Hampton Court Palace

On Wednesday 1st of November, Year 4 went on an educational visit to Hampton Court Palace.

When I got off the coach I was amazed of what I was seeing in front of me!  After I walked in, as a class we went inside the Royal kitchens and it had the biggest fireplaces that I have ever seen!  We also saw the fish court and in the fish court we talked about the food the Tudors ate and I found out that King Henry VIII ate sweets that were covered in pure gold!!!  And it was perfectly ok to eat the gold but if you do it make sure it’s real gold.

After we had lunch the class split into groups. My group went to see the haunted gallery and they call it haunted hall because they say that people have seen the ghost of Catherine Howard in the gallery…

After we looked at all the paintings big and small in the gallery, we walked a bit more and saw a projector video of Henry VIII getting married with Anne Boleyn. After we walked, we saw a re-creation of Henry VIII’s crown and if you go past it you will see a place that looked a bit like the inside of a church.

After that we asked where Henry VIII’s room was and the man told us that there wasn’t actually his bedroom in the whole palace! So we went to where another monarch spent his time and when we went in everything was made out of paper and even the dresses and the suits were made out of paper!  Then we walked a bit more around the palace and after we finished walking around the palace we all went to the gardens and had a little play-around and all met up as a class. 

BY NIKITA 4F

A day of dinosaurs!

Year 1 had the most exciting day at the Natural History Museum!

We had to travel by coach, it was lots of fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When we arrived we went exploring around the dinosaur exhibition and saw fossils, skeletons and even a huge T-Rex that roared!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next we ate our tasty lunch in the picnic area!

After lunch, we took part in a Stegosaurus workshop!

We built a Stegosaurus out of jigsaw puzzle pieces…

Then we had one last look around the dinosaurs!

We learnt so much about dinosaurs and really enjoyed our day.

Thank you to all of the parents who helped us have such a wonderful time!

Miss Green and Miss Burns

Sensational Soloist

Lewisham Music Summer Gala.. Royal Festival Hall, London, .June-20-2017. photo: Clive Tagg
Lewisham Music Summer Gala. Royal Festival Hall, London, June-20-2017. 
Lewisham Music Summer Gala.. Royal Festival Hall, London, .June-20-2017. photo: Clive Tagg
Lewisham Music Summer Gala. Royal Festival Hall, London, June-20-2017. 
Lewisham Music Summer Gala.. Royal Festival Hall, London, .June-20-2017. photo: Clive Tagg
Lewisham Music Summer Gala. Royal Festival Hall, London, June-20-2017.
Lewisham Music Summer Gala.. Royal Festival Hall, London, .June-20-2017. photo: Clive Tagg
Lewisham Music Summer Gala. Royal Festival Hall, London, June-20-2017. 
Lewisham Music Summer Gala.. Royal Festival Hall, London, .June-20-2017. photo: Clive Tagg
Lewisham Music Summer Gala. Royal Festival Hall, London, June-20-2017. 

On Tuesday evening, I sang a solo in the Lewisham Music Summer Gala at the Royal Festival Hall, in a song called ‘Sing’. There were five songs including that, ‘Sing and Swing’, ‘Listen to Us’, ‘My Town’ and ‘Oremi Je Ka Jo’. It was an amazing experience and I am still stunned by the memory of it. When our choir were performing, we did not do it just on our own, we sang it altogether, with twenty five other choirs. The amount of children was huge, about eight hundred! I was one of two who was picked to sing a solo on my own.

In the dressing room before hand, I was really nervous about it, as many people would be. Thankfully, I have a really good friend, who sprayed water on me to make me laugh!   Surprisingly, this worked.

During the performance, I had to stand at the edge of the stage, where there was another choir singing a completely different part. The rest of my choir were high on the balcony.

 

Me singing at the front.
Me singing at the front of the stage.

