Egyptian Day - January 22nd 2010
Today we had our ‘Ancient Egyptian day. The children had to dress up as an Egyptian of their choice and have their photographs taken costumes. They danced to ‘Walk like an Egyptian’ and performed a play about mummification to their parents. Then they had to explain how they had made their costumes.
The children ate Egyptian food and drank red wine (well black current really) which tasted exceptionally good. The afternoon session was very exciting as we read a story that took the pupils back in time to Ancient Egypt.
Wake up / Shake up
Key Stage 2 and Year 2 pupils attend aerobics sessions twice a week whatever the weather! The children learn different steps to keep fit and alert. At the end of the session the pupils pause to cool down and to think about the day ahead.
Key Stage 2 Visit to The London Canal Museum - March 11th 2010
‘On Wednesday 10th March, Key Stage 2 went to the Canal Museum. We learnt that some of the Victorians used to live in boats and we looked at how they dressed for the canals. We went on a trail and into the old canal.
Then we went on a boat through a working canal into a dark tunnel. When we looked from the front of the boat we could see a reflection from the ceiling which made it look as if we were floating in mid air!’ ( Robert Golosov, Year 3)
The Science Museum - November 2009
Years 3 and 4 had a day out at the Science Museum .We enjoyed looking around various sections of the museum and saw how many things in our lives have evolved through invention. Can you imagine a life without a washing machine !
The British Museum- January 2010
Once again we saw Ancient Egypt come alive in the form of mummies, cats, lucky charms, pharaohs and everyday clothing.
‘I loved seeing everything that I had learnt about in real life’ Ella Mulford (Year 3).
The Tate Modern - Wednesday 12th May
The pupils enjoyed various workshops over the course of the day. They were also given the opportunity to look around the museum and study various pieces of art work. We would also like to thank the parents that came with us to help.
The Geffrye Museum- Thurs 17th June: Madhuri Mahurkar
‘ The biggest shock was that the museum looked more like an old house that had been built after the Second World War. We were met by a lady who was our guide for the day. She took us to three different rooms, from 1930, 1955 and 1990. We looked at different technology from each period and sketched the rooms. They were all very different! Finally we had enough time to wander around the gardens of the house before leaving. I had a lovely day.’ (Madhuri Mahurkar Year 3)
Growing Our Own Plants and Vegetables - Spring / Summer Term
This year the children were given the challenge to grow sweet peas from seeds.
They started off in tiny egg boxes during the cold months of January and February and with tender loving care have grown into huge plants that have filled our garden. boxes. The children really enjoyed watching the plants develop and have been recording their growth each week in Maths lessons. Some of the pupils took their plants home over the Easter holiday to make sure that they had plenty of water and warmth. The children loved the responsibility of having something to care for and making sure that it had the correct food, temperature and sunlight. They also learnt how to transfer the plants carefully from their pots into the garden boxes.
Finally, our hard work paid off when we got to pick beautiful flowers in the month of June!
In addition to the planting and growing, the pupils in Key stage 2 held a toy and cake sale to raise money for gardening equipments and bedding plants.