Thursday, 22 November 2018

Library visit to see author David Goutcher


'Yesterday we visited Collier Row Library.  We met a man and he started talking about what he wanted to be when he was older.  He was talking about how long it took for him to become a policeman.  While he was waiting to become a policeman he was doing another job that he didn't really enjoy.  The best part was when he showed us the book he wrote, and the picture in the book was moving when he put his phone in front of it!' - Daisy, 5S

I went to Collier Row Library to meet a sly spy, who worked for the MI5.  He used to be a police officer.  He said that being a spy was very challenging because he and his partner had to go on a mission to France, then Italy, and then Germany so it would be harder for people to follow them.  The spy wrote a book called 'Spy Quests.' - Tegan, 5S

Off to the Library!  We saw a spy, his name was David.  He told us about his job and how he even had his own video game!  He had an amazing book which he had written.  I desperately wanted it.  He also told us about a criminal case where he got to travel around the world!  I really enjoyed that day.  It was amazing!' - Emelia, 5S

Friday, 16 November 2018

Anti Bullying Week and Children in Need Day



The aims of this week are to help children to understand:

  • The definition of respect
  • That bullying is a behaviour choice
  • That we can respectfully disagree with each other i.e. we don’t have to be best friends or always agree with each other but we do have to respect each other
  • That we all need to choose to respect each other both face to face and online
Every child will have had an assembly and a lesson this week about Anti-Bullying Week

If you need any advice on what to do if you are worried about being bullied on social media, speak to an adult/teacher and have a look at tips on this website: 
Click here



Children in Need!

Members of the School Council decided that they wanted to raise money for Children in Need.  To do this, they held a raffle and a 'Guess the number of sweets in the jar' event.  It was very popular and lots of children managed to take part.

Lucky winners will be picked out of the hat on Monday and the winner of the jar of sweets will be revealed!

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Remembrance Day Exhibition and Competition Winners!

We've made it into the Romford Recorder!  Click the image above to read the full article.










Just want to say a huge thank you for all the effort children, parents and staff at Crownfield who have been involved in making the exhibition a huge success with children really getting stuck into our World War I topic competition!  

In amongst the amazing turn out of parents, the Deputy Mayor of Havering and representatives from the SSAFA were also able to attend the event, along with two ladies who had actually experienced life during the Second World War!




Here is a video for those who were unable to attend:

And the winners are ...
There were so many good projects to choose from but luckily we had the governors and the Deputy Mayor who were visiting help make the decision.  Congratulations to:

Year 3 - Alfie, Ellie-May, Loren and Charlie
Year 4 - Alexa, Charlie, Rosie and Faisal
Year 5 - Olivia, Jake, Omari, Oliver and Jessica
Year 6 - Poppy, Freddie, Oscar and Bobbie

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Year 6 SATs Meeting for Parents



This is the Powerpoint used at the Year 6 SATS meeting for parents.  If you would like a paper copy or need further information, please contact the school.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Remembrance Assemblies

In the run up to Remembrance Day we have had some visitors in to school.

Year 4 had the British Legion come in to have a talk and interview.



Year 5 had Havering Museum come in to learn about our local links with World War I and some were given a chance to interview Mr Lynch afterwards.




Lower School and Upper School also had an assembly from SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity to learn about how World War I impacted the technology we have now.



The children seem to have gained a much better understanding of World War One and it's impact on our lives today.  They are using this knowledge to help create project homework we have seen coming in and cannot wait to show it all off in our exhibition on Friday 9th November.  See you there!





Friday, 5 October 2018

World War I Topic Homework - Lower and Upper School


Topic Homework Ideas: Lower School
Literacy
Write a World War I inspired poem.
Write a diary entry from a soldier’s point of view about life in the trenches.
Take a photo/photocopy of a World War I artefact and write an explanation about it.
Film and then present a newsflash report on World War I.

Maths
Can you think of as many maths questions with the answer 1914?

Science
Design an air raid shelter using appropriate materials.  Would it be waterproof?  Would it be solid and strong?  Is there a particular shape that would be best?

ICT
Create on a PowerPoint or Google Slides presentation about World War I.


Geography
Plot on a map the two main alliances that were formed during World War I and do some research about the countries during the time.
Use points on a compass to describe how the opposing forces moved across Europe.

Art and Design
Look at different army uniforms and label their colours and features to create a poster.
Paint a watercolour of a field of poppies.
Construct a diorama of a World War I shelter or trench.

Cross curricular
Try out a World War I inspired recipe, write the instructions and take a photo of your end product.  Can you write a review on what you have made?

You can choose any activity or an idea of your own around the topic of ‘World War I’ as a focus.  Any really good examples of work, will be used in our Remembrance Day Exhibition on Friday 9th November 2018 so make it something you will be proud of!  There will be prizes for the best projects!




Topic Homework Ideas: Upper School
Literacy
Write a World War I inspired poem.
Write a diary entry from a soldier’s point of view about life in the trenches.
Take a photo/photocopy of a World War I artefact and write an explanation about it.
Film and then present a newsflash report on World War I.
Write a newspaper report about one of the events of the First World War.

Maths
Work out the wages people during World War I would have been paid compared to money today.
Write word problems for others to solve involving conversion of decimal money to pounds, shillings and pence.  How much money did people have to live on during World War I?
Measure out and convert quantities of food allowed during rationing times and convert from imperial to metric and vice versa.

Science
Design an air raid shelter using appropriate materials.  Would it be waterproof?  Would it be solid and strong?  Is there a particular shape that would be best?


ICT
Create on a PowerPoint or Google Slides presentation about World War I.

Geography
Plot on a map the two main alliances that were formed during World War I and do some research about the countries during the time.
Use points on a compass to describe how the opposing forces moved across Europe.

Art and Design
Paint a watercolour of a field of poppies.
Construct a diorama of a World War I shelter or trench.

Cross curricular
Try out a World War I inspired recipe, write the instructions and take a photo of your end product.  Can you write a review on what you have made?

You can choose any activity or an idea of your own around the topic of ‘World War I’ as a focus.  Any really good examples of work, will be used in our Remembrance Day Exhibition on Friday 9th November 2018 so make it something you will be proud of!  There will be prizes for the best projects!


Library visit to see author David Goutcher

'Yesterday we visited Collier Row Library.  We met a man and he started talking about what he wanted to be when he was older.  He w...