The circus came to town today as we held our very own Coronation Carnival. The school was a sea of red, white and blue. The children had a brilliant time with Circus Allstars, Whitstable Whippy ice-creams, popcorn and those children having school dinners enjoyed a special coronation lunch including mini Victoria sponges for pudding!
Well done to Mrs Cutts for organising such a brilliant day, we hope the children enjoyed themselves.
Born to Shine!
Endowed World Book Day
We had a fantastic World Book Day and loved seeing all of your amazing animal print clothes, face-painting and the amazing creative costumes some of you made!
The Year 6 children read with the Year 3 children, which was lovely. Unfortunately, we were let down by the dance workshop who were due in but well done to Mrs Blinston-Jones and the amazing Year 6 children who helped us organise our own dance workshops for everyone - who needs professionals! Thank you to all of the families who joined us for the afternoon picnic. We hope you all had a lovely time.
Congratulations to our Best Dressed Winners and Runner-ups
Winner of Upper school - Isla C, Lacewing Class
Winner of Lower school - Dominic, Caterpillar Class
Runners-up of Upper school - Maurice, Butterfly Class and Amelia, Grasshoppers Class
Runners-up of Lowe school - Paige, Dragonfly Class and Elliot, Bumblebee Class
PTFA Christmas Shop
The school was full of festive fun on Thursday for the amazing PTFA Christmas shop. Children were able to buy gifts for family members and then wrap and add name tags in their classes.
Thank you to the PTFA for all their hard work in organising this lovely day for the children, and for everyone who donated gifts. They really love being able to pick out special gifts by themselves to surprise family with.
A massive THANK YOU to our wonderful PTFA who unleashed the glitter and sparkles on Thursday night. The children had a brilliant time dancing to the latest tunes and lots of great prizes for those who won the spot dance competitions.
As well as the PTFA, thank you to all the staff who volunteered to help, the children couldn't enjoy such wonderful evening without you all.
BBC Children in Need
It was all spots, dots and fancy dress in school today as we joined in with BBC Children in Need - SPOTACTULAR! Everyone looked fabulous all dressed up.
The Fart that Changed the Word
We were delighted to welcome illustrator Anita Mangan to school on Thursday, she did a fantastic interactive drawing session with the upper school children and they watched a video of her brother the actor and author Stephen Mangan read an ex-tract from their new book together ‘The Fart that Changed the World’ .
Please contact us if you would like a signed copy of her new book. These are £7 (cash only), please
contact Mrs Blinston-Jones for further information.
Word Refugee Day
What is World Refugee Day?
World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. It falls each year on June 20th and celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. World Refugee Day is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives.
This year, the focus will be on the right to seek safety. Every person on this planet has a right to seek safety – whoever they are, wherever they come from and whenever they are forced to flee.
Our Ambassadors (Noah, Lily, Edith, Cleo, Clara & Noah) led the school in collective worship about World Refugee Day to bring awareness to the plight of displaced humans around the globe.
The ambassadors helped us all to think about the difficulties faced by thousands of people around the world. We reflected on and commemorated the strength and resilience that refugees display during the hardest of times.
It was an opportunity for us to think about human rights in the face of a global crisis and to consider how we can support refugees especially those from Ukraine.
The Ambassadors also arranged a cake sale to raise funds. With the help of Upper School who contributed with homemade and shop bought cakes – it was the largest cake sale the Endowed has ever seen!
To support the Ukrainian crisis all the children participated with Upper School wearing Blue and Lower School wearing Yellow. After lunch the whole school ventured into the playground to create the Ukrainian Flag. We would like to thank the brilliant Mr Fisk who took this amazing aerial photograph.
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
Welcome to Wonderland
World Book Day
On Thursday 3rd March we had our whole school World Book Day. This year our theme was Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Each class came in their finest fancy dress as one of the characters then jumping down the rabbit hole into our transformed school. We welcomed in a production company who entertained the children through their energetic and highly engaging performances throughout the day. Then at 2pm we invited our Endowed families in to have a wonderful tea party!
World Book Day Competition Winners
Congratulations to our World Book Day Class Winners for Character Fancy Dress Costume, Inspiring Writer and Inspiring Reader.
Hey EWE! Year 3 Nativity
Well done to our amazing Year 3 Nativity performers, who were fantastic on Tuesday night. A BIG THANK YOU to Miss Braid and Miss Galvin and all the helpers for their incredible hard work.
Thursday / Friday
Another couple of days of fun filled facts and activities including a visit from the St John's Ambulance who showed them how to bandage a wound, demonstrated the recovery position and gave them a tour on their Ambulance. The children also enjoyed touching and holding some of the exotic animals from Wild Science, including a Tarantula, Bearded Dragon, Hissing cockroach, Millipede and lots more
Tuesday / Wednesday
Lots more fun with Boats & Floats, a masterclass in Lego, designing and launching rockets, magnetic snakes, test flying helicopter designs and a fascinating zoom meeting with a Neurologist.
The children have enjoyed lots of exciting experiments, talks and activities today. A Science Workshop from Eureka Seekers, Boats & Floats, Scratch safety design and a fire safety talk from Kent Fire and Rescue. Each class rotated around the school to experience the different STEM activities. Lots more super science tomorrow....