Trips and Events

February 2020

Book Week

Every year we celebrate World Book Day with a book week of our own.  For the last three years we have held a joint book week with the Junior School so our families can share the excitement.  All classes from Nursery to year 6 use the same book as a stimulus for exciting learning opportunities.  Last year we chose 'In the Attic' by Satoshi Kitamura and this year we had a theme of ‘animals’ and studied the book 'A Mouse Called Julian' by Joe Todd-Stanton.  

Children enjoyed discussing the characters and predicting what might happen next. They had fun dressing up as animals and book characters on Friday, as well as getting into our pyjamas for a bedtime story earlier in the week. We even had ‘buddy reading’ sessions with classes in the Junior school and on Friday lunchtime the children had the opportunity to win golden tickets which were randomly placed under some of the dinner plates by our catering company Radish. The lucky winners were given a book as a prize! Thank you also to all of you for supporting the Scholastic Book Fair and attending Reading mornings with the children.

 

January 2020

Science Day

Annually we hold a Science Day and we invite parents to join us in class during the morning of Science Day.  Throughout the school – from the 2-year olds to Year 2 - the children took part in many exciting investigations and experiments!  Parents also had the opportunity to speak to their class about their hobby or job which is science related e.g. physics and forensic photography and bees.

The children had a super Science Day on Friday 10 January and took part in many activities.  Each class has been learning about plants and the whole school took part in an experiment to find out if larger hands can pick up the most pasta. 

Many children wore a science related top and some dressed as astronauts and scientists!  The adults at school joined in too!

Thank you to all the parents who came into school on the morning to take part in science activities and for speaking about your science related jobs/hobbies.  The children loved having you in with them.  Here is some of the feedback we received:

Really enjoyed the hands on experiments!  I love getting involved in my child’s learning.

We enjoyed learning about germs and getting sticky.  I think it really made the children realise how important washing hands is.

It was really fun and child led focus, great time had by all.  Really got the children thinking that science is everywhere.

I’ve enjoyed learning things myself!  It was interesting to hear about the jobs that the other parents do and see the children participate in experiments.

Lovely to see how the children all engaged with the science and useful to let them explore (I’m inclined to answer).

 

November 2019

Fudge Day

Thank you to all parents, relatives and friends who came into school for Fudge Day. We hope you enjoyed spending time in the children's classrooms and joining in with some fun activities. We have had some great feedback and the children really enjoyed the experience. 

Remembrance Day

The children have been very busy this week doing some amazing artwork on the theme of Remembrance Day. Today, we gave a special assembly to explain to the children why we remember this very important day. A big thank you for all your donations for the Poppy Appeal.

 

October 2019

Harvest Festival

A very big thank you for all the generous donations for our harvest festival. We have delivered everything to the Kingston Foodbank. Thank you also to the parents who came in to help us pack up the food and drive it to the foodbank. 

Year 2 DT Day

Year 2 had a really fun and successful DT day on Tuesday 15 October. The children learnt many new skills, including sawing and hammering which helped them to build their bug hotels. Many thanks to the parents who helped out in class and for all the resources provided.