Yesterday, our Year 7s took a trip to Great Missenden to visit the Roald Dahl museum as part of their study of creative writing and literature. They visited the shed where the great man wrote his most famous children’s books, explored the sites he used as inspiration for his stories in the village as well as coming up with some story ideas of their own!
As part of their studies of First World War poetry, and to coincide with Remembrance events at school, we took all our Year 9s to the newly renovated National Army Museum in Chelsea on the 13th of November. Pupils got the chance to handle genuine artefacts from real First World War soldiers and were lucky enough to do a poetry workshop based around the objects with a published poet and a poet who was also a serving soldier!
As millions of people commemorated the centenary of the end of the First World War on the 11th November 2018, École Jeannine Manuel played host to a series of acknowledgements honouring those around the world who took part in the Great War. From Nursery to Year 11, our pupils engaged in heartfelt tributes around the theme of Remembrance such as poppy and bleuet making, British and French poetry readings and a dramatic performance.
Similar commemorations took place at our sister schools across the Channel:
We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our very first Charity Dinner at the National History Museum on Saturday 11th May 2019.
On October 10th, our Year 8 pupils visited Burnham Beeches Wood in Buckinghamshire as part of their study of geology in science. They explored the woodlands and observed geological soil layering, ancient sites of clay mining for bricks, quagmires and areas where sinkholes exist!
In addition, pupils learned about pollarding trees and how the woods are being managed and preserved for future generations. They took soil samples at different locations around the trail and these will be analysed back in school for their pH, texture, and profile. This information will then be related to the dominant trees found growing in each sampled area.
A challenging and exciting day rooted in fun!Read More
Many congratulations to Beatrice (Year 10), whose interview of American Ambassador Johnson has just been published in First News. The focus of the interview was on the crucial role played by first responders in times of crisis. Watch the full interview here!Read More
May signals the start of charity Living Streets’ National Walking Month, a celebration of the benefits this simple act brings. On this occasion, we are encouraging pupils and their parents to take part in the Walk to School Week (21-25 May).
In preparation for this event, our pupils will be talking about the benefits of walking with their teachers, and our Year 4s have even created some impressive posters to raise awareness around school!
Each year, thousands of pupils across the world take part in the Kangourou maths competition. The results for the Kangourou 2018 are in and we could not be more proud of our pupils’ achievements!
All pupils from Year 4 to Year 10 took part in the competition, and, of those, 25% were ranked amongst the top 5% worldwide.
Congratulations to all for participating, and a special congratulations to Elliot (Year 6), ranked #1 out of 32,152 in his year group!