House Singing 2017 – The 90s

Good luck to all our houses in this term’s Singing Competition!

Here are the songs for your to practise…

ARUNDEL – I’ll be there for you

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Karoake video – click

I’ll be there for you Lyrics

BALMORAL – Mmm Bop

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MMMBop Lyrics

CAERNARVON – Keep on Moving

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Keep on Moving Lyrics

World War 2 Workshop

On Monday 9th May 2016, the Year 6 boys took part in a World War II Workshop in the Arundel Hall.  They came dressed up as evacuees with labels attached to their coats, gas masks in boxes hanging around their necks and wearing short trousers!  They took part in a number of different activities which included the following:- putting out fires (pretend) using an original 1940s stirrup pump, carrying dummies on stretchers, dealing with incendiary devices and sitting in an Anderson shelter discussing WW2 posters whilst there were sounds of bombs dropping all around them.  The  boys moved from one activity to another when they hear the ‘All Clear’ on the siren which they took turns to operate. They had to identify German spies who infiltrated their activities and then write a description of them and include a wanted poster. The final part was hearing about the V1 and V2 bombs that were involved towards the end of the war.   For their morning snack they ate some carrot cookies which were made using a WW2 recipe – they were a hit, but the carrot fudge was not! A great day was had by all the boys.

Year 6 get jobs at Kidzania

On Monday 7 March, Year 6 boys had a real treat – a trip to Kidzania to get employed!

After checking in at the departures lounge, we took off to the land of Kidzania – a new world where children do all the work and adults aren’t allowed. The boys chose from a range of jobs – air con engineers, pilots, news presenters, radio DJs, ambulance crew, police officers, parcel delivery force, surgeons, F1 pit team – the list goes on. Most importantly, the boys then earned ‘kidzos’  – the required currency in Kidzania. This money could then be banked or spent on goodies or food. Not surprisingly, some boys chose to become chefs to make their own burgers for lunch!

It was a fantastic day out and the boys loved the experience. But are they ready for jobs in the real world?

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Sugar Smart – Head Boy Team project

The Head Boy team are teaching us all about the hidden sugars in many of our popular foods.

They meet up with the Head Girl Team from the Girls’ Prep and they have had meetings via a Skype conference call with Year 8 mentors from Kettering Academy. See photos below:

Find out more about the Sugar Smart campaign on their website. Click here

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Running Club

Running club has been a real success in the three years it has been running. with up to 20 boys regularly running our 3km course along the banks of the River Thames. I will shortly be creating some Strava links for those of you who wish to challenge yourselves against our boys, or just see where they run.

The boys strive to set new Personal Bests and even to beat the course record. last years record held by Theo Williams, an impressive 13.06, has already been beaten 3 times this year with Tristan Brown setting a staggering course record of 12.20.

Equally impressively is that almost every single pupils has set a new personal best.

We finished last term with the annual Christmas run and this year it was bigger than ever, we had pupils from year 3 join us and even some reception girls. there was strong cluster of mums enjoying some early morning exercise too. many thanks to the parents who sent in their photos to be used in this blog.

Many thanks to Adam Buckingham, Charlotte Oakley and Matt Oakley who are regular runners and without whom there would be no running club. many thanks to the boys because seeing the effort they put in and the progress that they make really starts Tuesdays on a positive note.

as promised here are the Stava links to our segments

The first 1.5km

The Return 1.5km

 

LOC

Thank you to all the parents who brought in Wellingtons, plants and seeds. The boys planted them on Friday and they look great.