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Year 5 & 6 Blog

Nice to be back and enjoying Forest Schools

Year 6 Sports Day

What we can see isn’t always the full picture. Often, particularly when we are findings things tricky or hard, we put on a brave face. 

When people ask us if we’re ok, we say ‘yes’ even if we don’t actually mean it. 

For this week’s art we have drawn objects that represent this idea. 

It’s important we talk about our feelings with people we trust. If you’re worried about anything or have something niggling away at you from the inside, choose today to share it with somebody that you trust.

In Forest Schools this week, we made dreamcatchers

Possibly our best ‘Great Stanton Bake Off’ week yet!


Making Periscopes at home

Despite having to stay at home, we’re still managing to continue with our science. This week, we’ve been experimenting using different materials to build bridges. 

Building Bridges

Using different methods to separate materials

Our trip to Eyam

Combining topic with science - investigating buboes and their impact on the population of England in the 1300’s

Derbyshire cricket coaches delivering high quality PE this term (whatever the weather!)

A big thank you to a member of our school community for donating hundreds of pine cones - the children have enjoyed turning them into Christmas trees. Merry Christmas!



In science this week the year 5s and 6s have been discussing the different factors which may affect the rate in which ice melts.  In their groups they planned and carried out different investigations and recorded their results. 

Forest School Rope Course


We all enjoyed showing off our mindfulness techniques to the yoga teacher, as well well taking part in the yoga class and learning new things.  Anyone who is interested in continuing with yoga, please contact school.

Rainforest Cafe

Thank you to all of the parents who turned up and supported our fundraiser. We raised enough money to buy an acre of rainforest! This will help to prevent some of the problems caused by deforestation.

Rainforest Cafe

Young Voices 2019

Forest School - Whittling

What a great afternoon for whittling!

Science - Heart Dissection

Sparta vs Athens!

Spartan and Athenian Helmets

The class busy making their helmets

Show and tell - don't look into Medusa's eyes!

Great to see the class engaging with show and tell

E - Safety at Rowsley

Last week the Junior children met at Rowsley school for an informative morning centered around e-safety.  The children spent their morning watching a theater production.  Three actors cleverly used the idea of entering the woods and meeting various creatures as a metaphor to get their message across.  After sitting and watching intently, the children then engaged with an interactive workshop.  It was pleasing to see them displaying great knowledge and understanding of the importance of keeping safe whilst using the internet and an awareness of what to do to keep safe.


We then enjoyed a lovely walk back up the hill - just in time for lunch!

Allotment Transformation Week 1

A very wet start to an exciting project.
We have plans to transform our allotment into an outdoor classroom that can be used by all our pupils - whether it's the reception children during Muddy Mondays, or the infant and junior children during their Forest Schools, Maths and English lessons.  If any parents are interested in helping us with this project, please contact Mr Figg.

Edale 2018

Stanton Moor Picnic

The year 5 and 6, along with the rest of the school and lots of parents, enjoyed a lovely picnic on Stanton Moor last Tuesday. 

Year 5 & 6 residential to Pembrokeshire

Sport Relief 2018

Working together to make tools during Forest Schools