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Autumn Term Updates

10.10.16 - 14.10.16

We’ve had such a busy couple of weeks that we’ll definitely need half term to recharge our batteries!

We spent last Thursday afternoon at Quarrydale Academy for a multi-skills event which the children were very excited about and enjoyed immensely. We had some sporting activities outdoors as well as indoors and these were led by Quarrydale’s brilliant Young Sports Leaders. There was a lot of competition between groups and schools but, as usual, the Determined Duchesses lived up to their name and showed great team spirit and determination. As their teacher, I was so very proud of their attitude and their behaviour.


We’ve been really busy with our Science topic and have enjoyed experimenting with circuits. I know the children are excited to continue with this too. We have also been enjoying our new muga on the field, making the most of the space for our P.E sessions. On the subject of P.E, Determined Duchesses will be starting swimming on 5th December. Please look out for the letter to follow.

12.9.16 - 16.9.16

Hello and welcome to Determined Duchesses. We’ve had our first full week back and we’re settling nicely into our new class. It looks a little different than before with a slightly different layout to give us a little more room. We have the smallest classroom in KS2 so this is a good very good thing! 

We have started the new year with a new topic in history and science. Our history topic for this term is the Victorians, which some children have already done a little research for and so have some interesting facts to share.

Our science topic for this term is Electricity which works well with our Victorians topic, with the invention of so many things during that era.

There has been a lot going on this week with new classes and new setting groups for maths and spelling as well as the Year 4s taking an initial Star Reading test to start the new Accelerated Reading program.

We are all ready and eager to continue our great start to the year and make this a fun-filled year of learning!


Mrs Dubowski