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SHINE on Saturday

Gipsy Hill

SHINE at Gipsy Hill Federation offers 60 places for children in Years 4, 5 and 6 from Kingswood, Elm Wood, Fenstanton and Paxton Primary schools. It gives the opportunity of a programme of creative, hands-on learning on a Saturday from 10am until 3pm in term time.

Children visit places of interest in London and further afield including theatres, museums, river trips and outward bound activities. In addition to our dedicated staff team of teachers and teaching assistants, we work with many visiting artists and professionals including maths consultants, theatre designers, architects, actors etc.

Some children who have attended the project in the past are still with us as student mentors, supporting the project and developing their  leadership skills.

Our aim is that children develop a love of learning, aspire to great things and enjoy SHINE on Saturday.

The SHINE on Saturday project is generously funded by the SHINE Trust and the Walcot Foundation.

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  • Welcome to Redwing Class - Elm Wood Primary

    February 2018: In Redwing Class we had an amazing day exploring different mythical creatures. We discussed which mythical creature we would be and why. To inspire us we watched videos, drew pictures, made our own mythical creature fact books and finally modelled our own mythical creature using play dough.   January 2018: In Redwing class we have been learning all about the Great Fire of London. We painted fire using oil pastels, researched facts about the Great Fire of London and made houses from 1666 out of cards.   December 2017: In Redwing class we have been learning all about Arctic and Antarctica. We made igloos using marshmallows, cotton wool and plastic cups. We also made wonderful paintings using chalk to create Northern lights! Have a look at our amazing artistic work!  Redwing class have made a productive start to the year and have taken no time in settling down into life in Year 2. In Maths, we have learnt about the value of number, including 10 more and 10 less as well as greater than and less than. In our first topic, ‘Journeys’ we have been learning all about noun phrases and time phrases. We will be learning all about London in the following week.. 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.​

    23/02/18
    Welcome to Redwing Class - Elm Wood Primary
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