Silence In Court

Our third trip with Mrs Weatherhead took us to the magnificent Royal Courts of Justice in central London.

Outside the Court

After learning about the differences between civil and criminal law we took part in our first mock trial. We were all given a role to play in the case against Tommy Peel. Tommy was instructed to appear to face charges because he was breaching a Noise Abatement Order and had been fighting in the street.

The two legal teams put forward great arguments and asked the witnesses some very challenging questions. The witnesses were very confident and answered truthfully as the court usher had asked them to promise to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

At the end of the trial the judge (Giorgia) had the responsibility of deciding if Tommy was innocent or guilty. It wasn’t easy to come to a decision but in the end she found that Tommy had not breached the order.

Picnic

We were lucky that the sun was shining and we were able to have a picnic in Lincoln Inn’s Field.

Athletics competiton

Well done the group of year 5 and 6 children who came to competition at Bonus Pastor.  The children were praised by the organizers for how well behaved they were and good sportsmanship.

As this was a team event all the children did 4 events individually and then the scores were averaged out to get a team score across track and field events.

As a team we came fourth and we are so proud of the way the children represented our school.

Football Tournament

Well done to the girls’ and boys’ football teams that took part in the tournament last Thursday. The year 5 and 6 children who came to the tournament showed great team work and communication skills on the pitch. Both teams came in 5th place. We are proud of the way they represented our school. 

The next event will be coming soon for year 5 and 6.

 

EYFS Sports Activity Morning

Nursery and Reception children joined together on Wednesday morning for fun-filled activities in the main school playground.  The children had a chance to try out some new sports activities together and to develop their skills.  It was a wonderful morning.  Year 5 joined the children and supported them around the activity trail.  They did an excellent job.  Thank you Year 5 and thank you to the many parents who came to enjoy this special event.

Mission X after school club

Congratulations to the year 3, 4 and 5 children who have completed level 1. You have now completed level 2 by learning about what happens to the astronauts bones in space, researching our galaxy, completing an agility course and completing some exercises that astronauts do as part of their training.

Mission x after school club.

Children in years 3, 4 and 5 have been very enthusiastic since starting the club. They have taken part in fitness tasks and made a robotic arm. They show great interest in what it takes to become an astronaut.

Cricket training

This Saturday 6th January there will be coaching sessions for junior children aged 7-11 from 11.00 to 12.00 and will run for approximately 12 weeks. Children can just drop in and don’t need to attend all sessions. The sessions will be taking place at the Kent County Ground, Worsley Bridge Road BR3 1RL.

 

Remembrance Day at Downham

On Friday 10th November, Year 5 went to visit the memorial at Downham for Remembrance Day.  There were four other schools there.  The service was short but enjoyable.  There was a lot of professional music [well, it was Year 7+, but it sounded professional ~Mr M].  At the end, two people from each school laid a poppy wreath on the statue.  Mr Headley-Morris took a class photo of us by the memorial.  There was even a real soldier at the service.  Finally, we went back to school.

~ Julia