Year Group Blog

Year Six Scientists stop by Sartorius Stedim

Our Science project in collaboration with Biotech firm Sartorius Stedim culminated in a fantastic trip to their facilities this week. The children worked in collaboration, tackling hands-on challenges with great thoughtfulness and enthusiasm. Mrs Bullen-Smith has been telling everyone how …

Microbiology and Multiplication

Our scientific curiosity has been piqued this week as we designed our own investigations and measured carbon dioxide being released by yeast when it was fed in different ways. This was all in preparation for next week’s Science trip, organised …

Trees of Change

As part of our collaboration with the Cambridge Zero project, we spent a whole day creating artwork for a huge installation that will be created by the efforts of everyone across the school. Our theme is Trees: the insects within …

‘The rest is silence’

If we have learnt one thing this Shakespeare week, it is that lots of people die inĀ Hamlet. It has been hard work keeping up with the who’s who of murderers and spies, but we have managed it through …

Mountains, Mandarin and Martha

Year 6 started their new topic ‘Force Majeure’ and we began by exploring the forces at play beneath our feet everyday, the tectonic plates. After visiting Snowdonia national park, what better way to approach this than a study of mountains. …

New Polaris Mascot

Putting on a brave face

Why can’t things just be simple? I suppose I will have to put on a brave face for my little one. Best she remembers a smile, rather than the unbearable pain that lurks beneath.

Following some wonderful Musical and Dramatic …

Bombers and Fighters

Both Polaris and Fuji classes were lucky enough to experience their first trip of the year as they visited the Imperial War Museum at Duxford on Wednesday.

We explored each hangar and took part in a documentary challenge to find …

Dramatic Evacuations

Confusion. Devastation. Moments of excitement, even.

What sort of emotional ups-and-downs did evacuees experience during World War 2? This is just one of the questions that we have explored through dramatic role play this week. In fact, we have been …

Polaris Illuminates

It’s been a sparkling start to the new school year as Year 6 children began their learning. We’ve started to look at our topic ‘To Victory?’ which will centre around World War 2. Children have been using the Learning Street …