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Blue Peter Badges

Blue PeterCongratulations to Esme in Team Discovery who has received a Blue Peter badge for writing an environmental poem!  

There are eight different Blue Peter Badges that you can earn.  If you are interested in earning yours, visit the following link for more details.




William Morris Wallpaper Designs!

After studying the life and work of William Morris, the children have incorporated a variety of drawing and shading techniques with the power of computing to create some amazing work in the artist's style. We used our classroom's model of a Victorian building to see how these designs would look in a Victorian dining room. As I'm sure you will agree, they look fantastic! Click on the image below to see some more of Team Endurance's William Morris designs.


White Hall: All the Photos!

I hope the children have all slept well after their week at White Hall on their residential! I have finally finished uploading all of the photos which I have linked for each day below. Enjoy looking through them at all the amazing fun and challenges that the children have had. They were a credit to you and to the school with their impeccable behaviour, team work and resilience! Well done, Year 6!

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For more opportunities for the children to engage with the White Hall centre, see their website for courses over the school holidays!


White Hall: The Final Day!

The action never slows down at White Hall with the children still pushing themselves hard to accomplish a variety of challenges right up to the last minute! They have achieved so much this week and grown in so many ways. We are very proud of their accomplishments and hope that the lessons learned about the importance of team work and their amazing levels of resilience stay with them.   



Click on the link above for some more photos from Friday at White Hall.

White Hall: Day 4

The children have had another wonderful day at White Hall! One group have ventured down Mouldridge Mine, exploring the tunnels completing some tough caving challenges with some tight squeezes. Another group has set off from Bugsworth Basin to travel down Peak Forest Canal taking in the sights of the tranquil surroundings. They then swapped canoes for harnesses to abseil down the 70ft viaduct at Miller's Dale; all in the beautiful sunshine! The children who stayed at the centre today took on the mighty Jabberwocky and the Twister- difficult mountain biking turns on the White Hall circuit. The children have had an amazing week but are also looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.   

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Click on the picture above for some more pictures from day 4 (More to be added tomorrow).

Day Three of White Hall

Greetings from day three of the Year 6 residential to the wonderful White Hall Centre! The children have been all over the Peak District today with one group rock scrambling and then exploring Lud's Church (a deep moss-covered cavern full of history and myths) and another group exploring the labyrinthine tunnels of Devonshire Caverns under Matlock Bath. There was some tight squeezes to weasel through but the children fought their fears and conquered the cave! Other groups stayed around the centre today making the most of the ropes course, the zip line, the indoor cave and the infamous 'Leap of Faith' whilst another group canoed down Peak Forest canal. What an action-packed day!

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Click on the image above for some more pictures from today's adventure!

White Hall Day One

What a cracking start to the week! The children have been brilliant, getting stuck into a variety of challenges in an action-packed day. Some children visited Miller's Dale to abseil down the 70ft viaduct; another group left the centre, travelling to the Goyt Valley to scramble up the stream from Fernilee reservoir to the remains of Errwood Hall. If that wasn't enough, other children have been mountain biking around the centre and tackling the challenging ropes courses. What a day!

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Click on the image above for more pictures from day one.

Achievement Assembly Winners

Well done to our award winners from Friday's achievement assembly! They are all very deserving winners who have either caught the headteacher's eye or have demonstrated excellence in Mathematics within their classes. Keep up the hard work! 

Award Winners

William Morris Inspired Crafts

Upper school have been learning about William Morris as part of their Victorian topic. William Morris believed in bringing beautifully crafted designs into the home and is famous for his intricate floral wallpaper. Here, Georgie from Team Endurance, proudly shows her William Morris inspired wallpaper design which incorporates designing, sketching and a little bit of digital wizardry to create this amazing repeating pattern. What a talented artist!


Practical Science

Team Equality have been learning about how simple machines such as levers can help to make jobs easier by harnessing mechanical advantage. Here, Tiana and Letty are demonstrating how, with the correct sized lever, they can lift three of their classmates! Letty even managed to lift her teacher all by herself!

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