What a day?! What a race! The children really enjoyed our first egg roll. Check out some of the pictures below.
We had a morning telling jokes to each other on the playground today. Thank you for your effort to get dressed up and join in with the fun.
I've just returned from Stansted Mountfitchet. The children are having a glorious time. We had an excellent day yesterday and enjoyed 3 different activities- gardening, archery and shelter building. In the evening the children had the opportunity to explore the grounds and play in the different activity areas. We settled down inside with board games when it got dark and enjoyed a hot chocolate before bed time.
Everyone slept fairly well- two rooms we're excellent and we had very few tears indeed about missing home.
This morning everyone woke up bright and early and after a short period of free time we had a breakfast of croissants, toast, cereals and porridge. Ms McCarthy inspected rooms at 8.45am and then children enjoyed a play on the adventure playground.
There is a full day of activities on Tuesday including mountain biking, campfire building and art. It's roast chicken for lunch followed by Jacket potatoes for the evening meal.
And, just one more sleep before the children get home on Wednesday. There will be more photos on the website and twitter later on today. Don't worry if you don't see a picture of your child - some children don't like having their picture taken and we don't have a very reliable internet connection at any of the Centres we visit! I can assure you, everyone is having a great time!
We are working with HAWTHORN GREEN RESIDENTIAL HOME to create a new show that will be written by me entirely from the words of the elderly and performed by the young people. The children have already visited the residential home and will be working in Performing Arts to develop this new show. We're hoping to perform the piece at the Rag Factory in East London and the Barbican in the City of London.
You can find out more on Dom's website, including it's interesting name ...The Fly Tipping Project!
BBC Newsround filmed a debate about homework at school earlier last week. The team were joined by some of our pupils and representatives from the ATL and the Campaign for Real Education who were presenting their arguments for and against homework in schools.
You can find out what our children thought after the Christmas holidays when this will be featured on Newsround.
Wow! A tight deadline but you have really risen to the challenge, Sir John Cass! Here are some of the entries to the Christmas Card competition..
We've been busy creating a sculture with artist, Reza Ben Gajr. Inspired by Anthony Gormley and our RE project on budhism the children created a meltal and perspex person. You can see it displayed in the City on Broadgate Circus for a few days before it makes it way back to school.
Mr Bello- out leader of learning in Science and Computing- led a group of children in our Internet Safety Assembly on Friday. The children demonstrated the risks of chatting to other children online. Do you really know who you are talking to? We're going to be signing our internet safety agreements next week in class and look out for helpful workshops coming up to assist you with keeping your children safe when they use technology.
We are joining in Open Garden Squares Weekend on Saturday 18th June, 10:30-16:00. This year there are an amazing 220 gardens taking part, of which 21 are new. As always, full details are available on www.opensquares.org.
We will be loaning every child a Kindle during their time in Year 6. Children will need their Kindle every day in school. They will also be allowed to take it home with them throughout the year to foster good reading habits. The school offers a selection of books that your child may read on their Kindle. You will notice that you are not able to buy books on the Kindle yourself – the devise is managed centrally by school. If there are any books your child would like us to purchase, please encourage them to complete a recommendation form on our children’s website www.casskids.org.
The Kindle has approximately three weeks of battery life, based on a 30-minute reading session each day. Children should charge their kindle at school.
Two of our children had a special tour of St. Paul's with Archdeacon Nick Mercer, after becoming finalists in the Diocese of London art competition last year. Well done!
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