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  • Thursday 8 February 2024 Junior Citizenship Event Year 6 attended the Junior Citizenship event at CWOA this week. This was an exciting opportunity for Year 6 to discuss how to become more independent in the local community. This event is a great transition tool for the children before they begin their secondary school journeys. Children had the opportunity to work on their knowledge of how to commute safely on public transport and how to identify safe adults to approach. We worked collaboratively with other schools in the community to discuss drugs and safety around drugs too. Our children were outstanding in their behaviour and were able to ask really insightful questions to the Police service, Ambulance Service, Knife Crime unit, RNLI, Chessington Conservation Trust and TFL.
  • Tuesday 6 February 2024 Year 6 Rose Theatre Visit Year 6 had a fantastic trip to the rose theatre where they were able to watch the preview showing of the boy at the back of the class. The show focuses on story of a refugees child who enters a new class and how both he and his peers learn to understand each other a little more. The show focuses on children using their voice to be inclusive. Year 6 were then lucky to be chosen to be part of the feedback group where they were able to give feed back on the show to both the directing team and the actors. The directing team commented on how insightful and respectful the children were with their honest and heartfelt feedback. They represented the schools values beautifully.
  • Tuesday 6 February 2024 Reception Class Visitors In our topic 'People who help us' we have lots of different visitors come to see us, we get to write a list of questions for when they come in. Sometimes our visitors even bring in equipment that they use in their job, or items of clothing for us to try on. We have had a paramedic, midwife, somebody who makes artificial legs and a police officer.
  • Monday 5 February 2024 Year 3 Bread Making On Monday 5th February the year 3 children completed the final part of their DT topic which has had a focus on bread. The children had already sketched their ideas for the shapes of bread roll they wanted to try out in dough in an earlier lesson, so on Monday morning they set about flavouring their breads while kneading. Finally they adding toppings. After break they rolls were cool enough for the children to sample. The before and after baking photos are attached.
  • Monday 5 February 2024 Year 2 Weather and Seasons Workshop Year 2 had a visit from Freshwater Theatre Company to enhance our learning about weather and seasons. We discovered the different climates in different parts of the world and learnt that the UK has a temperate climate as we experience different weather at different times of the year. We pretended to travel to different parts of the world and acted as animals from Africa, India, Antarctica and The Arctic and discussed how these animals are suited to their climates.
  • Sunday 4 February 2024 Luke's Final Service On Sunday 4th February it was Luke's final service at St Paul's church. Some of the choir were there to lead the congregation in song, sharing one of Luke's favourites: "In Christ Alone". Three of our Year 6 pupils also gave one of the readings. It was a very special service and we were pleased to have one more opportunity to say thank you to Luke and to wish him luck with his new role. Thank you to the families who brought members of the choir to the service and to Mrs Griffin and Mrs Forrester for the time that they have given to preparing with the children.
  • Friday 2 February 2024 Year 1 Brooklands Museum Visit We had a fantastic trip to Brooklands. We really enjoyed seeing all the different types of planes and comparing the outside and inside of them. The workers at Brooklands showed us how to make model planes out of metal sheets and we got to help press the buttons to do this. We were lucky to get to go on Concorde and learn about the history of the plane. In the bus museum we sat on lots of different types of buses and compared how they had changed over time.
  • Thursday 1 February 2024 Faith Reps Visit Luke at the Church The Faith Reps went over to interview Luke before he leaves. They asked about his reasons for becoming a vicar, why he supports Tottenham and what has been his best memories of St Paul’s church and school.
  • Wednesday 31 January 2024 Year 3 Sainsbury's Visit On Wednesday 31st January the Year 3 children completed some market research at a local Sainsburys as part of their DT topic this half term. They studied the wide range of breads on offer, how they were packaged and how they were displayed. They made notes and sketches which were discussed on our return to school, comparing and contrasting the different marketing techniques for different breads. We reflected on why the manufactures and Sainsburys might have made the choices they did and if we agreed they were the right choices.
  • Friday 26 January 2024 Year 4 Visit the British Museum Year 4 had a wonderful opportunity of visiting the British Museum. We viewed a collection of Egyptian objects that told us the story of life and death in the ancient Nile Valley. We got the chance to find out about the Rosetta Stone, mummification, gods and goddesses and the Egyptian afterlife. As the children went around the gallery they had the task of completing an interactive booklet where they were able to explore the rooms with their partners.
  • Monday 18 December 2023 KS2 Christmas Concert 2023 KS2 put on a wonderful performance for the school, parents and carers. It was lovely to see so many children taking part in the bands and small singing groups and was great to hear the Year 4 pupils demonstrating what they have learnt during their keyboard lessons this term. The KS2 choir once again did a brilliant job led by Mrs Griffin and it was incredibly special to hear the children peforming an original song composed by two of our Year 6 pupils - what an achievement! The staff team have worked hard to put this performance together with the children and a huge thank you must be said to Mrs Walker. This is her first Christmas concert with us and it certainly was a fabulous one!