We sang the first song (‘Listen to Us’) and then I walked to the front and the music began. I counted the three and a bit bars before my part and then I began to sing. The conductor, Clare Caddick, had told me to really pronounce my ts, and during my part I remembered to do this, which made it sound a lot better. I stepped back and sang through the rest of the song at the front. Then I finished the song and bowed, before returning to the edge and singing through the last few songs.

For the penultimate song, the other soloist- John- sang his part brilliantly, before we launched into the final song. At the end everybody congratulated me and I met my parents. They were really proud of me, and I was really proud of myself!

This was a really amazing experience, and I enjoyed it so much. I would just like to thank Ms. Holder and Mr. Barrett for coordinating the whole thing, and teaching us the songs.

LEGO City Building Competition.

 

On Monday, the Year 5 children competed in a LEGO City Building Competition, as part of their topic: Designing for Life.  There was a real buzz of purposeful creativity in the room, as the children worked brilliantly in teams to create their cities.

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Learning how to create a tower.
Learning how to create a tower.
Learning about simple circuits.
Learning about simple circuits.
Creating our Cities - real real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus.
Creating our Cities - real real creative satisfaction.
Creating our Cities – real creative satisfaction.
Creating our Cities - real creative collaboration.
Creating our Cities – real creative collaboration.

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Creating our Cities – Road Mapping

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Creating our Cities - real real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus.
Creating our Cities - real real creative focus.
Lighting my house – science and DT in action.
Creating our Cities - real real collaboration.
Creating our Cities – real collaboration.
Creating our Cities - real real creative focus.
White Houses were a popular choice – real creative focus.
Creating our Cities - real real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus.
Creating our Cities - real real collaboration.
Creating our Cities – real collaboration.
Creating our Cities - real real collaboration.
Creating our Cities – house building.
Creating our Cities - real real collaboration.
Creating our Cities – real collaboration.

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Creating our Cities - real collaboration.
Creating our Cities – real collaboration.
Creating our Cities - real creative satisfaction.
Creating our Cities – real creative satisfaction.
Creating our Cities - real creative collaboration.
Creating our Cities – real creative collaboration.
Creating our Cities - real creative satisfaction.
Creating our Cities – real creative satisfaction.
Creating our Cities - real creative collaboration.
Creating our Cities – real creative collaboration.
Creating our Cities - real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus.
Creating our Cities - real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative satisfaction.
Creating our Cities - real creative satisfaction.
Creating our Cities – real creative satisfaction.

There were thoughtfully designed houses and shops, lit from within by some carefully wired lights; some aerial train lines, which grew less precarious as the morning progressed and some artfully designed leisure spaces.  You can see the children enjoying the process here.

Creating our Cities - wiring the house, science and DT in action.
Creating our Cities – wiring the house, science and DT in action.

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Creating our Cities - real creative focus and collaboration.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus and collaboration.
Creating our Cities - real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus.
Creating our Cities - real creative collaboration.
Creating our Cities – real creative collaboration.
Creating our Cities - real real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus.
Creating our Cities - real real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus.
Creating our Cities - real real collaboration.
Creating our Cities – real collaboration.
Creating our Cities - real real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus.
Creating our Cities - real real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus.
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Creating our Cities – real creative focus.
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Who is the expert?

 

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Sophisticated transport network – real creative collaboration.
Train line demonstration - adding power and vehicles.
Train line demonstration – adding power and vehicles.

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Powering our Cities - real creative focus.
Powering our Cities – real creative focus.

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Wiring the train line - real creative focus.
Wiring the train line – real creative focus.

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Creating our Cities - real creative satisfaction.
Creating our Cities – real creative satisfaction.
Creating our Cities - real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus.

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Creating our Cities - real creative focus.
Creating our Cities – real creative focus.
Creating our Cities - real creative collaboration.
Creating our Cities – real creative collaboration.
Creating our Cities - real creative reflection.
Creating our Cities – real creative reflection.

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And here are the finished cities!  We would like to thank Derrick Speed for facilitating such an enjoyable, action-packed workshop.  It was great to see the children hard at work, designing for life.

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Creating our Cities - the end result!
Creating our Cities – the end result!

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