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Year 6 Pizza Party 11.05.18 (posted on 21.05.2018)

Our Year 6 pupils were treated to a pizza party on Friday 11th May 2018 to celebrate the end of their KS2 SATs tests.The children have worked really hard and we thought that they deserved a treat!  All of the children were given the opportunity to create their own pizza using a range of ingredients including tomato sauce, cheese, ham, mushrooms and peppers with Ms Offer, Mrs Hughes and Mr Cawley in the Year 6 Hub before they were cooked in the oven. We are really proud of all the hardwork and effort that the children have put in during the weeks leading up to the SATs, and we hope that they enjoyed their treat!

 

Online Safety - Fortnite: Battle Royale (posted on 15.05.2018)

Recently we have noticed many pupils talking about the game Fortnite: Battle Royale. As with many online games, Fortnite comes with risks to children and young people. The game is PEGI rated at 12+, however there is no proof of age required which can expose younger children to violent content as well as inappropriate comments from older users.  As a school we have had several recent incidents of children bringing arguments into school which have started during their time on this game. We have also had reports of ‘strangers’ having inappropriate conversations with children and children play acting out the violent content.

Please click the image below or follow this link to further information about Fortnite produced by National Online Safety: https://nationalonlinesafety.com/fortnite-battle-royale-parents-guide/

Year 4 Learning (posted on 04.05.2018)

Year 4 have been learning about the three stages of a river, to help us understand it a bit more we got the opportunity to build one ourselves.

Our teachers put us into mixed groups of 12, gave us sand, soil, gravel, pebbles, rocks and ‘rain’ and we constructed our own rivers.

The results were mixed after it started to rain, but, we all understand the river process from start to finish.

 

 

 

 

 

Sport Relief 2018 (posted on 26.04.2018)

Congratulations to all of the children for their fabulous support and effort during Sport Relief. The children ran at least a mile a day and raised money for 2 very good reasons. The money will be used to support the nationwide Sports Relief Charity and to help Josh, an ex-pupil, reach his dreams to fence in the Paralympics in Tokyo in 2020. Josh, the under 17 wheel chair world fencing champion, spoke to the children in an assembly about his sport. He illustrated to the children how, through hard work and determination you can achieve. Josh continues to be an inspiration to us all. Thank you to everyone for your support.

 

 

Year 4 Debate About Child Labour in Victorian Times (posted on 22.03.2018)

Year 4 held a debate about child labour in the Victorian times. Half of the class represented the ‘Industrialists’ who want child labour to continue and the other half represented the ‘Reformists’ who desperately want it to stop. A scoring system was used during the debate and it was a tie! We’re busy writing down our ideas to try and put our point across further.

 

Year 4 Victorian Day (posted on 22.03.2018)

Year 4 recently held a Victorian day in school where children dressed, acted and found out what life was like for Victorian children in a normal school day.

We chanted times tables, sang the national anthem, took part in drills and learned how to bow and curtsy. Unfortunately, some of us made mistakes and had to wear the dunces hat, or worse got the cane!

School Closure (posted on 28.02.2018)

School WILL BE OPEN on Monday 5th March 2018 having been closed on Wednesday 28th February, Thursday 1st  and Friday 2nd March 2018 due to the weather conditions.

Winter Weather (posted on 27.11.2017)

It now looks as though wintery conditions are starting to arrive and as such EHPA would like to remind you of our Snow and Ice Policy which can also be found under the ‘School Policies’ section.

Every effort will be made by the school to ensure safe pathways are cleared or treated around the site as necessary (following the priority gritting routes set out in the policy), however we are unable to completely clear the school grounds of snow and ice. Be aware that when areas have had salt, grit or other materials applied it is not a guarantee that the paths are completely safe or slip-proof; please travel with caution when moving around site.

With this in mind we ask that all adults take responsibility for their own safety and that of children whilst on the school site, including parents and visitors.  We encourage children to come to school in wellies / boots in wintery conditions and bring their school shoes to change in to at school.  This is particularly important as where possible we aim to allow the children to go outside at break and lunchtime.  Appropriate footwear and a warm coat will ensure your child is able to stay warm.

Please be aware that East Herrington may have different weather conditions to those at your home address.  Please take note of forecasted conditions and ensure that children are dressed accordingly.

Year One Learning (posted on 02.10.2017)

Children in Year One have enjoyed lots of learning inspired by an ‘Enchanted Forest’ topic.

First, as part of Geography, the children created maps from a school grounds walk in which they came across a magical woodland right on our very own field! They made magical houses for creatures using natural resources in the outdoors.

Next, as part of Design Technology, they designed and created a ‘shoebox’ home for a woodland creature using a range of resources. Using their Literacy skills the children planned, made and reviewed their designs.

   

Finally, the children described the setting of the magical woodland they visited and used lots of adjectives and even conjunctions! Well done Year One.

 

National Poetry Day (posted on 29.09.2017)

We celebrated National Poetry Day with a mix of activities – from writing our own poems and illustrating them, to bringing in our favourite poems from home and reading them aloud to our friends.

Some Year 6 children became ‘Word Waiters’ for the day (complete with moustaches) and delivered poems to other classes. They did a brilliant job reading the poems out loud.