Reception visited Bedford's Park near Romford as part of their topic about Springtime and growing. We learnt about the trees there and did some bark rubbings. We saw the deer in the deer park and found evidence of foxes and moles. We looked for minibeasts in the leaf litter and under logs. Most of all we had a great day!
Rise Theatre Group visited the school recently to share with us the life and work of Blessed Oscar Romero. The whole school watched and joined in a play with the theme of reaching out to others whoever they are. There was also an assembly at the start of the day and workshops for the older children.
First came the eggs then eight chicks hatched! Reception children have been learning about the chicks as they have grown over the last week. They have observed, held, written and drawn the fluffy visitors and have learnt about their life-cycle. The chicks have also been visited by the Nursery children.
Year 6 visited the Houses of Parliament in London. We watched an interesting video learning about the history of Parliament and toured the House of Lords. Luckily for us, we had the opportunity to meet Mr John Cryer - our local MP - and ask him some questions about his role as an MP, his political party and see the Palace of Westmister being used by the Government. We also saw many other politicians on their way into the House of Commons.
The Reception children have enjoyed a visit from an ambulance and a police car as part of our work on emergency vehicles. They found out alot about the vehicles and the role of the people who drive and work in them. The children were full of questions and learnt a great deal from this experience.
Year 6 visited the First World War Galleries. We saw artefacts from the war and experienced life in the trenches.
Last week the Reception classes visited Our Lady of Lourdes Church. As part of our RE topic, Celebrations, we walked around the church looking for objects that help us to celebrate the Mass. Father Pat was there to welcome us and Jordan, the Parish Youth Coordinator, was there to help us. We saw many things like hymn books, candles,statues and the altar.