Sunday, 30 June 2019

Collective Worship - Year 5

Our theme for Collective Worship this week was Trust. This involved lots of reflections about the people that we trust in our lives, exploring the trust that people have in Jesus and discussing the qualities we can develop to ensure that people can trust us too! We put the theories to the test with an activity (as shown above) to gain a better understanding of just how important trust is - and to no surprise, the answer was VERY! 

Friday, 28 June 2019

Soccer Aid in Year 4

Today we put on brightly coloured sports tops to raise money and awareness for Socer Aid with Unicef.

If you look sideways at this lovely work by three girls in 4C, you can see what they consider to be "wants," "needs" or not sure.  They also listed some of their own.


4D thought about designing a perfect playground.

Here are just a few of their great ideas.

What would you like to see in a perfect playground?

Supporting Soccer Aid in Reception

Today was a great day in Reception. We all wore special sports clothes to support Soccer Aid by UNICEF . We talked about what the charity does and looked at what our money could go towards. We also explored why it was so important that children learn and play. We talked about  how lucky we are in our class because we can read, write and play everyday! We explored our right to play and made links by looking at different pictures. We love being a Rights Respecting School. Thank you to all the grown ups who donated in our Reception classes today.

Shirley Warren's Soccer Aid!

Soccer Aid 2019 at Shirley Warren
Article 31: All children have the right to play and rest.
Check out our super sporty outfits and all the fun we've had today! Thanks to all the kind donations, we have raised an amazing £228 - enough to fund a 'pre-school in a box' and 150 life-saving medicine kits for children in countries less fortunate than ours.

Matilda The Musical!

Fourteen lucky children from Year 6 enjoyed a wonderful day out at the Mayflower Theatre. In the morning we had a tour of all the secret areas of the theatre, including the fly floor and the orchestra pit. We then enjoyed a drama and singing workshop.

After lunch we watched the show and it was AMAZING!

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Shabbat Shalom!

Last term in reception we have been learning about how some people celebrate Shabbat. We talked about how this can be similar or different to celebrations in our own lives. In addition, we talked about what festive days we celebrate and understand that all of us are different and may celebrate different things. We are now excited to focus on 'Specialness' and 'Special Things' in RE this term.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Scooter Challenge Week June 2019

To coincide with Cleaner Air Day, Early Years and KS1 took part in the Inter-School Scooter Challenge to see how many children could scoot to school during the week beginning 17th June. We managed to do a fantastic 201 scoots. Congratulations to 2S who had the most scoots to school! Well done everyone involved.

Scooting is good fun and great exercise and it helps to improve the air quality around our school. Before the challenge we all had a reminder of scooter safety skills. Don't forget we have our scooter pod if you choose to continue to scoot to school, please remember your lock and helmet!

Here are some of the posters we made on Cleaner Air day.

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Religious Education in Year 1

Our Religious Education focus this half term is "Change" and looking at how Jesus changed the lives of the people he met. We started by talking about what "change" meant to us and thinking about things that have changed in our own lives. We then explained how this made us feel and decided if they were good changes or bad changes.

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Year 5 - It’s a Knockout!

Some of our Year 5s visited Redbridge Community School today to participate in their ‘Its a Knockout’ event run by their Year 9/10 Sports Reps. Our 3 Shirley Warren teams (Barlow’s Bananas, McKitterick Minions and Zhang Zebras) participated in a carousel of activities against several other schools in our federation, receiving a score at the end of each station out of 10 for teamwork. We had a lot of fun throughout the day throwing wellies, untangling human knots and pretending the floor was lava - to name only a few favourites -  and we thankfully managed to avoid the downpour! A massive well done to ‘Barlow’s Bananas’ led by a competitive Mrs Barlow, who narrowly missed out on a top 3 position! 

Collective Worship in Year 4

This week our theme has been Generosity. We have learned and reflected  that to be generous we have to be kind, help others and respect others. We listened to a story from the Bible called 'The Widow's Mite' which showed a poor widow ,who gave less,  was actually more generous because she didn't have much to give compared to the wealthy men. We listened to the following prayer:

 Dear God, it is so easy to want things for myself.
Please help me to think of others instead.

Year 3 Trip to Harry Potter Studios!

On Tuesday, Year 3 went on the trip to Harry Potter Studios! We  learnt so much about the books and the films. We all had such a wonderful time, and we cannot wait to do lots of writing about our trip! Here are some pictures from our magical day. 

Clean Air Day 2019

Today at Green Council we decided to raise awareness by making large letters spelling out "Clean Air Day"

As we know it's very important to celebrate the air we breathe in and out, we had a go at Ink Blowing to create our letters.  We all had a great time trying to make patterns and mix the ink.

What do you think?

Have you made any pledges for Clean Air Day?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Year 5's London Trip!

Year 5 had a fabulous day in London yesterday, enjoying the sunshine and the views from the London Eye and the Thames River Cruise! It's given us lots of ideas for our writing topic based on the book 'The London Eye Mystery'. Check out our pictures to see just how much fun we had!

Friday, 7 June 2019

4D's Amazing Home Projects!

Wow! Our new topic of Rainforests has started with a bang! It has been an absolute joy to see children bringing in their very own rainforests. The amount of effort and time that has been put into designing and making these beautiful creations is amazing. It has been so lovely to see children so proud of what they have done and being able to share this with the rest of the class. By children being so involved in creating their rainforests, their understanding of what a rainforest encompasses has improved greatly. 

I have been told that there are going to be more joining our display in the not too distant future so I look forward to seeing them too! Happy creating!

Parents, I would just like to say a massive thank you for all your support in enabling your children to create such amazing rainforests and all the help you gave them. 

The Big Battery Hunt at Shirley Warren

As a school, we want to do our bit for the environment.

Recently we applied to be part of The Big Battery Hunt and our collecting boxes have arrived.
There are 4 clear tubs.

We are going to have a competition to see who can fill the most.
There will be tubs in Early Years (RG), KS1 (2A), KS2 (5D) and the School Office.
At the end of the Summer Term we will seee who has collected the most.

So get out your old batteries and bring them to school to be recycled.
Which tub do you think will have the most batteries?

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Monday, 3 June 2019


Year 3 had a fabulous day dressing up as witches and wizards, making wands and potions! Tomorrow's job is to write the spells to go with the potions... beware!