Lego Robotics Workshop

Our Year 5 children and a selection of children from across Year 3 and 4 had the opportunity to take part in a Lego Robotics workshop today in school to enrich our Computing offer. The children had to create a ‘Monkey Drummer’ from Lego pieces and then code it to drum! They explored engineering concepts such as cams and were shown how it links to real-life engineering jobs! The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Thank you to Nick from JuniorSTEM (Home | JuniorSTEM | Lego Robotics Workshops KS1 KS2) for running the sessions in school today.

Year 5 Make Stuffed Toys!

Mr Andrew’s class have worked extremely hard recently on designing and making a stuffed toy in their DT lessons. Mrs Harvey has taught the children the skills necessary to produce a toy, such as how to blanket stich and add appendages to their main body. The children should be extremely proud of their work and will be brining them home before the Easter holidays!

Year 6 ~France 2024

Our Year 6 set off in the early hours of Monday morning to catch a ferry from Dover to Calais. After 16 hours of travelling they eventually arrived at Chateau Beaumont. They had a fantastic time and spent their days exploring le Mont St Michel, the zoo, markets, supermarkets as well as spending time climbing, archery, fencing and team building. French night meant that they could experience a French delicacy of snails and frogs legs!!

The experience was amazing and the children thoroughly enjoyed it!

Everyone arrived home by midnight on Friday and I imagine spent a lot of the weekend sleeping.

Well done and thankyou to the wonderful adults: Mrs Pigg, Mr Johnson, Mrs Adams and Mrs Wust that gave up their time to go and the parents for allowing your children this experience.

Poetry day with Pep the Poet

We had a fantastic visit from Pep the poet. He treated us to some funny, inspiring and silly poems. Our favourite part was when Pep read his poems in different accents and encouraged us to fill in the rhyming words. We laughed and wanted to write our own poems, just like Pep!

Autumn 1 Art Club with Mr Farlow

Linked to Y5’s learning about Vikings, the children have produced some fantastic oil pastel drawings. They have carefully considered using harmonious and complementary colours to create very aesthetically pleasing pieces.

Well done to Orelia, Brayan, Henrietta, Sigrid, Lily, Sara, Kairav and Tyler.

Kicking the football season off with an 8-1 win…

We kicked the football season off with a convincing 8-1 win…

On Monday, our Year 5 and 6 girls football team played their first friendly of the season. The girls played at home against Muxton Primary School and put on a fantastic display of football for the spectators. Our girls showed determination, teamwork and spirit as they battled their way to a convincing 8-1 win in their first game of the season. All members of the team played their part, and Miss Brown and Mr Broderick were extremely proud. Poppy (5 goals), Raya (2 goals), and Lacey (1 goal).

Well done all- on to the next!

Our Spring themed Art Day

We all had a wonderful ‘arty’ day on Tuesday. The children were able to practise lots of skills, such as printing, watercolour painting, 3D clay or mod roc models, collage, oil pastel drawings and sketching.

Here are some of the super examples from Reception, Year 1 and Year 5:

Y5 sketchbook mood boards

Y5 collage

Y5 collage eggs

Y1 clay

Y1 printing and oil pastel drawings



Today, we have been busy learning about university life. The “Explore University” project is organised by Keele University, Staffordshire University, University of Wolverhampton and Harper Adams University and aims to help primary school children understand more about university. The children were challenged to recreate many aspects of a university using lego. Year 5 showed great resilience, teamwork and imagination throughout the morning. Well done!

No Pens Day – Year 5!

We have had a lovely day in Year 5 making the most of the opportunities to work without pens!

We completed French activities based around describing feelings, listened and responded to music, made (rather fiddly) Christmas decorations for our school tree and completed a drama lesson this afternoon!

Our communication skills were used all day and the performances of the Wormy Spaghetti scene from The Twits this afternoon required lots of imagination and focus!

Keep your eye on your class’ Seesaw page for photos and videos.

Art in Year 5

The teaching of art and design at our school instils an appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts. Year 5 children have certainly enjoyed their curriculum this term – exploring a range of mediums to help them communicate what they see through the elements of colour, texture, tone and pattern. Here are some examples…