Learning Blog 2020-21

We share details of what we've been up to in school here.  You can still see pictures and information about the last school year including our home learning from March 2020 to July 2020 on last year's blog and you can see videos from our Virtual Clubs here

Spring term 2021: Year 6 weekly Newsround updates for pupils

Week 7: Friday 26th February 2021

Week 8: Friday 5th March 2021

Week 4: Friday 29 January 2021

Week 5: Friday 5 February 2021

Week 6: Friday 12 February 2021

Week 1: Friday 8 January 2021

Week 2: Friday 15 January 2021

Week 3: Friday 22 January 2021

Assembly - Hibernation and Spring

Reverend Matt from St Leonard's delivers an assembly for us about Hibernation and Spring. 

Design and Technology at home

Well done to Albie M who used his DT skills to build a bench at home - planning his design, cutting the wood and using tools to build a working bench.

Remote learning - art - January 2021

Well done to Ezri who has produced some really great pieces of art work at home this month.

Year 2 discover Australia - Jan 2021

Well done to Aadi who has produced a great model of a walrus as part of Year 2 learning about Australia.

Virtual Art Club - January 2021

Megan in Year 6 has had a go at following Mrs Leppard's guidance on landscape paining in her virtual club.  You can Megan's amazing work here!


Footprints in the Snow - January 2021

In year 1, we have been enjoying our new topic ‘Footprints in the Snow’ and we have started exploring Antarctica. We have also created our own penguins by drawing, colouring and painting!!

Pongal - January 2021

Mellora has recorded a video for us about Pongal, a Hindu harvest festival which takes place in January

Year 6 Project Week December 2020

Our Year 6 classes have been learning about WW2 in their project week.  They have dug for victory in the school allotment; used their DT skills to create teddy bears; created their own model Anderson shelters; and dressed up as evacuees.

Year 6 DT - December 2020

Kipling class made cheese scones.  We weighed and measured out ingredients; rubbed butter into flour with our fingers and formed a dough which was which was thick enough to cut out nice thick scones.  The overall verdict was that they were very tasty!

Year 2 Australia - January 2021

Our Year 2 learners at home and in school are learning about Australia this term.  They have gathered some facts about Australia and produced some great Australian art work.


Visit to Layer Marney Tower - Nov 2020

Our Year 3 classes visited Layer Marney to learn more about the Bronze Age.


Rossetti Class Project Week - November 2020

Year 5 have been using their DT skills to create lifeboats linked to their Titanic project.

Year 1 Project Week -Castles - November 2020

Year 1 have been using their knowledge of castles to design and build their own castle.

Investigating air resistance - Oct 2020

In our science lessons this half-term, Year 5 Rossetti class have been designing our own parachute and looking at designs which have the greatest air resistance.  You can see some more pictures on our class web page.

Learning to speak Italian - Oct 2020

Years 5 and 3 have been taking part in Italian lessons this half-term.  They  have been learning how to greet people and to introduce themselves in Italian, You can see some of their work here.



Our reading journey - Oct 2020

All of our classes have enjoyed some great class books this half-term.  Our display shows the books we’ve been reading, writing about the books by the children and challenging vocabulary from each book.  It's great to see the progression.  

Year 4 Robotics - Sept 2020

Lear have started our robotics and coding learning by starting to work through the Wonder Workshop, the software which comes with the Dot and Dash robots. This is just the beginning - we will be designing obstacle courses, building Lego on top of them as well and finishing the term with a Robotic Olympics!


Meeting Larry the skeleton - Oct 2020

The children in Bloom and Rosen met Larry the skeleton. He helped us to learn all about our bodies and how to keep them healthy.  The children enjoyed exploring Larry, feeding him healthy food and labelling the different parts of his skeleton. He even took part in our PE lesson, dancing to dem bones.  


Heating water the Stone Age Way

Our Year 3 classes are learning about the Stone Age.  We dug holes in the soil, layered the hole with clay and poured in cold water.  Mr Setford took a stone from the fire and placed it in the cold water. We saw and heard the stone heat up the cold water.  When we felt the water it was quite warm.  This is how Stone Age people heated their water. 


Year 6 Macbeth workshop - Sept 2020

Our Year 6 classes, Kipling and McGough, are studying Macbeth this term, and have been taking part in a drama workshop working on their own presentation of the play.  The photos show the pupils constructing a throne using their own bodies as part of the set for the play.

Year 2 Ahlberg in the garden - Sept 20

Ahlberg Class have been enjoying their gardening lessons with Mr Setford. They have been finding fruits grown within our garden and learning about the types and age of 'fruit' that are often classed as a vegetable.


Year 3 and 4 BMX Academy - Sept 20

Our Year and 4 classes have enjoyed a BMX workshop in the playground.  The workshop focuses on cycling skills and tricks, but also on developing resilience and a growth mindset.