All posts by Kelly Davies

Foundation – People Who Help Us

This term EYFS have looked at “People Who Help Us”. We have been very lucky as they have gone on a trip to the Post   Office where they posted a letter home that they had written when looking at Postal Workers.  They had a visit from       Firefighter Archie who talked about his job and how we should never play with matches.  Inspector Ames and PC Ames also came to talk about their roles as Police Officers and also brought their car which the children were able to sit in.  We also looked at dentists and doctors.  The children have loved dressing up as all the people in our community.

We would especially like to thank Firefighter Archie and Amelie’s parents, PC and Inspector Ames and of course PC Isaac for their visit.  The children thoroughly enjoyed it.

Year 5 Educational Visit to Horton Kirby

On Wednesday the 15th March Year 5 visited Horton Kirby. In the morning, we got on the coach at exactly 9 o’clock and we arrived one hour later.

Firstly, our tour guides Mr Bonner and Mr Berry explained what lovely activities we did throughout the day. Next, 5 Toke went straight to the River Darent but 5 Griffin stayed in the playground having an explanation of what they will do later on in the day.

Secondly, both Year 5 classes completed an experiment of how deep and fast flowing the water was and to do this we separated into six groups and each group had three rubber ducks. We had three people in the water at a time and two people out of the water at a time but overall everyone had a turn to go in the water. The people that were in the water held a duck between their legs and when Mr Bonner or Mr Berry said ‘go’ we let them go and the other two people had to catch it. Later on we found out that the River Darent was 24cm deep.

Then, whilst we all had lunch, some of 5 Toke had a chance to go and see some frogs and tadpoles. After lunch we went to the gift shop.

Lastly, 5 Toke completed one last experiment and 5 Griffin looked at the measurements of the depth and flow of the river and learnt about a rubber duck that got lost five years ago and he is probably in the River Thames or in the ocean by now.

We all had a great time and hope to come back soon. 

Written by Amber 5G and Alex 5T

Year 3 Roman Workshop


The children were very lucky to take part in a Roman Living Workshop. They became Romans for the day and took part in a variety of activities from gladiator fighting, food tasting, looking at roman artefacts, trying on roman soldier body armour and watching a pantomime (performed by the children). They also made necklaces which they decorated themselves with pictures, their roman names and the roman date. The children were very lucky and we would like to thank The Living History company for an excellent day.

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Year 2 African Workshop

Year 2 are currently enjoying an African Workshop. Here are a few pictures of the day so far.  We look forward to seeing parents this afternoon at 2.30pm when the children will put on a show.     

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World Book Day

At Great Chart, we believe that books are magical for they can transport readers to far-away places without ever leaving their chairs. And so, from the moment that our children begin their school life, they embark upon a journey of discovery; each new story is a stepping stone into new worlds, new experiences and ideas, and vocabulary that fires their imaginations.

For this reason, on Thursday 2nd March, the pupils at Great Chart took part in the 20th World Book Day where they were invited to come to school dressed as a Storybook character and participate in a range of exciting cross curricular activities from book scavenger hunts to Science experiments where the children made their own potions inspired by ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’.

We also organised a Book Swap where children from every year group had the opportunity to exchange a book from home with an exciting ‘new’ book.’ We have had a memorable day where the amazing world of books has truly been celebrated.

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Year 3 and 4 Sportshall Athletic Competition

Well done to the pupils in Years 3 and 4 who represented Great Chart at the Sportshall Athletics competition on Thursday 9th February at The Stour Centre. It was one of the biggest events in the country and there were 19 teams from local schools. The children participated in a range of running, jumping and throwing events throughout the afternoon accumulating points as they went. At the end of the afternoon the results were announced and Great Chart came 9th which was a super result. The children had fun and the behaviour, as always, was excellent.

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