Year 3 classes enjoyed their visit to Hampstead Heath in the last week of October. They enjoyed their workshop on Stone Age survival skills where they learnt how to make dens and fire. They also enjoyed completing a soil investigation.
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.
Children across the school have been learning about the Harvest Festival of the past. As a school we collected donations which the Heath Street Baptist Church will be sending on to Calais.
Both Year Two classes visited Pizza Express to learn about pizza making. The children were able to try different ingredients before making their own pizzas. A great time was had by all!
Our upper Key Stage Two Robotics Club is having a great time exploring the brand new Lego kits. The club runs every Wednesday after school and is led by Max Wainewright, our Coding and Computing Teacher.
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.
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.
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.
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!
To mark World Book Day (7th March 2019) all the classes used their favourite book as a starting point to created their very own version for their class door. Take a look!