At the beginning of the week the Dinos had their very own art gallery, looking at each other’s printing pieces from last week. They wrote lovely comments on post it notes for the artist to read later. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsart #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
The Dinos have loved art week this week, learning all about different line drawing techniques and using different grades of pencil. They put their knowledge into using a viewfinder to really focus in on a particular part of a pice of art work, before turning their hand to creating landscapes. Next week they’ll be finishing off their colour versions so watch out for our final pieces. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsart #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
This week, Year One have been learning about herbivores, omnivores and carnivores. Once we learnt all about it, we created a feast for the birds that visit our school yard. It was a very messy job but we had lots of fun!
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Well done Harry xx💕
Year One Polar Bears had a great morning researching facts about alligators. They used a variety resources including; information texts, diagrams and factual videos. They blew me away with their fact finding skills.
Well done to all of the Polar Bears!
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Ann-Marie Sillitoe xx
We made bird feeders today in Year 1! We have have been looking at carnivores, omnivores and herbivores during our Go Wild topic this week and we thought we would make something for the animals to eat. This was a very smelly, messy job but we all had fun. #dcpstopic #dcpspanda ... See MoreSee Less
In Geography this week, Giraffes have been learning all about the continents of the world. We started the week with a Beat the Geographer quiz, and used our knowledge of the continents to match them to their shape. It was super tricky, but we are really confident now! #dcpscore #dcpsgiraffe #dcpstopic #dcpsgeography ... See MoreSee Less
In Reception we have been completing lots of tasks to try and get Miss Clark e’s pirate treasure back. We decided to make some pirate ships. First we had to test different materials to see which would be the best to be in water. We wet lots of different things and observed what happened as the water covered them. We even left some all day in special test tubes to see if they could cope with being in water for a long time. We used this knowledge to build our own pirate ships. Carefully adapting junk to create sea worthy vessels. Finally we took the ships outside to test them on the water. Most of our ships sailed and stayed upright, so we are virtually fully qualified ship engineers! #dcpseyfs #dcpsladybird #dcpsbutterfly #dcpsstem #dcpslotc #dcpsDT ... See MoreSee Less
Year 1 are going to be writing an information text all about alligators as their next piece of writing in English. Today we used our time to explore alligators using the internet and information leaflets. The children wrote all of their ideas down on big pieces of paper to share with the rest of the class. Fantastic work, Pandas. #dcpspanda #dcpsenglish #dcpsictforlearning ... See MoreSee Less
This afternoon the Dragons have had another art lesson! We practiced our new found knowledge of line techniques and used them to create a landscape. We used cross hatching, hatching, stippling and much more! Here is some of our amazing work. We really enjoyed this lesson! #dcpsdragon #dcpscore #dcpsart ... See MoreSee Less
Pat OneillSamantha NottJoseph NottJohn GallagherYvonne Butterfield xx
Big well done Thomas, what a star ⭐️ xx
Well done Thomas your a star xxx
The Whales have started a new Geography topic this week, learning all about the United Kingdom. The children have been using their geography skills to look at maps, find different cities and look at the features of our beautiful coastline #dcpscore #dcpswhale #dcpsgeography ... See MoreSee Less
Elephants are working so hard on their hot writes this morning. We have been looking adventure stories and thinking about our use of adjectives, speech and suspense to make our stories more exciting. I am looking forward to reading them! #dcpselephant #dcpsenglish #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
The Whales have been working so hard in their Social Action sessions with NUFC. We are now 3 weeks in and the children have come up with some amazing ideas for their community projects. They had to create a project idea, make a short presentation and show their groups so they could decide on a final project. The children have been amazing! #dcpswhale #dcpscore #dcpslifeskills ... See MoreSee Less
Another art week in Year 2! Our focus this week is line. We looked at three different pieces of artwork by Vincent Van Gogh and explored how he created them using different line techniques. We tried our own line techniques using different pencil grades. #dcpsdragon #dcpscore #dcpsart ... See MoreSee Less
