The children were welcomed back to school last Wednesday and were then whisked off to the East London Mosque for their final visit of their  ‘Festivals and Celebrations’ topic. They were intrigued by the differences in all of the places of worship they have visited and listened attentively to the ways in which the mosque is used. They looked at the Quran and found out all about the role of the Imam. They were also fascinated by the fact that many of the figures they had found out about during their studies of Judaism, Catholicism and Christianity were also found within Islam. As always, the children were a pure delight and our tour guide commented on how much she had enjoyed our visit. We were all incredibly proud.

On returning to school the children added the finishing touches to our hall display and completed the final layer of their gargoyles( inspired by our visit to St Anne’s Hoxton) which look fantastic, and will soon be on display in a communal are of the school for everyone to see.
That wasn’t the only excitement for the lucky year group as on Thursday, they began their kayaking lessons at the Laburnum Boat Club. Again, those who had been before were really helpful and kind to the children who were new to kayaking and they worked really well together. It is lovely to see them all encourage each other . They loved being back on the canal and have used their skills to try and remain a little dryer this year!
The class have also been studying narrative poetry and have been looking at the work of Charles Causley. They are enjoying the gruesome tale of Charlotte Dymond and have began writing their  response to the poem with a missing person poster. They will be following this up with a formal police report into her disappearance and a news paper article. We may even have a mock trial!
Maths has been all about scale and ratio as well as recapping lots of other skills during mental maths time. There’s  been music, meditation, swimming, coding and the launch of the new topic: ‘Artists’.
They began their first round of Enrichment Time and thoroughly enjoyed learning  all of the different techniques used by different artists. It’s going to be a very creative term.