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Our Year So Far...
2016-17 part 2

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2G Build a Tower, 26 June
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1. We made big straw triangles. Can you guess what for...
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2. They join together to make an airy cage!
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3. Now we are outside, and here is our straw tower!
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4. We can travel to the sun!
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5. But instead we laid it flat and ran through - first one...
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6. ...then two...
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7. ...and then three of us!
2G Go To Belhus, 6 June
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1. We went to Belhus Woods on the wettest day in June!
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2. But that didn't worry us... we were happy!
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3. We did pond-dipping and saw tiny wet creatures!
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4. Then we hid in a hide and watched birds...
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5. ...with binoculars to make it easier to see them!
SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS 2017
4D – Josh 4D – Sunny 4D – Athira
4D – Josh
Cricket
Brentwood U9
4D – Sunny
Cricket
Ilford U11

4D – Athira
Swimming
Barking & Dagenham

5B - Akshat 5G – Aadam 6K - Mandheep

5B - Akshat
Badminton
Essex U12
Redbridge U11

5G – Aadam
Football
Essex U11

6K - Mandheep
Tennis
Essex U12

5G – Abhinay 5G – Shiven 5G - Vishnu

5G – Abhinay
Cricket
Essex U11

5G – Shiven
Gymnastics
Redbridge Team

5G - Vishnu
Football
Essex U11

5G - Yusha 6K - Aarin 6K – Ashwin

5G - Yusha
Swimming
Redbridge U11

6K - Aarin
Cricket
Ilford U12

6K – Ashwin
Cricket
Frenford U12

6K - Gopika    

6K - Gopika
Badminton
Essex U14

 

 

 

These children participated in the 'Charity Bike Ride 2017' for 'Sikh Giving'.

A huge 'well-done' to Ria, Harpal, Simrat, and everyone else who took part.

Here is what the three had to say:

"It was really fun" - Ria

"We had to cycle 17 miles" - Simrat

"I really enjoyed it. It was tiring but it was worth it" - Harpal

charity bike ride
St. Francis

Year 2 enjoyed our 'Baxter Bear' geography workshop, in which we explored the rainforest, met some creatures that live there, and provided our own soundtrack to the forest atmosphere.

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Year 2's geography project continued with a look at the people of the rainforest and their community. Here we are making models of their homes. 1
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"In the Year 2 Creative Maths Workshop, we joined straws together in simple two-dimensional shapes, then went on to create our own pyramids. We all wanted to bounce the big sphere around, but the teacher held it out of reach!"

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A selection from Reception...
In PE we have been practising balancing beanbags on different parts of our body and travelling in different directions. This was lots of fun and we asked if we could do it again next week! reception
reception reception
As a treat we were allowed to make fairy cakes with icing. We made sure we washed our hands and tried hard to keep the ingredients in the bowl. It was difficult to get the mixture in the cupcake case but it tasted delicious when we ate them at hometime.
Following our topic on Africa we had a whole-school dance workshop. The man who visited us played the drum for us to dance to. We decided we wanted to try some African drumming ourselves. We made loud and quiet, fast and slow sounds, and using both hands was harder than it looked. reception
We have been learning about British money and the different coins we have. We enjoyed playing in our shop role-play. We pretended to be shopkeepers or customers and used our trolleys to buy lots of food! reception
reception reception

"Around the world with Baxter Bear"
We enjoyed visiting France, Mexico, Spain and Brighton beach with Baxter Bear. We learned a few words in different languages and had fun travelling in different ways.

Well done and Thank you to those who helped raise so much for Red Nose Day

Goodies: £697.00

Coffee Morning: £224.70

red nose 1
red nose 2
red nose 3

Well done and thank you to all of those who entered our competitions at our most recent Open Day on 18th March.

Here are the winning entries from our competitions.

Akshat Bajaj - ICT and PE - 5B Anushka Kishore Kumar - Noah's Ark  Maths Puzzle - 2G
Akshat Bajaj - ICT and PE - 5B Anushka Kishore Kumar - Noah's Ark Maths Puzzle - 2G
Binthushan - Colouring Competition  - Stepping Stones Imaan Rehman - Word Ladder  Competition -    1H
Binthushan - Colouring Competition - Stepping Stones Imaan Rehman - Word Ladder Competition - 1H
Isabella Page - Our World  Competition Paul Benson - Our World  Competition
Isabella Page - Our World Competition Paul Benson - Our World Competition
Sila Nishida - Our World  Competition -   1H Zahra Master - Fill in the blanks    Competition - 3M
Sila Nishida - Our World Competition - 1H Zahra Master - Fill in the blanks Competition - 3M
gorilla

Gorillas – Are We Cruel?

Gorilla is eating and burping,
Filling its grey stomach
Scratching its head.

Gorilla sleeping and snoring
Guarding its young
Close to its chest.

Gorilla in cage
Banging its sides to get attention.

Gorilla sad and mad
Filled with rage
Punching its chest.

Gorilla in a van,
Shouting for help.

Gorilla for display,
Getting his freedom taken away.

