On Monday 19th December the children in Nursery invited their parents/carers along to St Nicholas Church to sing some festive Christmas carols. As well as singing the lyrics, the children also learnt some sign language for the words.
Friday, 23 December 2016
As part of our RE learning on Christianity, we visited The Revd Canon Stevens at Nicholas Church, Plumstead, to find out more about the church and its role in the local community. The Revd Canon Stevens gave us a tour of the church and allowed us to interview him.
Sunday, 18 December 2016
A week of Christmas performances (x6 nativities and x2 KS2 singing spectaculars!) finished with the choir being invited to sing for the Mayor's Christmas party at Woolwich Town Hall on Friday evening.
It's the third time this year that the children have met the Mayor - and I think it's safe to say that he gets on with them as much as they get on with him.
The children sang beautifully and the audience were full of praise.
Orchard class have learning about forces in Science this term. We investigated air resistance on parachutes and made our own to test. We tested three different sizes – small, medium and large.
We understood the role of air resistance from our investigation and recognised that surface area affects the speed at which objects fall.
Can you guess which one was the fastest?
Year 5 are learning about the Titanic this term and went on a trip to the Maritime Museum in Greenwich. The children learnt about the lives of those that were at sea and had a look around to explore what we would come across on deck.
We took part in interactive activities that made us feel like we were on board; we were able to use signalling that was used at sea, such as Morse Code and flag texting.We familiarised ourselves with what a kitchen and a boiler room would have been like on a ship too!
We experienced what it felt like to load cargo on a boat to keep it balanced. We carefully took turns in using a crane to lift and lower the cargo onto a boat. We tried to keep this levelled and soon found out that this was not as easy as it looked!
Can you spot any crew members from Bannockburn?
On Monday 5th December PC Iain came along to visit the children on both sites to collect all the Christmas presents donated by the children. Each year the local police officers from Plumstead Police Station undertake a campaign to collect as many toys as possible to give to children in Plumstead who would not normally receive anything.
Friday, 16 December 2016
This week Apple, Cherry, Orange and Pear all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas dinner. We all designed our own party hats to wear for the occasion and showed them off to one another.
After sharing our creations, our adults all served us delicious food, which we all ate with glee.
In Elder class this half term, we have been investigating sound and the anatomy of the ear. We have designed and conducted an investigation into how the tautness of an elastic band can affect the pitch of the sound. We worked tirelessly to create a method that had sequential steps and was easy to follow. Many great examples of adverbials of time were included!
Today was the last of our Achievement Assemblies for 2016 across both High St and Manor Way. A huge well done for all the children recognised this week. I'm sure we will have many more children to celebrate in our Achievement Assemblies in 2017!
Year 2 performed their Christmas Nativity;
Lights, Camel Action!
They worked extremely hard, learning all their lines and songs and performing it to the parents! Year 2 really enjoyed showing you all the final production and hope you enjoyed it as well!!