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10 May Year 4 Reading Buddy

Over the course of the year, year four have been reading with a buddy from year one to help them improve their reading skills along with the year ones reading skills. “I enjoy reading with year one because I enjoy watching them develop as readers” said...

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10 May Life-cycles in Reception

This term Reception’s topic is Life Cycles. This means that they are learning about the different stages of growth in different animals. Specifically, they have been looking at the life cycles of tadpoles and caterpillars. To do this, the class has a tank for tadpoles, and...

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04 May Football Fun at the Hub

After winning the Arsenal premier league competition, the team (and all of year 6) have been having training at Arsenal’s Hub every Tuesday afternoon. I took Shelley’s place this week and went down to see them in action. I was amazed at the level of football...

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29 Apr Gunnersaurus at The Hub

Our new set of year 4 footballers had their first session at Arsenal's Hub this week. As well as getting to play football they also got to meet Gunnersaurus which was very exciting. Well done to the new Hub footballers, they made a great start....

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26 Apr French café

In April we made a French café in our classroom for our parents and we made croissants and served them as if we were waiters. We had a mini French lesson beforehand to teach the adults some French so that we could serve them in...

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26 Apr Extra Activities

As part of Reception's learning they do sub- topics or activities which help them maintain basics skills. These are some of the most popular ones which I will tell you about now. In I.C.T, Reception have been learning how to control Bee-Bots, which are small robots...

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26 Apr This Girl Can…and she did!

It is with great delight that I write this blog to say that our lovely Louise completed the London Marathon. A few of us here (Mark, Lyn and myself) know only too well how much time, effort (both mental and physical) and sheer hard work...

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20 Apr BBC Ten Pieces II

On the 3rd of May Year 4 and Year 5 will be visiting the Barbican concert hall to watch an exciting musical performance.   We will be watching a live orchestral  performance of the BBC Ten Pieces II  which aims to inspire young people to get creative...

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11 Apr Arsenal’s Inter-Schools competition.

For the past 4 weeks some lucky year 4 children have been playing football at Arsenal's Hub on a Wednesday after school. The focus of the inter-schools competition is enjoyment and sportsmanship and Gillespie displayed it in abundance. The Arsenal coaches were fantastic and encouraged all...

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11 Apr Cross Country: Finsbury Park

The Cross country event is one of the toughest events in the sporting calendar. It's muddy, it's a long way and there are a LOT of children! For our year 4's it was their first time competing in the event and they were outstanding. Six of our girls...

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