Category Archives: KS2

Year 4 Maths Workshop at the Wallace Collection

On Wednesday, Year 4 visited the Wallace Collection to pilot a workshop using the artefacts as a basis for learning about Maths in different contexts. They searched for circles, spheres and ellipses in the art, then learnt about the parts of a circle. Toby (the armouries curator) spoke to them about shields and then they used the shields they saw to design their own.

 

Year 5 Trip to Thames Barrier

Yesterday, Year 5 visited the Thames Barrier. This is an incredible mechanism, which protects London from any flooding, which it has done successfully ever since its inception. The children had a great time and learnt lots of interesting information to support their Geography curriculum learning.

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Year 4 Royal Academy of Music Project

Year 4 are working with the Royal Academy of Music on a composition project. In their first session, they looked at clips from ‘Planet Earth 2’ and created backing music to capture their mood. Here, they are building tension for the scene where snakes chase an iguana:

And this is the music they composed to describe the walk of the penguins:

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Y5 Assembly – The Water Cycle

Year 5 shared what they had learnt about the Water Cycle in assembly today, through singing and through reading their Topic Writing.

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They also led us in the hymn, In the Bleak Midwinter (due to the snow this morning!), and prayers about our Christian Value of Respect, and for people in Syria who are suffering.

 

KS2 Nativity Play – Hosanna Rock

KS2 children performed their fantastic Nativity this afternoon: Hosanna Rock. The singing was beautiful (with some wonderful solos), the dancing was energetic and the words were spoken very clearly. Well done, children – you were great!

St Mary’s Christingle Service

This morning, the school choir sang as part of the St Mary’s Church Chistingle Service. They did a fantastic job and everyone loved it – well done!

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They also enjoyed the experience of lighting their very own Christingles:

Christingle 2016

 

Year 6 Art Studio Visit

Year 6 were excited to attend an Art workshop last Monday led by Ananda’s father, Robi. He has a new show exhibiting in his Soho studio, called I PROJECT YOU. This investigates the filters we all view ourselves and each other through. He kindly offered to hold a workshop for the children, which involved the children painting a portrait (not real-life, but more how they ‘saw’ or interpreted the subject).

Their work was impressive and Robi commented on how engaged they all were and their great questions and answers. Year 6’s work will be sent to the school in the New Year and displayed in the school.

 

Year 3 Stone Age Day

Year 3 have been learning about the Stone Age in History, and about rocks in Science, so today they had a Stone Age themed day. They learnt about how fire was used in all areas of life, how people sheltered and the sort of clothing they wore.

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Year 5 ‘Billy the Kid’ project

Year 5 have been learning about the history of WW2, and of Chelsea Football Club, through reading the book ‘Billy the Kid’. They also visited Westminster Archives to look at artefacts from the period and find out more.