When we think of Pisa scores (Programme for International Student Assessment), the focus tends to be on rankings for maths, science and reading and sees countries such as Finland, Korea and Singapore and their practice, having heavy influence on subsequent initiatives chosen by policy makers amongst...
Class 3 & 4 have been brushing up on their poetry skills this half-term. Using their Science topic ‘Animals, including Humans’ to inspire a wide range of poetry writing. They’ve use repetition, rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, onomatopoeia and plenty of other devices to entertain the reader.
These sessions included plenty of collaborative learning, take a look at our group poem below…
The star writer this week is Sadie for a very entertaining poem about pigs. Enjoy...
Class 3 & 4 were excited to learn about the festival of lights, commonly referred to as Diwali.
They hit the streets to decorate the entrance with beautiful Rangoli patterns.
These designs welcome the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi in to school. She is often seen carrying lotus blossoms and showering coins on the ground. Hindus believe that Lakshmi fills the home with her protective spirit, wards off misfortune and encourages prosperity.
Belated Happy Diwali to all those who celebrate!
Year 3 & 4 headed down to Butser Farm, an archaeological open-air museum. Butser features experimental reconstructions of prehistoric, Romano-British and Anglo-Saxon buildings.
The trip was a great educational day out, brining the past to life with hands on, immersive and practical acclivities with all the children getting involved.
The farm is located in the South Downs National Park, and the reconstructed ancient buildings on the farm made it feel as if the children were truly stepping back in time.
A great day outside for the class learning lots on the trip at Butser Farm
This is Charlotte's HUGE achievement this week passing her exam with the highest result out of all the children taking it with the Royal Schools of Music.
Whats on your plate?
During the half-term, as part of our Science topic, Class 3 & 4 created their own 3D healthy plate.
They clearly put a lot of thought and effort into their designs, thinking carefully about what food items contribute towards a balanced meal.Upper school went to Holland Park for their first Forest School session of the year.
Time To Shine
Parents were invited into their child's classroom once again this term to view the learning they have been doing so far this term.
This was a lovely chance to celebrate the children's successes and for parents to see what the children have been up to inside the classroom.