Black History Month Assemblies
We are excited to continue our celebration and lessons of awareness during Black History Month assemblies and activities. During this weeks Upper KS2 Singing Assembly, Mr Pix led the beautiful singing of a range of key Black History Month Songs.
Black History Month Year 1 & 2
We have been celebrating Black History and culture in our assemblies this month. We have learnt about people who have used their lives to make a difference.
Year 3 and 4 Assembly 14th October
Examining UK Black History Month in
Year 3 & 4 assembly today.
Year 6 Maths - Geometry workshop
(using a protractor - focus on accuracy)
Year 6 Art - Close observation drawing of a still life
Year 3 Art - Weaving
Year 3 have started learning the basics of weaving by making paper weave pictures. When they have developed their skills they will progress onto weaving with yarn.
World Space Week (4-10th October 2019)
Two wonderful home projects produced by Matteo Watson & Lucy Cowler in Year 5, class 16.
Year 6 African Drumming
Class 17, in Year 6 are taking part in African drumming lessons. It is a fun, therapeutic way of communicating and expressing yourself. Playing the djembe drums improves co-ordination and motor skills. It also requires concentration and focus to learn the different beats and techniques.
Meetings are held every Friday afternoon. The children learn how meetings are conducted following an agenda, keeping minutes, discussions. The children are able to bring anything to the meetings for discussion. They are learning that things do not get done by themselves, that there has to be an input from volunteers. The council reps have to report back to their classes on any decisions made.
Problem Solving Year 6
Problem solving is taught on a weekly basis in Maths lessons, with children working in groups to develop their team building skills and to apply mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. Today (Friday 11th October), children in Year 6 tried to ‘Crack The Code’ using a range of skills.
Science Year 6
During their topic ‘Animals Including Humans’ children have being designing models of the heart to demonstrate how the heart moves blood around the body to carry oxygen and vitamins.
Health & Fitness Club
In order to encourage our pupils to become more physically active, School Council came up with the idea of a Health & Fitness Club. The aim is to get children active; improve their self-confidence; enhance key parts of their character such as resilience and ultimately produce more healthy and happy pupils.
News from Year 5
Ssssnakes alive! On Tuesday, Year 5 were thoroughly excited about the 6 live snakes brought in to help support their learning in Art. We are studying Medusa and this opportunity to closely observe and hold the snakes was thrilling for all attendees. The snakes varied in size and colour, with the largest weighing 35kg and needing 10 children to hold it. We are very grateful to Paul for providing us with this very informative session.
UKSA (Year 6 Residential Trip) September 2019
Goodrich Rocks 2019
Well done to everyone who partipated in our annual treat of Goodrich talent. It was a fabulous night with a high standard of talent, showing we have some remarkable children in our school.
Thank you to Mr Tom King for singing us his rendition of ‘Cry me a River’, a treat for us all!
A big congratulations goes to ‘Kelvin’ for winning this years singing contest and our first dance winners were IKEAS.
Last week, our wonderful choir went to the Tower of London to perform in the Music at the Tower Festival. Our children were awesome! Well done choir!
Year 5 Tennis
Over this term, Mr Dennis has been busy teaching Year Five the skills of tennis. You never know, we might see them at Wimbledon, in the future!
Reception visit Joss Bay
The children found a variety of shells, several crabs and a jellyfish. They had great fun splashing about in the sea. They built sand castles and dug for treasure, (unfortunately none was found!) The trip was a great success to round off the topic on ‘The Sea’.
London Youth Games
London Youth Games!
As cricket champions of Southwark, we were invited to attend the London Youth Games at Highgate Cricket Club on 25th June.
We batted and fielded quite well but against some excellent opposition the margins were very fine and we narrowly missed out on qualifying for the next phase.
We are very proud of them all.
Year 6 - Options (Knitting)
The children in this group are learning how to cast on and knit. They are enjoying the challenge of applying their fine motor skills, whilst following instructions. We can’t wait to see the outcomes at the end.
CLASS 17 INVESTIGATING ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS IN SCIENCE.
Goodrich to Goodrich Cycle
Our 14 intrepid dads cycled a mind-blowing 350km over two days this weekend, raising an amazing £8,700 for the school. They started near Goodrich Castle - close to Wales - and pedalled through rain, floods and some beautiful countryside returning to school in time for the Summer Fair and a massive Goodrich welcome!
Well done to all the riders, especially organisers Matthew Chiles and David Sargen; plus huge thanks to DRS, Balfe’s Bikes and Family Feasts and everyone who donated to the team’s fundraising page, for all your support. We have now formed a Goodrich cycling club, and are hoping more mums, dads and other family members will feel inspired to try out cycling or take part in future events of varying distances! Please contact email@example.com if you’re interested in finding out more.
Goodrich Summer Fair
Our Summer Fair brought a ray of sunshine and lots of fun to a cloudy Saturday afternoon. There was an array of exciting activities and entertainment, from the raffle and arts and crafts to tombolas, bouncy castles, a cafe and BBQ. Plus a performance from the school choir and some wonderful entries in the traditional Summer Show. Well done to all the winners and everyone who took part! Plus a big thank you to the volunteer parent organisers and everyone who helped out on the stalls.
