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Gillespie Road, Highbury, London, N5 1LH
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19 May VE Day at Gillespie

We celebrated VE Day at school, by learning about what it meant during WWII and how people celebrated the end of the war against Germany. We made posters to show this. The 8th May 1945 was the end of the war in Europe. People had...

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21 Apr Year 1 update

Year 1 have been very busy over the past 2 weeks. I have been sent lots of photos of the work they have been doing from the paper pack I sent home with them. But they have also been super creative. Daisy has made a...

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21 Apr Year 2 update

Since February half term, Year 2 has been learning all about artist Georgia O'Keeffe, who is most famous for some of her art that features close ups of different flowers. In class we have been working on our sketching skills - not pressing hard on...

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21 Apr Year 3 update

Year 3 have been following daily writing lessons on YouTube taught by Jane Considine called ‘Super Sentence Stackers’. Click this link to watch the lesson and the animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOmt86-IPRw Here is a selection of their writing inspired by a section of a film called ‘The Piano’. Leo...

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21 Apr Year 4 update

In year 4, I intended to do a lesson over zoom. However, we were all so pleased to see each other on that first day that I decided against doing any teaching and instead every day at 10:30 we have had a zoom session where...

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21 Apr Year 5 update

Year 5 have been studying a film unit called Home Sweet home, which has been really interesting and thought-provoking. This is the story of a house which escapes from its suburban foundations and sets off on an epic journey. Tackling themes of friendship and travelling...

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21 Apr Year 6 update

Year 6 have really enjoyed using our blog on PurpleMash over the last two weeks. It’s become our first taste of Social Media, where the children have been able to upload their own news and creations. We’ve loved connecting with each other through sharing our...

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21 Apr Easter Egg Competition

Thank you to parent Louisa for organising the virtual Easter Egg Competition. We hope the children enjoyed making their historical themed creations! We are eggstatic to announce the winners are: Piper Reid Saunders - Y1 (Isaac Newton) Emya Bent – Y2 (Rosa Parks) Jack Doyle – Y3 (Ghandi) Amy...

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06 Jun Climate Change Protest 24/05/19

As part of our Big Wide World topic and, more specifically, our learning on climate change, Year 6 attended a climate change march on 24/05 from Islington Town Hall to Highbury and Islington Station and then a rally in Highbury Fields. This was arranged by ‘Clean Air...

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