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Carroty Wood

Year 6 have just returned from a 5 day, action-packed school journey to Rock UK's Carroty Wood. With SATs under their belts, this trip was an opportunity to prepare for Secondary School – by taking part in teamwork tasks and meeting challenges outside their normal comfort zone (including washing-up!)

The lodge-type accomodation was located in a picturesque rural setting, where rabbits, squirrels and woodpeckers were frequent visitors to their ranch garden. Accompanied by Mrs. Phillips and Mrs. Craddock the children enjoyed many activities, including: High Ropes, Geocaching, Swimming, Bushcraft, Archery, Climbing, BMXing and Abseiling.

Many life-long memories were made during this unforgettable experience.

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Easter celebrations were in full swing as we donned our hand-crafted creations for an Easter Bonnet parade. Children had been asked to produce a bonnet or decorated egg for a competition run by our 'Dream On' team.

Pupils excelled themselves and were extremely inventive. Each year group paraded around the hall then Mrs. Phillips (in a hat designed by Noah) and Miss Walledge awarded Easter egg prizes.

Visitors to our school have commented on just how wonderful the competition entries were! What an 'eggs-tra' special way to end the Spring Term. Well done everyone!

London's Burning!

When our pupils in year one and two learnt all about the Great Fire of London they each made a model of a house from Pudding Lane. On Friday 12th of February 2016, to a chorus of 'London's Burning', Caretaker Mr. Surry set fire to the models! The pupils got to experience their very own re-enactment of the 'Great Fire'. The children (and staff) were very excited; the looks on their faces were priceless. In addition to this no-one was upset at their houses being burnt down!

Wheel Chair Racing

My uncle is disabled. He has been disabled for nine years, his name is John Smith. He trains at the Weir Archer Academy and he also teaches children. On the 21st of January he went to Dubai with my grandfather to race in a marathon and he won it! For winning the marathon he got a certificate in a frame, a medal and £2,000!! I am so proud of my uncle, he works so hard. Thank you for reading this.

By Laynie Dighton Year 6

 

My Uncle is a Champion!

My uncle ‘John Boy’ is in a wheelchair. He does wheel chair racing in a special wheel chair. He trains with David Weir at a track and most days on the roads around West Kingsdown, you might have seen him? He trains from the top of Wrotham Hill all the way to Brands Hatch Hotel and back again! He does a lot of racing for Stoke Mandeville and we can go and watch him.

By Louise Dighton Year 3

Christian Unity Service

Our year six class took part in a church service at St Mary's in Swanley on the 22nd January 2016. The Unity Service was attended by many of the primary schools from the Swanley area. Head girl and boy (Daisy and Kristian) gave a reading and accepted the special candle from Father Dane. Afterwards there were refreshments and a chance to mingle. Amethyst Class 'did us proud' with their excellent behaviour! 

27th November 2015

Today KS1 had a mini beast roadshow. Some of the creatures that the pupils got the opportunity to see included a cockroach, a giant snail, a praying mantis, a bearded dragon and a snake!

 

Creative Curriculum Day

On 20th November 2015 we held another successful Creative Curriculum day. KS1 children and staff dressed as bugs, whilst KS2's topic was Victorians. The younger children enjoyed making snail biscuits, squashed fly cakes and stained-glass butterflies. Yr 3-6 pupils moved around a number of activities in mixed-age house groups, tasting a slice of Victorian school life with handwriting and drill lessons. Their leisure activities consisted of parlour games with 'Queen Victoria' and mixing and labelling home-made potions!

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Thank You Reverend Sarah

To celebrate St. Luke's 'Thank Your Vicar' week (12-18th October) we held a special AOW with Rev. Sarah as our VIP guest. St. Luke's charity is an organisation that supports the physical and mental health of serving and retired Anglican Clergy and their families. Being a member of the clergy involves demanding pastoral care and long hours; the whole school wanted to say a big THANK YOU to our very own vicar! We also held a cake sale to raise money for this worthwhile charity.

Harvest Celebration

On Wednesday 30th September 2015, our Harvest Celebration was led by Rev Sarah. We gave thanks to God with songs, prayers and readings. We learnt about Water Aid, an international charity that transforms lives by improving access to safe water. To show our support for this charity's work in Africa, we donated £1 to wear jeans and boots. Our school hall was decorated with gifts of food and these will be donated to the Dartford Foodbank. Thanks to everyone for your generosity.