We held our first of two gallery events celebrating the work created by the children in Creativity Week. Each class had the challenge of bringing a renowned painting to life through learning challenges across the curriculum. It was wonderful to see so many proud families come to support the event. The first gallery displayed work from Reception, Year 2, Year 4 and Year 6. The children did some magnificent pieces which were enjoyed by all. The display also shared the … Continue Reading
For Creativity Week, Year 1 was inspired by the painting ‘Bathers at La Grenouillère’ by Claude Monet. Monet’s painting depicts boats moored along the Seine River with bathers enjoying themselves too. Year 1 went on a trip to the London Thames to see what life is like along the river. We enjoyed sketching Tower Bridge and observing the busy river life; full of people, boats and animal life. We had the added bonus of observing many popular London features and … Continue Reading
This week Year 2 were inspired by the artist, Henri Rousseau, who painted ‘Surprised’, our focus painting for Creativity Week. The children learned about how Rousseau would frequent the parks and gardens of Paris to inspire his paintings and so we visited one of our local parks to be inspired in our creative efforts this week. We enjoyed sketching the plants and animals in pencil and oil pastels, as well as measuring some of the different plants we saw!
On Friday 23rd October our Year 2 children represented Barnfield School at the Barnet Infant Music Festival. The children worked extremely hard to learn lots of songs about Harvest and the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’. The children performed beautifully and enjoyed the opportunity to take part in a community event.
5O took us on an exciting Viking adventure with raids, rowing across the sea and learning about the roles of different Viking people. They brought the performance to life with some wonderful songs about Viking ships, Viking women and the legacy left behind by the Vikings. Well done 5O!
Today, Years 2 – 6 were very fortunate to see an anti—bullying production by Firehorse Productions, called ‘The ‘B’ Word.’ The children were able to see the importance of treating each other with respect and being kind to one another. They saw how bullying can impact on a person and how important it is to stop bullying and ensure that it never happens in our school.
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. Many celebrations also took place, which even included a colourful Carnival in year 1 where children moved to some fun Caribbean beats. The children participated in workshops run by Chief Chebe and Sammi Okoo where children developed their skills in drumming, learning traditional dance as well … Continue Reading
We have collected lots tins and food for our annual Harvest Festival this year! We celebrated in assembly on Friday 16th October by showing off art work, songs and poems all about Harvest time, sharing and doing good deeds. Father Moore also joined us in celebrating this special time of year. Some of our Year 6 children delivered our Harvest donations to a local elderly people’s centre. The staff at the centre were very appreciative and explained that they divide up all of … Continue Reading
On Tuesday 20th October, 2L performed their class assembly telling us about The Great Fire of London. The children performed brilliantly; speaking with such confidence and joining in beautiful singing. We were all very proud of them!
Black History Week has continued from the amazing workshops last week, to equally exciting things happening this week. We have had parents and members of staff sharing their cultural heritage with the children, links with different areas of the curriculum including Literacy, Art, Music and Humanities and even mini carnivals! The children have thoroughly enjoyed the exposure to a range of cultures from around the world.