Easter at St Alban’s

By Uncategorized

Easter is a very special time of year for Christians, and something which we have enjoyed celebrating over the last week here at school.  Here are just some of the highlights.

Children in Reception re-enacted when Jesus came into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.  They had used their amazing scissor skills to create some wonderful paper palm leaves.

We had a very successful Easter Fair, arranged by our fantastic PTA.  Children took part in Easter egg hunts, tombolas, hoopla and of course, ate plenty of yummy Easter treats.

On the final day of term everyone went to St Alban’s Church to thank God for giving us his only son.  The year 6 children helped to act out the story of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection to help all of the younger children to understand.

And of course, it wouldn’t be a St Alban’s Easter without a visit from the Easter Bunny…

We wish all of our families a very happy and peaceful Easter.

Mrs Gurner & Mrs Higson

Geography in Year 5 – Global Trade

By Geography, Year 5

Trade is the buying and selling of goods and services we want and need.

When we think about trade as geographers, we consider the scale of trade and think about how trade links places and people.

Everything we want and need cannot be sourced within the national borders of the United Kingdom. We therefore import items such as food products from other countries. We import some goods into our country for sale and we export other goods which means we send goods to other countries for sale.

The physical geography of the UK prevents us from growing certain foods here.

This week in geography, we have been looking at the packaging of different food to see where it was produced.  We discussed the country of origin and the continent and presented our work on a map using an atlas to make sure we located different countries correctly.


Year 5 Parent Art Afternoon

By Art, Community, Year 5

Year 5 have been studying the abstract art movement and the work of Kandinsky. We have read The Noisy Paintbox which is an exuberant celebration of creativity. Barb Rosenstock and Mary GrandPré tell the fascinating story of Vasily Kandinsky, one of the very first painters of abstract art. 

This afternoon, we created our own abstract pieces and shared our creative session with our grown ups. A productive afternoon was had by all and we were so pleased with how much the adults enjoyed sharing this time with our Year 5 children.

Y4 Times Tables Competition

By Maths, Year 4

Following on from my post the other day celebrating the amazing year fours and their 1st place in the DSAT Times Tables Tournament with 10 other schools, here is a picture of them with their certificates. 


Prayers and Promises during Lent

By Collective worship

Lent is a very special time for Christians, and we have looked at the temptation of Jesus as part of our Collective Worship this half term.  During Lent, many Christians choose to give something up, fast, or make promises about how they can be better people.  We have prayer stations and corners around school for children to pick up a cross and reflect on a promise they can make to themselves or to God.  Children can then either fold it up and keep it somewhere safe as a reminder, or share with others to seek support.

Here are our wonderful Sinai leaders showing everyone else where they can find them.

DSAT Year 4 Maths Competition

By Maths


Over the last two weeks, the year 4 class have been competing in a maths times tables competition with 11 other schools in DSAT. 651 pupils took part across 32 classes and I am very proud to announce that St. Alban’s Year 4 finished 1st in “Top of the Rocks”. It was a phenomenal effort by the children as they showed their dedication to learning by putting in the hours, in and out of school. 


Year 4 Parent Sculpture Morning

By Art

Year 4 Parent Sculpture Morning


What an amazing morning we had making sculptures based on the work of Antony Gormley. Here are some photos. There are a few sculptures that need finishing off and I’ll add them as soon as they’re done!


World Book Day 2024

By Reading

World Book Day 2024

World Book Day has been fantastic again! The children had a great time. Thank you so much for all the hard work that went into the costumes: they were amazing! don’t forget to send in your extreme reading photos!