Our assembly brought together a culmination of the work we have been doing in Black History Month. Each class shared their research, celebrating achievements and recognising the sacrifices everybody made regardless of beliefs, nationality or upbringing.
Form 1A has had a busy and successful half term. In Geography, the children have enjoyed learning about ‘Our Local Area’. We went on a walk to create first-hand learning experiences for the children. They particularly enjoyed identifying the physical and human features.
Year 2 spent a hugely enjoyable morning learning how to navigate the streets of Chiswick on their scooters. They started off slaloming cones in the playground then ventured out on to the local streets where they were taught how to negotiate parked cars, driveways and pavement obstacles. They should all be able to perform an emergency stop safely!
The children designed their own pumpkin faces and then selected which ones to use. They helped to scoop out the inside of the pumpkin and watched Ms Stotzky carve the design. We had lots and fun! Thank you Ms Stotzky for coming in to help us.
A whole school assembly celebrated a successful half term. Congratulations to our new Form 6 prefects who collected their badges from Mrs Daniell. They look forward to the responsibilities and challenges of their new roles. Well done to Yeats who won the first house cup of the year. Also, a big thank you to our wonderful choir who sang a rendition of ‘The sun’ll come out tomorrow’, from the musical Annie.
In Roman times, the town of St. Albans was called Verulamium and was burnt to the ground by the warring Boudicca only to be rebuilt by the Romans. The girls really enjoyed their workshop where they were free to touch and pick up Roman objects found beneath their feet during past excavations. When trying to work out their use, some of the artefacts were far more puzzling than others. Some caused revulsion; why would they have a sponge on the end of a stick? Did they really use a tiny spoon to scoop wax out their ears? One of the most impressive ideas was a ring that was not decorated with a pretty stone but a key to a precious container. Was this where ‘keyring’ comes from? They enjoyed the intricate mosaics that must have taken months or years to make, the decorative coins made from precious metals and of course, the remains of dead bodies in lead coffins.
On Friday 13th October, the whole school participated in the annual harvest festival celebration, led by Mother Sarah in St Michael and all Angels Church. In preparation for this, the children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 created harvest hats, which they wore with pride on the day.
Form 6 created a magnificent display at the front of the church with gifts donated to the Upper Room charity,
The choir and flute group helped to make this occasion memorable. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this event so special.