What a wonderful experience both Year 6 classes had this week at Kew Gardens. The pupils got to experience what it feels like to be in the rainforest when they entered the Palm House. The humid temperature in here replicated what the climate is like in the rainforest and certainly helped to warm us up from the cold British winter outside. While inside both the Palm House and Temperate House, the pupils undertook a picture quiz about the flora of the rainforest. Mr Smith and Mr Collett soon realised how many buddy botanists we have in Year 6! Our final destination of the day took us to the tree top walkway, where the pupils got over their fear of heights and climbed the staircase to the top to experience what it would be like in the emergent layer of the rainforest.
Thank you again to the parents who assisted us on the trip, we hoe you enjoyed it and we certainly couldn’t have done it without you. Check out our Twitter page @BevingtonRBKC for pictures of the trip.
It was great to see so many parents and children making use of our Reading Cafe today. Groups of enthusiastic readers arrived at the library after school, ready to relax in the tepee or sofas with a book and a biscuit. Thanks to parents for you encouraging your children to become passionate readers. See you there next week!
A big thank you to our catering providers, AIP, who visited a number of classes today and taught them all about the risks of a sugary diet. Our school nutritionist Amy discussed the dangers of a sweet tooth and the ways the children can lead a healthy lifestyle.
Year 6 braced the cold today and found sweet relief in the tropical glasshouses of Kew Gardens. Supporting their learning on Rainforests, the children explored the many botanical delights that the world-famous gardens have to offer. After a morning in the glasshouses, they explored the children’s garden and badger set. What an exhausting but worthwhile day!
Next week, Year 6 have a busy week of learning both in and out of the classroom. As part of their topic ‘Rainforests’, both Year 6 classes will be attending Kew Gardens to explore more about the flora that exists within a rainforest. The pupils will explore the Palm House, Treetop Walkway and Temperate House – where they will escape for a moment the cold UK winter climate for a more tropical style of humidity.
On Thursday morning, both Rowan and Maple will be walking to the Central Gurdwara (Khalsa Jatha) to explore more about the Sikh religion and link this with their RE topic of ‘Community’ and how religion plays an active part in the community.
If you are a parent/carer of a child in either year 6 class and are able to assist us with either of the trips next week then please speak to Mr Smith or Mr Collett ASAP.
Pupils from across our science partnership came together today to learn all about Forces with the amazing Little House of Science. It has been great to meet children from other year 5 classes and who knows… maybe the next supersonic flight engineer is among us!
Thank you to everyone who attended parents evening yesterday afternoon and evening. The turn out was incredible and so nice to provide feedback and targets to further help your child. If you were unable to attend then please arrange a time with your child’s class teacher in the coming week. Thank you once again and our aim is for an even higher turnout at the next parents evening!
Thank you to all the families who have made appointments to meet the teachers and talk about the children’s progress and next steps. What a great way to spend some time talking about all our favourite people!