Soliloquys in Swans

by | 5 May 2024 | English, Swans

The Swans have been reading Hamlet. They used emotive language to write a soliloquy in role as Ophelia. They then presented their final draft creatively using which ever medium they chose. Some chose watercolours, others created a collage effect and some used posca pens. The results were outstanding. We then created a metaphorical display, using […]

Tudor Weavers

by | 5 May 2024 | Art & Design, History, Swans

Some of the Year 6 are enjoying being Tudor weavers! We think they would have been a great asset to Stratford St Mary during Tudor times where clothiers lived in the village and became a prominent contributor to the cloth industry.  

The Boy at the Back of the Class

by | 3 Mar 2024 | English, Geography, Swans, Trips

The Swans had an amazing time in Cambridge yesterday. The Boy At The Back Of The Class was incredible; the children loved it and it really did serve to embed all they had learnt about migration in their previous Geography/English topic. We also took time to look at the beautiful buildings around Cambridge – in […]


by | 2 Feb 2024 | English, Science, Swans

The Swans have been writing reports about Owls in English this term. To enhance their learning, we have been dissecting owl pellets! There were some interesting discoveries!  

Still Life Images

by | 2 Feb 2024 | Art & Design, Swans

In art, The Swans have been using oil pastels to create Still Life images. They worked hard on building up the layers to deepen the tone of their work as well as blending colours together to create depth and tone.

Charles Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection

by | 1 Jan 2024 | Science, Swans

The Swans have been learning about Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution by Natural Selection. Using different sized tweezers and tongs and a variety of seeds, they had to work out which finch lived on which island. They learnt that the smaller finches with the small beaks fed on small seeds and the ones with […]

Still Life in Swans

by | 1 Jan 2024 | Art & Design, Swans

The Swans have begun their drawing unit: Still Life.  This week we were drawing using charcoals. We looked at how shading can create depth to a drawing as well as proportion and space.  They used white chalk to show the light reflecting off their object. Their work was extremely impressive!

Young Voices 2024

by | 1 Jan 2024 | Extracurricular, Music, News, Owls, Swans, Visits

On Friday 19th January, 20 children from Owls and Swans joined nearly 8,000 children from around the country, at the O2 arena, to take part in the Young Voices concert. The children performed with professional artists, including Urban Strides, Natalie Williams and Nandi Bushell. The children behaved wonderfully, performed flawlessly and were a real credit […]

Wooden Reindeers!

by | 1 Jan 2024 | Design Technology, Forest Schools, Swans

The Swans had a great afternoon outside making their reindeers. They also learned how to strike sparks to create fire. Thank you Mrs Martin for all your help.

Christmas Tree Festival

by | 12 Dec 2023 | Community, Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

All the children helped to make a Stratford St Mary Primary School Christmas Tree for the Church’s Christmas Tree Festival. The children created a bauble to decorate the tree and drew a memory from a past Christmas. They also made two green handprints to create the Christmas tree. Miss Cousins put the Christmas tree together […]

Five Gifts for Christmas

by | 12 Dec 2023 | Community, Fundraising, Kingfishers, News, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

This term, the children have been talking about kindness, thoughtfulness, sharing, respect and caring and how these values can become an important part of our daily lives.  As a school, we decided to try and spread kindness towards others and asked for some donations for the five gifts of Christmas Appeal.  The children were sent […]

The Boy who Harnessed the Wind

by | 12 Dec 2023 | News, Science, Swans

The Swans have been learning about William Kamkambura and how he harnessed the wind to create electricity for his village in Malawi. They were then set the challenge to create a windmill that could lift a small bucket of marbles! The classroom was full of excitement as they watched their windmills in action!