Preparation for Art Week

The whole first week back after the Christmas break will be ‘Art week’, where the children will be meeting artists and learning a variety of new art skills. We will be linking our Art week to the Hertfordshire Year of Culture theme of the month- ‘Try something new’.   If any of our parents, carers or …

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Operation Encompass

Dear Parents and Carers, The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Hertfordshire Constabulary. Operation Encompass is the notification to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, of incidents where a when a child or young person has experienced or …

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Recycling in Pear Class

Pear class is passionate about recycling! Children are always making sure they recycle their paper, milk cartons and plastic in our classroom.    We decided to show our love for our beautiful planet by setting up a new challenge as we would like to encourage and celebrate recycling at home too! To take part, parents were …

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Year 5 Shakespeare plays

On Wednesday Evening Year 5 performed at Watersmeet Theatre in Rickmansworth. Walnut Class performed a brilliant interpretation of Twelfth Night and Willow Class a wonderful interpretation of Romeo and Juliet.  After weeks of hard work and wonderful rehearsals, the children grew in confidence and delivered their lines with fantastic expression and brought the characters alive.  …

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100 Books Reading Challenge

  We are excited to launch our 100 Book Reading Challenge! Read more about the challenge from here!

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Baking bread in Year 2

This half term, Year 2 have been learning about The Great Fire London. In Design and Technology, we explored different bread products and made comments about the designs. This week Year 2 baked bread! As the fire started in a bakery…. why not make some bread? We followed a recipe ( which is part of …

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100 Books Reading Challenge

We are proud to be announcing a new Reading Competition that starts after the half term. Every child will have an opportunity to take part in the competition, through which they are expected to read 100 books. The list was created by TES and the National Association for the Teaching of English, who ran a survey …

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Y5 Shakespeare Workshop

This morning, the two Year 5 classes attended a casting workshop in Rickmansworth Theatre with the Shakespeare Schools Foundation. During the workshop, two members of the Shakespeare Schools Foundation gave top tips on how to perform in front of a big audience on a big stage.  The top tips that they shared are:   1. …

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Erasmus project at Central Primary

Thanks to the Erasmus Plus project we have partnered with a primary school in Spain, The CEIP Peñalta near Madrid. Over the course of the year our pupils at Central Primary School will have the opportunity to get to know their Spanish counterpart and learn about their daily life and school routines. We have also …

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Sunflowers from Year 1

For the past few weeks Year 1 has been exploring Vincent Van Gogh’s painting “Sunflowers”. They started off by looking closely at some real sunflowers, exploring the texture of the leaves and noticing the patterns in the flower. Year 1 then had a go sketching their own interpretation of the “Sunflowers” painting. After they added …

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Talk talk talk!

Oracy is defined as ‘the ability to express oneself fluently and grammatically in speech‘. Oracy is commonly viewed as being as important to teach children as it is to teach them English and Maths lessons.  We have been introducing Oracy into our curriculum this year and it is a vital part of our school development …

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Local Learning and the Mayor’s visit to Y2

At Central Primary School, we are really proud to be located in the heart of Watford.   Learning about our locality is an essential part of helping children become more aware about their surroundings and the environment they are likely to interact with daily. It also encourages the children to become more responsible about keeping …

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