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St. Pat’s Got Talent 2018

We finished the term in style today with a beautiful church service for Holy Week, a lovely attendance assembly and, to top it all off, our annual St. Pat’s Got Talent spectacular! Children in each class from Nursery to Year 6 have been auditioning in their classes and practising hard to make through to the finals. The standard was so high again; the talent in this school is truly incredible! We had singing, dancing, piano playing, comedy and even magic!

In the end, Thomas and Alfie from Year 1, and Viyan from Year 6 were this year’s St. Pat’s Got Talent winners with their superb performances, but all the performers were outstanding. It was great to see so many parents there to support the children too, as always.

Well done, everyone and have a lovely Easter. Meanwhile, take a look at some of the photos and videos below!

Reception: 0016794A-03D2-4097-8EF4-97365463D4B9

Thomas and Alfie (Year 1) C1296B99-7970-43E6-B6E1-014E50C3F1F0

Anthony, Kamal, Ismail and Byron (Year 1) 199B2FA3-1B67-4359-BC01-9AF7485963C0

Abbas, Dahir and Muiz (Year 2) CAE4F638-2D0E-4942-963D-4B0B32C63408

Charlie (Year 2) IMG_0168[1]

Amber and Amanda (Year 3) 261C60CD-C2AD-449A-9DB9-1A0589F51996

Joseph, Tyler and John (Year 3) BA00B26F-0781-4186-BA2D-FDA275E6FECF

Giddeon and Adam (Year 4) 8FD90AF1-5510-4E0E-A681-B70BC6961516

Lillianna and Maysie (Year 4) 12E7D62C-1C70-445E-86E4-46744F855767

Year 5 rock band (Year 5) B5318DB9-0260-4913-8571-ABB1176D34D0

Kerin and Daisy (Year 5) BF500B32-7E40-450A-9F8C-AE0F78219FA7

Viyan (Year 6) A6DA7028-9EAE-4C31-B58E-AEF0C72A32B4

21 Pilots (Year 6) B609615A-7DA6-4E68-8E97-0D3D12D196EF

Kieran and Hawi (Year 6) 61B12727-6F87-4885-9C20-AEB478FD70D2





Year 1 St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

We had so much fun on Friday celebrating St Patrick’s Day. Thank you to the Melody Makers for a fantastic dance workshop.



Making a crayon that cannot quit!!!

Year 1 have been reading ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ By Oliver Jeffers. We have followed instructions to make a crayon that would not quit… a rainbow crayon!! We even designed special wrappers for them. Take a look…



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What’s in soil?

Year 1 have been using different tools to look at what is in soil. First we had to dig and sift soil to find out what was in it.

We found:






and lots of other things, take a look…



Year 1 working with Faith

Today Year 1 have been working Faith to help with the whole school project. We have been using different materials you can find in the ground beneth our feet. We cant wait to see what it looks like.



Year 1 investigate the mysterious holes in the floor

On Monday the fire alarm went off and we all evacuated onto the playground. Mrs lewis told us there had been an incident and there were massive holes in the hall. Year 1 decided to investigate…



Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

Year 1’s D&T topic this half term is all about kites! We tested out a range of real kites to see how they work and to get some ideas for our own designs. We had great fun testing them out and analysing which ones were the best!

We also looked at the properties of some different materials to research what would be the best material to use for our own kites. We thought about whether or not the different materials were stretchy, waterproof and strong…and wouldn’t rip too easily! We can’t wait to make our own kites now!


Year 1’s Healthy Drinks Investigation

Today, Year 1 began an experiment to find out what drinks are best and worst for our teeth. We discovered that eggs have calcium and enamel, just like our teeth. We are going to leave an egg shell in Coca Cola, water, orange juice and milk to see what happens to the egg shell. We carefully measured 200ml of each liquid to make it a fair test, and we will observe what happens over the next week!

*UPDATE* – One week later, here are the results! As many children had predicted, the eggs still looked very healthy, strong and a good colour after being left in the water and the milk; water has no sugar, and milk is good for our teeth and bones because it contains calcium. However, the eggs that had been soaking in the Coca Cola has turned black and were rotting away! Urgh! We were very surprised, though, that the eggs that had been soaking in the orange juice looked just as bad, if not worse than the eggs in the Coca Cola! Orange juice contains nearly the same amount of sugar as Coca Cola, and the eggs had decayed a lot (and had even turned a bit mouldy)! Imagine what drinking sugary drinks all the time would do to our teeth!



Chinese Day

Today was Chinese Day, the latest day in our amazing International Week. Year 1 learned how to use Chinese calligraphy, writing Chinese characters and the numbers 1-10! We even got to sample some delicious Chinese food too!


Year 1 visit La Tasca

Yet again another fantastic day celebrating international week. Today was Hispanic Day. We started the day with a flamenco dance class and spent this afternoon at @LaTasca eating delicious tapas. Can anyone name some of the foods we tried? What was your favourite?

We can’t wait to see what exciting things we have planned for the rest of the week…stay tuned.


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