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10 January
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EPIPHANY CELEBRATION AT ST. GEORGE’S

EPIPHANY CELEBRATION AT ST. GEORGE’S   –   Monday 8h January 2018  

On Monday 8th January, on the invitation of the Reverend Kate McNeice, we had a lovely EPIPHANY CELEBRATION at St. George’s Church.

EPIPHANY is the ‘Feast of The Three Kings’ (which is actually on 6th January) and marks the end of the Christmas season

Kate comes into school most Thursdays to lead assemblies and on this occasion we decided, once again, to hold our assembly at our nearest church, where Kate leads Sunday services. It was a great opportunity for the children to sing the Christmas carols they have been learning to the Whole school community, including many of our parents, in two separate Key Stage assemblies. The songs included ‘Go Tell it on the Mountain’, ‘We Three Kings’, ‘Joy to the World’, ‘Mary had a Baby and ‘La Marimorena’ (This year’s Spanish Flamenco Christmas Carol, which the KS2 children chose from a selection of Spanish villancicos). The children sang beautifully and we’re very proud of them.

Thank you to all the parents who attended and also to Kate for leading the assembly and making us so welcome.

We always welcome visits and talks about the range of major world faiths that our children study within their R.E. curriculum. If you are able to come in and talk about your faith to a class, year group or larger group of children, we will be very happy to have you in school. Please contact your child’s class teacher OR Miss Waggett (our R.E. leader) if you are interested.

05 January
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World War 2 – Poo!

Today we explored the diet of a WW2 soldier and compared it to the diet of a modern day soldier.

*No actual poo was used in the delivery of this lesson…

13 December
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Year 4 Official Photographer – Christmas Play

Year 4’s Official Photographer (Mr. Aitchison) has kindly shared some of the photos he took during yesterday’s performance. Thank you!

11 December
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Year 4 – Dress Rehearsal

Final rehearsal before the ‘big one’ to parents tomorrow and Wednesday!

07 December
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Panto Time

23 November
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Melt in the mouth!

Today we investigated how a solid can turn into a liquid and a liquid into a solid. We discussed how the particles changed when they reached their melting point or freezing point.

We then explored melting points using chocolate.

 

15 November
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Think like an author!

Year 4 were privileged to receive a workshop from the professional author, Mr. Matt Whyman!

Mr. Whyman imparted pearls of wisdom on the creative process of writing: it is okay to stare out of the window when generating ideas! When writing a piece of work, take your time with the planning stage so that your writing comes naturally when the pen hits the paper!

Thank you for inspiring us, Mr. Whyman.

Please visit his website at: http://www.mattwhyman.com/

26 October
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Shanghai Day – Term 1

The last Wednesday of Term One marked the first Geography Enrichment Day of the year; it was a truly memorable experience with all children showing great enthusiasm for the subject of ‘Earth Writing’ (Geo = Greek for ‘Earth’; Graph = Greek for ‘writing’).
Based around the most populated city in the world, the day focused on the Human and Physical Geography of Shanghai. A particular highlight has to be the whole school conducting morning stretches in unison, as well as standing to attention whilst the National Anthem played and the Union Flag was raised.
The custom of raising the flag and having school-wide stretches takes part in all Chinese schools, usually commencing at 7:30am!
Well done to all children for their continued enthusiasm for Geography! The next Geography Enrichment Day will be on 8th February 2018 based on the theme, ‘Who do you [Geographically] think you are?’
​I hope you are all looking forward to it,
Mr. Goodeal​
18 October
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Geography, Geography Everywhere!

Today marked the first Geography Enrichment Day of the year; it was a truly memorable experience with all children showing great enthusiasm for the subject of ‘Earth Writing’ (Geo = Greek for ‘Earth’; Graph = Greek for ‘writing’).

Based around the most populated city in the world, today focused on the Human and Physical Geography of Shanghai. A particular highlight has to be the whole school conducting morning stretches in unison, as well as standing to attention whilst the National Anthem played and the Union Jack was raised.

The custom of raising the flag and having school-wide stretches takes part in all Chinese schools, usually commencing at 7:30am!

Well done to all children for their continued enthusiasm for Geography!

Mr. Goodeal

11 October
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Home Connect Launch

   

As part of our annual Book Week, we have today re-launched Home Connect for Years 2-6 (with Year 1 beginning to use Accelerated Reader as they year progresses), a superb and very powerful tool to help you to keep up to date with your child’s reading progress. By logging in, you can see all the books that your child has read, as well as their progress on quizzes that they have taken in school. You can even register your email address to receive emails each time your child completes a quiz, allowing you to celebrate this at home as much as we do in school. You can also register multiple addresses so that the whole family can stay informed.

Today, you will have received a letter with your child’s log-in details, and you can access the Home Connect website for our school through the link here, or through our school website.

Currently, we have email addresses registered for 119 pupils, with 31 students having logged in – let’s see if we can get that number higher!

 

 

 

 

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