Seasonal News

Mary Anning Science Workshop, January 2022

Earlier in January, our Years 3 & 6 classes took part in a science workshop about Mary Anning who was a pioneering palaeontologist and fossil collector born in 1799.  She became known for incredible finds she made in the cliffs at Lyme Regis in Dorset including the ichthyosaurus (fish lizard) and a complete skeleton of a plesiosaurus .  During the workshop, children learnt about her life, how she discovered the fossils and even had the opportunity to make some fossils of their own.  Children were amazed to learn that as a woman at that time, she was not recognised or rewarded for her scientific discoveries.

Christmas 2021

We have had a busy December in school with Year Groups rehearsing, performing and filming their Christmas Nativities and Production and our Large Hall has been a wonderful theatre for them.  Children also enjoyed visiting the magical Santa's Grotto with our own PTA Elves.  They listened to a special message from Santa and were given a special medal for making it onto his 'Nice' list.  Our Year 3 and 4 year groups attended the End of Term Service at Holy Trinity which was live streamed into the classrooms for other year groups and our Year 3 readers delivered their pieces beautifully.  On the final day of term, everyone has enjoyed wearing festive colours or Christmas jumpers instead of uniform.

Christmas Activities

Holy Trinity Church Field of Poppies - November 2021

Archdeacon Cambridge's School was pleased to contribute to the Field of Poppies as part of Remembrance Day Commemorations 2022 at Holy Trinity Church.  For half term homework, families made poppies using recycled plastic bottles for the Poppy Field and knitted poppies for a display inside the church.

Junior Choir Singing at Mayor's Civic Service - October 2021

On Sunday 3rd October 2021 our Junior Choir, which currently consists of children from Years 5 and 6, was invited to perform an anthem during the Mayor of Richmond's Civic Service at St Mary's Church in Twickenham. The service honoured those who have worked especially hard to serve others during the pandemic, as well as focusing on looking after the environment. Our choir sang an anthem in two-part harmony by John Rutter, called Look at the World, to fit with the theme. With only a few weeks to prepare our song, the children's attitude and commitment in choir rehearsals since the beginning of term has been really excellent.

On the day our children behaved absolutely perfectly and rose to the occasion like professionals. Their singing was angelic, and we were so proud of the beautiful sound they made after such a short rehearsal time. One of our Year 6 children, was also invited to light a candle during the service as an act of hope for the future. Afterwards we walked round to York House where our children and their parents attended a reception hosted by the Mayor, with drinks and canapes for the adults and a party lunch for the children. It was a lovely sunny day and the children were able to chat to the Mayor, the Vicar of St Mary's and other dignitaries on the terrace, and then play in the gardens. We have had some lovely feedback about the children from some of the attendees.  It was wonderful to be part of such a prestigious occasion



Sports Week and Sports Day 2021

We had mixed weather for our Sports Week last week but children and staff in both key stages enjoyed participating in a variety of sports.  We welcomed Boundless Dance into school who provided dance workshops for all year groups and Multi Sports ran three days of sporting activities including archery, cup staking, team games, tri golf, ball games and volleyball for Year 6.  Years 3-6 also took part in their annual swimming galas in the school pool during the week.

The week finished with the annual Staff vs Year 6 netball competition which this year was a game of 'Golden Child' cheered on by Years 1-6.  The game involves counting the number of goals scored whilst the other team are completing a lap of the playground.  This year the competition was won by Year 6.

Due to continuing Covid-19 restrictions, we had to make adjustments to our Sports Day.  This year we held the running races on The Green and the throwing and long jump events on the school site.  You can see photographs of Sports Day on the Year Group pages of the website.  During the day we also held a fun sports quiz and basket shoot for Juniors.  Following the Netball Competition, Mr Bowie announced all the results to the school.  The winning house in the Swimming Gala was Shackleton and the overall House winner for the Infant and Junior Sports Day was Scott.

