Our Fourth Plinth Winners
Congratulations to our Fourth Plinth art winners:
3rd place: Miranda
Miranda completed a sculpture inspired by the London transport system. Her sculpture was a miniature traffic lights.
2nd place: Hanna
Hanna created a 3D clay model of a school bag. She reminds us that adventure awaits us in London and no matter where we go, London will always be home for many.
Best 2D- Rika
Rika painted an amazing scenic view of the River Thames and the buildings along it. She added fantastic detail and many famous landmarks can be seen in her painting.
Best 3D- Vittoria
Vittoria created a huge 3D red phonebox, which is an iconic symbol of London. The attention to detail both inside and outside the piece is outstanding.
Overall Winner- Vanessa
Vanessa created a beautiful carousel of what London means to her. She used an ordinary umbrella and the creativity is wonderful to behold. No matter what angle you view it from, you can see new aspects of the piece.
All entries can be viewed on the website: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/arts-and-culture/current-culture-projects/fourth-plinth-trafalgar-square/fourth-plinth-schools-awards-2018
Year 5 Police Workshop - Informative and Fun
On 20th February 2018, a very informative and fun workshop was given by two Police Officers from Harrow.
All of Year 5 attended and learned about how easy it is to get arrested if you're careless and the big risks of being cyberbullied. The two Police Officers, John and Lisa, told us about different ways that crimes are committed, like stealing for example. We learnt some surprising, new information from them, like the fact that from the age of 10, you are accountable and can be arrested! However, if you are 9 and commit a serious crime, you could still be put into juvenile prison.
Lisa showed us a great Powerpoint presentation on cyberbullying and traditional bullying. She also went through the ages that you need to be to have certain social media apps, such as Snapchat and Instagram, which is 13 years old, by the way! Lisa and John informed us that if you are found to be cyberbullying on social media apps and if you are under 13 years old, you are breaking the law. They also informed us about the process you go through if you are arrested.
Towards the end, we put a metal detector into use, which was fun!
Overall, it was an exciting workshop and we definitely learnt lots of new information.
Article written by Rockelle Balbag, Class 5T
Year 5 Pupil Cuts Her Hair for Little Princess Trust
One of our pupils in Year 5, decided to have her hair cut short and donate her hair to Little Princess Trust. The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses. We are all very proud of her generous spirit, and for thinking of those less fortunate than herself.
This is why she decided to do this...
"I chose to donate my hair because I felt sorry for the children who had lost their hair because of an illness. I also chose to cut my hair because some pupils in the school had done the same thing and I knew it was a really nice thing to do. I also hope other children will donate their hair so that they can make other less fortunate children to smile again."
Year 2 Meet Jeanne Willis
On Thursday 1st February 2018, Year 2 had the lucky opportunity to meet Jeanne Willis, author of their current class book 'The Bog Baby'. They met Jeanne at the opening of the new care home, Buchanan Court, and had a lovely afternoon hearing all about her unique pet collection, from rabbits to snakes and rats to beetles!
Year 2 have been reading and writing their own versions of 'The Bog Baby' in class so it was lovely to hear the book being read by the author and finding out all about where the ideas for the story came from - we were surprised to find out the story was actually based on Jeanne's own childhood! The children then got to help Jeanne make a home for her Bog Baby, making sure it had damp grass, shells and leaves. Jeanne spoke about the importance of letting creatures back in to their natural habitat once we have looked at them.
It was a lovely afternoon and all the children thoroughly enjoyed meeting the author of the book they are enjoying so much in school.
Science Enrichment at John Lyon School
Some of our pupils have been selected to take part in a Science Enrichment Programme at the John Lyon School for the Spring Term. Pupils travel by minibus every Friday afternoon and enjoy a wonderful and exciting opportunity to enhance their practical investigative skills and enrich their understanding of many scientific phenomena, particularly in the area of physics.
Take a look at the photos to see what they've been up to.