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SMArt News.


Light at the end of the tunnel.

In this final week of their first half term, Northgate Class have been getting to grips with some new scientific vocabulary in their continuing mission to understand light and shadow. The children investigated how light travels, and discovered that it travels very fast and in straight lines. A later investigation introduced the words, transparent, translucent and opaque to the class and the children experimented with a range of materials to identify these properties.

English this week was dominated by the children finishing, editing and publishing their work for their amazing first edition of SMArt News, The Northgate and Eastgate Newspaper. The amount of work that has been put into this first publication has been incredible and hopefully will be just a starting point for future publications.


Thank you to all of the parents and carers who attended parents evening. It was fabulous to see every child represented at this important time. Your ongoing support for your children’s learning is very much appreciated and valued, and helps to ensure that progress remains rapid and consistent.

Have a wonderful and relaxing half term, and we will see you all in November for our exciting new topic… ‘exploring new worlds’. Which we kick off with an very exciting trip to our friends at the Broomheath Plantation.

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