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Artisan Fair Goes Online – Grab a Bargain!

26th November 2020

Our wonderful Parent/Staff haven’t let the pandemic get in the way of some festive bargains – here is all you need to know about the Artisan Fair. Dear KAS community! We at the Artisan Fair, are doing things a little differently this year. As we cannot hold the fair in person, we are taking it…

Pizza and Physics Evening for Y11

26th November 2020

On Friday 20th November the Science Department hosted a Physics Lecture and Pizza evening for the Year 11 triple scientists. Oxford University are broadcasting their public lectures virtually this year so students gathered in their bubble to watch a lecture given by renowned physicist and author, Professor Michio Kaku. The lecture was entitled ‘Physics of…

Old Alfredians Newsletter – New Issue Out Now

25th November 2020

Are you an Old Alfredian? Or do you know an Old Alfredian? Or just love a nose into the KAS archives and to find out about the lives of our alumnae? Then this one’s for you, the new issue of the Alfredians Newsletter is out now: You can read the current issue here: For a…

Posters with in-tense-ity!

25th November 2020

Year 9 Spanish were tasked with a flipped learning homework to come up with a creative poster that explains the how the ‘Preterite tense’ in Spanish is formed. The pupils demonstrated a lot of creativity and the posters were not only beautifully presented but extremely informative and accurate. In lessons pupils are now using this…

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…

Meet The Teachers – The English Department

16th November 2020

What makes King Alfred School so special? Ask any of our students and they’ll say ‘the teachers’ – so we thought we’d peek behind the curtain and find out a bit more about some of our fabulous teachers. Alex Marrion – Head of Department Alex has been Head of English at KAS for the last…

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…

Remembrance Day 2020

11th November 2020

While we were unable to gather as a school to mark the two minute silence for Armistice Day, each class marked the moment separately. Using this video, put together by the History Department, the two minute silence was put into context and co-ordinated across the Upper School classrooms. Donations to the Royal British Legion can…

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…

Autumn team-building days

20th October 2020

As students move into new year groups, the Autumn term is traditionally a time when we take Year groups off site. This year we’re not able to provide residential camps but we made sure that students got to spend a day away from their desks, learning to work as teams, challenging themselves and preparing for…

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