In literacy this morning the Dragons looked at commas in a list. Before we competed our main activity we looked at some of our lovely reading books in the classroom and identified the commas and full stops. We found so many! There was a sneaky book with no full stops! #dcpsdragon #dcpsliteracy #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Some geography in Elephants today. We were looking at continents and trying to recognise them by their shape. We had a great lesson with beat the geographer and a lovely reminder of a continents song. We matched the continents to their correct name and then created a world map jigsaw. Brilliant work everyone. #dcpselephant #dcpsgeography #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Elephants had a go at their editing skills today. We were editing our innovated adventure stories, perfecting our skills ready for our hot write later this week. We thought really carefully about our punctuation, spelling and improving our vocabulary to make our work even more exciting. It was tricky, but we did a great job. #dcpselephant #dcpsenglish #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
It’s art week again for Year 2 and this week our focus is line. We have looked at three different pieces of artwork by Van Gogh and explored how he created them using different line techniques. We’ve tried out our own line techniques using different grades of pencil to see what difference they make. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsart #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
We are starting our new topic in maths this week, it is fractions! We had to see how many different ways we could share our ‘cake’ into 4 equal parts and cut them out. This was tricky and we had to concentrate! #dcpsdragon #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Today the Dinos are starting to look at fractions. We explored sharing “cakes” between 2 and 4 people, making sure each piece was equal. It’s trickier than you think #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to our Stars of the Week and our Dojo Winner of the week. We even had a Headteacher award for determination and resilience! What a brilliant week Elephants! Well done! #dcpselephant #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Well done kids 👏
Well done Harry 👏👏👏💕
Today in art the Dragons evaluated our final piece of work and displayed the final piece like an art gallery! We looked at each other’s work and wrote on a post it note what we liked about it. #dcpsdragon #dcpsart #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Love this 🥰 Henry Wilson
In the Dragon class it has been art week this week. We started the week by using the primary colours and mixing them together to make the secondary colours which we put on a colour wheel. We also focused on adding white to colours to make them lighter and adding black to colours to make them darker. This was all leading up to our final piece today, we had to create an abstract piece of art using unconventional objects instead of a paintbrush! We practiced earlier in the week mixing the colours and using the unusual objects in preparation for our final piece today. We are so proud of our work! #dcpsdragon #dcpscore #dcpsart ... See MoreSee Less
Today in the Dragons music lesson we practiced reading music and playing different tunes in our small groups at the same time. We had to use our concentration and listening skills. It helped if we listen to the other groups and counted the beats. Here we are in actions! #dcpsdragon #dcpscore #dcpsmusic ... See MoreSee Less
Our budding year 2 artists are creating their own abstract pieces of art work using different printing techniques. To make it trickier they only have the primary colours and white so they have to mix the other colours they want to use. Great fun (and Mrs Candlish is trying to overlook the mess!)
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Lilian Watson Susannah Williamson
We are teaching children to be ‘Emotionally Intelligent’. To be able to describe and talk about how they think and feel and how this can impact on our behaviour. These are some of things that we are doing in school to promote Emotional Intelligence. 🥰🌈 #dcpspshe #dcpsthrive ... See MoreSee Less
It’s been a particularly stressful year this year and we’ve all felt it at times. Here are some tips to help you manage stress. If we can learn to manage our stress well, our children will learn from us. 🥰🌈 #dcpspshe #dcpsthrive ... See MoreSee Less
Year 3 are using their investigative skills to become super sleuth journalists today. We are finding out facts about Earthquakes to support our newspaper article writing.
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Woohoo go Layla💖
Today the Dinos have had a go at editing a piece of text, correcting spelling mistakes and punctuation. It’s tricky stuff but we gave it a good go.
