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Date: 1st Dec 2023 @ 1:52am
Year 4 visited St Paul's Cathedral in London for a guided tour and to learn more about the Christmas story. We heard tales of characters including Mary and the shepherds, dressed up to take part in a procession to the manger and imagined what it would have been like to make the journey to Bethlehem. We also reflected on the wider meaning of Christmas.
To make our visit even more memorable we climbed 257 steps to enjoy the views from the very special Whispering Gallery and 376 steps to the Stone Gallery to enjoy the views of London!
Date: 7th Nov 2023 @ 10:35am
Date: 30th Oct 2023 @ 11:31am
Year 3 visited a local Hindu temple to support their learning about Hinduism in R.E. We learnt about the core values of Hinduism and beliefs that many Hindus have, whilst gaining an insight into stories behind some of the great Gods within Hinduism.
Date: 30th Oct 2023 @ 4:31pm
Year 5 enjoyed a right royal visit to The Royal Mews at Buckinham Palace as enrichment for our learning about the British monarchy and British values. We visited the coach houses to explore an array of old and new coaches, as well as two of the beautiful carriage horses. We took a leisurely walk around St James's Park and observed a variety of birds including pelicans and swans before ending up at Buckingham Palace!
Date: 13th Oct 2023 @ 4:36pm
At Whitchurch we celebrated International Day as a school, dressed in our own cultural clothing for the day. We researched different cultures and participated in a range of activities and workshops throughout the day, including African art, British etiquette, flag painting, mask design and Chinese poetry. There was lots of art, music, singing and dance for all of us to enjoy. We then looked forward to FoW's International Evening with food and entertainment for all the family - all coming together to celebrate our cultures.
Date: 6th Oct 2023 @ 10:45am
Year 5 are learning all about the Victorian Era this half term. We visited The Ragged Museum in East London to immerse ourselves in Victorian history, which was a wonderful experience. We took part in a mock Victorian lesson, where we sat in rows and wrote on chalk boards; we also discovered how Victorians washed their clothes using a drum, washboard and dolly, which was very labour intensive!
Date: 25th Sep 2023 @ 11:13am
Year 3 are learning all about the Stone Age this half term. We participated in an enjoyable hands-on workshop with Ug the Stoneage man, featuring activities such as making weapons with wood and flint, cave painting and archery! We also investigated bones and other artefacts. It was a great experience which helped to bring our learning about this key part of history to life!
Date: 17th Sep 2023 @ 10:23pm
Year 6 visited The Imperial War Museum in London to kick-start their learning about World War II in History. It was fascinating to gain an insight into the lives of people in this important period of UK and world history; we also enjoyed viewing and handling a range of artefacts including wartime uniform, an Anderson shelter and gas masks.
Date: 12th Jul 2023 @ 9:59am
Our Summer Fair on Sunday was a great success - bringing the school community together with fun for everyone! There were a wide range of activities and stalls on offer to keep everyone entertained for the day... sports skills, a bouncy castle, tombola, spin the wheel, food and drink, arts, crafts and beauty, as well as a mini market and prize raffle. We were also visited by a very friendly mascot, the Local Fire Brigade and Metropolitan Police officers who kept the children entertained for hours!
Thank you to everyone who turned up, had fun and bought some treats. Also huge thanks to Friends of Whitchurch for all their hard work and enthusiasm in organising this fantastic event.
Date: 12th Jul 2023 @ 2:42pm
Year 6 children put on a wonderful performance of 'Pirates of the Curry Bean' over two evenings. We put a lot of hard work into learning our lines, singing songs and entertaining our families. It was lots of fun preparing costumes, props and scenery for the play to celebrate our time at Whitchurch. Thanks to everyone involved!
Date: 13th Jul 2023 @ 9:03am
Year 4 had the amazing opportunity to visit The Hive - home to Barnet FC and the London Bees. This was a wonderful treat after their training from Barnet FC coaches in the spring term. Children played mini matches on the astro-turf training field and also enjoyed a tour of the stadium - including the changing rooms and the pitch itself!
Date: 4th Jul 2023 @ 12:18pm
Year 3 enjoyed an adventurous session at Rock Up! We showed resilience and strength on a range of challenging climbing equipment to brave new heights.
Date: 4th Jul 2023 @ 12:32pm
Year 1 visited Sea Life London Aquarium as enrichment for our topic 'Plastic is not fantastic! We were lucky to see over 500 species of fish and learnt about conservation issues many of these species face. We were so excited to watch enormous sharks swim right in front of our eyes and marvelled at the giant rays elegantly gliding through the water. We explored small touch pools and got to walk on glass over tanks! It was a brilliant day and a great opportunity to get up close to marine life.
Date: 4th Jul 2023 @ 12:42pm
Year 4 had the opportunity to experience life as an Ancient Egyptian! We took part in a workshop where we learned some of the skills needed by this ancient civilisation. These included operating a shadoof, an irrigation tool to provide water to the fields, grinding barley seeds to make flour and manoeuvring a reed boat carrying stone bricks to build a pyramid. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and worked well as teams to make sure the pyramid was completed!
