Nafferton Primary School

"Where Childhood Matters"


Dodgeball tournament on Sports Afternoon

The French flag flying high on Bastille Day!

Making pizza dough ready for Thursday afternoon's pizza party at Forest schools.  Cooling and enjoying our pizzas around the fire.

This week the children have become engineers and been challenged with designing and building a truss bridge to cover a river or valley that is 25 cm wide.  They were restricted to 20 paper straws and a roll of tape.  The strongest bridge won!  Well done to Harry and Ava for creating the strongest bridge and to the rest of the groups bridges that were able to withstand 500g or more!

Thursday 9th July
The children enjoyed hiding from Mrs Cawthorn in hide and seek and then they had to work in little groups to successfully light their own fire. They were challenged to keep their fire burning for as long as possible. They learned how important it is to be prepared with plenty of wood before they light the fire and they developed their resilience and patience. At the end of the session, they safely put their fires out and left no trace.

Thursday 9th July art class 

We finished work linked to our class read 'This Morning I Met A Whale'.
We recreated the Christian Birmingham illustration from the front cover using chalks.
We also researched into the real 2006 Thames Whale spotting and wrote a newspaper report.
We learned about the Bridges over the River Thames in central London and created our own bubble bridges map with our bridge drawings. We have really enjoyed reading Michael Morpurgo's story and can't wait to see what happens at the end!

Monday 6th July 

Sports Bubble Event  Practice.
How many can you do in a minute? Challenges
Egg and spoon race
Sack race
Obstacle race
Sprint race
We are really looking forward to put Bubble's Sport event next week!

Friday 3rd July 

Making cheese and chocolate chip bread dough.
Using the knives to peel the bark from a stick to cook the bread on the fire. We enjoyed eating our breads and then finished with a game of hide and seek!

Wednesday 1st July - Year 5 bubble art session this afternoon

Thursday 25th June -  Year 5 Bubble forest school session

This afternoon we baked lemon buns in our cardboard box and tinfoil oven and chocolate orange cakes on the fire. We worked in pairs to communicate and lead each other through the long grass in blindfolds and then had fun with our 'not a sticks' , before trying our delicious bakes.

22.6.20: More reports from Nafferton Y5 Bubble!

22.6.20: More reports from Nafferton Y5 Bubble!

22.6.20: More reports from Nafferton Y5 Bubble!

Friday 19th June, 2020

Friday morning's forest school session consisted of predator and prey, fire lighting, folding saw skills, food prep, cooking halloumi and veg skewers on the fire and 'It's not a stick' fun in the sun.

BELOW: (19.6.20)

This week we have planned and written scripts for our tv news reports about the Northern Bottlenose whale in the Thames in 2006.
We used the green screen when filming, to put some of the children reporting from the studio or live at the scene by the River Thames. We had lots of fun being young reporters. We hope you enjoy watching our reports.
Mr Cawthorn would like a special mention to Harry H. for his editing skills.

19.6.20 - Y5 reports

19.6.20 - Message for Year 5


This afternoon, the children worked together to dismantle the den and rebuilt their own den in a different location. It had to be sturdy, protects against wind and rain, provide warmth, be camouflaged and fit up to 7 children in.

We saw fantastic teamwork, problem solving and effort. They then played a game of predator and prey. We managed to get a fire going in the rain and burning long enough to make hot chocolate and toast marshmallows to make smores. Lots of forest fun had by all. 

Week Commencing 8.6.20:
Year 5 Bubble pictures. Maths:- Estimating and measuring volumes of shapes (using cubes).   3D  shape nets.   Playtime:- Boules on the playground.

A message from Mrs Cawthorn to the Kestrels...

Forest Schools 12 March

Forest Schools 5 March

Forest School on 28 February 

Our visit to Mars!  We wrote the opening of our adventure story surrounded by Martian inspiration

W/C 20th January 2020

Topic work - We learnt about Geocentrism and Heliocentrism in beliefs - we also played the part of important astronomers in a dramatisation.

RE - sorting cards into religious and non-religious lifestyle personal choices or sacrifices.

Hidden Horizons came to visit us with their incredible space dome!

Football with Mr Meade

Speed Dating with planets!

Week 3 geography using Atlases to find European countries and their capital cities

Reading focus - predicting what would happen in our class read - George and the Blue Moon



In year 5 and 6 Madam Cawthorn asked the children to write a postcard in French to our twinned school in Millau, France.  They introduced themselves and discussed their opinions of colours and pets.  We are hoping for a reply soon.  Excellent Francais!

RE Debate - is the true meaning of Christmas still alive?

Bah Humbug Performance

Building circuits as part of our DT project, the finished circuits are to go inside our houses that we're building!

Here we are building simple circuits while investigating conductors, insulators and switches in science.

In maths we are learning to multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000

Kestrels first tennis lesson

Glazing poppies with Miss Palmer

Science lesson - testing air resistance


Final session of gymnastics

Y5 Pottery Class with Miss Palmer

Kestrels and Buzzards had a special guest visit from Miss Palmer who came in to teach ceramics to the Year 5 children as part of a art project.  They made ceramic poppies which will form part of a remembrance project in November.