My Lowry!


This week Class 11 have been working really hard to develop their perspective drawing skills in art. They have looked at pieces of art by the very famous LS Lowry and have been using these to inspire their own Victorian street scenes. Their progress in getting the perspective right in the buildings along the street has been fantastic to see.

All Aboard!


This week we have been developing our poetry writing skills. We studied a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson and listened to audio clips of trains to try and get a feel for the rhythm of this mode of transport. We then took inspiration from the poem and sounds to create our own performance poems that we polished ready for a display of our talents. The poems were written from different view points including that of the train itself and the passengers.

Code Cracked!

This week Class 11 have been cracking codes in RE. They had to use an alphabet code to translate a section of an ancient document linked to the bible. Next week they are going to see if they can use what they have translated to work out where in the bible it has come from. They really enjoyed this challenge!

On the Right Track?


This week Class 11 have been working together to sort the effects that the development of the railways during Victorian times had on life in Britain. They worked really hard in their shoulder partners to make some difficult decisions using fantastic speaking, listening and collaboration skills. They were amazed to find out just how much of an impact the introduction of the railways had on news and communications, leisure time, daily life and the economy.

Looking to 2017…

Class 11 have created amazing 2017 calendars using their William Morris art designs! They have worked tirelessly to develop their designs in order to create an aesthetically pleasing final product! These will be a superb addition to their family homes!

In the Dead of the Night.

Class 12 have worked on creating atmosphere  in their narrative writing this week. They used a picture stimulus to write a story opening. Read the examples, do you think their choices of vocabulary, similes and personification hook the reader in?

William Morris Wallpaper

This week Class 11 have been developing their artistic skills by learning how to use their original art designs to create a repeating pattern using tracing paper similar to the wallpaper designs created by the Victorian artist William Morris. The quality of their artwork is fantastic – it really has to be seen to believed!

Crucial Skills for Life!

Year 6 had a fantastic visit to Crucial Crew this week where they learned some vital life skills. They took part in a number of scenarios involving bus and road safety, internet safety, fire in the home and safety on the streets. They even gained an insight into the consequences of breaking the law by taking part in a mock court trial and having the chance to see how harsh a prison cell can be in the mock jail. It was great to see the pupils developing an awareness of how to keep themselves safe and asking some fantastic questions. Well done Year 6!