What’s in a name?

This week we have been looking at a traditional African story called, Nolwandle. The name Nolwandle means girl of the waves.

This got us thinking about our names and what they mean.

Can you find out what your name means? Add a post so we can all share our findings. Do you have more than one name?

Makhosi and the Magic Horns

Year 3 + 4 have started their new topic today and read an interesting story about a boy called Makhosi.

As a group of 60, we have created a large story map of this story and created our own movie. Have a look below and try to retell the story by looking at the pictures.


Lunch Bowl Network

As you know we have been working hard to raise money to help fund lunches for Children in parts of Africa.

This week in class council we have been discussing how we could raise money as a class. We have come up with a few ideas: mufit day. bring and buy sale, cake sale, making and selling crafts and a talent show are just a few.

Can you think of any more great ideas we could do as a class or school?




Football Festival

Today the year 3 and 4 football team competed in a festival at Raynes Park high.

There were eight players in our team: Riley, George, Lana, Edward, Finlay, Isabella, Charlie and Harrison and each one played so well.

We won our first game 6 – 0 against Poplar A team, we then lost to St John Fisher (1-0) and drew with West Wimbledon (0-0) and with Hillcross (1-1).

All of the goals from Merton Park were really strong. One player even got  hat-trick and another hit the bar twice. We had a really strong defense, supportive players and real team spirit. We also had some great, supportive parents to cheer us on and we had a great day.




I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here!

As you are aware, Year 3 + 4 have an exciting opportunity to be part of this amazing project. Next week, we have a slot booked for each class, where you all get a chance to ask the engineers questions.

Over the weekend, it would be good if you could have a little chance to visit the site and read the information about each of the engineers. As you read, it might be useful to have your homework book beside you to note down any good questions you think of.