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Category: Lower School – King Alfred School

Hatching Plans With Year 2

12th January 2022

Year 2 had some new names on the register last term; Brian and Wilder two newly hatched Frizzle Chicks. Students hatched the chicks in school, and they spent their first couple of months living in the Year 2 classroom. Teacher Natalie said: “The chicks joined us for circle time on the carpet where we made…

Axe Monsters…Rocked!

25th November 2021

The return of live performances is something the Music Department have been waiting a long time for. Axe Monsters is a KAS fixture which always brings out great performances from students across the Year groups. This year they once again had a live audience to perform for and they all rose to the occasion. Thanks…

Creative anti-bullying week responses from Y6

17th November 2021

This week is #antibullyingweek and there have been activities taking place across Lower School. Our Year 6 students were challenged with making items to represent our commitment to kindness and zero tolerance of bullying. Eila explained the project: “This week is anti bullying week it so for home learning we each chose a way to…

Head’s Blog – Considering What Matters in Lower School

16th November 2021

Now, more than ever before, it feels like time to pause and consider both what and how we teach in our schools. We have the responsibility and the privilege to ensure that each child’s school experience goes much deeper than their acquisition of facts and figures; to foster a real joy and understanding of the learning process and to equip them with the tools and strategies that will help…

Language Department Celebrate El Dia De Los Muertos

9th November 2021

In Modern Foreign Languages, students have been learning about the cultural aspects of Dia de los Muertos, a tradition from Latin America (Mexico) which happens every year on the 1st and 2nd of November. In Year 9 & 10 they have researched and reproduced how people celebrate their dead by building an altar, bringing them…

The OA Author Who Learnt To Love Books At KAS

5th October 2021

Once students leave The King Alfred School, they go on to careers in every field imaginable. Recently our Old Alfredians office have been welcoming alumnae back to Manor Wood to talk to students about their experiences after leaving and what’s stayed with them from their time at KAS. OA Michael Mann is celebrating the publication…

BubbleFest 2021

15th July 2021

To celebrate the end of term our Reception Teachers and TAs hosted the second annual BubbleFest! Reception teacher Emma explained the day: “BubbleFest started last year when we returned after the first lockdown, the names comes from the fact we were in our own socially distanced bubbles. I wanted the children to have something very…

Raised Voices in Lower School

23rd June 2021

The sound of singing has been echoing round Lower School over the last couple of weeks as the children have been able to enjoy performing together. First came the Year 5 & 6 students who took part in the Young Voices Biggest Sing challenge. Along with thousands of other schools across the world, they learnt…

Hamlet Brings Drama to Years 5 & 6

9th June 2021

The Young Shakespeare Company came in to perform Hamlet for our Y5 & 6 students. Here’s what Zach’s Y5 class had to say about it: Tierney: The play was about this king called Hamlet, and he’s murdered by his brother. Felix: I thought the performance was really good and I liked the fact that some…

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