In assembly, on Friday 3rd November, Barnfield celebrated all the fantastic poems which were entered in to our junior poetry competition. The theme was Freedom and every class had a winner. Our winning poets used similes, rhyme, metaphors and alliteration combined with inspiration from lessons during Poetry/Black History week. It was a great pleasure to award the winners with their own copy of How to Write Poetry by Joseph Coelho. Congratulations: Dilana 3C, Abied 3J, Nawa, 4H, Utsav 4C, Jana … Continue Reading
Year 2 developed their History skills through participating in a drama workshop. The children experienced the London of 1666 and ‘became’ the fire as it spread and burned its way through the city. They also met Samuel Pepys, the Baker, King Charles and Mary Porter and discussed ways of rebuilding the city of London after the fire. Year 2 loved the opportunity to extend their knowledge and understanding of a major event of the past in a creative and inspiring way.
This half term in Year One we are learning about self-portraits. To start off our new Art topic in an exciting way, we took a trip to The National Portrait Gallery to take part in a “What is Portrait?” workshop. We learned what portraits are, how they can be different (photos, sculptures and paintings) and why people may have had portraits created. After our picnic we took a walk through St James’ Park seeing lots of wildlife such as squirrels, … Continue Reading
Year 5 had a great time exploring exhibits at the British Museum and learning more about the Viking and Anglo Saxons. The children had the opportunity to touch artefacts that are over a thousand years old and work out what they were used for. Everyone felt at the end the day that they had an exciting time and learnt something new to bring back to the classroom.
We celebrated our annual Harvest festival with children showcasing their amazing Harvest artwork, songs and poems in assembly. We would like to say a huge “Thank You” for the amazingly generous donations we have received for the Harvest Festival this year! We know that our local community will be incredibly grateful for how the Barnfield family has worked together.
As part of our Humanities topic we have been learning about our Local Area and have explored how Burnt Oak and London have changed over time. To bring the topic to life, we went on a trip to the Museum of London to take part in an interactive storytelling workshop; A Day Out On Old London Bridge. We learned what London Bridge might have been like 400 years ago! We travelled by tube and DLR which was very exciting!
We held a music day on Friday 13th October where children had the chance to learn about different genres of music. The children had a great day using lots of creativity.
On Monday 16th October, children from Year 2 went to Broadfields Primary School to take part in the Barnet Infant Musical Festival with other local schools. The children sang beautifully. Well done Year 2!
Today the children in 2W performed their class assembly for the Infants, parents and staff. They told us about their Love for Maths; saying their lines with confidence and singing beautifully. Well done to all children and staff in 2W. We all enjoyed your performance!
We had a successful Black History Week at Barnfield exploring life, tradition and moments in history. The children throughout the school covered a range of topics, developing their understanding, respect as well as empathy. The children participated in workshops run by Zo Zo where children developed their skills in drumming, as well as workshops with Aunt Lydia who did some traditional African storytelling, which the children loved. We were also so grateful to have some parents come into school to … Continue Reading