Designing monsters workshop

We were incredibly fortunate to be able to welcome Zak Simmonds-Hurn, one of the illustrators of the hugely popular series of comic books The Phoenix, into Year 2 to lead a workshop on how to successfully draw a monster. The children will now be tasked to employ these skills to draw and design their own … Read more

Rousseau tigers

As part of our Art unit in Year 2, we have been looking at the work of the artist Henri Rousseau. As part of this work, we looked at how we can draw a tiger in his style while also designing a background of our own choice and style. The children first sketched their background … Read more

Volume and Capacity in Pine

Today in Maths we have been learning the difference between capacity and volume. We also experimented to find the capacity of different containers. We tried to make sure we carried out a fair experiment. We used the same small container to fill our different containers, counting how many capfuls it took. This was very wet … Read more

Science in Pine

We would like to share some photos of recent science work. We were investigating how different materials had been used to make things we could find around school. We thought about why that material had been used and made a note of everything we saw. We have also been enjoying Science week and had a … Read more

Hamerton Zoo Park

On the 5th of March 2024, Year 2 took a trip to Hamerton Zoo Park. We were so fortunate to be able to participate in a workshop led by the zoo’s education officer where we came up close with Monty the snake, Stevie the skunk and Nacho the armadillo and we learned some fascinating and … Read more


The children across Pine and Cedar classes finished their English units last week looking at instruction writing. In class, we read the book ‘Instructions’ by Neil Gaiman – a fantasy story made up of sentences that are largely command (or instruction) sentences. The children were tasked with creating maps for their own fantasy lands as … Read more

Pine are show ready!

Thank you to all of the adults who came to watch our Christmas performance of Nativity the Musical. We hope you all enjoyed it. You should be able to watch the video soon but in the meantime, here are some pre-show photos!

Decorations Day

We had a fantastic time creating decorations to put up around school. Thank you to our wonderful helpers who gave up their time to come and join us.