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.
What an exciting end to the Christmas Term we enjoyed at Benedict House!
Last Friday, our Choir visited Bluewater Shopping Centre for our annual Christmas performance.
Victoria Wen has quick-stepped her way to third place in the National Grand Finals for ballroom dancing.
Last week as part of their People Who Help Us Topic, Pre-School and Reception were lucky enough to welcome two Police Officers to school.
Years Five and Six went on a school trip to the Royal Observatory on Friday. A short detour was made to see the Cutty Sark, a British clipper ship, used to transport tea from China and wool from Australia.
Science and History often go hand in hand. Year Five discovered that the Ancient Greeks used Science in designing their weapons.
Walk to School Month has been a very successful and worthwhile focus on staying healthy and also the importance of looking after our environment.
The Friends of Benedict House organised a fabulous coffee morning in aid of a highly worthwhile cause in respect of an illness which at some point or another touches just about every family, to a greater or lesser extent.
We were fortunate to have Serita Solomon, Olympic hurdler, visit the school and put the children through their paces as they raised money for charity.