We love our active Golden time where we can practise our gross motor skills by climbing and experimenting with different ways of moving!
East Wickham had an excellent time at the Change 4 Life festival yesterday. We tried lots of new activities and showed some great School Games values including passion and determination. Well done East Wickham!
Bexley Holocaust Memorial Day – Stand Together
East Wickham Primary Academy proudly took part in the HMD service at the Bexley Civic Offices with the Mayor – Geraldene Lucia-Hennis.
The children took part in activities to create a purple memorial flame representing joy in its colour and keeping the memories alive of past events. They listened to Holocaust survivors speak about their experiences as children using the kinder transport and heard the songs sung by the Jewish people as they were marched to the camps - sung in Yiddish and English. The children had to think about how they would find ways to change the world going forward.
Our children represented our school respectfully and maturely and were commended by several people across the morning.
Such a wonderful encouragement to all our children to receive a letter from our local MP, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, following the recent toy donation to QE Hospital. Thank you and well done everyone!
A massive well done to R3 for their Christmas show. A huge achievement for their first term in Reception! 🙂
R2 did a fabulous job last week with their Nativity with fantastic singing. Well done R2 for your wonderful first performance at school! Miss Laurance
We have been learning about climate change and how humans have affected habitats around the world. Last week, we learnt about what we can do to help. This afternoon, the teachers hid a number of different tasks around the room which Year 4 had to find. We had to solve the clues, which included code ciphers, mazes and word games, in order to understand the effects of climate change. It was a challenge - especially connecting the puzzle pieces correctly! Year 4
Year 4 got the train to London and walked along the River Thames. They got to walk through Borough Market to experience all of the delicious food on sale and looked out for the landmarks that they had been learning about last term (Tower Bridge, Tower of London, London Eye to name a few). We even got to watch some skaters impress us on the Southbank! After a long walk, we caught the Thames Clipper back up to London Bridge to come home. A really enjoyable day! Year 4
This year, the EWPA School Council have teamed up with Queen Elizabeth's Hospital to try and make Christmas more festive and fun for children who spend Christmas away from their family and friends whilst they are in hospital. The Council will donate new toys to the hospital school-room.
As part of our continued commitment to waste management and the importance of keeping our environment clean, the Schools Waste Action Club at Bexley Council came into school and gave a brilliant talk to both KS1 and KS2 about the 3 R's - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
We are very proud of our children who showed absolute respect during our two minutes silence at 11am today for Armistice Day.
Every child in our school has made a beautiful poppy, we will be keeping them for the moment in order to create a tribute for VE Day in May 2020.
Please enjoy the photo’s of our assembly and our poppies.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.
For the Fallen BY LAURENCE BINYON
In year 3 we are learning about bones and muscles this term. In 3L the children have been busy studying the bones and muscles for homework!
In Science, Year 4 have been learning about the three states of matter. We did several experiments together as a year group to see how solids turn into liquids, liquids turn into gases and discussed the difference between a reversible and irreversible change. Afterwards, the children enjoyed chocolate strawberries!
My homework this week was to research the circulatory system. I decided that the best was for me to understand how the heart works was to make my own. I did this by using a combination of salt dough, food colouring and plasticine.
Class 3ET had an amazing Spanish lesson on Monday. The children learnt a song and used puppets to greet each other and to say how they feel. Well done everybody! Muy Bien! Mrs Ermis
This term, Year 2 have had a special delivery from the Queen. Her best friend Paddington the bear has come to stay with us for a few months. He has been on many travels in our local area and today, 2B learnt about his visit to Severndroog Castle. The children's task was to persuade me to visit the Castle with Paddington. Each table created a mind map and then presented their ideas in front of the class. The children were very confident and used excellent adjectives to describe the features of Severndroog Castle. Keep up the hard work 2B!