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Value of the Month – Cheerfulness

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This month our Value of the Month at Chiswick & Bedford Park is cheerfulness. Form 4 have worked together to create a fun-filled poster full of reasons to be cheerful that they have put up around the school. Their reasons include puppies, hugs, snowball fights, playing in the park, dancing and jumping – all of which sound like great reasons to be cheerful!

Forms 5 & 6 Cycling Proficiency.

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This week Forms 5 & 6 have been taking to the open roads of Chiswick and learning all about cycling. Each Form has been guided by a professional instructor, as they learn about road and bike safety. For Form 6 this is especially important, as some of them may wish to start cycling to secondary school in September!

Science this week at CBPPS!

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We’ve had a very busy week in science at CBPPS!

Form 2 have started planting seeds, and are excited to see how they grow in the next few weeks. In Form 3 pupils have been learning all about springtime, making flowers and creating detailed observational drawings of the different parts of plants, whilst Form 4 have had lots of fun sailing boats and dropping spinners to learn more about forces including gravity and upthrust. Form 5 have had a lovely week discovering all about crystals as part of their changing materials topic and Form 6 have been learning about fungus – and are now experimenting with different conditions for bread to see which grows mold the quickest.

We look forward to seeing the results of all their experiments and investigations in the coming weeks!

Summer Term Playground Friends!

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Our newly appointed playground friends are very excited to take on their very important new roles this summer term. After taking part in a training workshop together, two pupils from each class will now be helping the children in their year at play times to join in and make friends.

Form 4 & 5 visit the Wetlands Centre

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On Monday 26th April Forms 4 & 5 enjoyed a fun day out to the London Wetlands Centre in Barnes, West London. Pupils had the chance to view birds and insects in their natural habitat, before pond dipping and learning about the creatures they discovered in the water. All the children had a lot of fun exploring and investigating the wetlands and the wildlife!

Artist of the Month – April 2021

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This month at Chiswick & Bedford Park we are learning about Victor Vasarely (1906 -1997). Born in Hungary in 1906, Vasarely is widely accepted as one of the grandfathers of the Op (optical) Art movement. Specialising in applied graphic art and typographical design at art college, over the next three decades Vasarely developed a distinctive geometric and abstract style. One of his most famous pieces is Zebra. Created in 1950, the piece creates the illusion of a 3D zebra using black and white lines. His work has been displayed in some of the most famous galleries in the world including the Tate in central London.

Les Misérables comes to CBPPS!

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Les Misérables: The Staged Concert

Alyssa from Form 5 has been selected by the Cameron Mackintosh casting team to perform the role of Cosette in the forthcoming concert version of Les Misérables with Michael Ball and Alfie Boe.

From Mrs Rees-Davies and the rest of the school community – well done, Alyssa!

CBPPS has gained parental permission to use a named picture of Alyssa.

New National Restrictions from 5 November 2020

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Schools continue to remain open for all children and young people as they have since the start of the autumn term for the duration of the national restrictions.

Being at school is vital for children’s education and for their wellbeing. Time spent out of school is detrimental for children’s cognitive and academic development, particularly for disadvantaged children. This impact can affect both current levels of education, and children’s future ability to learn. It continues to be our aim that all pupils, in all year groups, remain in school full-time.

The risk to children themselves of becoming severely ill from coronavirus (COVID-19) is very low and there are negative health impacts of being out of school. For the vast majority of children, the benefits of being back in the classroom far outweigh the low risk from coronavirus (COVID-19) and schools can take action to reduce risks still further.

The full guidance document: “Education and childcare settings: New National Restrictions from 5 November 2020

Diversity Week 2020

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We’ve had an amazing week here at Chiswick & Bedford Park Preparatory School!

We’ve been learning about our cultural diversity and what makes us who we are.  We’ve role played, been involved in interactive drama workshops and learned so much more about each other.

Our wonderful parents have put together a book list of good reads that look at diversity and inclusion – thank you parents!