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.
October 5, 2017
Year 5 and 6 spent yesterday afternoon learning all about the work of a magistrate when they were visited by local magistrates, Hannah and John. They were told lots of very interesting facts on what a magistrate does, with a questions and answers session. They were given different scenarios and asked to decide whether they considered these a crime or not. Some of the children were surprised to learn that magistrates don’t get paid for their work! Hannah and John said that they were really impressed with Year 5 and 6.
September 29, 2017
Year 5 are visiting Batford Springs today. No doubt they are enjoying their trip and learning lots of interesting facts about the nature reserve. A full write up will be in next week’s newsletter. Unfortunately Year 4’s visit to Batford Springs had to be postponed yet again due to unavoidable circumstances. We hope to reschedule for the very near future.
September 15, 2017
On Thursday afternoon, Year 6 enjoyed a World War II artefacts handling session in their classroom when they were visited by Ms Jarman and Ms Cutler from St Albans museum.
They became mini historians for the afternoon, studying four areas in particular; the homefront, rationing, clothing and children’s toys. They were full of enthusiasm throughout the session and asked lots of questions. The visit was the perfect introduction to Year 6’s topic work on World War II this term.