Dear Parents and Carers

Well done to Hirst Class who had their class assembly this week. It was a very professional performance, with everyone remembering their stage positions and lines. Everybody was impressed by the children’s knowledge on Ancient Islamic Civilisation. Thank you to all of the parents and carers who came along to watch; the children were nervous about performing in front of an audience but felt incredibly proud of themselves afterwards.

Maths Masterclass at Langdon Park School

Children from Year 5 and 6 took part in the first of four Maths Masterclass sessions held at Langdon Park this week.  The course is designed and delivered by maths specialists and leaders from NRICH, The Royal Institution and maths teachers based at Langdon Park.  All schools in the Poplar Partnership were represented and enjoyed problem solving with circles and using and applying formula’s to find the circumference and diameter.

Innovated Stories based on The Nutcracker

Lichtenstein Class have been reading The Nutcracker and writing their version of it. The children wrote a good opening for their story by describing the setting and used personification to create a Christmas/wintry mood. Hear Erdra read his story here. This year, years 4,5 and 6 will be performing their collaborative version of The Nutcracker in the last week of term, we can’t wait!

Learning about Cam Mechanisms

Year 5 have had a fantastic workshop with Stephen Guy where we got to create and design our very own moving mechanism box. Stephen brought several hand-controlled automata for the classes to explore; some made sounds, some flapped wings, and some created beautiful intricate movements. After that, we began to assemble our mechanisms – piece by piece – until we had a box containing parts which could move when a handle was turned. We learned all about cams, cam shafts and cam followers – these were all essential components to make our automaton work. Then, we set out to decorate and customise our creations with beads, eyes, coloured paper, hot glue and so much more! It was so much fun to be so creative and make an original working piece of art.

Well done to our Learners of the Week!

Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Well done to all of our children who completed the Mischief Makers summer reading challenge this year. It was wonderful to see how many children had been successful in reading at least six books over the holidays, next year we are hoping it will be the whole school!

KEY DATES

Thursday 29th November
Peggy Angus Class assembly – 9.15am 
 

Friday 30th November

Bike It – wear bright clothes to school day
 
Wednesday 5th December
Peggy Angus Class to East London Mosque
 
Thursday 6th December
Hirst class to East London Mosque
 
Thursday 6th December
Yr1 to St Mary and St Josephs Church
 
Wednesday 12th December
Nursery Christmas Performance
 
Thursday 13th December
Reception Christmas Performance
 
Tuesday 18th December
Yrs 1,2 and 3 Christmas Performance
 
Wednesday 19th December
Yrs 4,5 and 6 Christmas Performance
 
Friday 21st December
End of term – school finishes at 2pm.