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Chasing Horizons

On behalf of staff and Governors, it is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our schools and Federation. We look forward to meeting your child(ren) and hope this will be an inspiring and very successful time for them.

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Thought Of The Week

This week our Philosophy thought of the week is: Which is more important, being right or being nice? What are your thoughts on this? Please share your opinions with everyone at home and school. We look forward to hearing all of your ideas! Reference: The Little Book of Thunks: 260 Questions to Make Your Brain Go Ouch! (Independent Thinking Series) Hardcover - 15 March 2007 by Ian Gilbert.  

09/11/2017
Gipsy Hill Federation
Thought Of The Week

Welcome to Linnet Class - Kingswood Primary

  17 November 2017: In Linnet Class we have created African animal masks. In Linnet Class we have been working with a specialist art teacher to create African prints. In Linnet Class we created African sunset pictures.  08 November 2017: Today it was our workshare assembly. We presented to our grown ups all of the learning we have been doing in class. 06 November 2017: Today in Linnet class we found out information about African animals and then worked in groups to create a poster.​   02 November 2017: This week in PE we were role playing being different African animals. We were crawling, pouncing, stomping, reaching, jumping, swimming and roaring. 31 October 2017: Today we were very lucky as we had an African story telling afternoon! We learnt about the African story 'Anansi and the Bananas.' We got to be characters in the story, such as elephants, tigers and monkeys. We also had a go at playing djembe​ drums. We had a wonderful time! 30 October 2017: Today Linnet class went on an adventure to Africa!  20 October 2017:  In Linnet class we have been doing research on different jobs. We found out about teachers, police officers, fire fighters, and farmers. Yesterday, the school nurse came to visit the year 1 children. She told us all about how we can keep our bodies healthy. We asked her questions such as: Hani: How do you keep healthy? Renad: How do you keep fit? Corey: How do you get to sleep at night? September 2017: Linnet class have made a productive start to the year and have taken no time in settling down into life in Year 1. In Maths, we have learnt about the value of number, including 1 more and 1 less as well as greater than and less than. In our first topic, ‘Me, Myself and I,’ we have been talking about our families and thinking about how we are the same and how we are different. We also painted self-portraits. Come and see our work on display in the classroom! We can’t wait to share our learning with you at our first workshare assembly on Wednesday 8th November at 10.30am.​

17/11/2017
Kingswood Primary School Lower Site
Welcome to Linnet Class - Kingswood Primary

Year 5 Residential Trip 2017

Day 4 We've just finished our last activites and are starting the journey home. Four days have flown by!  Day 3 'Happy Birthday Jarrod! What a great place to turn 10! Day 2 "We've all had a great night's sleep and woken up ready for another jam packed day.  We've enjoyed a traditional French breakfast.  "All safe and well" Coach 1 (Kingswood Hummingbird and Toucan and Paxton) We've enjoyed fantastic weather today and the children were fascinated by the underground caves at Grottes des Naours. The workshops illustrating aspects of ancient culture at Parc Samara were enjoyed by all. Looking forward to another fun filled day tomorrow! Coach 2 (Kingswood Kestrel and Sandpiper and Elmwood) What a beautiful day in the sunshine we have had! We have wandered along the trenches; stared into No-Man's Land; eaten ice creams in the sun; dressed up as a Tommy and adored some new-born piglets. We're having a wonderful time!   Day 1  Albert, La Somme  "Arrived safe and sound after a smooth early crossing! Going to enjoy the beach and sea life centre now." We've had a wonderful day today. We had great fun on the beach in the sunshine, visited the sea life centre and had a nice meal in the restaurant. All the children are worn out and tucked up in bed!    

24/05/2017
Gipsy Hill Federation
Year 5 Residential Trip 2017

Elm Wood Autumn Term Update - 17 November 2017

17/11/2017
Elm Wood Primary School
Elm Wood Autumn Term Update - 17 November 2017

Welcome to Jackdaw Class - Paxton Primary

1 November 2017: Our Theme this term is 'Fairy Tales'. We had fun on Monday  dressing up in class as part of our 'Happy Ever After' theme this term. We watched a video of different fairy tales around the world and talked about the settings and our favourite characters. 25 September 2017:

01/11/2017
Paxton Primary School
Welcome to Jackdaw Class - Paxton Primary

Welcome to Mercury Class - Crawford Primary

November 2017:  Mercury Class enjoyed a performance by Miss Allison for black history month. We also learnt a poem by Joseph Coelho to perform for the school.   September 2017: Mercury Class had a great time performing in their class assembly. We loved showing off all the hard work we've done so far in the year. We hope you all enjoyed it!

13/11/2017
Crawford Primary School
Welcome to Mercury Class - Crawford Primary

Year 5 Residential Trip 2017

Year 5 Residential Trip 2017   Day 1  What a fantastic start to our trip! The coach journey was excellent and it was a real adventure to be in a coach, on a train whilst under the sea! Our teachers were so well organised that we were able to take advantage of an earlier train which meant we could have more time in France. We arrived in Boulogne and were thrilled to be able to get off the coach and stretch our legs. Once off the coach, we went to an adventure playground to have our lunch and a play before attending The Nausica Sea Life Centre. The Sea Life Centre was absolutely amazing. We saw all sorts of wonderful creatures including sea horses, sharks, jelly fish and even a dancing seal that AJ named Jeff. Our adults were really impressed with us because the staff within the Sea life Centre were commenting on how well behaved we were and the kind manners we showed. After all of the excitement we were secretly happy to be heading towards our final destination. When the coach pulled up outside our accommodation, the bus erupted with a loud roar of "yay", "wow", "look at our mansion!". After dinner, we had a range of exciting evening activities. Our group did climbing. We enjoyed cheering each other on and challenging each other to reach past our highest climbing point. Written by Glenbrook and Fenstanton children in Group A. Day 2 On day two we went to visit Wellington Quarry in Arras. We went through the tunnel that the French, British and the Kiwis (aka the people from New Zealand) built. After we went to a famous battlefield and looked at the German and British trenches. We then went to The Vimy Ridge Memorial, learning about all the missing Canadian Soldiers.     Later we went to a German cemetery and looked at the differences between the German soldier cemetery and the typical soldier cemetery. The difference is that the German soldiers cross had to be grey because of the guilt of starting the war and causing so much pain.   Written by Oren & Niyah Y5 Hummingbird Class Day 3 We went to the picturesque city of Rouen, where we visited one of the many Notre Dame's in France. Notre Dame means ‘Our lady’. We visited the cathedral and looked and discussed it’s decorative appearance. We loved looking and learning about the stained glass windows and how they had to be carefully reconstructed after the city was bombed. In 1999 the cathedral’s spire fell and damaged the roof. Inside you could see where parts of the roof had to be replaced.    In addition to the cathedral, we learned a lot about Joan of Arc. She believed that she received a message from God to lead the French to victory! Joan of Arc was involved in a famous part of history which is referred to as "The Hundred Years' War". At the young age of 19, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake by the English. Later, we had an opportunity to buy some souvenirs to remember the special city of Rouen.    Written by Anna-Nicole from Y5 Chaffinch Class, Glenbrook and Shanai from Y5 Kestrel Class, Fenstanton   

19/04/2017
Glenbrook Primary School
Year 5 Residential Trip 2017

Glenbrook Autumn Term Update

24/10/2017
Glenbrook Primary School
Glenbrook Autumn Term Update
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