Today at East Wickham, we've been celebrating World Book Day by dressing up as our favourite book characters.
EWPA Choir went to Bexleyheath High Street on Friday 15th December to raise money for Demelza. They sang a variety of Christmas songs and carols beautifully with many parents watching alongside. Well done to all our choir and Miss McDonald for leading and preparing.
Well done to Year 6 this week who have thoroughly enjoyed both of their Victorian days. On Tuesday they were lucky enough to experience a Victorian school room, led by the very intimidating Master Grey. In the afternoon they were able to explore artefacts, make toys, write postcards using ink pens and play guess the Victorian. On Wednesday we celebrated Christmas the Victorian way. We made crackers, toys, cards, wrapping paper and played many games. The children fully immersed themselves into the lives of the Victorian children by dressing up in fantastic costumes. Thank you for behaving so well and allowing yourself to learn whilst having fun. What a great end to this term, we are so proud of you.
Miss Slater, Miss Barss and Miss Power.
Congratulations to Shani Davis in 6B whose fantastic design won her an invite to the Perfect Packed Lunch awards final in Canterbury. At Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, her artwork was displayed alongside selected finalists from schools across Kent. During the award ceremony, Shani won her category and was presented with three well-deserved certificates, along with a bag of goodies!
We are very proud of Shani's achievement and would like to say well done to all EWPA children who entered the competition; next year you could make it to the final!
The EWPA Spanish Week started with everyone wearing something red or yellow.
On Tuesday Year 5 have thoroughly enjoyed their Spanish afternoon. Their main focus was on Argentina, which they explored through art: making some cave hand print pictures; geography: creating posters about this Spanish-speaking country and dance: learning some flamenco moves. What was your favourite activity? Mrs Ermis
We had a A fabulous day at Buckingham Palace - Samuel said it was his best trip ever -even better than Lego land! The children's behaviour was exemplary and we received a number of positive comments from members of the public. Unfortunately we weren't able to take photos inside the Palace, but these are a few of the highlights...
Today, Year 2 made 3D models of the streets around Pudding Lane using cardboard boxes and card. We then placed all our models in the playground and watched as Mrs Whiley started the fire in Thomas Farynor's Bakery to re-create the Great Fire of London which started 2nd September 1666. Our fire spread quickly to the other houses, just as how it happened in 1666. It was a great learning experience enjoyed by all of Year 2. Mrs Lewis, Miss Laurance and Miss Adams.
2LE had a visit from the London Fire Brigade. The children had a great time exploring the Fire engine and looking at what the fire brigade need to wear when they are putting fires out. They also were lucky enough to use the hose and see how far they could spray the water.
WOW! COOL! AMAZING!
These were some of the reactions by the KS1 children on their Science day, Tuesday 21 March. It was a great day, assisted by year 4 and 5 students. The children got to come with their class, see the great projects their classmates created and experience some new science. They got to build spaghetti bridges, blow up balloons with vinegar and baking soda, play a classification game, learn how to do some coding on the iPads and play with oobleck! Everyone had a great time and it was so exciting to see the science being learned.
KS1 "Story in a Box" Competition - Thursday 16th March 2017
Congratulations to Ruby-Rose from 1M who was the winner of our KS1 "Story in a Box" competition!
KS2 Year 3 Ancient Egypt Day - Thursday 16th March 2017
Year 3's Ancient Egypt day was a huge success. Thank you to those that helped and the children all looked fabulous in their costumes. Here are some pictures from throughout the day. Mrs O'Neill
KS2 Science Fair - Tuesday 14th March 2017
The KS2 Science Fair was amazing this year! We had 31 projects registered and over 40 children participate, sharing their knowledge across biological, environmental, chemical and physical sciences. The children were able to speak about their project and the science they had learned, using impressive vocabulary. All the teachers were very proud of the work they saw and the other children were amazed as they came to visit in the afternoon.
Great work everyone, I look forward to even more amazing projects next year!
