Sports Day

It was lovely to see the community turn out in force for our Sports Day today. We had a wonderful morning of events and the biggest picnic lunch I have seen to date. Enormous thanks to Mr Cook and Ms Short for organising and running the event. Thank you also to the PTA who helped set up gazebos; organised the tea and coffee stand; and provided the children with ice pops.

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Unfortunately the weather was not on side in the afternoon and made any grass based running unsafe. Thank you for all your support and understanding with the difficult decision to finish things early. We hope to find another opportunity to re arrange the missed races and will make sure we give you notice beforehand.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Nursery visit Chorleywood House and grounds

Despite the floods, thunder storms and other British summer conditions Nursery headed out to explore our natural world. We stopped off at a local café to have a drink and biscuit ready for our adventure into the woods. We measured the width of tree trunks by counting how many of us fitted round. The biggest tree took all of us! In the garden centre we discovered a range of unusual plants we had never seen before including cactus and Venus fly traps. We saw a range of vegetables growing including cabbages, lettuces, peppers, aubergines and cauliflowers.

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Year 3’s EU Referendum

This afternoon, Year 3 took part in their very own EU referendum. We watched Newsround and then read an article in the First News newspaper which had statements from Boris Johnson an David Cameron. They then discussed the pros and cons of both campaigns. They were great analytical learners and I was amazed at the fantastic communication skills they showed and the values they had for each other. After lots of discussion, they made their vote and we took in the results. The children loved being involved in collecting the results by creating a tally chart and we even had checkers to ensure all the votes were checked. Year 3, I would love to hear your thoughts about your experience of voting.

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Mandalas

Year 6 learnt about Buddhist mandalas in their RE lessons. They explored the meanings of the colours before inventing their own ways of getting the sand to form such neat patterns. Their final results look incredible!

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Year 4’s been digging

Nearly 3 months ago Year 4 started a maths/science investigation all about potatoes. (You can search back through the Year 4 older blogs posts for more information.)

Today, we dug up the results of that investigation. We needed to be, in the words of Year 4; Organised, Systematic, Patient, Good Communicators, show Positive Values and Pragmatic in our learning today.

Year 4 – I would love your comments on how you demonstrated these learning skills today.

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Year 3 & 4 @ St. Paul’s

A fantastic day out was had by Year 3 and 4 yesterday. The pictures speak for themselves I think, but we would love to hear year 3 and 4’s own thoughts on the day. What did you enjoy about the trip? What did you learn? Was there anything in particular that you found interesting/surprising/curious/fascinating? Thank you to everyone involved to make the day a success

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