Roving Bookshop at DPS – November 2022

It was great to see all the children enjoying the range of texts available at the Roving Bookshop last week. Thanks to all the families who were able to make a purchase. The most important thing is getting children excited about books and reading. But it also helps generate commission, which this year we will […]

Y4 Science – Digestion

As part of our ‘Food for Thought’ learning journey, Y4 investigated the digestive systems of humans, cows and chickens, to understand how bodies and organs adapt to different diets. For humans, we re-enacted the journey of food from its entry into the body to its exit. We used various household objects to shwo this, including […]

Pre School Autumn 2 Week 4 Diwali

This week we have been learning about how Hindus celebrate Diwali. We did some drama on the story of Rama and Sita, made lanterns and used mehndi and rangoli patterns. We made some rangoli patterns using paint and numicon. The children are really getting into the story of Rama and Sita and wanted to re-tell […]

Y4 Tooth Decay Investigation

As part of our science learning about teeth, Y4 conducted an investigation to see which liquids (coke, diet coke, orange juice, milk, water) could have the most negative impact on our teeth. We used eggs as their shells are made of a similar material to our teeth, and observed changes over 48 hours. The results […]

Pre School Autumn 2 Week 3 Hedgehogs

This week we listened to the story ‘Any Room for me?’ where a man drops his glove and lots of animals make their home in his glove. We have been thinking about how we all have the right to a home and what kind of homes different animals have. We enjoyed making homes for hedgehogs […]

FS2 Winter Tidy Up!

This week the children and I decided it was time to have a good winter tidy up outside. This involved scrubbing and cleaning the area, and working as a team to put things away. The children then came up with their own ideas about what they would like the space to look like. Children drew […]

FS2 The Leaf Man

This week we shared the story ‘The Leaf Man’ by Lois Elhert. It was a magical story which swept us outside among the trees as we hunted for leaves on our own school grounds. Using an identification sheet to help us, we found Sycamore, Beech, Birch, Horse and Sweet Chestnut leaves and ivy. Some of […]

Y4 Natural Balms

Taking inspiration from stories of some of the people of the Amazon Rainforest, Y4 created a balm useful as a remedy for insect bites and stings from plantain (the grass not the fruit), olive oil and beeswax. We boiled the oil, then added the plantain and simmered for another 10 minutes, then we strained the […]

Firework and Bonfire fun

Today we looked at pictures and films of fireworks. The children then squirted water and paint onto paper to make their own fire work shapes and colours. In the afternoon we cooked sausages over the fire and chips over the fire YUM ! Happy Bonfire weekend everyone . We enjoyed chips and sausages over the […]