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Science Week 2023-24


EWPA had lots of informative fun this week, celebrating British Science Week. We kicked off the week with KS1 attending a Science Workshop, led by the year 6 Children's Leadership team, where the children had fun taking part in investigations relating to magnetism, electricity, light, and Earth and space. This gave the children an insight into what science is like in KS2 and exposed the number of budding scientists we have in KS1!


On Wednesday, we had our annual Science Fair where more than forty individual children and groups participated to show off their amazing science skills. There were a range of projects entered, from research into some already developed science areas (such as the universe and evolution) to some cleverly thought out investigations involving chemical changes in substances, and the way we physically interact with food. Judging was extremely hard as the standard was exceptionally high this year with our Chair of Governors stating that some of the projects looked like they could be in an external science fair.


Today, the children took part in science lessons and incorporated an element of this year's theme of 'Time' in their other lessons to show that science really is all around us.




Year 5 Residential Trip 22-23

Monday 8th May

We waved off 49 very excited children this morning. We know that they are going to have the most fabulous time!


Everyone had a great first day at PGL. They worked well as a team doing orienteering, really challenged themselves on the trapeze and had fun singing campfire songs. Everyone has gone to bed feeling really proud of themselves and looking forward to tomorrow. 





Day 2 here we come!


Tuesday 9th May

Today was a busy day swinging on ropes and having lots of fun high up on the giant swing and Jacob’s Ladder. We had to work as a team in all of our activities today and even tested our brains with some problem solving. We also had a fantastic time canoeing, even though it was really tricky and some of us ended up in the water! After getting dry, it was time to dress up for the PGL disco where we sang and danced the night away. We ended the day with lots of tired children, excited for what tomorrow will bring. 


















EWPA World Book Day 2023

On Friday 3rd March we celebrated our love of books. Over the course of the week our children have continued to enjoy sharing books they know and love as well as exploring new books. We have written book reviews to share with others, recommending new exciting reads, we have written and shared our own stories during our writing lessons. Finally on Friday we came to school dressed as a favourite character. 

We are passionate about reading at EWPA...


Year 2 would like to recommend the book ‘Paddington at the Palace’. A funny and charming story, about the lovable character Paddington Bear and his trip to Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guards. In the story Paddington was having trouble seeing what was going on, as the crowds got bigger and bigger. Luckily for Paddington someone special was on hand to help!  This is a great book for children who will love reading this story again and again.  






Year 5 recommends...

There’s a boy in the Girls Bathroom, by Louis Sachar: funny, heart-warming and thought provoking. Every school has their version of Bradley Chalkers, a pupil who is non-conforming, disengaged with the education system and constantly in the Head's office. Sadly, Bradley Chalkers has become what his teacher, and the wider school community, has grown to expect of him. He lies a lot, has no friends and is a prime example of how low expectations equals low achievement until, that is, the new school counsellor sees beyond Bradley's facade of learned behaviour and recognises the potential of the child within. Can she save Bradley from himself and show him the path to greater achievement and friendship?


This is an extremely touching story that will grip the attention of most 9-11 year olds with its familiar setting and characters. The story challenges young readers to question both their conscious and unconscious biases regarding behaviour and "naughty" children, and it is an utter delight to watch them battle with their previously held assumptions. It could be argued that most of us, over time, become what is expected of us and Bradley Chalkers is no exception. 









Year 6 story writers...

LO: To write a descriptive paragraph based on Leon and the Place Between

I flew rapidly like a bullet. I fell. And fell. I landed slowly as if I was tied to a parachute. A soft bedding of foliage softened my fall. I rocked from side to side, the wind whispered in my ear and the minty-air chilled my cheeks and ears. I surveyed my surroundings and I realised I was on water. I peered over the punting boat’s edge and what I saw took my breath away. The water stumbled over debris and a school of fish ducked and leapt over tumbling rocks. On the surface, pink and white ethereal lotus flowers drifted away as the boat crept closer.

I looked up at the night sky which was blanketed with glowing orbs. A big, silver moon looked down and smiled at me. Numerous lanterns flew gently and slowly away in the sky. It was like they were ready for life. I couldn’t understand that. Far away, a dark, evil abyss swallowed everything in its path. I guess everything has some darkness in them. All dreams have to end one day, right?

By: Bella He (6F)



As I tumbled through the sky, I could not make out where I was. The only thing I saw was the gleaming, crescent moon among the small, but mighty, stars. I sank into the spiky, dead fruit bushes. I managed to see a range of tall to thin trees as well as rotting yellowish bones. The sky was as dim as the ocean in the evening on a winter’s day. The breeze flew through my hair as I took a couple of slow steps forward towards the trees. A spider appeared in my eyesight ahead – I was not shocked I saw the web earlier. I looked around at the sky and it was fading to a grey and clouds were grouping together to form an even bigger cloud.

