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24 04, 2020

Indoor Gardening with Mr Howell

By |2020-06-07T22:29:09+01:00April 24th, 2020|Outdoor Learning, Science|

Over the past few weeks, I have been experimenting with growing herbs and vegetables in water, something that is called hydroponics. It’s really simple and fun! Check out the video below and some of the other YouTube videos if you’re interested in experimenting as well. Remember to get permission from a parent or carer before […]

13 03, 2020

Owls practise their Roman formations!

By |2020-03-13T16:13:15+00:00March 13th, 2020|Art, Place and Time, Year 3 2019-20|

Having returned from swimming and the sun shining brightly, the Owls used the opportunity to practise the Roman formations with our newly created shields! We tried the Testudo ( used for protecting the Legionaries against incoming arrows), the Orb (to protect a General or important person) and the Wedge (used to split up incoming enemy […]

10 03, 2020

Roman Shields

By |2020-03-10T14:26:36+00:00March 10th, 2020|Year 3 2019-20|

This afternoon, Year 3 have been busy creating their Roman shields from pieces of cardboard (thank you for your donations!). We looked at pictures and paintings of Roman soldiers for inspiration and carefully planned the designs. We hope to practise the various Roman attack and defence formations (including the famous Testudo) in the playground when […]

10 02, 2020

KS2 Poetry Slam!

By |2020-02-10T14:01:23+00:00February 10th, 2020|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Reading and Writing, Year 4 2019-20, Year 5 2019-20, Year 6 2019-20|

To celebrate the end of poetry week, Years 4,5 & 6 had a special assembly on Friday where the best poems from each year group were performed in front of the children. The overarching theme was that of “Change”, and it was great to see how it was interpreted by each of the year groups. […]

6 02, 2020

Poetry performances

By |2020-02-06T14:11:07+00:00February 6th, 2020|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Year 3 2019-20|

Today, Year 3 discussed what makes a good performance. We thought carefully about the qualities needed to perform our poetry and then practised with our partners. Afterwards, we performed them to the class. We shall be performing our poems to the other classes tomorrow and 4 groups/pairs will be performing at Poetry Slam tomorrow in […]