Key Stage Eco Dazzle Day Learning outside the classroom
On July 14th we had a very different day in school, or rather, day in the school grounds. We spent the entire time learning outside the classroom taking part in a wide range of activities that included orienteering, archery, team building exercises/problem solving and shelter building.
Thank you to SOLD [Surrey outdoor learning and development] who provided their mobile climbing wall and archery equipment.
Check out the power point below to see more of what we got up to and what we thought of the day.
The Queen's Birthday
On Thursday 21st April we celebrated the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the second. We dressed in red, white and blue clothing and spent the day learning about our monarch and how life has changed for us all during her reign.
At lunchtime we all joined together to sing the National anthem before enjoying a picnic lunch. Thank you to Mrs Bidlake and all the kitchen staff for making an excellent birthday cake which we all shared. We listened to music from across the decades including Bill Hayley,The Beatles, Gloria Gaynor, Wham! and Steps. Thank you to Mrs Peace for creating a great playlist.
Each class teacher decided on the pupil who had created the most effective hat based on the Queen and her time on the throne. The winners were announced in our afternoon assembly and they all received a voucher for their efforts.
Thank you also to FOG who bought each of us the commemorative medal, this will be a great reminder of the day.
"On Friday 4th March, Miss Takada came to The Grove and taught 24 Year 5 and 6s Japanese. We learnt how to say: hello (Konichiwa), thank you (arigatou gozaimasita) and loads of other words! I really enjoyed it." Ryan
"Miss Takada shared information about her home town in Japan. She also taught us about how the Japanese love to create anime and all sorts of cartoons. We sang a Spring song called 'Haruga Kita' in Japanese. At the end of the class she gave us fabulous Origami Ninja stars that she had created for us." Shannon
"It was really interesting and fun!" Swarnim
'Superbe!' and a big thumbs up – these were the responses from pupils at the end of French Day on March 23 kindly supported by Waitrose Frimley, the children had brioches and chocolate brioches to try for ‘petit déjeuner’, with the chocolate ones definitely being the favourites! They practised speaking French and completed crosswords about French breakfast items.
There followed an assembly exploring the reasons for learning a language and then Mr Richardson, Manager at Waitrose, helped give out the prizes to the winners in our French places poster competition. The work produced this year was of a very high standard and it was hard to choose the winners, but in top spot was Chloe Cook, 2nd was Max Hardy and in joint 3rd were Jess and Katherine Sutherland.
In the afternoon pupils were treated to a humorous performance by theatre group Onatti telling the story of student Ben, who ended up in hospital after falling during a school skiing trip. Pupils were encouraged to learn and practise some key French phrases, whilst having great fun watching the show
World Book Day took place on Thursday 3 March. The children and staff dressed up as their favourite book characters and donated £1 to Book Aid International to help fund books to be sent to children in Zambia. Book themed activities during the day included: Drama activities depicting scenes from famous books, book reviews, book quizzes and watching the film of a book.