Year 6 at the Houses of Parliament
Year 6 went on a trip to The Houses of Parliament. It was a fun and extremely interesting day.
They watched a film about the history of parliament, had a tour, watched the commons and lords in discussion and even met a Lady – Floella Benjamin!
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School Council Elections
Every child in KS1 & KS2 took part in a democratic election to decide on who would represent their class in the student school council. (Just like the real Members of Parliament!)
We held a secret ballot where the children voted for a girl and a boy from their class who they felt were the best candidates. They did this by putting a X next to their name.
Then they had to post their paper into the ballot box without letting anyone see as it is a private vote.
At the end of the day, the votes were counted and the children with the majority of the votes were declared.
Special Commemoration Medal
Today is not a “usual” day. September 9 represents an extraordinary milestone in our island story. It is the day on which Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history, the day on which she breaks the record held for more than a century by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. September 9 is the day that casts in a new light the National Anthem’s prayer about a Queen who is “long to reign over us”.
Victoria’s reign of 23,226 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes – 63 years and seven months – defined an era and a people. However, after today the ‘Elizabethan age’ of Queen Elizabeth II will be seen as a very special time in our history.
To mark this occasion the school is presenting to every child in the school a special medal, produced by the Royal Mint, to mark the event. The children should keep this medal safe and who knows? Maybe in the years to come, when they have their own children, they could appear on a future ‘Antiques Roadshow’ with their medal marking this important historical event in British history!
We send out thoughts and prayers to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, on her very special day.
British Values Display
Using the comments and opinions and work on “British Values” from the children, staff and parents we have made a wonderful display.
17th April 2015
Note to parents and carers
Re: St George’s Day – 23rd April
As you know next week we will be celebrating our first St George’s Day as the newly renamed St George’s C of E School. We are aiming to have a very special day with children involved in all sorts of activities to celebrate this special day. St George is the patron saint of England so we will be looking at aspects of life in London and England.
Our school community is a vibrant one with many families from all parts of the world who have chosen to make their home in Britain. During these times of change in the world it is more and more important to celebrate what is good about living in Britain and the values that we all share. These values include a belief in democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, as well as mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. Next Thursday as part of our St George’s Day celebrations we will be asking the children to comment on what they like about living in Britain and what is special about living in this country. The children’s comments will form part of a display in the main Reception area.
As part of our display we will be adding comments from members of staff, governors and the wider community stating what living in Britain means to them. We would very much like to add comments from any parents who would like to contribute. Please complete your comments on tear-off slip below and return to the office and we will add them to the final display.
Mrs G Constable