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Today the children were able to join a live Q&A session with Helen Sharman. Helen Patricia Sharman, CMG, OBE, HonFRSC is a British chemist and cosmonaut who became the first British person, first Western European woman and first privately funded woman in space, as well as the first woman to visit the Mir space station, in May 1991. The children made notes about the questions schools had asked from all around the world. We learnt lots from Helen Sharman including food in space, favourite things to do in space and even how to go to the toilet.

Ione Parkin. In class this week, we have been exploring the artist we are going to be using as our inspiration for a planetary surface, multi media piece. The children did some research about who she is, the type of art she creates and how her pieces are made. Some children recreated her pieces of art, using a range of mediums.

Tag Rugby today! Some great action shots taken, weaving between opponents and changing direction to make space.

Well done Dylan, the first child in Tereshkova class to read 10 books recorded on our reading record display!

This week in maths, we have been exploring the concept of perimeter and area. We used a website ( to help the children understand the difference between area and perimeter. We then measured the classroom and made models using multi link to represent this

In PSHE this week, we started to explore relationship webs and how we are connected to the people around us. We passed string around to connect us to our peers based on specific details about ourselves e.g. parents/carers, number of dogs or favourite things to do

Tereshkova forest schools (Session 1)

The children have really enjoyed exploring our new computing unit about databases. The children have been learning about what a database is and it’s key features. The children have explored databases about animals and countries this week and ordered the databases to answer some key questions. One child’s feedback was ‘This lesson was great- I hope we do another lesson like this soon’ ~Dylan (Tereshkova class)

Tereshkova enjoyed exploring maps. We spoke about the symbols on the map and how to use a key to understand what the symbols mean. We spoke about the area that the map showed and the local places they could find.

Tereshkova class self portraits. The children worked so hard on these and they have turned out brilliantly!!

Christmas card calendars to take home and share

Rust Investigation - An Observation Over Time

Autumn Term

100% Attendance. Well done!

Design and Technology

The children have started designing and planning their seasonal soup. We are going to be making soup next week. Here are the children trying different fruits and vegetables to see which they would like to put in their soup design.

Christmas week

The children had a brilliant and busy week singing, drumming and making crafts. Here are some photos of our work in progress and our final pieces.

(Star lanterns and pinecone gonks)

Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge. Brilliant day had by all and children represented the school beautifully. The children were able to learn a lot about the Egyptians to add to their growing knowledge.

Some amazing 3D Egyptian Maps have been created over half term. Well done to everyone!

Making emotion storms in bottles during RSHE. The children included cut straws, rice, food colouring and washing up liquid.

Karate Taster Session

Testing the strength of different paper types in science

Here are some examples of our own door poems we have been working on over the last two weeks

We have been learning a poem called ‘The Door’ by Miroslav Holub. Here are some pictures and a video of our work.


Still image for this video

Tereshkova Class produced some brilliant pieces on Valentina Tereshkova during Transition week, getting a real understanding of who our class is named after and her significance in the world