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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: Is this a poem? 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. Thought Of The Week  

18/10/2017
Gipsy Hill Federation
Thought Of The Week

Welcome to Dove Class - Kingswood Primary

09/10/2017
Kingswood Primary School Lower Site
Welcome to Dove 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

Welcome to Swift Class - Elm Wood Primary

In PSHE Swift class have been learning different relaxation techniques to keep our bodies calm. We imagined we were jelly fish and  trees and made different movements accordingly. We also have been practising Milkshake breathing using cups straws and water to blow bubbles .

19/10/2017
Elm Wood Primary School
Welcome to Swift Class - Elm Wood Primary

Mandarin Chinese Lessons - Paxton Primary

MANDARIN CHINESE LESSONS – week ending 6 October 2017 Dear 小朋友 xiǎo péng yǒu (pupils), 老师lǎo shi (teachers) and 家人jia rén (families), Happy Mid-Autumn Moon Festival! 中秋节快乐! This past Wednesday on 4 October 2017 was Mid-Autumn Moon festival.  To celebrate we have been talking about the moon festival in Mandarin Chinese.  To see some of the stories behind the Mid-Autumn Moon see: http://www.paxtonmandarin.wordpress.com/festivals/mid-autumn-moon-festival/ We also tried some traditional celebrations foods: Mooncakes yuè bĭng 月饼 Pomelo Flavours: Lotus seed, red bean. Can include preserved egg yolk or plain. Pomelos are either pink or yellow in the inside Mooncakes can be found at Wing Yip Foodstore in Croydon, 544 Purley Way, London CR0 4NZ.  They were sold out last week but the bakery next door still sells these.  Closest transport: 157 bus or Waddon Train station and 10 minute walk Recipe for Mooncakes Thank you to Logan who asked for a recipe to make these at home. Videolink to see how these are made:  http://www.paxtonmandarin.wordpress.com/ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWhrznjfeJI Time to make: 5 hours total (1/2 hour preparation, 4 hours resting dough, 1/2 hour to cook) INGREDIENTS: For the dough: 100g plain flour 4 ml alkaline water 70g golden syrup 25 ml of vegetable oil ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract   Filling: 1 can lotus seed or red bean paste (430 g) available from Chinese grocery store   Eggwash (optional) 1 egg and 1 Tablespoon water INSTRUCTIONS Mix Golden syrup, alkali water and vanilla extract. Then add oil Then add flour and gently knead for 30 seconds until all flour combined Cover bowl with and let dough rest for 3-4 hours Preheat oven to 180 or 160 (fan) Dust the dough with flour, gently knead and divide into 15g pieces of dough shaped into a ball Divide the filling into 35g balls Flatten the dough balls into small circles that can be wrapped around the ball of filling Wrap the dough around the filling using flour when needed to stop the dough sticking Place balls in a mooncake mould or jello mould or use a cookie cutter as a mould. Place moulded mooncake on parchment sheet on cookie tray. Mist with water (to prevent dough from cracking) then place in oven. Bake for 20 minutes (or bake 10 mins then paint with eggwash before baking for a further 10 minutes). Enjoy!  Ms. Yuan 袁老师

06/10/2017
Paxton Primary School
Mandarin Chinese Lessons - Paxton Primary

Welcome to Eris Class - Crawford Primary

This week in Eris class, we've been exploring how gravity works. We have been investigating whether the size or weight alters the speed at which an object falls to the floor. It's been a lot of fun. Eris class have really been enjoying our blast off topic. This week we have been creating the solar system, thinking about the size of the planets in relation to the sun, using clay. We will them paint them later in the week.    

18/10/2017
Crawford Primary School
Welcome to Eris Class - Crawford Primary

Welcome to Swan Class - Fenstanton Primary

Swan class have made a fantastic start to the school year! Our topic this half term is 'Me, Myself and I' and we have been learning all about our bodies, senses and emotions.  In maths we have been learning all about number and place value through practical activities and exploring resources to help us.  Come and see more of what we've been up to at our class assembly on Thursday 9th November at 9:30.   This week we have been learning about number bonds. We used cubes and counters to help find out which numbers go together to make a bigger number.   We have been learning how to use paint and water to create a gradient to mimic the illustrations in 'Augustus and his Smile'.  

18/10/2017
Fenstanton Primary School
Welcome to Swan Class - Fenstanton Primary

Glenbrook Open Event

05/10/2017
Glenbrook Primary School
Glenbrook Open Event
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