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Meet Our Year 6 Reading Partners

On Friday, we met our Year 6 Reading Partners and had lots of fun getting to know them! Some of the Reception children were a little camera shy and decided not to pose for a picture. Look closely and you will probably see them playing in the background!

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Lesley Bills

Foundation Governor appointed by Westminster Diocese.  Currently on School Improvement Committee.  No pecuniary interest. No relatives on staff.

Steve O’Keeffe

Steve O’Keeffe

I have a very strong bond with the school having attended the school in the early 70s and now find myself following in the foot steps of my father who was also a governor at the school. Many of my relatives have attended the school and I have two children currently within the school family. 

I am delighted to have served as governor from early 2017 enabling support ,oversight and governance to the senior school leaders.

I am a senior manager within the public services and bring a strategic view point to the role. My aim is to support the staff in  providing a safe ,supportive, fun and challenging environment where our children can flourish and reach their full potential.

I have a particular focus on safeguarding our children and have significant professional experience to achieve this.

I believe parents, governors, teachers, staff,  volunteers and the children all have a vested interest and responsibility in making the school even better by working together cohesively with a common purpose.

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Year 2 Blog Week 2

It has been a busy week of learning in Year 2. In maths we have been looking at number and place value. The children used different resources to help them recognise the value of each digit in 2 and 3 digit numbers. There were plenty of resourceful beavers in Year 2 this week.

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Year 2 had their first P.E. session with Mr Duggan this week. The children worked on their coordination  and ball skills. It was lots of fun!

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To celebrate Roald Dahl Day the children created bookmarks of their favourite Roald Dahl characters.  We had a great array of characters -Matilda, Billy, George, The BFG, Charlie, Willy Wonka, Danny and of course Fantastic Mr. Fox!IMG_0141

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What a Wonderful Week

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What a wonderful week

The children have made a wonderful start to their year 3 journey and it has been a pleasure to welcome them back. The week started with a reflective prayer circle, where we shared our hopes and feelings about the new academic year.

In maths they have been working hard to solve place value problems, uing their knowledge of expanded form (partitioning ) to create number riddles.

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In English they have completed adjective hunts as well handwriting activities based around the book ‘The day the Crayons quit.’ Next week they will be writing letters and taking part in role play activities on this book.

In PE the children have taken part in problem solving and team building activities – they have shown fantastic cooperation skills and had lots of fun helping each other – what wonderful ants!

They have written wonderful welcome letters to Fr Shaun, which I’m sure he will enjoy reading. I am also pleased that they have risen to their classroom jobs – well done minions! ☺ In science they have started the topic ‘Rocks and Soils’, it has been interesting to find out what they already know about this topic and what they’d like to find out. They have also been introduced to our topic ‘The Stone Age.’ Can you find out a fascinating fact about the Stone Age people to share next week?

We have made birthday cards for each other and are enjoying our class book  Sophie in the Saddle written by Dick King-with.

Friendly Reminders and information:

  • Home learning and reading books/records will be sent home next Friday. Please continue to read with your child this week. They each have a library book.
  • Please ensure children have their PE kits with them on Monday.
  • Children do not need a pencil case in Y3. Equipment is proved in class.
  • On Tuesday 12th is our meet the parents meeting from 3pm – 3.30pm in our class. I look forward to seeing many of you there. I will post the PowerPoint next week on our blog for those that can not attend.
  • Wednesday 13th is Roald Dahl day, if you have a Roald Dahl book at home please could your child bring it in with them.

A busy week I’m sure you’ll agree!

Enjoy your weekend,

Miss Pringle

Y3 hall of fame

Here are photos of the childrens learning that they have proudly chosen to share with you. They hope you enjoy celebrating their learning with them.

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Year 6 – 07/07/17

This week began with a trip to Dame Alice Owen School, where the children had the opportunity to experience what science in secondary school might look like. They enjoyed using the Bunsen burners in one of the labs, and they also had a session in the library to find out what’s involved in carrying out scientific research. Many thanks to Ms Chandler for organising this.

Tuesday saw a Moving On Day, brought to us by Act 4. We spent the day at the church, and the children engaged in activities which got them thinking about the next stage in their lives as they move up to secondary school.

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As a follow-on from Monday’s visit to Dame Alice Owen, past pupils from Pope Paul – who are now at DAO – came to talk to Y6. The session began with current Y7 pupils presenting a recent science project to the class, and ended with a Q&A time about science at DAO and transition to secondary school. It was a real insight into the exciting things to come at secondary school in September!

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Willows Farm

What a wonderful day was had by all!

The children started the day by thinking about what animals need to stay healthy. We then went with our guide Danielle, to the large indoor animal house, where we saw and fed the shire horses, donkeys, goats, alpacas, rabbits and pigs. Some of us held the guinea pigs!

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Next, we visited the reindeer and goats. Did you know that a male reindeer loses it’s antlers before Christmas every year and a female after Christmas? They grow back exactly the same shape but every year they get bigger! That must make the reindeers belonging to Father Christmas all female!!

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Then it was show time!

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Then we learnt about how cows are milked and what everyday foods start out as milk. We also had a go at milking.

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There was just enough time before lunch to go on a tractor ride.

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After lunch, we let off some energy in the Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground, before watching the sheep race.

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An early night needed for everyone I think!

Enjoy your evening,

The Early Years Team

Traditional English Folk Dancing

The highlight of the week by far was when Reception participated in a traditional English folk dancing workshop. The children absolutely loved every minute of it.

Please see the following videos for an insight into their session!

Have a wonderful weekend,

The Early Years Team

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19th – 25th June

It has been a week full of team work, resilience and creative learning in Y5.

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In maths the children have been revising different topics using performance poetry and graffiti. We have also been practising our problem solving and justifying skills – using multi step word problems.

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Garden Party 

In preparation for the garden party we discussed, planned and created our 2000s themed garden.

The 2000s saw the growth of the Internet, which allowed faster communication among people around the world. It is remembered for the Harry Potter series being released, the start of a new millennium and Doctor Who returning to our screens.

The London Eye on the South Bank of the River Thames in London was laden with fireworks on the eve of the Millennium – which millions of people enjoyed. Our garden is a recreation of the South Bank – complete with Millennium Wheel.

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On Wednesday we visited Tolmers scout camp in cuffley, where we took part in many different physical challenges including conquering the high ropes, racing go karts, battling gladiator style and navigating inflatable obstacles. It was also great to explore the woodland and help each other overcome their fears.

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Well done and good luck Y6

It was wonderful to watch the Y6 dress rehearsal on Monday afternoon – what a talented class! We hope you have a great time at Kingswood.

Enjoy your weekend

Miss Pringle