EASTER ACTIVITIES APRIL 2021
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Richmond Sponsored Walk
Theodora Childrens Trust
EASTER TUCK SHOP
EASTER EGG HUNT
Friday 19th March was Red Nose Day and this year's theme was an extra special one - 'Show Your Superpowers'. The children were asked to dress up as superheroes and it was fantastic to see such a huge range of outfits. We were so impressed with the thought that had gone into so many of the costumes, with lots of children dressing up as people who have been heroes in our communities and have put others first during the last year. We had police officers, nurses, doctors, scientists, teachers, mums and dads, and so many more. We also had fabulous spidermen, catwomen, princesses, ninjas, and more. The children all took part in fun Red Nose Day activities in their classes, as well as taking time to understand where the money that is raised goes, and who it helps. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to buying red noses, around 200 were sold and we kept running out!
RED NOSE DAY
There was huge excitement in every classroom every time a box was opened, and the nose was revealed! To continue the fantastic fundraising, each class baked some delicious goodies which were then sold to children and parents in the evenings, thank you to all of you who bought them and well done to all the children on your wonderful culinary skills! We will let you all know once we have totted up our final Red Nose Day fundraising total.
JANUARY - February 2021
CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY
MENTAL HEALTH DAY
On Friday 9th October, EDS took part in the #HelloYellow campaign in support of the YoungMinds charity and World Mental Health Day.
This charity works with young people across the UK who are at their most vulnerable. Not only this, but they also train young people to become volunteer counsellors, so that they can learn from their experiences and support others. It was fantastic to see so many children wearing yellow throughout the school. Classes took part in different wellbeing activities and Year 4 led an assembly in KS2 sharing good practice for improving our wellbeing.
The overarching message was that we are not alone, not in our school community or beyond. There are lots of things that we can do to help ourselves such as taking on hobbies, going for walks, getting a good night’s sleep and having a varied diet. However, we discussed that talking to each other, our families and adults in school was a positive first step if we are worried about anything.
JEANS for GENES day
We celebrated Jeans for Genes Day on 18th September. Jeans for Genes Day is the annual fundraising campaign for Genetic Disorders UK, the national
charity that supports individuals and families affected by a genetic disorder.
On our ‘Jeans for Genes Day’ everyone came to school wearing something denim to raise awareness of different genetic disorders. Together we raised £104.59 for this fantastic cause!
FIRST DAY BACK AT SCHOOL!
INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION
Congratulation's to Zahra for winning the competition for the summer term!
We spent the day digging for fossils, learning about different species of dinosaur
and got to meet our very own
It was a cold but dry day, although there were lots of muddy puddles because it had rained heavily the night before. Miss Anna led the group deep into the forest. The children were so sensible crossing the road and learning about the rules at forest school. Then they trudged through mud and found a clearing and played two games – ‘1,2,3, where are you?’ and ‘Eagle Eye’. This was followed by a fun balancing activity which was really muddy! The children also had to find treasure in the forest. Each child had to find one piece of wood that had a picture attached to it and once all of pictures were found, the class created a story.
It was a very imaginative one with superheroes, pirates and treasure. After that, the children used the objects they had found earlier to create some natural art.
The session concluded with the children taking pictures of their art on the iPads and sharing their abstract creations with each other. The first forest school session was so much fun!
THE BIG CHARITY SWIM!
On Wednesday 29th January, EDS students from Years Two to Senior class, parents and teachers, took part in their first swimming challenge together. Their challenge was to swim the width of the English Channel which is 22 miles in total. They had to swim 1416 lengths altogether.
We were all a bit sceptical, as we thought that this might be too much for our children to manage. But we were proved wrong!
The children swam in their class groups for ten minutes and then rested for 20 minutes. The swimmers soon proved to us that they had the power, stamina and expertise to swim at least 5, 10 and even 20 lengths of the pool without stopping.
The group of EDS swimmers managed to swim 1798 lengths equalling 27 miles in total, beating their own target of 1416 lengths.
This swim is to raise money for Level Water, a charity that provides swimming lessons for children with disabilities. Please donate generously to our Just Giving page.
Bravo and well done to all of the swimmers, teachers and parents that made this event so successful.
This year’s Christmas Recital was very special. For the first time we had soloists who led their classes beautifully; Alayna who is in Year One had the confidence to sing by herself and led her class in the song.’ “ I Close My Eyes ” from Joseph. Julien in Senior class with his beautiful chorale voice also led his peers with “I’m walking in the Air” and George, with his soulful voice then sang the first words of ‘Tears in heaven” all the songs touched the hearts of the audience. The class poems, orchestra, songs and dance moves in various genres of songs, took the audience through various emotions of foot tapping, joy, laughter and tears. We all felt highly elated after the show and realise that the season of goodwill and Christmas is upon us once again. We would like to thank all of the students and teachers for helping the show be so wonderful.
Our Road Safety workshop at school was really fun. At first we listened to what it means to be safe on the road and what is not safe. We learnt the four important words of things you always have to do when you cross the road which are:
STOP, THINK, LOOK, LISTEN.
MUSIC MARK AWARD
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded with the ‘Music Mark’ accreditation.
The school was nominated by Wandsworth Music Services to become part of this national organisation for music education. The letter we received said ‘We would like to thank you for all the hard work you and your colleagues do to ensure that pupils at your school are able to access and engage with a high-quality music education. Your dedication to offering and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum is both welcomed and celebrated.’
We are very proud of the children’s achievements in music and by being nominated and awarded with this membership, we hope to be able to offer the children even more musical opportunities.
Writers Poetry Award
Young Writers Poetry Wonderland Competition, Spring 2019
We have just heard that Isabella is one of ten children - out of 21,000 entrants - to win a prize for her poem in this competition.
Well done Isabella - we are so proud of you!
TOUGH MUDDER 2019!
On Sunday 22nd September Mums, Teachers and Grandmothers took on the Tough Mudder challenge, London South 2019.
All funds to go to “Little Village.”
The Wandsworth Primary Model United Nations General Assembly (MUNGA) for pupils in Years 5 & 6
Wandsworth’s MUNGA is a unique enrichment programme involving a borough-wide inter-school debating competition on current global issues. It supports an understanding and promotion of global citizenship and complements the ‘Rights Respecting Schools’ programme.
The MUNGA programme culminates in each participating school sending a team of 6 delegates to Wandsworth Council Chambers to participate in the inter-school debate and Model United Nations General Assembly.
The theme this year is about vegetarianism and each school represented a country. Our Year Five debating team comprised of Mischa, Esme, Paul, Arlo, Arthur and Isabella. They were extremely persuasive and put their points across extremely well.
We are delighted and extremely proud to announce that our debating team WON the first Wandsworth event and beat ten other schools to qualify for the London Primary Debating Championships on Monday 1st July.
This is an amazing achievement and we are very excited to be debating with other schools across London.
Well done to all of the children who took part. You should feel very proud!