Year 5

British Cycling

British Cycling

The children in Year 5 have been lucky enough to work with British Cycling this week to improve their bike riding skills. This is the first of 6 sessions which will help the children become more familiar with using a bike.

Forest School

Forest School

Forest School has been full of exciting and engaging creative topic based activities during June. The children have used a wide range of skills to explore, design and make a selection of quality pieces of work in various forms such as woodwork, art, cooking, D&T and drama. Reception have identified features on a map of… Continue Reading

Forest School

Forest School

In Forest School the children took part in a wide range of fun and educational cross-curricular activities throughout May. Reception investigated the effects of sea pollution. They recreated the sea bed using gravel, shells and sea creatures then added food colouring, oil and rubbish to demonstrate how this impacts the sea. Year 1 enjoyed pond… Continue Reading

Ancient Maya Topic

Ancient Maya Topic

Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed learning about ‘The Mayans’ last half term. They experienced a full range of cross curricular activities linked to finding about this ancient civilisation. Some highlights from the term included: making Mayan clay pots and painting them, making and enjoying Mayan food, learning how to use the green screen in computing, finding out about the history… Continue Reading

Bottle Rockets

Bottle Rockets

Year 5 have been working very hard in their science lessons to make an aerodynamic bottle rocket that would shoot into the air when filled with water and air. They took their rockets into Heaton Park to test them out and loved watching the hilarious results.   Continue Reading

Just.Is Conference

Just.Is Conference

Year 5 visited St. Mary’s and took part in the annual Just.Is conference organised by a group of students at the school. They had a wonderful day, and took part in some very well organised activities, which produced some thought provoking discussions and learning based around the theme of ‘Education for Everyone.’ They also went on a… Continue Reading

Forest School

Forest School

Easter preparations and activities filled our Forest School sessions in March. All of the children made a wooden cross adding a variety of different materials to decorate and enhance the message of The Crucifixion. Year 2 and 3 also used natural materials to make crosses to add to their Easter cards. During the last week… Continue Reading