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This week in Nursery Class we have been learning about colour.

We explored the outside environment and experimented with mixing different colours together to see what would happen, which made for some interesting results just ask us about our findings! We have also been going Frozen crazy over the past couple of weeks and on Monday we decided to transform the home corner into a Frozen theme! We all really enjoyed dressing up as the characters and singing Let it Go in our loudest voices. Press here for more.

Yesterday, Reception Class had a fantastic day out at London Zoo. The trip opened our theme All about Animals for this half-term and has certainly gotten the children very excited and full of curiosity about animals. The sun shone most of the time which allowed us to enjoy the day even more, including a lovely picnic together. We arrived just in time for the Penguin Show at the Penguin Beach, followers by a stroll down to Tiger Territory where we had a very upclose experience of JJ, a beautiful Sumatran tiger, being fed his lunch. This was one of the highlights for lots of the children. Here of just some the other amazing animals we enjoyed meeting; the flea-picking monkeys, the enormous swinging gorillas, the camels and llamas, the gorgeous flamingos and pelicans and the many fascinating reptiles in the reptile house. What a truly wondrous time we had. Press here for much more

During our art lesson yesterday, in Year 1, we looked at how artists create models and small scale sculptures to use on film sets. We looked at some creepy and cute aliens and monsters that have been used in movies and the process used to make the final piece. Our objective was to make a sturdy, self-supporting alien that had an internal structure to help support the body parts. We used toothpicks for bones and tails to help them balance and stand up! Press here for more

In Year 2/3 weve been designing and making our own pop-up space book. The children made moving mechanisms for their page and wrote facts about the planet they had chosen. The children worked extremely hard and the finished pop-up pages look amazing! Press here for more

After a week since half-term, it didnt take long for our children to get back into the swing of some great work and fine behaviour. The focus for this week was a continuation of the last school week so the children who bagged prizes did well with being lovely, thoughtful people. The focus next week is focus! To remain concentrated with an activity or set of instructions for an appropriate amount of time. The Artist of the Week went to Martha in Nursery Class for her beautiful butterfly made from finger painting one half, folding it, and seeing the symmetrical patterns it made. We thought hers was great, so well done to you! The Musician of the Week went to Ewan in Nursery Class who impressed Paul no end with how he is responding to music lessons. Great stuff Ewan! See more in full screen here.

CERTIFICATES
NURSERY CLASS
Verity for always helping to tidy up and keep the classroom nice and clean and for being very
honest and fair with her friends.

Olivia Thomas for being very enthusiastic with all activities that she is involved with and for
always being there to help her friends when they need it.

RECEPTION CLASS
Erica - Erica has been very enthusiastic about our story 'Dear Zoo' this week. She enjoyed making
puppets of the different story characters and has had great fun using them in the puppet theatre, put on puppet shows with friends. She also made her own Dear Zoo 'lift the flap' book. Busy as busy can be...

YEAR 1
Hazel Her work in Maths has been brilliant! She has been working really hard on all her two, five
and ten times tables. Hazel has also shown massive improvement in her handwriting and story writing. Hazel is showing courage when trying new things in PE, it is great to see and we are very proud.

YEAR 2/3
Lily for always thinking her work through before starting to write. Because of this, her
work is of an incredible standard and is always a joy to read. Lily has a fantastic author's voice that shines through in her work. She shows a real passion for writing.

PRIZES Nursery Class ....... Joseph Reception Class ... Ikhyd Year 1 ..................... Marika Year 2/3................. Huw

Press here to see our weekly comic strip in all its glory and find out what we were doing in Maths.

Its Class Assembly Season!


Starting next Wednesday, its Class Assembly time. They start at 10:00 and parents/grandparents are very welcome to come along. Stay after drop-off for a cuppa if you have time! The children love sharing what they have been doing with you so if you can make it great. If not, its always on the blog for you to see and share. (They normally last 15 20 minutes). It kicks off with David and Year 2/3 this Wednesday. Then its Year 1 on the 12th, Reception on the 19th and Nursery Class on the 26th. Press here to see previous assemblies.

Coats for Kids Thank You


Thank you to everyone who brought in their old coats or made a cash donation to this cause. We collected 23 coats and raised 30. Thats fantastic and we really appreciate it.

Year 3 Teacher Next Year


Come mid March we will be advertising in the Times Education Supplement for a new Year 3 class teacher. Judging by the response we got last year when appointing David, we are going to be spoilt for choice to find the perfect teacher for our strong Year 2 class as they move up. Once shortlisted, the prospective teachers will take an observed lesson, be interviewed by me and the Directors and Student Voice will also put them through their paces! Watch this space.

Meeting Next Tuesday Reminder


Please remember the meeting we have next Tuesday night (from 7:30 to approx. 9:00). Nick sent you an email this week with more details, so please check your inbox for more information. I look forward to seeing you there

Its World Book Day NEXT THURSDAY


To mark World Book Day we invite the children to come to school dressed as their favourite character from a book. There will be plenty of reading activities throughout the day and you will all receive your 1 book token.

Our New Banner!


Today we put up our new banner outside the school overlooking the Regents Canal. It looks fantastic, and were happy that all the people who go by the canal will now know we exist!

Parents Network
Thank you to all who made and bought cakes at the Valentines Cake Sale. We raised over 100 which is a fantastic amount. Also, thank you to the Parents Network for organising the Saturday Family Day. It was amazing and children and adults alike had a great time. Press here for more.

Menu Next Week

L U N C H ------------------Five bean chilli and rice


served with

L U N C H ------------------Spaghetti al Pomodoro
served with

Quorn sausages & mash


served with

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Macaroni cheese
served with

L U N C H ------------------green beans & salad

L U N C H ------------------Jacket potato
served with

nachos, sweetcorn & salad DESSERT Fresh seasonal fruit

garlic bread & salad DESSERT Pineapple upsidedown cake

peas & salad DESSERT Yoghurt

tuna mayo, cheese, beans, coleslaw & salad DESSERT Fresh seasonal fruit

DESSERT Fresh seasonal fruit

Carrot & lentil soup & pear cake

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Cheese on toast & flapjack

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Egg Fried Rice with Homemade Sweet & Sour Sauce

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T E A ------------------Beans on toast & seasonal cake

Vegetable soup & rice pudding

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For Your Diary


4th March .................................................................................Meeting for all parents in Nursery to Year 1 about ...................................................................................................the Upper School starting at 7:30. 5th March .................................................................................Year 2/3 Class Assembly (at 10:00) Parents invited 6th March .................................................................................World Book Day (Children dress up in character) 18th March ...............................................................................Sport Relief Busk & Danceathon (details to follow)