Year 4

Barton Hall


Last week, years 4 and 5 were lucky enough to go on a two night residential to Barton Hall in Torquay. The sun was shining for us as we enjoyed 3 packed days of exciting activities including: archery, abseiling, zip wiring, survival skills, a giant swing, problem solving, canoeing and many more. We kept fully energised with three delicious hot meals a day and a good night’s sleep. All of the staff and instructors at Barton Hall were supportive and helpful, allowing us to practise our team work skills and encouraging us to be independent. We had a fantastic (and exhausting) time away!


Year Four Art

This school year we have been very busy during art sessions. The children have become used to making their own decisions about the best materials for the task so we often have paint, felts, shading pencils etc all being used during the lesson.

We have had fun finding out about different artists and working in their styles. Some artists turned out to be very interesting people when we researched them on the internet.

During the summer term we will be developing our dragon drawing skills. We also hope for some good weather as it would be lovely to get outside and paint. We can explore splattering the paint and soak up the atmosphere of working outside, just like JMW Turner and Yvonne Coomber.

Year 4 and 6 trip to the Warner Bros studios in Watford

In November, Years 4 and 6 travelled to Watford to visit the Warner Bros Studio to learn all about the making of the Harry Potter film series. Not only did we learn all about how the costumes and sets were built and created but we also had a go at flying broomsticks and walking across the famous Hogwarts bridge. We had a wand combat tutorial and learnt how to effectively fight against Deatheaters and enjoyed a couple of glasses of Butterbeer! We really enjoyed discovering all of the special effects secrets and finding out how they created some of the magical creatures for the films. We were especially lucky because everything was covered in snow, even the beautiful Hogwarts model at the end. We had a truly magical day at the studio!



As part of our science lessons, we have been learning about animals and their habitats. We have been exploring the school grounds and investigating the local wildlife. We went outside for our learning to find out what birds, insects and plants were around us.