Parents Go Back to School

On the 22nd of May, Mrs Chipperfield began her parents maths classes. Many parents came to this to learn the differences in the teaching of maths today from when they were taught at school and what the new curriculum teaches at year 5 and 6. The parents were given manipulatives and shown the new conceptual […]

STEM Earthquakes

In Class 4, the children have weekly STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) lessons. They have recently been working on creating Earthquake-proof buildings. The children had to conduct independent research to inform their design; examples of Earthquake proofing techniques used in Japan were a chief source of inspiration. The children worked in groups to design their buildings, once they […]

Year 1’s Practical Capacity

The year 1 children had some maths fun learning about capacity. Mr Millard, one of our student teachers, took the children outside with different sized containers. The children were grouped and each group was given a container, they then had to race each other to fill their collecting containers as much as they could, with […]

Class 4’s Bluebell Walk

On Friday 5th May Class 4 set off on an expedition to find the bluebells. From the school the children hiked to the cow field in Seaton. Luckily the cows were grazing in another field. However, they had to tread carefully so as not to wake the terrifying ‘Mongolian Earthworm,’ a non-native species of Earthworm introduced, […]

Able Writers’ Day

On Tuesday the 2nd May, our able writers were joined by Andrew Clover (website) to explore the art of storytelling, using visualisation techniques to create imaginative scenarios based on seemingly ordinary situations and people. We received an email from Mr Clover following the workshop: Hello Christine, Lisa (and the mysterious Wickhambreaux Head)! Thank you very much […]

Kent Test

Parents of year 5 children, who are wanting to take the Kent test. The dates for registration have been released. You must register your child between 1st June and 3rd July.

Ecology of the Playing Field

As part of our science unit “Environment, Ecology and Evolution,” Class 3 went on an ecological study of the playing field. We found many different species of plant and which areas of the field they grow. Along with the plants we found some interesting fungi and lichens. We also looked at what creatures live in […]

World Book Day

World Book Day was a very busy day in the middle of our Children’s Book Week celebrations.  Our theme was enjoying books and stories from around the world and on WBD we were lucky  to have 10 Japanese students join us to teach us skills in the Japanese language, origami and calligraphy.  They also acted […]


The eggs arrived safely on Tuesday 21st February, since then we have had 4 out of 7 hatch. Today the children of class 4 got to watch duckling number 4 hatch on the big screen. I have set up a time lapse camera to film the hatching which I will put on the website in […]

Ducklings Coming to Wickhambreaux School

Ducklings are coming to Wickhambreaux school. Your child has received a letter regarding this with a return form requesting information on allergies and permission to handle the ducks. This will need to be returned by the 21st Feb if your child would like to handle the ducklings. If your letter has been lost there is a […]