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, twenty children from St Eanswythe’s took part in the Shepway School Games Cross Country event. The Yr.4’s ran 1000m and the Yr5 and Yr.6 children ran 1600m! Everyone finished the face and should be really proud of themselves. Meredith came second in the Yr.6 girls’ race and Max came 5th in the Yr.6 boys’ … Continue reading
On our walk around Folkestone we were looking for evidence of the past. We discovered that not very far away there are many landmarks giving us an insight into the town’s Victorian past. From the railway into the harbour, to the Leas Lift and the Toll House.
This week, as part of our literacy, we have been learning about explanation texts. Groups of children ‘pitched’ their new invention ideas to the class, in the style of Dragon’s Den. We heard some great explanations about how their inventions worked.
On Thursday, we had one of our most important services of the year. We welcomed the new children and staff to our school. During the service Reverend Cameron Langlands helped us to think about how we can make people feel welcome and how our school values help us to do this. Each new Duckling was … Continue reading
Cycling Club enjoyed the sunny weather on Thursday they managed to ride all the way to Seabrook and still have time for an ice cream stop on the way back!
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
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
88O years ago our patron saint, St Eanswythe, had her bones moved and placed in our Church, so this year’s St Eanswythe’s Day has been extra special. Planning the celebration started back in term six of the last academic year. The then year 4s began with some drama workshops led by Chris, a drama specialist. … Continue reading