Year Group Blog

A week of Celebration

A wonderful week of celebration:  superb individual LAMDA performances, participation in the Festival of Light, and the school’s first production: The Magic Lamp,  presenting the proceeds from our fundraising to The Cambridge Cyrenians,  a festive Snuggle with a

Compassion and Empathy

Throughout this week we have had visits from a volunteer from Amnesty International, a professional flautist and Supersonic Suzy from Mad Science to enrich the children’s learning.  The questions the children asked showed immense empathy and understanding.

A chilly bright …

Guest Editors

This week’s blog is written collaboratively by Thames Class:

“At LAMDA we played games to improve our volume and help us remember our poems and we had a really nice face massage to warm up.”

“We had the best time …

First Forest School

Thames were privileged to be part of the first Forest School this week.  We started to create a log circle, practised our safety call sign and played amongst the trees.  The children all needed to wrap up well but we …

All equal, all different.

The week launched with a day spent with Mr Biddulph thinking about friendship, bullying and anti-bullying strategies.  The children designed posters, developed scripts and scenarios that have been made into a short film that will be posted here shortly.

On …

The magic of school

We read, enjoyed and discussed the book Malala’s Magic Pencil this week.  Her magic pencil has helped her campaign for education; we thought about what ours would offer – a theme we will develop further next week.

We also thought …

Questions, questions

It is lovely to see the children back in school full of energy (and slightly premature Christmas carols) this week, and Thames are pleased to welcome the support of Miss Kim to our team.

The children have shown empathy and …

Sun, Space and Ra

A wonderful week to finish the first half of term.  It was a pleasure to share our work with many of you this morning and thank you for the useful feedback from the session.  It was also delightful to welcome …

Brilliant Books

It has been a pleasure to focus on and develop the children’s love of books this week.  We have shared wonderful books with each other, with children in Oak class and in Acorns (Reception).  We have made book recommendations for …

“Fossils are a bit like natural mummies…”

Super thinking from Thames class this week; making connections between natural scientific processes and the intricacies of embalming and mummification.  The children have worked extremely hard to write useful(!) guides to the mummification process, and enjoyed practising mummy-wrapping techniques using …