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Below are some photographs giving the latest snapshot of our allotment area. Mr Spurrier, our English teacher turned Horticulturalist, reports… “It is an important time of year in the Highfields garden with crops ready to be harvested and flowers in …

Update on our allotment in June… Read More »

A few weeks ago we put up a blog about our caterpillars in KS3 – you can read this here if you missed it. Unlike the fox moth caterpillar which takes 5 years to get to the chrysalis stage – …

Butterflies in KS3… Read More »

Due to the hot weather, Key Stage 3 have found spending some of their lessons outside to be more productive – rather than in a stuffier classroom. The ‘trails’ left behind can be seen on some of the pavements around …

Science in the sunshine… Read More »

Last week we bid farewell to our Year 11s. Usually we have a more formal ‘Record of Achievement’ assembly followed by a BBQ, inviting the families of our young people to attend alongside the young people themselves. However, the COVID-19 …

Bon Voyage Class of 2021! Read More »

Mrs Hibbert reports… “Below is a photo of one of our displays in school. A small group of students in year 11 have designed this display. They choose to highlight certain words to ensure other students in school can learn …

All are welcome here… Read More »

The ‘Spaghetti Marshmallow Challenge‘ is a well-known activity to introduce students (of all ages!) to the basic principles of problem-solving – hypothesis, prediction, prototypes, error-finding, improvisation etc. The activity involves trying to design and build a weight-bearing structure using spaghetti …

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Mrs Clish and her much-loved E2 class have recently acquired some caterpillars which they are growing (much faster than you might think!) into butterflies. During their time in E2, they will be observed in their progress from caterpillar to chrysalis …

It’s a bug’s life in KS3… Read More »

Recently Highfields has been very fortunate to happen across a ‘master potter’ – Miss Sattar – who has since joined our teaching & learning team. In KS3 this week, Miss Sattar has been guiding students in Group E3 through a …

New pottery classes at Highfields Read More »

Mr Spurrier and Mrs Mason would like to share the following snapshots from this week in the garden.  Mr Spurrier writes… Year 11 students have been working hard and creatively to brighten up our allotment. They’ve spent the last month …

More from the allotment… Read More »

Our resident head chef (and Head of Year 10 & 11), Ms Fletcher, has been working with students to explore a wider variety of tastes. We’ve even heard that some students got to try caviar following a discussion with her …

Cooking & Nutrition lessons in KS3 Read More »