3K Science - Monday 13th March 2017
3K have being thinking about plants and how they grow. They had the opportunity to try a pepper raw and cooked as well as talking about all the meals that could made using peppers and tomatoes. They then cut open a pepper and planted the seed as well as some tomato seeds. They were also excited to place the seeds in the new greenhouse and are looking forward to caring for the seeds and growing their very own pepper and tomato plants. Mrs Kesto
World Book Day - Thursday 2nd March 2017
Year 4 - The Tudors
'In 4K, we have just started to learn about The Tudors. Last week we had our Tudors day and my students seem to be very excited about learning all about Tudors. Today in the afternoon we spent our time creating Facebook profiles. Not just any Facebook profile, but for the six different wives of Henry VIII. Yesterday we spent our time in ICT researching the six different wives and coming up with good information that we could add to our profiles, that could be written in chronological order! Next class, we will have a gallery walk so that we all learn about each wife and how they were apart of Henry VII life!' - Miss Klomp
Year 4 Roman Day
Year 4 had a blast during their Roman day. There were brilliant costumes, many Roman gladiators, gods and goddesses! We learned more about the Romans, sang songs about the Romans and read some stories about the creation of Rome. Everyone had a great time!
"I liked it when we did the competition of the best Roman costume because it was an intense competition." - Samuel 4C
"I like everything, because it was fun and we have never done it before!" - Ellie 4C
PCSO Mahoney - Year 5 and 6 Talk - 5th December 2016
Thank you to PCSO Mahoney from the local policing team who spoke to Years 5 and 6 about the age of criminal responsibility.
Winter Market 2016 - 19th November 2016
Thank you to everyone who came to our wonderful winter market. We had a fabulous day and through your support and generosity we have raised £2900 for our children. 🤗
Our staff and stall holders were amazing - dressing in Christmassy outfits and braving the cold for four hours!
Santa did a roaring trade and he heard the Christmas wishes from over 150 children.
Year six made us very proud with their enterprise stalls and they will find out their total on Monday .....it's a secret surprise for them!
Thank you to our amazing community - we couldn't have done it without you.
EWPA Football Team - 20th October 2016
A fantastic performance in the school's first football match of the year, ended in a 5-1 victory for the mighty EWPA! This puts us through to the second round - away against Mayplace.
Year 6 - Aristole's Ladder of Life - 20th October 2016
In Science, Year 6 have been looking at classifying living and non-living things into different categories according to their visible characteristics. The children have looked at how famous taxonomists Aristole and Linneaus have grouped things in the past. Here is our display based on Aristole's Ladder of Life.
5T - Team Building - 17th October 2016
Today in class I decided to use our PE slot to do some team building activities. I split my class in to two groups; one of twelve and one of thirteen. I gave each team a box that contained an unmade SAMBA goal. They were given no instructions other than to make what was in the box. They had to use their team skills and listening skills to build the goals. Unfortunately, due to inclement weather we had to finish our activity short! The photos show the progress that was made thus far - super effort 5T.
Year 6 - Bikeability Week - October 2016
This week, Year 6 are taking part in BIKEABILITY WEEK, a cycle proficiency course delivered by professional trainers who are teaching road safety skills. The training is delivered in small groups and is being enjoyed by all those who are taking part.
Year 5 - Science - Investigating Forces - 21st September 2016
Year 6 - Welcome to September 2016
Year 6 welcome in the new academic year with their class photos! A message from Miss Slater, Head of Year 6:
"I am so excited to spend another year with this class. We have started the term off well by looking at team work and resolving conflicts in order to be successful learners. I am sure we will have another great year together. "
Year 6 Enterprise Day - 13th July 2016
Year 5 at Welling Sports Day - Thursday 7th July 2016
Well done to all the Year 5 Pupils who participated in Welling school's Primary Sports Day on Thursday 8th June. Our pupils competed in a range of activities that included High/long Jump, Javelin, Shotput, Relay and Sprints.
Year 3/4 Sports Day - 22nd June 2016
Well done to everyone who participated in the Year 3/4 Sports Day. Everyone who took part had great fun competing with the various events.
Year 1/2 Sports Day - 22nd June 2016
Well done to everyone who participated in the Year 1/2 Sports Day. Everyone who took part had great fun competing with the various events.
