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Scratch - Animated stories

This term in ICT, Larch class are creating their own animated story using Scratch. This week, they have begun to use the broadcast and receive message blocks to make their sprite characters appear in a sequence. The children are also debugging their project as they go if they find any errors.



This year, year 6 are selecting, cooking and selling the produce for tuck shop themselves. They are taking it in turns to cook with Mrs King on a Thursday afternoon so all food is fresh for sale on a Friday morning during break time.

The price of each piece of tuck shop is 50p and all children in Keystage 2 are invited to purchase one thing of their choice.

Monies raised this term are going towards the cost of the Tee Shirt package for each child to have for our fantastic trip to the O2 when we sing with Young Voices.

Larch class have be learning to ride their bikes safely by taking part in Bike Ability.

Bike Ability

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On a gorgeous Monday Larch and Willow classes set off for a historical walk around Bury St Edmunds following The World War 1 trail. As they walked around the town they came across pieces of art which told the story of WW1. The children were asked to look at the information on each plaque that accompanied each piece such as why the artist chose the materials they used, why or how the subject was important to the war or any other information they could find. Along with this information the children looked for a letter to work out a well known phrase.

Two of the 'Class of Eight' (Year 6 2017-2018) came back to talk to our current year 6 about King Edward Secondary School!

Two of the 'Class of Eight' (Year 6 2017-2018) came back to talk to our current year 6 about King Edward Secondary School! 1
Two of the 'Class of Eight' (Year 6 2017-2018) came back to talk to our current year 6 about King Edward Secondary School! 2
Finley and Thomas came back to visit us and talk about their first few weeks at KES. They looked very smart in their uniforms and were full of helpful information for our year 6s. They are great ambassadors for both Ickworth Park Primary and KES...and it was lovely to see them! Don't forget King Edward's open evening 4th October 2018 6-8pm. 

Curriculum map Autumn 2018

Year 5 and 6 Residential July 2018

Welcome to Larch Class


Year 5 and 6


ICT - Radio Station - Making our own jingle

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Child Safety Week - Monday 4th to Friday 8th June 2018


As part of child safety week we had a visit from Abbeycroft Leisure to talk about the importance of water safety and how to always following the SAFE code -

Spot - spot the dangers whenever you're near water

Advice - take advice, read the signs, ask a lifeguard or adult for help

Friend - always go with a friend or family, its more fun, and they can help in an emergency

Emergency - know what to do in an emergency


The children perform some rescues using jumpers, balls, ropes, paddles and woggles.



This term in ICT, we are using a program called 'SketchUp' which is computer aided drawing. The children are designing their own house and bedroom including making the furniture. This involves using dimensions, measurements and making 2D shapes into 3D shapes.



We currently have a two week free trial of Spellodrome - similar to Mathletics but with a focus on spelling. Children need to use their Mathletics login information to gain access to the site using the link below.



Spring Term Overview

Christmas Jumper and  Christmas Dinnner


In the festive mood and ready for Christmas.

We have been raising money for Save The Children!

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We have recently signed up to the Mathletics program. This program is linked to the curriculum standards and is designed to motivate and engage children in their maths' learning both in school and at home. The children will be using the site at school, within maths lessons, for homework activities and also to take part in games and challenges where they can earn points and rewards.

Children can access the website here:

Or alternatively by downloading the app on an iPad or tablet. Each child has their own login. Please keep your login details safe, if you do happen to misplace them, please let me know and I can provide the details.




Larch class have been learning to design, write and program a Scratch game during ICT.

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2016 - 2017

Larch Class Visit to the Natural History Museum.


​We began our science work on evolution and inheritance with a visit to the Natural History Museum in London.