Kensington Park School invited Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils to join in their "KPS Connected Nature Challenge" this Spring.
This competition aims to encourage everyone to explore nature in their local area, and produce a creative or written work on the topic. The winners will receive £25 Amazon vouchers, and there will also be prize for the school with the most submissions.
SHS has produced some fabulous entries, including flower collages, poems, newspaper articles, and some beautiful art pieces. We will be showcasing these on our "Competition Page" (launching soon), so check back for more!
With our usual and much beloved SHS Christmas Fayre cancelled due to social distancing requirements, our fantastic PTA Team came up with an equally fun, (socially distanced) alternative which highlighted some of our core values that comprise our SHS identity - Family, Community & Fulham!
SHS families participated in a very special weekend event, solving different riddles as part of treasure hunt to complete tasks and earn special prizes including a treasured Christmas stocking!
A huge Thank You to all of our PTA who worked very hard to make this a magical day, despite the circumstances.
Thank you to Antonia in Year 2 who designed this wonderful poster to advertise our weekly wellbeing walks.
Pupils participate in these walks around our surrounding parks each week and they comprise an important part of school life, offering the opportunity to get into the fresh air and take learning beyond the classroom walls.
Remembrance Day activities
To mark Remembrance Day, the School Council ran a 'poppy-making' arts and crafts initiative at break times. Art Club pupils created a giant poppy which decorated our hall and felt poppies blossomed all around the school in a rainbow of colours.
All the children worked together and wore their poppies with pride as a symbol of respect, remembrance and hope.
Sinclair House students were busy with lessons-as-usual during lockdown with the “SHS from Home” learning system. Alongside classes, several entrepreneurial-spirited pupils developed some very exciting projects on the side. SHS pupils Elodie and Olivia created their own successful start-up businesses, selling their products on Etsy and now even have international clients!
SHS pupils Charles and Louise have been very busy in lockdown!
Aside from their online learning, (and with a little help from Mum), they managed to bake a whopping 140 treats including almond cakes, brownie biscuits and chocolate mousse to say thank you to key workers.
They even received a special email telling them how much all their bakes were appreciated.
We are very proud of them and we have a special interview where you can read about what inspired their Bake Off and view more lovely photos at the link below.
To reflect national Anti-Bullying week and the PSHE discussions supporting this theme, we launched our ‘Angel’ system at SHS. With COVID-19 continuing to be present in our lives and the Prep year groups split into two bubbles, we want to ensure SHS children all feel loved and supported across the bubbles. All of the children in Year 3 – Year 6 became ‘angels’ this week to a child in Pre-Reception to Year 2, writing kindness cards and sending them via our ‘COVID-safe’ delivery method! The children in Pre-Reception – Year 2 are also ‘angels’ and will respond with a Christmas card in a few weeks.
It was so sweet seeing some of the older children writing such heart-warming, thoughtful and kind cards to the younger children in the school; and it was as equally wonderful watching the reactions of the children who have received their cards this week!
Throughout October, SHS pupils across year groups celebrated Black History Month, learning about significant figures in history across the world. As part of this, children took part lots of special activities exploring themes of diversity and equality. Each year group researched a different person, and the school was decorated with the faces and stories of inspirational “Unsung Heroes.”
As part of our Christmas festivities at SHS, pupils in the Prep School created some amazingly creative designs for the Cool Milk Christmas Card Competition. Although we didn't win this time, Leo in Year 5 and Nila in Year 6 were selected as 2 of the "Top 20" out of 1000s of entries nationally and are displayed on the company's website in a competition gallery.
You can view their wonderful Christmas creations at the web link below.
We've been decking the halls and sprinkling some festive magic at Sinclair House with rehearsals for Christmas Performances in full swing and lots of decoration making in the Nursery and the Prep! This week we also submitted entries for the Cool Milk Christmas Card Competition!
Congratulations to Year 6 pupil Pernille who has won the ISA 2020 regional Art Competition for London West with her outstanding entry. She produced this outstanding piece completely independently. Her fascination with dragons started when her father shared images of dragons from his trip to China. Pernille is always looking for a way to challenge herself and drawing dragons was perfect for this. The faces on the dragon are drawings of Chinese people which represent scales. The sunset in the background is inspired by the many sunsets she witnessed whilst living on a boat for a year and a half.
Pernille is now through to the National finals in February!