The children have had a great week finding out about the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. They listened carefully to the story and learnt how to play the dreidel game, which was so much fun. Some fantastic menorahs were also painted and drawn by the children. Thank you to Zoe’s mum for coming in to teach us about this special festival. The children loved getting their own dreidel and gold coin to take home.
On Thursday 29th November, Reception enjoyed a fun visit to The Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith to see a very festive production of Raymond Brigg’s Father Christmas. A great day was had by all!
St Benedict’s School invited five children from Form 5 to attend a WW1 challenge where they worked together to design posters to persuade men to join the Army. They learnt about the devastation of the Battle of the Somme in 1916, and were provided with a map of the Western front in order to devise strategies to overcome the enemy.
The girls thoroughly enjoyed presenting their ideas and discovered they had come up with some of the same ideas as the British generals 100 years ago.
Last week Form 5 enjoyed a historical day out to the Gunnersbury Park & Museum in West London. Everyone dressed up in fantastic costumes and got to work practising their very best handwriting in the Victorian classroom, before taking a trip down to the kitchens to learn more about cooking and cleaning in the era.
On Thursday 22nd November Form 6 visited the Royal Courts of Justice in Central London. They had the opportunity to take part in a staged trial in which everyone had a role within the court and toured around the world-famous building.
On Monday 9th November Forms 4,5 and 6 were visited by Ruth Cadbury, MP for Brentford and Isleworth. Ruth gave an educational talk on current political issues and parliamentary life, before pupils had the chance to ask questions during a Q&A session after the talk.
Both pupils and teachers found the visit incredibly informative, and would like to say a big thank you to Ruth for visiting.
Last week Year 2 enjoyed a historical trip to the Florence Nightingale Museum in London. Year 2 have been learning all about the Lady of the Lamp and the Victorians, this trip bought to life the characters of the age thanks to the actors, exhibitions and workshops at the museum.
The children enjoyed dressing up in Victorian costumes and learning more about this fascinating era.
This week we have been celebrating Kindness Day at Chiswick & Bedford Park Preparatory School with the introduction of Kindness Week.
With a focus on many different elements of how we can be kind such as inclusion, helpfulness and compassion, pupils have been awarding different ‘kindness tokens’ to each other throughout the week.
Led by Form 4 and the school council, Kindness Week has been a lovely focus for the entire school to celebrate all the different ways that we can make a positive contribution to the classroom, playground and school.
Congratulations were in order for one of the Form 3 Netball teams this week, who came top of their group at Tuesday’s netball competition.
Playing three matches against Orchard House School, Kew College and Heathfield House they defended well throughout the tournament, before an excellent goal in the final match sent them to the top of the leader board in their group.
Well done to all the teams who took part, and congratulations again to Form 3!
It looked like Christmas had come early to Chiswick and Bedford Park this week, as mountains of presents could be seen at the school!
As part of the Christmas Box Appeal 2018 pupils have bought in generous gifts, which will be donated to both children and adults living in poverty in Southeast Europe.
Forms 4, 5 and 6 helped to organise the boxes ahead of their collection, and it was all hands on deck due to the large number of gifts brought in (168 in total).
Thank you to all the children and parents who have helped to buy, wrap and contribute to our piles of presents for the Christmas Box Appeal.