Category: Newsletter 17 January 2020

Year 1 and the Victorians

17th January 2020

Year 1 have had a very artistic start to the year! This term they are learning about the Victorians. The children have used different techniques to create a Victorian seaside scene, including scrunching paper and paint for the sea and the sand. They have created amazing detailed drawings of donkeys and Victorian characters in bathing…

‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ in Reception

17th January 2020

This week the Reception children have been exploring the concept of height through activities relating to the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. They have made their own 3D castles using sponges, card and cotton wool to make the clouds. The children have made different-sized ‘beanstalks’ out of cubes and compared and ordered them by…

Helping children find their reading mojo

17th January 2020

I often see and hear discussions amongst parents and teachers about children who really struggle to engage with reading, often young boys, who really don’t feel that ‘reading mojo’. A top tip that I discovered through my work and with my own children, particularly with the boys, is non-fiction books. There are so many amazing,…

Girls Team of the Week

17th January 2020

Each week one or two players will be selected from each Senior and Colts team to make up ‘Team of the Week’. The criteria for making the team is; improvement made during the match, leadership, teamwork and work rate. Here is the girls Team of the Week.

Green Commendations

17th January 2020

Congratulations to Isobel (8G), Charlotte (8G) and Alexander (8G) who received Green Commendations for ‘exceptional leadership with the choir before mass’.  Well done!

Outdoor Classroom

17th January 2020

Welcome back to the Outdoor Classroom! It has been a wet and wild week out in the forest, so much so, that the children haven’t really ventured in amongst the trees, but have stuck to the perimeter of the school grounds and used the open spaces available. This term, the topic is birds and the…

Wellbeing talks

17th January 2020

Thursday evening saw the first of our wellbeing talks – ‘The Mysterious Workings of the Teenage Brain’ by Dr Anne-Lise Goddings MBBS MA (Cantab) PhD, Clinical Lecturer at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and specialist in the adolescent brain, followed by ‘C’est La Vie, how to build resilience in children’ by…

Stop Press!

17th January 2020

Dinosaur remains discovered at Barrow Hills School! A group of very well known palaeontologists in 3G have discovered the remains of a dinosaur in the grounds of the School! The dinosaur known now as ‘Bob’ is residing in STM01 where the keen scientists have been working on him. It is believed that the remains are…

Year 3 explore invertebrates and vertebrates

17th January 2020

As part of their Science topic, Year 3 children are currently exploring invertebrates and vertebrates. Huge delight was evident when the School’s skeleton came for a ‘sleep over’ in the Thomas More Centre and was aptly named ‘Oscar’! Twenty pairs of eager hands beavered away manipulating recycled materials to construct animal skeletons, namely a Tyrannosaurus…

Lord Mayor’s Tea Party

15th January 2020

Aria (3R) had a wonderful time on Saturday when she attended a spectacular fancy dress party in the City’s stunning Mansion House, hosted by William Russell, 692nd Lord Mayor of the City of London. The party was a fun event to welcome the new year and share the rich history of Mansion House and the…

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