Date: 4th Jul 2023 @ 1:02pm
Year 5 participated in an amazing Chocolate Workshop as enrichment for our learning about the Ancient Mayans. We explored the origin of chocolate and got to taste some different samples. We also had the opportunity to create and decorate our own mini chocolates using white and milk chocolate gananche!
Date: 16th Jun 2023 @ 2:28pm
Year 4 participated in a fun-filled Egyptian Day as enrichment for our topic all about Ancient Egypt. As well as dressing up in fantastic costumes, we enjoyed a range of activities including making honey bread, ordering events on an Egyptian timeline, playing an Egyptian board game, building pyramids and much more. We finished the day with a catwalk showing everyone all of our creative Egyptian costumes!
Date: 15th May 2023 @ 10:54pm
Reception children spent a fantastic day at Paradise Wildlife Park as enrichment for our topic 'We're Going to the Zoo!'
Once we arrived at the wildlife park we saw lots of animals including all the big cats, bears, monkeys, red pandas, penguins, meerkats, zebra, emus and wallabies. Over in the Amazon area we saw a giant anaconda and some tiny, cute marmosets. After lunch we explored the bird area which had lots of exotic birds making lots of noise. It was a wonderful day and we were lucky to have some sunny weather too!
Date: 4th May 2023 @ 7:55pm
Year 3 spent a fantastic day at Lord's Cricket Ground. We were lucky to watch a match between Middlesex vs Kent, which was especially exciting as Middlesex won the game! We learnt a lot about the rules of cricket, batting, fielding, overs and runs; we also took part in a cricket activity where we practised throwing, catching and aiming for the stump. Back in school we followed this up with paired batting and fielding. We now need to remember to run when we hit the ball!
Date: 20th Apr 2023 @ 2:54pm
Year 4 enjoyed taking part in an animal workshop with Mr Khan, who visited the school with a selection of amazing animals including a cornsnake, milk snake, leopard geckos, locusts, dart frogs and panther chaleleons! This was wonderful enrichment for learning in Science (classification of animals) and English (reading Charlotte's Web) - it was amazing to see and touch these creatures, as well as learn lots of interesting facts and ask questions about them too. Special thanks to Mr Khan for holding such an engaging workshop for us all!
Date: 20th Apr 2023 @ 2:39pm
Year 5 spent a fabulous day at Kew Gardens as enrichment for learning in Science and Art (flowering plants and floral observations). We explored the magnificent Palm House with its beautiful greenery and also took a wander through the Princess of Wales Conservatory to see various cacti. Furthermore, we participated in a fantastic workshop looking at pollination of flowers. What a great start to the Summer term!
Date: 9th Mar 2023 @ 11:40pm
Year 4's visit to the Science Museum was packed full of adventure and exploration! We started with exploring steam engines in the Energy hall and took a closer look at James Watt's very own tools in his workshop. As well as exploring the journey of inventions, we were lucky enough to experience hands-on science in the Wonderlab to enrich our learning about forces. This included taking a ride down slides made of different materials and attempting to lift our body weight as much as possible using a pulley!
Date: 6th Mar 2023 @ 11:15am
Book Week has been a great success with a variety of exciting activities to promote our love of reading here at Whitchurch. Thanks to our families who came along to take part in Stay and Read sessions. We also enjoyed designing book covers and blurbs, Jack and the Beanstalk performances, Buddy Reading, Book Exchange in the playground and of course our popular Dress-up Day to round off the week - there were some fantastic costumes throughout the school! Congratulations to those awarded certificates and prizes; including the best door design, costume and performance.
Date: 3rd Mar 2023 @ 4:19pm
Year 2 visited to The Florence Nightingale Museum in London as enrichment for their topic 'Inspirational Women'. Our workshop session at the museum began with a performance by the museum's own 'Florence Nightingale' describing her life and work. We discovered the story of the 'The Lady with the Lamp', why Florence Nightingale went to the Crimea, how she improved conditions for the soldiers and nurses and what happened as a result of her work. We also enjoyed exploring the museum, where we discovered artefacts from Florence's life and had fun dressing up as nurses and soldiers!
Date: 2nd Mar 2023 @ 11:35am
Year 1 have created amazing Bug Hotels as part of our Science topic Living Things and their Habitats, where we have been learning all about minibeats and their different types of homes. We held an amazing exhibition to display all of our wonderful work to parents who were delighted and impressed with our comfortable creature homes!
Date: 15th Feb 2023 @ 11:23am
Year 5 enjoyed a day at The Science Museum in London. We visited the Space gallery where we saw a real moon rock. Later on we visited the Mathematics gallery where we witnessed some impressive inventions, including and a computer from 1954! It was amazing to see how times have changed.