Last week, Year 4 were delighted to welcome local artist Su Blackwell, who came in to do an art workshop with the children.
Su specialises in making sculptures using books, and as you can see the children loved having the opportunity to create their own scenes from fairy tales using Su’s techniques.
In Topaz we spent the morning making our beautiful book models with Su Blackwell as the amazing ending to our Tiaras and Turrets Learning Adventure. This was very enjoyable we we used, pliers, wire, masking tape and old newspapers to make a forest and then added characters from fairy tales to it.
To celebrate the work that children have been doing for Black History Month an assembly was held celebrating the lives of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela. We also welcomed Mr Kamara, the Headteacher from our link school, Kankalay, in Hastings, Sierra Leone. The children were introduced to some typical fruits and vegetables from the country and enjoyed sharing their knowledge of them too.
In the evening Christ Church hosted a party for all the visitors and co-ordinators that had visited a number of schools across the town during the week. We were also joined by members of the Sierra Leone community in London and Essex, who brought lots of amazing food. A wide variety of music was on offer, as well as dancing and singing. We look forward to continuing our partnership in the future.
On Thursday 19th July 2018, we held our annual Sports Awards presentation. Here are a selection of photos of our medal winners. The following children all received the highest points on Sports Day for their gender and year group:
As well as receiving Y5 girls’ winner for Sports Day, Madison also was awarded the girls’ football trophy:
Here’s our boys’ football trophy holder:
Most improved boy and girl from Year 6:
The Read Cup (Lady in Sport) – Lily also holds new school records for Long Jump and Triple Jump and Rafferty Cup (Gentleman in Sport):
And this year’s House winners were:
KS1 – Francis (green) KS2 – Theresa (blue)
In Term Five we responded to the story from the poem The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. The children enjoyed recreating dramatic scenes from the story. They worked very well collaboratively and were able
then to go on to some good writing