‘Effective Learner’ is a one of six skill sets within our pupil Passport For Learning and here you’ll find related examples from our daily school life. You can view all Passport related news by clicking the Passport icon above and find out more about our Passport For Learning on the Vision and Values page.
After our exciting BBC Terrific Scientific lesson last week, where (with Dr Who's help), we saved planet Earth from total darkness, we decided to test our new knowledge with some scientific problems to solve!
The children were given four enquiry questions to answer, which they had to solve independently. They then had to explain their findings in relation to the...
Grand Canyon have loved the opportunity to talk about the books they love this week, using our new Twitter-style book review wall. Children who have written book reviews also take the spotlight in our "Ask the Bookworm" seat , where the class fire questions at them, testing their knowledge and discovering exactly why they love that book.
Already it has had...
Golden Gate class have learnt so much about Walter Tull and have been incredibly moved by his story. So much so that the children were inspired to make this great video using our brand new green screen.
The children worked hard on their playscripts and collaborated well in their groups. They showed great confidence and thought carefully about the audience...
Three of our key stage two classes have been focussing on WWI this half term. We have been fortunate enough to have received funding from bigideas and decided to host an event on Friday.
Amazing Singing, an art gallery (including large and small canvasses), moving video and poetry performances, Royal Navy Veterans and residents from Hewlett Court talking about their...
Golden Gate class behaved superbly and really made the most of this wonderful opportunity by erecting tripods for seating and making their own bread on the campfire.
This must be a record number of photographs taken (thank you to Isobel and Jaime for helping in this department!)
As part of our 'Somewhere to settle' topic, Taj Mahal class have been working extremely hard over the last few weeks to design and create their own settlements. The children had to ensure that their settlements included a water supply, a food supply, some shelter and possibly some form of defence.
The children then brought their designs to life using...
we have enjoyed finding out about Guy Fawkes and what we have Bonfire night, then created some sparkling firework pictures with onomatopoeia firework words! We have also been finding out all about Diwali which was on Wednesday. We looked at the story of Rama and Sita and why Diwali is celebrated, then we found out how Hindus celebrate with...
During this half term Year3 have been learning to play the recorder with Miss Gehlan. We are so proud of their progress that we thought it would be nice for you to hear them perform!
The children have loved the book ‘Varmints’ and were aiming to persuade the main character to either stay or go. Following their first draft, the children looked at some evidence of wow sentences found in envelopes underneath some trays - they analysed why they were considered to be persuasive and aimed to write their own wow sentence entering it...
In year 5/6 we have been studying allotments and the benefits of growing our own produce. During the whole school poetry fortnight, it was an ideal opportunity to write, perform and record our haiku poems. These were shared in assembly today and all the children seemed to enjoy the performances!
The class received their fourth class award for collaboration and...
As part of poetry fortnight - Taj Mahal have been working on and practising the poem 'The dragon on the playground' by Kenn Nesbitt.
The children really enjoyed working in groups and bringing the poem (and the dragon) to life through drama and finally a freeze frame.
Well done Taj Mahal!
We have just completed our third week as Year 2s. Well done everybody.
We have been working hard in our Power Maths books, learning lots about place value and using it to help us with addition and subtraction. We are getting really good at using the part whole model to partition and create fact families.
We have continued with our book...
This week, Grand Canyon class had a special visit from Rachael, an allotment owner. She brought in a selection of her own grown fruit and veg and even supplied a tray of jams and pickles for us to try!
A great visit, which has “patched” up our veggie knowledge.
The children in year 5/6 loved listening to their visitor from a local allotment that spoke to them for nearly an hour explaining the history of allotments and the benefits. The children took part in a quiz and sampled the following: beetroot cake, dandelion jelly, stewed apples and much more!