A trip to the London Tibetan Buddhist Centre


Children from Year 1 enjoyed an educational and insightful trip to the Kagyu Samye Dzong London Tibetan Buddhist Centre on Thursday. The children have been learning about the life and teachings of the Buddha and the importance of compassion in the modern world. Children were invited to take part in some secular meditation and proved to be adept at concentrating on their calm breathing. A big thank you to the centre for hosting the children and as always to the adults who volunteered to help on the trip.

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A very musical stars of the week assembly !


What better way to start a stars of the week assembly than with a performance from the school band? The musicality of the children is highly impressive and the whole school was entertained. Well done to them and to Mr Nathan for their performance.
This week’s Stars of the Week impressed their teachers with their impressive prose, their astute Maths, and their admirable perseverance. Our friends of the week showed kindness, compassion and lovely manners. The school is very proud of them. What will you do to be a star of the week next time?

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Joanna Nadin visits the school!


On Friday afternoon, children in Key Stage 2 were treated to a visit from the author of ‘The Incredible Billy Wild’, the incredible Joanna Nadin! The children have been loving her books, including ‘Joe All Alone’ and the ‘Penny Dreadful’ series. She ran some brilliant workshops in which she shared some amazing dog facts, insights into being an author and how we can all be incredible if we face our fears. We hope that Joanna will come back to visit us again next year!

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Copperfield Class Assembly!


Wednesday saw the turn of Copperfield class in Year 3 to perform a stunning assembly on the theme of Ancient Egypt. The class have been studying how Ancient Egyptian myths became important historical sources when finding out about Egyptian beliefs. The assembly addressed the Egyptian’s opinions of the gods and their belief in the ‘Duat’ or afterlife that symbolised life after death. The children performed with supreme confidence and sang what might be the song of the school year. Congratulations to Miss Spears for all her hard work and a massive well done to the children.

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Havisham Class Assembly!


Congratulations to Havisham Class for their splendid assembly on the theme of ‘The Mischievous Dragons’! Parents, carers and KS1 children were treated to an original tale of naughty dragons and George’s attempts to train them. The children sang two wonderful songs and acted superbly. A big thank you to Miss Khan and Miss Shafia for their hard work and Ms Gemmell and Mr Nathan for the super music. Also thank you to the Havisham parents and carers who worked so hard with their children practicing their lines.

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Soccer Aid 2018 – a Unicef day for change


Last Friday children throughout the school took part in a range of football-based activities to raise over £1000 for Unicef – the United Nations charity that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. Children donated money to come to school dressed in blue or sports clothes. The children worked on ball skills, stretches and a number of fun activities, before making way for a parents/carers vs. teachers football match. Unfortunately the parents won (again), but everyone involved enjoyed themselves immensely. A huge thank you to those who brought cakes for the after school cake sale and to those who bought the cakes! Also a very big thank you to Mr Vanson who organised the day so efficiently.

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