New Expedition – A Child Through Time

Well. Happy new year everybody. Of course, it doesn’t quite feel that we have reached ‘100% happiness’ just yet but I am hopeful that the spring of 2021 will be something more like normality for our country and community. Of course, the one constant positive throughout these difficult times are our children who continue to amaze and delight whether they are learning at home on in school. Indeed, the magnificent outcomes during last term’s expedition was a perfect illustration of both their artistic and literary talents and an overview of that exhibition can be found on our phase website:

Our new expedition is entitled ‘A child through time’ and will catalogue children’s experiences in three key periods of British history: the Victorian era, World War 2 and the present. Here, we will aim to capture children’s experiences through the lens of 5 different categories: education, leisure, clothing, diet and home life. Already, coming to the end of our second week, we have had some quite amazing outcomes from our children both in and out of school. This was punctuated this week by a traditional Victorian Drill PE lesson that the children took part in where they engaged in some traditional exercises that were said to help improve children’s coordination, ability to follow instruction, core strength and disciple. I must say, there were one or two acts of insubordination amongst my subjects that were quickly extinguished with the threat of the cane!

Discipline. Discipline. Discipline.

Please see our new expedition website for further information:

As always, I thank you for all your support, particularly at this moment where we found our self in another national lockdown and look forward to welcoming all children back to school soon.

Mr Chadwick

Christmas box design

We have been busy designing our beautiful Christmas boxes for our delicious Christmas treats for key workers!

Trust the process!

We are fast approaching the end of our expedition of ‘The wonderful World of Bugs’! It has been an exciting learning journey where we have acquired a range of skills from learning how to add tone and light to a sketch to hatching techniques. We can’t wait to show you our beautiful final product.                                                                               

Critter Tasting!

This courageous bunch have been tasting an array of critters. There were a real mixture of reactions to the taste of mealworms, crickets, locusts and grasshoppers!

A Meaty Treat!

As part of our Wonderful World of Bugs Expedition, we have been immersing ourselves in every aspect of the topic.  Here, our children have been looking at what some countries are doing with regard to farming insects to replace traditional proteins, providing greater sustainability and having less of a negative environmental impact.  In light of this, we have been sampling a variety of critters including locusts, buffalo worms, crickets and mealworms and of course, critiquing each ‘delicacy’ with the trained eye of an experienced food critic. Delicious!

Crew Celebrations


Here’s the gang!. A quite brilliant effort from Ronnie who is this week’s superhero – he has really tried his best in every element of his learning.  Alas, we the turn to Evie and Evie.  The first has amassed a quite ridiculous 6661 coins on TT Rockstars over the last 7 days and the latter, has shown tremendous resilience and effort in dealing with a plethora of difficult math’s problems.  Well done to all and have a great weekend everybody.

This Week’s Crew Celebrations

Congratulations to all our winners…


Here’s another reason to celebrate. After much deliberation, Mrs Ball and Mrs Watters settled on Will for this week’s superhero: a very deserving winner…

Congratulations to Liam for becoming this week’s Crew Rock Star by amassing an impressive 17 574 coins over the last 7 days – awesome work!

Further congratulations is reserved for Lois who was voted (by her Crew) as this week’s Children’s Champion. Check out some of the comments below that were given as reasons by her peers. Very well done Lois.

And finally, here’s a trio of Special Mention’s (Toby, Elisha & Georgia) for some quite superb jottings during a math’s activity. Yes, I went a little overboard with the stamps and stickers but you would, wouldn’t you?

Messy Maths!

Mathematics all over the tables today! We have been learning a variety of different methods to calculate addition problems… and making lots of mess along the way!