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Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 19:41
The children and staff were introduced to our exciting Creative Play project during Collective Worship on Monday morning. Mrs Stanford showed everyone pictures of our beautiful outdoor classroom areas and contrasted this with some very unexciting examples. She explained what our playtimes were... Read More »
tags: collaboration, fun, achievement, enjoyment, outdoor learning
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 22:52
Mothering Sunday celebrations started on Friday when the children created their mums, grandmas or someone special in their lives a lovely hand tied bunch of flowers. Thank you to all the members of the PTFA who turned the library into a pop up florist shop. At lunch-time 62 mums, grandmas and... Read More »
tags: Community, collaboration, enjoyment, fun, Music drama and art, RE
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 15:55
Ten Pieces aims to open up the world of classical music to 7-14 year-olds across the UK and inspire them to develop their own creative responses to the music. On Thursday the whole school went to Benenden Prep School to see 'Kidenza Classical Music Concerts for Kids' for the 4th consecutive year.... Read More »
tags: Music, collaboration, fun, enjoyment
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 15:48
We were thrilled that 62 mums, nans, grannies and aunties joined us for our special Mothers Day lunch today.  With tablecloths and flowers on the tables and the room filled with children and mums the dining room looked amazing.  Several of the parents mentioned the wonderful atmosphere in the hall ... Read More »
tags: Community, enjoyment, collaboration
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 17:35
The Pond is finished! Thank you to the PTFA and Richard Balfour-Lynne for their generous donations so far. We will also be using the money from the Co-op Scheme towards this project.   In July 2017 we applied for ‘Goudhurst & Kilndown School Pond Project’ to become a Co-op Local Cause and were... Read More »
tags: Science, outdoor learning, enjoyment, achievement, environment
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 14:29
  In all my thirty years of teaching, this is the first time snow has closed down so many schools including Goudhurst & Kilndown Church of England Primary School. This was not a decision Headteachers all over the country took lightly and despite our best efforts to open this week, in the... Read More »
tags: snow, Community
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 21:24
This week some of our youngest children saw snow for the first time. Committed to outdoor learning, we pulled on our wellie boots, wrapped up warm and played in the snow. One parent told me that her son had commented, "Mrs Roberts is the best headteacher ever for letting us play in the snow!" Once... Read More »
tags: fun, enjoyment, collaboration, Geography, Science, English
Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 14:52
As a Church of England School we are inspected both by Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) and the National Society for Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS). In the 2013 SIAS Inspection the school was judged to be “Outstanding” and I... Read More »
tags: RE, achievement, worship, collaboration, teamwork, spirtuality
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 14:10
Well done and thank you to everyone invovled in the Choir - Young Voices Concert at the 02 on Monday. The atmosphere in the stadium was electric, all the children sang enthusiastically and their amazing voices filled the arena. I would like to share some comments that I received from one of the... Read More »
tags: Music, Community, collaboration, achievement, fun, enjoyment
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:05
On Friday, it was wonderful to celebrate, as a whole school, the annual Christingle service.  The service and the 250 Christingles were prepared by Year 6; the readers, in particular, spoke with real confidence, clarity and expression. Year 6's performance was only equalled by the superb singing... Read More »
tags: Community, RE, worship, enjoyment, achievement, Music, drama, Computing