Category Archives: Academic

Allotment

Lockers Park is full of hidden little gems – you have to look really carefully before you find them. One of these is the school allotment, a donation from a boy who was leaving, John Halsey and his family some...

Cross Curricular Day

One day a year we abandon our normal timetable and introduce one that is based on a theme. Today it was Japan. The children are split into Sets and then by age band and go and do a huge variety...

Year 8 Presentations

One of the skills that most of our pupils are going to need in the future is the ability to speak in public. It can be very daunting, especially if you are on a stage by yourself speaking to a...

Year 8 Food Technology

The leavers program is giving the boys varied and new challenges and today they had an opportunity to work with the school’s top chef, Fay. In what is best described as a “Bake Off” challenge the boys had 1 hour...

World War Two talk

This morning our Year 4s were very lucky to have a special visitor – Ethan & Oliver’s great grandma, Mrs Warland. Mrs Warland was talking to the boys about her experience during the second world war. On her second day...

School Exams

Twice a year our pupils in Years 6 -8 sit school exams. These are pretty formal and are really getting the boys used to sitting exams when they really count – Common Entrance and Scholarship. We do them in the...

Pond Dipping – in the rain.

Today the rest of our Year 7s went up to The Boxmoor Trust to have their session looking at different environments. Unfortunately they didn’t have the glorious weather of Monday – instead they tried to dodge the rain. After throwing...

Practical Science

Our Year 7 pupils are studying plants at the moment. Today they established that plants store starch (made from the glucose they make by photosynthesis). They took a leaf and boiled it for 2 minutes to soften it, before immersing...

Sir Isaac?

Our bearded dragon may have a name – Sir Isaac. This hasn’t yet been decided but appears to be front runner at the moment. He is proving very popular with the pupils who love handling him – a much better...