Debate Club General Election

Exciting News!  Ten children have attended my Debate Club for the last two terms.  Many national and world issues have been debated.  The children have arrived every week full of enthusiasm so I have decided to run a ‘Mock General Election’ on the 12th December so pupils can get a taste of how a national election is held.  Children from the debate club are actively promoting their policies now and are running for leadership.  Pupils from Year 2 – Year 6 will get the chance to vote for one party. I wish them luck in this campaign.


Goldwell Class

The children and staff in Goldwell class have been made to feel so welcome at Great Chart school and as a result, the children have settled in so well. Some of the children participate in Maths and Topic lessons across the school and they all regularly join in with PE and Music lessons. They also benefit greatly from sharing with Great Chart children during lunch and playtimes. Since September, they have been learning all about the Vikings and they had the chance to join in with Year 4’s Viking workshop day!

Celebration Assembly

The children celebrating their good work this week are:

F Griffin Georgie and Jake

4 Griffin Layla and Freya

F Toke Harry and Holly

4 Toke Harley and Amelia-Grace

1 Griffin Thomas and Ted

5 Griffin Harry

1 Toke Ava and George

5 Toke Francesca and Lily

2 Griffin Lily-Mae and Holly
6 Griffin Kai

2 Toke Naveah and Lakshana

6 Toke Bethany

3 Griffin Esmee D
6 Goldwell Henry

3 Toke Seren and Charlie

Cross Country Report

Over the past 3 weeks there have been weekly cross country competitions at Godinton House with other local schools. The course was a challenge with long grass and hills to contend with. We entered pupils from Years 3 -6, some competing for the first time for Great Chart School. As always the children showed great sportsmanship and competed to the best of their ability. Unfortunately the second Year 3 and 4 event was postponed due to the rain so we hope the team will get an opportunity to improve their personal bests when it is re-organised.

The Daily Mile is certainly having an impact on the stamina of the children and we had some great results.

In the Year 5 and 6 events Aki won silver and gold medals and Jack and Summer secured two top ten finishes. All of the team either improved their position or their time in the second race -well done!

In the Year 3 and 4 event Oscar secured a silver medal and there were top ten finishes for Francesca, Willow and Harley. The Year 4 boys team took the team trophy -well done!

We are now looking forward to the County Cross Country Finals at Brands Hatch on 23rd November -more details to follow.

Celebration Assembly

The children celebrating their good work this week are:

F Griffin Elspth and Bobby

4 Griffin Imogen and Amy

F Toke Frank and Julia

4 Toke Amelia and Oscar

1 Griffin Ruby and Marshall

5 Griffin Lily C

1 Toke Freddie H, Kyra and Esme

5 Toke Toby

2 Griffin James and Imogen
6 Griffin Maddison

2 Toke Marcel and Lexi

6 Toke Bailey

3 Griffin Dainton and Lucas
6 Goldwell Edward

3 Toke James

Mr Nourish’s Visit

Last week children had a visit from Mr Nourish. He was telling them about healthy lunches and also about his upcoming 16th birthday party on Thursday 3rd October. Children can take part in designing the best birthday card competition. All cards need to be handed in to the catering team by 2nd October. Child’s name and class needs to be clearly marked.

Natural History Museum Visit

Roarrrrr!!!!!!  To start our exciting topic on dinosaurs , we had a visit from the Natural History Museum from London. Year one got the chance to meet and ride on some of their favourite dinosaurs.  Dino girl brought the history of dinosaurs to life.  The children became Palaeontologist and dug for bones, they made their own fossils and even held a Diplodocus tooth which was over 65 million years old.   The children had the most amazing time holding a fossilised egg shell and they even got to hold fossilised Dinosaur poo.  It was a great way to start our topic.   

Headteachers Tea Party

Congratulations to the following children for working hard and following the  school rules for term 6:

EYFS:  William and George

Year 1:  James and  Elsie

Year 2:  Charlie and Katie

Year 3:  Grady and Daisy

Year 4:  Harrison and Ryan

Year 5:    Kashan, Isabelle and Leo