Below are some highlights of our busy life at school….
Our Year 6 class took part in a very informative Pedestrian Training session on Friday afternoon where they learnt about road safety.
Year 6 had a wonderful trip to Kew Gardens where they studied the Botanical Gardens and had a lesson in identifying, naming and classifying the different plants they can find.
Some of the children made comments such as:
‘I really enjoyed the visit to Kew Gardens, the plants in the glasshouse were amazing: huge palms, cactus and some carnivorous plants too.’ N.C.
‘It was good fun doing sketches of all the plants we saw.’ L.F.
During our weekly school assembly the badges for the positions of responsibility were awarded to the elected children.
Our Junior Travel Ambassadors (JTAs) for this year attended a special workshop at Holland Park Ecology Centre which introduced them to their new roles and responsibilities.
For the second year in a row one of our students has won the inter-school competition “The best sentence” and “The best drawing” organised by Native Scientist!
Native Scientist (www.nativescientist.com) is a nonprofit enterprise which works with international scientists and teachers to promote science and language learning among school pupils. In the last two years Native Scientist has run some inspiring science-based workshops with our Primary children.
Elections of our House Captain, Vice House Captain, House Sports Captain, Vice House Sports Captain & Prefects.
Years 1 to 5 took part in a fun dance-themed workshop in the school. A couple of the children’s comments were:
“It was really exciting because we did really fun warming up exercises” S.A.
“We danced lots and listened to funny Cartoon Music.” G.F.
Elections for our Head Girl, Head Boy and their Deputies.
E-safety Meeting for parents and carers.
We participated in the annual Jeans for Genes fundraising event to raise money for children in the UK affected by life changing genetic disorders. If you would like to read more information about the charity please visit the website at http://www.jeansforgenesday.org/
The Year 4 children had a wonderful time at the Poltrona Frau art workshop run by Andrea Bartoli (founder of Farm Cultural Park and Cristina Nardi). They produced some amazing pieces of art and made comments such as:
“Yesterday I went on a trip and I liked it because I drew things and I like drawing. We did two videos about
what we made and I had so much fun” – E.P.
“We did an art project about a front of a house and we saw a video of Favara in Sicily. I would recommend it
to a friend because it was a lot of fun. And at the end they gave us a yummy biscuit.” – S.V.
We were very pleased to receive a visit from Perform. By all accounts the
children had a fantastic time exploring the theme of Under The Sea and using drama, dance and singing to
help develop their confidence, concentration and social skills.
Elections for our new School Council. For those who are not familiar with this
arrangement, a school council is a group of children elected by their class to represent their opinions and
raise issues with the head teachers and governors in the school – this mainly takes the form of meetings
chaired by a class teacher or key stage co-ordinator. The school council can also take forward projects on
behalf of the children and be involved in planning and things like the School Development Plan and
interviewing new staff.
We were visited by a delegation of Italian senators. They were all extremely impressed
with the children and the school, and were full of praise for what the school is achieving so far and its future