  • Monday 18 December 2023 Carols by Candlelight - 17th December 2023 On Sunday 17th December, the school choir took part in the 'Carols by Candlelight' service at St Paul's church. They performmed with confidence and led the congregation in a new school chosen by Luke for the occasion. As part of the service, Jospeh and Tilon also gave one of the readings. It was wonderful to see so many families at the service and brings to an end the choir's events for this year. They have done a wonderful job! Thank you to Mrs Griffin and Mrs Forrester who both accompanied the choir at the service.
  • Thursday 14 December 2023 Choir at Trafalgar Square On wednewsday 13th December, the KS2 choir preformed once again in front of the Christmas tree at Trafalgar Square - they were incredible! Thank you to Mrs Griffin and Mrs Forrester for all of the hardwork that has gone into supporting our children to prepare. It was wonderful to see so many parents/craers adnb other relatives at Trafalgar Square to support the choir; we drew quite a crowd. A special thank you also to Mr ________ for organising the sound system for us - we were incredibly grateful. It is events like these that once again reminds us what a special community we are part of.
  • Thursday 14 December 2023 Nativity 2023 - Hey Ewe Reception and Key Stage 1 have done a fantastic job of putting together this year's Nativity - Hey Ewe! The chidlren have learnt all of the lines, songs and actions and demonstrated a great deal of confidence when performing to both the other chidlren and the parents/carers. Thank you to those parnets who have sent in lovely feedback - it means so much to the staff team who have worked so hard.
  • Tuesday 5 December 2023 iRock Concert - December 2023 The school were treated to a rock concernt on Monday 4th December. It is always a favourite event here at St Paul's when we get to see the bands perform. It is lovely to see the progress that they are making and the love for music that is being shown by each of them! It was lovely to be able to share this with many parents/carers too. If you are interested in your child starting lessons on a Monday afternoon with iRock, more information can be found here: iRock Website
  • Wednesday 29 November 2023 Christmas Hoops 2023 The hoops have gone up in the hall to be admired. It is always wonderful to see the creativity of our classes. This year they have focused on symbols of Christmas and created the following:
  • Wednesday 29 November 2023 PSA Christmas Fair - Saturday 25th November We had an incredibly successful Christmas Fair on Saturday 25th November. There were lots of lovely gift stalls to visit, fun games in the classrooms and the opportunity to visit Santa's magical grotto. We had a fabulous performance from the school's choir led by Mrs Griffin and it was lovely to see so many previous pupils visiting for the event. A huge thank you to the PSA committee for all of tehir hardwork organising the event, thank you to allof the prents/carers who helped out in various ways and to the staff for supporting by running the grotto too. The PSA raised a magnificent £4,352.96 which is absolutely wodnerful!
  • Monday 27 November 2023 Kingston Council Consultation with School Council Last week, members of the school council met with a representative for Kingston Council who is completing some consultation about the new 'Children and Young People's Plan' which is due to be published in Spring 2024. The children were asked to consider the issues that were most important to them which they thought should be addressed within this plan, what it should look like and how the information should be shred. It was great to hear their thoughts and was a good example for our children of how they can have a positive impact beyond our school community.
  • Thursday 9 November 2023 Year 6 Mental Health Ambassador Conference On Thursday the 9th November our year 6 pupils including our Positive Relationship Prefects, Faith Reps and Head Boys and Girl went to Southborough for a morning of mental health training. They took part with many other primary schools across Kingston. They reflected on mental health and the needs of our school community and set an action plan. They are really excited to be sharing what they have learnt over the coming months. CONGRATUALTIONS to them all on becoming mental health ambassadors!
  • Friday 3 November 2023 Christmas Cards for RBKares This week, we found ourselves without computer access for a couple of days. Our class teachers did a fantastic job of planning lessons that could be delivered without the help of technology and we decided to turn what could have been seen as a challenging time into a positive - Christmas came to St Paul's a little bit early! The classes spent some time creating Christmas Cards to be delivered to RBKares to be used as part of their Christmas project.
  • Thursday 2 November 2023 Year 5 Visit Hampton Court Year 5 enjoyed a fantastic trip to Hampton Court Palace. We enjoyed exploring the Palace and seeing all of the history on offer in front of us. As well as braving the stormy conditions, we took part in a 'Jobs at Court' workshop. The children were able to imagine what it would have been like to have lived as a child in Tudor times. The session focused on some of the lesser-known jobs occupied by children and explored some of the interesting stories of the adult courtiers who might have been their role models. We found out about a number of real-life jobs that children did at the Tudor court all the way from disgusting to dangerous.
