Month: October 2019

Exploring the eating habits of Henry VIII

29th October 2019

What’s on the menu at the Tudor Court?  Year 5 spent a wonderful day at Hampton Court Palace taking in the massive kitchens and being quizzed on which foods may have been enjoyed by Henry VIII.  They role played some key scenes from the Tudor King’s life, really bringing history alive in the place where…

Taking a step back in time

29th October 2019

Here are some Year 1 children learning the hard way about life as a domestic servant in the Rothschild Mansion at Gunnersbury Park.  They definitely saw the advantages of a 21st Century life compared with the 18 hour working days and harsh living conditions and wages faced by workers 100 years ago. Thanks go to…

Celebrating the harvest

25th October 2019

Working in partnership with the Kew Neighbourhood Association, Year 6 children enjoyed a wonderful afternoon delivering  over 50 harvest gift boxes to people in our community.  This lovely community-based scheme has long been part of Broomfield’s calendar and we are grateful for the generosity of our families for the donations which make it possible.  We…

Hedgehog bread

25th October 2019

Pre-Kindergarten made bread this week and carefully crafted hedgehog rolls, complete with current eyes, raisin noses and prickles made from snipping the dough before baking.  Yummy!

Diwali: Festival of lights

25th October 2019

In Year 4 this week, Mrs Purkayastha and Mrs Padhi were kind enough to come in and share the story of Diwali with the class.  The children were very excited to make Diwali patterns using special stencils and coloured sands.  Diwali is a four day long festival of lights, which is celebrated primarily by Hindus…

Headteachers Award Winners

25th October 2019

Congratulations to the winners of the Headteacher’s Award this half term.  We hope you enjoyed Miss Scorer’s famous afternoon tea made especially for you all.  Mrs Byers, Mr Callander and Mrs Pache are so proud of you for beautifully embodying Broomfield values of being kind, polite and trying your best.  Well done!

Broomfield has winning magical formula in regional maths competition

11th October 2019

Four Year 5 maths whizzes battled it out against the top mathematicians from 20 other primary schools to take first prize in Hampton School’s annual Maths Wizard problem-solving competition on Monday 07 October. Arjan, Hannah, Jonathan and Leina used their numeracy, logic and reasoning, collaborative and creative skills to solve a wide variety of challenging…

Terrific team spirit at the ISA Regional Gala

11th October 2019

The ISA regional swimming gala was held this week and 24 pupils from Broomfield were selected to represent our school. The swim squad did brilliantly, with a number of children achieving personal best times in their races and taking many medals. We look forward to hearing who will go on to participate in the national…

Clay sculpture: Picnic, takes first prize for Year 6

11th October 2019

Broomfield House School, Kew’s oldest independent school, entered a wonderful piece of sculpture called Picnic into the ISA Regional Art Competition in the Key Stage 2 3D Art Group category and were delighted to receive first prize. The artwork is now entered for the national final in November. Our proud art teacher, Mrs Frey, congratulated all the…

Owl Babies by Pre-Kindergarten

7th October 2019

Pre-Kindergarten have been enjoying Martin Waddell’s story ‘Owl Babies’ and making their own beautiful owl babies. The children demonstrated great dexterity in attaching cotton wool to fir cones using tweezers, painting glue to attach googly owl eyes and attaching ribbon to hang their creations from. Here is the string of owl babies now on display…