All posts by Lucia Page

Roman Day in Year 3

On the last day of term, Year 3 had a Roman day.  All the children arrived to school in their Roman costumes and they looked fantastic – thank you parents. During the morning, the children made shields for the battle to commence in the afternoon.  After break time, roman clay pots were made and the children designed their own patterns.  Also the children had fun learning about roman numerals.  After lunch, ninety excited children went on to the play ground (with their shields) to learn how the Romans formed the ‘Tortoise’ in battles.  The day was a great success!

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Happy 90th Birthday Queen Elizabeth

On Friday 10th June the whole school celebrated the Queen’s Birthday by holding a lunch time street party. Children came dressed in red, white and blue and joined in the celebrations. Throughout the week the school took part in activities linked to the Queen and the Royal Family. They held a special Assembly to mark this wonderful occasion.

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3 Toke Ribbon Dance Workshop

Today, 3 Toke have enjoyed a Chinese Ribbon Dance Workshop run by Music for Change. They have been learning and choreographing a dance that can be performed as part of the Ashford Inspire Carnival that will take place in Term 6.

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Year 6 Residential

Over the weekend Y6 enjoyed their residential to Kingswood. The children and staff took part in a range of activities, each one designed to push them out of their comfort zone. For some it was their first time staying overnight without their parents and for some they conquered their fear of heights. It was a great weekend and one which will be remembered for a long time. Well done to all of Y6. It was a pleasure to take you all away for the weekend.

We will be putting together a disc of photos for Y6 parents to purchase. Further information to follow.

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Round the Houses

On Sunday 15th May pupils from EYFS to Year 6 competed in the annual Hythe Round the Houses Race. It was a lovely sunny morning and the children were keen and ready to go!. There were some great performances and the children finished with a smile on their faces as they received their medals. The full results are yet to be published but we expect a number of top 10 finishes. They estimated over 500 runners during the morning. Well done all those who competed.

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Children’s Litter Pick

On Monday 9th May, several environmentally friendly pupils, from Great Chart Primary School equipped with hi-vis jackets, protective gloves and litter-picks, borrowed from Ashford Borough Council, descended upon Singleton Oast Park with the aim of clearing up litter.
Foundation’s Willow asked if she and her friends could litter-pick in the local park, having watched year 1s litter-pick around her school play area. She said, “School is very tidy but sometimes people drop litter in the park.” With help from Jasmine, Freya, Nicole, Summer, Imogen, Layla, Ellie and Naomi – and, older pupils, who wanted to join in – Reuben, Charlie and Jack – the Great Chart Primary School team set to work. Local Community Wardens, who supervised the event, counted 4 black sacks full.
The children were very enthusiastic and worked hard collecting litter. And, to reinforce the point that – we must not drop litter – Willow, Jasmine, Freya and Nicole, spoke about the problems caused by litter in their Key Stage 1 assembly.


Flowerbeds by 3 Toke and 5 Griffin

3 Toke and 5 Griffin volunteered to help Great Chart with Singleton Parish Council plant the flowerbed near the Singleton play park for all the community to enjoy.  On a wet Wednesday afternoon, children walked there with the gardening equipment and had fun planting the flowers.  We all look forward to seeing it in full bloom.

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