School Council visit to KPMG

To celebrate World Book Day (and show off our reading skills!) Seven Mills Primary School Council visited KPMG. The children each shared the book they are currently reading with an employee from KPMG. After that, they enjoyed a tour around the whole building and took part in a KPMG quiz. It looks like an incredible place to work!

Exclusive Viewing at Genesis Cinema

Seven Mills were lucky enough to have a private viewing of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ courtesy of the charity Film Intr.

14 very lucky readers from year 3 to 5 ( Year 6 had a pre- booked ice skating session) were fortunate enough to be ‘chauffeured’ on the mini- bus to Mile End; a rare treat for an AR trip.

They munched into some of their favourite snacks while enjoying the movie. It was amazing to have the place to ourselves.

On our return they shared their thoughts about the movie. All but one, loved the characters and the different settings in the movie. Many agreed  it was similar to the original book but preferred the movie.

Come in and have a look at the book we made about this wonderful day.

Mamma Mia! Y5 Recorders are a hit!

Earlier this term, six children from Y5 joined the Tower Hamlets Recorder Big Band for a rehearsal day.

They joined other Tower Hamlets schools to practise for a special concert in July in which the band is going to play well-known hits such as Walking on Sunshine, I’m a Believer and, our favourite, Mamma Mia.

Our children rose brilliantly to the challenge, and were particularly complimented on their playing of Mamma Mia, of course!

A big well done to everyone involved.  We can’t wait to hear them in concert, in July.

Dual Language Story Time

Children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 enjoyed stories in home languages today, thanks to our great team of story-telling parents.

Here are the parent volunteers, ready to go!

And here they are at story time:

We enjoyed stories in Bengali, Somali, French and English today.

Many thanks to our super story-telling parents!

 

Recorder Big Band Pieces

MP3 recordings to help our Y5 recorder group to learn their pieces for a Recorder Big Band Rehearsal

 

I’m a believer (Recorder Only)

I’m a believer (with voice)

Mama Mia

Walking on sunshine

Christmas Countdown in the Infants

Why is there tinsel in Reception?

Why is there hay on the stage?

Who put a stable in the hall?

Where are these two travelling to?

Why are there so many twinkly stars in Nursery?

And why is there so much singing going on?

It must be Christmas!

You can count on the Early Years and Infants for a magical Christmas Nativity.

Christmas Counts! Tuesday 13th December at 2pm.

Unidentified Christmas Objects

10….9….8….7…6….5….4…3….2….1….

What on earth is happening at Seven Mills?

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Items that are out of this world have been popping up at Breakfast Club, and in the Juniors…

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…in the hall and on the stage…

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…and strange creatures have been tiptoeing about.

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The Juniors are involved in a mission, and it’s Top Secret!

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But not for long…

Watch this space, and come to the KS2 Christmas Show next Thursday 15th December at 2.00.

You won’t want to miss it. It really will be Out of This World!!!

Ice Age Collision Course – Reader Leaders premier day out

Six very lucky readers in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6  were selected to attend an exclusive day out for exceptional reading both at home and at school. All  readers had not only been reading but had completed AR quizzes online.

This trip was thoroughly enjoyed by all,  including the adults (see below) who could easily be upcoming actors!!! Next stop the Oscars.

The winners were photographed in their own personal sets,  do you know the name of the upcoming  film?

 

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The Nutcracker Ballet – a magical Christmas treat.

Last Wednesday, Year 6 were fortunate to visit the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden to watch the exquisite Nutcracker Ballet.

Having read the story prior to the show, it was magical to see it come alive on the stage and performed by some of the best dancers in the world.

We were all besides ourselves with excitement, however the children behaved beautifully and with the correct mood of respect towards a performance which cultivated a mood of such awe and wonder.

It was an experience I am sure we will all remember for years to come. Well done Year 6!

A summary of the story

Learning the technical ballet language!

Learning the technical ballet language!

The sugar plum fairy in all her finery.

The sugar plum fairy in all her finery.

Budding author enters BBC 500 Words Competition

Congratulations to Chloe, who recently entered a story in this years BBC 500 Words writing competition. Her story was inspired by a class text, ‘East of the Moon, West of the Sun,’. Here is her opening sentence – see what you think:

Greed, Wealth and a Curse

In a world far, far away, where the trees are purple and the luscious, green grass is covered in pretty pink blossom petals and the wind barely breathes, a handsome prince, who loved to adventure in the beautiful world that was upon him, has a weird but wonderful story to tell.

There were more than 240,000 entrants and on this occasion, Chloe didn’t make the final. However, we will be looking out for her writing in the future!