November 21, 2017
Year 5 visited the British Schools Museum in Hitchin today for a Victorian School experience as part of their new History topic. The children spent the day learning about life as a Victorian child, attending lessons which included finding out about the punishments pupils would have experienced (thankfully rather different to nowadays!). They also had the opportunity to look round the school master’s Victorian house.
The class were very much engaged throughout the day and asked lots of good questions. They were exceptionally well behaved. Thank you to our parent helpers, Mrs Gudmundsdottir and Mr Humphrey.
October 31, 2017
Marlena, Nathan, Rhys, Archie and Tyler from Year 6, and Jonah from Year 5, took part in a chess tournament held at High Beeches Primary School this afternoon. They did really well and won a large number of their games. They were fantastic ambassadors for our school, both in their behaviour and approach to the tournament. I was very proud of them. Thank you to Mrs Dada who also came along to support the children.
October 20, 2017
Year 2 visited the Great Fire of London exhibition at the Museum of London today. They enjoyed watching videos, touching, smelling and seeing a variety of artefacts. They also had time to look round some other exhibits at the Museum. They were all beautifully behaved. Thank you to our parent helpers who came along, without whom the trip couldn’t take place.
October 13, 2017
Year 4’s postponed visit to Batford Springs, took place last Friday. It was a beautiful autumn day and the children had an enjoyable time looking for and studying the different wildlife and learning about their habitats. This involved paddling in the river to look for the wildlife, which was thoroughly enjoyed!
Thank you to Mrs Morosanu and Mrs Sidoruk, our parent helpers.
October 11, 2017
Our school Islam day was a great success. The day started with a whole school assembly given by Claire Ali from Islam Educational Workshops. She then visited the classrooms for fun and interactive workshops throughout the day, which included songs, artefacts and the clothing worn. The children developed an understanding of the Islamic faith and the key festivals celebrated.
Thank you to Mrs Akehurst who organised the day.
October 9, 2017
Year 1 visited Tring Natural History Museum today as part of their Science topic on ‘animals’. First they took part in a workshop and learned all about mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish. They were then able to spend the rest of the day looking around the museum at the wide variety of animals on display.
Thank you to Miss Moore and to our parent helpers, Mrs Hatton and Mrs Boufrioua for coming along to help the children.
October 6, 2017
Year 5 visited Batford Springs last Friday morning and spent time carrying out river experiments such as measuring the speed of the flow, the depth and bank measurements. They looked at how the river meandered and learned a lot more interesting facts from Heidi, Harpenden Town Council People and Wildlife Officer. All the children were engaged and enthusiastic throughout, and their behaviour was excellent. Thank you to our parent volunteers, Mrs Abubakar and Mrs Gudmundsdottir.
Year 4 have also finally been able to visit Batford Springs today after two postponements! We will let you know about the trip in next week’s newsletter.