A rustle appeared from the bushes, I landed in and then… BANG! It was raining with lightning interspersed between. The smell of earth flooded my nose along with the smell of smoke. The hills started to erode, displaying the bones of people before me. Was that a wedding veil? It was broken and ripped with stains of mud – but whose was it?

By: Elizabeth Davis (6W)



As I stepped into the portal, I instantly felt a soft, gentle wind flow past my face. I saw luminous stars that darted across my bright, brown eyes. They flew up, then scattered through the sky. Beneath me was a colossal solar system with bright, colourful planets that orbited around me. The friendly looking dragon blew a soft, smoky ash into the air. After a while, the dragon’s enormous eyes opened to reveal eyes as blue as the ocean. A sweet aroma flew past my nostrils. As the clouds danced through the air, the birds were singing and the tender melody drifted past my ears. I felt the power of the magic flow through me and it seemed that in this place the impossible might become possible.


By: Marvellous Edo (6EJ)



Children's Mental Health Week at EWPA

Antibullying Week - November 2022

EWPA Annual Fireworks Event - 4th November 2022

We were delighted to hold our annual fireworks event again this year. Our school community and local community came out to enjoy this event. There were many smiling faces, enjoying the face painting, glow sticks and all of the yummy food and drinks on offer.

We thank everyone for their support and our wonderful staff for their dedication and help to make this a successful event for the whole community.

We managed to raise £3000, this money will go to supporting a number of enrichment activities for children across each year group over the year.


Academic Year 2021-22

Year 5 PGL Trip to Windmill Hill 9.5.22 - 11.5.22


Tuesday 10th May 2022

The children are having a wonderful time at PGL, enjoying all of the activities.

As soon as staff are able to, they will upload photos today.  Unfortunately they are experiencing problems with internet connection.


Please see the below some of yesterday's activities. The staff would like to express how very proud they are of all of the children. Their behaviour and manners are exemplary. They are all happy and have headed out today with full tummies for the adventures ahead!

Mrs Moore and Mrs Whiley are setting off shortly to visit.









More to come later!


Wednesday 11th May

The children had a fun and busy day yesterday finished with an amazing disco. They are all very eager for the activities ahead. 
















Book Week 28th February- 4th March


The Twits by Roald Dahl

Year 2 have been exploring The Twits book. They each made their own Roly-Poly birds. The children loved being creative and getting a little bit messy.

Children in 2L created a life size Mr Twit. Lots of team work was involved and Mr Twit is now living in the KS1 corridor. 





Leon and the Place in between


In Year 6 we have been reading Leon and the Place Between. We imagined that we were Leon being placed into the magician's box and described our own fantasy world we would like to have been transported to.

Jo-Jo 6S

The air around me crackled and fizzed as I was tumbling relentlessly towards the in between. Hundreds of people were surrounding me. Children in rags are running past me. Down the street, someone is yelling “Pollock, fresh Pollock! Buy three for 1 shilling.” The smell of salt is stinging my nostrils. Noise is coming from a large building. The sign says “ale and beds since 1862”. Boats are being pulled out with 5 to 6 men on each one. Nets and oars are lying around. Children in bathing suits are splashing in the water, laughter and giggles enter my eardrums.  The cool sea breeze is tickling my cheeks. I am strolling down the street taking in every breath when I notice the atmosphere abruptly changes. The market is now in the distant horizon and an unwelcome stench fills my nostrils. This part of the town was less crowded. In addition, it has less warmth. Suddenly, I came to a halt standing in front of a large 2-storey building. Its’ bricks are worn and in large letters it says “workhouse”. Right at that moment, I knew I should turn back…


Hollie 6K


The air around me crackled and fizzed as I tumbled relentlessly towards a new dazzling, magical world. I make my way through my new luxurious world, while hearing far in the distance many birds chirping sweetly to the sound of a quiet, calming tune. While bouncing from mushroom to mushroom, I can taste the delicious, mouth-watering taste of candy floss as if it is falling from the sky. Feeling amazed, I make my way through a mystical, enchanted forest. I experience seeing many wonderful, thrilling things including magic pathways, stories and high glistening wings; it felt like I was in a real life storybook. As I reach far out into the crispy air, I can feel tingles on my fingertips of white fluffy clouds. Making my way through the vibrant, blue sky, I can smell the bright colour of the rainbow. While I swing high into the sky, I can hear the waves splashing in the bitter, blue sea.