In preparation of the Ark Paddington Green Academy/King Solomon Academy merge, we will be inviting families of King Solomon and Paddington Green, prospective parents and members of the local community to view both school sites. There are 3 more opportunities to do this, with the next one taking place Tuesday, 20th November at 9am. You do not have to book in advance, but we do ask that you arrive on time for a prompt start.
On the 20th, the morning will begin at King Solomon with a presentation and site tour from the Principal, Max Haimendorf. The group will then walk over to the Ark Paddington Green site, for a tour and a brief Q&A session. If you are unable to make this, you are welcome to attend any of the other dates scheduled. These are listed below:
School Trips and Visits
Year 3 - Chocolate Making Workshop (January 2018)
On Wednesday 31st January, Year 3 were visited by a chocolate expert! We learnt where chocolate comes from, how it is made and how important it is to buy Fairtrade chocolate. We even learnt how to judge chocolate by eating it in a certain way - you have to close your eyes and cover your ears to get the most out of the taste. We hope you enjoy looking at the pictures of the day.
Thank you so much to the parents and carers of Year 3 for providing fruit for the fruit sale and buying fruit, which contributed to paying for this experience. We could not have done it without you all and the children loved it!
Year 6 - Ice Skating at Somerset House (December 2017)
Year 6 had the wonderful opportunity of going ice skating at Somerset House. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and it was great to see them working so well as a team by helping one another to stay on their feet! Children felt so grateful to have this once in a lifetime opportunity to skate with all of their friends during their last year of primary school!
Year 5 - Rolling Bridge (November 2017)
In Year 5, we have been exploring forces in Science. This local trip to the Rolling Bridge, at Paddington Basin, allowed us to see forces in action and consider the importance of various forces in designing bridges. On the way, there were lots of building works taking place which allowed the children to observe the forces of pushing, pulling, gravity and friction, and their effects such as crushing, spinning, floating and sliding.
The children also had the opportunity to watch the Merchant Square footbridge open and close. The design of this bridge was based on the Japanese traditional fan. Exploring the theme of inspiration and what may have inspired the architects to design the bridges, Year 5 Imperial class speculated about the inspiration behind the rolling bridge. Ideas ranged from a lizards tongue to a towering head teacher!
The trip was a delight and we look forward to other classes visiting.
Year 3 - Posting Letters (October 2017)
In the first half of term Year 3 - Roehampton Class learnt all about the rainforest. We used the book 'The Great Kapok Tree' by Lynne Cherry to inspire our writing. For our final writing outcome all of the children wrote a letter to the author, Lynne Cherry, explaining what they had taken away from her book. Here are some wonderful pictures of some very excited Year 3 children posting their letters on the last day of half term.