School News

Aladdin Troubles

What a fantastic week it has been for year 6 and 5. On the 9th and 10th July Year 6 performed their production of Aladdin Troubles to their family and friends. The year 6 children all worked extremely hard on the run up to the production. They learnt their lines quickly and sang the songs […]

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Rocksteady

This term we were lucky enough to be able to experience a live music assembly by Rocksteady. This was very exciting for the children, who were able to experience the instruments which they see their favourite artist playing. These were played by our band leader Jack, who was representing Rocksteady in the assembly. The children […]

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Gatton Park

On Tuesday 9th July Year 1 visited Gatton Park in Reigate as part of our Science learning journey topic, with a focus on ‘growing’ and ‘trees’. The day started very excitedly for 30 children, as always when a journey on a coach is involved.The day consisted of 2 sessions, the morning one focusing on trees. […]

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Riddlesdown STEM Workshop

Year 5 had a great day at Riddlesdown Collegiate where we attended a day of STEM (Science, Technology, Maths and Engineering) workshops. During the day, we met ‘Jones the Bones and his Skeleton’ and had a healthy dose of horrible and gory facts all about the human body! We also experienced a science workshop in […]

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Golf

Over the last few weeks, Year 6 have been attending golf lessons at Addington Court golf course. A golf instructor has led our sessions and we have been able to use all their facilities and equipment. After having a few lessons on the driving range, practising our swings and trying out different types of golf […]

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Bridge 4 Schools Workshop

Children in Years 5 and 6 had a very exciting opportunity to develop their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths skills with a bridge building workshop that visited our school on Wednesday 19th June. The workshop was run by Civil Engineers from a construction company and a design and engineering consultancy.  The children were able to construct a 13m long cable-stayed […]

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STEM Club

This term a new after school club has started at Courtwood. Every Friday after school a group of 12 children meet to be Young Engineers, having fun learning and making different construction projects. So far we have made catapults and had fun seeing who could launch their counter the furthest across the playground. Last week we all needed a […]

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Grow Your Own Potatoes Project

Children from Chestnut class, Reception, Year 1 and Year 5 have been taking part in the Grow Your Own Potatoes Project. The classes began growing their potatoes in February and on Tuesday 11th June it was time to harvest their crop. Each class grew Rocket and Jazzy potatoes outside their classroom. The children weighed the […]

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Father’s Day Woodland Adventure

On Friday 14th June the PTFA were joined by Dads and Grandads in our Wise Owl Woods for a Father’s Day Woodland Adventure. We enjoyed a plant and wildlife scavenger hunt, wooden medallion decorating and den building. It was lovely to see everyone having fun, working together and enjoying a hot chocolate and biscuit with each other. […]

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Sublime Science

This week, the school were paid a visit by Sublime Science. We were shown the properties of dry ice and scientific terminology such as condensation, evaporation and sublimation were explained. We observed a range of experiments using dry ice in a variety of containers, demonstrating the effect of temperature and catalysts on the rate reaction. Each class […]

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