Monday, 26 June 2017

Rounders competition at Diss High School

These days are a wonderful opportunity for our children to become more familiar with the High School and meet some of the people they may meet there- staff and children.

Today we took part in a rounders competition and here are our teams- sometimes sensible and sometimes (encouraged to be) silly!

And our winning team (one of 4 winning teams):

They were superb at supporting one another and discussing strategies- well done to all our children- you were wonderful.

Sports Day

Despite it being one of the hottest days of the year so far, everyone enjoyed their games in the morning. Years 5 and 6 did a great job organising their teams and helping the younger children.

We managed to find lots of shady places for the children when they were waiting for their turn, or even when they were doing the activities sometimes.

Everyone in Kestrel Class was a team leader- one of our 100 memorable events...

Thursday, 22 June 2017


Year 6 have just started an enterprise project. The programme aims to give pupils the real life experience of starting a new business. 'Make £5 Grow' was created by Virgin Money and has benefitted over 500 schools throughout the U.K.

Pupils are split into groups and use a business loan from Virgin Money (£20) to design and develop a product or service. They will work as a team to fully develop their ideas; put their ideas in front of a judging panel for approval; carry out market research and finally sell their product. Along the way, they will improve their teamwork and communication skills; produce spreadsheets and charts showing their predicted profit margins; respond to judges feedback and evaluate their results. Watch this space for more information about the dates of the sales. Let's hope we have a new Richard Branson amongst us!

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

DT structures

Kestrel Class are busy building structures.

Today Kestrel class started to build different types of structures. Using a variety of materials, we experimented with various ways of joining and bracing simple shapes. We discovered that accurate measuring and marking out were crucial to the joining of our structures. We also found out that to make our structures stable we needed to strengthen them with triangulation and horizontal bracing; this strengthening process reinforced our structures to make them much more rigid.

We have already researched many famous structures such as The Eiffel Tower and The Iron Bridge near Telford - we will use this research to design and create our own prototype structures in the following few weeks.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Hilltop Residential Day 3

 Day 3 action, the high ropes and 3D maze !


Wow !  The children really challenged themselves this morning.
Goodbye Hilltop !