Problem Solving Puzzle Workshop

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On Monday 11th November, Reception to Form 6 took part in puzzle workshops with the Problem Solving Company.

Reception and Form 1 used 2D shapes to create whole shapes such as rectangles, triangles and a Christmas tree! Form 2 had to work together to solve number and shape puzzles, whilst Form 3 used dominoes to solve fractions and worked with 2D shapes to create 3D cubes. Forms 4, 5 and 6 worked in teams to recreate an existing model from memory, describing colours, angles and sides to build the shape together, before embarking on 3D number puzzle challenges.

Fun at the playground!

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The nursery children had a great time working on their climbing and balancing skills at the local playground this week. They experimented using the various pieces of equipment, and learnt about the effects of physical activity on their bodies.

Artist of the Month – November

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November’s Artist of the Month is Bridget Riley, Queen of Op Art!

Currently she is exhibiting at the Hayward Gallery on the South Bank (until end of January 2020) and Tate Modern (finishing this Sunday 10th November). If you have time to visit the exhibitions they are excellent for understanding the size, shapes and colours of her paintings.

Thank you for the lovely L.S. Lowry pictures that some of your children painted at home. It would be great to receive some vibrant, abstract Bridget Riley inspired pictures that we can display at school next week!

Outdoor Learning Day

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On Thursday 7th November Chiswick & Bedford Park took part in Outdoor Learning Day.

Joining in with the day, Form 1 went outside  during maths to see the 2D and 3D shapes in the local environment. The children were very engaged and enjoyed finding circles, squares, rectangles, spheres, cones and cubes (to name a few) in the streets around school. They then used their knowledge on shape to describe the properties and why certain shapes are best suited for different uses (such as a roof or a wheel) in the local environment.

Reception enjoyed exploring the playground and using natural materials to create repeating patterns.

 

Form 5 visit the Gunnersbury Museum

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On Wednesday 6th November, Form 5 visited the Gunnersbury Park Museum in West London to learn about the Victorians.

Taking part in two workshops, the class started the day in a Victorian classroom where they learnt what children their age were taught at school. In the afternoon they made their way to the kitchens, where they discovered more about the diets of the Victorians, and the responsibilities of those who worked as cooks and maids.

Autumn Sports Week 2019

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Autumn Sports Week took place this term from Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November. With a range of indoor and outdoor activities, Forms 1 to 6 had the chance to take part in special one- off sports sessions including Lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee, Dodgeball and Multisport.

Each club was designed to increase the children’s awareness of new and exciting sports, along with reinforcing the skills they practice every week is P.E. including teamwork and agility.

Reception learn the history of Bonfire Night

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This week the children in Reception have been learning all about the history of Bonfire Night and Guy Fawkes. As part of their project they each decorated a sparkling paper rocket, all of which are now brightening up their classroom wall this November!

Forms 1 & 2 English Workshop

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On Tuesday 29th October, parents from Forms 1 & 2 were invited to take part in our first school workshop designed to illuminate the different techniques used to teach English at Chiswick & Bedford Park.

We were very pleased to receive some of the following feedback from the evening:

  • “It was useful to get an overview of how English is being taught in school.”
  • “Great to get a better understanding on how (my child) is learning and how to approach homework and reading.”

A big thank you to all who attended, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon for future workshops.

Value of the Month – Kindness

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Kindness is our value of the month for November.

Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate

“Always be a little kinder than necessary.” ― James M. Barrie

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – Dalai Lama

Form 6 visit the Royal Courts of Justice

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On Monday 28th October, Form 6 visited the Royal Courts of Justice in Central London. The girls re-enacted a real trial, playing all the parts including barrister, witnesses, defendant and judge. They learnt about the structure of our justice system and heard about a range of famous and interesting cases which have taken place in this famous London landmark.