Class 5 had a fantastic morning today, acting in role to explore the character, Jim Jarvis … We thought carefully about our facial expressions and body language as we acted […]
What a fantastic start to a new school year … playing a brand new instrument!
What a fantastic week we’ve had in Art this week! We have been interested in the style of the famous artist, Roy Lichtenstein. Take a look at our self-portraits in […]
Class 5 took their Maths learning out into the sunshine today! Using number lines to calculate duration …
We had a fantastic first P4C today in our class! We read our transition text, ‘Something Else’ as the stimulus, and generated lots of philosophical questions about the themes of […]
In Science, Y3&4 have been learning about electricity and simple series circuits … We have carried out a few investigations so far and these have led us to a new […]
What an amazing singing assembly we had today! I don’t think we’ve ever had so many children, singing together like this, in French! A singing assembly first! Well done, everyone! […]
Year 4 used lots of STEM skills this afternoon to construct their own electrical switches! Last week, we explored materials which conduct electricity and we decided these would make the […]
What a fantastic afternoon of art we’ve had today! We created incredible press prints linked to our plague topic …
Class 6 have been learning a new song in French this week, as we prepare for our upcoming WillowVision Song Contest! This video was taken during rehearsal, after just two […]
Year 4 took their drama learning to the next level today, using the story spoons to conduct their eye-witness interviews on the green screen! Take a look at their fantastic […]
Year 3 & 4 have become journalists this week, preparing for writing a newspaper report about the outbreak of plague in Eyam … In Drama today, children interviewed eye-witnesses for […]
Class 6 had a fantastic Maths lessons today, exploring and investigating with money! First, everyone had their own purse with different coins in. We had to count our money, convert […]
Class 6 had a fantastic afternoon of investigation today, finding out how to make a complete electrical circuit! Take a look …
What an amazing residential we’ve had this week with Year 3 & 4 children! For these children, it was their first ever residential and they were absolutely fantastic, asking so […]
This week, we’ve been using our pen & ink skills to create the artwork for our Spring term topic folder covers … Look at all that detail! Children have used […]
What an amazing term it’s been for DT in Year 3 and 4! The children have been expertly crafting their roundhouses for weeks now … carefully measuring and sawing wooden […]
What a fantastic day we’ve had today at Creswell Crags! We went back in time to the Stone Age and experienced life in a cave, making a shelter, hunting and […]
Do all liquids cause damage to our teeth? This was our research question for Science Week and we decided to find out by using eggs to represent our teeth … […]
What a fantastic week we’ve had this week for British Science Week! Our Science Ambassadors have once again made us so proud, topping off the week with a wonderful demonstration […]
What a wonderful morning of scientific learning! As part of British Science Week, Year 3 and 4 parents were invited to take part in a special science lesson with their […]
In Year 3 & 4, we’ve been learning about how houses were built in the Bronze Age, using wattle & daub (woven wood daubed with a mixture of clay, mud […]
Lower KS2 children have been learning about the digestive system in Science this term. Today, we used I can animate to make our own moving digestive systems … Fantastic teamwork! […]
Year 4 have been been working on their facial expressions and body language this morning in Drama, linked to their story writing in Literacy … Children split up into groups […]
Class 6 worked on the second stage of their DT project this afternoon, creating a clay foundation for their Bronze Age Roundhouses! The children showed amazing teamwork and resilience skills, […]
What an amazing day we’ve had today with Casting Innovations Ltd! Mr Brooks and his team were in school all day, working on the next stage of our Heart of […]
Year 3 and 4 started work on our exciting Heart of Willow Tree project this week! Every child (and adult!) across our phase, made a heart out of Fimo clay, […]
Year 4 made a fabulous start to their DT project today! Children carefully measured pieces of wood, using rulers, and then cut them using bench hooks and hand saws. After […]
Our Science Ambassadors did an amazing job today, planning and supporting classes in our whole school assembly! The team met last week to plan today’s investigation, linked to the upcoming […]
This week, we’ve been creating our very own TV documentaries all about the Stone Age, in preparation for writing a non-chronological report next week. The children have used their oracy […]
Times Table Jenga was a big hit this afternoon, at our after school Maths Club! Take a look … Well done everyone!
Class 6 had a fantastic morning in Maths today, hunting and sorting out fractions! We love to take our Maths learning away from the desk! Well done, everyone!
What an amazing start to a new term we’ve had in Lower Key Stage Two today! Year 3 and 4 became archaeologists, uncovering hidden treasures of the Stone Age, by […]
Class 6 have been observing how long it takes ice to melt at room temperature … We used a funnel to hold the solid ice as we measured the liquid […]
Class 6 have had another fantastic afternoon continuing with their fabric kapok tree art … First, we defined our painted trees with black fine liner pen. Then, we put our […]
Class 6 explored the smell and texture of tropical fruits today, as part of our rainforest topic, before creating our own pastel impressions of what we could see. Take a […]
Class 6 had a wonderful discussion this morning about palm oil… We talked about why companies use palm oil and how it benefits their products, whilst also considering the damaging […]
What an incredible morning of STEM learning we’ve had in Class 6 today … The children were given a design brief, linked to their class text, and put into teams […]
This afternoon, classes in lower key stage two have been working scientifically to investigate how different liquids flow… First, we had to guess what each of the liquids were by […]
Class 6 made a fantastic start to their fabric artwork today … We started by drawing and painting kapok trees onto our fabric. Next time, we’ll add some of the […]
Class 6 have made a fantastic start to the new half term in Art today, practising their embroidery skills … We started by looking at the work of a textile […]
What an amazing day we’ve had today at the Tropical Butterfly House! The children experienced a real rainforest habitat and even handled some rainforest animals! The children’s behaviour was exceptional […]
Class 6 have been using their ICT skills to support their Science learning this afternoon, creating classification keys using Purple Mash!
