Hull Active Schools Badminton Final

After finishing third in their qualifying tournament, our team of Y6 boys attended the Hull Active Schools timed badminton finals yesterday afternoon.

The competition was incredibly high and our boys have worked hard in practises between competitions. Eventually they finished seventh but had an excellent time regardless. They used this as an opportunity to improve and did a fantastic job of representing the school.

Well done boys!

(L-R): Oliver H, Ewan M, Harry N, Callum D & Harry M. 

Diary Entries

Miss Stainton’s class have been working really hard over the past few lessons creating diary entries from a character’s perspective. We have watched the BBC Christmas advert and used it to inspire our work. We have really got the hang of writing in an informal tone. Well done!

Aztec Gods!

We have been exploring the different Aztec gods within our topic lessons and have recently designed our own! We had to think carefully about what their powers would be and how the Aztec people could keep them happy. We then drew pictures and labelled them as we used our imagination to think about their appearance. Super work Miss Stainton’s class!

Y56 star pupils enjoy Rock-Up progress treat

On Thursday, 24 children spent their morning climbing at Rock-Up as a reward for their progress and commitment to work in this first term. All of these children have worked exceptionally hard across the board and really deserved a fantastic treat for their efforts.

Well done children we are very proud of you!

(a full photo book will be available to download soon!)

Ella on a challenging climb! 

Kiera on the maze wall. 

William finding this on easy! 

Our super stars! Keep working hard!

Christmas Craft ready for December 1st

Last Thursday our Y56s had a super afternoon of Christmas craft ready for the start of the festive season when they made advent calendars.

The children used a whole host of STEM and art skills to make these excellent calendars for someone at home to enjoy.

Well done children.


Build the School: first building session complete

This week some Y56 child took part in our first ever online Minecraft building activity. Children can now find numerous jobs and projects to complete by speaking to the ‘Mr. Morgan’ NPC (non player character). Seven children worked hard to continue the enormous project of building our school in Minecraft with steady progress made!

Continuing to lay the dining area’s beech floor. 

The last pieces of oak going down in the PE hall. 

Ewan work hard completing the stone circles on the playgrounds.

Martin building the exterior of the PE hall.

‘Mr. Morgan’ listing projects needing completing.

Our first ever in-game team photo

Clockwise: Ellie, Martin, Ewan, Kayden, Gerrard, Luca & Callum working hard on multiple projects. 

A fantastic afternoon of Badminton

Children in Y56 have been working very hard on their badminton skills lately in preparation for the Hull Active Schools timed badminton championships.

In this variation of the game, teams of five players (ranked 1-5) play one-on-one for two minutes until all players have had a turn, meaning games last 10 minutes. After this time, the team with with the highest aggregate score is the winner.

Our children all worked very hard all afternoon and continually improved, had fun and were incredibly supportive of each other. From 16 teams, our C team finished in 12th, our B team had some VERY close games and eventually finished 6th. However, our A team reached the semi-finals but lost to a very good Eastfield team (who went on to win the final). Our A team then went on to win the play off final, meaning they finished a fantastic third and qualify for the finals night on December 8th!

Well done children!

A Team (L-R): Harry N, Harry M, Callum D, Ewan M & Oliver H.

B Team (L-R): Ella L, Sienne L, Maisie M, Tommy J & Reanie H.

C Team (L-R): Ashleigh Clark, Talitha D, Lewis C, Melody T & Emily L.

A, B & C Teams having a fantastic time 

Y6 solve the ‘Rectangle Tangle’!

This week Year 6 have put their fractions knowledge to the test by trying to solve the tricky ‘Rectangle Tangle’ fractions problem.

Children used their conceptual understanding of fractions to figure out the different fractional parts. There were some fantastic problem solving methods used and interesting approaches. Well done children – your reasoning and solving skills are coming on nicely!

If you would like to try this tricky challenge, the visit this website: 

Trying Aztec food!

We were so excited this afternoon to try out some of the traditional Aztec foods which we have been learning about in our topic lessons! We had already researched what food the Aztecs used to eat and worked hard to design a delicious Aztec inspired menu. Today we got to try these foods and for most of us, it was the first time we had ever tasted them!

This is what we tried:

90% cocoa chocolate







Minecraft Education Underway

We are very excited to announce that Minecraft Education has started at Christopher Pickering!

Year 5/6 children will have the opportunity to develop their STEM skills through and educational version of the popular game.

Here is a sneak peak of our first project: building the school!

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