Houses of Parliament Visit

 

The School Council visited the Houses of Parliament on Thursday. They had a tour of the House of Commons, visited Westminster Hall and listened to part of a live debate. As part of the visit, pupils also had the opportunity to take part in an interactive workshop, where they discovered how MPs debate key issues and how a government is formed. They enjoyed learning about our democratic system, our local constituencies, MPs, and began to think about issues which are debated in Parliament.

Famous said, ‘I learnt that the Queen only attends Parliament once a year to open it. I enjoyed learning about what Politicians do.’ Thank you to all the pupils for being so curious and articulate and a big thank you to Mrs Gouldbourne for accompanying the School Council on their visit.

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Bishop Karowei

 

We had the wonderful privilege of welcoming the Bishop of Woolwich to our school this week.  He had a tour of the school and talked to us in Collective Worship about how we are all different but it is important to love one another and what love could look like.

Faith Group had the opportunity to ask Bishop Karowei lots of questions and he prayed for the staff, pupils, governors and parents of our school.  What a great day!!

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Year 6 at Wick Court

Year 6 enjoyed their time at Wick Court!

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Tennis Tournament

 

Children from Year 3 and 4 enjoyed their time at the North Dulwich Tennis Club.

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Year 6 at Wick Court

 

Year 6 are enjoying their time at Wick Court!

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Arethusa 2017

 

Archery, rock climbing and the adventure playground were some of the amazing activities carried out by Year 2 at Arethusa.

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Book Week

 

We enjoyed an amazing visit from the author Ifeoma Onyefulu as part of our Book Week.  She has written ‘A is for Africa’ amongst other books which our children have enjoyed.

She told all children a story during Collective Worship and then led workshops with Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 which the children really enjoyed.

She finished with a book signing at the end of the day.

We also had a wonderful World Book Day when both staff and children had the opportunity to dress up as their favourite book characters!!

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Science Investigations

 

Andy Marwick worked with classes across the School on Science investigations.  Please see his quotes below:

“Year 3 pupils investigated whether there is a correlation between the distance a light source (torch) is from an object and the size of its shadow.  Year three were not only able to provide a convincing conclusion, they took measurements of distance and surface area.  This is normally a year 6 activity!”

“Chemical reactions was the focus for year 5 and I couldn’t have wished for a more enthusiastic and inquisitive class.  Pupils explored five different types of chemical reaction and very creatively made up a few of their own!  Pupils followed instructions well and were able to describe their observations in detail. I was very impressed by pupils’ use of scientific vocabulary to explain what they saw.”

“The focus for year 6 was on the heart and circulatory system.  I have taught this topic many times to year 6 classes over the past 20 years. However, I have never worked with such a mature and naturally inquisitive group as your year 6.  I needed to keep reminding myself that this was a year 6 class and not a group of young adults!”

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RE Day – Where in the World?

 

We had a lovely day with John Hardwick from Barnabus in Schools learning about Christianity around the world.  He launched the day with a very engaging Collective Worship session when we heard that there are over 2 billion Christians across the world.  We then had class workshops where children had the opportunity to explore what the Christian faith looks and sounds like in another country.

Children heard stories of Christian believers in countries outside the United Kingdom and through music, visuals and participative learning, children encountered how Christians in other parts of the world express their faith. They also explored the growth and spread of Christianity into a worldwide faith.  Click on the link below which is an imaginative narrative about the migration of Sparkle the swallow which the children enjoyed:

http://www.barnabasinschools.org.uk/the-swallows-story/

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