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We were thrilled on Friday when our VIP for the week planned an autumnal art lesson. The weather was glorious so we hurried down to the park to find natural objects. We worked well in groups to scavenge for materials to use in our pictures. Using the field as our canvas, we created some fantastic works of art. 


Mighty Metals

What a fantastic day we had last Tuesday. First of all we went to the playground to explore friction. We tested different materials to see if they produced more or less friction by sliding on them.     We were surprised that the plastic bin liner made us go faster as it felt quite sticky.   Cardboard produced the least friction and really slowed us down. We also investigated different playground equipment to see which forces were being used.

After break we were set a task to design a companion for the Iron Man. We are going make a robot using recycled materials. We collected lots of ideas together and designed a robot thinking about the resources we will need. It needs to light up, be magnetic and move.

In the afternoon we went to the robot workshop. It was really tricky at first attaching all of the pieces but Kieron helped us and by the end of the lesson we had all built a robot which moved across the floor. It was amazing.

The best thing about today was the Robot Workshop


I enjoyed designing my robot.




We have had a brilliant week getting to know each other. What an amazing bunch of children. I am excited for a fantastic year ahead.


Please note that PE Days are Mondays and Thursdays, PE kit needs to be in School and Children must be able to remove their own earrings if they wear them.


The children were excited to bring their new reading books home on Friday. Children are kindly requested to read for 10 minutes a day and a note made in their reading records. We want to win a reward for a class for having the most independent readers.

Wednesday WOW!

Well, what on earth happened in school on Wednesday? There was a great mystery which unfolded as the day progressed. We had an emergency meeting to discuss the remains of a car which were found in the playground. Mr Bale found an important piece of evidence – a metal hand. It reminded us of the Iron Man story. After interviewing Mr Mortimer from the Pet Shop, the children discovered it was the remains of his car which was in the playground. We spent the morning examining evidence and discussing possible theories. In the afternoon, it was lovely to see so many parents in the hall for an assembly about our WOW day and to listen to our theories about what happened.

I can't wait for the next exciting part of our topic.


Main Contact

The name, postal address and telephone number of the school, and the name of a person to whom enquiries should be addressed is:

Mr Chris Hill,
Higham Ferrers Junior School,
Saffron Road,
Higham Ferrers,
Rushden, Northants.
NN10 8ED

Tel: 01933 312748
Fax: 01933 418703

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