Reception spend a week outdoors

Reception spend a week outdoors

The children in Reception dashed into school at the start of their outdoor week, armed with waterproofs and enthusiasm for the adventures ahead. Scooping and mixing cement was a tricky task but perseverance paid off and the children all made a beautiful stone to place...
King of the Castle

King of the Castle

What a fantastic start to Year One’s ‘King of the Castle’ project!   The children have immersed themselves in castle facts and are now experts on Motte and Bailey Castles. They worked in teams to create prototypes out of Lego before they creatively built life-like...
Re-enacting the Battle of Bosworth

Re-enacting the Battle of Bosworth

Year 6 had a marvelous day at the Heritage Centre at Bosworth, learning about the famous battle between the Yorkists and Lancastrians ahead of this term’s Tudor project.  We were fortunate to have fabulous weather, which helped to make the outdoor talks and events...
A Frida Kahlo experience

A Frida Kahlo experience

On Wednesday 31st October, College pupils in Derwent and Arkwright visited the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. After sketching and making notes about the collection in the fashion gallery, pupils used a map of the galleries to plan out where they wanted to...
Delightful pumpkins

Delightful pumpkins

Our Nursery children spent the week busily investigating pumpkins and modelling their own pumpkin patch. They were intrigued to explore the contents of our home grown pumpkin with which they concocted a magical ‘Pumpkin potion’ and added some rather creative...
S. Anselm’s in the Stone Age!

S. Anselm’s in the Stone Age!

To conclude Year 3’s project on the Stone Age, the children decided to recreate a life size settlement, complete with shelter, cave paintings, fire, spear throwing, tool making, trapping, skinning, food collecting and jewelry making! The pupils sent an email inviting...
Extreme Earth!

Extreme Earth!

The pupils in Year 6 have enjoyed an exciting project on ‘Extreme Earth’, learning all about the earth’s structure, tectonic plate movement, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis. In pairs, they chose one major tectonic feature to study in depth and...
Harvest lunch in the Nursery

Harvest lunch in the Nursery

What a busy time our Nursery children have had, celebrating Harvest. Herbs were collected from the garden, potatoes mashed and we discovered that oats have many uses. Our busy little chefs prepared a delicious Harvest lunch of homemade carrot soup and fresh bread...