KS1 SATs

Over the next two weeks Year 2 will be taking their KS1 SATs. These will be introduced as challenges and some will be carried out in small groups to ensure a relaxed and fun approach.

 

Imperial College Experience

Five pupils from Chilli class had an amazing STEM day at Imperial College learning all about Astronomy! Khadeejah, Rosa, Hanan, Tomas and Ashraf took part in a workshop run by Scott Marley (scottmarley.com) where they made a Planisphere and controlled a telescope all the way in Tenerife

 

Walk to school week

Thank you to all of the children and staff who took part in Walk to school week and walk to work week!

Well done to Nursery and Year one for recording the most walks and winning our class competition and to Miss O'Brian (Tilly) for winning the staff steps competition! Keep it up!

 

Art week / parent come to school week

All classes looked at the range of artists and did some lovely art work. We invited parents to join the art lessons to see how art is taught. Thank you to all the parents

 

Be the Best you can Be!

We had a visit from the wonderful Hannah Beharry this week. Hannah found school difficult but found a sport that she was really good at – boxing. She shared her story with us, telling us how, through her dedication and hard work, she reached the top of the sport – eight time British champion and a European medalist, ranked number 3 in the world. She missed out on London 2012 – Nicole Adams took her place – through injury. She was truly inspirational!

 

Cycling Training

Some of the

 

In July 2013, Barnet Council published its ‘Education Strategy for Barnet’ which provides a framework for partnership working between the Council and all state-funded schools in Barnet.  The new approach to school improvement focuses on those aspects of the education strategy that relate most directly to school improvement. It faces up to the key challenges faced by the education service and schools in Barnet and proposes practical measures to develop the more autonomous and self-improving schools system to

 

Key Stage 2 SATs

Cactus class have had a busy week with their Statutory Tests. They have worked really hard to prepare and have all done their best this week and we are very proud of them! They are really showing that they are ready for the challenges of secondary school. I would like to thank Mrs Johnston, Chloe and all of the staff team that have supported Cactus class this week.

 

Cycling Training

Cycling training will take place next week. Level 1 training for year 4, 5 and 6 will be on Monday and

 

SATs next week

Next week is the official SATs week for year 6. Cactus class have worked really hard and are well prepared. Please make sure that children have early nights, healthy breakfasts and are at school on time. All year 6 pupils are welcome to join the breakfast club for free on the exam days.

 

Bee Hive Inspections

We will be starting our regular bee hive inspections from Monday 12th May at 6.30pm.

These will be at the school canteen - and access will be via the large green metal gate behind the

 

Road Safety Workshop

Box Clever Theatre came to perform a fun, interactive production highlighting road safety. It covered responsible and safe travel to school and stressed the benefits of sustainable transport. Tulips and Roses really enjoyed it and hopefully this has reminded them how important it is to be vigilant when on the road.

 

Pizza Making

Sunflower class have been busy during our ‘Pizza week’. On Tuesday during Maths we shared a pizza and learnt about halves, quarters and eighths. On Thursday we

 

Active citizenship

We are introducing a new system in school to foster a culture of active citizenship in our school community. All children from year 1 – year 6 are grouped into teams and they will meet once a fortnight on Friday afternoons for 20 minutes.

The children will have a chance to get to know children from other year groups and form an identity for their team.

Following on from the general elections, we will be holding our very own election campaign to set up the new school council.
We will send

 

Exhibition - Books about Town for Schools

The winners of the book bench design competition went to ‘Books About Town’ exhibition, where the book benches, children worked on during the Literacy Week, are on display at the moment. They have had a chance to see over 40 book benches from a number of different schools. Children also met an illustrator, took part in a workshop and got to do their own drawing. The children were brilliant, a real credit to the school and our benches looked fantastic.

The exhibition

 

Football Report

On Wednesday 25th March, the girls’ football team had a match against St Theresa’s School. In the first half, Hanna scored two goals. We started off well. During the second half, St Theresa’s scored a goal. Luckily Janet scored another goal so that made the final score 3-1.

We would like to say thank you to Lisa for coaching us.

By Janet & Lily

Lavender trip to Tower of London

Year One had another amazing day last Friday when they went to the Tower of London. Yet again, we were lucky