Happy St. George’s Day!

The children of Charles Dickens Primary School were treated to a highly entertaining re-telling of the tale of St. George and the dragon yesterday! The children learnt about the history and origins of St. George and why he is the patron saint of England. The children in Reception even baked some St. George’s Day biscuits for the wonderful performers who visited the school!

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Easter Parade


The children of Charles Dickens Primary filled the school with vibrancy and joy today thanks to their beautiful homemade Easter hats! Children from Reception up to Year 6 took part in a parade showcasing their creations. Prizes were given for the children who had put the most effort into their bonnets. Congratulations to all of the children and enjoy the holidays!

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Celebrating Creative Arts


The school community came together yesterday evening to celebrate the powerful creative learning that is taking place throughout Charles Dickens Primary. Key Stage 2 treated the school to a highly impressive dance performance. The middle floor of the school became an exhibition space for some of the stunning artwork the children have created this term. And the top hall of the school showcased the musical talents of the children. The new hall also showcased work relating to the centenary of Women’s suffrage in the UK. The school community raised £300 with a cake sale! A huge thank you to everyone involved.

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Barkis Class Assembly

This Thursday Barkis Class performed a highly educational, not to mention rhythmic, assembly. The children explained how to spot, name and simplify fractions all through the medium of drumming. The power of cross-curricular learning is embraced throughout Charles Dickens Primary, and this was a splendid example of the way subjects can combine to produce memorable learning. A massive well done to the children in Barkis Class and a big thank you to Mr Young, Miss Whitlock and Miss Harris for their hard work.

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Mercato Metropolitano cookery workshops


Charles Dickens Primary School is partnering with Mercato Metropolitano, the community market in Elephant and Castle, who will be giving free cookery classes to all children from Reception to Year 6. The classes will teach the children how to prepare simple, nutritious dishes, provide cookery skills and help grow confidence in the kitchen. The classes have already started with years 2,3 and 4 and will be running through to the summer term.

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These classes have been a huge success so far with children excitedly trying new foods, learning about the difference between shop bought sauce and sauce cooked from scratch, even staff members are now regularly making pasta at home using the recipe they learned.
Children were all awarded a certificate of participation with a recipe on the back.

Mercato Metropolitano would like to hear from parents. Please complete the survey so we can continue to benefit from this partnership: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YVB8HF2

Author Mini Grey Visits the School!


Last Friday the children were treated to a fabulous day of learning headed by renowned children’s author Mini Grey. Having authored and illustrated acclaimed titles such as ‘Traction Man is Here’, ‘Biscuit Bear’ and ‘The Pea and the Princess’, Mini decided to visit Charles Dickens to share her knowledge with the children. Mini entertained the whole school with a fabulous assembly and conducted writing workshops with Reception and Year 2 children throughout the afternoon. A massive thank you to her for visiting the school and also to Miss Jacobs for organising what was an unforgettable day of learning.

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