Comic Relief Fundraising Success!

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On Friday 15th March the entire school took part in fundraising activities for Comic Relief, with a fantastic £418 raised for the charity! We had a joke competition and red noses to purchase, meaning that all year groups were able to get involved and donate.

As the date fell within Science Week it meant we had two great reasons to dress up, so we had some wonderfully imaginative, science-inspired costumes being worn to school!

Reception visit Chiswick Fire Station

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On Friday 15th March Reception went to Chiswick Fire Station to discover more about firefighters, fire engines and fire safety. The classes learnt all about the role of a firefighter, before getting the chance to sit in a working fire engine and try on one of the firefighter’s helmets!

Many thanks to the team at Chiswick Fire Station for such an engaging and educational morning.

Form 6 take part in Hockey Festival at the Linford Christie Stadium

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On Thursday 14th March Form 6 travelled to the Linford Christie Stadium for the annual hockey festival organised by Orchard House School.

Divided into two teams of eight, each team competed against five other teams across nine different schools. Scores for the matches weren’t recorded as all the teams had only played a few games previously, but the girls were excited to take part and gain experience in playing fixtures.

Both teams found the first couple of games tough especially in adjusting to the size of the pitch, the speed of the game and transferring their knowledge from other invasion games, but by their last couple of matches the teams were showing vast improvements in their performances. They were able to pass and move the ball over greater distances, put greater pressure on opposing players with the ball and become more assertive when going into tackles to create turnovers.

The girls voted Hannah and Darcy as Most Valuable Players for the competition, who each took home a brand new hockey ball.

Well done to all of the girls on their efforts and performances throughout the hockey festival.

Year 2 perform ‘rocking’ science assembly!

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The entire school enjoyed a ‘rocking’ start to Friday with a fun-packed, song-filled assembly by Year 2!

As it’s Science Week the theme was rocks and we learnt all about the different types of rocks, along with their properties and uses. We also got to see a live demonstration of an erupting paper mache volcano, which was made especially for Science Week.

Well done to Year 2!

Science Week: Neuroscience Workshop

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On Thursday 14th March a PhD researcher from Birkbeck College, University of London visited the school to run workshops for Forms 3, 4, 5 and 6 on neuroscience (the study of the nervous system including the brain).

Forms 3 and 4 made interconnecting neurons and chatterboxes whilst Forms 5 and 6 made hats on which the different parts of the brain were labelled. All four classes had a lot of fun learning about the different functions and parts of the brain, and how they work.

Science Week: Sublime Science visit CBPPS!

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On Tuesday 12th March the whole school was wowed in assembly by the exciting experiments of Sublime Science. The children watched in awe as Carbon Dioxide bubbled and bellowed, and marvelled at miniature popping rockets and whizzing balloons.

Each class took part in a separate workshop, where they enjoyed making sherbet and slime before setting off a rocket!

Science Week: Marine Conservation

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On Monday 11th March Science Week at CBPPS kicked off with an assembly and presentation by the environmental charity Whale and Dolphin Conservation. The educational presentation and workshops on pollutants and plastics in the environment were enjoyed by pupils and teachers alike.

Many thanks to the WDC for visiting the school in Science Week!

Delightful Ducklings in Nursery!

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What an extremely exciting few weeks it has been in the Nursery. The children and staff eagerly awaited the arrival of the duck eggs and after a few days looking closely for any cracks, they were incredibly lucky to be able to observe one of the ducklings hatch. The children learnt how to care for the ducklings and had a wonderful experience holding them and watching them swim for the very first time.

On Thursday 7th March nursery celebrated World Book Day. The children dressed up as their favourite book character and listened to and acted out many stories. The teacher’s performance of The Gingerbread Man was thoroughly enjoyed, especially when the children changed the ending to Peter Rabbit gobbling up The Gingerbread Man!

International Women’s Day assembly

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On Friday 8th March the whole school was treated to an excellent assembly by Form 4. The theme was International Women’s Day and we met important historical figures in the struggle for women’s rights including Emmeline Pankhurst and Malala Yousafzai. Well done to Form 4 for such an engaging and informative performance!

World Book Day at CBPPS

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On Thursday 7th March Chiswick & Bedford Park Preparatory School celebrated World Book Day.

Pupils wore an accessory to show their favourite literary character and the whole school joined in with a read-a-thon, which saw each form teacher dash around the school to share their favourite children’s tale with every class. Reception welcomed two actors who read Oi Duck-billed Platypus! by Kes Gray and The Giant of Jum by Elli Woollard, and the whole school enjoyed an assembly and workshops with author Zehra Hicks on Tuesday 5th March.

Many thanks to all those who made World Book Day such a success!