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  • Lioness' Visit ๐Ÿฆโ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹

    Published 02/05/24, by Adam Gilbert

    Thank you so much to Carly Telford for finding the time to visit us today! She was an inspirational guest who visited some of our (very lucky) Year 5 & 6 pupils. They got to take part in a workshop full of skill based activities, Q&As and even finished with a nail biting penalty shoot out at the end! Carly spoke to the children about the importance of never giving up and how important it is that girls shouldn’t ever be afraid to get stuck in within the sport! ๐Ÿฆโšฝ๏ธ

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  • Wimbledon Book Fest

    Published 27/03/24, by Adam Gilbert

    On Monday, some of our Year 4 and 5 children travelled to the New Wimbledon Theatre for Wimbledon BookFest's author event with Kevin and Katie Tsang.

    Kevin and Katie led a presentation all about their new book Dragon Force: Infinity and introduced us to the book's characters, including some awesome dragons! The children then helped the two authors to create a new dragon from scratch and had the opportunity to ask them some questions!

    The children recieved a copy of their new book, 'Dragon Force: Infinity's Secret' and even got them signed by the authors!

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  • STEM Week 2024

    Published 22/03/24, by Adam Gilbert

    Last week we had our annual STEM week, which was a great success (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)!

    On Monday we had a whole school focus on Engineering: we were tasked with becoming architects and engineers to create and make a British Landmark in groups with only spaghetti and marshmallows. Once completed we then had to evaluate our creations considering whether we had met our brief.

    On Tuesday, we became forensic scientists when a series of crimes hit Aragon. We had to analyse all the clues and then deduce who the perpetrator was.

    On Wednesday Years 1 to 3 were lucky enough to have a visit from the Happy Puzzle Company who challenged them with a series of mathematical puzzles. In KS2, we made the most of the newly installed Orienteering course to tackle a series of mathematical themed challenges.

    On Thursday, we became robotics engineers and games designers as we turned our focus to technology.

    A huge thanks goes out to the visitors who came in to deliver various talks to the children about their jobs within STEM:

    • Joanne Emmanuel - Clinical Researcher
    • Emily Roach - Engineer
    • Gemma Fromage-Crawford - Pharmacist
    • Simon Brown - Chair of the WLT
    • Jamie Bailey - Software Engineer
    • Jim Miles - Chief Officer, Merchant Navy
    • Kat O'Sullivan - Buyer for Sainsburys
    • Dr Marina Lomberg - Sustainable Gas Engineer
    • Louis Jearum - Civil Engineer
    • Bill O'Sullivan - Sales Director for Freeways
    • Dr Ullman - Midwife/Nurse
    • Deanne Everitt - Civil Engineer
    • Jan Mayoran - Finance Officer WLT
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  • Year 6 - Imperial War Museum

    Published 22/03/24, by Adam Gilbert

    In an enriching excursion, Year 6 embarked on a memorable journey to the Imperial War Museum London in London this Monday. Immersed in their term-long exploration of Conflict and Resolution in History, particularly delving into the narratives of World War 1 and World War 2, the students embraced the opportunity to witness history firsthand.

    Venturing via tube and bus, they arrived eager to delve into the past. Beginning with the World War 1 floor, they engaged with authentic artifacts, followed by an insightful talk from museum staff. The day continued with an exploration of the World War 2 exhibits.

    The children's conduct was exemplary throughout, with staff noting their enthusiasm and deep engagement.

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  • Year 3 Spotlight - Spring Term

    Published 22/03/24, by Adam Gilbert

    What another amazing term year 3 have had! We have been incredible mathematicians adding and subtracting money, solving word problems using different representations. We calculated the change needed when paying for a variety of items using notes and coins.

    In science we have been learning about ‘Forces and Magnets’ comparing how things move on different surfaces. We observed how magnets attract or repel and grouped together a variety of everyday magnetic materials.