Gorilla being laughed at,
Feeling really angry.

Gorilla angry,
Roaring when people stare.

Gorilla cramped in a cage,
Hoping one day he will be free.

Gorilla falling asleep,
Hoping this is a bad dream.

Vidip, Danielle, Jeevan, Zara & Ayesha

 
books 1books 2
Ayesha_Ghauri_Panda_and_Bird Ethan_Sagoo_An_Elephants_Journey
Vidip_Sahoo_Speed Zara_Mirza_Thank_You
Rohan_Madar_Playtime Vidip Sahoo and Rohan Madar
were the prizewinners in this class.
These below are books made by our last family workshop, 'Words, Words, Words'.
They are flip books. Select a book to read. Click a corner to turn the page!
Arjan Joshua Maya
Arjan Joshua Maya
Rebecca Rohan Veer
Rebecca Rohan Veer
Zahra

Parent Feedback
“The workshops have made M.J less scared about composition. Hopefully what she has learnt in the workshops will reflect in her assessments. The fact that you increased her enthusiasm means you are winning. Many thanks for offering the workshops!”
“It was really useful. We enjoyed the sessions, especially the games.”
“Excellent games for extending vocabulary knowledge.”
“It helped to stimulate ideas and helped her towards thinking.”
“The club helped him to extend his story by learning how to make it more interesting and exciting.”
“I found the sessions eye-opening in how we can help our children to expand their vocabulary and writing skills through playing a lot of board games, etc. I also gained various tips on how we can use synonyms and antonyms in general conversation when reading and many other ways.”

Child Feedback
“In the workshops I have learnt how to make my sentences longer and more interesting. This made my composition better.” – M.J
“I liked playing vocabulary games and circle games where we described our bucket.” – V.J
“I learnt how to write better stories.” – Z.A
“I liked the guessing game because it tested me on how good my imagination was.” – R.O
“My favourite activities were writing my own book, playing Bananagrams and guessing the animal without looking.” – R.O

Zahra

 

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wbd winners

The winners!

Chinese New Year assembly by Year 3
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chinese 3 chinese 4

 

Links Assembly for the Redbridge Foodbank.

"Thank you to everyone who made donations."
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links 2 links 3

 

Year 4 are learning about Solids and Liquids in Science and Capacity in maths. They enjoyed a practical lesson on measuring and mixing liquids in different proportions and tasting their concoctions.

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On Saturday 25th February the Chigwell School Art Exhibition was officially opened to the public for the next month.
The following pupils from our school were selected to exhibit: Ashwin, Nila, Vidip, Prina (Y6), Darsshini and Zen (Y5), Jingyi and Iman (Y4) and Misbah and Kyaan (Y3)

Click on a picture in the Eastcourt Section to view full-size.

eastcourt section

 

Year 2 art 1 Year 2 art 2
Year 2 art 3 Year 2 art 4
Year 2 art 5 Year 2 art 6
Art work from Year 2
   
reading
Valentines 1
Reading with Miss Dowling Valentines
Valentines 2 Valentines 3
Science  
Science 1 Science 2
Science 3 Science 4

 

Making Changes – Year 6  RE topic

We have considered the importance of thinking about the choices we make in life. Children have shared stories from different faiths and the world in general. They then designed games, combining the idea of choice and consequence.
A games morning is being held on 1st March for other Eastcourt children and parents to play the games. They will also be on display at our Open Day on 18th March, 10am-12noon. Do pop in to see them.
There will be work samples and latest results for parents to discuss with staff from all year groups, and challenges for children to enjoy, with a competitive element for those who wish to take part.

Can you make the right choice (1) - Sonakshi, Daya, Anoushka B, Nila Can you make the right choice (2) - Sonakshi, Daya, Anoushka B, Nila
Can you make the right choice (1) - Sonakshi, Daya, Anoushka B, Nila Can you make the right choice (2) - Sonakshi, Daya, Anoushka B, Nila
Choiceopoly (1) - Joseph, Mandheep, Taran, Yuvraj, Siddharth Choiceopoly (2) - Joseph, Mandheep, Taran, Yuvraj, Siddharth
Choiceopoly (1) - Joseph, Mandheep, Taran, Yuvraj, Siddharth Choiceopoly (2) - Joseph, Mandheep, Taran, Yuvraj, Siddharth
Destiny (1) - Mahi, Gopika, Huzaifa, Anoushka K Destiny (2) - Mahi, Gopika, Huzaifa, Anoushka K
Destiny (1) - Mahi, Gopika, Huzaifa, Anoushka K Destiny (2) - Mahi, Gopika, Huzaifa, Anoushka K
Enchanted Maze (1) - Devin, Aarin, Ashwin, Joshan, Amanveer Enchanted Maze (2) - Devin, Aarin, Ashwin, Joshan, Amanveer
Enchanted Maze (1) - Devin, Aarin, Ashwin, Joshan, Amanveer Enchanted Maze (2) - Devin, Aarin, Ashwin, Joshan, Amanveer
         

 

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