Outdoor Classroom Day 17.5.18

17th May was International Outdoor Classroom Day, and EYFS celebrated in style! We were outside all day, taking part in music, PE and reading as well as enjoying lots of water play, construction, imaginative play, writing and counting. Sue made us lots of yummy sandwiches and ice cream for lunch. We had a great day! 

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International Week at West Lodge 8.5.18 - 11.5.18

Last week, West Lodge went international. Every class learnt about a specific country for the entire week and took part in a number of fun and exciting activities. On Tuesday, each class worked with Darren from Dance Days to compile a dance from their chosen country. Each class were amazing and put something together in such a short amount of time. Some classes also got to make a culinary dish from their country in Food Technology with Mrs Jones. On Thursday, each class shared a song that they have been working on with Mrs Slater with the rest of the school whilst Mr McCabe ensured PE lessons were international throughout the week.

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In fact, all of the teachers have been working hard to ensure children got to fully understand what life was like in the country they had been chosen, which was shared at Friday’s assembly. Madame Pavey then ensured Friday lunchtime was lots of fun with a number of French activities whilst Sue the Cook (and her team) made sure each day offered some yummy international dishes.

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Finally, the week ended with a carousel of activities so that every child in the school could find out about the three other countries in their key stage and collect visa stamps for their passport to take home. Thank you to everyone who helped make this week such a success. The children and staff had a fantastic week.

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May the 4th Be With You’s Showing Assembly

Today, children in Nursery, Year 1, Year 3 and Year 5 were able to show the staff and rest of the school what they have recently been learning in class. Nursery shared some amazing artwork based on their recent trip to the Farm as well as some brilliantly created symmetrical patterns. Year 1 showed off their work influenced by Struay Adventures by Katie Morag, which included impressive postcards and character descriptions. They also shared lovely artwork linked to Spring. Year 3 convinced the school to ditch their school uniform as well as purchase their toys using impressive persuasive writing. Lastly, all of Year 5 shared some beautiful artwork influenced by Matisse and their silk paintings, which both were completed in Mrs Dubbey’s art class. Some boys also read out their openings to the story The Piano. A delightful assembly had by all. So much so, it was decided the children can have Monday off.

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West Lodge welcome Bexley Deaf Centre 27.4.18

West Lodge welcomed Tania, Kim and Dexter from Bexley Deaf Centre on Friday 27th April to spend time with all of the children. Each class enjoyed learning about what life was like for a deaf person. The children also learnt some elements of sign language so that they are able to communicate with a person who has impaired hearing. It was an invaluable experience and one the children certainly enjoyed. So much so, they were all eager to get home and share what they had learnt with their parents. For more information about this workshop, please visit: https://www.bexleydeafcentre.com/

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Year 3 Trip to Kent Life

Year three stepped back in time on Friday, during a visit to Kent Life. The children had a super day learning how Stone Age people survived in extremely harsh conditions. The children also had the opportunity to try their hand at cave painting and flour milling. The highlight of the day was meeting Claw a ‘real’ Stone Age man who renamed every member of the class with an ‘interesting’ Stone Age name.

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