    As part our RE learning, we visited Emmanuel Church where we learnt all about The Easter Story through interactive activities.

    In our English lessons, we have looked at many different genres of writing, including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. We have produced some fabulous and creative writing using expanded noun phrases, interesting word choices, similes, metaphors, personification and ‘show don’t tell’ techniques. Ask your child about these and maybe they can show you some of these techniques. You will be impressed!

    In Design Technology, we learnt about the different features of a castle and designed and made our own. We had to think carefully about how we were going to ensure it was strong and stable.

    Year 3 are very excited to be zooming back 500 years to explore the wonders of the Ancient Egyptians through Virtual Reality next week.

    There have been many highlights this term and the children loved showcasing to you all their learning in our class assemblies.

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  • Year 4 Spotlight - Spring Term

    Published 22/03/24, by Adam Gilbert

    Summer Term here we come! In Year 4, we’re looking forward to an amazing last term together. We’ve had a very busy Spring Term. Our first unit in English was Spiderwick and we wrote lots of descriptions using expanded noun phrases, the rule of three, fronted adverbials and figurative language. We ended this unit by watching the film which we really enjoyed! We then moved on to writing explanation texts where we had to explain how ‘The Snoozatron’ from Wallace and Gromit worked. This was great fun! After that, we read ‘Cloud Busting’ which is a story made up of lots of different poetry. We enjoyed writing our own haikus and shape poetry. We are now reading ‘Friend or Foe’ which is all about WW2 and the main characters are called David and Tuckey who are evacuees. It is so interesting!

    In Maths, we have been learning about fractions – equivalent fractions, simplifying fractions, improper fractions and mixed numbers. Now, we are learning how to tell the time, converting between hours and minutes, days and weeks and seconds into minutes. We have also been answering some really tricky word problems which involve working backwards.

    In the first half term, in Art, we learnt about tints and shades, three dimensions, painting techniques, composition and still life. We have great fun with this as we created our own still life using equipment from the classroom. This half-term we are learning about how to build a pavilion, we first had to explore frame structures, then we designed a pavilion and a frame.

    In Science, our little scientists have been learning about sound – how sounds are made, how sound travels, changing pitch, investigating sound over distance and investigating materials for ear defenders. The children really enjoyed this unit. This half term, we have been learning about States of Matter and we have been using our observational skills to investigate materials as they change states and explore different states of water. The children found it really interesting when the water vapour turned back into a liquid when it touched a cold surface.

    Lastly, in Geography, we have been learning about the Amazon Rainforest. We have learnt about the different layers of a rainforest, the different animals we would find within these layers and why and if people live in the Amazon Rainforest. Please ask us about the similarities and differences between us and the Yanomami tribe.

    Please take a look at the pictures attached to see all of our incredible Year 4 learning in action…

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  • Year 5 Spotlight - Spring Term

    Published 22/03/24, by Adam Gilbert

    Welcome to the Wizarding World of Year 5. As you may have guessed, we have been studying Harry Potter in English.  We have been writing persuasive pieces, coaxing people to travel on our very own Knight Bus; creating descriptions, of Hogwarts and the professors; producing our own narratives, finishing the Prisoner of Azkaban in the style of J.K Rowling; and writing a commentary for a Quidditch match. All these pieces of writing have been ‘magical’. The Professors have been stunned by the progress they have seen in our student wizards’ use of specific literary features.  To conclude our topic, we visited Harry Potter Studios and absolutely LOVED it! Seeing the sets and props up close was such a treat. So many people commented on how smart our school uniform was, and said it was quite like Hogwarts!  

    In Maths, we have conquered fractions, decimals, and percentages. Not a small feat, as we had to use a third of our brain for fractions, 0.33 of our brain for decimals and 33% of our brain to work out the percentage! We are 100% sure, we could convert anything you asked us to.  

