Archive for August, 2011

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Year 4 African Activities

Year 4 have been learning lots about life in Africa. Newman College student teachers (who recently visited the Gambia along with several members of the Kitwell staff) have been working with our Year 4s on lots of exciting African activities. They been learning how to tie dye clothes, they’ve been role-playing the life of an African child, they’ve been making African music and they’ve also helped to raise money to support our link schools in the Gambia. Year 4’s fund raising activities involved selling cakes, running and scoring lots of goals. Makumbaya Lower Basic school needs funds to finish the construction of their library and Bijilo Nursery School needs support with the re-building of classroom roofs. Both of these schools are a little closer to achieving their goals because of the generosity of some of our Year 4 children.

Click HERE to see the full Year 4 African activities gallery.

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‘Concert for Africa’ at Newman College

The Kitwell School Choir held their first ‘Concert for Africa’ at Newman College in July 2011. The money raised will go towards supporting our link schools – Bijilo Nursery School and Makumbaya Lower Basic School – in the Gambia. Our brass players also performed and we were also lucky enough to have ex-pupils sing for us.

Click HERE to view our full ‘Concert for Africa’ photo gallery.

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If you would like to hear our choir perform then you can visit their Youtube page at

Sporting Pupils

All of our children took part in a Sports Day this year. Here are just a few photos of some of our older children in action.

Click HERE to view the Key Stage 2 Sports Day gallery.

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Kingswood Photo Gallery Completed

All of the photos from this year’s residential visit to the Kingswood Centre on the Isle of Wight have now been posted. Click on the ‘Kingswood 2011’ tab at the top of this blog to view them.

‘The Dracula Rock Show’

The pressure was on. OfSTED had visited and left us little time to put together our usual end of year upper Key Stage 2 production. Nevertheless, the children were brilliant and worked really hard and ended up giving a fantastic performance.

Click HERE to view ‘The Dracula Rock Show’ photo gallery.

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Click HERE to view some of the behind the scenes work on the amazing make-up.

Dads, Dads and more Dads!

August 23, 2011 1 comment

We invited all the Dads to come into school and work with their children for an afternoon. We got more than we bargained for. Dads, Grandads, Uncles and more (even a few mums slipped in un-noticed) all came and spent a great afternoon working alongside their children.

Click HERE to view our Dads’ photo gallery.

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