Category Archives: Pre-Prep

Year 2 visit Cadbury World

A school trip to a place where they make chocolate? Mrs Newman’s birthday? “I didn’t realise when I booked!” Of course not…. What a wonderful place to go for a school trip, encompassing history, geography, science, food technology, maths and...

Adaptation – camouflage

In our Nature and the Environment lesson this week the pupils thought about animal adaptation – why did some animals have stripes and others have spots? They decided it was so they either dazzled their predators or if they were...

Making fire

There is nothing quite like a nice fire – the smell, the flickering flames, the sounds – fantastic! Today our Year 1 & 2 pupils learnt how to lay and set a fire. Under close supervision they lit their fires...

Bird Watching

This is the time of year when you really appreciate the Lockers Park grounds, especially if you are a birdwatcher. Today our Year 1 & 2 pupils had a closer look at some of the birds nesting in our grounds....

Pre Prep go to Mountfitchet Castle

Early this week our Pre Prep children went to Mountfitchet Castle. https://mountfitchetcastle.com/ They had a fantastic day exploring the Castle and Norman village. They were particularly taken by the Norman punishments, especially the stocks though they didn’t experience the whole...

Signs of Spring

In Nature and the Environment this week we went looking for signs of spring. to start with we listened to the birds. They were singing very lustily this morning and we identified over 10 different species by call alone. Territory...

Scavenger Hunt

It is amazing what you see if you really look hard. In most cases we go to places and don’t really see what is there – we don’t look closely enough. In our Nature and the Environment lesson this week...