Year 3/4 trip to High Elms 29.4.19

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On Monday 29th April, Years 3 and 4 went to High Elms Country park, to take part in some workshops relating to their Science studies. Year 3 spent the morning learning about the 3 major rock types. Using crayons, a rolling pin and a candle, the children were able to recreate sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous ‘rocks’. Year 4 went pond dipping in order to learn about which animals live in a pond habitat, and managed to find a lot of tadpoles! We had some animal finder sheets and used these to help us identify the insects we fished for.

In the afternoon, Year 3 continued their work on Soils and Rocks by investigating the content of different soil types. As true scientists, the children were happy to handle the soil closely, resulting in a lot of muddy hands and a greater awareness of the many layers contained in different soil types. Year 4 spent the afternoon in the woods in order to explore the Woodland habitat. We talked about classifying animals by stating whether they are vertebrates or invertebrates. A highlight of the afternoon was finding a frog hopping along in the leaves!

Many thanks to the parents who came along to help us on this trip!
Mrs Coleman and Miss Ayling

Signs of Spring - Reception April 2019

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Last week Reception returned to Sidcup Place Park to look at how it has changed since we last visited in the autumn. The children used iPads to take photographs of the signs of spring that they found. Back in class, we have used these photos as a stimulus for writing and art activities. The children walked very sensibly to and from the park and listened well to adults and each other. As a reward for being so well-behaved, we ended the walk with a little visit to the play park! 

Mrs Collins - Reception teacher

3D Shape Museum in Reception

Reception have been learning all about 3D shapes and have enjoyed a '3D Shape Museum' in the classroom: where they brought in objects from home that were of different 3D shapes. After exploring lots of fun 3D shape-related activities over a couple of weeks, they ended their learning by making delicious 3D shape ice creams! They featured a cone, a sphere, a cylinder and a cuboid. Needless to say, the Reception children have loved learning about 3D shapes! 

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House Cross-Country 2019

On an afternoon perfect for running the children in Years 3-6 competed in the now annual House Cross-Country Competition. With four races, the children all ran with determination meaning the differences  between the house scores in the overall competition were minimal. The final positions were:

1st St Andrews -Blue House 110

2nd St David - Yellow House 114

3rd St Patrick - Green House 114

4th  St George - Red House 116

Individual Results

Year 3 & 4 Girls’ Race

1st Annabelle 2nd Elisha 

Year 3 and 4 Boys’ Race

1st Noah 2nd Trey 

Year 5 & 6 Girls’ Race

1st Isabelle 2nd Joanna 

Y5 & 6 Boys’ Race

1st Oliver 2nd Samuel