    Our Science has been out of this world! We have been focussing on Space and know the difference between a Geocentric Solar System model and a Heliocentric model; we currently believe in a Heliocentric Model where planets orbit the Sun and Earth rotates on an axis. We know the order of the planets and have created some fascinating fact files. After taking a trip to the Science Museum, we were even more impressed with the astronauts' abilities to do anything in their huge gloves!   

    In Design and Technology, we have been creating our own pop-up books. We first designed them, with our target audience being a reception or Year 1 child. We are yet to share them with these year groups, but hope they enjoy hearing them as much as we enjoyed making them. Creating the lever mechanism was probably the most challenging part, but we were then able to use split pins to have the arching movement.  

    The epicentre of our Geography this term has been Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanoes. We got to make models of the tectonic plates using Oreos, and even better that we got to eat them after! We were lucky enough to take a trip to the Natural History Museum and experience what it would feel like to be in in a stage 4 earthquake – we all had wobbly legs after. 

    We have been fortunate enough to have lots of other educational visits and visitors too this half term.  

    A huge thank you to Raynes Park High School for inviting us over as part of our STEM week. We were tasked with creating the strongest totem pole, which had to withstand increasingly strong wind. It was a super opportunity, and we are so grateful to them for inviting us. We also had a visit from Jan Mayoran, Director of Finance for The Willow Learning Trust. As part of STEM, she spoke to us about her role and the kind of responsibilities you have as an accountant. We then created our own businesses and thought about intake and expenses and tried to make a profit! Thank you very much to Jan for her time. There was also a crime scene in the Year 5 corridor. As forensic scientist, we had to collect and present the data found to give to the police so they could find out who the criminal was. There were hair samples, cotton from a scarf, a ripped train ticket, footprints, fingerprints; no clue was left unturned! 

    We were also lucky enough to have a visit from Nabhinandan and Jayanti Das from the London Institue of Vedic Education. They led a workshop all about the Hindu Holi festival. We got to experience an element of the celebration - using colourful powders and putting them on each other! 

    Finally, thank you to all at St. Martin’s Church for their spectacular Easter journey that we were invited to. It is always so informative, and the volunteers are so engaging and kind to give up their time to give us the experience. Most children's favourite part was partaking in a recreation of the last supper.

    As you can see, we have been extremely busy this term in Year 5. 

    All that is left to say is, “Mischief, managed!” 

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  • World Book Day 2024

    Published 15/03/24, by Adam Gilbert

    This years theme at Aragon was all about Reading for Pleasure!

    Our entire school recently took part in World Book Day on 7th March 2024! This incredible annual event is a charity event held in the United Kingdom and Ireland on the first Thursday in March. On World Book Day, every child in full-time education in the UK and the Republic of Ireland is provided with a voucher to be spent on books; the event was first celebrated in the United Kingdom in 1998. 




    It is important for children to develop a love for reading as it helps grow their vocabulary and their understanding about the world. The closeness of snuggling up with their favourite book leads to an increase in self-confidence and imagination, and helps children gain a wealth of knowledge from the books we share with them. 

    To kickstart the day, the whole school were invited to the MUGA in the playground for a costume parade. Each year group had a turn to parade around the MUGA showing off their wonderful costumes of their favourite book character. Miss Brown and Mrs Garcia chose 4 winners! However, all of the costumes were absolutely incredible so thank you! 


    Throughout the day, we did a variety of activities. We wrote stories just by choosing random words from the thesaurus to determine, the setting, characters, problem and solution. It was lovely to see the imagination and creativity flow.  


    We made ‘loo roll’ book characters which was great fun! In addition to this, we had a ‘trade off’ where children bought in books from home they no longer wanted and traded them with a book they wanted. We finished our day by watching some ‘Masked Reader’ videos where we had to guess who was behind the mask. 

    We are immensely proud of all our students for their enthusiasm and creativity during World Book Day.  

    Let’s keep the love for reading alive throughout the year and keep those pages turning! 


