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  • OAA & Team Building Festival

    Published 20/07/23, by Adam Gilbert

    Mr Lillie and Mrs Chung were lucky enough to accompany ten Year 4 and 5 pupils to the MSSP OAA and Team Building Festival on Friday, at Harris Academy Morden. The children were tasked with completing 11 different activities, all with purpose of testing their team working skills. The children collected a letter from each completed activity to solve a 13 letter acronym at the end of the festival. Mr Lillie was really impressed with how well the children worked together and their exemplary behaviour , they were a real credit to the school.  

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  • Geography Field Trips

    Published 20/07/23, by Adam Gilbert

    Its been a few weeks of exciting Geography field trips for most of our year groups. 

    Y2 Geography Field Trip

    Last week, Year 2 went out on a Geography Fieldwork trip to Morden town centre. In their Geography lessons, they have been learning about life in Kenya and comparing it to live in the UK. One of the focus areas was learning about urban environments. Using various mapping apps, the children learnt about life in Mombasa, an urban city in Kenya. The children then went out and collected lots of first hand information and data about our local urban environment. On the trip, the children visited the underground station, the Civic Centre building, the high street and a residential road. The children were excellent at drawing comparisons between the two locations and understanding why Morden is a bustling town in our local area. They were all excellent geographers and could even make suggestions about to improve the local environment.


    Y4 Geography Field Trip

    Year 4 made the trip to Morden Hall Park. Linking to their Geography work on the Amazon River, they looked at the River Wandle, sketching it out and following its route on the map. They also participated in some orienteering games and map work.


    Y5 Geography Field Trip

    Year 5 took to Morden Park. They had to ‘geog’ their memory and remember back to their route travelled to swimming. They first drew a map from memory. On Google Maps, they then looked at road maps, street views, and terrain maps to see how similar they were to the ones they had made. They then set off and drew more accurate maps as they walked. Finally, they looked at the terrain of the park, and made larger scale maps using multiple pieces of paper.


    Y6 Geography Field Trip

    Last week (of course before singing happy birthday to Mrs Allan), Year 6 headed out to survey the local area (Joseph Hood Memorial Park) and decide its suitability for a case study. The children used the iPads to rate the area’s cleanliness, safety and appropriateness. They also practised their map reading skills to navigate their way to and from the park.


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  • Year 6 Summer Term Fun

    Published 14/07/23, by Adam Gilbert

    Year 6 have welcomed a few guest speakers recently to help educate and support them with their transition to secondary school.

    Thank you to Transport for London for delivering a workshop on the importance of safe travel- lots of our Year 6s will be using public transport to commute to their new schools and they learnt so much information including: what is acceptable and unacceptable ways of behaving on public transport, who to ask if they need help, using zipcards and planning journeys.

    Another thank you goes to the Merton’s well-being service who have been providing 3 ‘Ninja Workshops’, an initiative to provide the children with the tools and strategies to prepare them for future problems and address common worries.

    Finally, the Chance to Shine programme delivered 2 days worth of training to our KS2 classes. Thank you to coaches Joe and Spence for proving some awesome activities for the children and their teachers!

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  • Healthy Me Week 2023

    Published 14/07/23, by Adam Gilbert

    Healthy Me Week 2023 returns with a bang! 💥 🏃🏾‍♂️

    ‘Inclusion’ is this year’s focus of one of our most favourite weeks of the school year. We kicked off the week with a whole school assembly on the field whereby members of staff completed an obstacle race but with one of their senses removed to show what it’s like to compete with a physical impairment. Children watched and cheered on their teachers and then were able to have a go at some inclusive activities themselves including seated volleyball, goal ball and boccia.




    During Healthy Me Week all of the children across the school took park in ‘Art in Action’ topic work. This varied from making foil people in action, drawing people in action using a variety of styles and also taking photos of people in action.
    Below is a picture of a collaborative piece of art work created by a single piece of foil for each person (some exceptions for the accessories) where the children learnt the art of folding, twisting and cutting to make a person in action. Using just their hands and foil!

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  • Y5 Tate Modern

    Published 07/07/23, by Adam Gilbert

    Year 5 were lucky enough to go on a trip last Tuesday to the Tate Modern. Having studied ‘Installations’ as part of their new Kapow curriculum, they went to see what they could see up close.

    The children not only observed installations but other artwork as well.  They also spent time sketching some of the pieces.

    Members of the public commented on how well behaved they all were, a real credit to the school and we couldn’t agree more.

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  • Y4 Mayan Workshop

    Published 13/06/23, by Adam Gilbert

    Last half term in Year 4, the children had lots of fun learning about the intriguing history of the Maya civilisation and were able to put their acting skills to great use! Did you know the Maya introduced the world to a number of new foods? Probably the most interesting was chocolate from the cacao tree. The Maya considered chocolate to be a gift from the gods and used cacao seeds as money.

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  • Y3 Sikh Workshop

    Published 13/06/23, by Adam Gilbert

    At the end of last half term, Year 3 had the opportunity to participate in a Sikhism workshop. Members of the Sikh community came into school and shared their knowledge about this religion.

    The children learnt about the importance of the Sikh religion, they also learnt about the Langar, which is a community kitchen where the Sikh community share food together.