Goodrich Fun Run 2019
Huge congratulations to each and everyone of the runners, you were all brilliant! All of the money raised goes to Friends of Goodrich school projects, to directly benefit all children at Goodrich.
Parent Comment: ‘Just wanted to say a huge thank you for yesterday, it was fantastic! Brilliantly organised, I loved its environmentally respectful approach and the atmosphere was beautiful…a community of people celebrating health and well being. It conveys a strong message to our children about fitness, personal achievement and being part of a community.’
Reception Outdoor Area Facelift Continues!
Year 4 Visit to Royal Festival Hall
On Tuesday 7th May, Year 4 visited the Royal Festival Hall to take part in a performance with the London Philharmonic orchestra.
The children learned about the different instruments and heard music by Benjamin Britten.
Lewis in class 13 said that he enjoyed singing ‘Heave Ho’ which was sung by all the schools attending.
Asa in class 15 favourite instrument was the French Horn because it had a very emotive sound.
Oliver from class 14 liked it when he had to close his eyes and imagine he was at sea.
Sensory Garden (big thank you to FoG!)
Nursery have set up a wonderful sensory garden outside Bumblebee Room, courtesy of FoG.
London Marathon success!
We are pleased to report that all our runners finished the London Marathon last Sunday and are proud owners of a fabulous medal. Tina Gettrup, mum of Aurora in Class 16, Phil Dawkins, Dad of Sophia in class 24, and Liz Stuart, Class 9 teacher, all finished and were very grateful for all the support along the way. Well done to all the runners. Let's hope their legs are back to normal by now!
The Great Fire of London
Year 2 classes spent the end of last week constructing Tudor style houses to use in their History unit on The Great Fire of London. They used cardboard boxes, paper and paint and had the help from some amazing parent volunteers! The houses will be used to bring to life the events of The Great Fire of London to help inspire our children to become amazing actors in the coming weeks.
Some photos from this week’s Forest Schools
Year 4 visit from Jenny Dawkins(Associate Vicar All Saints Church, Peckham).
This was organised by the team, to help children increase their knowledge and understanding about Easter, as they are studying Christianity in RE.
Year 3 (Class 6) Math Lesson - Making nets of 3-d shapes
Year 6 African Drumming Lessons
Class 27 bringing joy, rhythm and positivity to our Friday!
Year 1 Trip to V&A Museum of Childhood
On Wednesday Year 1 had a great time at the V&A Museum of Childhood. As part of their literacy topic, Lost in the Toy Museum, they searched for toys they could find from the story including Bunting the main character.
Year 4 (Class 15) Science - developing observation skills.
Class 15 simulating stomachs with zippy bags (stomach), crackers (food) and orange juice (stomach acid). They manipulated them to re-create the natural movement of the stomach. Then observed what happened. The children loved it!
Year 4 (Class 15) Science
On Wednesday (20th March), class 15 took a walk through the digestive system to help improve their understanding about how food travels through our body.
Our digestive system.
Year 5 Music Trip (Monday 18th March)
Year 5 trip to Dreamtime Tales with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. They took part in a participatory concert about Captain Cook and aborigine folklore.
Year 5 (Class 18) Art
Spring 2 Topic: Making Victorian Houses from Clay.
Upper KS2 Singing Assembly - Tuesday 19th March
Class 25 (Year 1) Participating in Kung Fu Lessons
Class 27 (Year 6) African Drumming
Each class in Year 6 take part in African Drumming lessons for a term. Here are some pictures of class 27 taking part last Friday.
Red Nose Day 2019 at Goodrich
Health & Fitness Club - 14th March
After 30mins of exercise we focused on learning more about our body organs and their special job.
Year 2 Science
In Year 2 the children are developing the core scientific skills of observation and investigation. This week they have been observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.
Year 2 Computing
In Year 2 the children are learning how to program a sequence of instructions. This term they have been developing their coding skills with the help of volunteer parent, Paul Higgins.
KS1 Drama Workshop - 12th March 2019.
The children took part in a Perform drama, dance and singing workshop. The children became superheroes and learned to save the planet by reducing, reusing and recycling.
Photos from our ‘Read2Dogs’ Programme
World Book Day - 7th March 2019
Years 1&2 Athletics results
Congratulations, well done!
Our Reception children have been looking after some hens’ eggs. The chicks have begun to hatch, which the children are very excited about.
Year 5 Visit to Gurdwara Temple
As part of the Year 5 RE unit on Sikhism, they were invited to visit the Sikh Gurdwara Temple in East Dulwich last week. They had a very interesting afternoon as they heard about the beliefs and rules that Sikhs live their lives by.
Happy Chinese New Year!
This week, we have been celebrating the Year of the Pig by making lanterns, trying on traditional costumes, tasting some authentic food and having a go at Chinese calligraphy.
Our Allotment & How we use the produce
Nethercott Year 5 Residential Trip
25th - 31st January 2019 - Farms for City Children
Arethusa Year 3 Residential Trip
25th - 31st January 2019
Choir sing for veterans
Year 4 Football Festival Winners
Year Two Trip to the Royal Festival Hall
The Year Two children were invited to the Royal Festival Hall to watch the Brightsparks concert of ‘The Highway Rat’. The children sang their hearts out and enjoyed being part of the performance.
On Friday saw us travelling to Burgess Park for the last competition of the week, Tag Rugby!