For National Numeracy Day, we took part in a Numeracy at Work panel. Jack and Cameron from KPMG came and spoke to the children about how they use numbers in their work. The children asked fantastic questions and found out some really interesting information about what it is like to be an accountant.
Year 5 visited Woburn Safari Park as part of their study of the book 'The Last Wild.' The weather was glorious and the animals did not fail to amaze us. We saw rhinos, monkeys, giraffes, antelopes, bears (and their babies) lions, tigers, parrots, meerkats, a turtle and elephants. We went to 3 workshops and found out about how the animals live in the wild, what they eat, how they are being conserved and we realised just how intelligent many of these animals actually are. A great day was had by everyone.
Year 4 participated in the Young Voices choir at the O2 Arena. They were part of a 7500 children's choir and were absolutely amazing. On the the night they performed with Rebecca Ferguson who was on the X Factor, Urban Strides, Wynne Evans (Go Compare singer) and The Beatbox Collective. Go to the link to watch the trailer from the show:
Paul Sturgess, a British former professional basketball player and ex Harlem Globetrotter visited the school last Tuesday. He was officially measured by Guinness World Records in November 2011 at 7 ft 7.26 in (2.32 m) and was the tallest player to ever play for the Globe Trotters. Paul led an assembly and then held workshops with every class. He showed off his basketball skills as well as talking to the children about difference and perseverance. He truly was an inspiration.
On Thursday 28th April Years 3, 4 and 5 have the privilege of attending Lord's cricket ground to watch Middlesex and Leicestershire play in the County Championship Clash. Not only did we watch the game but we had some cricket workshops. Ethan Bamber was our favourite player on the day. Anthony and Oliva from Yr 4 even managed to get his signature!
Whilst many of us have been adjusting to life locked down, missing friends, family and loved ones, one very special individual has not only been working tirelessly at school to care for the pupils but has been doing her special bit (on her own) for frontline workers. Take a bow Miss Karla!
Miss Karla (nursery Teacher) has been spending her weekdays and weekends since lockdown manufacturing "scrubs" (the term for healthcare worker's protective clothing) huddled up on her lounge floor, surrounded by huge amounts of navy scrub material.
She uses a small sewing machine and her hands to stitch the attire for hours in her small London home.
Miss Karla, who has so far now hand stitched 40 sets of garments, said "it's such a nice thing to be doing something good and helpful for those in need"
All garments she has made are being shipped accross London to hospitals including the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, The Homerton University Hospital, Hackney and Queens Hospital in Romford.
Miss Karla, we think you are our inspiration and you Miss, deserve a clap!