Year 6 Trip to St Leonards Gardens

Year 6 spent the morning in St Leonards Gardens, enjoying the range of structural plants and flowers (yes, there were still some despite it being the middle of November!). Here are some photos of them hard at work in their sketch books.  Watch this space to see how their drawings will become ‘big art’ this term, inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe.


Finding out about Fairtrade

Diamond Class has been finding out about Fairtrade as part of our Geography work and our Amazon Rainforest Learning Adventure.  Here are some of the children involved in group discussions about who in the banana production chain should be paid the most money. They were rather shocked by the real non-Fairtrade figures!

Year 6 Diamond Class visit to the LIFE exhibition

All the children in Upper Key Stage 2 have been or will be visiting the LIFE exhibition.  This temporary exhibition, all about Jesus’ life, is based at St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Parkstone Road.  It asks the children what they think about Jesus and who he was.  Diamond class are the first class to have visited from Christ Church. Here are some photos of our experience.

Year 6 trip to Alexandra Park

Year 6 visited the park to look at native trees.  As part of their work, they were measuring leaves, working out how old the trees are having measured their girth, and approximating the heights of some of the trees.  They also took bark and leaf rubbings to make comparisons with the Amazon Rainforest, which they are studying this term.

Diamond Class tries stoolball

On Friday 8th October, Premier Sports introduced Years 5 and 6 to stoolball! Here are some pictures of Diamond Class having fun while learning the rules!