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Shakespeare Schools Festival | October 2017 (25 images)

On the 19th October, after a long half term of rehearsing and staging, Year 5 performed Macbeth on the stage at South Hill Park to an audience.

Young Voices | Jan 2018 (25 images)

On Wednesday the 31st January, The Pines School choir travelled to the O2 to take part in the Young Voices Concert, singing with 8000 children to a packed out audience. This event is the World’s largest children’s series of concerts that run in arenas in The UK through the Spring term and we were thrilled to be able to participate for the second year.

STEAM Week | June 2017 (25 images)

In June we held our annual STEAM Week, an opportunity to celebrate the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. The week was jam packed with building, calculating, designing, experimenting and our own Pines Photography Competition to end it.

Year 4 Madejski Stadium | July 2017 (39 images)

Year 4 were invited to visit Madejski Stadium and work with the Reading FC Academy. They had a football training class, a lesson on nutrition and an opportunity to think about their ambitions. They also toured the stadium.

Year 5 LowRopes @ Wellington College | May 2017 (30 images)

On Wednesday 24th May, Year 5 visited Wellington College for an activity afternoon on their low ropes course. It was a wonderful opportunity and we were thrilled to be a part of it.

Year 1 Zoolab | May 2017 (14 images)

On Wednesday 17th April, Year 1 were visited by Zoolab. The children were given the opportunity to learn about animals from places such as Africa and Australia. Many were very brave and held these creatures.

EYFS Farm Experience | March 2017 (25 images)

On Monday 20th March, Nursery and Reception were visited by some farm animals.

Film Week | March 2017 (37 images)

During Film Week this year, we welcomed in producers, actors, sound designers, scriptwriters and Google Expeditions to enrich our learning. Together with these resources, and our teachers creativity, the children had a fantastic week learning through digital texts.

World Book Day | March 2017 (23 images)

Here are some pictures of some of the costumes and events around school during our celebration of World Book Day.

Google Expeditions | February 2017 (28 images)

On Monday 27th February, Google Expeditions visited some classes in the school as part of their Pioneer Programme. This afternoon consisted of staff being trained to deliver curriculum content through virtual reality. It was amazing to be able to use such incredible technology. Year 2 visited Antartica, Year 3 explored volcanoes and the island of Hawaii and Year 5 & 6 together explored the trenches of World War I

The Pines Bake Off | February 2017 (35 images)

On Friday 3rd February 2017, as part of our House Competitions, we held a whole school Bake Off. Classes competed in their rooms, to decorate the best biscuit. Children and staff brought in home creations to be judged by our very own Mary Berry, Lucy from Waitrose Bracknell Store.

Year 2 Windsor Castle | January 2017 (6 images)

As part of their topic, Year 2 visited Windsor Castle. They were fortunate to even get to witness the changing of the guard!

Kickstart Festival (3 images)

On 1st February, some of our Kickstart Leaders attended the Kickstart Festival at Garth Hill School. Here, they performed an original routine which they choreographed in school.

Reception Chinese New Year | January 2017 (8 images)

Birch and Elm classes celebrated Chinese New Year.

Screen Printing Workshop | January 2017 (53 images)

Year 1 and 4 were fortunate enough to take part in a wonderful screen-printing workshop. Together, they produced beautiful prints that we are able to out on display around the school.

Young Voices | January 2017 (26 images)

On Friday 20th January, our choir went to The O2 Arena, to take part in the Young Voices Choir. They sang with 8000 other children to a sold-out audience.

Stay and Read | January 2017 (12 images)

On Friday 13th January, we held our popular 'Learning Showcase' events in each classroom, where parents and carers were invited in to see the learning taking place in each class. This special Learning Showcase was turned into a 'Stay and Read' opportunity. It was fantastic!

Fire of London | October 2016 (19 images)

As part of their topic on the Fire of London, pupils in Year 2 built their own replicas of the houses that would have been seen at the time. As the topic came to a close, the houses were laid out on the school field and were lit. The children could see just how quickly fire can spread and how the housing materials, the proximity of buildings and the wind how it would have set London ablaze rapidly. The wind certainly played a large part during our reenactment!

Extreme Reading | October 2016 (18 images)

In the Autumn Term 2016, we held our first 'Extreme Reading' competition. Here are some of the entries.

World Book Day | March 2016 (10 images)

On World Book Day 2016, we dressed up as our favourite book characters. This special day took place at the end of our English Enrichment Week.

Combat Assembly | January 2016 (15 images)

Andrew Furnell visited us and showed us some combat moves. He taught us about how to carry this out safely and what it teaches you. Many of us were so interested and we signed up for a before Judo school club!