Year 6 enjoyed a great - if rather wet - day out at Denham Country Park on Thursday. Although the weather wasn't particularly kind at the start of the day, it did improve as the day went on and they even saw a glimpse of the sun! During the day the children took part in three activities: River Dipping, River Dynamics and a Wild Walk. During River Dipping, they were able to find a variety of river life and look at them closely with magnifying glasses in order to identify them; during River Dynamics the children took part in scientific investigations to measure the width of the river, the depth of the river and the rate of flow of the river; and on the Wild Walk, they explored the park and visited the canal lock (this even included a game of Pooh Sticks!) A great day was had by all and we were very impressed with the children's behaviour and with how much they have learned so far from the Year 6 river topic!
What a fantastic day! Yesterday, the whole school spent the day learning about each year group's chosen country.
Year 3s learnt about Italy, finding out about the ancient Romans, making lovely mosaic flowers and birds, writing about the mosaics and ending the day making pizzas!
Our Year 4s decided on Australia as their country to learn about and found out where in the world Australia is, learnt about the animals and culture, learnt some Australian school songs and made kangaroo burgers!
As Miss Naulls is Canadian, the obvious choice for Year 5s country was Canada. They learnt 101 facts about Canada and made Poutine, you can't go far wrong with chips, gravy and cheese!
Year 6 learnt about India, they researched the traditions and customs, designed their own Mehndi patterns, made samosas and recapped everything they learnt in a leaflet.
During the evening, all of the food that was made during the day was ready for all the parents to try. We had a great turnout so thank you to everyone who came and tried all of the great food!
On Tuesday, pupils from all year groups competed in their houses for a chance to crown their house as the first Volleyball champions! The competition was close throughout and relied on Year 3 to settle it in the final game! In the end Ealing beat Pinewood by one point to clinch the title with Shepperton and Elstree third and fourth but only two points behind Pinewood in second! Well done to all pupils who showed terrific sportsmanship! What a fun day!
On Monday night, some of our Upper School Choir took part in an incredible event in London, performing to a SOLD OUT O2 Arena!
Our pupils, along with hundreds of other schools filled the huge venue and performed the most incredible show of pop songs and musical numbers set to a breathtaking light show making Monday a night that very few people will ever forget!
Today we gave out our Believe, Achieve, Succeed awards to 3 children from each class. These awards are prestigious and given out to those children who have made the most progress during the Autumn term. Well done to everyone!
Year 5 celebrated their new topic with 'Greek Day' yesterday which was a huge success. They started their journey to Ancient Greece by partaking in some of the popular Greek arts. They made beautiful masks, which they then wore to present their Greek myth theatre. After that, they were hungry for a snack, so everyone tried some Greek delicacies including pita bread, tzatziki, feta cheese and yogurt. They ended the day finishing their art projects - Kipling class made Greek Pots and Morpurgo class made Greek Lyres.
The year group had such a wonderful time, thank you to the wonderful Miss Ghedia and Miss Naulls for organising such a wonderful day!
A huge well done to everyone in Lower School who took part in this year's production! This year, the performance was called 'The Inn Crowd' which told the story of a group of disgruntled animals in a stable watching the people of Bethlehem celebrate Census Day - Merry Census! They were up in arms and paws when they found out that their owner had let the last little square of space in the barn to a pregnant lady... This is starting to sound familiar...
Well done to the Year 4s who performed their roles beautifully and thank you to the Year 3s for helping with the singing!
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