On Thursday we took one hundred and twenty nine children to the West End to watch the musical Aladdin. The breathtaking sets, special effects, lavish costumes and a fabulous cast and orchestra brought the magic of Disney’s Aladdin to life. The children and staff were entranced. Everyone behaved fantastically and represented St Eanswythe’s well. … Continue reading
As you are aware we recently got a brilliant Ofsted report. The inspector recognised what excellent children we have and therefore one of our targets was to give the children even more opportunities to use their initiative, be resourceful and make decisions about their own learning. This is being done across the curriculum and through … Continue reading
Yesterday, Year 3 and Year 4 we’re lucky enough to attend a workshop at Folkestone Museum. We met B, a spy, who taught us about how codes were used to send secret messages during WWI. We had a go cracking codes and enciphering messages, as well as writing our own name in code! We had … Continue reading
Today the whole school had a special treat. Doug Horley and his team came to run a Praise Party Bubble Show! We saw some amazing bubbles in nature, did science experiments involving carbon dioxide bubbles, bounced bubbles, made bubbles within bubbles, created bubble rockets and even made bubbles that people could go inside! It was … Continue reading
On Tuesday Year 3 went to a WWI workshop at Folkestone Museum. We met Nurse Carter from WWI who taught us lots about some of the jobs women did on the battlefields during the war. We had a go at rolling bandages and banadaging each other, using splints to fix broken bones, amputating feet and … Continue reading
KS2 have really enjoyed taking part in Walter Tull workshops over the last few days. Randolph Matthews, an internationally known singer, songwriter and performer wowed us with his amazing presentation skills. Through his creative use of voice we learnt about the amazing character of Walter Tull, who grew up in Folkestone, became an orphan at … Continue reading
On Thursday, Year 3 celebrated what would have been Roald Dahl’s 102nd birthday. We all looked amazing dressed as some of favourite characters from his stories. We have been reading George’s Marvellous Medicine in Literacy and started the day writing some super similes about Grandma. We then solved some Roald Dahl word problems during Numeracy … Continue reading
On Monday Year 3 went on a walk to look at how WWI is remembered through art in Folkestone. We drew poppies, memorials and copied some of the art we saw along the Leas. We created some fantastic sketch books.
In our first week in Year 3, we have begun learning about life during WWI. We have learnt about why poppies are used in remembrance of WWI and war, and have made our own which will go on display in our classroom.
It was great to see so many of you at our family service this morning. We celebrated St Eanswythe’s Day with songs, prayers, facts and a fantastic play by Year 5. The play told us about St Eanswythe’s life, how she had dedicated herself to God and how she lived out the values of our … Continue reading