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 […]

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!  

Tilly the Tale Spinner

by | 12 Dec 2023 | English, Kingfishers, Visitors, Woodpeckers

On Thursday 14th December the children in Kingfishers and Woodpeckers class were very lucky as they had a story telling session with ‘Tilly the Tale Spinner’. ‘Tilly the Tale Spinner’ told the children lots of Christmas tales. The children interacted and participated in the story telling session. Well done everyone.

The Stolen Generation

by | 6 Jun 2023 | English, Geography, Swans

The Swans have been learning about ‘The Stolen Generation’. They wrote an explanation text about this; and one child was asked to read her work to the class. The standard of their writing has been exceptional. The children have learnt about the effects of colonisation on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who were […]

Seed Packets – Instructions

by | 3 Mar 2023 | English, Kingfishers

In English this half term,  the children have been focusing on instructions, thinking about how to plant a seed. The children were introduced to imperative (or bossy) verbs and that instructions should be short, clear and in the correct order. The children composed their own instructions independently. The children drew a picture on the front […]

We’re Going on a Dinosaur Hunt

by | 2 Feb 2023 | English, Kingfishers

This half term the Year One children have been creating their own book – We’re Going On A Dinosaur Hunt. The children created story maps and photographed their own scenes to help them recall their ideas. The children have written their own stories. The Reception children worked together to create their version of We’re Going […]

Thomas Clarkson Campaign

by | 1 Jan 2023 | English, History, Swans

The Swans have been learning about Thomas Clarkson and his campaign to abolish the Transatlantic Slave trade. They used their history skills and discussed why his chest was an important part of the campaign. They then created a role play based on the meetings Clarkson would have attended to present the contents of his chest. […]

Dinosaur Eggs ‘Left’ in School

by | 1 Jan 2023 | Computing, English, History, Kingfishers, Science

The children were very surprised when they found the window open, some dinosaur footprints on the table and a nest full of eggs. They were very excited about this discovery and became ‘explorers’ thinking about, and discussing the evidence they found. They came to the conclusion a dinosaur had been in the classroom!! The children […]

Books For Schools

by | 5 May 2022 | English, News, Parents, Reading

The children have been enjoying the new books they received from the ‘Books for Schools’ campaign in the Evening Star and East Anglian newspapers. Thank you again for collecting the tokens and supporting us.

Kingfishers’ Toy Museum

by | 3 Mar 2022 | English, History, Kingfishers, Parents

The children created their own toy museum. The children wrote descriptions about their toys, wrote labels and created posters which they displayed in their museum. The children became tour guides and showed their grown up around the ‘Kingfishers Toy Museum’. They told their grown up about their toy and showed them their writing and read […]

World Book Day 2022

by | 3 Mar 2022 | English, Kingfishers, School Events

The children celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as their favourite book character. The children were challenged to look for different things within a text or picture book, such as a bear, a witch and a frog. The children were asked to record which book they found the things in, the page number, and […]