    They also had the opportunity for turban tying and writing their names. 

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  • Year 3 Spotlight - Summer Term

    Published 25/05/23, by Adam Gilbert

    In Year 3, we have been looking at legends such as St George and the Dragon. From this, we have designed and created our own terrifying beasts! We have used them to write descriptions, our own legends and even a non-chronological report about them. We have since moved onto looking at ‘The Present,’ where a boy receives a dog! This means that Miss Blake has brought Archie in, so we can imagine what it’s really like to have a dog!

    In maths, we have been looking at graphs. We have created and used the information to answer questions about bar charts and pictograms. We are now working hard with money; creating amounts, finding totals and working out the change. It would be great if you could practise this at home!

    We have had a great time in DT designing and making our own sandwiches! We learnt new skills such as designing, cutting and spreading. We even got to taste test them!

    We are really looking forward to having a Sikh workshop at the end of term!

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  • National Numeracy Day 2023

    Published 25/05/23, by Adam Gilbert

    Last week, Aragon took part in National Numeracy Day 2023. All the children participated in a range of activities depending on their year group. Some of the activities outlined below are what all the children completed as a whole school approach.


    Across the school, children had to estimate how many pieces of maths equipment was in the jar. Estimation can be difficult and we had a range of different answers. Fatih (right) estimated 673 and Shafia (left) estimated 670. In total, there were 672 pieces of equipment. What an estimate!

    Estimate the Weight 

    Children were given the task to make a figure using cubes. At the start of the session, the children were given a weight that they needed to successfully make. The difficulty was the children were not allowed to weigh their figure until the end. To help assist the children, we provided them with 100g weights. Successfully, Betty-Lew (3A) managed to reach the target of 122g. How impressive!

    Shut the Box

    The children thoroughly enjoyed the challenging game ‘Shut the Box’. This game involves children having to subitise (recognise numbers without counting) and find the totals to remove all the wooden blocks.

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  • Year 4 Spotlight - Summer Term

    Published 08/05/23, by Adam Gilbert

    Summer Term here we come! In Year 4, we’re looking forward to an amazing last term together. So far we’ve had a very busy first two weeks back. Last week, we started our new story in English called ‘Tar Beach’ and have been writing playscripts for the very first time. Through this book, we have learnt about the ‘George Washington Bridge’ and all its marvellous features, which will help us design and pitch our very own bridges next week in a ‘Dragons Den’ themed event.

    In Maths, we have been learning about converting between different lengths, mass and volume (including decimals). Now, we are moving onto area and perimeter. We’ve already really enjoyed practically calculating the area of our classroom tables using square sheets of paper.

    This half-term we are also learning all about seasonal food in D.T lessons. We were incredibly excited this week to create our own versions of ‘Eton Mess’. Over the course of Lesson 2, we developed our cutting and whisking skills. Most children rated the dessert a solid 10/10 after some taste testing! Some children were so engaged in their food technology topic that they even took the recipes home to have another go! Please do upload any pictures to seesaw if you do, we’d love to see them; the Y4 teachers were absolutely thrilled to see the pupils so enthused in their learning!

    In Science, our little scientists have been learning about animals including humans. So far, we’ve learnt about the different types of teeth and even started to create our own teeth model using clay and card.

    Lastly, it was so lovely to see so many of the Y4 parents and carers for our Year 4 Coffee Morning last week – we hope you enjoyed your visit. Please take a look at the pictures attached to see all of our incredible Year 4 learning in action...

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  • Whole School - Cluckingham Palace

    Published 08/05/23, by Adam Gilbert

    Welcome to Cluckingham Palace!

    Well done to everyone who has joined us in creating chickens for King Charles Palace.

    We learnt of King Charles’ love for chickens and got creative.

    This is Aragon’s Cluckingham Palace, pride of place in the front office.

    We have a host of mediums used to create over 110 amazing chicken and hens! Ranging from artists aged 3 to 11! A whole school art piece compiled of art work from pupils in nursery to year 6!

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  • Year 5 - Museum(s) Trip!

    Published 21/04/23, by Adam Gilbert

    Year 5 had a wonderful time on Friday 27th January on their trip to not one, but TWO of London’s best museums, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum.

    Our first stop was the Science museum. We explored the wonders of space ahead of our new science unit next half term and learnt more about America’s race to put a human on the Moon. We then explored the key events of creating modern machinery, visiting the James Watt section of the museum to get up close to one of the first steam trains ever built!

    After a quick pit stop for lunch, we were off again to the Natural History Museum. We first embarked on a journey to the centre of the Earth! We were able to use our knowledge from our geography lessons to correctly identify the different layers that make up our Earth’s structure before learning about what happens during an Earthquake! We even took a trip through the Earthquake simulator to experience the ground moving beneath our feet (don’t worry, we held on tight!). After we caught our breath, we entered the creepy crawlies exhibition, which caused quite a stir for some of our students (and teachers) before going to visit our good friend Dippy the dinosaur in the dinosaur exhibit.

    Year 5 not only represented the school impeccably at both museums, but also on their journey to and from school on public transport. We had many members of the public come up to us to say just how fabulously well behaved and polite our students were, and we couldn’t agree more!

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