Year 3 Orange have been hard at work whilst competing in the Tower Hamlets Sumdog Challenge for the past 2 weeks. We have been consistent in our approach to the competition, ensuring that we keep trying every day and take on a challenge when we feel ready. Thankfully, all of our hard work paid off as we were crowned the Overall Winners (1st Place) last week Friday the 22nd June as well as being named the Daily Winners for Thursday 21st June.
Further congratulations to our Fabulous Five who also won individual Top 10 Player certificates for their incredible Cyber Mathematics. We are so proud of you all!
As part of our work on ‘Pirates’ Nursery planned a trip to West Ruislip Lido. On Tuesday 19th June, Nursery boarded a coach and headed out to West Ruislip Lido for a fun day out on the beach. The children were super excited on route to the Lido and they talked about making amazing sandcastles and eating their delicious packed lunch on the beach.
When we got there we ate our lunch straight away and headed for the steam train ride. Boarding the train at Woody bay, it took took us through the woods heading towards Hodge Hill. We waved at the dogs, squirrels, cats and the people walking past. The children sang Nursery rhymes and took lots of lovely photos of us on the train.
When we returned to the beach, we spent time in the sprinkler area and the pirate ship playground. Everyone loved splashing about in the water and some of us climbed all the way up to the top of the pirate ship and made some of our friends ‘slide down the plank’.
Have a look at some of the things we have been up to!!
The next day, we made posters telling everyone about West Ruislip Lido. Have a read to see what you can find there…
This week Year 5 had their end of year trip to Chalkwell Beach. They have had a wonderful year and have worked very hard so deserved to have some fun in the sun! They got to enjoy splashing in the paddling pool, eating ice creams and getting some much needed Vitamin D. Have a look at some of our fun and funny pictures…
West Ham United took over Osmani! All the children participated in fun physical activities created by West Ham football coaches. They also turned into commentators in the literacy lesson where they wrote and delivered a commentary for a football match.
Year One went to Victoria Park. Our topic is ‘In the Garden’ and we have been learning about plants in science. We went on a plant hunt, and we did leaf/bark rubbings. We also identified the different wildlife around the park. What an amazing trip it was!
This week Year 5 were lucky enough to go on a trip to the British Library to take part in a creative writing workshop. We had the opportunity to wander around the magnificently designed building and see books from hundreds of years ago! Did you know that the library contains more than 9 million books? There were books from various religious backgrounds, books about history, politics and the world around us. The workshop was great fun. We walked around the treasures gallery and collected nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs from the various books on display. We then used these words to get creative and create our own made up words and then our own collective made up story. Have a look at some of the things we saw…
This half term year 5 have been learning all about space and the solar system. As part of this topic they were given the amazing opportunity to visit the Royal Observatory in Greenwich and watch a Planetarium Show. They were transported into space and learnt fun facts about other planets, the solar system that we are part of and other galaxies in the universe. Have a look at some of our pictures to see how much fun we had!
On Thursday 3rd May, it was our Maths Week assembly. Y4 were the hosts and did a great job. There was a competition for the best dressed maths costume and there was also a bake off. All the cakes were sold to raise money for the school. It was a very successful event.
Take a look at our amazing day.
Scroll down even further to see some of the cakes that were submitted.
Have a look at some of the cakes that were submitted by the children and their families. You have to agree they looked magnificent!
As part of our world of work week in Nursery we invited a range of visitors to come and talk to us about what they do and how they help the local community.
We started the week off with a visit from the fire fighters. Nursery got to climb aboard the Fire engine and pretended to head out on an emergency call in school. We got a chance to use the hose and even dressed up as firefighters with their helmets. Nursery made cards and gave them out to the firefighters to say thank you for helping to keep us safe in the community.
We then had one of our mums visit us to tell us about her job as a nurse at the Royal London Hospital. She told us about her special job, where she helps mummies and daddies to care and look after the babies. We got a chance to listen for heartbeats using a stethoscope, check each other’s temperature using a thermometer and we even had a look inside her medical bag. We used this information to look after the teddies in our teddy bear hospital and learnt about our body.
Our last visitor was another parent of ours from Nursery who works as a professional photographer and author. He bought in his lovely canvases and set it up as an art exhibition. He told us about his love for Bangladesh and how his photographs have helped others to relieve their experiences of living and travelling in Bangladesh. We got a chance to talk about how to take photos, why we take photos and what we could see in his lovely photographs. The children loved the colours and the images and as a result were very keen on taking their own photos afterwards.
As part of our world of work week, Year 5 were very lucky to get an opportunity to meet Eloisa Henderson-Figueroa a freelance artist and designer. We found out many things about how Eloisa got into the field of art and design and all the different projects she’s been involved in since she decided that this is what she wanted to do. Her work has taken her all over the world and she also works as a designer behind the scenes on the CBBC children’s programme Art Ninja!
Not only did we get to hear all about Eloisa’s fun work adventures but we were also fortunate enough to be taught some cool sketching techniques and how we could create portraits of people – Picasso style! We had lots of fun learning all about how creative our futures could potentially be.
A big thank you to Eloisa from everyone in Year 5!