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Northaw CE Primary School and Nursery

Loving for Today, Learning for Tomorrow, Forever in Faith

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Spring 1 Learning 

What got me writing 'Boy in the Tower'

The real towers which inspired 'Boy in the Tower' by Polly Ho-Yen.

Autumn 2 Learning 


Reverend Chris came in to class to teach us about Christingles. We all got to make one to take home with us. The orange represents the world. The candle represents light. The dried fruit represents the four seasons. The red tape represents blood.

Snow at Northaw

In music this term we have been looking at emotions and musical styles. Everyone has the opportunity to play a musical instrument. We have been learning to play the note C.


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It has been 100 years since Tutankhamun’s tomb was uncovered by Howard Carter. To celebrate we had an author visit via zoom. Emma Carroll the author of our guided reading text ‘Secrets of a Sun King’ gave a talk all about her book.

Christmas is here! Oak class have taken part in an Art competition. The details are:


Hertfordshire Heroes is encouraging all Key Stage 2 pupils in Hertfordshire to take part in our annual Christmas Art Competition by 21 November 2022.  This year, we invite children to create artwork depicting 2022 to bring “Christmas cheer” to military personnel for their chance to win a day of adventure at the UK military’s strategic headquarters, Northwood HQ. A winner will be chosen from each year group in Key Stage 2. 


The artwork will be shared with those serving in the Armed Forces who are working away from their families at Christmas to help bring them some “Christmas Cheer”.  This information is also located online at


Click on the PDFs below to see our designs. 

To celebrate the Football World Cup we had a dance workshop. We learnt dances from different countries. Thank you Saracens for coming in! Oak class had a great time.

On 15th November 2022, (the start of advent for the Greek Orthodox Church) we had Father Dematrianos come in for a talk. He spoke about the time of advent for the the Greek Orthodox Church. We then thought about the similarities and differences between different dominations of Christianity during the time of advent.


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In RE we have been learning about Judaism. We have learnt about key artefacts of Judaism. We will be writing our own version of a Jewish Prayer and hopefully we are going to have a visitor in to share some more information and learning about Judaism with us. 


Below is a useful video about Judaism.

What is Judaism? | Religious Studies - My Life, My Religion: Judaism

In Art and Design Oak class are focusing on the artist of Antoni Guadi. Below is a video showing his work.

Autumn 1 Learning

As part of our DT we have been look at seasonal vegetables. We decided that carrot would be the best vegetable for our soup! We cut or grated a carrot and made soup. We then chose which seasoning we would like to put on top of our seasonal soup.


The recipe is below if you would like to make some at home. 



PGL: Day 5


Orienteering and home time! 

PGL: Day 4


Zip-line, buggy building, climbing, coastal walk, splash and Owen’s birthday!

PGL: Day 3


Archery, raft building, sensory walk, trapeze and sports night.

PGL Day 2


Giant swing, archery, survivor, fencing and campfire.

PGL: Day 1


We’ve safely arrived at PGL! After unpacking, we made our way to play some games and then enjoyed our first meal together. We then went and played a game called ‘ambush’.

Mummified Tomatoes


We learnt the process the Egyptian’s used to mummify important people. We used this process to mummify a tomato!

Oak class had a virtual trip. The British Museum hired us as Myth Busters and we learnt lots of facts about about the Ancient Egyptians. We even had an online quiz using Cahoot. Well done to Owen for being our winner!

To kick off our Egyptian topic we painted Egyptian plates.