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Willow Wonder Wall

24th February 2022

Design Technology technician Chris Raymond has been working with students from Years 6 and 7 to create this beautiful living willow hedge which will form the entrance to the treehouse. Complete with ‘igloo’ areas to play in, it should prove popular with students for years to come as it grows and the new growth will…

Y7 Exhibition: A New Way Of Learning

24th January 2022

This year we have begun to introduce an innovative new curriculum for Years 6-8. Our Year 7 students have just completed their first full Term experiencing this innovative and balanced learning experience. Our provision prioritises these critical years in early adolescence which are often overlooked in British schools. We combine exciting ‘Interdisciplinary Enquiries’ with rich…

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…

Learning brought to life with Year 6

5th May 2021

Each year our Y6 children become curators of their own War Museum exhibits.  This year we were once again able to invite parents in to look at their amazing displays in a socially distanced way. They demonstrated knowledge, pride and energy when talking about their projects – all of which had been thoughfully made and…

Pop Art Portraits – A Hit For Year 6

16th March 2021

Walking past the Year 6 classrooms you can’t help but notice the bright and bold portraits covering one wall of Adele’s room. 6S have been busy looking at pop art and there are artworks inspired by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein creating a riot of colour. The Lichtenstein-inspired portraits also feature bold descriptive words, which…

Peaceful Thoughts

20th January 2021

The Y6 inquiry topic this half term is ‘Peace & War’ and they’ve been creating some amazing artwork as part of the project. To introduce the subject, Adele’s class were visited over zoom by Salima (Elodie’s mum), who talked to  about her experiences visiting Kashmir during the 1999 conflict as part of a University work…

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…

Perfect poems from Year 6

22nd April 2020

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

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