Digital Leaders Trip to Heathrow Airport
A most unique trip to Heathrow was enjoyed by our Digital Leaders as we shared how we use technology with their IT Services team and learnt more about the role technology plays in keeping the airport running.
With security clearance provided we enjoyed an access all areas opportunity to explore the security scanning equipment, business lounge, viewing gallery and then a unique perspective on ‘leaving the airport through the boarding gate and then turning around and arriving through the arrival gates and passport control. This was then followed with a fascinating afternoon at the Compass Centre where we enjoyed lunch and then a board meeting with the Year 3 and 4 children joining through Skype and the marvels of the rather clever Microsoft Surface Hub where we ‘played’ on what is essentially a giant iPad.
Reception Class trip to Legoland
We were certainly fortunate with the weather on Friday as our Reception children took part in a variety of STEM activities at Legoland (as well as a few rides...)
The children were given a variety of challenges requiring them to communicate effectively and design a variety of structures to withstand earthquakes and dragons. A super trip with the children immaculately behaved as ever.
The school councilors enjoyed a trip to Kingston to purchase a variety of items for classrooms that children had requested. With spreadsheets calculating expenditure and a keen eye for a bargain they came back not only with a variety of cushions and items, they came back with unspent money too!
We have a variety of events to look forward to in the coming weeks.
We are hosting the first ILG Athletics Championships on Friday 11th with each of our six sister schools bringing teams of 16 children to compete at the Sir Mo Farah Track at St. Mary’s University in Twickenham. This is closely followed by the ISA Regional Athletics event at the Thames Valley Stadium on 6th June where the top performers will then go on to compete at the National Finals in Birmingham.
We have a number of cricket fixtures over the coming weeks for various age groups as well as a second triathlon on 3rd June and our own sports day on 30th June.
It is an absolute delight to see our sporting calendar develop.
First Steps -
This week first steps have been busy exploring the Jack and the bean stalk story further.
We have been measuring the size of the giants foot prints, counting how many steps it would take to get to the top of the beanstalk, seeing the magic beans we are growing sprout their first shoots and creating patterns with bean they painted.
This week we have been focusing on the letter C using the words cat, car, caterpillar, cake to reinforce the letter sound.
Which leads us nicely on to our home corner bakery. We have had lots of fun making salt dough donuts and cakes for the bakery and playing shop keeper. Alfie has spent a lot of time playing in there and handing out cakes in little bags to his friends and teachers. He even took one home for his daddy to have after work.
The children have shown an interest in the book ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’. We have been doing lots of crafty activities and practicing using scissors correctly and safely to make long grass.
Second Hand Uniform
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We are in the process of developing a new website. We are hoping to reveal our new site very shortly.
The grid calendar is back up and running, although we are still trying to publish 2018-2019 term dates and remove the 2016-2017, however they are in the grid calendar.
Please help us maintain the very best relationships with our neighbours by not blocking or parking in their drives when dropping off or collecting your children.
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.