SCHOOL BLOG

 

17th November 2017 - Anti-Bullying Week

As part of anti-bullying week, the children will be doing some activities on this today. More to follow.

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week

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COME IN TO SEE WHAT YOUR CHILD IS DOING IN CLASS….

We will need to limit numbers so if you cannot come along this term, we will be letting you have dates for next term. The following dates are available, please ring the school office to book your time :

Monday 27th November  10am – 10.45am

Thursday 30th November 2pm – 2.45pm

Tuesday 12th December 10am – 10.45am

 

16th November 2017 - What's going on in school?

As part of their 'Scrumdiddlyumptious!' topic, Year 3 looked at some revolting food from around the world and discussed that what is normal for some people is horrible for others!

They also wrote a recipe for making haggis, the Scottish speciality.

In Year 4, as part of their 'Potions' topic, the children have been looking at Roald Dahl's story, The BFG. Following on from their science focus on sound, the children have now been learning about solids, liquids and gases.

Year 5 have had some time machines built in their classes as part of their new 'Time Traveller' topic. The one in Cormorants is so convincing, we fully expect Dr Who, or maybe even a dinosaur to turn up at any moment!

Talking of building things in classrooms, Year 6 have been lucky enough to have a fully operational Anderson shelter built for them in one of the classrooms in Year 6, thanks to the creative dedication by our staff. This is to link with their 'A Child's War' topic. Groups of children have been lucky enough to have writing sessions inside the shelter, sitting amongst authentic items such as tinned food, ration books and an old-fashioned telephone. Whilst there, they've been writing their evacuee diary entries using 1940's-style language features. Please see photos here of some members of Green Hub inside the shelter.

Remember that you can check each year group's topics in the curriculum section.

Don't forget to look at the Twitter feed at the bottom of this page for other updates on school life and activities.

 

9th November 2017

Parents' Evening Booking System is now live. Click here to book your appointment...

Remember, the Parents' Evening Booking system goes live 9/11/17

Merits- 6th November

Hawking are currently in the lead with a total of 429 merits! Head over to our Merits page to see individual class information...

Dates for your Diary 

Unfortunately, we have had to change some dates posted earlier on in the year.  Please note the date changes written in bold.

  • Parents’ Evening:  Wednesday 22nd November  The Booking system goes live 9/11/17
  • National Anti Bullying Week: 13th – 17th November
  • Children in Need Mufti Day: Friday 17th November (please bring along a £1)
  • Christmas Fayre: Friday 1st December
  • Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Lunch: Tuesday 19th December
  • Christmas Service at The Minster : Wednesday 20th December 

Latest Newsletter!

Celebrations and Successes! - 6th November 2017

This week we have all enjoyed celebrating Black History Month. Well done to all the children and staff for an amazing week, and what a great way to start the week with this morning's celebration assembly. Please check the image gallery, as new work will be added through the coming days.

We have learnt about famous artists and designers and had a go at African Drumming and Steel Pans.  Thank you to Mr Pinto and Mr Saunders for organising an exciting and memorable week!

Some of our Year 5 and 6 children took part in a Tag Rugby event.  They won all 5 matches and now represent the school in the finals on 20th November. They were awarded certificates in Worship this morning.

After the event, Mr Davies was awarded ‘Coach of the Day’ for his enthusiasm and good sportsmanship.    

 

Artist of the Month

Well done to artist of the month, Caden in Avocets, for his amazing Basquiat artwork. It was hard to choose a winner, with amazing efforts also from Kameryn, Joisiah O, Simone and Ryan.

 

Brighten Your Bag Competiton - 3rd November 2017

Well done to the winners and all those who particiapted in this competiton. Prizes and certificates were handed out in this morning's assembly. You can see photos attached in this section.

 

Black History Week - 2nd November 2017

Today we had an amazing steel pan collective worship and workshops throughout the day. How lovely to hear the children singing along to Bob Marley's 'Three Little Birds' in worship. You can see a slelection of photos and video clips in the gallery here.

 

Black History Week -  w/c 30th Oct 2017

This week sees a programme of exciting events to celebrate Black History Week. On Monday we have a drumming assembly, followed by African drumming and steel drum workshops for the pupils throughout the week. We will be also learning about various key African figures today and throughout history, and incorporating them into our curriculum subjects.

On Friday, parents will be able to see work done by the students throughout the week, displayed in the school hall.

 

PGL and Trips

This week saw our Year 6 children head off to Dorset for their PGL trip. The remaining Year 6 students have an exciting programme of trips to ensure they don't miss out on any fun, including the Natural History Museum, the Museum of Croydon and The Museum of London.

On Monday we see the return of Year 6 and we also welcome Father Bayes for collective worship.

 

Workshops

Don't forget, our exciting workshops begin today. If your child is staying for the second workshop, remember to collect them from their usual classroom at 4pm.

 

 


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