On Tuesday 8th October, Year 4 visited the British Museum, where they explored the European Galleries as part of their topic work on the Anglo-Saxons. The children learned more about the discovery of the Sutton Hoo burial mound and were able to see the famous Sutton Hoo burial helmet, together with a collection of coins, purses, belt buckles, swords, shields, jewellery and many other gold embroidered artefacts. They were able to understand how we can learn more about the Anglo-Saxons’ way of life by studying these artefacts. Year 4 were also given plenty of opportunities to record their observations and develop their sketching techniques by paying attention to the intricate details of the objects on display.
The children visited Crofton Roman Villa in Orpington, where they were able to see some of the remains and architectural structures from around 2000 years ago. They took part in a rotation of sessions including a guided talk by the resident archaeologist, an exploration of what life was like in the Roman villa, examining artifacts and replicas. The children also enjoyed dressing up like a Roman Emperor, Empress or Citizen.
Year 4 have been taking part in an exciting Lewisham Cricket Programme where they have received weekly coaching sessions on Wednesdays since the beginning of the Spring Term. This has been a very inspirational and motivational project that has enabled the children to build their confidence in their ability to actively engage with team sports and competently hold and manoeuvre the bat to achieve a more effective strike. They have developed better hand-eye coordination and have improved their bowling and batting skills. The children’s ability to maintain concentration for a prolonged period of time has also helped them to be more settled and focused when completing tasks inside the classroom. Both training coaches Mr Ahmed and Mr Lynch, as well as staff around the school, have been impressed with the children’s good behaviour and enthusiasm for their learning in PE. Well done Year 4!
Year 4 enjoyed a fun and educational experience at the Junior Chef’s Academy, where they got the chance to make their own pizzas and take them home! The children enjoyed training as a chef at the Lewisham Training Kitchen, situated at the Green Man. They explored aspects of Health and Safety with regards to cooking and hygiene practices, as well as learning more about the importance of having a Healthy Diet. Year 4 were given aprons and guided through the process of preparing ingredients to create the dough and top the pizza. They enjoyed watching Chef Oghosa demonstrate how to knead and roll the dough, and took part in cooking the sauce. The smell from the ovens was delightful as the children all did the washing up and tidied everything away. They couldn’t wait to see the final results. The pizzas were delicious!
Well done to the year 6 children and the staff who took part today in the match. The match was well played and the rest of the school were great spectators. This is one of the traditions we have every summer term and is always enjoyable.
The score was 9-2, well done to the staff team who won.
Well done to the children who played in the cricket match against St Winfred’s. As a team you played well together an supported each other. What a great way to spend the afternoon with you all.
Congratulations to the year 3 and 4 children who came to football on the 10th May. The children played against 5 other schools. The competition was a great opportunity for the children to experience playing against others. They all showed super teamwork and sportsmanship.
Years 3 and 4 had the exciting opportunity to take part in Bikeability training at level 1. Level 1 is about showing confidence and control when riding your bike, being aware of space and how to best use space when you are in small groups or large groups. Well done to all the children who took part.