The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

Year 4 has had an exciting start to the new half term by launching into their new English topic based on The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon!  The illustrations and language is quite familiar to them as the book is by Mini Grey, the same author who wrote Traction Man.

The children also had their first violin lesson with Mrs Rogers. They have learnt how to hold the instrument in the rest position and to pluck the strings to create a simple tune.

This week was also the start of Fairtrade fortnight and the class  started to celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid.  This year we are focusing on the people – in particular the women – who grow the cocoa in the chocolate we love so much.  The children wrote fabulous stories based on their lives as a cocoa bean.

Thank you for celebrating the children’s learning this week at our consultations.

Other Faith Week

We thank FOPPS for funding our Other Faith Week trips this week. All the children benefited from either a trip to a place of worship or a visiting workshop. Our KS2 children marvelled at the beauty of the Hindu Temple in Neasden and returned full of new learning about the Hindu faith. Year 2 enjoyed a visit to the Jain Temple in Northaw whilst our Reception and Year 1 class learnt about the Jewish faith through a story –telling, drama and music workshop. It is wonderful that our children are able to have the opportunity to experience other faiths first hand. Thank you to all the parent helpers and to Carole Strange our vice chair of governors, who supported this trip. There are more photos on our Catholic Life page.

Spring term Week 6 Reception

Well, we are officially half way through our first year of school and to mark it, Reception performed their first ever class assembly today, all about love.

Their teachers were very proud of them all- Well done Reception Class!


As part of the school’s Other Faith Week, Reception have been learning about Judaism. On Tuesday the class participated in a fun, hands-on workshop, where they got to wear and look at lots of symbolic Jewish artefacts.

The class also participated in a Safer Internet workshop, where the children learnt about how to stay safe and what to do if someone is being unkind online.

Wishing you all a wonderful half term break!

Mrs Theo and Mrs Gymer



Year 6 – 15/02/19

We have reached the end of yet another half term, and this week in Year 6 we have been busy writing, drawing, dancing, role playing and visiting a Hindu temple.

Their writing has involved designing a magical creature and writing a non-chronological report on it, full of examples of hyphenation, passive voice, multi-clausal sentences and multi-syllabic words. Their finished writing is fantastic, and they have accompanied it with drawings of their creatures, for which the focus has been shading. This will be compiled to produce our very own Y6’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You!

Today concluded our dance unit in PE, and the class put together and performed Charleston dances in groups. The dances were impressive – full of swivels, toe taps and straight arms. Good work!

As part of Computing Week, Y6 spent Monday afternoon participating in an e-safety workshop, where they got the opportunity to act out lots of difference scenarios linked to online gaming.

This week has also been Other Faiths Week, during which time we have been learning about Hinduism. It was amazing to go to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Neasden Temple) on Wednesday, where we were all awestruck by the beautifully intricate and ornate marble building. We were able to witness an Arti ceremony – the Hindu ceremony of light, which was a very special experience. Unfortunately, photos were not allowed to be taken at the temple.

We ended the half term by making the most of the sun and they spent Golden Time reading with their Learning Partners under the dappled light in the Reception outdoor area.

Have a lovely half term break 🙂

Miss Donatantonio

Spring term Week 6

Our final week has certainly been busy!

On Monday, we took part in a drama workshop as part of computing week. Year 5 acted out scenarios about purchasing online content without realising.


On Wednesday, we visited the Hinu Mandir in Neasdon. It was a beautiful and impressive building. Year 5 were respectful and enjoyed looking at the fine detail that had been carved into the stone.


Have a great half term.


Mrs Lines

Mini Police

On Thursday, we had a visit from the police of Potters Bar. They invited us to be mini police and let us wear uniforms. They will be coming to visit us every Thursday and we are looking forward to learning more and being inspired by them. We hope they enjoyed the visit to our school.

Evie and Angelina

Year 2 Blog Week 20

As part of our Other Faith Week 2019, Year 2 visited the local Oshwal, Jain Temple in Northaw. The children were very respectful inside temple and found out a lot about Jainism. Everyone was amazed to see the giant hand symbol, which means – Stop, No violence. Back at school, Year 2 used their computing skills to record and present everything they learnt about Jainism.


No Home Learning!!! Well done Year 2 for all your hard work this term!

Have a fun-filled mid-term break!

Miss Davey

Week 6

What a busy half term we have had! This week is other faith week. Year 1 have been learning about Judaism. On Tuesday we had a fun, informative workshop where the children got to handle and wear some artefacts.


On Wednesday we had an internet safety workshop where the children learnt how important staying safe online is. They were part of a computer game and they had to block people who were unkind and tell an adult.

In Science we have been predicting what objects sink and what objects float. Then the children tested their predictions and recorded their results.

On Thursday the children had a wonderful time dancing at the disco!

Next term we will be making a class garden. Our garden will be about The Scarecrow’s Wedding . If you have any old clothes or materials , please send them in. Also if you would like to donate some plants, we would be very grateful.

Have a wonderful holiday!

Mrs Carey



Other Faith Week

The children have been learning about Hinduism as part of our whole school focus -‘ Other Faith Week’.   They have completed their own  research about the main pillars of this faith as part of their Home Learning and they have been introduced to Gods and Goddesses through RE.

Today, we  visited the Neasden Temple in North-West London. The children had an opportunity to look around the wonderful Mandir and the Prayer hall. They listened to an introduction about the temple, explored the temple and took part in a prayer service.  They learned about the history of the building itself and viewed the exhibition gallery.

This week, the children have also focused on Internet safety. The children took part in a computing workshop called ‘Game Over’, where through role play and drama they learnt about the risks of online gaming.

Today, a Valentine’s Day disco will crown the week, which judging from the lovely outfits many of year 4 have decided to attend :).

Have a great half-term.


Mrs McNamara and Ms Varga

Spring Term Week 5 Reception

Our story focus this week has been the ‘The Ugly Duckling’. The class have spent lots of  time discussing the positive aspects of being different, and recognising and celebrating the similarities and differences between themselves. Inspired by the ending of the story, some of the class decided to make their own flying creations and test them outside!

As part of Safer Internet Day, the children took part of in a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectively, critically and creatively. They each designed a poster saying, ‘Don’t post mean pictures…post this instead’, and drew a picture that had nice content and didn’t require consent from  another person.

Our Maths focus this week has been addition, and the children have had lots of fun, practical experiences creating and solving simple addition problems.

We finished our week sharing an Act of Worship with our Year 6 Learning Partners. Well done to Kate, Kiera, Alex and Thomas for leading so beautifully.

Please remember to sign up for a parent consultation time – sheets will be left out in the hall next week.

We look forward to seeing you all at our first ever class assembly on Friday at 9.15am.

Mrs Theo and Mrs Gymer


Year 2 Blog Week 19

Year 2 have enjoyed a week of creative learning. In Religion, we have been looking at the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Through role play, Year 2 explored what happens during the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The children thought about times when they have wronged others and made cards to say sorry. 

In Maths, we focused on ‘Take one Calculation’. The children thought about the different strategies that can be applied to one calculation and the most efficient strategy for solving the calculation.

We celebrated Safer Internet Day 2019 on Tuesday. The children enjoyed  hearing the story #Goldilocks – A cautionary tale. We explored the idea of consent online and the children shared lots of great examples of how we ask, give and receive permission online. Everyone agreed that you must ask permission before taking someones photograph.

Home Learning: Apostrophes and commas. Mathletics: Year 2 Term 2 Reasoning Assessment. Review spellings Autumn 2 for ongoing assessment.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Davey