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We had a fun afternoon practising and then performing our presentations on “What Britain Means to Me” for the Entry Point to our new topic. We had some interesting interpretations and excellent acting skills. Lots of references to : fish and chips, full English breakfasts, the Royal Family and of course the brilliant British weather!

To finish our topic on Light, UKS2 learnt how to create a periscope. This involved understanding the science behind reflected light and how this knowledge can be utilised.

After running for years 1, 2, 3 and 4, it’s now UKS2’s chance to start chess club. If you are currently in Puffins, Kingfishers or Doves and would like to come to chess club, it will run on a Monday playtime with Miss Ingram in the KS2 shared area.

Over the past few weeks, School Council have been encouraging all pupils to take part in Vision Education’s design an Easter Egg competition. All entires were collected by the council team and sent to Vision Education and today, the winners were announced… 1st – Lucy B, 2nd – Zaiba K, 3rd – Neveyah P. A …

A good day has been had by all at Eden Camp. We have been able to consolidate our learning of World War Two by visiting different huts based on different elements of the war eg rationing, human torpedoes, women at war etc. The Blitz Experience was a particular success and gave the children a real …

Today, we manipulated reflection (and our knowledge around light travelling in a straight line) to shine a beam on a target, avoiding ‘obstacles’ along the way, without them noticing.

Last week was British Science Week, and this year’s theme was ‘time’. To celebrate this, all pupils from EYFS to Year 6 engaged in a range of different activities, experiments and investigations revolving around this topic. There were live lessons from the farm with NFU Education, engineering and fossil story times from the STEM Hub, …

We have had a couple of fun afternoons with Puffins and Doves putting on a fashion show – mainly in French! There were some weird outfits but all the children had a go at describing what they were wearing and giving an opinion. A great way to end our clothes topic.

Today, we were treated to an orienteering session, run by Simon Martland from the Airienteers, a local orienteering group. We had lots of fun practising using our map-reading skills to find various points, pictures and signs.

Today, some of the School Council team have been to Leeds to take part in the Outer North West Youth Summit. They had a great day meeting and chatting to a number of local councillors, as well as the Lord Mayor and Leeds Child Mayor. Together they have made some very big decisions about how …
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