Tudor Portraits

Miss Higgitt tasked Year 4 with the difficult task of creating a flattering portrait of Tudor Royalty (Henry VIII)… good enough to please the King. I hope he likes them, or there may be grave consequences! *gulp* We have been studying drawing in art; learning how to hold a pencil to sketch, and using different […]

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Grace Darling the Heroine

In Year 2 over the last two weeks we have been writing diary entries from the perspective of Grace Darling. We thought carefully about time and place sentence openers as well as our powerful verbs whilst learning about a heroine who braved the seas to save some lost souls. I’m sure you’ll agree Year 2 […]

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The Golden Hinde

On Tuesday, Year 4 had a wonderful visit to The Golden Hinde to learn all about Sir Francis Drake’s circumnavigation around the world. It was a fantastic trip, full of fun facts and we really enjoyed learning about life at sea in Tudor times. Whilst we were in London, we even took a short trip […]

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Year 5: Blackout poetry

Inspired by the story of Ernest Shackleton, Year 5 have produced these striking ‘blackout poems.’ They read pages of a book called ‘Survivors’ and then selected key words and phrases to use in their poems. I was particularly impressed by how individual everyone’s work was!

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The Battle of Bosworth

In 1485, Henry Tudor and Richard III went to battle, and the result changed British history forever. The Battle of Bosworth marked the beginning of the Tudor period, and Year 4 have been reenacting the Battle to help them understand more about it… I can’t wait to read their Diary entries as Henry Tudor about […]

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Engineers of the future in Year 3

Not a day goes by without me being amazed by the creativity, ingenuity and downright brilliance of the children I am lucky enough to teach. We have come to the end of our chariot project and the amount of independent engineering and problem-solving that the children have done is staggering. From debating the relative merits […]

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Junior Nativity

Our First World War Nativity was a great success yesterday and the children performed well. £274 was raised through generous donations. As mentioned, proceeds will go towards funding the extras that make the school extra special, including the band at next year’s show and reusable costume items.

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DT chariot design

We’re nearing the end of our learning about the Romans, but can’t do so without investigating their superb engineering skills. We are spending the next couple of weeks focusing on DT as we make models of Roman chariots. We watched a chariot race and identified what functions a chariot needed to perform. We then made […]

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