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Posted on: December 11th 2020

Year 5 Victorian Days

Year 5 pupils celebrate the Victorians

Year 5 teachers Mr Platt and Miss Griffin arranged 2 full ‘Victorian days’ for their year 5 Sparrowhawks and Kestrel classes last week, which proved a fantastic success for all involved.  The year 5 children had the opportunity to experience a number of activities.  For one of the days Miss Griffin ran a Victorian school day and as part of this day the children were asked to attend school in a Victorian costume. The day consisted of traditional handwriting skills using a quill and ink and they used blackboards to work on our maths skills among a number of other Victorian classroom activities. The children had a wonderful time and did their best to avoid having to wear the dunce hat! There was also some Victorian drills for PE. 

On day two Mr Platt offered the children the opportunity to participate in Brunel bridge building. The children had been learning about learning about Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the English civil engineer, considered one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history.  The children spent a few weeks studying different bridge structures and considering the materials and designs used to create a bridge with strength. They then used this knowledge to plan, design and create their own bridges using TechCard (a building system made of card) and string.                

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A message from Suzanne Flack (Executive Principal) and Rebecca Collins (Head of School) Posted on: 24/01/2020

A message from Suzanne Flack (Executive Principal) and Rebecca Collins (Head of School)

It’s been great to see so many of you at our class assemblies over the last few weeks. This is such a great opportunity for our pupils to perform and share their work and it’s a lovely way for us to all start the day. We are very excited to be hosting the Holland Park Opera who will be performing The Pirates of Penzance in our school hall in March. This is part of a tour which starts in London and finishes down in Penzance. Lots of our KS2 children will take part in workshops as well as watching a live operatic performance. It promises to be an amazing event and we look forward to sharing the photos with you. As always we ask you to be considerate when parking near the school. We want all of our children to be safe as they leave the site and our neighbours need access to their properties at all times. The local PCSO and traffic warden will be spending much more time around our site to ensure that everyone is abiding by the rules. We also request that you switch off your engine as soon as you have parked. All the research shows the negative impact idling engines on the quality of air which means that it is another risk for our students and obviously not good for the environment. If everyone could switch off their engines this would dramatically improve the air quality around our site and would be hugely beneficial for everyone. We hope that you are able to support us with this vital initiative. Our annual stargazing event will be happening on February 13th. This is always such a popular and interesting evening and a key event in our school diary. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a dry and clear night.Categories: 1 CategorySchool News
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