School News

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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Allstar Games

On Saturday 1st of June the Courtwood street dance crews participated at the 2019 Allstar games competition held at Crystal Palace Sports Centre . The Allstar games saw over 350 children competing to a 500+ strong audience in-front of 3 top professional industry judges . Courtwood street dance crew were fantastic and really did us […]

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Excellent Education for All

Our staff have been working hard to ensure that the richness of our curriculum here at Courtwood is communicated through our curriculum aim and intent. We have looked at our Courtwood curriculum offer, thought about what makes Courtwood unique, and written our intent statements around each aspect of our unique curriculum. We believe the aspects […]

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Edible Playground

The new edible playground has been officially opened! Each class have planted their seeds and some small plants in their designated beds and the teachers have planted the strawberries and herbs.  By the summer holiday, some of the plants; including calendula, tomatoes and lettuce, will be ready to harvest. We are looking forward to trying out […]

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Wise Owl and Ripple Awards

We have presented our Wise Owl awards to two children per class, who the teachers have picked as having been super role-models and worked exceptionally hard during the previous half term. These children received their Wise Owl award and ribbon to be worn on their school uniform. We also presented our RIPPLE certificates for the […]

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Guildford Museum

On Tuesday Year 3 went back in time to 1893 and became Victorian school children during our visit to the ancient schoolroom in Guildford. We spent the day with Miss Smith and Miss Emily and experienced a day in the life of a Victorian school child. We followed their rules and timetable and was able […]

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