Stone Age Pottery

December 12th, 2018

The Hawks wanted to make their own versions of pottery they had seen on their Stone Age trips this term. First, they collected pictures, information and resources to help them design their own pot which they sketched. Next, they learnt to use clay to make the desired shape before decorating them with ideas inspired by original pottery.


December 7th, 2018

Some of the Hawks performed Christmas Carols on their violins to get everyone in the Christmas Spirit. The performance was fantastic and they have been working very hard in their lessons.

Christmas Carols

Christmas Carols

Christmas Carols

Dunking Biscuits

November 26th, 2018

The Hawks have been learning to gather evidence in science. They really enjoyed investigating which biscuits were the best for dunking. Collaborating together, they used stopwatches to gather accurate evidence for the time it took for the biscuit to break. They found out that some biscuits were much better for dunking than others. I will make good use of their findings!

Choose Respect

November 14th, 2018

As part of  Anti-Bullying Week 2018, everyone has been learning more about our first school value, RESPECT. One of the activities was taiko drumming which involved everyone respecting each other to be able to perform together. Also, the equipment needed to be treated with respect so the skins were not damaged by being touched by hands.

We began with an assembly where the drums were introduced with a fantastic performance from Peter and Oliver. Later, the Hawks and Owls all got the opportunity to learn some drumming skills and the Owls performed to the rest of the school before lunch. The sound was incredible and demonstrated what can be achieved through respect and collaboration. A full gallery of pictures is on the school website.

Drumming Demonstration

Hawks Drumming

Owls Drumming

Football Festival

November 4th, 2018

Our Y3/4 football team took part in a football festival at Cirencester Football Club. They demonstrated excellent levels of collaboration as everyone played their part. As well as fabulous saves, there were great tackles, super passes and fantastic shots. They finished with 1 draw, 2 wins and a loss. Well done team!

Football Festival

Martial Arts

October 31st, 2018

One of the Hawks goes to a martial arts club outside of school and arranged for the rest of the class to have a taster session. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to have a go at a new sport and think about whether it was something they might want to continue in the future as part of their healthy lifestyle. A full gallery of pictures is on the school website.

New skills!

Great fun!


Stone Age Day

October 23rd, 2018

The Hawks had a really enjoyable day at Copsegrove Farm learning the skills that would have been required to live in the Stone Age and begin to understand the experiences of men, women and children. First, they foraged for food in the orchard and collected bagfuls of apples which they had to carry to their camp in the woods. Then they worked in groups to construct an Iron Age roundhouse, press the apples to make delicious apple juice and cook on an open fire using a whittled stick. Everyone had a fantastic day and were delighted with the finished house. The construction took all day but through fantastic collaboration skills where everyone had the opportunity to lead, they were able to produce a building that everyone was extremely proud of. A full gallery of pictures is on the school website.



Wattle and Daub


October 14th, 2018

The Hawks learnt how to ask questions that could lead to a fair test by experimenting with how volcanoes can cause tsunamis.

Bang! Splash!


October 14th, 2018

Liz came to visit school with Buddy to teach everyone about how to keep safe and who to talk to if they have worries.



October 5th, 2018

The Hawks made volcanoes and learnt about the variables that will affect what they were observing. They also had a lot of fun!


Changing the variable

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