Packwood Haugh - day and boarding school for 4-13 year old boys and girls
Packwood Haugh - day and boarding school for 4-13 year old boys and girls

Year 4 History Trip

Children taking part in a historical re-enactment event at Stafford Castle

This week an intrepid group of Year 4 children scaled the battlements of Stafford Castle and took on all before them in a day of conquest, discovery and creativity. In Year 4, the children finish the year by learning about William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hastings. Stafford Castle supplements this learning brilliantly as […]

Celebration of Learning

Children and parents singing in school classroom

Parents of the Year 3 and Year 4 children enjoyed a variety of lessons at the Packwood Celebration of Learning. Year 3 worked inside and outside to consolidate and extend their learning about ‘adverbs’. They described how bubbles moved, checked their spelling of different adverbs, and completed sentences and poems with adverbs. In French, the […]

Shropshire Bookfest Awards

Boy holding competition winner's certificate and art set

Year 5 and 6 were delighted to attend this year’s Shropshire BookFest Big Book Award Ceremony at Theatre Severn on Tuesday. Having been involved in the long listing process before Christmas, and then studying the six shortlisted titles during the Spring Term, it was a fitting end to another wonderful year of BookFest. The overall […]

Packwood Celebrates World Book Day

Author with four pupils celebrating world book day

This year our theme for World Book Day was ‘Get Comfy and Read’. This featured pyjamas, ‘oodies’, and other comfy home clothes, as well as children dressed up in their favourite book character costumes. The morning was full of exciting and diverse book related activities for all to enjoy. The Acorns children were ready to […]

Year 7 Celebration of Learning

Parents and pupils in school science labs looking at different experiments

Year 7 parents and special guests were both enlightened and entertained by the variety of Year 7 lessons during our second Celebration of Learning event this year. In Drama, they had fun creating a TV style advert advertising a ‘useless’ object. Parents and children performed together on the theatre stage. In Music, the children worked […]

Architecture Workshops

Giant structure created from bamboo sticks created by pupils in school sports hall

Guided by Martin from Architecture Workshops, Reception through to Year 7 worked collaboratively to bring to life dowels and rubber bands, creating magnificent structures, skyscrapers, a Greek temple, Viking longships and The Taj Mahal (to name a few). The Architecture Workshop has inspired Packwood pupils to embrace their creativity whilst using very simple materials and […]

Celebration of Learning

Mother and son painting in school Art classroom

Year 8 parents and special guests were both informed and enthralled by the variety of Year 8 lessons during Packwood’s first Celebration of Learning event this year. There was a wonderful mix of academic and practical subjects including, Maths, Science, PE, Geography and Art. There may have been some initial trepidation about the Year 8 […]

Year 6 TPR Trip

Pupils visiting a synagogue as part of their TPR learning

Year 6 recently visited a Synagogue in Birmingham, on Singers Hill, as part of their TPR topic on Judaism. Mr Rowe welcomed the group into the Children’s Synagogue first – a room with colourful stained-glass windows, but relatively plain compared to the next part of the building. The pupils were amazed to see the grand […]

Essay Competition Finalists

Two boys working together at a computer screen

This Thursday, six Packwood pupils (from Years 5 and 6) attended an event at Shrewsbury School as finalists of the Sir Philip Sidney Essay Competition. With over 70 entries from various prep schools, to make it through to the final was a fantastic achievement. The competition involved writing 500 words on the topic: “The rise […]

English Speaking Board Examinations

Pupils presenting story boards with colourful images

Year 2 and Year 4 have been working hard this half term to prepare for their English Speaking Board (ESB) exam. The children prepared a short 2-minute speech on ‘Something Special to Me’, entertaining the examiners with their stories about their pets, football shirts and trophies, model aeroplanes, skiing certificates and Lego masterpieces. They also […]