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Dance Festival

On Wednesday 25th our amazing Year 4 children represented Tanners Wood at the annual Dance Festival at Rickmansworth School. After weeks’ of rehearsing and perfecting their routine to the song, ‘We Will Rock You’, the children performed in front of an audience of over 300 people! Despite having never performed in front of large audience before, the children did not let their nerves overcome them and pulled off their best and most confident performance ever! Well done Year 4, you have made everybody extremely proud!




Art Workshop - Maria Demetriou

Maple Class were incredibly lucky today to have an art workshop by the amazing talented artist, Maria Demetriou. Maria is an ex primary school teacher who left the profession to pursue her love of art. She now runs a number of workshops including one at the Henderson Hubb. After looking at some of Maria's work, the children used her piece called 'Puppet Heart' as inspiration for their own work; learning how to blend and mix different colours using just primary colours. Thank you again Maria for your time - the children are incredibly proud of themselves and of the work that they produced today with you. Their smiles said it all! 

Maria Demetriou



Viking Shields

Look at our amazing Viking Shields!

Viking Shields


Push and Pull

Maple Class had a great time investigating the reasons as to why the Saxons invaded Great Britain using 'push and pull' factors. 


Leavesden Country Park

Year 4 had an absolutely fabulous jam packed day at Leavesden Country Park with the Play Rangers. They took part in lots of activities which included team challenges using water balloons and gutters as well as a bug hunt, campfire and den building. The children especially enjoyed beating the adults in a game of tug-of-war.  A massive thank you to Mrs Henson and her team of Play Rangers for all of their hard work today.  The children left tired but with huge smiles on their faces. 

Leavesden Country Park




Sports Day

It was lovely to be able to invite parents, friends and family to come and watch our Sports Day.  A fabulous day was had by all and the children really enjoyed taking part in a range of events including speed stacking, javelin, football and an obstacle course.  The finale was an exciting mixed relay. Well done to Fine who came first overall. 

Sports Day




What an amazing day we all had a Legoland! The children were able to explore the park and took part in an interesting robotics workshop where they made their own Lego Mythica robot. It was brilliant to see how brave everyone and Mrs Radia was super proud of them all. 





Abbots Langley Carnival

Year 4 had a fantastic day at Abbots Langley Carnival. Their efforts with the float were awarded with one of the winning trophies.  Well done to all of the children and parents for all their hard work creating magnificent float.  

Abbots Langley Carnival 2022





DT Day

We really enjoyed learning about engineering today and the type of jobs that engineers do. Innovator Ben, treated us to an informative assembly where he talked about his job at Dyson and showed us some of his inventions and designs.  This inspired us to come up with our own inventions which could solve a problem. During the afternoon, we had fun creating catapults and tried to use our designs to knock down a Lego wall. 



World Book Day

An exciting day was had by the whole class, dressing up and taking part in various activities linked to our focus author Lucy Oliver. 


Hazard Alley

Maple Class had a fantastic trip to Hazard Alley in Milton Keynes where they applied their communication and team working skills to various scenarios and situations. The children enjoyed learning about the dangerous of train tracks and how to cross the road safely. They were also taught how to dial 999 in an emergency. 

Hazard Alley


Mindful Meditation

Maple Class felt  relaxed and calm after their session of Mindful Meditation. They learnt how to use different techniques to help them concentrate on their breathing. 




We applied our knowledge of conductors and insulators to create different types of switches. 



Christmas Fayre

The class had a great time playing games and winning prizes at the Christmas Fayre.  Thank you FoTW for organising such a great event. 

Maple Class Christmas Fayre




Anti Bullying Week

Maple Class explored the theme on 'one kind word', focusing on: tolerance, diversity and difference.  They enjoyed showing their spots. 

Anti Bullying



Quick Cricket

Some children from Year 4 took part in a quick cricket tournament at Rickmansworth School.  They each played 7 matches and as you can see by their faces, thoroughly enjoyed themselves. 

Well done to all of you! 


Tri Golf Tournament 

Today Year 4 travelled the short distance to Parmiters School to take part in the inter schools Tri Golf Tournament. The children were very excited to take part in their first inter schools sports event. A great time was had by all.