Black History Week in Year 3

October 30, 2014

Year 3 were busy researching their very own black scientists and inventors for Black History Month. In preparation, homework was set: “Black History Week starts next week at Barn Croft. Our theme is “Scientists and Inventors”. We would like the children to research Lonnie Johnson and Jane C. Wright. These are important people in their […]


Black History Week in Year 2

October 27, 2014

Over the past week Year 2 has been participating in lots of exciting activities for Black History Week! On Monday we were visited by the author of The Selfish Crocodile Faustin Charles. He told us some stories from Trinidad just like his mum used to tell him. He also read us his new book called […]


Black History Week

October 23, 2014

We have had a very uplifting week in Year 5. To celebrate Black History Week, the pupils have learned about Gospel music and are going to perform at the assembly.  They have worked extremely hard, and again, they have surpassed all my expectations. We have experienced playing steel pans, had music workshops, met a story […]


Ancient Architecture

October 17, 2014

Having drafted and designed models of the Parthenon, this week, Year 6 finally got their hands messy and embarked on the first task: the columns. They worked in teams to agree on the height and diameter of their columns and the quantity they would need. Following this, they set to work with mod-roc. Some people […]


Learning new skills.

October 17, 2014

Our class had the opportunity this week to learn a new skill. We have been creating a block design with an American theme, to print art in the style of Andy Warhol. Some of the pupils found the cutting part quite strenuous, but I am proud to say that all pupils succeeded.  Next week we […]


Musical interlude

October 13, 2014

Year 5 are currently learning to play a variety of tunes on the Glockenspiel. Mr Turner has set his heart on the entire class learning to play the Star Spangled Banner.  They have realised that practice really does make perfect and their self confidence in playing music is really improving.  


Year 3 class assembly

October 13, 2014

Last Thursday, Year 3 performed  their class assembly for the whole school. It was an excellent and fitting way to close off all the fabulous topic work that has been happening since the start of the new academic year. From the layers of the earth to deadly volcanic eruptions; Pompeii to the Pacific Ocean, the children have been relentlessly researching around “What makes the Earth angry?” […]


In at the deep end

October 12, 2014

For the last two weeks, Year 6 have spent every afternoon enjoying themselves at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park, Stratford. This was a wonderful opportunity for them to learn to swim in intensive lessons which meant they were able to make quick progress whether it was overcoming a fear of water going up […]


Our Trip to the Tower

October 10, 2014

This week Year Two went on a trip to the Tower of London as part of our topic work on London. We had to take a bus and two underground trains to get there and we were VERY excited! When we arrived we met Princess Joan who taught us all about how the Tower was […]


The sun, the Moon, Earth and …. America?

October 8, 2014

This week we created working models to show how the Moon orbits around the Earth which in turn orbits the Sun. We also created artwork to support our American themed topic which you can see on our geography display in the main corridor.