Early Years Spring Term

Spring Term Topics and Learning

This term Early Years have been busy with our topics.

We started the term off with People that help us. We had many visitors, Police, Nurses, Physiotherapists and Mr Armoogum came to talk to the children about his job.

Many of our visitors were parents so I would like to thank them all for their time.

We also took a walk down to the Markyate Fire Station to see how it all works.

The topic for Spring 2 has been Take one book, we have chosen different books to work through with the children. Activities have been varied with each story. Books included What the Ladybird Heard, Georges Marvellous Medicine, Rhinos Don’t like Pancakes, The Way Back Home and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

The whole of Early Years then had a trip to Radlett Theatre to watch the show We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. The children all enjoyed the show and talked about their favourite thing about it. It seems getting wet was top of the list!


Egyptian Ignite – Year 4

Year 4  Topic on  Egyptians

We had a fabulous day on Wednesday learning about Mummification. The children created their own Mummies and then wrote detailed explanations about the process. Can you tell who our Mummies are?


Early Year World Book Day


We had a great time dressing up for world book day, many thanks to years 6 and year 4 who down to help with the celebration.


World Book Day 2017

Year 1/2 had a fantastic time celebrating World Book Day and learning about each others favourite books and characters.

A huge thank you to all the parents for the super costumes!

Aztec Day

On 16th January, Year 5 ‘ignited’ their Aztec topic.

We started the day by becoming Aztec warriors and lots of the children has their faces painted.



We also looked at the work of Picasso and how he used different techniques to create masks. The children created their own Aztec masks using pastels. Can you see the exaggerated features?


The highlight of our day was preparing dishes to eat. The class made salsa and guacamole. We then tasted these with tortillas and corn on the cob. Afterwards, we tasted chocolate with a high cocoa content and some that even included chilli! We finished the day with a lovely mug of hot chocolate!


We found out lots about our topic and wrote questions about things we would like to find out more about. The whole class are very excited about finding out more!

Maths Measuring

Year 5 have worked very hard this week during their measurement topic. We have been looking at length in particular. Although we have worked hard, we have had lots of fun!

We have worked outside, solved tricky problems, converted measurements, played tactical games with our learning partners and much more! Year 5 are now measuring experts!






Autumn fun!

img_2203 img_2210 img_2211 img_2224 img_2228Year 1 and 2 had a lovely afternoon break time playing with the deluge of Autumn leaves that appeared on our school playground over last week. We could have watched them playing all afternoon!

Year 1/2 Diwali Day

Year 1 celebrated Diwali this week with the help and resources of Mrs Mahammad. We learnt the story of Rama and Sita, drew Rangoli patterns, practised Mendhi hand designs, tried traditional food, dressed up in beautiful saris and made diva lantern holders. A fantastic start to the half term!img_2144 img_2145 img_2152 img_2155 img_2181

French information and new resource: Linguascope

Dear Parents

I’m pleased to announce that as a school we now have access to a wonderful language resource called Linguascope which I’m beginning to use in school.

If you would like your child to access this resource at home to consolidate their language learning please contact me for website and login details for the Linguascope website.

Year 3 topics

All about me, age, months of the year, birthdays, colours, pets, classroom instructions, numbers 1-20, school equipment

Year 4 topics

Autumn term- Where we live, describing houses, bedrooms, in town, at a café

Year 5 topics

Autumn term – Clothes and revision of colours, time, daily routine, household chores

Year 6 topics

Autumn term – Coastal features, research of French coastlines, activities at the coast, describe a coastal holiday in the past tense

Mrs Rhodes