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World Read Aloud Day

On February 16th, Year 5 and Year 6 celebrated World Read Aloud Day, a great initiative which motivates children, teenagers, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and creates a community of readers taking action to show the world that the right to literacy belongs to all people! World Read Aloud Day is celebrated by millions of people in more than 100 countries.
 
The children came to school with their childhood favourites and spent the day sharing these books. A highlight of the day was when the older children took their stories and props (teddies, objects and puppets) to read to the younger ones. As you will see from the pictures this was a great success – the children were totally engaged in the stories and it was an absolute pleasure to witness the childrens’ interaction.
 
This was also the beginning of Year 5’s Sponsored Read Aloud Event – a four day event aimed to inspire young readers, whilst they raise money for one of the school charities: Juegaterapia.
 
 




Safer Internet Day 2017

 

Be the change - unite for a better internet! This was the tagline behind this year´s Safer Internet Day (https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2017) As always, we did a huge celebration of this day in Primary from EYFS through to Year 6. All the year groups had a range of fun and current activities to complete in the day, with their class teachers. Then, at the end of the day, I did a special assembly for the whole of the juniors. I covered all the fundamentals of internet safety in my assembly. However, I also looked at raising awareness of how much screen time children have out of school. There is more to life than be sat in front of a screen at the weekends! The children certainly agreed. One class, even brought in a range of creative things that they had done at home with their parents, the evening after the assembly. I also did an assembly for KS1 on the Thursday, with a similar focus. A very positive experience all round.

Safer Internet Day compliments the many lessons that the children have throughout the year on this hugely important subject.

Mr. L Tamblyn (Primary eLearning Coordinator) 

 

 
 
 




Princesses and Knights Theme day

Year 1 have been learning about Castles. To celebrate the end of this Topic we had a theme day and dressed as someone that may have lived in a Castle. We made crowns, shields, had a parade and even had a banquet lunch!




Year 1 trip to Manzanares Castle

Year 1’s had a very enjoyable trip to Manzanares Castle. We had a chance to follow a trail to find all the things that we have been learning about in class and practise the new vocabulary we have learnt. We saw many things including armour, the arrow slits, ramparts, the bailey, towers, flags and the battlements. The children loved walking down the long spiral staircase! It was a bit windy but we were very lucky to see the sun all day.




KS1 Science Show

In KS1 we had an exciting visit from ‘Fun Science’ in the form of a Science Show on Thursday 26th January. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves learning about air pressure and chemical reactions. We took part in an imaginary journey to an island where a wizard lived! The Scientist needed help to solve a mystery using Science. We all had fun and learnt a lot!




Year 6 WW2 Evacuation Day

 

On May 25th, Year 6 students took a trip back in time to the 1940’s; to experience what life would have been like as an evacuee during the tragic Second World War. The children brought their hand-made gas mask boxes to school, alongside their suitcases, which were packed with all essentials –clothes, toothpaste, cuddly toys, a snack for the train journey and even some surprise, emotional letters from parents.

To begin the day, the evacuees waved a tearful goodbye to their families, and set off on the journey to Cornwall. After boarding the steam-train (classrooms with rows of tables) the pupils opened their suitcases and explained why they had brought each of their belongings. They then played a typical old fashioned game called ´Beetle´ with their new found friends. Once the journey had ended, the children gathered in the movement room, ready to be interviewed by potential foster parents; they were asked questions like ¨How strong are you?¨or ¨Can you milk a cow?¨.  After being selected one by one, they went along with their new families to write a letter home describing how they felt on their first day away from home.

Well done to all the students and teachers who did a wonderful job at keeping in character role throughout the day. The children had a great experience, and most importantly gained an insight into how difficult life was to be an evacuee child during the War.





Year 6 Transition Day 1

 

The children came back buzzing from the experience in the Seniors from the Transition Day. They could be heard sharing stories about the different lessons that they had. From PE to French, they had 7 different lessons with as many teachers. A small taste of what life will be like everyday in September.

Here is a quote from one of the pupils:

We had a Physics lesson with Mr Jordan. The truth is, we all enjoyed the activities and the challenges that we were given. We couldn’t stop gazing around the laboratory in awe!

We had to solve and prove it. Our first mission complete, we moved on to a new experiment. The second experiment was based on magnets. Testing different things, we answered the questions that appeared on a sheet. Once that was done, a challenge was set up. Using the equipment provided, we had to manage the impossible: Make a paperclip float. Using our magnetic knowledge – we did it!  

Valeria – Year 6





Goodbye Year 6

On Friday, Year 6 enjoyed their Graduation ceremony. This moment marks a key point for Year 6 as they begin their journey from the Primary school and into the Secondary School. The ceremony was World War Two themed to reflect their recent class topic and they entertained their audience with songs from the era. Jokes, memories, stories, poems and writing all played a part in creating a wonderful afternoon of entertainment and reflection. All Year 6 pupils also received a book as a reminder of their time in Primary. We hope it will bring you much pleasure in the years to come.

Thank you Year 6 and we wish you every luck in Year 7!





Year 6 Trip to Cullera

 
Year 6s set off on Sunday morning to Cullera, Valencia, and the early start was worth it.  We were greeted by glorious sunshine and a beautiful beach.  We got to know our monitors quickly and found out they were absolutely amazing and had more energy than us at times, making sure we had fun every second of the day. We went on various trips that included a day out to Terra Mitica, with some of us braving the highest and fastest rollercoasters, and a boat trip around the Albufera Natural Park , taking in the beauty of our surroundings. Another day saw us at BioParc, this is no regular park but a place where we learned about Africa and saw the different animals which come from various areas on the continent. The rest of the time was spent either jumping waves or perfecting our swimming skills in the beautiful clear waters that Cullera is lucky to have or spending time together, forming new friendships,  and joining in with the many games and activities that were prepared for us.  It was a great week and we all came back tired but tanned.
 




Year 4 Love Ancient Egypt!

Year 4 have been celebrating all things Egyptian in several fun-filled Egyptian days! We had a great time learning coordinates through Egyptian tomb painting and trialed our problem solving strategies by building 3D pyramids. We investigated the Afterlife by mummifying a teacher; designing, sculpting and painting our very own death masks and creating some disgusting…

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5B Stem Projects

5B have been involved in an exciting project to show their knowledge, passion and creativity in the world of Science, Mathematics and Technology. They combined it with learning how to use Google and Keynote for making presentations.

 

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The House Lunches

Over the last few weeks, the house captains have organised our special annual event, The House Lunch. This fantastic initiative invites all of the children from a particular house to play games with each other. This is from Years 3 to 6.  They then go to the dining room to have lunch together and get…

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eSafety Assembly by Class 6T

With the Hour of Code and Safer Internet Day just around the corner, what better time to have a class assembly on the importance of internet safety. Class 6T did a great performance on the SMART rules of internet safety. Each of the SMART letters have a specific meaning which was played by superheroes. They…

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Victorian Food Open Afternoon in Year 6

On Thursday 24th November, the Parents of Year 6 students were welcomed into school for an Open afternoon filled with the taste of  Victorian food. Children had prepared a comprehensive range of typical foods from the era, including dishes such as Victorian Sponge Cake, Ginger Nut  Buns, Hedgehogs of Fruit, Trifle, Biscuits and a range of…

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