Year Group Blog

Clever Coding

This week has been short but sweet!

We have enjoyed creating and debugging using simple algorithms on ‘Hour of Code’ – https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn

We enjoyed another ‘Big Write’ session, writing a short story about a futuristic world…

…and we loved having …

Driving the Eco-Bus!

It was quite chilly outside and the birds were looking hungry, so we decided to make some food for them…

We liked getting our hands messy and making our own fancy bird food recipes of lard, bird seed and raisins(!).…

UCPS Eco-Warriors

Our environment is a precious place. We’ve been thinking about how we can best look after it.

We’ve started Eco-Warrior projects like making habitats for animals in the forest, promoting classrooms to be more environmentally friendly and making our outside …

Celebrating the women in our worlds…

This week we had International Women’s Day and had a super discussion about equality…

“I believe women should have equal rights…”

“There are no such things as ‘boy’ games or ‘girls’ games…no such thing as a ‘man’ job or a …

Forest School, Stick Insects and Book Day

We had a snowy forest school this week.. When we start, we take a little time for the nature to get used to us..

This week we made a home for an animal and talked about our design choices.

A …

Zoos: The Great Debate

To kick off our new topic, ‘Animals, Growing and Conservation’ we have had some fantastic discussions about the ethics of zoos. Based on Anthony Browne’s book ‘Zoo’, we have been exploring the pros and cons for zoos, particularly from the …

Special BLOG: Keep your child safe online

This is a special BLOG to give you guidance about how to keep your child safe online.

The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect – opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the …

Shakespeare, Potions and the Masked Ball

The Montagues and Capulets were arguing again this week, with their fury and resentment on full show…

At the Capulets residence, the masked ball was going so well…

“The chandeliers glistened wonderfully. The people smiled as they danced on the

3…2…1…Lift Off!

This week has been Science week! In keeping with our sixties themed topic we have been learning all about rockets; from the history of The Space Race to the study of aerodynamics.

Our week launched off with an experiment involving …

Sixties Art, Mysterious Creatures and Keeping Safe Online

As part of our art and design learning, we have been stitching some sixties artwork with Mrs Stanley:

Another rather amazing sixties artefact landed this week – a personal letter from John F. Kennedy to a family member of one …