Year 3 were very lucky to have a talk today from local stained glass artist Derek Hunt and his trainee Juliet. As a link with our topic of Caves, Caravans and Castles (homes through the ages) and Science (Changing Materials) we found out about an ancient craft that has been relatively unchanged since the 12th Century.


The children learned about the design of the windows, as well as the tools and materials used to create colour and texture. Derek brought some of his special tools, including a badger brush and an English stippling brush. The children also got to smell a secret ingredient used to mix the paint ….. Lavender! We saw many examples of Derek’s designs, in churches, museums and hospitals from Medbourne to Scotland. We particularly enjoyed looking for the pork pie hidden in the window of a church in Melton Mowbray.


What a great way to start our topic – thank you Derek and Juliet.




Our Vision

“At Loatlands Primary School we aim to nurture children with the skills and qualities to strive for excellence and flourish in a modern world.

We aim to grow together as a ‘school family’ to develop lasting learning partnerships and the respect of others."

Upcoming Events

31 Jan
Reception screening-named children
Thu 31, 01 2019 9:30 am - 11:30 am
6 Feb
PALS Disco
Wed 06, 02 2019 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
11 Feb
Culture Week
Mon 11, 02 2019 - Fri 15, 02 2019
12 Feb
KS1 Dodgeball at Montsaye
Tue 12, 02 2019 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
13 Feb
Family Open Afternoon
Wed 13, 02 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
15 Feb
Term 3 Ends
Fri 15, 02 2019

Contact Us

Postal Address

Loatlands Primary School,
Harrington Road,
NN14 2NJ

Tel/Fax: 01536 506404

Key Contacts:

Headteacher: Mr A R Izzard-Snape

Deputy Headteacher:  Miss J P Heald

Assistant Headteacher & SENDCO: Mrs S Roper

Chair of Governors:    Ms T Jones