BBC Arts & News talk in Form 6

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On Wednesday 6th March Form 6 enjoyed a visit from Rebecca Jones, BBC Arts Correspondent and News Presenter.
The presenter of  programmes including Talking Books and Meet the Author visited CBPPS to give an informative talk on the arts, journalism and news. The class then took part in an exercise where they ranked articles based on order of importance, before finding out where they had been featured in the national newspapers.

Reception celebrate Pancake Day!

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On Tuesday 5th March Reception were practising the perfect pancake flip in honour of Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day).
Each pupil got the chance to try flipping the cold pancake, and it looks as though everyone had a lot of fun mastering this new skill!

Zehra Hicks visits CBPPS

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On Tuesday 5th March we were delighted to welcome Zehra Hicks to Chiswick & Bedford Park Preparatory School. The author and illustrator of popular children’s books including The Boy Who Hated Toothbrushes and The Girl Who Loved Wellies ran a workshop on planning and creating stories and developing ideas, before signing copies of her books for pupils.

Many thanks to Zehra for visiting the school!

Painting future careers in Form 4

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As part of their upcoming class assembly focused on International Women’s Day, Form 4 have been getting creative and painting their future careers. With a wonderful range of aspiring professions including vet, scientist, actress, explorer and show jumper to be seen, this generation looks set to be an ambitious and adventurous one.

We look forward to finding out what careers the rest of the class have chosen at the assembly!

Value of the Month – March

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Humility is our value of the month for March.

Humility is when you have enough confidence to hold your head high; Yet are humble enough not to look down on others.

Important historical figures have also spoken of the importance of humility including Albert Einstein (“A true genius admits that he knows nothing”) and Winston Churchill (“In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet”).

Year 2 Scooter Training

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Year 2 made the most of the sunshine on Tuesday 26th February, taking part in outdoor scooter training.
Pupils learnt the essential steps of road and scooter safety, to ensure they are confident and careful when riding on the pavement or in the park.

Well done to everyone that took part!

Safer Internet Day

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Last week our school participated in Safer Internet Day which is celebrated globally to promote a Better Internet. During lessons, many discussions were held on the key issues surrounding the Internet and how to make the right choices when online. Children were encouraged to speak to a trusted adult at home or at school if they had concerns regarding anything online.

A school-wide poster competition was held with the Form 6 Digital Leaders choosing a winner from each class. Thank you to all the teachers and pupils for their participation and enthusiasm in making Safer Internet Day such a success.

Congratulations to the winners of the poster competition, who received their certificates in today’s assembly.

More information and links about Safer Internet Day can be found by visiting the Safer Internet Website, where there are many tips and suggestions for parents. Visit https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2019

Fantastic Form 3 Hockey results!

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On Tuesday 12th February Form 3 had their first experience of competitive hockey fixtures by playing against Orchard House at Rocks Lane. Divided into three teams (blues, purples and yellows), each team played a match against Orchard House’s three teams in rotation.

All of the girls played exceptionally well despite only having played hockey for one half term this school year. All three teams demonstrated fantastic team work and their high level of performance was reflected in the results, as they collected fifteen goals in total (whilst conceding only six). Across the nine fixtures played on the day Form 3 won six and drew two. Congratulations to the purples for winning all three of their matches and the yellows who went undefeated in their games.

Well done to all Form 3 girls for showing determination and teamwork throughout the afternoon.

Form 3 visit to the British Museum

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On Thursday 14th February Form 3 had a brilliant visit to the British Museum in central London as part of their topic on Ancient Egypt. Taking part in an interactive workshop at the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre (a state-of-the-art technological hub for children and young people), the class used digital coding to light up hieroglyphs before learning more fascinating facts about the Egyptians around the museum.

PhD neuroscience research with Forms 5 & 6.

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On Thursday 14th February PhD researchers from Birkbeck College, University of London came to the school to work with a group of Form 5 and 6 students as part of a study into working with noise disturbance. Pupils completed a short written task whilst either listening to audio disruption or silence in an effort to determine whether noise affects learning.

These PhD neuroscience students will be back during Science Week in March to teach some of the year groups about the brain!