Month: October 2020

Studying Georgia O’Keeffe

20 October 2020

Year 2 have been studying Georgia O’Keeffe in their art lessons. Known as the ‘Mother of American modernism’, O’Keeffe was famous for her paintings of animal skulls, New Mexico landscapes and enlarged flowers. The children produced these lovely, colourful pastel flowers.

Our first virtual Open Day

12 October 2020

A big thank you to all the prospective parents who joined us on Saturday morning for our first virtual Open Day. It was lovely to almost meet you. Well done to our head boy and head girl for their excellent speeches and our headmaster, heads of EYFS, KS1 and KS2, Year 6 teacher and our…

Preparing for the 11+

7 October 2020

Happy 30th Birthday Families SW magazine! We are very excited to see our headmaster’s feature on preparing for the 11+ on page 17 of the October edition. From whether you should tutor or not to sparking curiosity and critical thinking, Matthew Faulkner explores how we prepare our children for this important milestone. You can read…

Keeping Years 5 and 6 appy

6 October 2020

Last week Years 5 and 6 had a great talk from one of our parents, who has been part of the team building the new NHS test and trace app, which was recently launched. It was fascinating and all the children loved learning about the new software and how important it is for us to…

The Battle of San Romano

5 October 2020

The children created some fantastic work for our recent Art Day. We chose Paolo Uccello’s painting, The Battle of San Romano, as our focus and based work around it. The children particularly loved the storytelling aspect of the painting. They created amazing artwork around a variety of themes related to it such as landscapes, animals,…