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Year 6: F.A.V.S

Last week Year 6 visited London City Mission as part of their R.E and History learning to discover Faith In Action Victorian Style.

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We dressed up like Victorians and we saw old buses and we drank tea. In the Victorian times they would sleep on a rope. we went back in time to explore the 1800s. Aness

On Thursday 18th May, Year 6 went to London City Mission to dress up as Victorian children and went back in time. When I was all dressed up, two of the people said I looked and sounded like Oliver Twist, which I was proud of. While we were there, we tried some foods that children around that time would have had for tea, but it had no sugar! David

On Thursday 18th May, Year 6 went to London City Mission to dress up as Victorians, and we learned a lot about how they sleep. Did you know they got hit when they didn’t do their jobs? They had to go up a chimney and clean it bare foot with a brush. We went into a class and the teachers taught us handwriting. We couldn’t learn with the boys in 1800s. Shannon

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Year 2: Reading Cafe

So many parents came to read with their children, we had to borrow chairs from other rooms! Thank you to all who came. It was lovely seeing you spend quality reading time with your children.

I liked reading to my mum. Because it was fun and I liked it. I liked to read to my mum, because at home she reads to me. At home I read to myself. I learned how to say some words.

I enjoyed the book little farmer joe. I enjoyed Harry and the Dinosaurs make a Christmas wish.

I liked to read with my Mummy because it was fun.

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Year 5: Herb Gardening

DSC01417Some of the Year 5 children were asked to help out with the Herb Garden at Snowsfields School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today we went to Snowsfields so that we could garden. When we arrived there, we split up into groups of two. The first group planted sage and the second group that I was in, we were planting mint. When we finished planting we joined with the other groups and we all planted broad beans. After we finished, the other group watered the plants, while the group I was with took a photo with the volunteers. Then we said thank you.

Leroy

Today’s trip was really fun and exciting! We went to Snowsfields to do some gardening! We planted some sage, mint and broad beans. We each got some gloves for our hands. When we were ready they gave us each some hand forks and trowels. We got into groups of four and my group planted sage. The other group did mint. Then all of us did the broad beans. We watered the crops and got ready to go.

Aya

Today we went to Snowsfields in order to help with the Snowsfields’ garden. We split up into two groups. The group I was in planted mint. The other group planted sage. After we finished, we planted broad beans. The other group was watering the plants, while we took a picture with the volunteers from Costain.

Emmanuel

Today 8 children from Year 5 went on a thrilling trip to Snowsfields to do gardening with Costain. When we entered the secret garden we explored it. We were given hand forks and trowels to dig the soil. We planted sage plants, mint plants and broad beans. This adventurous trip was amazing. Thank you very much1

Alexis

Today we went to Snowsfields. We did gardening in groups of four and planted sage which was really fun. The other group planted mint and sage which smelt nice for me. Some adult gardeners took some photos of us in a group smiling. My favourite part was when I planted the sage with my partner Denis.

Zaid

We went on an exciting trip and travelled to Snowsfields to explore some gardening. We spotted two frogs emerging from the pond as we walked around the surrounding nature garden. A little while later, we started planting the sage, mint and broad beans. This is where it got messy! We loved all the greenery we had planted. In the end, we thanked the gardeners for helping us all the way. Afterwards, we had to wash our hands and leave the area. I had fun!

Athena

8 people went to Snowsfields and got to garden. Denis and Zaid enjoyed gardening plants and watering them. In groups of 4, the first plant we planted was called a sage. The other group planted mint. Afterwards we planted broad beans next to a stick and then watered the broad bean and the sage. In the beginning, we played hide-and-seek and took lots of photos.

Denis

Last Friday we went to Snowsfields to do some gardening. First we got some tools, which were trowels and a hand fork, and next we went to the mint plant. It smelled awesome. Secondly we dug a hole with our tools and put the plant in the hole. After that, we all gathered up and put some tall twigs into the soil and cut them with some giant scissors. Finally we made a hole with our fingers and planted the broad beans.

