Celebration Assembly

The children sharing their good work in assembly this week are:

FS Griffin
Millie and Mark
4 Griffin
Libby and Lily
FS Toke
 
4 Toke
Phoebe S and Sabri
1 Griffin
Eleanor and Jake
4 Goldwell
Poppy and Nirthana
1 Toke
Harry V and Charlie H
5 Griffin
Max and Hiba
2 Griffin
Carman and Layla
5 Toke
Jack S
 2 Toke
Abigail and Roy
5 Goldwell
Charlotte and Ellie
3 Griffin
 
6 Griffin
Rosie and George
 3 Toke
Poppy and Joshua
 6 Toke
Reuben and Linett

Year 5 Trip to Horton Kirby

Our day at Horton Kirby was very fun but it was very muddy. We all walked down into the valley with our wellies on. Whilst we walked through the village, flood plains and the puddles Mr Bonner told us lots of facts about the River Darent. One of the facts was that the River Darent is a tributary to the River Thames. When we were walking we saw an old corn mill, a waterfall and the meander, which was manmade. When we got down to the river, we did an experiment involving rubber ducks. Mr Bonner gave us bags with stop watches, waterproof paper and pencils to help with our investigation. There were Catchers and Releasers and people measuring the time with stop watches. We were positioned all in a row in different sections of the river. It was so much fun. Some people were getting water in their wellies! We wanted to know how fast the water was flowing in different parts of the river, so the releasers put the ducks into the water, the catchers caught them and the timers timed how long it took. We found out that A was the fastest because the rubber ducks were always caught first in the A section. After lunch we studied different types of rocks and how much water they let in if any.

By Kadie and Keona

Headteachers Tea Party

Congratulations to the following children for working hard and following the school rules for term4:

 

EYFS:  Maggie

Year 1: Charlie M

Year 2: Nicole and Amelia B

Year 3: Sandra and Jasper

Year 4: Eevee, Archie S-K and Grace H

Year 5: Max, Alfie and Ellie

Year 6: Natasha and Dawid

Raffle Winners!

The children who won Easter Raffle prizes are:

1st – Theo Year 1

2nd – Dylan Year 6

3rd – Skyrah Year 1

4th – Carmen Year 2

5th- Sophie Year 1

6th – Emily Year 3

7th – Ronnie – EYFS

8th-  Paige – Year 6

9th – Bella – Year 1

10th Jasmine – Year 2

11th Amelia – Year 4

12th Chloe Year 4

13th – Oliver 4T

14th Calum Year 3

15th Archie Year 2

16th Mrs Bispham

17th – Cerys Year 6

18th Willow Year 2

 

Thank you to all parents and local businesses that donated Easter Eggs. We will thank you in the next newsletter properly.

 

Cake Winners – Lewis Pemble Ford 1st, Nathan Petts and Joshua Anders Joint 2nd

Runners Up – Lola Bevan, Ryley Watson, Harry and Esmee Davies, Emily Finnis, Beaux Parbott, Emily Parbott, Hannah Steatham, Jack Butcher, Molly Cawdron, Lily Davies, Isla Medlen (all won sweets donated by Candytan)

 

A huge thank you for all your support. We have managed to raise £733.38 for our school charity ‘Holding On, Letting Go’ which supports bereaved children. This will be spent directly on the children that need it. 

To see the photos please click here

Celebration Assembly

The children sharing their good work in assembly this week are:

FS Griffin
Layla and Lily-Mae    
FS Toke
Tiana and Holly    
1 Griffin
James and Seren    
1 Toke
Alex and Sidney    
2 Griffin
Charlie, Freya and Archie    
 2 Toke
Harley, Joshua and Ronnie    
       
       

Great Chart takes part in Sports Relief

The children came to school in their sporting outfits to take part in Sports Relief. After an Assembly, showing the children how sports relief helps people in the UK and all over the world, the children took part in a high energetic warm up dance and then made their way round the school premises, walking, running, jumping or skipping. Many thanks for all your donations. We raised a total of £417.40 Please click here to see the photos

Celebration Assembly

The children sharing their good work in assembly this week are:

FS Griffin
Lillie-Grace and Mark
4 Griffin
Eevee
FS Toke
Alex L and Tiana
4 Toke
Johnny and Nathan
1 Griffin
Harvey and Esmee D
4 Goldwell
Leah and Jack
1 Toke
Matthew and Emily H
5 Griffin
Nathan
2 Griffin
Layla, Tami, Imogen, Mia, Carmen and Finley
5 Toke
Ella
 2 Toke
Amelia B and Jake C
5 Goldwell
Ellie, Abi and Millie
3 Griffin
James and Harry
6 Griffin
 
 3 Toke
Harvey and Peires
 6 Toke
Harry and Miles 

Year 2 African Workshop

On the 13th March, Year 2 had a very exciting day learning and creating wonderful music with a range of African instruments.  As the sound of thunder rolled through the corridors, the children loved the chance to learn and create magical story-scapes and traditional rain dances.  Led by Arnie, children had a chance to beat out rhythms on a range of bamboo percussion instruments, including our djembe drums, and re-create a herd of elephants with the Vuvuzelas.  With only a day’s practice, the children did a wonderful job when performing what they had learnt to our parents and guests.  Every child took part and enjoyed this thrilling experience.  It has been a great way to start to our new Africa topic.

EYFS Police Visit

EYFS came in on Monday morning to find a Crime Scene!

  “Who has been in our area?”

There was a broken chair, footprints in porridge and an empty, dirty, small porridge bowl! 

Who could have broken in?

The children measured the footprint. 15 cubes long. They had to eliminate themselves from the enquiry by measuring their feet. Did they have feet 15 cubes long?

On Tuesday the police arrived in their car to help with the enquiry.  They talked about their role as a police officer and their uniform.

They then showed the children their police car, where they were able to sit in.  

The children have had a fun time learning all about People who help Us.

 

EYFS Firefighter Visit

The Foundation stage children were really lucky to have Firefighter Barton come to speak to them. He showed them his uniform and talked what it was like to be a firefighter. He explained how to keep safe if thereis a fire and how to call the fire brigade in an emergency. The children were asked to check where their smoke alarms were at home and test whether they worked so we hope they have!
A huge thank you to Mr Barton for giving up his time to visit us at school. The children really enjoyed his visit.