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Year 6 are electrically charged!

Year 6 treated the rest of the Prep School and some of their own family members to an excellent, entertaining  assembly this morning. With fun, practical demonstrations they explained what they have been learning about electrical circuits, hovercrafts and the Micro:Bits we reported on a couple of weeks ago here.  Whose wheeled light box would survive the rigorous ramp test? And who blew hard enough to get their hovercrafts off the table, even though the motors haven’t been installed yet?

Well done, Year 6 – and a big thank you to the parents and grandparents who joined us in the Prep Hall, too – we hope you enjoyed it!

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Put your pencils away, Years 3 and 4!

Years 3 and 4 worked very hard this term in DT on their ‘pencil cases’ topic – and look at the brilliant results! They each sewed their own cases, complete with initials, zips, poppers and buttons. Mrs Sinclair said, “I am really impressed with how the children’s sewing skills have progressed throughout the term – now they are looking forward to trying out their new pencil cases!”






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Birds will be nesting in style…thanks to Year 7!

Year 7 have been using a variety of workshop and woodworking techniques to build bird boxes to their own designs. Here they are working on them yesterday: we hope to feature the boxes again when they are finished and painted ready for some feathered friends to move in!

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Birds of a feather can nest in style…thanks to Year 7!

Last half term,  Year 7  used a variety of workshop and woodworking techniques to build bird boxes to their own designs. Here they are as works in progress: we hope to feature the finished articles soon, too!


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Flying and racing in the DT room

During their science lessons last term, Year 6 learnt about the application of electrical circuits.

To help put their theory into practice they each built a hovercraft and a go-kart chassis in the Design & Technology room.Year-6-DTYear-6-DT2 Year-6-DT3