On Friday, the Governing Body had the privilege of meeting with the school forum, carrying out a learning walk, eating lunch in the dinner hall, as well as completing our annual review and discussing our effectiveness in ensuring the children receive a good or better education. So all in all, a very busy day!
2014's Year 6 residential visit to Carroty Wood was a huge success and both the children and staff had a fantastic time. Over the course of the 4 days, the children took part in a range of activities including abseiling, archery, raft building, high rope climbing and den building, with many of them trying things they had...
Year 5 visit to The Athletics Quad Kids Event at Erith Sports Centre on 7th May.
Mrs Wells and Mrs Styles took the 10 children to take part against other Bexley schools.
The winner from this competition will go on to represent Bexley Borough at the Level 3 London school games competition, which will be held at Crystal...
Our trip to the IMAX
On Tuesday 29th April 2014, year 3 went to the BFI IMAX Cinema in Waterloo, London. We walked to Bexleyheath railway station to catch the 9:31 train, however it was eight minutes late! We finally got on the train and talked all the way to Waterloo, where we then walked 5 minutes to...
As a school we are fully committed to ensuring that all areas within the school have an impact on the children’s learning experiences. Recently the Foundation Stage Playground has been refitted with new play equipment. This is to enhance their social skills as well as their physical development. A permanent water and sand area...
On the 23rd April, Upland children came to school dressed in Red and White to celebrate the Patron Saint of England St George.
Mrs Sengupta and Mr Gregory held a special assembly in order to celebrate the reason why George is our saint.
The mythical story of George fighting the mighty dragon in order to save the...
On Monday 24th March Mrs Sengupta and Mr Twyman took the School Forum to the Houses of Parliament.
The school Forum have be thinking about how to get a message across to their peers and how they have a voice that can contribute to making changes in our school.
We travelled to the Houses of Parliament by...
Upland Schools' Year 4 classes, Mars and Venus, invited the Mock Tudor band and dancers to visit them in school to bring their Tudor topic to life.
The musicians brought families of recorders and crumhorns as well as a bass viol and early violins and a wide repertoire of pieces from the time of Henry VIII...
Your Future, Your Ambition - Inspiring us in science, technology engineering and maths
Today Mr Twyman and Mrs Saunders took 15 of Upland's scientists, engineers and mathematicians to the Your Future Your Ambition event. Here we had the opportunity to find out about science and engineering roles in some of the biggest companies in Britain. We...
Year 3 have been taking part in The London Symphony Orchestra's "Ultimate Storyteller" workshops.
Members from the orchestra have been into school to show year three different orchestral instruments and compose music with them. The children then learnt a song about characters from the story of the "Arabian Nights" and is part of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade which...
On the 7th March 17 lucky Year 6 children travelled to Wembley Arena for WE Day UK. WE Day is an event run by Free the Children as a reward for any charitable work carried out by school children across the UK. As part of the day children were fortunate enough to hear some very...
Year 2 trip to the Tower of London
Class Thistle and Bramble visited the Tower of London on either 4th or 5th of March.
We travelled to Cannon Street by train and enjoyed walking to the Tower of London, taking in the Monument and the River Thames on the way.
Both classes were lucky enough...
The whole school enjoyed celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 6th March, by dressing up as a character from a historically themed text. There were some fabulous costumes displayed from well known literary classics and we’d like to thank all parents for supporting their children in creating costumes of some much loved characters from historical...
The CRiBS bus came to the school during the week beginning 10th February as part of our PSHEC curriculum. Several classes visited the bus and experienced sessions on the theme of friendship. These included DVD clips, listening to stories, discussions and hands-on activities. The children had a great fun time of learning about all aspects...
Our wonderful chef Ulker recently won the chef of the year competition for Harrison catering . Ulker and her team do a fantastic job in the kitchen and produce wonderful meals.
Congratulations Ulker we are so lucky to have you at Upland.
The whole of Year 2 were lucky enough to pay a visit to Pizza Express in Bexleyheath, recently. To reinforce their learning in science about changing materials, the children were invited along in groups to take part in a pizza-making workshop. The staff at Pizza Express were very welcoming and instructed the children on health and...
Young Voices 2014 @ the O” Arena
53 wonderful children from years 4, 5 and 6 went to the O2 Arena to represent our school, singing and dancing with thousands of children from across the country.
The Young Voices choir had been practicing for over five months to get the lyrics, tunes and dance moves mastered in...