Shaw House Fundraiser

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Shaw House – Swift Fundraiser

Following the informative and entertaining talk given by local RSPB representative, Catherin Day, Shaw House decided to support swifts in Chiswick for its annual fundraiser. They chose to set the school an especially tricky challenge. Now, here at Chiswick and Bedford Park there are many skills and attributes that we pride ourselves on, but was it going to be possible to be silent for a set time?

There were worried faces throughout the school and secret smiles from the staff. A sponsored silence was set for Tuesday 21st March and of course, the children rose to the challenge magnificently. The money raised from the ‘Guess the name of the bird’ competition and the Sponsored Silence started to pour in and totalled an amazing £3,300!

With the proceeds, the school has bought swift boxes, other necessary materials and has set aside some money for web cams to be bought once swifts find our boxes to be ‘highly desirable residences’. The remaining amount was presented to Catherine Day to be used by the RSPB to support swifts in Chiswick.


Easter Service

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On Monday 20th March, the pupils attended the Easter Service. It was lovely to have so many parents joining us to enjoy the wonderful Easter bonnets that the younger children had made.

Thank you to Father Edward for conducting the service.

Spring Concert

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On Thursday 16th March, pupils from Chiswick and Bedford showcased their talents during the annual Spring Concert. Thank you to all who attended this wonderful event!

2A Assembly

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Bonjour et merci tout le monde!

Thank you everyone for a fantastic Year 2 assembly today. We enjoyed our French extravaganza-singing, dancing and acting. C’était formidable!

The Chiswick Swift Project

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As its fundraising event this year Shaw will be supporting The Chiswick Swift Project in association with the RSPB. It is especially exciting to support a local concern. Swifts are in decline both locally and nationally, so we are hoping to help improve their plight.

We aim to raise money to purchase swift nest boxes together with other necessary equipment. Swift nest boxes are suitable for schools as they are very clean birds.

There will be two fundraising activities. Firstly pupils will have the opportunity to take part in a sponsored silence with the rest of the class on Tuesday 21 March. They will also guess the name of a soft toy bird (with bird song). The winner will receive the soft toy bird.

If we are fortunate enough to raise more than enough money to buy all the necessary materials, then any further proceeds will go to the Swift Project/RSPB in Chiswick.

Reception W Assembly

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Class RW greatly enjoyed performing an assembly to the whole school and their parents. They delivered some interesting facts about Jungles and enjoyed acting out the story of ‘Giraffe’s Can’t Dance’. They showed great enthusiasm with their dance moves. They waltzed, tangoed and rock and rolled across the dance floor. As for their freestyle ………………………..!

World Book Day

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All staff and pupils enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book characters. A great deal of effort had been put into the creation of the costumes and the pupils looked amazing! Pupils were lucky to have each classroom teacher in the school come in and read them a special book.
Lou Quenzler came to school earlier in the week to talk to the pupils about what inspires her writing. She also read passages from a few of her books, which we all enjoyed.

Thank you to all who made World Book Day a success!

Reception S Assembly

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Reception S delighted pupils and parents with their class assembly on Friday 10 February 2017.

They took the audience on a journey around the world from the Arctic to Antarctica. They met the Queen and Paddington Bear in London, watched a beautiful ribbon dance in China and met Koalas in Australia. The children sang, danced and acted brilliantly. Well Done Reception S.

BBC Scientific Terrific

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BBC Scientific Terrific

In science we have joined the BBC ‘Scientific Terrific’ Scheme. Each month Year 5 and 6 will have the opportunity to take part in an investigation followed by a live lesson streamed into the classroom. This scheme encourages the pupils’ enthusiasm and interest in science by encouraging fun, hands-on activities whilst developing their investigative skills.

This month we covered the theme ‘TASTE’ and counted our ‘Fungiform Papillae’ (taste buds!).

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