Creative Curriculum in year 6

By Karen Spinks on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Art and Design, History, Learning Adventure, Science, Year 6. 2 Comments


Here’s just a few photographs of what year 6 have been working on over the last few afternoons. On Monday, we made elephant’s toothpaste: a colloid. This was created via a chemical reaction through mixing hydrogen peroxide, potassium iodide, washing-up liquid and food colouring. In Learning Adventure this afternoon, we looked at the works of Henry […]

Year 6 Trebuchets

By Karen Spinks on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in History, Learning Adventure, Year 6. 3 Comments


What a fun and informative day! Year 6 have found out about how the Vikings used Trebuchets at the Siege of Paris. They then designed their own Trebuchets, built them out of K’Nex, tested them, improved them and finally, evaluated them. Here’s a sneak preview of some of our tests, launching marshmallow projectiles to break […]

5T’s Tudor houses

By Abigail Tomlins on Friday, October 20, 2017 in Art and Design, History, Learning Adventure, Year 5. 1 Comment


While the rest of year 5 were at Harvington Hall, children in 5T transformed a pile of cardboard boxes into these incredible Tudor houses. I am so impressed with the hard work that went into these – just look at that attention to detail! I hope you are all very proud of what you have […]

Year 5 visit to Harvington Hall

By Abigail Tomlins on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in History, Learning Adventure, Year 5. 1 Comment


In year 5 we have been busy learning all about Henry VIII, and this week we got the chance to experience what it would have been like to be alive in Tudor times with a fantastic trip to Harvington Hall. Today, 5E and half of 5T went. We spent the first half of the day exploring […]

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 […]