Today, six of our budding engineers visited the Royal Albert Hall to conclude the ‘Evolution’ DT project. This was a project involving building mechanical structures, based on the Cirque du Soleil show ‘Amaluna’.
They presented work that the whole class had conceived, designed and built to other schools and the Rolls Royce engineers we have been working with. The audience were very impressed with their knowledge, passion and confidence (as was Mr Davies!).
Today, Year 5 visited the Wallace Collection to take part in an art workshop. Mr Davies writes:
‘The children were inspired by the story that Alex (an artist) read about Louis XV. They sketched objects that represented different parts of the story, before trying screen printing with various colour inks, to create an eclectic piece about the story. Alex was impressed with the ability and enthusiasm the children showed, as well their team work.’
Last week, Year 1 visited Pizza Express to learn how to make pizzas and explore different ingredients. Here they are making and enjoying their pizzas:
Last week, Year 6 visited the London Transport Museum for a Junior Citizen workshop.
Mr Knight writes:
This week, Year 6 had a break from their SATs revision and enjoyed a day out of class. They were invited to participate in the Year 6 Junior Citizenship programme run by Westminster. The children are taught life skills essential to being a responsible member of our community. This was done through different real-life scenarios. There were six stations in total which were:
- How to travel safely on the underground tube
- How to use your zip card on the bus
- How to approach dogs in public
- Using the internet safely
- What to do in case of a fire
- How to cross the road safely
“The Westminster Junior Citizenship scheme is a unique and invaluable opportunity for Year 6 children to learn citizenship messages and life skills from participating agencies, including: the Metropolitan Police, the London Fire Service, Westminster Council, the British Red Cross and our own Transport for London Safety and Citizenship Team. Students spend their morning session taking part in interactive scenarios that teach strategies for leading a safer and more responsible lifestyle.”
The forecast was lovely, which meant we could also enjoy a sunny picnic in the grounds of St Paul’s church, in the Covent Garden Piazza and play some team building games.
Overall the trip was a great success and all children had fun. Thanks to the staff and parents for making this trip possible.
Yesterday, Year 3 visited the Wallace Collection to investigate patterns. They observed patterns in artwork and furniture, and created their own prints to create repeated, symmetrical and rotational patterns.
Last week, F1 visited ‘The Garden’ in the Science Museum. It was a very exciting and interactive experience for the children, which allowed them to discover Science through play. They had a chance to explore water, construction, light and sound. They have deepened their understanding about floating and sinking as a result. They also found out about shadows and reflections.
On Friday, Year 6 took part in the Easter Experience at All Souls Church. They explored the story of Easter through drama and role play, and through looking at artefacts, to try and decide who was responsible for the death of Jesus.
On Tuesday, the school choir took part in the Prom Praise for Schools event at the Royal Albert Hall. They joined thousands of other children from Church schools in London, singing songs we have been learning together in school, such as ‘Freedom’ and ‘Count your Blessings’. They also listened to some wonderful pieces of classical music, and joined in the beatbox storytelling of the Prodigal Son parable. The theme was ‘Lost and Found’ which linked really well with our current school value of Forgiveness.
Everyone had a great time and our children sang their hearts out!
Last week, F2 visited the Sea Life centre (London Aquarium) as part of their Water topic.
They enjoyed seeing a whole range of underwater creatures, including the incredible jelly fish, and learning about different animals and their habitats.
Last week, Year 1 visited the Tower of London as part of their Castles topic.
Here they are on their trip: