Category Archive: Developments

School Council Assembly

This week our School Council led a school assembly to talk to all pupils about the role of the Council within school and how it works. The Councillors explained that having been elected by their peers they listen to the pupils’ ideas and discuss them with the school’s Senior Managers. Councillors want to make sure …

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New School Ambassadors announced

We are very proud to introduce this year’s School Ambassadors. Ambassadors are selected from Year 2 upwards and go through a rigorous recruitment process which prepares them well for their life beyond school. The Ambassadors are models of good behaviour at playtime, keep the library tidy for everyone to use and help with other duties …

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International Sports Competition

This week we were delighted to welcome back our former head teacher Claire Nuttall and pupils from her new school St Georges International School in Luxembourg for two days of sports competitions. They were welcomed in true Henry Fawcett style with a brilliant dance show showcasing the talents of our KS2 children and after school …

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Filming different journeys

This week we were finalising the filming and narratives of our different journeys. Children and their families took it in turns to take responsibility for the lighting, sound and direction of the different journeys as we did our final shoot of this part of the film. Other members of the group were responsible for providing …

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Cookery Week

During cookery week every child had the opportunity to use the school’s purpose built child size kitchen. They made breads, pizza and dips, fruit kebabs and experimented with spices and herbs. There were even cakes made from parsnips and sweet potatoes! Some of the children visited Tesco’s to make their own muesli and learn all …

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Tate Modern Open Studio visit

Today, Hockney Class attended an Early Years Open Studio session at the Tate Modern. This was a fascinating exploration of perspective and viewpoints. The children took frames into the gallery to hone in on specific areas of the art works and express how they made them feel and what they made them think of. Miski …

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Visit from our Gambian School

Last week we were very excited to meet Mistress Jobe, the head teacher of Bakoteh Proper Lower Basic School in Gambia. Through the Connecting Classrooms Programme Henry Fawcett is twinned with her school and she observed many lessons linked to sustainability, a main focus of the exchange visits. At the whole school assembly, where Mistress …

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New School Rain Jacket.

We will be introducing a school rain jacket into our school uniform after the half term holiday.    The new jacket will be compulsory uniform for Reception to Year 5 after the Easter holiday. The jacket will be an introductory price of £6.50 until Thursday 24th March. After this it will be £12.50. The introduction …

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Science Week

Last week the whole school took part in an action-packed Science Week. Years 1-3 took part in some brilliant interactive workshops. They investigated the strength and weight of different materials by building and testing which materials would sink or float. Meanwhile Years 4 and 6 investigated electrical circuits in their sessions, whilst Year 5 explored …

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Edible Garden

The children have been having lots of fun planting different types of salad leaves this week. Some of the children are keeping growing diaries and each year group is taking it in turns to care for the plants. They will be used to support the children’s learning on healthy eating and science, including by making …

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