inspirational women in science

Following International Women’s Day on Tuesday and the beginning of British Science Week today, it was fitting for us to continue on the theme of challenging stereotypes in our KS2 assembly. We watched the video below and also reflected on the inspirational work of Professor Sarah Gorbett.

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Montell douglas

Montell Douglas is the only British woman who has ever competed at both Summer (Beijing 2008) and Winter Olympics (Beijing 2022). In 2008, she represented Team GB on the sprinting track and in 2022 she is part of a two-woman bobsleigh team! This in itself is surely an inspiration. However, when the children in KS2 […]

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Summer of Soul

At the end of last half term, KS2 took part in a music quiz. They listened to a range of inspiring black musicians from the past and had to match them to their photos. Many of the songs played made it difficult to sit still and it wasn’t long before Teddy in Y3 broke the […]

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Respect

On Thursday, Year 5 came back from a rugby festival with the Respect Cup. It was a golden opportunity for an assembly theme, with Y5 on the stage being showered with praise, not for winning every game but for showing respect to each other, the opposition, the referees and the teaching staff. It was a […]

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Black Lives Matter

Dear all, Following the murder of a black man, George Floyd, in police custody in Minneapolis, USA our attention is once again drawn to systematic racism within society. I’m sure many of you are appalled by the events that have taken place and it is a reminder that racism is ever-present. As a school, we […]

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Alma Thomas Art

As part of our Black History celebrations, Year 1 have been learning about Alma Thomas. Alma Thomas was an African-American artist best known for her colourful abstract paintings. She started a successful art career during times of segregation and became a huge influence to young and old. Come and have a look at some examples […]

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National poetry day

Yesterday was national poetry day and we celebrated with a special assembly that included a range of poetry read and performed by pupils and teachers. Mr Demeger performed a classic! Miss Higgitt read a poem written by a boy with Asperger syndrome and some children from Y4 read poems they wrote in the same style.

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International Music Celebration

Today Mr Brown took the school on a musical journey around the world with plenty of whole school singing, a Romanian solo, a Hungarian duet, Spanish guitar and piano and clarinet solos. We were rocked around the world with a violin solo and three highly accomplished drummers from Y6 kept the beat from start to […]

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