On Friday 7th February, our children and staff will be taking part in the NSPCC Number Day. We will join thousands of schools for a mega maths-inspired fundraising day to raise money for the NSPCC. We would like the children to come dressed in something that represents a number – this could be dots or stripes, a numeral or the number in words. We ask for a voluntary donation – suggested amount £1, which will be donated to the NSPCC. Thank you in advance for your support.
Have you ever wondered, “What can I do at home to help my child with maths?” If so, here are a few starting points that you might like to consider:
Remember… Maths should always be fun and never a chore! We all need to help raise confidence levels in our children.
Calling all parents/carers,
Tommorow is a non-school uniform day, in exchange for a jar or cup of sweets for our
jarbola stall at De Hav Fest. Please send these in with your child on Thursday morning.
Thank you in advance, for your continued support.
During the past few days, rescue departments including the Police and Fire Service have come to visit De Havilland Primary School, in specific, Early Years. They taught the children how to use the rescue equipment and gave the pupils a chance to operate the water hose and sit in a police car. Here are some quotes from Early Years:
“I enjoyed riding the fire engine and hearing the loud fire engine!” Aida
“The sound of the police sirens made me jump!” Juwariyah
“The police told us how to cross the road sensibly.” Eleanor
“I liked seeing the water squirt out the hose, that was definitely the best part! Aida
Overall, it was a great opportunity for Early Years to see a real police car and fire engine and they all enjoyed it!
Reported by Lina, Vanshika and Maryam in Year 5
District Sports 2019, a report by Abi and Jack in Year 5
First things first, District Sports is a big competition held at Gosling Sports Stadium.
When we arrived, all the other schools were there too. Nerves were settling in, but we were all ready to try our best and smash it! First up was all of the field events such as long distance running, tennis ball throw and the beanbag throw – we made it through! After this was the beanbag shuttle and low and behold…we won! Then to the sprints and relay races. The Year 5 and Year 6 relay races went incredibly well with fast and smooth baton changes.
Next was the presentation. They went from 9th to 1st and we came (Drum roll please) …first place!
Taking the trophy, we went on a celebration run around the stadium to cheers and claps. What a great day!
During the past few weeks, Year 5 have been looking at Mayans. Recently, they have been looking at Mayan masks and have created their own to showcase their understanding. 5C and 5S have all taken part in this activity and they enjoyed making the masks. It was quite difficult as they were making the masks out of clay and needed to work quickly, but Year 5 enjoyed the challenge! We used various tools and strategies to create the best masks possible. Pupils from 5C and 5S said “My favourite part about the mask was designing, carving, adding 3D parts and shaping it”.
Reported by Vanshika and Lina, Yr 5.
Last Friday, Glee Club (the school’s choir) had a trip to the Galleria. They sang a variety of songs to raise money for The Willow Foundation (Willow is a national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days). It was an amazing experience for our young musicians as they sang for their audience. Here are some quotes from people who went on the trip. ”It was really fun and exciting, we tried our best and the results were fabulous”.
“It was a phenomenal show and the audience really enjoyed it and so did I”.
Reported by Maryam and Lina, Yr 5.
Last year we had some incredible songs, and this year we have the songs Titanium, Giant, Fight song and many more. We will have stunning food cooked by Leo’s dad, including an appealing BBQ. There will also be an active ninja assault course for children run by Mr Jackson. The band will be live on stage again and we will include face painting, craft making and game stalls. Report by Lina & Aaron – Year 5
This is what our children say about De Hav Fest…
‘Last year the food was exquisite and very nice’-Leo 5C
‘I loved going on stage and singing, it made me feel really happy!’ – Stephanie 3J
‘My favourite thing at De Hav Fest was the face painting because we had an amazing pattern drawn on our faces.’ – Diana 1L
‘We loved that it was so lively because there were people of different ages altogether, listening to music, buying from lots of different stalls and watching the fantastic dancing.’ – Tenzin, Jazmine & Alfie Year 6.
‘I loved seeing the reptiles, there were lizards and tarantulas.’ – Yahya 1L
‘The slip ‘n’ slide Ninja Warrior obstacle course was super fun because you get wet!’ – Bradley 3J
‘We all loved singing because we love songs and even remember some of the actions too!’ – Zayne 1B
‘I loved the glitter pictures, they looked brilliant!’ – Sydney 1B
De Hav Fest Merchandise
Order your t-shirts, hoodies and caps from https://www.teamworld.co.uk/dehavfest by Monday, 1st July for free delivery to school. Just use the drop down and select collection.
Make sure to order your Wristbands before Friday, 28th June to benefit from the Early Bird Prices!
Early Bird Offer Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £6.00 Adults £3.00 Children £1.00 (Under 3s Free)
Gate Price Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £8.00 Adults £4.00 Children £2.00 (Under 3s Free)
De Havilland Primary School,
Tel: 01707 273542
Fax: 01707 263910