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.  

Art – Landscape Farm

by | 5 May 2024 | Art & Design, Kingfishers

This half term in art, the Year One children have been working on the unit of work – Landscapes using different Media – The Farm. The children thought about the question – Can we create details using controlled painting and other materials and objects? Today the children painted their cut out pictures from lesson one. […]

Painting in Woodpeckers

by | 5 May 2024 | Art & Design, Woodpeckers

This half term, in art, we have been looking at four different painters and their art styles; Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Jackson Pollock and Georgia O’Keefe and asking the question ‘Are all paintings created in the same way? This week we focussed on using watercolours and creating a piece in the style of Georgia O’Keefe.

History – Grains

by | 5 May 2024 | History, Kingfishers

The children became historians. The children continued focusing on the question – Would you have rather been a farmer in Stratford St Mary in the past or now? The children recapped over last week’s learning thinking about how jobs on the farm have changed over time. The children thought about the enquiry question – Have […]


by | 5 May 2024 | Kingfishers, PE

This half term the children have been learning how to play tennis. Each week the children have been building up their skills which have included catching, hand eye coordination and movement. This has enabled the children to put the skills altogether to play tennis. Well done Kingfishers.

Art – Observational Drawings

by | 5 May 2024 | Art & Design, Kingfishers

The children became ‘artists’ and continued with the unit of work – Drawing: Marvellous Marks. The children thought about the question – Can we mark make using pencils to create a simple observational drawing? The children drew their self portraits using a mirror to observe their features. They were then given a halved picture of […]

Typography Art

by | 5 May 2024 | Art & Design

In art, the children have been looking at the work of the multi-disciplinary artist Freyja Crow. They tried to create portraits and using a strong sense of line, then experimented with different styles of typography.    

Chalk Mark Making

by | 5 May 2024 | Art & Design, Kingfishers

The children became ‘artists’ and continued with the unit of work – Drawing: Marvellous Marks. The children thought about the question – Can we explore making marks with chalk? The children were given time to feel the chalk and comment on what they noticed. Mrs Clark told the children they were going to mark make […]

Schools’ Farm and Country Show

by | 5 May 2024 | Eco School, Forest Schools, Owls, Science, Trips, Woodpeckers

On Wednesday 17th April, Years 3, 4 and 5 attended the Schools’ Farm and Country Show at Trinity Park in Ipswich. The children were able to take part in lots of different activities looking at all aspects of farming, growing and food production. First we looked at how willow is used to make cricket bats. […]

Immersion Morning – Farming

by | 4 Apr 2024 | Art & Design, Kingfishers

The children in Kingfishers Class began exploring their new topic for this half term. The children received a letter from Farmer MacDonald asking for the children’s help. Farmer MacDonald had woken up to find his animals had disappeared. The children went for a hunt around the classroom looking for the missing animals. They found the […]

Planting Seed Potatoes

by | 3 Mar 2024 | Kingfishers, Science

The children helped to fill the planters with soil and planted the seed potatoes. Some of the children wrote a label for the potatoes that we are growing. The potatoes we are growing are called Shannon and Casablanca. We talked about how the potatoes grow underground in the dark and if we see a shoot […]