Greenpower Goodwood Race Meeting

Our Greenpower Racing Team had a great time this Sunday at the historic Goodwood Racetrack. We competed in the Sprint, Slalom, Drag Race and the Pit Stop timed wheel change competitions. There were a massive 83 other cars from different schools at the meeting. All of them took part in the impressive lap of champions, completing a full lap of the 2.4 mile Goodwood racing circuit in electric cars.

Our thanks to the families of children who supported the team this year to make it all possible. Looking forward to competing again next season with a brand new South Park Racing Team with our new Year 6 children.

The Lion King – Year 6 leaving concerts

Parents and children were treated to two wonderful performances of The Lion King by our Year 6 children this week. Both productions were very professional, with beautiful acting, comedy moments, fantastic costumes and atmospheric lighting.

The Lion King by Fuji and Everest class

The Lion King by Eiger and Snowdon class

Year 4 Ukulele Concert

Take a look at these wonderful young musicians from Year 4 performing their Ukulele concert yesterday. A special thank you to Mr Slaven and Mr Branwyn for all the work they did with the children to enable them to put on such a great performance.

Ford Dunton Greenpower Race

What a fantastic days racing we had at Ford’s Dunton Technical Centre on Saturday. The South Park Racing Team performed brilliantly and their excellent driving skills were on show for all the many spectators and supporters who came to cheer us on.

We are so proud of our team . They worked so hard together to make sure the car was ready for every race, they supported each other and impressed everyone with their team spirit.

The South Park Racing Team also won the prize for best presented team at the event and performed wonderfully in all their races. The effort they put in to practising their driving after school really paid off. They were both fast and accurate, avoiding any time penalties in the races.

Here are some pictures from our great day.

Greenpower Car video

Next Saturday is our first official Greenpower race. It is taking place at the Ford Dunton Technical Centre, Near Basildon, SS15 6EE.

We will be competing in three different types of races –

Slalom tests your skill and accuracy around cones, a Drag race against another car in a straight line, and a knockout Sprint race. We will get to see how good our team really are.

Friends and family are more than welcome to attend and support South Park Racing Team. Free entry and parking, and food is available at the venue. Events start at 10.30am and the day finishes at about 3.30pm

Here is a video capturing the amazing journey our team made from unboxing the parts through to assembling the car and then racing it.

Tower of London trip – Year 5

Our Year 5 children visited the Tower of London to learn about Henry VIII, his wives, armour and jousting, nasty torture and imprisonment. They enjoyed a fantastic and educational trip, learning about the history of the Tower and seeing the Crown Jewels.

Year 5 trip to Re:Code London

Our Year 5 children enjoyed their trip to visit the Re:Code workshop, where they created and programmed robotic animals from Lego WeDo kits. We also all learned more about the environmental issues affecting humans and wildlife in London.

New Artist Appreciation Week website

We are pleased to announce that the new Artist Appreciation week website is now live and can be accessed here.

In December, children from every class learned about a different artist and created some wonderful art that is now proudly on display around the school.

We would like to thank Miss Murray-Mower for all her help and enthusiasm in coordinating Artist Appreciation Week, and generally making it such a success. We are all going to miss you.

Year 2 Lion produced this artwork in the style of Takashi Murakami

Greenpower car build – weeks 18-23

During the past few weeks we have been busy designing the bodywork for our car and preparing some interesting finishing touches such as installing a camera and some special lights!!

We have also been working on planning and creating a lovely portfolio that records the whole journey we have made, from unpacking the pieces of the car until it was finally built. It will include lots of pictures and examples of our initial planning to illustrate the story of our project.

The team have now begun to test the car and are learning how to drive it safely.

We started by driving with no battery power – a team member had to push! This is so we can learn how to control the car safely without crashing and injuring ourselves.

We are improving our driving skills and keeping fit at the same time.