens.  We also had a chance to have a look around the museum at the tanks and the interactive displays.  There was so much to see and do!  

Easter Garden Home Learning

Well done to all children for their incredible Easter gardens!
We had so many creative gardens which were made using a variety of materials, such as lego, natural resources and even cakes!

Thank you for all of your hard work!

Reception Drawing Club


Reception have started on a fantastic new adventure called 'Drawing Club.' This has been designed to open up the magic world of tales and story to children whilst at the same time enriching their language and developing their fine motor skills.

We have already seen an increase in the use of interesting vocabulary (introduced as part of Drawing Club) e.g. 'look at my colossal tower!' as well as confidence drawing and writing independently and some wonderfully imaginative ideas!

The children start each session by saying and acting out new vocabulary, we then share a story together and model a drawing and some writing based on that story. The children then come to the 'club' and share their ideas, imagination and drawings. We are loving exploring the joy of stories!



SOWING THE SEED SALE! What an incredible and successful afternoon, thank you to all who attended and to the children and adults who made it possible. Raising money for fantastic charities.

DREAM JOBS DAY 2023! What an incredible day. Firefighters, police officers and more!

Year 2 - Great Fire of London Topic

Over the last few weeks we have been learning about the Great Fire of London. We really enjoyed making model towns to explore what London in 1666 would have looked like. On our Great Fire of London Day, we were visited by Samuel Pepys and his maid, Jane. They put on a play for us as well as giving us the chance to join in with some drama. We loved it! We also made bread rolls in the afternoon, just like Thomas Farriner the baker would have done - although thankfully we did not cause a fire!

Spring Term in Year 1!


We have been learning about medieval life in a castle and made fabric flags for our own junk model castle in DT!  We also made pancakes to support our Literacy learning on Mr. Wolf's Pancakes. We have learnt about subtracting within 20, as well as enjoying our Cultural Day and World Book Day!  


Year 4 celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as their favourite book character. It was a fun day and as part of the day, they had the opportunity to share a book with their prayer buddy.

Year 6 DT project and Electricity Unit

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Year 5 and Reception used their collaborative skills as they celebrated Chinese New Year together. Their activities included learning a Chinese dragon dance, creating mosaic lanterns, singing a Chinese New Year song, learning some simple Mandarin phrases and numbers and very importantly, tasting some delicious food! 

Year 2 Christmas Decorations

Year 2 enjoyed designing and sewing their Christmas decorations. They worked hard to sew neatly and did a brilliant job of decorating their material with different accessories. 

Year 5 Tote Bag Design Technology Project


Year 5 felt like a scene from the Great British Sewing Bee recently as we have been very busy designing and making these fabulous tote bags. We developed our skills using sewing machines and loved decorating them using our designs. 

'Healthy Me' week - 1st November 2022


This week, Reception have been thinking about how they can keep themselves healthy. They have tried a variety of fruit and thought about interesting adjectives they can use to describe them. They were very excited to have a visit from SCARF Life Education where they learnt about the different organs of the body and the important jobs they do. They also learnt about how vital it is to drink enough water, get enough sleep and do physical exercise. 

In the classroom, the children have been pretending to be doctors and dentists in the role play, completing observational drawing of fruit, listening to stories about fruit and vegetables, looking at information books and writing healthy shopping lists. 

Year 6 Learning in the Autumn Term

Year 5 Earth and Space Topic

In the Science lessons as part of our Earth and Space topic, Year 5 enjoyed creating

scale models showing how far the planets are from the sun outside on the playground. There was some tricky maths involved as each footstep taken represented 20,000 km.  They carried out shadow investigations to prove the changing position of the Earth in relation to the Sun. In Art, the children developed their shading techniques to create a 3D effect in pastel planet pictures.

Our first half term in Year 3! 3MB & 3BM have been busy - including Maths, Topic, Reading, RE, PE and Art...

Year 4 DT Making Our Roman Shields

In Design Technology, we have been researching the design elements of a Roman shield.  The children used the information to develop their own design criteria to ensure that their designs resembled a shield from The Ancient Romans.  This week, we have started making our designs focusing on measuring, cutting and painting on a Roman inspired design.  We can't wait to see the final results!  

Year 4 DT Roman Shields

Creation Home Learning 2022

This week, each class completed their Creation home learning task. Each year group was assigned a particular day of the creation story and were tasked with designing a creative piece of art to demonstrate their specific day of creation. A huge well done to all of the children for their incredible hard work, we had lots of amazing designs!

Creation Home Learning 2022