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  • Y5 - Harry Potter Studio Tours

    Published 15/03/24, by Adam Gilbert

    ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿง™‍โ™‚๏ธ Welcome to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ“

    ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ Year 5 have been brewing some truly magical pieces of writing, exploring the captivating world of Harry Potter. From persuasive broomstick sales to crafting descriptions of Hogwarts and its extraordinary professors, their creativity knows no bounds! 

    ๐Ÿ“–โœ๏ธ But that's not all! These talented young wizards have also put their own spin on the Prisoner of Azkaban, crafting captivating narratives in the style of J.K. Rowling herself. And if that wasn't impressive enough, they've even written a thrilling commentary for a Quidditch match! ๐Ÿงน๐Ÿ†

    โœจ The progress these students have made has left their 'professors' speechless! Their use of specific literary features has been truly enchanting.โœจ

    ๐Ÿฐ To conclude this awe-inspiring topic, the students embarked on a magical adventure to the Harry Potter Studios. And let me tell you, it was epic! Seeing the stunning sets and props up close was like stepping into the pages of the books. ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽž๏ธ

    ๐Ÿ˜Š The staff at the studios couldn't help but praise the impeccable manners of our young wizards. As teachers, we couldn't be prouder of their conduct and enthusiasm. ๐Ÿ’ซโœจ

    So, whether you're a Gryffindor, a Hufflepuff, a Ravenclaw, or a Slytherin, let's celebrate the fantastic achievements of Year 5 in the realm of magic and storytelling! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ“š

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  • School Council - Houses of Parliament

    Published 05/03/24, by Adam Gilbert

    Mrs Jones would like to thank our amazing school council for being so excellent on our recent trip to the Houses of Parliament with our local MP Siobhain McDonagh. It was a brilliant day and the children learnt so much about the origin and reasons behind certain parliamentary traditions. If you see any members of our School Council, ask them about the 'black rod', what Queen Victoria thought of the House of Lords the first time she saw it or why the colours red and green were chosen to the different houses. I'm sure they would be happy to share with you, all that they learnt. We even had our own School Council meeting over lunch in the parliamentary building itself, where we voted on this month's Teacher of the Month! How official is that?

    Throughout the day, they showed themselves to be enthusiastic, attentive, sensible and well-mannered. I was so proud of them and they should be so proud of themselves. Well Done School Council! Thank you to Siobhain for inviting us.

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  • Aragon vs Abbey - Year 6 Football Match

    Published 05/03/24, by Adam Gilbert

    ๐ŸŽ‰ Huge congratulations to our talented boys and girls football teams for their outstanding performance today against Abbey Primary School! ๐Ÿ†

    ๐Ÿ‘ง Our girls team secured a fantastic 5-0 victory, showcasing incredible teamwork and skill on the pitch. Well done, girls! โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช

    ๐Ÿ‘ฆ Not to be outdone, our boys team fought hard and emerged victorious with a solid 2-0 win. What a great display of determination and sportsmanship! โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿฅ…

    Let's celebrate these impressive achievements together because at Aragon Primary School, teamwork truly makes the dream work! 

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  • Children's Mental Health Week

    Published 26/02/24, by Adam Gilbert

    Aragon Primary School was delighted to support 'Place 2 Be's' annual 'Children's Mental Health Week'. Held every February, 2024's week ran from the 5th11th February with the theme 'My Voice Matters.' Pupils at Aragon attended a launch assembly on the Monday morning discussing the importance of mental health and reducing stigma around this subject and increasing open dialogue.

    During the week, children participated in a number of activities linked to the theme 'My Voice Matters' including daily emotional check in's with staff, a special PSHE lesson using their voices to discuss different emotions, accumulating in a special 'Express Yourself' non uniform day where children were invited to wear a colour that reflected their feelings and to bring a small comforter toy from home. This week is just one of the many ways that Aragon Primary School achieves its long term commitment to making our school a place where all children feel that they can safely and openly express their emotions.



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