Monday, 29 April 2019

UK Parliament Ambassador Visit

The children were visited on Monday 29th April by Wunmi Adeniji who is an ambassador for the UK Parliament. She came into school and gave a talk to every year group throughout the day. We all learnt about our government and how it works. The children found out about the Houses of Parliament, the House of Commons, the House of Lords and democracy. They learnt about the different people who work there and what they do. The children acted out how to create a law and how bills are passed between the House of Lords and the House of Commons and once they are agreed then taken to the Queen for royal assent.

'We first met the lady who was a Parliament Ambassador.  She told us that the Houses of Parliament was a palace years ago.  She also told us that there are three parts: the House of Commons, the House of Lords and the Monarchy.  She told us there are 650 MP's that go to Parliament.  There are only 435 seats however so there aren't enough for everyone to sit down.  The Queen only visits once a year, she sits in a golden area.  MP's have to come once a week.  After the lady taught us information, we acted out the House of Lords and Commons.' - Daisy, 3W

'When the lady came, I didn't know much about parliament but now I know lots.  I really hope we do something like this again.  I think it would help me understand lots more of what is actually happening in the world.' - Imogen, 4F

'When the Parliament Ambassador came, I enjoyed pretending to be an MP.  I learnt that there are three houses: the House of Commons, the House of Lords and the Monarch.' - Sammi, 4F

'When the Parliament Ambassador came, I learnt many things.  First of all we learnt there are two halls, the House of Commons and the House of Lords.  Many of the students enjoyed being either a Lord of MP.  I was a Baroness.  We had lots of fun!' - Zohra, 4F

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Year 3 Visit to the Church of the Good Shepherd

On 9th April Year 3 walked to the Church of the Good Shepherd in Collier Row. We spent the whole morning learning about Easter and what it means to Christians and the people in our local community.

The classes really enjoyed listening to stories, decorating crosses and making a bracelet with different coloured beads to represent each part of the Easter story.

All of the children behaved beautifully and Marcus Giddy, the Children and Families Pioneer Minister, commented on how well the children listened and how much they already knew.

'At the church the Year 3's had been retold the Easter story, putting cards in the right order. Also, we made bracelets to do with Easter: we used red, purple, green, black and white beads.  For the third activity we decorated black crosses which turned into rainbows.'  - Mary, 3F

'We went to the church.  When we got there we sat down and listened to Marcus and then we went to do some activities.  We first decorated our own crosses, then we made bracelets in certain colours.' - Paige, 3F

'At the church I felt really excited.  We made Easter bracelets which could tell you the Easter story as it went in a funny pattern.  We also made crosses which we could use a scratching tool which made it come through looking like a rainbow.  Then another teacher told us the Easter story.' - Georgia, 3K

'When we went to the church it was very good, I would love to do it again.  We made things like bracelets to tell the Easter story.  I learnt a lot there that I didn't know before, it was amazing!' - Bo, 3K

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Art and Music week

Year 6 African Drumming!

Year 5 drum making!

Makari, Frankie, Bobby, Simas and Nicholas's drum performance!  

We also made mallets!

Year 4 makes shakers!

Year 3 and 4 were treated to a special concert put on by Havering Music School! They played Pirates of the Caribbean as well as many other pieces!

Year 3 listened to some Program music before making rain shakers!

Class 6E Once I was 7 years old...

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