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Take a look below to catch up with the latest events going on in and around our school!

ICT Mark London Bett 2013

On Friday 1st February a group of Year 5 children travelled down to Bett 2013 at the ExCel Centre in London. The Bett show is an ICT exhibition that showcases new approaches, the latest products and gives practical guidance for improving and enhancing learning in schools and universities. We had been invited to the Bett Show by Naace to be formally presented with our ICT Mark by Professor Brian Cox! Naace is the professional association for those who are concerned with advancing education through the appropriate use of information and communications technology (ICT).

We had to arrive at school early ready for the minibus to leave at 8:15.

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The children were very excited about meeting Professor Brian Cox and some brought copies of his books to read on the journey.

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We had a quick pit stop on the way down.

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The ExCel Centre is right next to the River Thames and we spotted lots of famous buildings as we approached.

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After we arrived we found the Naace stand and had our lunch.

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Next we sat on the front row of the Main Arena to listen to Professor Brian Cox talk about Science and Technologies.

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Finally it was time to be presented with our award.

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Professor Brian Cox was a lovely man and he told the children to keep working hard and said that they could all be future astronomers!

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We had a quick look around the rest of the exhibition and then found our way back on the minibus for the journey home. Everyone had a great day and the children were extremely well behaved. For more information about the Naace ICT Mark please [click here]. Official photographs coming soon!

Sutton Observer Friday 4th January

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Spring Concert Sutton Town Hall

A huge well done to all the children that performed in the Spring Concert, Sunday 20th May, at Sutton Town Hall. Year 2 children wore animal costumes to sing an 'Animal Menagerie Theme with Mrs Mason, Violinists performed with Mrs Clemson and Cellists performed with Mr Smith. Some children from Whitehouse Common were also joined by children from Hollyfield School to perform an 'Old Time Music Hall Medley' with our Area choir and Mrs Mason. Everyone involved perfomed brilliantly and Miss Breeze and Mr Worth thought that all the children behaved really well backstage. Thank you to all the music staff involved and parents for your support.

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Backstage! Checking our costumes.

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The performance!

Easter Egg Competition

For Easter we had a competition to see what children could come up with when painting their eggs - look at the pictures below to see some of the fantastic ideas that the children thought up!

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A visit from the Lord Mayor!

This morning we were lucky enough to have a visit from the Lord Mayor. She came to school to present us with our International School Award and Quality Mark 4. Key Stage One children took part in a special assembly where children for Year One and Two performed a traditional English Ceildh Dance and sang a Spanish song.

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50th Anniversary Tea Towels and Shopping Bags

50thWe are very pleased with the tea towels and bags which we had printed especially for the school's 50th Anniversary. There is a tea towel design for each year group in the school, including Nursery. Every child in the school completed a self-portrait, all of which have been printed onto their year group's tea towel, along with our special 50th Anniversary school logo. Mrs Juniper has already sold over half of these at the Summer Fayre and also with the help of Year 5 pupils at our 'Business Enterprise' shop in Sutton on Wednesday! She will be continuing to sell the tea towels, along with the canvas shopping bags, in the Library, before and after school, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday next week. Each item costs £3 and is a lovely memento of your children's time spent at Whitehouse Common School!

50th Anniversary Celebrations

On Friday 1st July Whitehouse Common Primary celebrated the 50th Anniversary of our school with a fun packed day of activities. Invited guests, including old staff, ex-pupils and other VIP's, were able to witness the burying of a time capsule, unveiling of a commemorative plaque and a wide range of spectacular performances from the children across the school.

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The school unveiled a brand new art work produced to commemorate the anniversary of the school. Children from across the school photographed each other in poses to reflect the key characteristics of a child at Whitehouse Common. These were then turned into silhouettes and were painted by the children.

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Throughout the day, lots of photographs were taken and the events were filmed. Mrs Edwards then spent some hours putting these photos and clips together to bring you the video you see below. Take a look - it's well worth watching!

50th Celebrations

On Friday 1st  July we held our 50th Anniversary celebrations. A wonderful day was had by all. Our fantastic PTA also held a fabulous Summer festival, continuing the celebrations, on Saturday 2nd July. More information on all our special events to follow!

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50th Anniversary Time Capsule

We will be burying a special Time Capsule as part of our 50th celebrations!

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This is the capsule, it can be opened in 2036. Mrs Dixon has worked hard to collect all the things that we are going to put inside it.

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There will be fact files on all the people that work at the school, information on our grounds and pieces of work from every class explaining what our school is like today.

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There will be a copy of our Prospectus and the fantastic calendar that we made.

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Examples of our fabulous art work.

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A copy of our 50th photo, information about the work we do with our link schools and lots more.

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I wonder what Whitehouse Common Primary School will be like when the Time Capsule is dug up in 2036!

PTA Summer Festival This Saturday, 2nd July

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