A huge thank you, and well done, to everybody who took part in, and came to support, Sports Day. There were so many examples of great sportsmanship and outstanding effort on display, which created a really positive spirit all round.
Our grateful thanks, once again, go to Mrs MacInnis, Chair of The Friends, and her team of Mrs Green, Mrs Summon, Mrs Singh and Mrs Moreland who put in so much hard work to make our annual Summer Fayre such a huge success.
On Wednesday, Year Four went to Greenwich for the day. Whilst there, the children travelled to the Thames Barrier by boat.
Year Six enjoyed a fantastic week on PGL, learning new skills and enjoying many different challenges.
Last week, Pre-School and Reception went on a lovely trip to Shorne Woods Country Park.
Last Wednesday, the Friends of Benedict House hosted a Grandparents' Coffee Morning.
Pre-School have returned after the Easter break eager to explore their new topic all about Planting and Growing.
Competition was fierce as the annual school Easter Egg Rolling Competition took place in the last week of term! Spectators were, too, in awe of the inspirational creations of some of the Easter Bonnets.
Year Three search for fossils, and learn about the soil beneath our feet.
Year Five have continued to learn about the Mayan civilisation. Something that can make History come alive is when the children are able to make items similar to those used during the period in question.
Due to the snowy disruptions of last week, World Book Day came to Benedict House somewhat later than planned – but, as they say, better late than never! Some children (and teachers!) shared their wonderful book character costumes with the rest of the school on Monday
The weather conditions tested our resolve last week. We were determined not to let it stop learning, when at all possible, yet it was also important to balance the children’s time with some fun.
Last week Year One headed off to the National Maritime Museum, in Greenwich, to spend the day as pirates.
Year Six children joined sixty others from other Alpha Schools for a fantastic Ski Trip during the week leading up to Half Term.
Huge fun was had last week during ‘Science Week’ as each class conducted their own investigations and experiments, much to their enjoyment!
Year One have been busy making some amazing models as part of our current Science topic 'Animals' and also the upcoming topic on 'Materials'.
A generation ago, 70% of us walked to school – now it’s less than half.
We are delighted to have received a Gold Award from Transport for London for our efforts to educate our children on the issue of transport and promote safer and healthier ways to travel, which also impact positively on the environment.