Thursday, 19 January 2017

Year 3/4 Art

We spent an afternoon learning how to draw our hands in proportion, starting with very basic rectangle shapes. It was quite tricky but look what we managed!

Egyptian Shadufs

Yr 34 have been making prototypes for our shadufs (Egyptian irrigation systems). Like all product designers we have had a fantastic time building them. Here you can see some children using the tools. Most importantly, learned how we can improve our models to make the real thing robust and sturdy. We hope you enjoy our first attempts! Watch out for the final shadufs!

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Book Swap

A big thank you to Mrs Nash for organising a very successful book swap today. Children brought in books they had finished with from home and exchanged them for book tokens that they could then swap for a new book.
There was a great deal of interest and many happy children who went away armed with new reading material. Enjoy!

Friday, 13 January 2017

Tea and Toast

Lovely to have a few parents and toddlers at our first Tea and Toast session this morning. Do look out for further opportunities to meet with staff and other parents whilst warming up with free tea and toast.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Badminton Taster

On Wednesday, Julie Bradbury came in to deliver some badminton taster sessions to children in KS1 and KS2. Julie has previously competed at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games where she came away with a gold medal. The sessions were lots of fun and involved hitting pom poms, balloons and trying to keep a rally going with a partner - this was really tricky! We hope this inspires some of our children to take up badminton at club level.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

LKS2 Science

34  PA Skeleton quiz   10.1.17

1.       How many bones do you have in each hand?

2.       How many bones are in each foot?

3.       How many bones does the human skeleton have?

4.       What are the functions of the skeleton?

5.       What does the skull protect?

6.       Are your bones alive?

7.       Where are the smallest bones in your body?

8.       What does the rib cage protect?

9.       What joins a muscle to a bone?
Answers below

In Science, LKS2 are learning about the skeleton. We drew what we knew on large body cut outs, explored what it might be like if we had no skeletons, had amazing discussions about bones, cartilage and tendons! We also made a quiz - see how you get on!

1.27,  2. 26 , 3.206,, allow movement, protect and shape, 5. The brain, 6. Yes, 7. Ear, 8.heart and lungs and other soft organs, 9. tendon

Monday, 9 January 2017


In Design and Technology, Lower Key Stage 2 had great fun this afternoon learning about Egyptian irrigation systems and beginning to design their own Shadufs. Here are some of their diagrams and a mock up to test whether their design will work. Children will need to bring in any materials they need. Tools are provided by school.