Y4 Buddhism Visitor

This week Y4 were visited by Srivati from The Still Living Buddhist Centre in Walkley. She added to our learning so far about Buddhism, reminding us of the story of the Buddha, along with many aspects of the daily life of Buddhists. We finished with a non-denominational meditation session, that you can see from the […]

Y6 – D.T – Jerk Chicken with Rice and Peas

In D.T this half term, Year 6 have been cooking Jamaica’s national dish: jerk chicken with rice and peas. Children started by looking at the recipe for jerk chicken, sampling the various aromatics which go into the spice blend and crafting their own perfect marinade. With their spice blends chosen, children prepared traditional Jamaican rice […]

Year 4 – Hot Shot Basketball Champions!

A massive congratulations to the Year 4 Basketball team who won the recent Hotshots competition! After a series of competative groups stage games, we got through to the semi-final. And just managed to beat Bradway 4-2. That meant we were inthe final with Athelstan! It ended 4-4 at the end of normal time. So next […]

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 […]