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Budding researchers filled a theatre with colourful posters and props to present a diverse variety of scientific experiments this week. A hands-on test to see which colour hair generates the most static electricity and a trial to decide if dogs… Read more

Bridging the engineering gap

April 29th, 2017

This week saw the culmination of the Prep II Bridge Building Project. The boys went through the whole design process with their bridges from the initial brief through research, planning, design, construction then finally to testing and evaluation. The boys… Read more

We are incredibly proud of Miles, who took part in the Primary Maths Challenge Bonus Round and was awarded the Bronze Award. This puts Miles in the top 1.4% of pupils that took the initial challenge. Well done to the… Read more

Celebrating Pi Day

March 18th, 2017

On the 14th March mathematicians around the world celebrated Pi Day. Prep IV have been celebrating this by carrying out mathematical investigations with circular food. Using Jammie Dodgers, Jaffa Cakes and Polos, they tested and proved the theory that the… Read more

How well do you know the coins in your pocket? The PIII boys found out a wealth of information on their visit to the Royal Mint in Llantristant. Boys were led along the full production process and learnt about the… Read more

Science Assembly

March 4th, 2017

The boys have been treated to two science assemblies this week. The first, led by Dr Wall, explained how other planets, which could sustain life, have been found. The second, led by Sam from Monmouth School’s 6th form, described his… Read more

Welsh Water Visit

February 11th, 2017

We were treated to an informative and interactive assembly on Monday morning, led by representatives from Welsh Water. While they were here they also carried out a water survey to see if we were wasting water unnecessarily – we are… Read more

Prep I Collage in Art

January 28th, 2017

Prep I have been enjoying the theme of collage in their art lessons since the start of term. They have spent time analysing the work of artist, Beth Hoeckel, and were inspired to recreate work in the syle of her… Read more

Celebration Assembly

January 28th, 2017

There was plenty to celebrate at The Grange this week during our second Celebration Assembly of the term. Tommy and Lloyd shared their recent successes in NSEA competitions and Feargus informed us of his close trampolining competition – we are… Read more

In Science this week Prep I have been learning about Light, including how much we rely on light, by having to be guided around wearing a respirator with the eyeholes taped up. Prep II have been learning about Sound and… Read more

Visit to Caerleon

January 14th, 2017

Prep II stepped back in time 2000 years when they visited Caerleon. They explored the remains of the Roman bathhouse, amphitheatre and barracks and enjoyed dressing up as legionaries whilst learning about the life of a soldier.

Heart Dissection

December 10th, 2016

Continuing their topic of Organs in the Body, Prep IV this week dissected hearts. They applied their knowledge of the circulatory system and the structure and function of the heart, identifying the chambers and blood vessels. Getting hands on with… Read more

Prep III Science

December 3rd, 2016

Carrying on with their topic of Human Development this half term, PIII have planned their own investigation into how different parts of the human body grow relative to each other. This week they carried out the practical phase of their… Read more

Chromatography in Science Club

December 3rd, 2016

This week in Science Club the boys used everyday items to conduct a chemistry investigation into the different pigments used to make colours in felt tip ink. They carried out a paper chromatography experiment using coffee filter paper, a straw,… Read more

Lego in computing

November 26th, 2016

The boys in Prep IV Computing Club have been busy building Lego Mindstorms this week. They are now looking forward to using them to complete programming challenges in the coming weeks. The boys in Prep III have also been using… Read more

There will be blood!

November 26th, 2016

This week Prep IV have been looking at the components of blood. In order to model blood they used cheerios, oats, marshmallows and food colouring to represent the different parts of the blood and consider the different proportions of each…. Read more

Cabbage PH Kids!

November 26th, 2016

This week in Science Club the boys extracted a pH indicator from cabbage. They used red cabbage, from which they extracted a pigment which changes colour in different pHs. The boys then used their own pH indicator to measure the… Read more

The boys in Prep II and Prep IV were treated to some exciting science demonstrations on Wednesday, led by Dr Danks and Dr Clarke from Monmouth School. The show ended with a huge explosion which sent ping-pong balls flying around… Read more

Dr Danks’ Chemistry assembly

November 12th, 2016

Dr Danks, from Monmouth School, led our assembly on Wednesday morning. He demonstrated lots of chemistry experiments and showed the boys how chemicals can be used as clocks. For the grand finale Dr Danks made his spooky pumpkin foam from… Read more

French Theatre Visit

October 23rd, 2016

Prep III and Prep IV enjoyed an interactive an immersive French Theatre performance last Friday. They also developed their vocabulary and listening skills.

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