Middle Phase blog

Feb 23, 2018

This week Year 3 were lucky enough to have a Spanish workshop on the theme of Picasso.  They learnt about his abstract work and then created their own design based on his paintings.

Also, 2I have been busy learning their lines and rehearsing their class assembly which is on next Wednesday.  Look out for more on that next week!

Jan 26, 2018

This week, Year 2 have been learning about primary colours and how to create secondary colours through mixing paints.  They created their own amazing colour wheels.

3S have been busy practising their class assembly for next week.  We are looking forward to learning about recycling next Wednesday!

Year 4 have been writing poetry inspired by the ‘The Adventures of Odysseus’. Miss Holt was incredibly impressed by their thoughtful use of similes and inventive use of onomatopoeia and alliteration to make lively and engaging poems.

Jan 22, 2018

4H performed their class assembly to the school and their parents on Wednesday 17th Jan. This was a chance for them to showcase their learning about the Ancient Greeks, in particular the Ancient Greek gods. In their play the gods were competing to become patron god of Chesterton Primary School.

The children were fantastic at learning their lines and creating their costumes for the play. A year two child said he was nearly 'moved to tears' by the children's performance of 'Angels' by Robbie Williams whose lyrics had been re-written about the Greek Gods. Congratulations on your successful performance 4H!

Jan 12, 2018

The Year 4s enjoyed their 'Kip on a Ship' trip this week where they had the opportunity to have a sleep over on the HMS Belfast, a World War 2 war ship. They children were exceptionally well behaved and a member of the public even emailed the school to express how impressed she was with Chesterton's pupils' behaviour!

They also learnt a lot during our workshop about the different roles on board ship and thoroughly enjoyed exploring the 9 floors of the war ship to understand how it worked. Well done year 4!


Jan 5, 2018

This week we have all been celebrating the New Year and making our New Year’s resolutions. We have also enjoyed celebrating our new topics in our topic launches. 

Year 2’s topic is Explorers. They spent the morning, making different animals that explorers might see when they are exploring the Arctic. Year 3’s topic is Scrapheap Challenge. They designed and made their own robots and made large scale Iron Men.

Year 4’s topic is The Greeks. They made Greek drama masks and a large scale Parthenon.

Everyone worked well together to make some amazing pieces of art. Many thanks to all of the family members that came along to support the topic launches this term.

Dec 15, 2017

This week, Year 3 performed at the Winter Sounds Concert at Burntwood School. They sang a range of songs with other Wandsworth schools and all sounded angelic! Max (3C) said: 'It was such fun!” and Sofia (3C) said, “The lights were so bright and the music was really loud but we really enjoyed it!'

Well done to all of the children who performed at the concert. Your teachers are very proud of you!

Dec 8, 2017

This week, Year 2 became Reading volunteers with the Reception children as part of their We campaign. Year 2 enjoyed teaching the younger children all about the books they had chosen to read with them.  After, they felt so proud of themselves for being great role models!

Year 3 visited the Roman Amphitheatre in London this week. They found out about the architecture that was hidden beneath the streets of London. They all behaved extremely well and enjoyed learning even more about the Romans.

On Wednesday this week, Year 4 held their first clarinet and saxophone concert.  They played and sang a variety of tunes and worked so hard to work together as a team.  Thank you to the families who came to support them.

Dec 1, 2017

This week, Year 2 have been given their parts to start learning for the Winter Production - 'Superstar'.  The children are all very excited about the characters that they will be playing and have already made a great start to learning their lines.

Year 3 had a fantastic visit to Battersea Park Library this week. They enjoyed listening to some festive tales and choosing their own books.

This term, Year 4 have started learning the clarinet or the saxophone.  They are all looking forward to their first concert which is on 6th December.

Nov 24, 2017

On Thursday this week, Year 2 visited the Southbank so that they could see lots of the London landmarks that they have been learning about in school.  They were excited to see the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard, the Globe Theatre and Tower Bridge.  Everyone enjoyed seeing all of the entertainers on the Southbank and walking across the Millennium Bridge.

All of the children behaved extremely well and were a pleasure to take on the visit.

Nov 17, 2017

On Wednesday this week, Year 2 and 3 were lucky enough to have a special visit from Adrian Barnett, who usually lives deep in the Amazon rainforest!  He spoke to Year 2 about different habitats and how animals adapt to these habitats. Year 3's talk was all about the Stone Age where they discovered how humans developed over millions of years and how important the Stone Age is to our society today.

All of the children asked such great questions and learnt so many facts.  Many thanks to Adrian!

Nov 9, 2017

This week was a very important week for 2M as it was their class assembly all about The Great Fire of London. They spent the previous week learning all of their lines and the songs. On Wednesday, the children performed it to the whole school and 2M’s parents. They performed their parts with confidence and were so proud of themselves! 

Thank you to all of the parents who came to watch the assembly.

Nov 6, 2017

This Wednesday, Years 3 and 4 had a character creating workshop with acclaimed author, Cliff McNish. Among his wide repertoire of books are ‘Breathe’, ‘Going Home’ and the ‘Doomspell Trilogy’.

In his Year 4 workshop, the children had the opportunity to create their own characters for a story, ensuring their main character had a HUGE problem to make their story gripping! Everyone enjoyed the workshops and will be using the techniques in their lessons next week.