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Year 1: Reading Cafe

Thank you so much to all the parents who were able to come to Year 1 today to read with their children and their friends.

The children enjoyed it immensely!

 

“It was fun; I love the princess and the pea; I learnt what characters I like the best.”

 

I like today because there are lots of adults here to see and support us read. It was fun.

 

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Ducklings

We were lucky to have duck eggs come to Reception on Monday the 24th April. We saw them hatch and we gave them food and water to help them grow. We were able to watch them swim and gave them a cuddle. 

I will miss them. – Salma J

They are fluffy and soft. – Mohammed

“I thought they were very chatty because they were making lots of noise.”-Vanessa

“I think that they are funny because they were running around and chasing each other” -Alex

“They are cuter than adult ducks.”-Kajus

“I liked their tiny beaks and webbed feet.”-Nathalia

“I thought they were adorable when they were flapping their wings and trying to fly.”-Lordina

“I thought they were really cute because one of them tried to eat the tape.”-Blue

“They’re really cute and fluffy.”-Mia

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Reception: Science Museum Trip

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We went to the science museum. We caught the tube there and then were able to play in a garden with lots of great activities.

We went to the pattern pod where we were playing with different lights. We also saw lots of different old transport like trains and cars.

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KS2: Maths Challenge

On Tuesday 25th April, we participated in the Count on Us Maths Challenge. We had to do four rounds of different maths challenges. There was a shape round including tangrams and pentominoes, a 24 game tournament and a code breaking challenge. Despite the fact that we didn’t qualify for the semi-finals we still really enjoyed ourselves. We were the fastest competitors to solve the code, which we are really proud of.

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EYFS: Garden School

It has been a busy week in EYFS. We have been lucky enough to watch eggs hatch into ducklings as well as invite our parents and friends and parents from Tower Bridge to join us in our ‘Federation Garden School’.

 

When we arrived at the garden we made a large circle. We counted how many people were there before recalling how to stay safe at Garden School. After this, we invited our parents to join us in a trail around the garden. We were given a map and five special clues to read and follow. At each location we found out about plants from around the world.

 

Once we had completed the garden school challenge we spent time exploring the garden and joining in activities with our parents and friends. We created dishes in the mud kitchen, made sculptures from natural objects, painted still life, planted seeds, watered the garden, weaved ribbons, created fairy homes, investigated mini beasts, created observational drawings, whittled sticks, collected different amounts of objects, balanced on the P.E. equipment, communicated with our new and old friends as well as reading non-fiction books.

 

We all kept busy, had lots of fun and had a lovely morning in the sunshine. We would like to say thank you and well done to the parents who joined us to celebrate this special day. We hope that you didn’t get too muddy J!!

 

In the evening, we celebrated the Federation Garden School and EYFS with thirty plus teachers from Southwark. We took them to the garden, explored the classrooms and displays, looked at work in our beautiful folders and taught others how to use QR Codes to showcase what the children can do. All agreed that the Federation Garden School is an amazing resource to promote learning in an outside environment.

 

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Year 5: River Poetry

Year 5 have been writing poems about the river as part of their Literacy and Geography learning.

Here are a few of them…

Kyler:

The River

Slowly moving like a snail

Leaping and diving through the land.

Animals falling and drowning;

the poor river gets the blame but it’s not its fault.

 

The river cries but nobody can see its tears,

The poor river needs a friend.

Thunder storms are brewing,

thunderbolts strike!

The river begs for mercy;

The thunder storm is not forgiving.

 

Animals running for cover

The thunder hits the trees:

A baby flame appears

Suddenly, the flame grows,

The flame extends to other trees.

Burning trees collide with the river. 

 

Ella:

The River

When a gale blows, trees swish and sway

as I begin to make my way.

Over rocks and pebbles, I shiver and quiver

through the night-lit sky reflected in the river.

 

During winter I freeze to ice,

which is very cold and not that nice.

My beautiful waves gush and rush

as the freezing ice floes begin to crush.

