Exploring 3D designs for this year’s Winter Ornaments

This half term we’re starting a big 3D printing project in Computing.  Each class has been learning all about 3D design and how to create different models and designs using the 3D design software Tinkercad.

Each class have gone through some quick-fire challenges with limited time and blocks to push their creativity and design skills to the limits.  We’ve seen some giraffes made of just two shapes, rockets made of 6 and even models of St Michael’s Mount made using just 4 basic shapes.

The children have really embraced the creative side of Computing with this project so far and are now starting to develop their own ideas for their 3D printer Winter Ornament.

Over the next couple of weeks each child in Key Stage 2 will design four different ornaments, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each, pick their favourite and then make refinements to their favourite design.  When they’re happy with their finished product, Mr Woolcock and Paul will make sure that all of the designs get printed before the end of term.

Henry has created a very festive talking hat
Jazmin has designed a lovely black cat in a hat
Jade has recreated her favourite teddy bear
Summer has made a very eye-catching winter decoration

Stars of the Week

Junior Star of the Week

Class 7 – Year 3 – Agnes

I am very pleased with the effort that Agnes has been putting into all her work. She has been working hard to improve her reading, spelling and to learn her times tables. Agnes is using her pen confidently and producing extremely neat handwriting. She has brought in loads of extra homework, including some beautiful drawings. She is a friendly and helpful member of the class.

Well done Agnes, keep up the good work.

Mrs Peck


Class Stars of the Week

Class 4 –Year 1 – Skye

A great start to the term Skye.  Skye has done some fantastic maths this week. She tries really hard and never gives up. Well-done Skye keep up the fantastic work.

Miss Ryan


Class 5 –Year 2– Rafaella

Rafe has settled in to her new class brilliantly. She is working hard and trying her best in all subjects and producing some lovely work. Well done Rafaella, keep up the great effort.

Mrs Daniels


Class 8 – Year 3 – Cove

This week, Year 3 Star of the Week is awarded to Cove.  Cove is a model pupil who bounces into class every day with an excellent attitude to learning.  Cove has worked extremely hard in writing this week and performed well in science and maths.  Cove enthusiasm for learning is infectious and he is very helpful and positive towards his fellow peers.    Well-done Cove.

Mrs Connors / Mr Jones


Class 9 – Year 4 – Ivan

Ivan has settled into class 9 really well.  He works really hard and is trying his best. He makes interesting contributions to discussions on the topics we are studying and has already completed extra research at home relating these topics.  He has brought in books and drawings.  Well done Ivan a great start to the year.

Mrs Hamilton


Class 11–Year 5 – Luke

Luke has proven in the short time that we have known him that he is an astute, bright and attentive individual with his own mind. He joins in terrifically well with class debates and is an asset to the class.

Well-done Luke!

Mr Pollard


Class 14 –Year 6 – Leja

I have been very impressed with Leja’s attitude to learning since the beginning of term. She has been working hard and getting more involved with class discussions, putting her hand up to contribute with more confidence. I have been pleased with her efforts in maths and her understanding of place value. She has been trying hard with writing and really wants to improve her work. A great start to the year Leja. Keep it up!

Mr Peck