Visit to RSC – The Tempest Workshop

On Monday we explored The Tempest at The RSC’s Clore Learning Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon. You were lucky enough to work with Nadia who has recently been in The Merchant of Venice and Othello.

What did you discover about the play? Which characters interested you? What is the plot of The Tempest? What are the themes of the play?

Tell us all here!


Flip Learning – Multiplication

Here are a number of videos to show you different methods for multiplication. Some show you how to multiply by a 1-digit number whilst others show you how to multiply by a 2-digit number. Enjoy and feel free to post any questions. Practise your preferred methods with these questions:

35 x 6,     162 x 4,     83 x 5,     619 x 7,     118 x 3,    34 x 27,     173 x 23 – Short multiplication method – 2-digit x 1-digit multiplication (53 x 6) – Grid method for 2-digit x 1-digit multiplication (38 x 7) – Short multiplication method – 3-digit x 1-digit multiplication (714 x 5) – Short multiplication – 3-digit x 1-digit multiplication (325 x 5) – Long multiplication method – 2-digit x 2-digit multiplication (72 x 35) – Grid method for 2-digit x 2-digit multiplication (31 x 26)

Good luck!



Tour of Sixfields Stadium

As part of our PE sessions with the Northampton Town Football Club community department, we were given the opportunity to look round Sixfields this afternoon. We visited the home changing room, walked out of the tunnel, sat in the dug-out and even got to sit in the comfy seats usually reserved for the directors!

Our involvement with the Cobblers has not finished yet. After Christmas you will have the opportunity to attend the home League 1 match against Coventry City…WOW!

What were your highlights of our visit to Sixfields?

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Autumn Showcase

Today it was our turn to host your parents and rest of the school. During the morning, each class was given the opportunity to visit your classroom to see your work. You did a great job in showing them your books and projects, as well as coping with their tricky questions admirably!

What did you gain from the experience? What did the school like about your work? What targets did they give you to work on? Tell us all here!


Flip Learning – Maths (Written subtraction methods)

Next week we will be focussing on subtraction. The first thing we need to know is how you do subtraction at the moment, so here are some questions for you to have a go at.

83 – 57        382 – 155      444 – 186     502 – 245     1625 – 717      3007 – 1999

Do them in your learning log and post your answers on the blog. Then watch these videos. They explain some subtraction methods which you may have used in school. What do you think? Do you have any questions?

There are many ways of doing subtraction and we have to find those that work consistently for us. You need one “go to” method that you would use for most questions because it always works. There may then be other questions that you use other methods for because it is more efficient.