  • Friday 20 October 2023 PSA 'Wear Your Hair Wild' Day As part of our PSA Donation Theme Days, the children were invited to wear their hair 'wild' and donate a bottle for the PSA Christmas Extravaganza. We have thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of the creations.
  • Thursday 19 October 2023 Year 5 & Year 6 Poo From the Zoo Exhibit Year 5 and 6 had a wonderful time at the Poo in the Zoo exhibition where we became poo detectives. We were able to see poo specimens from around the world from a variety of fascinating species. We discussed with our expert Zoo keeper Tracy how she had collected these specimen and she wowed us with her tales of her zoo keeping days. She explained to us that the exhibition was a way for us to remember that we share our planet with such a diverse collection of animals. She reminded us that we could always help the environment with recycling and educating ourselves about the unique habitats around us too. She also reminded us about the role of zoos in the conservation of key species. One of the highlights was seeing a blue whale poo! It was enormous!
  • Wednesday 18 October 2023 Year 3 & Year 4 Poo From the Zoo Exhibit Year 3 and 4 went to the local exhibition space called the Fuse Box to view their first ever exhibition called the Origin of the Faeces. Tracey Lee from London Zoon talked to the children and told them how her collection of over 100 different dried faeces specimens started with the elephants and rhinos that she had been taking care of before they were relocated to Whipsnade Zoo. The children were excited to complete their own challenges by matching poo silhouettes to the correct exhibit.
  • Tuesday 17 October 2023 Year 6 Chessington School Taster Session Today, Year 6 were able to take part in a taster session at Chessington School where we experienced what it would feel like to have lessons at secondary school. We started our morning with a chance to explore the historical skills of observation and deduction. We were given several clues in the form of artefacts about a person from the period of Pompeii and were asked to deduce what could have happened to the person. This was followed by PE where we were able to work on our collaborative skills to play mini games of football. We worked on encouraging everyone to join in and thought about how we could support those with less experience in football. Finally, we finished the day by thinking scientifically about acids and alkalines. We even tested these substances with universal indicator and thought about how this information was useful in real world scenarios.
  • Thursday 12 October 2023 Hindleap Warren 2023 - Day 4 For the final full day, Year 6 are taking part in Map Reading, Orienteering, the Pentagon Course and Zip Wire. Whilst the weather has taken a bit of a turn, it has not dampened their spirits! They had to work together in the woodland this morning and will be stepping out of their comfort zone in the afternoon. A visit to the Tuck Shop and a Movie Night will round off the experience perfectly! They are looking forward to seeing everyone when we return in the morning.
  • Wednesday 11 October 2023 Victorian Day Year 3 On Wednesday the Year 3 children were very excited to have their Victorian Day. They arrived in a variety of amazing outfits, some even with 'sooty' hands and faces. We experienced lessons with a very strict teacher, worked hard to memorise the classroom rules, write in a Victorian style handwriting, recite our times tables, complete an impossible spelling test and marched on the way to our Victorian lunch. We had a creative afternoon with Victorian activities.
  • Wednesday 11 October 2023 Year 4 International Food Fair On Wednesday year 4 had our International food fair! We had the opportunity to try over 20 different foods from across 4 continents; Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. The children tried food from cakes and biscuits to bread and rice! The flag of each country was on the board while we tried the food along with the ingredients and a picture of the dish. We used an atlas to look up the country of origin and then found out which continent it was in and which countries were nearby. Because there was so much to try, towards the end, we had to stop the atlas work and focus on eating all the dishes! Thank you so much to all the parents and grandparents who made food for us to share with the class. We felt honoured that so many of you contributed and made this such a memorable event for the children.
  • Wednesday 11 October 2023 Hindleap Warren 2023 - Day 3 Year 6 have had an incredibly active day today! It began with the Forest Adventure where the class waded their way down a river, played 'Hindleap and Seek' and took part in the 'Mud Olympics'! At lunchtime, they said goodbye and thank you to Mrs Griffin and Miss Chapman and welcomed Mrs Evans and Mrs B to Hindleap. During the afternoon, they were 'Crate Stacking' - which required a lot of team work - and Axe Throwing. This evening they have been round the camp fire toasting marshmallows and enjoying hot chocolate. It has been a brilliant week so far and it is hard to believe that tomorrow they start their final full day!
  • Tuesday 10 October 2023 Hindleap Warren 2023 - Day 2 The Year 6 class are having a fantastic second day! They have taken part in den building, fire lighting and even managed to boil some kettles on the fires that they lit! They have also been taking part in team challneges which required them to work together and sometimes put their trust in one another. The weather has been fantastic and the staff from Hindleap and other schools have been commenting on their fantastic behaviour and attitudes - we are so proud of them! Tonight they are off on a night walk so there will be some further photos to follow later on. Mrs Evans cannot wait to se them when she joins them in the morning!
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