Year R colour-wheels

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Year R colour-wheels


Year R having been learning some colour theory this term. Pupils have been learning all about primary colours and how to mix secondary colours while making their own colour wheels. The children have worked independently, followed instructions, practised paintbrush…

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Visit from Architecture Lecturer - Robert Nice

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Before beginning to construct their final chairs later this week, Year 6 were privileged to be visited by an architecture lecturer today! Robert Nice, one of our parents, works at UCA in Canterbury teaching architecture; he generously gave up his time to come into school and chat with pupils about…

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Cabinet of Curiosities

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The Cabinet of Curiosities is open!


Sometimes known as ‘wonder rooms’, cabinets of curiosities contain small collections of extraordinary and interesting objects. Our ‘wonder room’ is curated by our librarian, Mrs Haynes.


The Cabinet of Curiosities has been created to engage pupils…

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Year 3 Shadow Puppet Theatres

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As part of our science learning around Light and Shadows, the children of Year 3 became puppeteers today and investigated the pattern between the distance of a torch and the size of the shadow created. The children recognised that the closer the torch, the bigger the shadow, as more light was…

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Year 6 chair project update!

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Our DT projects consist of four steps – explore, design, make and evaluate.

Year 6 are designing chairs for an Action-man sized person. Pupils have been given a brief and have chosen their target customer and the style of chair they will make.

Week one

To begin the project, the pupils…

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3JA Egyptian Day

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Last week, the children of 3JA visited Kent Life in Maidstone for an Egyptian themed day. We came across lots of Egyptian characters who led a range of sessions, varying from entertaining pharaohs to preserving bodies to enter the afterlife. The children had lots of hands-on experience such as…

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An introduction to architecture

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In Term1 Year 4 had a chance to consider not only the local architecture of Bridge during a geography field trip but also some of the buildings around the world designed by some famous architects. For example Zaha Hadid, Augustus Pugin and Sir Norman Foster. We then did our own observational…

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The Ironman 2022

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Year4 had a great time in Term1 studying the book ‘The Ironman’ by Ted Hughes. In Art we looked at the work of illustrator Chris Mould. We used his work as inspiration for our own Ironman illustrations. The children layered their watercolours with wax rubbings and pen and ink. They…

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Weaving - Year R

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Within their art lessons this term, Year R have been weaving with paper, wool and fabric. They have each created small individual woven pieces and have also had the opportunity to weave together on a larger scale with fabric and ribbon through wooden pallets.


This fiddly weaving task has…

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Stained glass workshop - Year 2

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This week, Year 2 were privileged to have a stained glass window expert, Buffer Tucker, visit them in class and run a special workshop. Buffy is now retired but used to work in the stained glass windows department at Canterbury Cathedral. As well as a career restoring historical windows, Buffy has…

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Year 3 story telling

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In term 1, I teamed up with Mr Ablett and Mr Chamberlain (Year 3) to run an Art and English project. The aim was for the children to use their artwork to inspire their creative writing at the end of term.


With their class teachers, pupils read the book ‘The Tunnel’ by Anthony Brown; we…

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Year 6 - artefacts from around the world

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Throughout term 1, Year 6 practised their observational skills by drawing objects and photographs of cultural objects from around the world. As well as studying them carefully, pupils also considered the cultural significance of such artefacts and discussed how they were acquired by museums for…

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