Welcome to the Copthill Blogs Page. These blogs are an informal way for you to view news and pictures directly from the children’s yeargroup. They are designed to provide a more detailed insight into what your children have been learning about in class.

Early Years

28th November 2021

Technology

This week we are starting to feel festive and the children have enjoyed using the touch screen to create some colourful Christmas trees. We talked about the different colours and patterns available to use and how to select them. The children all took turns very well. The children have also been using the light boxes […]

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19th November 2021

Children in Need

The Nursery and Pre School children have been enjoying rambles in aid of Children in Need all of this week. They each made a rather special hat to wear using Pudsey ears and colourful spotty stickers. We then explored the woods, field and fort on our adventures. We took some Autumn hunt sheets with us […]

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16th November 2021

Patterns

This week we have been looking at patterns. The children have been shown some simple repeating patterns and have been encouraged to continue the pattern or make their own. The play trays have been filled with peg boards for making colourful patterns and natural materials for creating simple repeating patterns. The children have also been […]

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Reception

25th November 2021

Christmas is Coming!

The Reception children had an amazing Forest School session this week. We have been learning about the Christian traditions of Christmas. We have learnt all about the nativity story and have been rehearsing our Christmas play, “Higgledy, Piggledy Nativity.” The singing is amazing. During Forest School the children made some environmental Christmas decorations. They had […]

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18th November 2021

Diwali and Nocturnal Animals!

We have been celebrating and learning all about Diwali, “The Festival of Lights”. It was very interesting to learn about how a little girl called Deena and her family celebrated by making Rangoli patterns, decorating the house, making special food and dressing in beautiful clothes for parties. It was great seeing the family visit the […]

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11th November 2021

Poppies, Poppies Everywhere!

Remembrance Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm in Reception. We learnt all about the poppy flower and why people wear them at this time of year. We have thought about all the people who have helped to protect us and kept everyone safe. We had so much fun making paper poppies, decorating medals, drawing poppies […]

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Year 1

18th November 2021

Hopping, jumping and catching!

Year 1 have been working on their ball skills this week. They have been learning how to catch and throw properly using bean bags and rainbow balls! Although the weather has been cold it has been lovely and sunny and we have spent a lot of our time outside this week. In maths, we have […]

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12th November 2021

We will remember them…

In Flanders fields the poppies blow… The children in Year 1 have been thinking about Remembrance this week. We have talked about what it means to feel safe and peaceful. The children are wearing their poppies with pride and have enjoyed lots of poppy crafts this week. Including printing poppies with peppers! Next week we […]

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5th November 2021

Remember, remember…

It’s Bonfire night! Year 1 have loved learning all about the history of bonfire night and have made some fabulous firework pictures. In Science, we have been learning about light and enjoyed a ‘feely bag’ experiment trying to guess what objects were hidden inside! It was much easier when we let the light in to […]

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Year 2

19th November 2021

Teamwork makes the dream work

Our last week of our dinosaur topic has been filled with poetry, palaeontology, fossils and fact files. It has been a really fun topic and the children in Year 2 have thoroughly enjoyed delving into dinosaurs. In English we have been looking at rhyming couplets and acrostic poems, in Forest school we enjoyed making dinosaur […]

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12th November 2021

Doyouthinkhesaurus?!

We have had a lot of dinosaur orientated fun across Year 2 this week. The children have really enjoyed delving into the history of dinosaurs during their creative curriculum lessons, researching the time periods in which particular dinosaurs came from. They were able to sort specific dinosaurs to the Jurassic period, Triassic period and the […]

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6th November 2021

Intro to dinos!

Welcome back to everyone, we hope you had a lovely half term break, it was lovely hearing the things you got up to – we can’t believe how quickly the first week has gone! Before half term we said goodbye to our topic of ‘Pirates’, which means we have welcomed in a new topic for […]

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Year 3

9th November 2021

Lights, Camera – Action!

Year 3 have been scriptwriters over the last two weeks. They have written dialogues for their characters to then make their own playscript for a known Fairy Tale. Our focus in art was then to create a puppet of each of the characters from Cinderella. I wonder whether you can tell who is who! Out […]

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5th November 2021

Fizz Bang Whizz Whirrrrrr!

Well Year 3 certainly have returned to school with a bang! We have made some wonderful firework artwork by folding, curling, twisting coloured paper. Take a look at them! In Forest school this week – 3T have also made some wonderful fireworks using whittling skills and wrapping materials to make their very own firework and […]

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30th September 2021

Cambourwick Calling!

Year 3 arrived to school dressed as evacuees on Wednesday. They parted with their parents and boarded the train to Cambourwick where they met a rather stern Mr Ward who took them back to the 1940s where children were clearly ‘seen and not heard’ unless invited to do so! During the course of the morning, […]

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Year 4

19th November 2021

Fossil Hunting

The children in Year 4 have loved learning about Mary Anning. We have some archaeologists and fossil hunters amongst us now inspired by her work. Watch this space we may yet reveal a new type of fossil the world is yet to know about……

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11th November 2021

Roads and Remembrance

This week in Forest School, the children constructed mini Roman roads and then spent some reflection time creating poppies for remembrance by weaving wool around sticks. They had a great time outdoors as you can see from all the smiles.

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5th November 2021

Invasion!

Our well-drilled Roman fearsome fighting machine engaged in battle with the quivering Celts this week complete with hornblowers Hamish and Monty filling the mighty army with confidence to emerge victorious in this epic battle at the Copthill Celtic village.

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Years 5 & 6

24th November 2021

Transported back to the world of Charles Dickens

Year 5 have been learning about the life of a poor child in Victorian Britain in preparation for the investigations into the wonderful tale of ‘A Christmas Carol’. They carried out research from 10 different sources to find out what life was often like in a Victorian workhouse including some of the conditions, food and […]

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16th November 2021

Benin Art

Year 6 have been learning about the Ancient Kingdom of Benin and have spent some time designing and creating their own plaques and statues in the style of Ancient Benin art/artefacts. Look at the cheetahs (often tamed by the Oba) and the intricate embellishment showing what life was like in Benin at this time.

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5th November 2021

Atmospheric, emotive diary writing!

Mrs Hesford’s Year 5 English group have been learning about the impacts (both negative and positive) of famous people on discrimination throughout historical times. In English, we have been finding out about Kristallnacht (The night of broken glass) and building up ideas about emotions and descriptive detail about the event. Today, we wrote by candlelight […]

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Sport

4th November 2021

U11 Rugby Quadrangular

The Year 6 boys took part in their first contact matches of the second half of term at Oakham School. They played 3 matches against Oakham, Brooke Priory and St Hugh’s, winning all of them. They all played really well, tackling hard and running straight whilst also supporting the ball carrier well. It was a […]

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7th October 2021

Witham Cross Country Races

We took both U9 and U11 teams to Witham to compete in a fierce field of talent involving 9 different schools. We were blessed with sunny weather, more enjoyed by the spectators than the runners! The U9’s started the afternoon and both raced over 1.5km, special mention must go to Boogie and Moss who both […]

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4th October 2021

Cross Country at Brooke Priory – Friday 1st October 2021

Thirty one runners from Years 4 5 and 6 took on the challenge of the Brooke Priory race at Rutland Water on a sunny Friday afternoon. Over distances between 1.4 and 2.2 km the course stretches across the grassy banks of the reservoir dam. With eight schools attending the competition would be strong. It is […]

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