Tupton Hall Junior Maths Challenge

Well done to our four Year 5 mathematicians who represented the school at this year’s Junior Maths Challenge hosted by Tupton Hall School.

They faced challenges such as solving mathematical acronyms and anagrams, building a structure, maths logic problems and a memory drawing task. They came first in the memory drawing test and also did well in the tower building challenge, gaining the second highest combined points score for weight bearing and height.

The children were able to let off steam in the Gym by taking part in some more active problem solving and were given the chance to work with children from the other schools. This fantastic, well organised, event was ably lead by Tupton Hall’s Sixth Form Student Ambassadors; we look forward to taking part in next year’s challenge.

Enterprise ‘Dragon’s Den’ Competition- Wed 26th June


The final of the Cluster School Dragon’s Den Competion is on Wednesday at Dunstan Innovation Centre. The children have shared their Enterprise ideas for the theme ‘Outdoor Environment’ and now three children will present the selected idea to the ‘Dragon’s Den’ panel at Dunstan Innovation Centre on Wednesday. The winning school will receive £250.

Well Dressed!

We managed to complete our contribution to the Brackenfield Well Dressings on schedule; it will be on show with the rest of the well dressings over this Bank Holiday weekend. It’s been hard work but we’re sure you’ll agree it was worth it! For the first time the boards were put together in school which meant the children could see the board develop over the week from start to finish. As always, they were involved in all stages of its design from the initial drawings, assisted by Anne Robson, through to adding the variety of natural materials needed to complete the well dressing.

Visit our well dressing page to find out how we make our well dressings and for pictures of our earlier ones.

Well Dressing Materials Wanted

During next week we will be putting together our contribution to the Brackenfield Well Dressings, “The Parting of the Red Sea”. We need natural materials:

Well Dressing Materials Wanted

Fresh materials such as flowers are added last and should be brought in from next Wednesday.

Pictures of our well dressings from previous years can be seen on the web site’s well dressing page.

Easter Egg Competition

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The children were challenged to design and make an egg scene and/or person. The competition was judged by our Chair of Governors, Mrs Gill, and Easter egg prizes were awarded for the best ideas in each class. The Winners were as follows:

Class 1
1st – One DirEGGtion
Runners up – Magic Tomb and Glen the Goldfish

Class 2
1st – Neil Egg-Strong
Runners up – Captain Eggman and Horrid Henry

Class 3
1st – Egg-lection of Pope Fran-chick!
Runners up – The Very Greedy Spider and Easter Chicks

Easter egg competition

Easter egg competition – deadline Thursday 28th March

Over the next few weeks at home – design and make an egg scene/person eg Prince William and Katie, clown, story character? It’s upto you! Maybe you can come up with an amusing name for your design. Be as creative and imaginative as you like but completed items no bigger than a shoe box please.

Please do not bring in your designs until Wednesday 27th or Thursday 28th March and make sure your name is on but not where the judges will see it. Easter egg prizes will be presented for the best ideas in each class.

Nativity – Derbyshire Times

A photographer from The Derbyshire Times visited on Friday 14th December and took photographs and a video of some of the Nativity performance – ‘The Magical Christmas Jigsaw’. Watch out for editions of the newspaper for the photos and there will be a link on the Derbyshire Times website to the clip.

Update: Our nativity photo is in the 20th December edition of The Derbyshire Times. The photo can be purchased from this link and the video can be viewed here.

Nativity Backdrop

We also have some school photos taken prior to the performance.  If you would like to purchase prints of your child please call at the office to view the proofs. Prints cost 40p