On Friday 10th November, Year 4 took to the stage to slay dragons and fears in their class assembly. Performing for the school along with Form 4 pupils from Orchard House School, the class took us through the history of dragons and how to conquer your fears. Well done to the class for delivering their lines and songs with such confidence and enthusiasm.
Years 4, 5 & 6 have drawn these stunning portraits in their art lessons this month. Inspired by the Artist of the Month for October 2023, Saype, the classes sketched in the style of the innovative contemporary artist.
On Wednesday 4th October, Year 3 enjoyed a visit to Pizza Express. The children enjoyed learning about healthy eating habits before each building their own pizza, discussing the ingredients as they made them. The visit also tied in with their focus on instructional writing as they created their own recipes.
On Monday 2nd October, Reception enjoyed their first visit of the school year to the Holland Park Ecology Centre. The children had a wonderful time exploring the autumnal woods, before making hedgehogs out of natural materials including sticks, clay and berries.
On Friday 29th September, Year 6 turned their classroom into a bakery to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care. The annual event was a huge success, and the class raised £385 for the charity.
Thank you to everyone that got baking and buying the homemade sponges, cookies and cupcakes!
On Monday 12th June, Years 5 & 6 visited the world-famous Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew. They were lucky enough to have the sun shining, so both classes were able to make the most of the gardens and explore the wildlife and habitats around them. After learning about the insects, plants and animals that call Kew Gardens home, they headed to the Children’s Garden and enjoyed discovering the different activities available in the new adventure area.
On Friday 9th June, Nursery and the main school watched the Reception class assembly. The children did brilliantly, learning songs, dances and lines to teach us about the different animals that live at the farm.
Well done to the class and their teachers for an excellent performance!
On Monday 5th June, Year 1 visited Perivale Wood in west London to discover some of the fascinating animals and minibeasts that live there. They learnt about the creatures and their habitats before exploring the wonderful woodlands. What a fun start to this half term for Year 1!
The Chiswick & Bedford Park Preparatory School Artist of the Month for June 2023 is Andy Goldsworthy.
Born in Cheshire in 1956, Goldsworthy studied at Bradford College of Art before starting his career in art. The environmentalist and artist is famous for his work focused on, and using materials from, nature such as stones, flowers, mud and pines cones.
His work can be seen across the world including the Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh, Cairnhead in Scotland and San Francisco, USA.
We look forward to seeing the wonderful works of art the children create in art this month inspired by Andy Goldsworthy’s work.
This May, Years 4 & 5 embarked on their first overnight residential to the Sayers Croft Outdoor Learning Centre in Ewhurst. Taking on each challenge with enthusiasm, the classes bravely tried a variety of adventurous outdoor activities including raft building, a treetop walk and a blindfolded obstacle course!