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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:

Opening the gates

1st June 2020

This week we will see the return of a small section of our student population to both Ivy Wood and Manor Wood sites. Head of Lower School, Karen, and her team have been working incredibly hard to put in place measures which will make this return safe for students and staff. From staggered start times,…

Top Trump Triumph for Year 2

5th May 2020

For their non-fiction inquiry writing task, the children in Year 2 are learning about natural habitats and the organisms that live within them. They used their non-fiction reading and writing skills to create Top Trumps cards all about living organisms.

Facing the future – Year 6

28th April 2020

Before the school buildings were closed, some Lower School students created some amazing sculptures. Y6 teacher Sophie describes the atmosphere which surrounded their creation. “This group art work was created by the ‘Last Men Standing’ before lockdown began. We had planned a day of clay work in the style of Honore Daumier, but as the…

Down on the (virtual) farm – Week 4

28th April 2020

Since the start of the Summer Term the farm has seen fluffy rabbits finding their way in the world, a multi-animal picnic in the sun, sneaky ducks stealing strawberries from unsuspecting tortoises and Dave making his farm debut (and sleeping on the job).

Down on the (virtual) farm – week 3

28th April 2020

During the Easter break Karen was still caring for the KAS farm creatures and shared some adorable moments as the tortoises woke up, lizards enjoyed warming themselves in the sun and she wrapped baby bunnies in a feather boa (beacause, why not?).

Perfect poems from Year 6

22nd April 2020

Students in Adele and Sophie’s Y6 classes have been creating beautiful poems full of characters.

Down on the (virtual) farm – Week 1

2nd April 2020

Head of Lower School, Karen has been keeping students (and parents) posted about the goings on down on the KAS farm. Here is a round up of her clips from week one. A week in which baby bunnies in her office helped her to keep smiling as we all began the rapid adjustment to distance…

World Book Day costumes delight and inspire

10th March 2020

Across the Lower School – imagination and creativity were on display when the students chose their favourite book characters to dress up as. World Book Day is always an excuse to raid the dressing up box but the real joy is in sharing favourite books with friends and celebrating stories and reading. We had visits…

Wishes come true thanks to Community Action Club

6th February 2020

Children in Lower School have made dreams come true for two children suffering from serious or life-limiting conditions. Community Action Club, run by Jet, started off with just one member, but is now full with a long waiting list as students sign up to help others. Before Christmas the students were very busy collecting  Christmas…

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