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Prize-giving Assembly 2022

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On Friday 8th July, the entire school came together for a prize-giving assembly to mark all the many accomplishments of the children through this academic year.

Winning cups, badges, competitions and trophies, it is our annual chance to highlight the many outstanding maths, musical and sport achievements of pupils in all year groups.

Well done to all our winners, our new house captains and congratulations to Shaw House for winning the House Cup for summer term!

The farmyard comes to CBPPS!

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On Thursday 7th July, Reception and Nursery were filled with wonder when they discovered a playground petting zoo set up in the front playground!

The children hand-fed chickens and ducks, discovered that hedgehogs can swim and enjoyed giving a bunny a cuddle as they learnt more about these woodland creatures.

The CBPPS Summer Show!

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On Thursday 30th June, Reception to Year 6 put on their dancing shoes and wowed parents and teachers with a fantastic performance of ‘Part of This World’, a play written for the children of CBPPS by the acclaimed author Nancy Tucker.

Filled with wonder and enchantment, each class took to the stage to perform a spectacular song and dance, before a grand finale that saw the entire school join Year 6 for a farewell song.

Well done to all the children for putting so much dedication and enthusiasm into learning your lines and routines, and thank you to all families that helped with costumes, hairstyles and face painting!

It really was an out of this world production!

Outdoor learning this summer term!

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This June the sun has been shining and our classrooms have expanded to include the playground! We’ve had maths, computing, dance and more taking place in the sunshine outside. Year 1 have been estimating water volumes, gardening club have been weeding the flowerbeds and growing sunflowers, Year 4 measured the block around the school in metres (after estimating the distance) and Years 5 & 6 made the pagoda their classroom for computing.

Value of the Month – Perseverance

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Our Value of the Month for June at CBPPS is perseverance.

Having perseverance means having the ability to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and try again and again until you succeed.

Here are a few of our favourite inspirational quotes about perseverance.

“The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.” – Kalpana Chawla

“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” – Julie Andrews.

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison

CBPPS Art Exhibition 2022

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On Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st June the CBPPS Art Exhibition took place at St Michael & All Angels church in Bedford Park. With a selection of work from Nursery to Year 6 to view, parents and the local community were able to see the many wonderful examples of art that take place every week at the school.

Highlights included the ‘senses books’ by Year 6, an up-cycled lampshade by Year 3 and mini clay martians by Nursery. Each child exhibited at least two pieces, meaning nearly 350 creative artworks were on display!

Celebrating Diversity at CBPPS

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170 children, 170 different skin tones! 

We learnt that we are all a shade of brown and that, even within our family (twins included), our skin tones are different. In preparation for this project every class read books on skin colour and kindness and got involved in age-appropriate discussions. 

We considered the variety of skin colours and what creates this diversity. We all examined our arms, looking carefully the way artists do, and talked about tones before mixing up a unique pot of paint that matches our own skin colour, to use for this amazing school-wide art project,

We learnt that what makes us all the same is that we are all different.

Year 1 Aquatic Assembly!

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On Friday 17th June, 1H put on a fabulous assembly highlighting the plight of marine wildlife and our oceans on Friday. The class told us all about the dangers of plastic in the sea and illustrated the ways in which we can protect the world around us, including reducing the amount of single use plastic we use and remembering to recycle.

Thank you to all the children for shining a spotlight on this essential environmental discussion!

Artist of the Month – Frida Khalo

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This June we have been celebrating the unique and inspiring Frida Khalo as the CBPPS Artist of the Month. One of the most recognisable faces from 20th century art, Khalo’s colourful self-portraits and flamboyant designs have brought colour and vibrancy to galleries and homes around the world for decades.

Pictured here are some excellent mixed-media portraits by Year 3.

Sports Day 2022

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On Friday 10th June, Nursery and the main school got together at Old Actonians sports ground for Sports Day 2022. The children played a round robin of sporting activities around the grounds including circle relay, triple jump, obstacle race and shot put before taking part in the house relays and races to win points for towards the house cup.

Well done to all the children for taking part with such enthusiasm and displaying excellent sportsmanship, and congratulations to Hogarth for winning the house cup!