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British science Week
Worcesters have been celebrating British Science Week this week. Each year group has done a different exciting activity, such as building a marble run or seeing which shape of paper plane flies the furthest, as well as learning about some famous scientists like Stephen Hawking.
Year 1 had a visit from Zoo Lab today. They got the chance to learn about the different animals, where they are from, where they live and what they like to eat. The children had the opportunity to feel, stroke and hold some of the animals.
The animals were:
- African snail
This term, 2AC took a trip to Forty Hall where they planted crocus bulbs in order mark the 6th World Polio Day. They had a fantastic time and even met the Mayor of Enfield!
Annual National Young Mathematicians’ Awards Competition!
Well done to Wafa, Marat, Diana and Lukas in year 6 who were chosen to participate in the National Young Mathematicians’ Awards Competition. Round 1 took part on November 7th and round 2 will be on December 5th.
Enfield Charter Fayre Art Competition
Congratulations to Eloise and Isla in year 2 who came runners-up in the Key Stage One category of the Enfield Charter Fayre art competition with their art work depicting Enfield Town market. Congratulations also to Joy-Christy in year 4 for coming second in the Key Stage 2 category. All the children have won a prize and a certificate. Thank you to Miss Rankin for organising the competition.
Well done to our 15 year 4 children who performed their own poems in a performance entitled Under the Same Sky at the Dugdale Centre on 29th June. Their poems were written with professional poet Paul Lyalls on the theme of global citizenship and covered themes such as recycling, pollution and plastic and the children’s vision of what the world will be like in the future. A book containing poems from all the children in year 4 will be available to buy from Waterstones in Enfield Town for £5 soon.
Curious Maths Achievement
Congratulations to our year 6 maths team who beat 16 other schools to win the Curious Maths competition held at St Michael’s Primary School on Monday 9th July. Hanan, Sienna, Tomasz and Evin did incredibly well to persevere through this difficult competition against other schools in the Enfield Town Schools’ Partnership and hold on for the win.
Big Bang Science Fair
Year 5 claimed first prize at the Big Bang science fair organised by the Enfield Town Schools’ Partnership. Their stall, which was judged by Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) ambassadors, was awarded the top prize. The children had to find out the effect that pulleys had on the amount of work required to lift an object. A lot of hard work went into the stall which explained how their experiments worked and the science behind them. Well done to the winning team and thanks to Mrs Law for all her work.
Year 4 at the Barbican
Year 4 had an exciting day at the Barbican Concert Hall in the City of London on Monday 9th July. They were lucky enough to see a performance by the London Symphony Orchestra which had a theme of space and time.
Congratulations to all of our amazing children who took part in this year’s District Sports. You all worked really well together. We won 10 races and collected 16 gold medals coming 2nd overall. A big thank you to the Enfield PE team for organising such a fun event.
Huge congratulations to Lucien Esenbel in Year 5 for his success at last night’s Enfield Mayor’s Awards for Writing. Lucien’s story (which can be read here) was given first prize in both his age group and the overall primary award. This is a massive achievement; his story was judged to be highly original and was judged against competing schools from across the borough. Lucien was presented with his trophy, medal and certificates at last night’s highly prestigious event. We are delighted for Lucien and extremely proud of this phenomenal achievement.
Mayor’s Award for Visual Arts
Congratulations to Leyland Chin-Hughes in Year 5 for being highly commended for his piece of art work ‘My London’ in the Mayor’s Awards for Visual Arts that were held last week. Leyland’s print of the London skyline was described as ‘a cheerful and optimistic vision of high-rise living with confident use of bright colours’.
School Debating Team Success
Congratulations to Worcesters’ Debating Team 2 who have made it through to the Enfield Town Schools’ Partnership Debating Competition final, after the semi-final that was held on Wednesday 25th April at George Spicer Primary School. Two teams from Worcesters were entered in to the competition and they had to compete against 3 other schools in front of a large, unknown audience. Their topics, which were ‘This house believes zoos are cruel places to keep animals’ and ‘Superheroes are good role models’, produced a lot of heated and good natured discussions and demonstrated the children’s abilities to think quickly, communicate clearly and talk persuasively about their points of view. The teams showed a lot of determination to succeed, including working at home on their own research and speeches. Both teams were excellent ambassadors for our school and their contributions to the debate were exceptional.
Team 2 will now go on to the final to compete against another three schools to find an overall winner on Thursday 24th May.
Mayor’s Award for Writing and Mayor’s Award for Visual Arts
We are delighted that two of our pupils have been shortlisted for these prestigious awards which are held annually in Enfield. The Mayor’s Award for Writing recognises young authors; all children in our year 5 had the opportunity to write an imaginative story based on the theme of movement. Two of these stories were then selected to be submitted to the judging panel.
Lucien in year 5 has been shortlisted for the Mayor’s Award for Writing for his imaginative story entitled ‘Fire’. In his story, based on the true events of the fire of London in 1666, Lucien imagines he is the fire and explores how the fire travels. You can read his story here.
Leyland, also in year 5, has been shortlisted for the Mayor’s Award for Visual Arts. His submission, entitled My London, used printing and collage to create a London skyline and landscape.
We want to congratulate both pupils and wish them good luck for the prize ceremonies which will be held in April.
World Book Day
On Friday 23rd February, Worcesters celebrated World Book Day with children (and all adults!) dressing up as their favourite character from a book. The children all brought their favourite books to school and shared them with their class and teachers swapped classes and got the opportunity to read their favourite story. We also raised £400 for books for our school library.
Thank you to all the parents who attended the ‘Online Safety’ morning workshop. We were lucky to have Fateh Sing deliver this workshop for the parents. We hope you found it useful and are continuing to keep your children safe online!
Crime and punishment at Forty Hall
Year 6 went to Forty Hall to learn more about crime and punishment. They learnt about real-life cases from the 17th century in the local area, such as the ‘Witch of Edmonton’, and even had a go in the stocks!
British Values Day
Worcesters is proud to celebrate British Values Day. The children and staff dress in the colours of the Union Jack and we have some very fun lessons planned!
Worcesters’ Sports Event
As part of our healthy lifestyles campaign, Worcesters held a Sport Event after school. The aim of the event was to encourage parents and children to take part in taster sessions of different sports, dance and fitness activities. The free sporting activities were provided by staff and local sports clubs who had been invited along. The event was a huge success and feedback from parents has been very positive. A grand total of £859.00 was raised from the event which will be put towards a defibrillator for the school.
The school is taking part in a number of ‘Bike It’ activities, a coffee morning has been held for parents and we had a ‘Bling your Bike’ day where children were encouraged to ride or cycle to school on bikes that they had decorated. Bikes and awards were given out in an assembly at the end of the day. More events are planned.
Worcesters Primary School Expansion
The Parliamentary Review – 2015/16
London Policing Plan – 14th November 2015