Key research undertaken by the University of Durham, which focussed on assessment of over 70,000 children throughout the UK, recently found that the quality of teaching and learning in a child’s reception year has the most significant and sustainable impact on future academic success.
Parents were invited into their child's classroom 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.
Year 5 and 6 Soap Sculptures
Here are some wonderful photos of Inuit-inspired animal sculpture, using the technique of carving. The topic for Year 5 & 6 was Humanities Frozen Kingdoms.
British Confectioner’s Association (BCA)
Year 5 and 6 were tasked by the British Confectioner’s Association (BCA) to create a classification system, much like Linnaeus’s classification system for nature, to try and organise its records as the variety of sweets in the world expands. The sweets we had to classify were: Haribo, lliquorice allsorts, smarties, fruit pastels and randoms. Each group had lots of fun and had a wide variety of classification keys and questions.
Years 3 and 4 Assembly
Years 3 and 4 put on a small production of consolidating the topics for this term. It was a truly wonderful performance, well done to all who participated.
Trip to Battersea Park and the Science Museum
Nursery have been on two very enjoyable excursions to Battersea Park and the Science Museum, here are some highlights of the fun they had on these trips.
Easter Bonnet Parade!
Today was the last day of term before the Easter holidays. To mark this occasion we started with a fun Easter egg hunt around the school and finished with our Easter Bonnet Parade. We asked the children to make a bonnet or hat with an Easter theme of their choice, the children showcased their creative creations around the local streets.