RE Certificates for Term 1

Classes have been working hard right across the school in RE during term 1.  Here are some of the ways that we have been learning.

Class teachers have nominated pupils who have shown super effort and enthusiasm throughout the term.  Congratulations to everyone who has earned a RE certificate for term 1!


Amber and Emerald talked about why God is important to Christians and drew their own representations of God.

Certificates: Olivia Igbineweka, Ana-Maria Gaman, Yara Mustafa, Ella Dipple, Gabriel Taylor, Leonidas Kotziamanis

Year 1

Jet and Moonstone started their learning by visiting the nature trail. They said that being outside made them happy because it is calm and there are lots of things to see and touch.  They made the link that God created the world and Christians are thankful to him for this.

Certificates: Kit Watson, Joseph Donoghue, Amiyah Jenner, Land Ali

Year 2

Peridot and Garnet have been learning about the good news Jesus brings through the stories of ‘The Prodigal Son’ and ‘Matthew the Tax Collector’.

Certificates: Alexsandr Bruzas, Sofia Darby, George Lock, Daisy Martin, Mohammed Sadullah ,Amalia Wells, Frankie Edwards, Callie Harper, Ioachim Gaman, Otto Gadd

Year 3

Amethyst and Jade have been exploring what a covenant is through the story of Noah. They made links to the promises made at wedding by acting out a wedding with the help of Fr Nick.

Certificates: Kitty Harris, James Coleman Cross, Navamanisha Nirmalan, Pearl Coram, Steven Leich


Year 4

Coral and Topaz have been making links between the story of Noah and how we live in school and the wider world.

Certificates: Lily-May McHenry, Soheil Samadi,  Fiona Mustafa, Rubi Carman-Smith, Jannah Mohammed, Lola Liddle, Emma Cooper, Rebecca Martin, Oasis Ncube, Betsey-Rose Selley, Scott Richards, Stacey Miller, Nikki Vitolina, Paula Brizga,  Erin Watson

Year 5

Pearl and Ruby used Godly Play to inspire them to think about how Christian beliefs about God being holy and loving can make a difference in the world today.   They created their own ‘Ten Best Ways’ for living.


Alice Darby, Thivya Thivakaran, Jaxon Cole, Tia-Louise Gannon, Matthew Rayner, Awlad Meraj, Amy Day, Laila Osmond

Year 6

Opal, Sapphire and Diamond explored ideas about whether Creation and Science are conflicting or complementary.

Certificates: Maddie Rosewell, Tommy Peters, Harry Malone, Reggie Rosewell, Leo Matassa, Summer McHenry, Chloe Ansell, Angel Ward, Briony Wright, Joel Zachariah, Vitalijs Sveds, Flori Harris, Libby Fairless, Robin Price, Rida Jaffari

Opal Class Computing at Hastings Museum

Opal Class have just had their first Computing lesson for this term at the museum.  The children made ‘Milo the Science Rover’ and programmed him to move, change the colour of his light and play music.  Most groups added a motion sensor and some even got as far as collaborating with another group to join their Milo Rovers together!  We can’t wait for next week’s lesson!

Opal Class Science TASC day

Our fantastic finish for Term 1 was to complete a Science TASC day, during which the children had to design and construct an environment that would keep a Venus fly trap alive!  Here are some of the children (and visiting parents) at the initial planning stages:

The children then chose their best design and made them:

Here are some of the finished designs:

After lunch, the children were asked to evaluate their design and then explain to children from other groups how their design works and their design choices.  Here are some photos of the children during the communicate stage of the TASC:

Here is one of the groups’ finished TASC wheels:

This design was the runner up for Opal class:

And here’s the winning design:

‘Forest School Fun’ Term 1

During term 1 groups from years 3 to 6 have enjoyed several ‘Forest School’ sessions. The children have been busy planting fruit bushes,learning how to light fires safely,whittling and using a bow saw.

They have also transferred their math knowledge that they have learnt in class. Partitioning using natural resources. The final session included toasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate.

But most of all they have just enjoyed playing in the mud and getting dirty!!

Empanadas and Guacamole

In their final Funky Foods lesson today the Year 6 children have made Baked Vegetable Empanadas and Guacamole. They used a variety of skills including – dicing, cutting, grating, mincing, mashing and juicing. Every child made their own Empanada by filling shortcrust pastry and shaping them, closing the edges by pinching to seal the pastry case.

Once they had cleaned the work area themselves, they were able to taste their creations and analyse the appearance, taste, texture and smell. They then thought about any changes and flavours they would like to try. Ideas varied from chicken curry to banana and nutella.

The recipes will be sent home with the children tomorrow.



Year 6 Funky Foods

Today in Funky Foods Opal class looked at the importance of eating a healthy breakfast. They were tasked with using an online supermarket website to search for – and budget – a breakfast plan to feed a family of four for 5 days. They were given £8 to complete their task and had to include a main (cereal/toast/eggs etc), a drink (juices/milk/water) and a piece of fruit or a yoghurt. They found the task interesting and were shocked at how difficult it can be to budget sensibly.

They then had the chance to measure and weigh a suggested portion of cereal and compare this to their usual amounts at home.

They are very excited for next lesson where they will be making vegetable empanadas and guacamole.