Mock Trial: The Case of Jonny Rotten

6A have had the most amazing opportunity today! We were granted access to Ipswich Crown Court to perform our very own mock trial. A very special and unique experience given many adults haven’t had the opportunity to see inside a real court before! 


With confidence, flare and imagination, 6A acted out their courtroom drama. Many of them had spent their own time editing their lines, thinking about props and producing impressive articles and drawings. Their effort was outstanding and they left the Judge very impressed (and with a high score and a chance of getting into the final of the competition)!
The children were incredible and a real credit to the school. They dressed in real gowns and wigs, sat where real criminals have sat and got to quiz a real Judge about his best, most interesting and most difficult cases.
Here are just a few of the things children said after their visit:

I can’t believe I was a judge! I sat where they sit; a memorable experience that I will treasure for a life-time, even though I’m not sure about horse-hair wigs!

It was a sensational performance that our class presented to a real judge. 

It was awesome that we were in a real courtroom and we heard some funny and some serious stories – especially the one about the pineapples!

It was a once in a lifetime experience and I’m very lucky to have had the opportunity. I can’t believe Jonny Rotten stole my bike!

It wasn’t what I had in mind, but it was amazing nonetheless. I loved it when we asked the judge about his favourite court case, and he told us the whole story.

Today, I felt the experience was amazing! I sat where a real usher would sit. Even though I felt very nervous, I enjoyed it very much.

It was extremely fun and I loved seeing everyone in their costumes. The courtroom was a lovely environment, and everyone there was kind and smiling, no matter how serious their jobs actually were.

It was a once in a lifetime experience. I couldn’t have wanted it any other way. I’m glad Jonny Rotten didn’t get away with the crime!

It was nothing like I expected. I thought it might be like the Houses of Parliament, but it was actually really modern inside. I loved every bit of the experience, even though I was found guilty.

It was an indescribable experience – one I will never forget.

The trip was breathtaking – the ability to sit in a real courtroom, and witness how a real trial would go down, was exhilarating.

*Although we are strictly not allowed to post any photos from court on the internet, there will be a small display of photos in the classroom 

6B in Court!

6B have had the most amazing opportunity today! We were granted access to Ipswich Crown Court to perform our very own mock trial. A very special and unique experience given many adults haven’t had the opportunity to see inside a real court before!

 With confidence, flare and imagination, 6B acted out their courtroom drama. Many of them had spent their own time editing their lines, thinking about props and producing impressive articles and drawings. Their effort was outstanding and they left the Judge very impressed (and with a high score and a chance of getting into the final of the competition)!
The children were incredible and a real credit to the school. They dressed in real gowns and wigs, sat where real criminals have sat and got to quiz a real Judge about his best, most interesting and most difficult cases.
Here are just a few of the things children said after their visit:

Walking through the doors took my breath away, seeing the whole room laid out as a proper court.

It was a phenomenal experience to be able to talk to a real judge and find out about all of the best cases he has presided over. 

It was a unique, once in a life time, experience that I would not normally be able to do. 

It was really exciting to try something really different to anything we have ever tried before! 

It was both nerve wracking and exciting to be in a courtroom, having to speak and lay out a case!

It was an incredible experience being able to watch our class each take on their characters and play out a courtroom drama

I felt uncomfortable, but official in a proper lawyers wig and gown! The reason they wore them was because they are tradition. They used to be fashionable and only the rich use to be able to afford them.

It was a wonderful experience seeing everyone dressed up in white wigs and shirts, feeling very important! 

*Although we are strictly not allowed to post any photos from court on the internet, there will be a small display of photos in the classroom for anyone who wants to take a peek!

Court Trial Preparations

Year 6 are enthusiastically preparing for next week’s wonderful opportunity to re-enact a court trial within the real-life setting of Ipswich Crown Court. The children have been inspired to re-write their parts in order to develop their chosen characters in their own unique styles.

The practice today was sensational. Year 6 stand a very good chance of doing well in this trial competition, especially with their keenness to bring in, and develop, their props to ensure they are as believable in character as possible. Many thanks to all those who have engaged with this to try and make it a huge success.

Lego Inspiration for the Future

This morning Year 6 used lego, drawings and their imaginations to create a mode of transport, or a building, for the future. They worked in pairs to think about how to make something more futuristic, useful and interesting. With their unique and creative ideas, their future is looking bright! 

Collaborative World Maps in Year 6

Today, the Year 6 children completed their continent contributions to our whole class Map of the World. An accurate and skilled collection of work was created, together with some thoughtful fact files written with other Year 6 children’s interests in mind.

Year 6 Mystery Maths

Year 6 have been hard at work finishing the last of their Autumn assessments. They have focused really well and are now blowing off some steam, working in teams to solve some mathematical mysteries!

Mastering Map Making!

The Year Six children have been hard at work this afternoon developing their team skills and geographical knowledge. Using multiple sources, they are working together to create a beautifully presented continent, providing as much information as possible and adding newly-learned cultural details.

Awards Around School

Haojia, Harry and Noah completed a 1.5 km run at Chantry Park. Well done boys!

Riagan won Gold in the Manchester Youth Karate Open Championship and first place in the MEOPHAM Open Championship. He says his success is done to perseverance and never giving up when training is hard. Well done!

Engineering Morning

Year 6 were immersed in engineering again this morning. Mr Carr kindly set up a creative bridge building session to encourage the children to think about engineering and the skills required to succeed. It was a superb way of linking technology and creating products. It was also important to give the children visions of a potential future career opportunities.Many thanks goes to Mr Carr for sharing his expertise and time.