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Many children are spending more time online. They know how to be kind in person...but how can they show this online? Here are a few ideas. 🌈🥰 #dcpsictforlearning #dcpscomputing #dcpspshe #dcpsthrive ... See MoreSee Less
Over the past two weeks, Year 5 have been taking part in a Social Action Project with NUFC. We have been thinking of different ways that we can help our local community. For the rest of this half term, we will be planning our ideas and putting some of these into action. So far we have lots of fabulous ideas about how we can work together to help the community. #dcpsdolphin #dcpscore #dcpspe #dcpslifeskills ... See MoreSee Less
Year 5 had the tricky task of finding fractions of amounts in Maths this week. To help us, we played a game and had to find the perfect match! The children were amazing and worked so well together! #dcpswhale #dcpsdolphin #dcpscore #dcpsmath ... See MoreSee Less
Elephants had a fab session with Commando Joe’s this afternoon. They had to build shelters to protect them from the wind, rain and cold. They also had to make sure the whole team could sleep in it. They used their imagination and team work skills and created some fantastic shelters. #dcpselephant #dcpslifeskills #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
This afternoon the Dinos started their art week. We will be looking at printing techniques across the week, but for today we looked at the primary colours and how they can be mixed to make secondary colours. Then we used white and black to create tints and tones #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsart #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
It’s a little known fact that Miss Clarke used to be a pirate, before she became a teacher. She has been sharing her treasure with the children the last couple of weeks. The children in Reception were shocked to find that her twin pirate brother, and his Captain, have been in and stolen her treasure over the weekend! We have spent the day looking for clues and solving pirate tasks to try and win her treasure back! #dcpseyfs #dcpsladybird #dcpsbutterfly ... See MoreSee Less
Year One Polar Bears have had a great morning building a shelter to protect themselves from a storm. They had to work together to create a shelter which would sleep their whole team. They used their imagination, team work skills and communication.
Well done Polar Bears!
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Year 4 were starting their new maths unit today. We are looking at decimals. Today we were working with tenths and needed to use our fractions knowledge from the previous unit and our place value knowledge to help us with this. We did a great job matching fractions and their decimal equivalents! #dcpselephant #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsmaths #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Another fantastic Commando Joe’s lesson with the Year 1 Panda Class today. We used our team skills to create a shelter so we could survive a night in the jungle. We were expecting heavy rain so we had to have a roof on our shelters. The children used their imagination to find trees that they could attach their shelters to and I was very impressed with the results. A successful night sleep for all Pandas. Well done! #dcpspanda #dcpstopic #dcpspshe ... See MoreSee Less
Elephants have been learning all about Earth Day. We looked at our impact on the planet, thinking about what happens to our rubbish and how much energy we use. We took our learning outside to see the impact we have locally and talked about what we could do to protect our planet. We produced some fantastic posters showing what we have learned. #dcpselephant #dcpsstem #dcpsgeography #dcpslotc #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Friday! Your children have been amazing this week, as always! The weather is due to be sunny this weekend. If you do manage to get out and about, why not try one of these scavenger hunts? Have a lovely sun filled weekend and we’ll see you bright and early on Monday morning. 🥰🌈 ... See MoreSee Less
Nursery have had a fantastic week exploring the text cave baby as part of our dinosaur topic. We’ve had so much fun exploring the story and making different marks all week. #dcpscaterpillar #dcpsliteracy ... See MoreSee Less
Our Reception lovelies were amazing in NUFC this week. They practised their throwing and catching skills and even had a game of ‘defend the castle’ at the end. #dcpsEYFS #dcpsladybird #dcpsbutterfly #dcpsPE ... See MoreSee Less
Today the Dinos wrote a diary entry about their mystery book, describing how Cementland has transformed from a dull and lifeless place into a world of dazzling colour. We used our 5 senses to describe what it would be like for him. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsenglish #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Year 3 have been looking at the difference between facts and opinions and learning about the importance of using facts when writing a newspaper article.
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The Dragons had their second music lesson! We have been practising how to read music and have really improved since last week. They had to read the music as they played, it was so much fun! #dcpsdragon #dcpsmusic #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
The Dragons went outside in our geography lesson and carried out some fieldwork, looking at human and physical geographical features in our school environment. We used our observational skills to decide if the feature was human or physical! #dcpsdragon #dcpsheography #dcpscore #dcpslotc ... See MoreSee Less
Elephants have been absolutely amazing in STEM this week. Yesterday we investigated switches and their position in a circuit. We even had a go at making our own and they worked brilliantly! In the afternoon we discussed insulators and conductors. We conducted an experiment to find out which materials conduct electricity. Great team work again. #dcpselephant #dcpsstem #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Michelle-Louise Evans 💗💗💗