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Year 3 and 4 Coding Club

The Year 3 and 4 Coding Club meets every Tuesday after school in the Autumn Term.  It is led by Miss Thorby. This term the club are making games on Scratch.  They started with one sprite (an object that will move when coded) which they coded to move around a screen to avid certain objects and collect other objects.  They added a scoring system so when the sprite touched an object it get points or lose points. Now the children have a challenge to make a game where the sprite has to cross the road safely without hitting other sprites.


Year 5 at The Crick

In September, both Year 5 classes visited The Crick Institute for a day.  During their visit they enjoyed being scientists exploring reversible and irreversible changes through a variety of experiments.  A great day was had by both classes.


New End in the Summer

The Year Five painting of the school in the summer is now complete.  Thanks to all the children in 5T for the wonderful paintings of the children playing in the grounds.  Thanks to 5H for painting our beautiful building.  Special thanks to our wonderful Artist-in-Resident, Grethe, for supporting the children in the creation of this wonderful piece which you will now find hanging as you enter the school.


World Book Day

Everyone at New End enjoyed World Book Day. We : dressed our classroom doors with our favourite book covers. enjoyed looking at all our costumes in special assemblies. listened to teachers' favourite stories. visited local book shops. had a visit from The Ham and High. received a £1 World Book Day token.


STEM Ambassador Visit

This year New End has been fortunate to be part of the Polar Exploration  Project.  Children from Years Three to Six have loved listening to our STEM Ambassador, Neil Pepper.  Neil's engaging and hands on presentation about his experience travelling across the Arctic by dog sled have proved fascinating listening! We have also been able to write letters to STEM  professionals working in the Polar regions and have been delighted to get several replies!