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Year 1 visit to Sea Life London Aquarium

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.

 

Year 3 visit to Rock up!

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.

 

Year 5 Chocolate Workshop

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!

 

Year 4 Egyptian Workshop

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!

 

Year 4 Egyptian Day

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!

 

Reception visit to Paradise Wildlife Park

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!

 

 

Year 3 visit to Lord's Cricket Ground

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!

 

Year 4 Animal Workshop

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!

 

 

Year 5 visit to Kew Gardens

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!

 

Year 4 visit to The Science Museum

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!

 

Whitchurch Book Week

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.

 

Year 2 visit to The Florence Nightingale Museum

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!

 

Year 1 Bug Hotel Exhibition

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!

 

Year 5 visit to The Science Museum

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.

 

Year 1 visit to Windsor Castle

Date: 15th Feb 2023 @ 11:17am

Year 1 made their way to Windsor Castle to enrich our learning about Kings and Queens in British history. We were so excited to visit such a majestic places that has been the home of monarchs for 900 years. As well as learning more about the Kings and Queens of England, we explored the State rooms and Queen Mary's Doll's House. We were also lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Changing of the Guard. The visit was a magical experience straight from a fairy tale!

 

Year 5 visit to Buckingham Palace

Date: 2nd Dec 2022 @ 10:35am

???Year 5 enjoyed a fabulous day at Buckingham Palace to enrich their work in English (writing a formal letter to King Charles III) and Art (study of Stephen Wiltshire's city landscapes). The children travelled by tube to the Palace and sketched the building - some choosing sections of the Palace and others drawing the entire structure plus the elaborate gates. These sketches will be used to create mono prints in art lesson over the last few weeks of the term. They also wrote a description of the Palace which they will use in their English lessons back at school.

 

Year 6 visit to The National Maritime Museum

Date: 1st Dec 2022 @ 2:27am

In English, Year 6 have been reading Shackleton's Journey - the story of Ernest Shackleton, a great explorer who led an expedition to Antarctica in 1914 on a ship called Endurance.

To enhance their learning, the children visited The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich to learn more about Shackleton and his crew, the supplies they took with them and different sea objects. They also explored the RRS Sir David Attenborough - a research ship that is currently on an expedition to Antarctica. The visit was a great enrichment opportunity and wonderful experience!

 

Year 3 visit to The Science Museum

Date: 18th Nov 2022 @ 12:08pm

Year 3 visited The Science Museum as enrichment for their science topic about forces. They really enjoyed attending the workshop 'Fantastic Forces' and participating in various experiments related to forces and magnets. It was a great day where the children were able to develop their understanding and see forces in action.

 

Year 6 visit to Kingswood (November 2022)

Date: 11th Nov 2022 @ 3:18pm

Year 6 have spent an amazing 3 days at Grosvenor Hall in Kingswood this week. The children had lots of fun taking part in a range of exciting activities including the zip wire, orienteering, leap of faith and lots more! They worked on the skills of leadership, communication and teamwork - and were an absolute credit to their parents and Whitchurch. Well done Year 6!

 

 

Year 4 visit to St Paul's Cathedral (November 2022)

Date: 4th Nov 2022 @ 9:09am

Year 4 children visited St Paul's Cathedral for a guided tour to enrich their learning about Faith and Belief. During the tour, they re-enacted the Nativity story after being shown the Mother and Son sculpture by the famous artist Henry Moore. The children enjoyed the role playing (dressing up as shepherds, the three wise men and the angels) as they explored different parts of the church. They learnt the significance of the Nativity story to Christmas and that the best Christmas presents are themselves; showing care and kindness, being generous and helping others. They also enjoyed the aerial view of London from the dome of the cathedral!

 

Year 4 visit to The British Museum (September 2022)

Date: 23rd Sep 2022 @ 1:50pm

Year 4 made their way to the British Museum in London to enrich their knowledge of The Vikings and The Ancient Egyptians - two topics they have been studying in History. The children enjoyed learning all about the different jewellery that the Vikings wore and they also drew their favourite Ancient Egyptian exhibit. 
 
 

Year 6 visit to the Imperial War Museum

Date: 8th Sep 2022 @ 11:30pm

Year 6 visited the Imperial War Museum to learn about the events leading to World War II and about World War II itself. The children learnt about many heroes from the wars, experienced an Anderson and Morrison shelter and also walked through some life-like trenches. We had a brilliant time and learnt so much that will help us with our learning in the classroom.

 

Year 1 visit to Natural History Museum (July 2022)

Date: 14th Jul 2022 @ 12:05pm

Year 1 visited the Natural History Museum to enrich their learning about plastic pollution. The children discovered over 4.5 billion years of natural history and learnt more about plastic pollution. They explored how humans have transformed the natural world and looked at solutions to save our planet. Year 1 had a fantastic time and especially enjoyed the train journey!

 

Year 6 Show (July 2022)

Date: 8th Jul 2022 @ 1:48pm

Year 6 put on a spectacular production of Beauty and the Beast. They rehearsed non stop for over a week and wowed their parents and carers with their singing and acting talents. Congratulations to all involved in putting on a great show!

‘I enjoyed every minute. Although my singing voice isn’t great, I loved singing!’ Hamoody

 

Sports Day (July 2022)

Date: 8th Jul 2022 @ 1:42pm

What fantastic Sports Days we have had!? This year we hosted our annual sports day across two days using Avanti's playing fields. The weather was glorious and we had a superb turnout from families. The children are still ecstatic from all the excitement. We held our awards ceremony this afternoon and gave out medals to a selection of boys and girls. There was a trophy awarded to the house team with the most amount of points.

Thanks to all the parents who volunteered their mornings and days to help with the set up and scoring of the day and also those who helped with heavy lifting throughout the event. All your hard work ensured the day ran smoothly.

 

Contact

Whitchurch Primary School and Nursery Wemborough Road, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 2EQ
Interim Headteacher | Mr M Thompson-Lawrie