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Y3 Overcome Their Nerves To Perform

19th May 2022

After Y3 performed their Callover ‘Ocean Commotion’ they took some time to reflect on the experience. Their notebooks show their pride in what they’ve achieved!

Getting Into The Picture With Year 4

31st March 2022

We spoke to some Year 4 students about their recent production of Katie’s Picture Show. Lola: The show was about a girl called Katie and she climbs into pictures in a picture gallery. It’s based on the books by James Mayhew. Kaspar: Our topic this term has been ‘Picture our World’ so we decided to…

Year 2 Trashion Show Is Stylish Success

31st March 2022

Year two put on an amazing Callover themed around saving the planet. Both Y2 classes came together to share some useful info on recycling and why it’s important for all of us to take a look and see what we can do to make a difference. There were amazing poems written in the shape of…

Reception Visitors Talk Pets, Patrol Cars and Proper Brushing

23rd March 2022

Our Reception children have been looking at people, culture and communities and as part of their Inquiry top of ‘Superheroes in our Community’ they’ve been lucky enough to have some fabulous visitors. First up was the Police who arrived with the blue lights flashing and the sirens going off! Police officers Billy, Rene and Tara…

World Book Day Is A Characterful Affair

9th March 2022

Activities for World Book Day were back in full this term with Author visits across the year groups in Lower School and dressing up as favourite book characters a must! The children really embraced the day and enjoyed talking about their cherished stories and sharing recommendations with friends. Click on the images below to reveal…

Solving Problems With Y2 Waste Hunt

27th January 2022

Year 2 students have been working on their observation and problem solving skills this week by going on a ‘Waste Hunt’. The toured the school looking at areas where there were problems including the staff room and KASBucks coffee shop and identified what the problems were. They then spent time thinking about how they could…

Footballs & Frisbees Teaching Students Responsibility

24th January 2022

Last week the playground shop arrived in Lower School. Conceptualised by Pupil Council, the idea of running a shop was created to address two issues -wanting more things to play with and finding a way to help children look after the resources they are given. Pupil Council designed their own bank notes (KAS Bucks) and…

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…

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…

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