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Netherfield Primary School

Netherfield Primary School

School life

Staff at Netherfield Primary School work tirelessly to try and ensure a broad, balanced and positive learning experience for all children.

Each child is different and so each child enjoys a different aspect of school life.

Here children from different year groups share their favourite aspects of Netherfield Primary School and reveal the variety of learning experiences this term.

Isabel, Year 6 

Most recent:

School Trip: Carlton le Willows ‘What it’s like’ day
Extra-curricular activity: None
Science enquiry: Investigating whether hollow items float or sink
Book studied in English: The Great Sea Dragon Discovery – Pippa Goodheart
History topic: Evolution – Charles Darwin
Arts project: Sketching animals in detail using shadows and landscape artwork

Learning:
Favourite book:
The Girl of Ink and Stars

Recent learning highlight: Writing persuasive letters to the school governors about having a prom
The most interesting topic you’ve studied at school: Crime and Punishment topic in Year 5 because you investigated crime scenes and went to the Galleries of Justice
One of my favourite subjects: English because there is such a range of things you can cover e.g. persuasive writing, non-fiction, biographies
A favourite feature of the school: The love of reading. There’s a huge library and everyone encourages you to love reading

Jasmva, Year 5 

Most recent:

School Trip: Carlton le Willows to see School of Rock
Extra-curricular activity: Girls Football and Football Training
Science enquiry: Observing the changes of shadows over the course of the day
Book studied in English: Romulus and Remus
History topic: The Romans
Arts project: Vincent Van Gough

Learning:
Favourite book:
Being Miss Nobody – Tasmin Winter

Recent learning highlight: Sketching the terracotta army
The most interesting topic you’ve studied at school: Antarctica in Year 2
One of my favourite subjects: Art because I love drawing things
A favourite feature of the school: The Library because there’s three different libraries full of different books to read and there’s the libraries in classrooms too

Findley, Year 4 

Most recent:

School Trip: Cinema trip to see Calamity Jane
Extra-curricular activity: Maths games
Science enquiry: What is the best shape of an ear to hear sounds?
Book studied in English: A Bear Called Paddington – Michael Bond
History topic: The history of Netherfield 1800 – 1900
Arts project: Printing – linked to printing presses and Andy Warhol

Learning:
Favourite book:
Gangsta Granny – David Walliams

Recent learning highlight: What is the best shape of an ear to hear sounds? Science enquiry
The most interesting topic you have studied at school: Computing – learning how to copy and paste
One of my favourite subjects: Computing because you learn how to use computers properly
A favourite feature of the school: Dinner times because it makes me feel more mature and grown up

Lewis, Year 3

Most recent:

School Trip: Choir performance to the old people’s home
Extra-curricular activity: Badminton, Film Club, Maths games, Beavers, Football training and Table Tennis
Science enquiry: Investigating shadows and looking at how different objects change shadows depending on whether or not they are translucent or opaque
Book studied in English: What if? - Anthony Browne
History topic: Tudors vs The Windsors – Henry VIII
Arts project: Aboriginal artwork on Australia Day

Learning:
Favourite book:
Tom Gates

Recent learning highlight: Two-digit numbers divided by one-digit numbers
The most interesting topic you’ve studied at school: Adding eggs to different liquids and observing the changes over time
One of my favourite subjects: Maths because it’s all about solving problems and you use it every day to pay for things and tell the time
A favourite feature of the school: Miss Mulligan’s library because it’s quiet and it has good books

Tyler, Year 2 

Most recent:

School Trip: Choir performance at Charnwood Care Home
Extra-curricular activity: Choir
Science enquiry: The difference between dead, alive and never alive
Book studied in English: Where is Home Little Pip?
History topic: Captain Scott
Arts project: Simon Beck and Heather Hansen – Drawings in the snow using special snow shoes and charcoal drawings using your hands and feet

Learning:
Favourite book:
The Beast of Buckingham Palace

Recent learning highlight: Learning about Captain Scott and that he wanted to be the first explorer to reach Antarctica but someone beat him and passed away on the way back
The most stand-out/interesting/challenging topic you’ve studied at school: Learning about dead and alive
One of my favourite subjects: Reading because I like the books we have in school
A favourite feature of the school: The whole day!

Lila-Rose, Year 1 

Most recent:

School Trip: Trip to the Library
Extra-curricular activity: None
Science enquiry: Learning about the parts of animal’s bodies
Book studied in English: The Gingerbread Man
History topic: Toys of the past
Arts project: Steve Brown – Scottish animal paintings

Learning:
Favourite book:
Winnie the Witch books

Recent learning highlight: Maths – Addition and subtraction. I really like using the number lines to help
The most interesting topic you have studied at school: Handwriting because I find it really difficult
One of my favourite subjects: Writing because I like reading and when I read I have lots of ideas and then I can write about them!
A favourite feature of the school: The beginning of the day because Nev says hello to me and it makes me happy