 

As the leaves turn emerald green

the water starts to form a stream.

The river gurgles and burbles back to life

overcoming winter’s strife.

 

Summer enters with boiling heat

giving me a fantastic treat

Flowers and blossoms start blooming

as the wind once again starts brewing.

 

Trees full of auburn leaves,

leaves us with some autumn breeze

I fall asleep again

and that’s how my journey ends.

 

Adele:

I burn with curiosity when humans dive into my body.

Presumptuous, I laugh with joy as the sun shoots balls of flames at me.

My mood changes as the weather turns against me.

The currents I make flood the ground, as I sense fear and danger all around.

Swallowing islands overnight, the influence I have on people is intoxicating. 

As my fingers grab energy from other tributaries, I rampage everything I see or feel.

As I arrive to my destination, other currents rush me into the sea.

Drop, drop, drop.

I feel the rain pouring into me, like its haunting me.

 

Caitlin:

The Musical River

As the river conducts the trees, they dance by the river bank.

Badgers and deer wake up to the wonderful symphony of the rushing rapids.

The river plays the cymbals as it collides against the rocks.

People travel from afar to listen to the magic band.

Finally, the river meet its favourite audience: The sea.

 

Emmanuel:

The River Mouse

The river is birthed from the mountain.

Leaping down the valley.

Slithering like a serpent.

Through the trees, crawls and crawls while cubs hunt for fish.

Scurrying along like a mouse.

Fish dart through his throat.

In the winter, he catches a chill. 

Sick until Spring.

Blossoms bloom.

In Summer, sunlight shines.

In Autumn, leaves bedecked with flecks of brown and gold hue.

The end is near.

Now the river is free from its icy prison.

 

Aya:

River

The river is a hunter,

that hunts the sea.

It meanders and sways,

left to right,

with the fish swimming side by side.

 

The river is like a mirror,

reflecting the sun’s light,

gleaming and booming with delight,

as it moves on with flecks of silver and gold and blue.

 

Rushing, gushing, as quickly as it goes,

It stumbles upon swirls of mist and pebbly stones.

The peaceful melody of the river,

so clam and relaxing,

Animals  dance and hum along,

As the river reaches for the sea.

 

Athena:

When water reaches the earth, a small drop of life starts.

And it makes a splash into a puddle of rain which trickles down, very slowly into the cold, distant snow-capped mountains.

The rain starts to all, bit by bit and gradually, it starts to emerge into a great river stream.

It glows crystal blue, in the rain so delicate and new.

Although the soft melody of the sapphire blue water flows, flecks of silver, gold and blue shimmer as the sun regrows in the early morning dawn.

The sharp water invigorates as the rushing current sways. Dense patches of woodland snuggle up near by the river.

The swishing and swooshing from the river flutters away to the empty space far and wide. 

As the snaking river meanders from side to side, it resembles a little bird in the sky.

 

Adam:

Winter

When winter is here, the river stars to shiver and quiver. A thunder strikes. Dense patches of barren trees collide. Ice floes all over the crystal blue river.

 

Spring

Flowers bloom and start to roost in the flourishing trees. The river is ecstatic; snaking along its floor, hearing beautiful birds chirping. 

 

Summer

The sparkling river glints at the sun. Children and otters diving in and out splashing stunning showers of water onto the lovely bright green grass.

 

Autumn

When Autumn occurs, crackling leaves fall into the gorgeous river and makes it way to the sea just in time for tea.

 

Victoria:

A harmonious melody, a river symphony. 

The fingers of children caress the water, creating astonishing music.

The life of the river starts at the peak of a snow-capped mountain, then flowing, descending to a depth-less cave where it then takes its own path.

The music of the river lures in fish like a siren, calling men.

As the moon-lit sky glints with stars vitality expands within me.

As day appears, the sun-lit heavens reflect off the river, creating a magnificent illusion.

The river’s skin is soothed by the delicate touch of the leaves.

Once the moon awakens, the sun goes to sleep.

The shadow of the blue-bell appears on the surface of the river.