The eight-fold path of Buddhism

LKS2 learned about the eight-fold path followed by Buddhists as part of their quest to reach enlightenment. The key paths are: Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Intent, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration, Right Understanding and Right Effort. Buddhists believe that these concepts help us to live in a way that does no harm to […]

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Rigid, stable structures in LKS2

Years 3&4 used their newfound knowledge of rigid, stable structures and different types of joints to do some excellent construction work this afternoon. They worked as a team to design a structure then divided up the roles of planner/architect, materials supplier and builder to create a freestanding, stable structure. They discussed the 2D shapes they […]

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Exploring Buddhism in LKS2

This week, we learned the story of Prince Siddhartha, and the origins of Buddhism. We found out how he left the sheltered environment of his palace compound and was bewildered and distressed by the suffering he saw in the outside world. His decision to reflect upon these sufferings led to the four Noble Truths and […]

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Table Tennis in Year 4

A humble school hall is now the setting for the first step on the road to Olympic glory… hopefully! Year 4 had their first table tennis lesson on Monday and got off to a cracking start. Having mastered their hold and their stance, they progressed onto target practice for serving, with impressive results. Olympian Will […]

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Introducing structures in LKS2

LKS2 started their new DT topic of structures this afternoon with a child-led creative exploration session. The only brief that the children were given was that they needed to build a self-supporting structure using any of the following materials: Art straws, pipe cleaners, lolly sticks, elastic bands, string, dowel and matchsticks. They were also told […]

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French in Year 4

The children have done a brilliant job of bringing together all of their learning from this term to describe their (slightly unconventional) family members. They used their knowledge of colours, numbers, body parts, greetings, family members and names to make short videos – it’s much harder than it looks and they did an excellent job.

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Christmas Performances Shine Brightly

The closing days of term have seen three performances that our children are rightly proud of. Early Years acted and sung the Christmas story reflecting just how well they worked during rehearsals. KS1 entertained us with a mix of traditional and modern songs while acting their outdoor, heart warming nativity. KS2 concluded their 6 week […]

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