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Crystal Palace Trip – Reception

Orange Class had a fabulous time at Crystal Palace Park. We went on a dinosaur hunt with our challenge sheets, we found them all and had fun describing them. 

On the way to have our lunch we saw a statue of a gorilla, he looked very big and strong, we could feel it and had great fun having a photo next to it. 

We also saw lots of wildlife in the park, we saw some sheep, birds, dogs and lots of ducks and geese.  Everyone had fun and wanted to go back again.

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Award Winning Poet Visit

Award-winning poet James Carter was a popular visitor to SMMS .  He joined us during Book Week where he gave poetry (with music) performances and workshops to inspire both the children and staff.

Each class enjoyed Collective Worship and a poetry writing session where they were able to be creative and have fun with words.  We finished the day with a whole school inspiring poetry performance.  Kareem from Year 6 said ‘I found the Collective Worship and workshops intriguing. My mind got lost into it all!!’

To bring book Week to a close, we performed some of our favourite poems to the school during Collective Worship.  Some made us laugh, some made us stop and reflect!!  Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Book Week great!!

Video:

Here are a couple of our amazing poems written by the children during a workshop with James. To listen, press play.

Here are some of our favourite poems for you to enjoy: Poems

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‘Riot Act’ workshop

Year 5 & 6 took part in the ‘Riot Act’ workshop on Wednesday afternoon, where they learned about how to keep themselves on the roads. The children were thoroughly engaged, but also had the chance to be reflective about the very real dangers that the roads posed.

Distractions such as playing in the road, using mobile phones and cycling/scooting could lead to life-threatening accidents, so the children were encouraged to be road smart when travelling to and from school.

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British Values

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Democracy is a key British Value and we have been talking about it in Collective Worship and in class.

We learnt that:

  • It means that all British adults are able to vote for the people they want to run the country
  • The British Democratic system has been copied by countries around the world
  • Some countries are dictatorships and do not  have democratic elections
  • We are thinking about ‘How we are a Democracy in our School.’ And our Dog of Democracy will be visiting each class to help us with our discussions.

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British Values – Democracy

Democracy is a key British Value and we have been talking about it in Collective Worship and in class this week.

We learnt that:

  • It means that all British adults are able to vote for the people they want to run the country.
  • The British Democratic system has been copied by countries around the world.
  • Some countries are dictatorships and do not have democratic elections.

We are thinking about ‘How we are a Democracy in our School?’ And our Dog of Democracy will be visiting each class to help us with our discussions.

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Houses of Parliament Visit

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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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