Memories of 2023-2024

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  • 20/05/24

    KSS Orchestra

    Please enjoy a few candid shots from our latest rehearsal! Our orchestra is thriving, with several new members who are finding their feet, whilst being supported by our more experienced Y6 members. Currently we are rehearsing for a “pop -up” performance at the Summer fete on 14th June.
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  • 20/05/24

    Jaguar Class Release Butterflies

    Jaguar class have been studying lifecycles and we have enjoyed watching our caterpillars grow and developed. We were very excited to release them on Thursday.
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  • 13/05/24

    May day Celebrations

    Our May Day celebration consisted of a parade of the May Queen and her attendants, then the May Queen was crowned by the Green Man.  This was followed by dancing to entertain the May Queen - country dancing by Early Years and Year One and then some fabulous maypole dancing from t...
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  • 10/05/24

    Turtle Class at Forest School

    Turtle class enjoyed a wonderful time in the forest. They climbed trees, swung on the rope swing, made mud soup, whizzed down muddy slopes and spotted lots of bugs!
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  • 10/05/24

    Year 5 Rounders Festival

    On Wednesday 8th May 46 children from Year 5 attended the Rounders Festival at SWCHS.  All children took part and had fun learning the many rules whilst playing umpired matches against other local schools.  An inclusive event with no winners, which encouraged the children to grow...
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  • 03/05/24

    Jaguar Class Make Pizzas

    Jaguar class had a wonderful DT experience researching and making pizza dinners this week.  We started by investigating different side salads and looking at pizza sauces, before taste testing a range of pizzas!  Then we designed and planned our healthy pizza dinners to inclu...
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  • 26/04/24

    Kingswood Day 3

    More fun and activities from day 3 at Kingswood.
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  • 26/04/24

    Uttlesford Swimming Finals

    Last Friday our gala squad attended the Uttlesford Finals in Great Dunmow (having already won the first heat at the Lord Butler Leisure Centre).  The children all swam brilliantly, and we are so pleased to announce that both Year 3/4 and 5/6 won their events overall.  This means they are t...
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  • 26/04/24

    Kingswood Day 2 continued

    More fun at Kingswood!
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  • 26/04/24

    Year 1 Trip to the Aerozone

    A few photos from our trip to the Aerozone recently.  The children had a wonderful time role-playing different airport jobs, watching the planes take off and land, and meeting the airport firefighters.  They asked a lot of interesting questions and should be able to tell you a few things a...
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  • 25/04/24

    Kingswood Day 2

    More fun and activities from Kingswood on day 2.
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  • 25/04/24

    Kingswood Day 2 Afternoon

    More fun and activities from Kingswood day 2.
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  • 25/04/24

    Kingswood Day 2

    We're having a fantastic time in Kingswood and enjoying our activities.  More photos from today to follow later!
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  • 24/04/24

    Kingswood Day 1

    We have all had a superb time at Thetford, enjoying the adventure park and having our lunch before travelling on to Kingswood. Bedrooms are all allocated and the children have settled in. They have started their first evening activities. All are well and happy.
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  • 19/04/24

    Visit to see the National Youth Orchestra

    The start was very entertaining. Also, it was awesome when they walked up the side and played their instruments. My favourite part was when they did the final bit which was Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke”. The pieces were amazing, my favourite piece was matchmakers because it was intera...
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  • 15/04/24

    Year 3 Visit to Cambridge Mosque

    Year 3 had a fantastic trip to Cambridge Mosque to broaden their understanding of Islam, as part of their Religious Education curriculum.
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  • 15/04/24

    KSJ Spring Term House Cup

    Great photo of the winners of the Spring term house cup (from house points) - congratulations to Sycamore and their house captains Bella and Ollie! 
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  • 15/04/24

    Jaguar Class Assembly

    Jaguars enjoyed sharing their learning about their Victorian topic including the recent trip to Audley End.
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  • 15/04/24

