SHS beats 300+ schools to win LondonRocks 2021
London Rocks, held from 28th June to 2nd July, required children to correctly answer as many multiplication and division questions as possible, to give their class and school the best chance of winning.
The competition was fierce with almost 49 million questions answered collectively by 42,705 pupils from more than 350 schools and 3,519 classes around the country....and WE WON! Our Head of Maths Ms Molly was so proud of everyone who participated - WELL DONE ALL!
SHS Pupil Wins
KPS Nature Challenge!
Pupils from Year 4 - Year 6 entered the popular Kensington Park Senior School Connect challenge at the end of Spring Term, competing against hundreds of entries from other Prep schools.
We are so delighted to announce that the winner was unanimously chosen, by the teaching team and pupils at Kensington Park Senior School, as one of our pupils in Year 6 for his beautiful Bird Box! The Year 6 pupil has won a £25.00 Amazon voucher.
Huge congratulations to all of the entries - we are so proud of all of the Sinclair House children who entered. The overall feedback from Kensington Park School was very positive and they were very impressed with all of our entries.
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.
Santa Claus visits the Nursery!
There was a lot of Christmas spirit in the Nursery this week...
As well as creating lots of Christmas crafts and decorations including Christmas baubles, snowmen, glittery angels and candles, children brought in their "letters to Santa Claus" for Show and Tell!
The most exciting moment came at the end of the week, when Santa arrived to meet everyone!
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!
"Unsung Heroes" Week at Sinclair House
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.”
The Big Draw
SHS pupils have had great fun this year getting involved with The Big Draw Festival
Our wonderful Art Teacher Ms Alice held a whole week of activities to celebrate drawing, encouraging children to explore different styles without restraint (collaborative, partner and solo drawings).
On Friday, we held an exhibition for parents of all the work that children made over the week, showcasing the imaginative, creative and incredible artists they are!
Check out our Instagram stories for more highlights here >
Year 3 used the butterfly garden kit from insect lore to raise 5 caterpillars into butterflies this term, looking after them in the classroom for 3 weeks and feeding them sugar water and strawberries.
They have been very excitedly watching them grow, building their cocoons and finally…spreading their wings to fly!
This week, they took them to Bishops Park with Year 4 and found an area with lots of flowers to release them. They talked about the importance of pollinators and the impact they have on the planet and all sat in a circle as the butterflies sat on their hands and flew around them before they flew off into the park!
Well Done to
Nila & Leo!
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.
Well Done to Leo and Nila!
It's beginning to look a
lot like Christmas...
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!
Yr 6 Pupil wins ISA
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!
Year 6 have had great fun in Science looking inside Sinclair (our friendly skeleton who lives in the Science Lab).
Using their ipads, they've been taking an interactive view of the major systems in the body and their physiological functions!
Celebrating Fundamental British Values!
This week has been all about exploring and celebrating Fundamental British Values!
The purpose of these values, which are embedded throughout our teaching and learning but also very much part of our school culture, is to instil the knowledge and guidance for our children to become positive, kind and respectful future citizens.
On Friday we organised a Royal Banquet in honour of the Queens birthday and to close off our special week.
You can view lots more photos and images from the activities in our Photo Gallery via the link below.
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!
Thank You to our wonderful PTA Team!
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.
Everyone loved it!
Wellbeing Walks Poster!
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.
SHS Pupils start
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!