Years 1 and 2 outdoor learning on Hampstead Heath
What a glorious day we had on Hampstead Heath! Years 1 & 2 were lucky enough to spend an entire day outdoors in the sunshine, enjoying a variety of nature-based activities. These included nature number bonds, singing songs, teamwork games, drawing landscapes, building fairy houses & lots more! It was a wonderful opportunity for the girls to get to know their new classes, and for teachers to get to know their new pupils.
Reception trip to Willows Farm
The Reception girls had a wonderful time on our trip to Willows Farm. Highlights included feeding goats, cows and horses, cuddling a Guinea pig, taking a trip on a tractor and watching a cow being milked! We spent the afternoon exploring Peter Rabbit’s playground, complete with Mr McGregor’s garden and Mrs Tiggy Winkle’s tiny kitchen.
Angele Mambangula - Culture and Education Visit
Excitement spread across Year 4 as we walked through the Library door in order to meet Angele Mambangula. She is a visitor from the Democratic Republic of Congo and she came to teach us about the culture and education of similar aged Year 4 children. She taught us how to speak some phrases of lingala, how to tie a headdress and we were able to sample some of her cooking which included fried plantain slices and savoury doughnuts. We all enjoyed the lesson and had fun learning new things.
Mrs Hall Kernot
Hampstead Art Fair
St Christopher’s Art Club participated in the Young People’s Art Fair in Hampstead. It was a wonderful opportunity for the girls to be creative and they each painted pictures on the theme of ‘Fantasy Landscape.’
During the 1920s themed Jewel Book week in Autumn Term, both Year 5 classes created a collaborative collage inspired by 1920s tube posters. Photographs of these recreations were sent to the London Transport Museum who thought they were fantastic and shared them on their Instagram account!
After the success of Midnight at Moonstone, Daunt books contacted St. Christopher’s to ask if they could borrow some of the wonderful paper dolls that the girls created at their workshops with Trisha Krauss. They are currently on display in the window of Daunt Books in Hampstead so if you have time do pop by and see them!
Years 3, 4, 5 Outdoor Learning on Hampstead Heath
Year 5 visit to the V and A
After studying Frida Kahlo this term, Year 5 had the fantastic opportunity to visit the V&A exhibition dedicated to her life ‘Making Herself Up.’ We had a brilliant time exploring the works of art and items that belonged to her. Then Year 5 went around the other galleries, particularly the works of art from the Stuart and Hanoverian periods that they are studying in their history lessons. They found a Hurdy Gurdy, went on an interactive evening in Venice and found the portrait of Marie Antoinette.
We had a wonderful visit! Miss Elvidge