In The Nursery This Week

In the nursery this week we have been exploring the topic of stories and the children have enjoyed activities such as making gingerbread men, Goldilocks and the 3 bears role-play and playing with story sacks. We have been talking about the way stories are structured and some of the children have been trying to make up their own stories!

We have been engaging in lots of food art and maths activities this week including using different coloured grapes to create repeating patterns, decorating biscuits and exploring fractions by dividing sandwiches in to equal pieces.

We have been very excited this week to start using our new interactive white board! The children have been having great fun catching butterflies on the touch screen and counting them to compare to quantities and exploring phonics activities.

The topic of stories will continue next week with lots more activities planned to explore the children’s favourite books.

Having read stories about bears we made honey sandwiches and explored division by cutting them in half and quarters.

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Having read stories about bears we made honey sandwiches and explored division by cutting them in half and quarters.

Having read stories about bears we made honey sandwiches and explored division by cutting them in half and quarters.

Making fruit kebabs with different coloured grapes and attempting to make repeated patterns.

Making fruit kebabs with different coloured grapes and attempting to make repeated patterns.

Making fruit kebabs with different coloured grapes and attempting to make repeated patterns.

Making fruit kebabs with different coloured grapes and attempting to make repeated patterns.

Acting out the story of Goldilocks and the three bears using props.

Acting out the story of Goldilocks and the three bears using props.

The children exploring mathematical concepts using the new interactive white board.

The children exploring mathematical concepts using the new interactive white board.

Year 6 Junior Citizenship Day 2015

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On Tuesday 24th February, Year 6 went on an exhilarating school trip to Hillside Primary School for Junior Citizenship Day. The coach, which was jam-packed with the students, was bustling with excitement. After a 10-minute ride, Year 6 had arrived! Full of anticipation, they flooded out of the luxurious coach and into the lovely school that was Hillside Primary.

As they strode maturely into the welcoming reception, Year 6 followed Helen, the kind organiser, into the P.E. hall, which was also where the activities were taking place. A group of Year 6 children from Chelsfield Primary School joined us. There, our organiser split each group into each activity. The whole event consisted of eight small events: RNLI Coastguard Service, Metropolitan Police Service, Bus Safety, Fire Brigade, Park Rangers, London Ambulance Service, Battersea Dogs and Cats and Underage Sales Safety.

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Each group was given a score sheet. The leader of each small event was to give us points depending on how well we listened and understood the topic. At the end, after our exciting activities, Helen announced the winner. The group’s leader was Ms Smith and the people in the group were: Freddie Bury, Jerry Xu, Kieran Rowland, Jacob Mellor, Callum Hughes, Talliah Naudi and Emma Willey. The other groups were called: The Octonauts, Bugsy Malone, The Pink Fluffy Unicorns, Chelsfield Double Decker, Galibur and Da Bossez!

All in all, it was a terrific experience and we learnt many things, including how to save someone’s life, what to do when faced with a fire, the meaning of different coastguard flags and how people who sell goods, such as cigarettes, to underage buyers can be caught!

Report by Tom, Jerry and Lenny, Year 6

 

 

 

Year 4 visit Bromley Museum

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This week, Year 4 went on a school trip to the Bromley Museum. We took part in lots of brilliant activities like trying on Tudor clothes and making brass rubbings. We also took part in a pomander making activity when we made a cloth filled with lots of herbs to make it smell good. It was a great trip!

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Caradoc visit Dulwich Picture Gallery

On February 4th Caradoc Class went to Dulwich Picture Gallery.  After getting the train from Orpington to West Dulwich, we had a short walk to the Gallery.

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Once at the Gallery we split into two groups and were taken on a tour of the Gallery, where we looked at a few pictures in more detail.  Our favourite portrait was called Mrs Moody and her children.

Did you know…the children in the picture are actually boys! Boys in dresses!

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We also looked at some narrative paintings – The triumph of David and the Nurture of Jupiter both by Poussin.  Very gory stories!

We also got the chance to see a special exhibition of art work by Emily Carr.

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The talks we had were very informative and we learnt a lot about the paintings.

Friday 6th February in the Nursery

To finish our topic on Music, last Friday, 6th February, Ashiana’s brother Ashley came and played the piano and Nora’s Dad, Mr Terranova played some Italian songs on the guitar and Nora sang.

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Friday was also ‘Red day’ in aid of the British Heart Foundation. The children wore red and raised £113 for this worthy cause. Thank you for your support!

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Thanks

Kate