July 3, 2017
Year 2 took part in the annual music festival at Sir John Lawes this afternoon. This is when Year 2 classes from local Harpenden schools come together to sing a variety of songs.
Mrs Roper and Ms Milioto accompanied the children and informed me that they sang beautifully and their behaviour was impeccable, which is always lovely to hear. Well done Year 2.
June 21, 2017
Year 2 visited St Albans Cathedral today which was a lovely cool place to be on such a hot day!
They spent the morning taking part in a Maths trail, measuring the width, length and height of the nave with different types of measuring instruments. They also looked for symmetrical patterns in the church, which involved doing rubbings of the patterned floor tiles. In the afternoon they looked at the stained glass windows and then made their very own ones which were very impressive! The children really enjoyed the day and behaved beautifully – they were a credit to the school.
Thank you to Mrs Davis, Mrs Roper and our teaching assistants, Mrs Barker, Mrs Green, Mrs Hawkins and Miss Moore. A special thank you to Mr Harris, who drove the children and adults to the cathedral in the mini bus which meant two journeys each way! He also stayed for the day to help look after the children.
June 15, 2017
Nursery and Reception enjoyed a day at Mead Open Farm today. They had a lovely time, going on a tractor and trailer ride, feeding the goats and sheep (which included giving lambs a bottle of milk,) and petting the rabbits and guinea pigs. Reception children were also able to watch the ‘Lamb National’ race, which was great fun!
Thank you to all our parent helpers, Ms Florulli, Mrs Hatton, Mrs Morosanu, Ms McCallister, Ms Paprotzki and Mr Haywood. Also, thank you to Miss Moore, Miss Brewer’s mother Jackie and Mrs O’Donnell’s daughter, Alicia.
May 26, 2017
Year 6 have certainly been lucky with the weather this week for their residential trip to Caythorpe. They have all had a fantastic time and I’m sure, once they have caught up on their sleep, they will be full of happy memories of their time away. A huge thank you to Miss Weston, Mrs Cross and Mrs Gibson for accompanying the children on their trip.
May 24, 2017
Year 3 visited the British Museum today as part of their topic work on the Aztecs. They carried out an investigation, looking at all the artefacts in the Aztec gallery which they carried out with a great deal of enthusiasm. They saw the famous Turquoise Serpent, which played an important role in Aztec religion and was associated with many gods and goddesses. One of the talking points of the day was when we took a photo of the class on the steps of the museum and the nearby police decided to photobomb them! Everyone found this very funny! The children were beautifully behaved, a member of the public in the museum commented how well they were behaving which is always lovely to hear!
Thank you to our parent helpers, Mrs Chapman and Mrs Morosanu, and to Mrs Dada who joined Mrs Davey and Mrs Hills on the trip.
May 22, 2017
Year 1 caught the train to Blackfriars to visit the Florence Nightingale Museum today as part of their school topic. As they walked along the Embankment, they also managed to look at the famous landmarks, such as Big Ben and the London Eye. When they reached the museum, they were met by ‘Florence Nightingale’ who told the children all about her life and carried out some role play (with the help of some of our pupils) of important events that took place. The children were then split into groups to look round the museum and learned all about Florence Nightingale’s important work and the legacy she left.
Thank you to all our helpers, Mrs Doherty, Mrs Gudmundsdottir, Miss Moore and Mrs Carberry who joined Mrs Wright and Miss Tyler to accompany the children to the museum.
May 11, 2017
On Thursday morning, Year 2 visited Batford Springs as part of their Living Things Science topic. They were split into 2 groups and, with the help of 2 Batford Springs volunteers, looked at 5 different habitats and learned about what living things need certain conditions to survive. The children were all beautifully behaved while on the trip and on the walk to and from the Springs.
Thank you to our parent volunteers, Mrs Anver, Mrs Miah and Mrs Stevens.