Today, Year 3 visited Kew Gardens for a science workshop about plants. They learned all about what each part of a plant does, and found a variety of bees in the gardens. Everyone was surprised to learn that even creatures like bats, lizards and frogs can be pollinators!
Here is this week’s newsletter, including an appeal for the North Paddington Food Bank: April 27th 2018
Here are this week’s dojo winners having hot chocolate:
Yesterday, Year 6 went to All Souls’ Church in Langham Place for the ‘Easter Experience’. They investigated various different simulated crime scenes, with evidence from the Easter story, to try and work out who might have been responsible for the death of Jesus. They enjoyed the creative and imaginative approach to the story, and thinking about it from a legal perspective.
On Wednesday, children from Year 5 went to the Little Venice Sports Centre for a Westminster-wide basketball competition. Their sportmanship was commented on as being outstanding, and they competed very well against more experienced and taller teams. Well done, Year 5!
On Wednesday, Year 1 visited the Tower of London as part of their topic on Castles. They really enjoyed their workshop, all about the history of the Tower, and pretending to be Beefeaters (the special soldiers who guard the Tower)!
On Monday, Year 6 visited Wadham College in Oxford. They met students, toured the college and ate their lunch in a real life student refectory! Afterwards, they toured the city of Oxford, learning about the history of the city and some of the authors who had lived and studied there. Do you recognise the lamppost and know which famous series of books it inspired?
It was a great experience for the children, enabling them to think about their own futures in a new way.
On Tuesday 6th March, 10 children from Year 3 and 4 took part in the Westminster football competition at Paddington Rec. We won 2 games and lost 2 games. One of the children scored 4 goals, and three other children scored 1 each. Everyone played their best and represented the school extremely well!
On Thursday, Year 4 visited Holy Trinity church in Sloane Square. They had been learning about the Trinity in RE last term, and so they were able to look for and explore symbols of the Trinity in this church. The Rector of Holy Trinity church gave the children a wonderful tour (including being able to go up into the pulpit) and helped them to find all the different symbols around the church. The children also learnt about the Eucharist (Holy Communion), and saw the special silver patten and chalice used at the church. One child said ‘this is wonderful, I feel holy just being here.’ Miss Norman used to work at Holy Trinity, so there is a special link between our schools. On the way, we even saw horses from Buckingham Palace!
Yesterday, Year 6 went across the road to the building site where the new M&G ‘Marylebone Garden’ is being built. They had a tour of the site, spoke to several members of the construction and management team (including the site manager, marketing manager and quantity surveyor) and had an opportunity to ask questions about the site. They learnt about all the different jobs required to construct a project of that scale.
The children also signed some ceiling tiles, which were then placed into the suspended ceiling, to be discovered at a future date!