    KSJ Spring Term Reading Awards

    Recently we held an Assembly to celebrate our reading and 88 Junior school children achieved a reading award for the Spring term!  Well done to all those children!
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  • 28/03/24

    EY Visit Colchester Castle

    We had a wonderful time at Colchester Castle. The Early Years children thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the medieval artefacts and exploring the castle grounds - we even got to go up to the roof! We had a story tour from a knight and servant telling us about the castle as a home in the past and complet...
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  • 28/03/24

    Katherine Semar Junior School choir & orchestra - Spring Showcase

    On Friday 22nd March, the choir and orchestra presented a showcase of pieces to the Junior school, and later, to parents. This was a lovely opportunity to perform and share what they have been working on this term with Mrs Wheeler. The orchestra played confidently, and the choir gave the audience a...
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  • 22/03/24

    Year 1 Visit Boydells Farm

    Year One had an amazing time at the farm. We enjoyed meeting and cuddling lots of animals. The children fed lambs, horses, goats, donkeys, llamas and alpacas. We also bottled fed the lambs and milked the cow named MOOTILDA. What a great day!
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  • 22/03/24

    Orangutan Class Assembly

    Please enjoy the photos of the recent Orangutan class assembly in which they showcased all they had learnt about the Victorians this term.
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  • 22/03/24

    Orangutans at Forest School

    On Tuesday 19th March 2024 Orangutans visited forest school. It was a great afternoon with whittling, toasting hot cross buns, rolling tyres and playing on the rope swing. The children all had a lot of fun and were extremely well behaved. 
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  • 18/03/24

    Year 5 Science Fair

    On Tuesday a group of Year 5 children attended the Big Bang Science Fair at Herts and Essex School. After a term of hard work choosing, planning and investigating at an after-school club, the children presented their work to hundreds of secondary children and adults and judges from STEM. 
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  • 15/03/24

    Uttlesford Partnership Netball Tournament

    On Thursday 14th March selected Year 6 children took part in the Uttlesford Partnership Netball tournament, with both teams doing incredibly well coming 7th and 1st!  The winning team beat St Thomas More in the final 9-0.  Well done to all involved and huge thanks to Bernae for a...
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  • 15/03/24

    Hockey Squad Success!

    Ten players from the hockey squad represented Katherine Semar in a hockey tournament on Wednesday 13th March at JFAN.  17 teams entered, and we came 1st in our group round, which put us into the final play-off, which consisted of the top 8 teams.  We then played against 3 schools...
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  • 11/03/24

    World Book Day

    The children had an exciting couple of days to celebrate World Book Day. This year we decided to focus on book  illustrators and illustrations.  
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  • 08/03/24

    Year 5 Visit to Audley End

    Year 5 visited Audley End to complete their learning on Victorians in History this term. The children (and staff) dressed up in Victorian attire and everybody looked great. We received compliments from members of the public and visitors of Audley End throughout the day on the children's outfits...
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  • 08/03/24

    Mothers Day Visits

    We have had a fantastic time this week with our mums visiting each class.  We hope you enjoyed observing your child in class as well as joining in special activities with them - we know the children had a great time!
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  • 08/03/24

    Jaguar Class at Forest School

    Jaguars made the most of their forest school session on Tuesday - mud sliding, fire lighting, hot cross bun cooking, tyre rolling, rope swinging, den building, bark rubbing and lots and lots of fun!  We were impressed by their team work and imagination. 
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  • 04/03/24

    Year 4 Trip to Hindu Temple

    Year 4 pupils enjoyed a highly educational, if somewhat soggy, trip to visit a practising Hindu worshipping temple.  As part of the visit, pupils learnt about the self-sufficiency of the site (relying on produce from the on-site farm), had the opportunity to feed the cattle and ride on an oxen...
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  • 04/03/24

    Gym & Dance Display

    The Gym and Dance display at Saffron Hall on Tuesday was amazing!  Well done to all those children who participated.  We would like to say a HUGE thanks to Mr Gilkes and Mrs Cadwallader who worked with the children. It was so lovely to receive so many lovely emails letting us know how much...
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  • 01/03/24

