Black History Month: Hidden figures

By Mr. Setchell on Friday, October 13, 2017 in British Values, Community, Computing, History, Maths, Science, STEM. No Comments


When we think about history, some of the most inspiring stories come from recent times. ‘Hidden Figures’ is a film based on the true story of three brilliant African-American mathematicians – Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson. They worked at NASA in the 1950s and ’60s making the important calculations that helped launch the […]

Year 6: Safer Internet Day 2017 #SID2017

By Mr. Setchell on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 in Computing, eSafety, PSHE, Year 6. No Comments


  Today was Safer Internet Day 2017. The  theme was ‘Be the change: unite for a better internet’. So we decided to think about the technical aspects of how the internet unites us. First, we learned about the difference between the internet and the world wide web and then discovered how everything we view (like […]

Year 6 Computing: HTML index sites

By Mr. Setchell on Friday, February 3, 2017 in Art and Design, Computing, English, eSafety, Maths, PSHE. 1 Comment


Over the past few weeks, we have been creating our own websites using only a scripting language called HTML (HyperText Markup Language). Great resilience, patience and attention to detail was required as the slightest error in our code would create a bug and our webpages wouldn’t display. Where we were stuck, we could go online […]

Year 6 Science: Google Expedition to Chernobyl

By Mr. Setchell on Monday, November 28, 2016 in Computing, Science, Year 6. 1 Comment


  Today, we went on a Google Expedition to Chernobyl, Ukraine. A terrible accident at nuclear power plant occurred there thirty years ago, releasing deadly radioactive substances into the atmosphere. As a result, an exclusion zone with a 30km radius was created around Chernobyl which means no people are allowed to live in this area. After taking […]