Peggoty Class Assembly!


Congratulations to Peggoty Class in Year 5 who performed an inspiring historical assembly on the theme of protest and civil rights. The audience were transported through the modern era (thanks to Dr Who!) to learn about women’s suffrage, the civil rights movement and worker’s rights. Children read excerpts from their English work, sang and danced, and acted with great confidence and charm. A huge well done to the children and a big thank you to team Peggoty for all their hard work!

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Friendship Week – Big Friend, Little Friend!


This week the staff and pupils of Charles Dickens Primary have been celebrating our annual friendship week. Staff have been sharing the love by giving gifts to their ‘secret friends’ drawn from a ballot. Children throughout the school have done the same, making cards for their friends, helping each other with their learning, and generally showing kindness and consideration. Children from Nursery up to Year 6 spent Thursday afternoon ‘buddying-up’ with other classes in an initiative called ‘big friend, little friend’. Older children supported younger children with reading, computing, writing, creative arts activities and more. The intention is to spread harmony, compassion, and friendship throughout the school, helping children to help one another. A big thank you to Mr Vanson for organising the activities so effectively.

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Armistice Day – Stars of the Week Assembly


The whole school marked the centenary of the armistice of 11th November 1918 today – the end of the First World War. Children conducted a special assembly, reading Laurence Binyon’s ‘Ode of Remembrance’ in a moving tribute to those who lost their lives.
Our stars of the week made the whole school proud with their dedication to learning, their kindness and compassion, and their positive attitude. What will you do to be a star of the week next time around?

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Copperfield Class Assembly!


Congratulations to Copperfield Class in Year 3 who performed a delightful Shakespearean class assembly to a thrilled audience of parents, carers and children today! The children celebrated the life and works of the great poet and playwright, telling his life story, re-enacting the final scene of Julius Caesar, and singing Shakespeare-inspired songs. A big thank you to Miss Fraser for all her hard work and a huge well done to the children.

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Barnaby Class Assembly!


This week saw the turn of Barnaby Class in Year 6 to entertain and educate the school with their highly accomplished class assembly! The children treated the audience to an all-singing, all-dancing history of protest in Britain. Children read their own writing with supreme confidence, acted out the story of the ‘London match girls strike’ of 1888, and generally performed with poise and feeling. Well done to all the children and a big thank you to team Barnaby for all their hard work.

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Celebration sale training at Borough Market!


This week a group of children from year five visited Borough Market in preparation for a celebration sale in November. We went to find out about selling baked goods from around the world. Anita, a chef at the market, got us to taste some delicious foods from Jamaica. This encouraged us to think about the foods we know from different cultures and how best to present them on our stall. It was decided we will prepare biscuits form Morocco, Welsh cakes, Jamaican banana bread and possibly something from Turkey. If any parents would like to bake foods from these culture for sale day we would love to hear from you. We will be raising money for Fareshare the food redistribution charity.

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Barkis Class assembly!


This week saw the turn of Barkis Class in Year 4 to wow the school with a wonderful scientific assembly all about electricity. Being a a highly creative, expressive group of children, they decided to explain how electricity works using movements they had learned in P.E.! They also sang and danced and spoke their lines with poise and confidence. A huge well done to the children and a big thank you to Miss Whitlock for all her hard work.

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