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Tuesday 26th March 2024.

Today we baked dough balls to complete our DT unit. We measured our ingredients out and chose our fillings. Most of us went for chocolate and marshmallows. We will taste and evaluate them later this afternoon, to see how successful we were!




Friday 8th March 2024 - World Book Day

In Pine Class, we had a lovely World Book Day. Our class book is 'SpaceBoy' by David Walliams. We engaged in activities linking to space and also shared some reading time with some children in Elm Class. 


Tuesday 18th July 2023

Fast and Fabulous Fairgrounds!

Pine Class have enjoyed designing and creating a fairground using circuits with a crumble controller. They designed their ride, built a mechanism and circuit with motors and lights, writing code to control the movement and lights of the fairground ride. The children enjoyed showing their projects to families at our Open Evening. Fantastic work!




Tuesday 23rd May 2023

Trip to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich


Thursday 18th May 2023

Visit from Rev Peter Waddell

Thank you to Rev Peter Waddell for coming to talk to Pine class about being a vicar and some of the responsibilities that this involves. The children had a range of interesting and thought provoking questions. 


Friday 5th May 2023

Celebrating the King's Coronation



Monday 27th March 2023

Trip to Royal Gunpowder Mills

Thursday 2nd March 2023

World Book Day

Pine Class enjoyed dressing up as book characters for the day to celebrate World Book Day! 

All the children were involved in creating our book door and window display based on a story by Dave Shelton called, 'The Book Case'. Well done Pine Class!


Friday 18th November 2022

Anti-Bullying Week

This week Pine Class have been taking part in Anti-Bullying Week with the theme of 'Reach Out'. We designed our own 'Reach Out School' with safe and happy spaces for children to learn and play. We talked about bullying scenarios and what we can do to help someone or who we would talk to if anything happened to us. All the children signed a pledge at the end of the week saying what we can do to 'Reach Out' and stop bullying. We also loved seeing everyone's odd socks! 




Monday 10th October 2022

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Pine class have been studying William Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. We have learnt about the characters, the plot and the themes of love, comedy and magic throughout the play. We then created fact files of the play which is displayed in our classroom. The children enjoyed acting out parts of the play and learning about all the mischief and mayhem that is created in the play!


Thursday 31st March 2022

Water Wheels

After 6 weeks of research, videos and designing, the children completed their amazing water wheel. Well done Pine. You all worked so hard on your models.


Thursday 3rd March 2022

World Book Day!

Wow, what a day! Every child looked amazing and embraced the day. The children took part in a range of activities, which involved our wonderfully talented author, Sarah Oliver.

One of the tasks was to write a biography of a famous person. Take a look at some of the examples below. They also got a chance to read, visit the school library and see year 3 all dressed up too. Thank to all parents for providing the costumes and celebrating this special day.











Thursday 24th February 2022

Healthy Choices

Pine have class have started their new PSHE unit, which is 'Healthy Me'. Today, we spoke about the negative affects smoking has on our bodies and how we can resist the pressure from others to make unhealthy choices. The children were given a set of questions about the affects and statistics linked to smoking.




Friday 11th February 2022

Potato Update!

We have been using our disciplinary knowledge in Science today, by observing our potatoes and seeing what changes have occurred. Here are some pictures of your scientists in action, observing that hair-like roots have grown, there are sprouts and shoots coming up, some mould has grown on the bottom of the roots and we think there might be some clones appearing!









Thursday 10th February 2022

Matisse Final Pieces

Pine have created some amazing final pieces for their Matisse art project. They have used a variety of shapes and colours top create their own art work, in the style of Henri Matisse. Wow!




Tuesday 8th February 2022

Internet Safety Day

Pine participated in Internet Safety Day. We talked about how to stay safe online and be respectful to others. All their ideas were collated onto a poster as each child wanted to "Play Their Part" in creating a better internet. Well done Pine!



Friday 4th February 2022

Extra PE!

Despite the initial weather, Pine class went out to enjoy an extra PE session today and we had a wonderful time! We learnt lots of skills to help us with sports, including how to do a chest pass properly and to receive shots from a different angle. Thank you so much to Mrs Coe for organising it. 





Thursday 3rd February 2022

"Drawing with Scissors"

Today, the children are preparing their cut outs, ready for arranging, on their A3 paper, next week. We are looking forward their final pieces! They look amazing so far.




Friday 28th January 2022

Spring 1: Potato Experiment

In Science this half term we have been looking at how different species reproduce. We have been learning about tubers and have created an experiment to try and clone potatoes. Here are few of the stages we have recorded so far:

Week 1



Week 2


Week 3



Thursday 20th January 2022

Colour collages and Henri Matisse research

Pine class have had a busy couple of weeks in Art. They have been creating colour collages using a range of materials and mediums. They have also been compiling facts and information on Henri Matisse to present in either a poster, word document, slideshow or fact file. We are looking forward to seeing their amazing presentations next week.





Thursday 15th December 2021

Automata animals using cam mechanisms

During D&T, Pine class design, created and used their modelling skills to make a moving animal model using a cam mechanism. Some animals moved in a linear motion and others moved in a rotary motion. Mrs Vassiliou is very proud of every model the children made. They all look amazing. Well done Pine!



Thursday 21st October 2021

Art Day 2021

Pine class have had an awesome day creating and perfecting their optical art skills and comic book doodles. They watched videos and participated in an exciting live zoom session, with James Parsons (comic artist), where they practised drawing a comic book cover and manga characters. Mrs Vassiliou was so proud of how Pine embraced the art techniques and the effort each child displayed throughout the day.

Please take a look at a sample of the work we produced.