Friday, 30 April 2021

Year 5/6 Victorian Day

 The children in Year 5/6 have been experiencing what life was like for Victorian children...

Friday, 23 April 2021

Giraffe's WW2 Art

As part of our WW2 topic, the Giraffes have been using different techniques with chalk to convey a scene from The Blitz. The results were amazing!

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

WW2 Day in Year 3/4

Monday 19th 

Today the Giraffe Class returned to school for a WW2 topic day. They have learnt so much, they must be exhausted! We discovered when and why the war started and how people were kept safe. The children have listened to the air raid sirens, made Anderson shelters in the forest school area and have made sock puppets when learning about 'make do and mend'.  A great day was had by all!

Tuesday, 30 March 2021


Mrs Acock and some of Ocelot class have been working hard in the school garden! They have been turning over the soil, planting new seeds and watering them! 

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Science Competition Winners!

Here is some exciting news from Year 2, regarding the Oxford Brookes University Science Bazaar Competition. Swallowgales (Yr2 lockdown bubble) have won a virtual tour of Brookes Science labs and certificates to put in the classroom

Martha, in Year 2,  also won a separate prize for her work at home. 

Here she is explaining what she has included in her model of our solar system. She spent many weeks investigating at home developing her model and sharing her project ideas in our home learning meetings. She contributed her knowledge and interest, inspiring others to also investigate planets, as well as listening to others thoughtfully. We are very proud of her achievement and thrilled Martha has won a virtual tour of one of the science labs which she is delighted about.

This is Jupiter! Why does it spin the fastest out of the planets, and not the slowest?

And, did you know a day on Jupiter is TEN HOURS!

This is Uranus! Why does it spin on a different axis to all the other planets?


Here is a link to a video of Martha explaining her work.

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Marble Run

As part of our DT learning this term, Year 5/6 have been busy designing and making their very own marble run! The children had to pitch their design to a group and use positive communication to decide on a final group design. They then used materials to create their marble run. During the making process, the children identified that they needed to make their joins smooth and secure so that the marble stayed within the run... this was tricky! Their next steps are to evaluate their product and identify where changes could be made to improve their product. 

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Tag Rugby

 The children in Ocelot class have been building on their tag rugby skills from last week. They have been applying their passing skills in small game activities and have been improving their communication skills by coming up with their own constraints to improve their team performance!