Following an intense few weeks of revision and exams, Year 6 have been investigating 3D shapes in Mathematics. Always up for a challenge, the pupils have been busy forming polyhedrons from 2D nets. Some of our convoluted creations include: a truncated icosahedron, a small stellated dodecahedron and the seventh stellation of the icosahedron!
Year 2 have been really busy this week. In Maths they have enjoyed creating their own tally charts and pictograms to find out everything from favourite ice cream flavours to the more bizarre favourite types of slime or sharks! In topic they have been designing and creating their very own London landmarks. We look forward […]
KS1 have been busy creating skylines in the style of Claude Monet this week. They studied his paintings carefully, looking closely at the way in which Monet paints, before attempting to use a similar dab and dash technique in their own paintings. We have been reallyimpressed with the results – what amazing artists!
The first gala of the year saw us compete against Richmond House. Richmond House got off with a strong start in the Backstroke races, however great performances were shown from Ishaan and Dominic. Breaststroke was a much stronger stroke for Moorlands and saw Max (U8) and Oliver. N (U11) both winning their races whilst James. […]
Year 5 and 6 have been busy in the fiction section of the school library, organising books and generally making the space more attractive as well as discovering some new authors and genres. We are particularly impressed with Mrs Parton’s sewing skills and the colourful bunting which has appeared!
On Tuesday 8th January, a group of KS2 pupils, Mrs Wheelhouse and Miss Atkinson, travelled to Sheffield Arena to join the Young Voices choir. This year, there was 4,442 children who had all been practising hard to learn the songs and dances in their own schools before coming together as one choir on the day. […]
It would be very much appreciated if parents could support our KS1 Lego and Board Games clubs next term by donating any unwanted items to school. Many thanks.
KS1 had a wonderfully festive time at Thwaite Mills exploring Christmas customs from the past and what life would have been like at Christmas for rich and poor Victorian children. The children worked excellently as a team to make their own traditional lemonade and made fast work of the tasting session! Lots of children showed […]
A big thank you to Oliver in Year 6 and Tiggy in Year 5 for coming to talk to Reception about Hanukkah last week. Reception learnt lots about this festival of light and they even had a go at writing Hebrew letters. They taught them how to play a game with a dreidel and all the […]
Year 4 have begun a very exciting project in DT – to build a model based on the Temple of Kukulcan, the step-pyramid that dominates the centre of the Chichen Itza archaeological site in the Mexican state of Yucatán. The children have learnt about various buildings and their uses in the ancient Mayaan city. Year […]
Last week, Year 3 and 4 were learning about the digestive system in Science. They carried out an experiment to show how food starts in your mouth and how it ends up leaving your body as waste! Firstly, they put crackers and a banana into a bag (the stomach) with orange juice (acid produced by […]
Thank you from the MSA to all those who have supported the Samaritans Purse Shoe Box Project this year. We have collected a fantastic 58 boxes full of gifts to be sent to children across the globe. Each of these will bring some joy and happiness to those in need at Christmas time.
Last week, the Moorland’s pupils collectively presented their work on war and the hope for peace in the future during the Remembrance Service. Whilst providing an opportunity for children, staff and families to come together in respect of those who have fallen during active service for their country, the service also allowed the pupils to […]
Reception have been using coloured rice to make some beautiful Rangoli patterns in the woods. We have listened to the story of Rama and Sita and have been making Diva lamps. Next week, we are looking forward to learning about the festival of Hanukkah. Reception will have some special visitors from Year 5 and 6 […]
On Monday October 15th, Year 5 and 6 went on a trip to Eden Camp in North Yorkshire for the day. Eden Camp is a former prisoner of war camp from WWII, which has been turned into a museum. First, we looked at some facts about the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party. Soon […]
As we reach the end of the first half term, the new PSHCE curriculum is firmly embedded and a variety of topics have been openly discussed. The whole school has worked collectively on the Peace Project. Peace Charters have been drawn up after much discussion, pupils have signed their pledge to these and are striving […]