A busy second week back in Y5/6!

Wow what a busy week we have had! Our children have been working hard, enjoying themselves and showing an excellent attitude to learning – well done!

Some of our children attended a Tigers Trust sporting event and were lucky enough to meet some Hull City players and have their photo taken with the Premier League Trophy! 

Our Y56 football team have qualified for the EFL Cup final after five wins and a draw at their qualifying event. Well done boys! 

There has been a lot of dancing this week – first with our new dance instructor at breakfast club and then with a Flex Dance taster day. 

In English, Y5 have been hot seating as Harry Potter! 

Sewing club has started again: this term children are making bookmarks. 

Who was Big Lil? Fishing WOW day!

Today our spring term kicked off with a WOW dress-up day. To kick start our topic, based around the question Who was ‘Big Lil’?, children came dressed up as trawlermen and fish wives.

Throughout the day they undertook a range of different craft activities: instead of gutting fish, Y5 were cutting fish, Mr Sutton’s class used their sewing skills to make hessian cod and Mr. Morgan’s class learnt about the story of ‘Dead Bod’ and created their own versions of this icon landmark.

This is a fantastic topic and our children and staff can’t wait to get started!

Our Deckies, Skippers, Spare Hands, Second Mates, Cooks & Bosuns.

Fishwives and Headscalf Revolutionaries

Y6 using cardboard, oil pastel and paint for their Dead Bods.

‘A Dead Bod’ – well done children! 

Y6 HET Gallery

This week was very exciting for some of our Y6 children. As part of our Trust-wide Y6 project this year, children from all 11 schools submitted artwork to be displayed in one of the gallery spaces in Princess Quay. The work can be seen Mon-Sat (9:30am-5:30pm) and Sunday (10am-4:30pm) all this week!

Today, the 16 children chosen to have their work displayed took a trip to the gallery to see their work professionally displayed. All of the work produced by other schools is fantastic as well – well done Y6

Our Peter Thorpe inspired paintings.

Admiring their own and other’s work.


Finding the time to sketch and relax within the gallery.

Woodland Project Part 2: First Planting

To was a very exciting and historic day for Christopher Pickering as we finally began to plant our woodland. The day started with some of our amazing parents coming down to help. They got to pant some trees with their children which was wonderful and very kindly stayed to help others. Then, throughout the day, children from Y6-Y1 all planted a tree in our woodland areas. Also planted was our orchard near the 5/6 MUGA and a new plantation of oak trees along the back of the field.

Many thanks to staff, parents and children for a lovely day. Special thanks to our Y6 helpers who worked with our Y1 children to help them plant their trees. A thank you Andy and Sarah for your guidance, expertise and patience in helping us with this project!

This is as far as we can progress this year but we will keep you updated over the coming months (and decades!)

Sarah briefing adults on planting techniques!

Our first tree, a Hawthorn, being planted.

Lexi and her sister Emily

Evie and her brother Charlie

Alfie and his sister Frankie

Indianna and her sister Lacie


Today our house captains attended an educational event organised by the charity Show Racism the Red card. The charity promotes the tacking of racism in society by engaging children with high profile sports like football.

This event was provided by Tigers Trust and supported by Hull City. Throughout the day, our Captains attended a number of workshops learning about racism and hate crimes. They also had a tour of the stadium and met City legend Dean Windass.

This was an excellent event and we hope that our House Captains can promote what they have learnt with the children of out school.

Charlie won himself some goodies for his hard work! 

Our captains meeting Deans after their press conference

Enjoying a tour of the stadium


Tigers Trust Seven a side Girl’s Football

This evening our girls football season got underway with the Tigers Trust girl’s seven a side competition.

This was the first time these girls had ever played with each other and they were excited to get on the pitch and give it a go! As this was the first outing for the team, our target was to improve a little each game.

Their first game was a narrow defeat to Neasden after a late towards the end of the game. Not a great start, but the girls remained positive and had several shots on target throughout the game.

Going into the second game against Spring Cottage A, the girl’s target was to score a goal, regardless of the finishing result. This second game saw some huge improvements and the girl’s not only got their goal but won the game 1-0 (thanks to some excellent defensive work from captain Emily L).

Going into the third game (Woodlands), the girls were really growing in confidence and played amazingly well. As well as organising in defence, Emily L attacked well, running the ball out of her own half a number of times and setting up Talitha D for several goals. The game eventually finished 5-0 to Christopher Pickering with Talitha scoring all 5 goals.

Going into their final game again Spring Cottage B, our girls were working brilliantly together and enjoying their football. The game finished 2-0 with a super goal coming from debutant Melody T. There was also some excellent midfield play from Leyla H. A special mention to keeper Tamzin who managed to concede only 1 goal all night!

These girls had a fantastic time and eventually finished second! Well done to all of the girls who attended and congratulations to Neasden for your well deserved win!

Thanks to Tigers Trust for organising and a huge well done girls!

Front: (L-R) C.L-S, Paris W.

Back: (L-R) Talitha D, Melody T, Emily L (c), Tamzin L, Leyla H.

Happy to receive their medals!

Woodland Project Part 1: Pre-planting

This morning saw the start of a new and exciting project to that children will work on over the next few years and hopefully decades: planting a forrest on our school field.

Working with the Woodland Trust and EYMS, we hope to plant a forest of 420 trees on our school field to create a forest school and, in the long term, alleviate flooding on the school field.

This project is a huge undertaking and something that will take years to accomplish. However, things got started today when Andy and Sarah came in to deliver some pre-planting sessions with our Y6 children. The children undertook some geography field work recording the different species of trees on the school grounds, their size and approximate age. They also learnt about seed dispersal and seasonal changes.

Andy delivering an outdoor session

Identifying tree species by their leaf types

Looking through our legs to measure the trees

Calculating the approximate age (Number of handspans X handspan (cm) divided by 2.5) 

Miniature Moonscapes

This afternoon Y56 have been creating miniature moonscapes as part of their space topic. After studying photographs and videos of the moons surface, children used clay to create their textured surfaces in a Petri dish. Whilst the clay dried of a little, children carefully made miniature American flags which where added once the children had carefully painted their moons.

The overall effect is brilliant, resulting in some excellent art work.

Alex with his miniature flag.


Rugby League Grand Finals

Tonight our boys rugby team attended the Hull Active Schools tag rugby Grand Final. Five other team across the city were there to battle it out in a series of tough games. The competitions started well for the boys with a win over St. Richards. However, a defeat to Spring Cottage saw the boys places in a 3rd/4th play off game with Eastfield which the boys unfortunately lost.

This was still a fantastic effort from our children who can count themselves amongst the top five teams in the City! Well done to the overall winners, Ing Primary, who beat Spring Cottage in a thrilling final.

Full results to follow (and Go Pro Footage!)

(L-R): Archie P, Louis C, Rhys CW, William G, Alex A, Alfie P, Jack F & Djay P.

Fencing Taster Day!

To continue widening our children’s experience of sport, today Y45&6 had a good at fencing with a coach from FITfence.

The day started with an assembly to introduce the sport, some rules and equipment. Then, throughout the day, all six classes had a full session getting to grips with this exciting and incredibly fun sport!