Year 6 Junior Choir at Prom Praise 4 Schools Recording

One of the highlights of being a member of the Archdeacon Junior Choir is taking part in the biennial Prom Praise for Schools (PP4S) event at the Royal Albert Hall. Two years ago, in 2019, our choir successfully auditioned to sing a solo song on stage to a packed audience of thousands which was very exciting! Sadly this year the physical PP4S couldn't take place; instead there is a virtual choir initiative which will be broadcast online and we are very proud to say that our choir was invited to record part of the core audio sound. Due to bubble restrictions, Junior Choir is currently limited to Year 6 only, and the 20 Year 6 choir members travelled by coach on Wednesday 12th May to All Souls' Church, off Regent Street. The church is right next to the BBC and its tall spire features daily in the intro to the BBC News. In the church the whole choir recorded the audio track for a specially written song, "Step by Step", and then each child was filmed individually singing the song to appear in the online video. We even managed to fit in a quick visit to Regent's Park before heading back to school on the coach. Our lovely coach driver took us home past iconic London landmarks such as Hamleys, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, The Ritz, Green Park, Harrods, the V&A, and the Natural History Museum.  Thank you to all the children for their excellent behaviour on the day, their great singing, and their dedication to the choir. 


Book Character Day - April 2021

We celebrated our postponed World Book Day last Friday, 23rd April which coincided with William Shakespeare's Birthday.  We had a wonderful array of characters and costumes from staff and children including our Year 6 teachers who dressed as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth!

Easter bonnets

Our Infant Children have looked fabulous today wearing spring colours and in their Easter Bonnets that they made at home.  They all enjoyed singing Easter songs on the amphitheatre - especially our favourite school Easter song 'Spring Chicken'.  The bonnets have made great displays in the classrooms today.

Easter Chicks

Staff and children have enjoyed our annual chick hatching and this year all ten eggs successfully hatched with five girls and five boys.  The chicks have visited the infant classrooms and will returning to the farm at the end of term

Welcome Back to School

We were very excited to welcome back our Archdeacon Cambridge's school family on Monday with our surprise Rainbow Arch and Banner that we had been making in school. All the children had been asked to draw themselves on pieces of coloured fabric; the larger image was stitched onto a fabric banner and the smaller image was attached to the amazing rainbow arch that had been made by Mr Matt and painted by a team in school. On Sunday evening the banner and arch were put at the front of the school ready to welcome back the children.  It was wonderful and emotional to see everyone again.  Now that the weather has turned, the fabric banner will be put up in the Large Hall for everyone to enjoy.

Welcome Back to School Rainbow Arch and Banner

Year 5 Artwork Inspired by Klimt's Tree of Life

Some of our Year 5 children in school have put together this beautiful piece of artwork.  Taking inspiration from Klimt's Tree of Life, the piece was divided into sections and each child planned and designed their section. Putting it together was like completing a large jigsaw puzzle. 

Nursery Penguins

Our Nursery children have designed and created their own penguins for this wonderful display based on the book 'The Emperor's Egg'.

Winter Snow 2021

Miss Lambe took these lovely snowy pictures of our Junior Playground and Peace Garden when she came into school at the weekend.  Unfortunately most of the snow had melted by Monday morning!




As a school, we usually sing every day and often many times in a day. We have all missed 'real singing', so we couldn't allow Christmas to happen without one whole-school song. As part of our 'Different, but Brilliant Christmas', the whole school worked together to sing one of our favourite Christmas hymns, Love Shone Down. We hope you enjoy watching. 

Love Shone Down | Archdeacon Cambridge's Church of England Primary School (


Our Year 1 and Year 2 children were very excited to head to Holy Trinity Church this morning for our Christmas Service. Our Year 2 readers deserve a special mention for the excellent job they did. As always, Tim's sermon was wonderful and the children sang beautifully (and quietly). Please find the link to a video of the service below. 

Christmas Service 2020 | Archdeacon Cambridge's Church of England Primary School ( 



In school we have been marking Remembrance Day this week in a variety of ways.  Many of our children painted poppies onto stones which families then laid at the War Memorial at Holy Trinity Church on Remembrance Sunday.  Our Year 6 children have made some beautiful stained glass poppies which are on display in the Large Hall and other year groups have also been making creative and beautiful poppies which have been in display in school.  Rev Tim Garrett came into school and held a Remembrance Service with our Years 3 & 6 bubble and the other year groups also took part in the two minute silence at 11am in the Infant and Junior Playgrounds.


Thank you very much for the wonderful Harvest food and coins that children have brought in to school this week to celebrate Harvest Festival.  We are very proud of our wonderful Harvest Festival display now in the School Office area and are delighted that we have raised £353.  Everything will be donated to Spear (our local homeless charity) who will be able to distribute the toiletries and food to those most in need at this difficult time.  Years 4 & 5 will be celebrating Harvest during a socially distanced Church Service at Holy Trinity Church and the service will be recorded for other year groups to watch in classrooms.

Please contact the School Office on 020 8894 4777 to register interest in our Nursery Year Group for September 2022 admissions