Catherine Giles, Author at King's Oak Primary School | Page 2 of 8

World Book Day – March 2020

We love reading so much that we turned World Book Day into King’s Oak Book Week, including a Readathon (thank you so much to members of our community who joined us!), a visit by children’s author, Serena Patel, an exciting homework challenge and a whole day focused on our favourite fantasy story books! Children clearly […]

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Victorian School Day – March 2020

Friday 6th March was Victorian School Day and we were transported back to the year 1899! Year 4 came to school in Victorian costume (thank you to parents and carers for supporting with this – your children looked amazing!) and enjoyed a workshop in which they experienced a typical Victorian school day; this also provided […]

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Victorian Pharmacists! February 2020

Year 4 had a great time at Holly Lodge, learning about the Victorians and immersing themselves in local history whilst becoming Victorian pharmacy apprentices for the day! Children used their numeracy skills (measuring ingredients, working out fractions and completing data charts) as they helped the Pharmacist create pills and potions and also enjoyed discussing the […]

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Time Travel Treat! February 2020

Year 6 had a fantastic time showcasing their learning during our World War 2 Afternoon yesterday. Joined by over 50 parents and guests, our children shared amazing projects and presentations inspired by their World War 2 Topic including book reviews, ration food recipes (with tasters – delicious!), singing and dancing. Everyone loved it when Year […]

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Forest School at School! February 2020

After checking the forecast (50 mph winds!), our Forest School Leaders decided we should stay at school to practise some of the skills we had already experienced in the woods. We used lashing to create ‘forest eyes’ from pencils and coloured wool and took turns outside, to practise fire lighting with flint and steel and […]

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Cooking for Victory! February 2020

Year 6 are really looking forward to welcoming parents and carers to their World War 2 Afternoon tomorrow – the Grand Finale of their topic learning in which they will showcase their singing, dancing and DT projects! We have also been practising our cooking skills and have been preparing some tasty wartime food that we […]

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Chelsea Challenge! February 2020

Year 5 and Year 6 had a great time at the recent Kingsmeadow training session – we love being part of the Chelsea Challenge Programme! The programme is offered exclusively to select schools which then enjoy specialist coaching from the Chelsea Foundation, school visits from Chelsea FC Women’s players and exclusive offers including match day […]

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Through to the Finals! February 2020

Our Year 5 Boys’ Football Team came 3rd in a qualifying tournament last week and therefore made it through to the Borough Finals (facing Richmond schools) in April. Our team all played amazing football and showed excellent sportsmanship and team work.  Thank you to you all!

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Forest Fun! January 2020

As a Forest School, we love taking every opportunity to enjoy hands-on learning in a woodland environment, whatever the weather. Year 2 had an amazing time this week – building dens, crossing streams, climbing trees and creating some wonderful ‘forest art’. The Forest School programme enhances emotional and social wellbeing in addition to developing children’s […]

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Concert Week! December 2019

We have just had the most Christmassy end-of-term celebration ever, with 14 festive performances in 6 days. All year groups, from Pre-School to Year 6, have showcased their musicianship and drama skills to packed audiences of parents, carers, governors, family friends and each other. Our children (and staff!) have all worked incredibly hard over the […]

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King's Oak Primary School
Dickerage Lane
New Malden
Surrey KT3 3RZ