The Place Dance Performance

On Wednesday 28th March, we were lucky enough to be visited by dancers from ‘The Place – Dance and Performance Centre’.

They performed five short contemporary dances to us, using a variety of music pieces and movements. We were really impressed with the way that they dancers were able to tell a story using their movements, and were interested in the reasons why they chose particular dance moves.

At the end, we had the opportunity to ask the dancers some questions and we enjoyed listening to their answers.

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A Mission to Touch the Sun!

I have registered all of the children in school to have their name inscribed on a memory card that will be on the first spacecraft to ever touch a star- our sun!

See our certificate here…

http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/The-Mission/Name-to-Sun/send-name.php?print=yes&code=866545-2ff3af9a93d021c

Diagram of Anti-Ram Facing View

What is the Parker Solar Probe?

Parker Solar Probe will swoop to within 4 million miles of the sun’s surface, facing heat and radiation like no spacecraft before it. Launching in 2018, Parker Solar Probe will provide new data on solar activity and make critical contributions to our ability to forecast major space-weather events that impact life on Earth.

Parker Solar Probe is an extraordinary and historic mission exploring arguably the last and most important region of the solar system to be visited by a spacecraft to finally answer top-priority science goals for over five decades.

But we don’t do this just for the basic science.

One recent study by the National Academy of Sciences estimated that without advance warning a huge solar event could cause two trillion dollars in damage in the US alone, and the eastern seaboard of the US could be without power for a year.

In order to unlock the mysteries of the corona, but also to protect a society that is increasingly dependent on technology from the threats of space weather, we will send Parker Solar Probe to touch the sun.

 

Miss Lister 🙂

Spider poetry!

We have been looking at spiders in English and this morning decided to write a poem all about what spiders smell like! This was inspired by the children asking what a spider would smell like…

Next time we see a spider we are going to give it a sniff to see if we were right 🙂

Adam I, if you are reading this then we hope you enjoy it!

Camden Music Festival

Camden Music Festival at the Royal Albert Hall

Monday 12th March 2018

Since January, the school choir has been learning a number of songs for the Camden Music festival which was held this week at the Royal Albert Hall. The choir travelled to the Royal Albert Hall on Monday afternoon to join up with all the other Camden school choirs for a long rehearsal ahead of the concert. The children worked so hard and listened to all the instructions from the conductors so that they were able to provide a polished performance.

The choir had to learn many songs thoroughly so that they could perform from memory and know exactly when to start their particular part. One of the pieces, called ‘Wondrous Machine’, was especially composed for the festival. It involved the choirs and the secondary school orchestras. For this piece, the children even had to learn how to use sign language.

During the festival, there were also performances from the secondary school choirs and orchestras which were of an amazing standard!

During the concert, the children performed brilliantly and were great ambassadors for our school. We were very proud of them all. If you were able to attend the festival, we do hope you enjoyed seeing your child perform at the Royal Albert Hall.

“It was a great experience and I would love to do it again. I really liked seeing Jon Snow host the festival.” (Elena)

“I thought it was brilliant! I never thought that I would be there singing.” (Isaac)

“It was a once in a life time opportunity. Not many people have the chance to sing in the Royal Albert Hall.” (Aditi)

 

Maths workshop

Thank you to all the parents that attended the maths workshop today! It was a great opportunity to share ideas, games, songs and activities. I hope you all have lots of fun with maths with your children tonight!

 

World Book Day 2018

World Book Day 2018

To celebrate  World Book Day 2018, the children came to school dressed as a book character. In our assembly, each class stood and presented their wonderful and creative costumes to the rest of the school. A vast number of book characters visited school today, including Harry Potter and friends, various comic book characters, Anne of Green Gables, Tin Tin, Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, Dorian Gray, The Queen of Hearts, Peter Pan, Fantastic Mr Fox…..and many, many more!

Following our World Book Day assembly, some special visitors from Penguin, the book publishers, visited school to hold a book related quiz. The children had the chance to demonstrate their knowledge of books, authors and characters to win some books that the staff from Penguin had brought to school.

Snoooooooow Much Fun!

We are pleased to welcome the results of the ‘Beast from the East’ and have been enjoying the change to our playground! Needless to say, the children were better at throwing snowballs than Miss Lister 😦

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