Courtwood Primary School

Grow Your Own Potatoes Project

This year, Courtwood will be taking part in the Grow Your Own Potatoes project, along with other schools from all over the country.  There is a competition at the end – so we could hopefully win some prizes for the school. Children in Chestnut Class, Reception, Year 1 and Year 5 have been chosen to be our “Potato […]

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Year 5 Visit Quest Academy

On Thursday 7th March, Year 5 visited Quest Academy for a taster day. We had a great day experiencing lots of different lessons. In Geography the task was titled ‘Can you point me in the right direction?’ and involved a navigation challenge. In PE, we particularly enjoyed learning volleyball (a sport we had never played […]

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Dining Hall Experience

Our new school dining hall experience has been launched this week, much to the excitement of the children here at Courtwood. The tables in the hall now replicate a restaurant dining experience, with flowers, napkins, cutlery, tablecloths and bread plates laid out for the children as they enter. Conversation cards are on each table, to […]

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Books and Bagels

As part of our  Book Week celebrations, parents were invited to come and have a bagel for breakfast, with their child, whilst spending some time sharing a book together. There was a lovely atmosphere in the school hall as stories were shared, to the backdrop of the aroma of warm toasted bagels! Parents and children […]

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Book Week

This week the children of Courtwood have enjoyed a fabulous week long celebration of books! The children arrived on Monday to find the school full of mysterious lily pads. This provided an exciting start to book week as the school came together, using the illustrations in David Weiner’s book ‘Tuesday’ to piece together the mystery. The children then used the […]

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Netball Tournament

On Tuesday 5th March, our netball team played in the heats of the Croydon Schools Netball Tournament. Courtwood were the hosts and welcomed teams from Orchard Way (an A team and a B team ) and Fairchildes. Each team played all the others in a round-robin format and Courtwood emerged victorious, winning each of their […]

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Year 6 Natural History Museum

On Thursday 28th February, year 6 went back in time and met scientist Alfred Russell Wallace at the natural history museum. He told them all about the theory of evolution and how he was one of the scientist that enabled  Darwin to publish his theory. The children were able to explore the museums evolution section […]

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Year 3 Science Museum

On Wednesday 27th February, Year 3 went to visit the Science Museum up in London. In Science the past half-term we were learning all about forces and magnets. The Science Museum had a great ‘Feel the Forces’ workshop that demonstrated laws of motion and different forces. We saw and got to participate in lots of experiments. After lunch, […]

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Year 4 Visit The Shard

On Tuesday 26th February, Year 4 went to The Shard as part of our geography city study of London. We travelled by train directly to London Bridge. After travelling up one of the fastest lifts in the country, we saw the fantastic landmarks of London. The children discussed the different landmarks, the history and the purpose of them. After […]

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Wise Owl and Ripple Awards

Today we presented our Wise Owl awards to two children per class, who the teachers have picked as having been super role-models and worked exceptionally hard during the previous half term. These children received their Wise Owl award and ribbon to be worn on their school uniform. We also presented our RIPPLE certificates for the […]

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The Big Schools’ Birdwatch

The Big Schools’ Birdwatch is now complete! Just before half term, on a rather damp and cold Friday morning, our intrepid Birdwatch Champions ventured outside to see how successful our supply of bird food had been. The children waited patiently and quietly and over about half an hour they saw pigeons, blackbirds, crows, seagulls and even a couple […]

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Year 6 Macbeth Artwork

Year 6 have produced some beautiful pencil drawings of characters from Shakespeare’s play, “Macbeth”. The class have been studying the text in literacy lessons and worked with Mrs McCormack to create their fabulous drawings. Everyone put in a huge amount of effort and the attention to detail, care and creative imagination that was used by […]

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