Milburn Primary School & Nursery

Summer Term


Knock Knock Jokes

The children learnt how to create an algorithm in order to create knock knock jokes featuring 2 speaking characters. 

Action Ants Olympics

The Acorns competed in the Action Ants Olympics, winning a total of seven medals. We also discovered we may have some future tug of war champions in our midst. 


Animals Including Humans - part 2

The children learnt how to differentiate between things that are living, dead and non-living. They learnt the criteria they need to use to classify whether something is alive or has been alive. We then explored animal habitats and microhabitats and discussed the three things that an animal needs to survive in a habitat: shelter, food and water. 


Alma Thomas

Alma Thomas' art was a subject for much discussion among The Acorns. She created images inspired by nature that were new, bright and exciting. Like Rosa Parks, Alma faced discrimination but went on to achieve amazing things despite this. 

Geography and D.T.

World Weather and Houses for Climate

This term, our geography and D.T. topics were closely linked. The Acorns learnt the difference between weather and climate as part of geography and looked at the differences in climate across the world. In D.T. they were given a particular climate and tasked with designing a prototype house to suit the conditions.

EYFS - Nursery



The Acorns learnt about plants for one of their science topics. They discovered the fundamental things a seed needs in order to grow and conducted an experiment based on this. Some seeds were given only water, some light and others complete darkness. The children predicted outcomes and evaluated the results. 

Spring Term


Clementine Hunter

The children really enjoyed learning about Clementine Hunter. They discussed her child-like painting style and use of bright colours. Clementine's work featured everyday life on a plantation. For their project, The Acorns painted farm life around Milburn in the style of Hunter. 


Animals Including Humans

The human body and the 5 senses were our learning focus for this topic. The children learnt to name body parts and discovered how fantastic our 5 senses are. They tasted, touched, listened and smelt different items while blindfolded and attempted to guess the identity of each object.



The Acorns became very passionate about the female activists they learnt about in history lessons. They discussed the unfair treatment of Rosa Parks due to the colour of her skin, the bravery of Malala Yousafzai and the activism of Great Thunberg.

Exploring Stop Motion

Today we started looking at stop motion animation. The children explored how to create their own stop motion animations. The children are working towards creating their own Andrea Love inspired animation. We can wait to see what they create. 

Animation Backgrounds

Today the children used a wet felting technique to create the backgrounds for their own animations. It was a lot of hard work but the results are wonderful. 

Final Animation Project

Autumn Term

Penrith Beekeepers Association Visit

Computing - Beatrix Potter

Forest School - Shelters

D&T Cooking - Vegetable Soup


Beatrix Potter World Visit

Computing - Planet Earth

Cumbria Fire Service Visit

Gymnastics Coaching

Science - Plants

Action Ants - Golf and Archery

Jigsaw Hospice Reindeer Run

D&T Cooking - Chicken and Vegetable Stew

Lakes Wildlife Park Visit


Action Ants - Junior Olympics Competition

Easter Baking