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Larch class enjoyed their Rugby lesson today with Max from Bury Rugby Club, learning new techniques and skills.

Children In Need 'Change your Head Day'

The art project of the fish lanterns are well under way.

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We were lucky enough to have Jess from West End in Schools come and visit us for a couple of days. She showed us how to retell a story using dance and music. We worked in groups on a small section of the Diwali story and came together to produce the whole piece.

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Working hard and staying focused at all times.

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What's expected of all year 6 even if you're just a visitor. Larch class won the Golden Bear for attendance this week and he joined in with quiet reading.

What's expected of all year 6 even if you're just a visitor. Larch class won the Golden Bear for attendance this week and he joined in with quiet reading. 1
Half of Larch class started their bikeability this morning on the playground, they move on to the road after lunch as they have all passed the first stage. The other half of the class will start on Wednesday morning.


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Larch class display of work they have already done and of a selection of activities they have or shall be participating in.

The children in Larch class take it in turns, working in groups of 6, to bake the produce to sell for tuck shop. Tuck shop is run as a small business with the children working out ingredients needed, advertising, sales and then sorting the profit and loss by keeping books for monies in and out.

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Larch class have started their science unit of Classification in a fun way by classifying sweets.

Working in pairs or groups of three the children sorted a range of sweets into different groups, i.e; soft, wrapped, jelly, hard, boiled etc.

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Autumn Term



Larch class spent a couple of fun days planning, designing, making and evaluating an adventure map for a Bee Bot.  They worked groups of 4/5 working together to build on their team work and working together skills each taking it in turn to be group leader. The aim was to design a map, with obstacles, for a floor robot, that they had coded themselves to move around.

Summer Term Curriculum

Year 6 Post SAT's Breakfast

Yr 6 Scale factors

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Larch Class, along with Lime and Hazel Classes, performed a music concert for their parents showcasing the music they have been working on this term.

Music Concert 2/4/19

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World Book Day


For World book day this year children were asked to come to school dressed as a character from a book and also bring a book in a box. Lots of fabulous and imaginative boxes came into school. 

Each class picked their favourite from the class. Rosa's was selected from Larch class, she had constructed her box to tell the story of the Borrowers. 

West End Stage Show Professional Visit


The whole school were lucky enough to spend a session with West End star Oliver over 2 days.

Larch class worked with him to build a performance retelling the Micheal Morpurgo book Kensuke's Kingdom. The children were split into small groups with each group working on an individual section of the story. At the end of the day the class put together their dances and performed the story to their parents.

Larch's Special Lunch


A large percentage of Larch classes parents joined us for a special lunch. The children very much enjoyed having their parents in for lunch and showing them what goes on at lunchtime.

29th January 2019 what a day and night to remember!

Years 5 and 6 left school at 11:30 full of excitement and anticipation, London bound. The excitement rose the closer we got to the O2.

Once there,  we found our seats quickly and settled down ready for an afternoon of rehearsing with all the professional acts and the rest of the  8,149 children.

After the lights went out at 7:00pm a deathly hush suddenly burst into a deafening noise of cheering, clapping and even excited screaming as the start of the show was announced. All of the children sang beautifully and waved their torches enthusiastically.

Time flew past and until sadly the show was over, ending with the Greatest Showman Finale: all of the Young Voices' choir, Urban Strides, Tony Hadley, Sharlene Hector, and Beau Dermott took part coming together to perform a spine tingling last song, there was even a message from Hugh Jackman!

It really was a truly amazing and memorable experience.

Young Voices Performance

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Just a few short clips of the amazing performance that years 5 and 6 took part in at the O2


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Young Voices

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Spring term Curriculum map

Larch Class perform Molly's play!

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Practising hard for Young Voices

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Cooking at Ickworth Hotel


Larch Class were lucky enough to have been invited to Ickworth Hotel to cook in their kitchen with George their Head Chef. The children were split into 2 groups over 2 weeks with 1 group a week going to the hotel where they were then divided into groups of 4 or 5. 


George talked the children through the rules of the kitchen, he then showed them all the ingredient that they were going to be using for the 2 pieces the children were cooking. These were Ickworth Country  Loaf and Monkfish Kohlrabi & Sea Vegetables, a signature dish of the kitchen.

Most of the children were extremely surprised as to the size of the monkfish. 


Once shown what to do it was the childrens chance to try and master the dish. Everyone there was amazed at how well the children had done with some of their dishes looking almost identical to Georges. After plating up the food children were given the chance to eat it, all the children tried it with mixed opinions of it.


An  amazing time was had by all.

Cooking at Ickworth Hotel

Larch Class musical performance

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A quick video of Year 6 playing their clarinets.

Larch Class took part in a music concert this morning along side Lime and Hazel classes.

The children have been working very hard in the lead up to this mornings spectacular demonstration of what they have learnt this term during their clarinet lessons. 11th December 2018.

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This half term for PE Larch class are doing OAA and Yoga. 

On a Friday morning the whole class thoroughly enjoy the calming of yoga, leaving them focused for the rest of the day.

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This term Larch Class have focused on WW1 for their Humanities topic. On a recent visit to Duxford IWM they had a more hands on study of the planes, trenches, uniforms and countries that played a part in the war. They were also able to have a closer look at what life was like during this time.

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!

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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.