Class 6 had a wonderful morning today, using the iPads to solve our rainforest explorer challenge! Take a look …
Our film is really coming along now! The children took turns to be actors, directors and camera operators tonight, as we filmed on the green screen! We even started adding […]
Class 6 have shown incredible teamwork and creative thinking skills this afternoon, making their own rainforest survival kits! Mrs Tempest brought in lots of equipment to help us and we […]
Today in Class 6, children carried out their own research, using a variety of sources, in preparation for writing a non-chronological report about the rainforest. Children used iPads, library books, […]
Class 6 have had a wonderful week this week, writing our instructions on how to survive the rainforest. During that Literacy learning, we thought about how we might find and […]
Class 6 used their RE homework in ICT today, to create Comic Life collages of their life journeys! The objective was to insert images from a variety of sources (this […]
Classes 4, 5 and 6 have been learning all about how to survive in the rainforest, ready to write instructions next week. Today’s objective was to follow a set of […]
Classes 4, 5 and 6 have been having a wonderful afternoon with Ms Daws today, making lots of progress with their Samba Music.
Class 6 made a fantastic start to their rainforest leaves in Art today! We started with the outline (yellow on white paper and charcoal on black) then we added the […]
Class 6 had a fantastic time searching our school grounds this afternoon, looking for invertebrates! In Science, we’ve been learning to group living things in a variety of ways. Today, […]
What a wonderful morning we’ve had in Year 3 and 4 today! As part of their new ‘Into the Forest’ topic, Lower Key Stage Two took their learning outside, into […]
Year 4 have made a fabulous start to a new term of Music, trying out a variety of instruments from Brazil… Why might Brazil be significant to our topic on […]
Class 6 have returned to school this week with some amazing pieces of home learning! Take a look … These will look fabulous on our display! Well done, everyone!
Mrs Graham’s new class had a fantastic P4C session this afternoon in the sun, all about being kind to our friends … Our question was: is it ever right to […]
This afternoon, the children in Year 4 finished off their clay cottages by adding some colour … Well done, everyone!
Class 6 worked extremely hard this afternoon, taking lots of care, to create these amazing plague cottages out of clay… Well done, everyone! Can’t wait to see these painted!
This week, Class 6 have planned and carried out an investigation to see which liquids cause the most tooth decay. We used eggs to represent our teeth, because the shell […]
Our Year 4 Science Ambassadors went on a very special visit this morning, to Casting Innovations in Canklow! We saw the final stages of the recycling project that we’ve been […]
Year 4 have been learning all about teeth in Science, finding out about the different teeth we have and thinking how we keep them clean and healthy. This afternoon, Class […]
On Monday, Class 6 recreated a significant event in our history topic – the village meeting, on the 24th of June 1666, where William Mompesson called for Eyam to quarantine […]
What an amazing day we’ve had in Year 4 today, working with Mr Brooks and his team from Casting Innovations Ltd. This was the next stage of our incredible recycling […]
The children in Year 4 had a wonderful afternoon today, as they started filming their entry for the Willow Tree Film Festival! They’ve made an amazing start! Take a look […]
Class 6 had a wonderful afternoon today, working on the next stage of our recycling project with Casting Innovations Ltd. We used a special type of clay, called Fimo, to […]
Year 4 had lots of fun this afternoon, making their own instruments and using them to explore pitch and volume… This led to an investigation to find out the relationship […]
In P4C today, we watched a video about some birds being unkind to another bird, just because he looked different to them. This led to some excellent question generating! Here […]
Class 6 have been working so hard on their newspaper reports this week! The children have written using formal language and used their drama learning to include eye-witness accounts, with […]
Today, Class 6 used their acting skills to imagine how the villagers of Eyam felt, in September 1665, on hearing that one of their neighbours had contracted the disease … […]
What a wonderful afternoon we’ve had in Year 4 today, using atlases to map out the spread of the plague, from London all the way to Eyam! This is going […]
Class 6 enjoyed the sunshine this morning, in our new outdoor classroom, discussing our academy P4C stimulus – Window. Our question was: why do things have to change?
Mrs Graham’s class have had a wonderful afternoon of careful sketching today, looking at the rat, linked to our new topic: The Plague.
What an amazing experience we had today in Year 4! We were very privileged today to watch Mr Brooks, from Casting Innovations, melt real aluminium cans and mould them into […]
Work started last week on developing our new outdoor learning space, with a litter pick and general tidy of the area. This week, children have helped POPs to recycle all […]