Shirley Community Primary School

Learning for life

Nuffield Road, Chesterton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 1TF

01223 712252



Friday 10th December 2021
Over the last few weeks, we have been exploring how different bridges have been formed.  After looking at real life designs, we then designed our own before constructing them. Check out our designs and constructions!
Monday 29th November 2021
To start this week, we learnt about Advent in assembly and Hannukha in R.E. We then read a religious parable (a story with a meaning or lesson) and focused on retelling the Buddhist tale: The Monkey King. In English, we have started a new book; The Firebird. We have started writing to describe.
Friday 19th November 2021
This has been Anti-bullying Week. We have explored what is bullying behaviour and discussed ways to stop and prevent this. We have also focused on the importance of kindness.
Here are some of the posters and story maps we have started to make.
Check out our Kindness display which will be in our class window soon.
Friday 12th November 2021
In Science, we explored how the surface area of a parachute affected the level of air resistance involved when it fell to the ground.
As part of 'Maths Week England', we explored parabola drawings and took part in games and quizzes.
On Remembrance Day, we drew our own poppies.
Friday 5th November 2021
In English we have enjoyed our new book, 'The Strange Case of Origami Yoda' by Tom Angleberger. Look at our Origami Yodas! 
In Maths we have been finding factors. We enjoyed drawing factor rainbows on our tables to help us.
In Art, we created thumb pots, from clay, as part of our work on Diwali. Then we explored pencil techniques and the effects of shading to create our own firework images.