Joseph Coelho

We were lucky enough to host one of the UK’s most exciting writers, Joseph Coelho at our school last Tuesday. He shared his poems and stories with the entire school and did workshops with different classes. Mrs Heath even dragged him over to our new meadow when she discovered he had a green thumb like her! It was such a treat to have this inspiring writer work with us, and to have adults and children alike enjoy a morning of brilliant creativity.

Joseph Coelho (@Poetryjoe) · Twitter

Check out his great website @  http://www.thepoetryofjosephcoelho.com/ to learn about him and his terrific work!

 

Mrs Heath

Shakespeare Performance

On Friday, year 5 went to Haverstock school to take part in the Primary Shakespeare Festival. They have been working so hard on act IV: learning their lines and preparing their costumes and dance! Everybody watching was so impressed with how they delivered their scenes – all the children performed brilliantly! Well done!

 

Orchestra Day

Orchestra Day

Over the last few months, the school orchestra has been learning a number of pieces in preparation for an Orchestra Day which was held at school on Friday 8th June.

The orchestra from St Alban’s Primary School has also been busy learning the same music and joined us for the day. Last year, St Alban’s hosted the day, so this year it was our turn.

The children worked so hard and listened to all the instructions from Lis and Rachel, the conductors and teachers from Camden Music so that they were able to provide polished performances. Rehearsals took place all Friday! The children even learn some songs.

At the end of an enjoyable day of collaboration, dedication, concentration and fun, the children gave a concert to their parents and families- to great applause! Not only did the orchestra play several pieces but there were solos from a number of pupils and some songs.

We were very proud of the children from both schools. If you were able to attend the concert, we do hope you enjoyed seeing your child perform and we hope you will keep encouraging them to continue to learn their instrument and enjoy music making.

 

What Worries???

In Year 1, we read the book Silly Billy by Anthony Browne which is a book about a little boy who worried a lot. His mother introduced him to worry dolls- you tell them your worries and put them under your pillow and by the morning, your worries are gone!

We thought about what things worry us and found that a lot of us worry about the same thing!

We then made some worry dolls of our own 🙂 Lots of people came back the next day and said the worry dolls have worked!

Primary Careers Conference 2018

On Thursday a group of children from Year 5 went to the Primary Careers Conference at The Place where they had a fantastic day finding out about different careers. Once the other schools from across Camden had gathered, the children heard from several guest speakers who spoke about their careers. Speakers included a software developer, a journalist and broadcaster, a director, a technology entrepreneur, an artist and a developer of ways people bank online.

The children also took part in workshops. The first was with the Royal Veterinary College where the group found out about careers with animals. The second workshop was with a choreographer  who put the children through their paces!

The group of children from Year 5 represented the school brilliantly and were actively engaged throughout the day.

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 🙂