September 2018 – 2019
We are delighted to announce our school has been awarded a prestigious ‘Platinum’ award for getting involved in green activities including taking part in dressing trees, completing a tree party challenge, sharing woodland inspired words and images, and looking at trees from a different perspective. Some of these activities were completed during the school’s STEAM week in May. Our beautiful wooden plaque is on display in the school’s entrance. Thank you so much for all the support we have recieved in acheiving this award.
Circus skills workshops
This term, years 4, 5 and 6 had an amazing day of workshops with a visitor from a professional circus! The children learnt exciting skills such as diablo, uni-cycling, poi, plate spinning and juggling. It was great to see all the children getting involved and having a fantastic time. They even got to observe some terrifying knife juggling!
Key Stage 1 Sports Day
We had our Sports day on Monday 21st May. During the morning we took part in ‘Potted Sports’ which involved using various skills including, skipping, shooting a football, dribbling with a hockey stick, bowling towards a wicket and shooting in the basketball hoop. The afternoon came and we took part in races for our house teams. There was a running race, egg and spoon race, skipping and an obstacle race. The weather was good and we had a great day!
Year 5 Kingswood Residential
Year 5 had a fantastic few days at Grosvenor Hall, the Kingswood activity centre in Ashford. Soon after they arrived on Tuesday their started their first activities and didn’t stop until the coach came to pick them up on Friday afternoon.
Amongst other things, they challenged themselves, developed their communication skills, worked as a team, built up their resilience, became more self-confident, solved problems, learnt new skills and supported one another….all while having lots of fun!
Lower Key Stage 2 Able Writer’s Day
Children from years 3 and 4 were chosen to attend an able writer’s day with author Brian Moses! The children had an inspirational day and loved sharing their stories with their peers when they got back to school.
CCCUC Music Workshop
Year 4 were able to go on a school trip to Canterbury Christ Church University Broadstairs Campus. They had a lovely day learning about music programmes and all about university life. They created their own piece of music and were even able to take it away with them. At the end of the day the children enjoyed a ‘mini graduation’. It was a fantastic day.
My Classroom is a Gallery
Children have been really enjoying turning the Turner Contemporary into their very own classroom. Keep an eye on this page to see more photographs of their wonderful work.
On 5th March, we were lucky enough to take part in the RoboKids assembly, meeting a real robot named ‘Nao’ and learning all about the future of space exploration. After the assembly, year 2 had the chance to build and program their own robot. They built their own robots and then gave them instructions to copy. They had so much fun and learned a lot!
On Friday 16th March we had a dance teacher come into school to teach us some Bollywood dance routines. Years 3, 4 and 5 took part in the workshops throughout the day learning the moves and putting them to music. At the end of the day, in glorious sunshine, the school gathered to do a performance of the routines for parents led by the dance teacher. Years 1, 2 and 6 also joined in along with parents and teachers. It was such a fun afternoon for everyone involved, thank you for joining in.
Below are an image gallery from these two events.
Each year group had the chance to clear up part of the school grounds as Palm Bay took part in Waste week 2018. Some of the types of litter that were collected surprised us.The activity has also helped us all to consider our own actions and to take more pride in our school environment. We have also been trying to reduce the food waste that we create, and have been putting our fruit and vegetable scraps into the ‘frog’ bin in the playground so that it can be composted.
World Book Day:
Despite the snowy weather, the children came in dressed as their favourite character for World Book Day. They took part in lots of fun activities to enhance their love of books. We started the day with a special assembly and did cross phase paired reading, making full use of our impressive new book corners.
Living Histories Workshop:
Year 3 were lucky enough to have a visit from the ‘Living Histories’ company to deliver an Ancient Greek day. All the children had fun dressing up and learning about life in Ancient Greek times. We recreated a market town, took part in a Greek Tragedy, delivered offerings to the Goddess Athena in the Panathenaic Procession, held our own Olympic Games and did our own carvings for the Parthenon. It was a wonderful learning experience that produced some high-quality work in class.
Below are images of these three exciting events.
2016 – 2017
What a great year: