We are very proud of our reception children for putting on a Beeautiful class assembly about Bees.

They looked fantastic in their costumes and delivered their lines clearly and confidently.  Everyone recited a Bee poem enthusiastically and gave a super performance of The Greedy Bee which was very entertaining to watch.

After our assembly the children made yummy honey biscuits which were delicious and wrote the story of the Greedy Bee in their own words.  What busy bees they have been!!!!!!


his-master-voiceHeadmaster’s Voice

Yesterday pupils from Years 7 & 8 trekked the Higger Tor route in the Peak District.  As we approached the end of our hike, just before the distribution of ice lollies, we ‘paused for thought’.  We discussed our journey in both literal and metaphorical terms.  We decided that life, rather like our trek, was sometimes difficult, but ultimately rewarding.  The path was not always smooth; sometimes there were boulders in our way.  There were moments of difficult climbs, followed by gentle slopes.  We walked through sunshine, wind, rain and even thunder… but with determination, help from our friends and a sense of humour, we all made it back to base camp.

Comparing life with our trek…Thomas Hardy would approve!

I’m delighted to announce we have raised over £100 for Breast Cancer Care this week.  Throughout the week , whenever there has been an opportunity to drink tea or coffee, we have asked for donations.  One such opportunity came after the ‘Mothers v Girls’ rounders game…

This year we had two rounders games.  The mums won one and lost one…we also raised money for an important cause.

Thank you to pupils, parents and staff who attended Tuesday’s Summer Sequence Concert.  With record temperatures being met, we decided to hold the concert in the courtyard.   It was a glorious evening with outstanding solo performances from Bea (Y8), Joanna (Y6) and Siddharth (Y8), wonderful duets from Will and Max (Y7) and Tabitha and Mia (Y5 ukulele duet) and some marvellous team efforts from the Stoneygate Recorder Consort, the Senior Choir, ‘The Fab Five’ and the Stoneygate School Orchestra.

Thanks to Mr and Mrs Ashwin and Mr James for organising the evening….. and to the ice cream man for turning his sound off!

Parents, could I ask you to monitor fidget spinners.  Although I spoke about the craze in an earlier blog, some fidget spinners are now dangerous.  If your child has a spinner with sharp edges, please keep it at home.  If the spinner has smooth, circular edges pupils may play with them at break.

No sharp edges please.

Stars of the week:

Year 2-                  Ophelia

Year 1-                  Archie (this week)

Ellie (last week)

Reception-          Ethan (this week)

Noah (last week)

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Mid-Summer Ball,

Mr J F Dobson

Carnegie Shadowing Event

Carnegie Shadowing Event –  Uppingham School

On Thursday, 15th June six of our pupils from Years 5, 6 and 7 attended a shadowing day for the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals. The students had the opportunity to discuss the books and illustrations; take part in a quiz; give a presentation about their favourite book or illustrator and vote for their winning entry. The day finished with the presentation of goodie bags and a trip to The Buttery. All those who took part were a credit to the school. The winners voted for on the day were ‘Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone’ for the illustrations by Jim Kay and ‘Salt of The Sea’ by Ruta Sepetys on the second vote. The winners announced Monday, 19th June are ‘Salt of The Sea’ by Ruta Sepetys (Carnegie) and ‘There Is a Tribe of Kids’ illustrated by Lane Smith (Greenaway).

A selection from the shortlist will be available in the school library soon. Come and check out if you agree with the panels’ choice.

Useful Yeast. Let’s make pizza!

Year six have been learning about micro-organisms and how they’re not all bad! Yeast, for example is a fungus used to make bread and pizza dough rise. We made pizza in our double lesson today! It was a feat of speed and organisation but we did it with fifteen minutes to spare! It helped with it being 27C in the lab today, a perfect temperature for yeast to multiply and dough to rise.

We deep fried the pizzas because we don’t have an oven in the lab, and we made our own tomato sauce using the cook club cookers. Here we are making and eating our pizzas.