    Year 2 Great Fire of London Assembly

    Polar Bear class had so much fun sharing this term’s learning by performing a Great Fire of London assembly. Thank you to all parents and carers for their help with learning the words and providing costumes. 
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  • 15/02/24

    Okapi Class Soup Making

    Okapi class worked in teams to make soups from their own recipes. 
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  • 15/02/24

    Okapi Class Assembly

    Okapi class celebrated their learning about Vikings with a short play and some songs.
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  • 12/02/24

    Year 4 Public Speaking Team

    We were very proud of our Y4 public speaking team who represented us in an event with seven other local schools. They delivered a superb speech about how to care for our environment. We were very proud of how eloquently they spoke and the probing questions they asked to other teams.
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  • 02/02/24

    Young Voices at the O2

    Our Year 5 & 6 Choir had the most amazing experience on Monday evening performing at Young Voices as part of the world’s largest choir at London’s 02 Arena.  The children (and parents who attended in the audience) all had an amazing time.  It was an incredibly long and tiri...
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  • 26/01/24

    Year 5 Visit William Morris Museum

    On Wednesday, Year 5 visited the William Morris Gallery as part of their art learning. Throughout the day the children made careful observations of William Morris wallpaper, furniture and textiles. They had a lot of fun with hands on activities including building a stained glass window, weaving and...
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  • 19/01/24

    EY Little City Workshop

    Early Years attended a little city workshop on Friday. There were lots of real-life role-play opportunities where the children could develop their oracy skills as well as using real life contexts for maths, reading, writing and physical development. 
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  • 15/01/24

    Year 3 Roman Day

    Year 3 became Roman soldiers and Boudicca's warriors for the day, with Marcus Antonius Proculis. They learnt so much about the Roman Empire, the invasion and conquest of Britain by Emperor Claudius, how and why the Romans extended their rule of Britain and the rebellion of the Britons led by Bou...
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  • 12/01/24

    Year 2 Topic Launch

    We started our topic this half term by taking part in a Treasure Hunt. We had to find 9 clues that contain facts about our topic and then use the letters within the clues to find the hidden treasure. We found some wine, cheese and a diary buried in the ground. We can’t wait to find out what th...
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  • 08/01/24

    Year 1 Topic Land

    After learning about toys from the past and comparing them to modern toys, children created their very own toy museum. The children shared their writing and became experts on their toys.
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  • 08/01/24

    Grey Falcons at Forest School

    On November 28th, Grey Falcons had their second visit to the forest. In contrast to their first, it was a beautiful sunny winter’s afternoon. The campfire was to be lit and great fun was had creating sparks especially by Lorcan (see photo) and Joshua and the campfire was quickly alight. Soon...
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  • 19/12/23

    Christmas Around the World

    On Friday, the infant school celebrated ‘Christmas all around the world’. The children spent the day flying around the globe to learn about Christmas traditions from different countries. Many of these countries were special to children within the school as their family members are from t...
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  • 18/12/23

    Santa Visits KSS!

    The children had a fantastic time visiting Father Christmas today.  Father Christmas always enjoys coming to this school so that he can meet our amazing children and spend some time in his Christmas grotto, which is so stunningly created by Dan Vinson.  Thank you, Dan, it is amazing...
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  • 18/12/23

    Katherine Semar Composers

    We love composing in our music lessons at school, but this year, eleven budding composers took part in the Katherine Semar Christmas Carol and Song Challenge. They worked singly or in pairs to compose and perform a song or carol to share with Mrs Cass and Mrs Wheeler. It was wonderful to listen to s...
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  • 15/12/23

    Junior School Christmas Production

    The Year 3, 4 and 5 Christmas production this year was “How Christmas Came to Be” by Andrew Oxspring and Ian Faraday. This festive and entertaining production was fun to perform and gave the children lots of opportunities for acting and singing.
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