All pupils at GJA enjoyed our fantastic science day as well as many parents who were able to join us for this special day to celebrate our love of science! The pupils enjoyed learning interesting scientific facts in assembly, explored the extraordinary wonders of science in a workshop and carried out investigations in the afternoon. Well done to all GJA pupils for their fantastic work and a great big thank you to our Godolphin science leader, Mrs Robin, for organising such a wonderful learning experience.
Our pupils have been enjoying coding lessons in computing. We were fortunate to have a taster session of some coding lessons through a club called 'Code Club' who came to visit GJA recently, and our pupils found the session really enjoyable and informative. We are looking forward to working more with Code Club in the future.
All Godolphin pupils enjoyed a visit from the Fantastic Fred Experience! This is a live performance to engage children and teach them about mental health. The Fantastic Fred team entertained the pupils with an immersive mobile classroom, drama, costumes and audience participation. FRED stands for Food, Rest, Exercise and Devices and teaches pupils to keep their body and mind healthy by eating the right foods, getting enough sleep, keeping active and managing time on digital devices. Every pupil enjoyed this very worthwhile workshop.
Our amazing cricket team recently competed in The Park Federation cricket tournament and finished 3rd place. Well done cricketers - you played really well and Godolphin are proud of your achievements
Year 3 enjoyed a trip to the museum in St. Albans to learn all about Roman life. They got to see ancient treasure and admire beautiful mosaics. This brought their history learning to life and Year 3 really enjoyed this hands-on, immersive experience.
New Age Kurling Champions!
Our New Age Kurling team recently competed in a Slough tournament and did exceptionally well! Team A won several games and played really well but did not quite make it through to the next group stage. Team B won the group stage matches, then won the semi finals and then got through to the finals! They won the final and were all awarded gold medals. Even better than that, as they won the final, they will now be representing GJA in the Berkshire School Games in July as the Slough Champions!
Throughout the tournament our pupils behaved exceptionally well, had a really great team, played against lots of other teams and showed fantastic sportsmanship whether they won or lost. Well done - we are all proud of you! Godolphin Grows Success!
House Teams and House Captains
At Godolphin, our pupils belong to one of four houses: Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter. We are able to hold internal sports games and events in our house teams to enjoy some healthy and fun competition. We also compete in our house teams during sports day - it can get very exciting! This year we purchased a PE polo shirt for every pupil in their house colours. I am sure you will agree that our pupils look really smart! Here are our House Captains who role model the expectations of being a great sports person to the rest of the school and their house team. You can look forward to seeing more of them later in the term at sports day.
This is Fariah in Year 5 playing the electric guitar. She is an incredible musician and has been practising really hard to learn to play the national anthem as a solo guitarist. I think you will all agree she looks great as our resident rock musician. Keep up the great work Fariah!
The GJA Band Rehearse for Celebration Saturday
Year 5 African Art and Dance Workshop
Year 5 pupils participated in an African art and dance workshop which linked to their history unit on the kingdom of Benin. The pupils learnt to create African masks and then they used the masks in a class performance of an African dance. Year 5 really enjoyed the experience and learning opportunity.
Year 3 Trip to the Science Museum
Year 3 pupils had a fantastic experience when they visited London's Science Museum. They discovered lots of new information, and got to see and explore scientific inventions and discoveries. Year 3 had a wonderful time and the trip fuelled their love for Science even further!
Year 6 RAF Museum Trip
Year 6 went to the RAF museum, which was linked to their History topic and the books they have read in their English lessons. Year 6 had a workshop that took them back in time to WW2 and they got to explore all the aircrafts! They had a marvelous time!