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Year 3 + 4 – Ammonite Printing Art

Feb 13, 2020

As part of our Rocks, Relics and Rumbles Creativity topic, we have been looking at the fossilisation process and how ammonite fossils are formed in particular.   We carefully sketched our ammonites from observing photographs and real life examples.  We then shaded them using pencil and used cross hatching in pen to give them 3D…

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Year 3 + 4 – Soil Investigation

Feb 4, 2020

As part of our Rocks, Relics and Rumbles topic, we have been studying how the Earth is formed.  After identifying the layers of the Earth (Crust, Mantle, Outer Core and Inner Core), and the types of rocks that can be found around our planet, we began to think about what the ground around us is…

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BPS – Year 3 + 4 (Sapphire Class) Newsletter (Spring Term)

Jan 6, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians   Welcome back – I hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas Break!  Many thanks for all your kind gifts – I will still probably be finishing them come Easter.   Please find attached, a copy of our Year 3 + 4 Class Newsletter for the forthcoming term.  We will be learning…

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BPS Year 3 + 4 (Sapphire Class) – Lea Green Visit (03.12.2019)

Dec 3, 2019

Sapphire Class have taken part in an exciting outdoor adventure day at Lea Green Centre, in Matlock.   Building massive woodland dens using items from the forest, and problem solving to make our way around the assault course, we had great fun in the mud!  We also enjoyed toasting delicious marsh mellows around the campfire.…

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Year 3 + 4 – Roman Shields

Nov 18, 2019

In Year 3 + 4, as part of our Creativity Topic: “I Am Warrior”, we have been looking at Roman Shields and the symbolism behind them.  Although they were used in battle, the shields were painted red to represent Mars, the Roman God of War.  Lightning bolts represented Jupiter, the King of the Gods, and…

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Children In Need Day

Nov 15, 2019

Sapphire Class have had a fabulous time today fundraising for BBC Children In Need. We came dressed in non-uniform and created an amazing ‘Penny Pudsey’ with the money we had donated.  Well done everyone!  

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Year 3 + 4 Dodgeball Tournament (14.11.2019)

Nov 14, 2019

Year 3 + 4 were invited to play in a Dodgeball Tournament at Bakewell Junior School.  Working as a team to compete for the “Honesty” value trophy, we used our throwing and movement skills to successfully ‘dodge’ our opponents from other schools within the Lady Manners cluster.  It was great fun!   One of our…

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Year 3 + 4 – Experience Church Event

Nov 8, 2019

Year 3 + 4 have spent an afternoon in St. John’s Church, learning about different aspects of this historic building.  As well as learning more about our local church, during our visit we created our own stain-glass windows, and even tried Communion.   Many thanks to Reverend Simon, and his volunteers, for making our visit…

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Sapphire Class Creativity Overview – Autumn Term (2)

Nov 4, 2019

Please find attached a copy of the Sapphire Class (Year 3 + 4) Creativity Overview for the forthcoming half term.   Regards   Mr Downings   Creativity (I Am Warrior) – Parent Document

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