EWP at the TKAT Games - 21st June 2016
Another huge congratulations to the Year 5 and 6 children who took part in the TKAT Games yesterday (Tuesday 21st June 2016) at Crystal Palace Stadium.
Performance In Education - 9th June 2016
A big thank you to PERFORMANCE IN EDUCATION who spoke to Year 6 about Road Safety when travelling to and from their Secondary School and also how to prepare for this important move to Secondary.
Year 4 Science Museum Trip - 13th June 2016
Year 4 London Walk & Boat Trip - Friday 29th April 2016
On Friday 29th April, Year 4 enjoyed a lovely sight-seeing walk around London and boat trip down the River Thames.
5P trip to the Houses of Parliament - 27th April 2016
5P enjoyed their trip to The Houses of Parliament
Local Police visit to EWPA - 20th April 2016
The local Policing team PCSO Mahoney and PC Stiles visited Year 4 today to give a talk about road safety. We were shown how to look out for dangers on the road, the risks of crossing a road and how to cross the road safely as a pedestrian.
5J trip to the Houses of Parliament - 20th April 2016
5J enjoyed their trip to The Houses of Parliament
5S Trip to Houses of Parliament- 13th April 2016
5S enjoying their school trip to The Houses of Parliament
Easter Raffle 2016 - 31st March 2016
We can announce that our Easter Raffle (31st March 2016) raised a grand total of £320. The KS1 Raffle raised £185 and the KS2 Raffle raised £135 so a big thank you to everyone!
The KS1 prize winners were:
1st Prize Winner: Ashton 2N
2nd Prize Winner: Lexie RU
3rd Prize Winner: Mrs Midford
4th Prize Winner: Mrs Piper
The KS2 prize winners were:
1st Prize Winner: NKECHI 5S
2nd Prize Winner: KACIE 6M
3rd Prize Winner: MRS HUDSON
4th Prize Winner: MRS DUNNE
A complete list of winners is available upon request.
'Shakespeare Rocks' - Yr4 Production - 23rd March 2016
The year 4 students performed their play Shakespeare Rocks on Wednesday 23rd March, 2016. They entertained parents with singing, dancing and humor. Well done to all the year 4 students.
EWPA Football Team - 22nd March 2016
Science Fair at EWPA - Monday 14th March 2016
It was a wonderful day for a Science Fair!
On Monday 14th March, 2016, children from KS1 and KS2 brought in their wonderful science projects which they worked so hard on at home. We had 22 projects for KS2 and 25 projects from KS1. Children worked by themselves or with a partner, had to speak about their work and show it off to judges and their friends. All of our students came to visit in the afternoon and were amazed by the creativity and inventiveness of the projects.
Magistrate Visit to EWPA - 10th March 2016
Mr P. Dyer, a Justice of the Peace visited East Wickham on 10th March and spoke with years 3,4,5 and 6 about what a Magistrate is, the reason why we have trials and the importance of good behaviour and the consequence of when the rules are broken.
World Book Day 2016 - Thursday 3rd March 2016
Amnesty International Visit - 25th February 2016
A member of Amnesty International, Mr Jones, paid our children a Visit on Thursday 25th February to give a presentation on Human rights and the origins of the organisation.
Well done 5S! 12th February 2016
Year 3 Egyptian Day - 11th February 2016
Year 3 pupils got the chance to experience the life of an Egyptian, they participated in many activities such as making bread.
East Wickham Choir - 26th January 2016
East Wickham Choir visited the O2 on Tuesday 26th January to demonstrate their singing abilities
We are so proud of our choir who joined 7470 other children singing as part of Young Voices at the O2 this week.
Bexley Mayor Visit - 24th November 2015
On the 24th November 2015 we were very fortunate to receive a visit from The Worshipful Mayor of Bexley, Councillor Sybil Camsey.
The Mayor enabled the children to understand the history of the Mayoral robes and supported our understanding of democracy in demonstrating how she was elected to the role and how a Council meeting runs and its comparison to our School Council procedures.
The children had the opportunity to ask questions and made us very proud when they correctly addressed their queries with "Madam Mayor, how do you ..............?"