March 2016 - News

Journey Home Year 6

Date: 18/3/16
By: admin
Dear Parents Carer, Mrs Sengupta has just informed me that the children are aboard the train and on there way home. Best wishes Mr Twyman
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Outward Bound Year 6 Day 4 (Last Day)

Date: 18/3/16
By: admin
Dear Parents and Carers, The children's last full day at Outward Bound has already come and gone. All groups have returned from their expeditions and have spent time sorting out their kit. Different groups have been out on steam boat and speed boat trips across the lake, there has been more rock climbing, abseiling and last...
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Outward Bound Year 6 Day 3

Date: 17/3/16
By: admin
Dear Parents and Carers, It has been another beautiful day at Outward Bound. Mrs Sengupta tells me that the other 3 groups were out on expedition last night, 2 groups were in the mountains and another group was camped out on the lake shore. I'm told it was a little chilly but with clear skies, absolutely...
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Outward Bound Year 6 Day 2

Date: 16/3/16
By: admin
Dear Parents and Carers, It has been another busy day at Outward Bound. Mrs Sengupta reports that the weather has remained lovely and sunny. The gorge walking was a big success and I’m told, a huge challenge. Apparently the children’s legs were “like jelly” afterwards! 1 group completed their canoe journey and another took a steam boat ride...
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Outward Bound Year 6 Day 1

Date: 15/3/16
By: admin
Dear Parents and Carers, Year 6 have made a fantastic start to their Outward Bound Adventure. They arrived right on time and got straight on with making their beds. A task, I'm told that different children required different amounts of help to complete! 3 groups did the (in) famous Outward Bound Jog and dip into Ullswater...
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Outward Bound Year 6 – Ullswater/Journey and Arrival

Date: 15/3/16
By: admin
Dear Parents/Carers, The children are all safely aboard the train and have departed Euston on time. I will email again this afternoon to inform you of their arrival in Penrith. The children have arrived safely at the Outward Bound Centre in Ullswater. The journey ran perfectly to time and all are well. I will write again in...
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Applying for Academy status

Date: 10/3/16
By: admin
Dear Parents and Carers, We write to inform you that this term the Governing Board of Upland Primary unanimously agreed to apply to the Department for Education (DfE) for permission to begin the process of applying for Academy status as a Multi Academy Trust (MAT). The governors took this decision after lengthy deliberation, mindful of...
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WE Day 2016

Date: 10/3/16
By: admin
On Wednesday 9th March, sixteen year 5 and 6 children attended WE Day, at Wembley Arena. After boarding a coach earlier than a normal school day, we travelled to the arena. “WE Day is a celebration of youth making a difference in their local and global communities”. Organised by Free The Children, we were lucky enough to hear inspirational speakers...
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Shakespeare Week

Date: 8/3/16
By: admin
To coincide with World Book Day on Thursday 4th March, we decided to celebrate the life and works of William Shakespeare. To help commemorate the fact that it is 400 years since the death of this this remarkable playwright, the whole school embraced the theme fully, through dressing up as a character from one of...
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Year 4 visit to The National Portrait Gallery – Friday 4th March 2016

Date: 8/3/16
By: admin
  Last Friday, Year4 ventured into London again on another school trip; this time to visit The National Portrait Gallery in Trafalgar Square. We divided our day into two parts, with one class exploring the gallery in the morning, whilst the other class took part in a gallery led workshop, based on contemporary artists and self-portraits. Fortunately, the...
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Gymnastics Competition

Date: 7/3/16
By: admin
On Friday 4th March, eight children from years 3, 4 and 6 competed in the Key Steps 2 and 3 Gymnastics Competition at the impressive Europa Gymnastics Centre in Crayford. The children worked extremely hard, in only a short space of time, to train and practise their floor, body management and vault routines alongside the Athena...
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Update Year 5 Return Journey (04/03/2016)

Date: 4/3/16
By: admin
Dear Parents/Carers, Your children are all safely on their way home. The ETA according to the bus driver remains at 19.30 -20.00 The hall will be open for you. Please do check your mail between 17.00-17.30 for the final journey update. Kind regards Ms Vicky Sengupta
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Upland Primary Greenwich Park and Maritime Museum

Date: 4/3/16
By: admin
What an amazing Day!! The sun shone and the kids were all wrapped up and raring to go! The whole of Upland Primary School children and staff were off on an adventure to Greenwich, the first time we had ever had a whole school trip. We boarded a train to Blackheath and trekked across to Greenwich...
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Day 4 Year 5 Outward Bound

Date: 4/3/16
By: admin
Dear Parent/ Carers, Good morning to you all. Yesterday was another wonderful day for the children, Mr Twyman described it as very long with some very tired but happy children. 2 groups had a long adventure day on the mountain. The groups sumitted a 400m peak in the heart of Snowdonia, the views were amazing; the children showed...
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Day 3 Year 5 Outward Bound

Date: 3/3/16
By: admin
Good Morning Parents and Carers, Yesterday saw the most challenging day yet for all the children and staff. The weather wasn't so kind, some rain but incredibly windy. Unfortuately the canoeing activity was cancelled due to 80mph gusts across the lake, so quite rightly so the team decided to give this one a miss. All groups yesterday did...
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Day 2 Year 5 Outward Bound

Date: 2/3/16
By: admin
Good morning Parents/Carers Year 5 had a wonderful day yesterday. The skies were blue, the sun was shining but it was rather cold. After their hearty breakfast all groups were involved in exploratory walks. Some children went waterfall walking, some went deep into the forest and some through the woods. The instructors were so impressed with the...
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First night in Aberdovey

Date: 1/3/16
By: admin
Good Morning Parents/Carers, Firstly I would like to apologise if you did not receive the parent mail yesterday. However I do hope that you all received a phone call from school to let you know that the children arrived safely and were all buzzing !!! I spoke to Mr Twyman this morning who was very spritely as...
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