Information from the Year Groups
Year 3 and Year 4
Another busy week in Year 3. From enjoying our walk to heading to the Natural History Museum to wrap up our humanities topic on Natural Disasters. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip around the Earthquake and Volcano exhibition as well as seeing what our earth is made up of. The children also thoroughly enjoyed a themed show learning how a seismologist measures earthquakes and we even got to stamp our feet to create a result! It was highly interactive. We met volcanologist Barbie who helped show us how volcanoes erupt and are looking forward to completing our own eruptions shortly.
Year 1 -
This week we went on an incredible trip to Ham House.The children arrived with a host of questions to find the answers which included:
Who is the statue on the grass?
How did you stop fire?
How old is this building?
We discovered that Ham House is 408 years old and was given to William Murray by King Charles the first.
Year 1 were invited to take on the role of important people wearing grand and beautiful clothes as well as to learn about life below stairs on the kitchen and grounds.
We learnt many interesting facts such as there are hidden passage ways and corridors for the servants.
“They would have had candles to see.. but it is so dark.” Gaby
Adrius considered how difficult it would be to carry food and a candle ...”it might drop and burn and turn back dark. Then they would have had to get watEr from the river.”
Did you know that 400 years ago tea and sugar were precious and only for the very wealthy. Tea was grown in China and would take 6 months to be delivered by ships blown by the wind and carts pulled by horses.
It was so precious that the leaves would be used again and again and again.
Year 1 were shocked to learn that people did not bathe because they thought it was bad for them. They wore Washable shifts next to their skin. “Looks like my nannies nightgown” Gaby.
Second Steps -
This week we have been ever so busy. We opened our Chinese restaurant on Monday, Mrs Burn had to stay behind to do the dishes as the bill was far to high for her to pay (according to the restaurant manager Arlo, it was in the thousands). On Tuesday we had an amazing Early Years Assembly, Mrs Yang, Mrs Liu and Mrs Fu came in to talk about Chinese New Year. The whole school attended and they all listened attentively. Mrs Yang, Mrs Liu and Mrs Fu were extremely generous and gave each child a red packet with two gold coins, two mandarins, a fortune cookie, dumplings, spring rolls and prawn crackers. A huge thank you for such an amazing presentation and for your generosity. We have been learning about spring and learnt about what spring means. On Thursday we enjoyed making treasure maps and spying on the pirates and looking for their hidden treasure. On Friday we had a French day, we opened up a French restaurant alongside our Chinese restaurant and made some delicious food. We also listened to some French music and made quiche!
Second Hand Uniform
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Please do not park on the yellow chevrons directly in front of the school or across driveways for the safety of all of our children.
Could I ask that you ensure that waterproof trousers, Wellington boots and coats are brought into school on the relevant day (regardless of the forecast) so that we maximise our use of Richmond Park.