Friday, 14 February 2020

E for Effort

Every week, teachers recognise pupils in their class who have made an extra effort. These pupils are presented with the E for Effort cup during our whole school assembly.

Congratulations to all of the wonderful children who made an extra effort this week.


Monday, 10 February 2020

E for Effort

Every week, teachers recognise pupils in their class who have made an extra effort. These pupils are presented with the E for Effort cup during our whole school assembly.

Congratulations to all of the wonderful children who made an extra effort last week.


Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Year 6: Macbeth Workshop

To complete their study of Shakespeare's Macbeth, Year 6 participated in an all-day workshop with John from Splats Entertainment.

The children were sorted into four groups, with each group challenged to learn a different part of the play. With roles allocated and props distributed, Year 6 began learning their lines and rehearsing their scenes with the expert guidance of the workshop director. At the same time, some groups created props. To conclude the workshop, Year 3 joined Year 6 as an appreciative audience for the dramatic final show.

With just a day to learn and rehearse their scenes, it was wonderful to witness the impressive performance of Year 6 as they conveyed the tragedy of Macbeth.

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Year 5: Planetarium Visit

Year 5 braved the dreary weather, busy commuter trains and a very steep hill to visit the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. First on the schedule was a wonderfully immersive show at the planetarium. Then, they had the opportunity to explore the interactive rooms, stepping back in time to learn about the history of astronomy and space exploration. The children touched one of the oldest objects in the world: a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite formed around the same time as the Earth and the Sun. To round off the day, Year 5 climbed up to the top of the observatory to see the large equatorial telescope. The children all agreed that their visit to the  Royal Observatory was out of this world!


Year 2 History: Making Bread

Year 2 have just started their new History topic on The Great Fire of London. To understand how the fire started, the children put themselves in the shoes of the baker Thomas Farriner. His bakery in Pudding Lane was Great Fire of London on 2 September 1666

The children began by carefully measuring out the correct ingredients. They then kneaded the dough, allowed it to rise and shaped it. Year 2 developed a good understanding of how Thomas Farriner made bread and they also started to make comparisons with bread making today.




Monday, 3 February 2020

E for Effort

Every week, teachers recognise pupils in their class who have made an extra effort. These pupils are presented with the E for Effort cup during our whole school assembly.

Congratulations to all of the wonderful children who made an extra effort last week.

Friday, 31 January 2020

Year 1: Computing

In Literacy, Year 1 have been reading 'Commotion in the Ocean'. They have been looking at non-fiction and have been on a fact-finding mission.

The children have been inspired by the illustrator's style to draw underwater pictures. They learnt how to use an iPad app called 'Drawing Pad', exploring the different painting tools to create their masterpieces. Year 1 enjoyed this task and became quite adept at using the app to create a range of artistic effects.