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Category: Lower School – King Alfred School

Let The Music Play

17th November 2020

The KAS Music Department have been very busy this term with two amazing concerts. First up was Axemonsters which was live streamed on our YouTube Channel as we weren’t able to invite a live audience into the space. It was a steep learning curve for our amazing technician, Matt, but one he negotiated brilliantly and…

Poetry inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement

16th November 2020

In Y6 students have been looking at the Black Lives Matter movement. They’ve read poems by Benjamin Zephania and discussed racism and diversity. One student was inspired to write this wonderful poem. Thank you Honey in 6A for your wise words.  Black is the New White   Black is a frill on a swan lake…

Here be dragons

21st October 2020

Sara’s Y4 class were excited to show off the work they’ve been doing on Dragons this term. The topic, which has encompassed all aspects of the curriculum, started with the class reading ‘The Boy who Grew Dragons’ by Andy Shepherd. The class bookshelf was stuffed with other dragon-based works so they could immerse themselves in…

Fundraising fun

16th October 2020

On the last day before half term our Lower School students turned up in a terrifying array of costumes to celebrate the holiday and raise funds for the Parent/ Staff association. Even the Y6 class who were learning from home joined in! Parent/ Staff raise funds to support projects within the school which benefit all…

Poetry please: National Poetry Day

13th October 2020

World Poetry Day came around again on October 1st which the school marked with our annual poetry competition in the Upper School. This year’s theme was ‘Vision’ and we were thrilled to be inundated with entries. Some of the poems we read were thought provoking, some humorous, all were carefully crafted and a joy to…

Year 3 get poetic with their art

8th October 2020

Lower School Artist in Residence Kat worked with students in Y3 to create drawings using oil and chalk pastels in response to a poem by Michael Rosen called ‘Introduction Song’. Kat says, “The children  felt that the poem’s theme was about CURIOSITY and how we can use our skills with a positive and active mindset…

Getting brains buzzing with cross-curricular learning in Year 2

7th October 2020

Y2 students in Ilona’s class have been busy bees in this first half term. A project which started out with students looking at masks has led them all the way to our beehives. Students first looked at different sorts of mask and talked about the pros and cons of masks in different areas of life….

A New Chapter –
Cathy leaves the Lower School Library

8th July 2020

She is a Lower School legend who has instilled a love of books and reading in hundreds of students in the 25 years she’s been at the school. Here she looks back on her time at the school. “My association with KAS began when my son, Daniel, joined reception in 1992. Four years later, in…

The Art of Protest

8th July 2020

The Lower School children have been looking at protests in Art this term. With so much in the news about protests and protesters, Lower School Art Teacher, Kat began this project by asking students to think about protests. She explained what protest is, about how protesters show that they want change or perhaps they want…

Lower School Virtual Open Morning

3rd June 2020

Head of Lower School, Karen welcomed parents to a virtual Open Morning recently. Along with Head, Robert and students Rani and Oliver from Year 6 they talked about the ethos and aims of the school, answered questions and shared all that is great about The King Alfred School. You can rewatch the whole webinar here:

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