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The Forest School difference

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If you go down to the woods today… you may find our Pre-Prep pupils getting stuck into a creative Forest School session. Junior King’s has been an accredited Forest School since 2008, with its own specialist Forest School Leader trained to Level 3, who is supported by an experienced team of teachers and teaching assistants, More »

Year 7 enjoy vibrant Science Afternoon

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Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science – Edwin Hubble  On Tuesday, Year 7 made the short journey from Sturry into the centre of Canterbury to enjoy their first taste of Science at the senior school. The annual Year 7 Science Afternoon, organised with the King’s School’s More »

Focus on: instrumental workshops and performance skills

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Last Thursday afternoon, a group of our woodwind instrumentalists gathered in the recital room in the music school with their instruments and sheet music for one of the music department’s regular after-school workshops.  Designed to offer pupils the chance to practise their performance skills, these workshops are led by a visiting specialist, a professional musician More »

Junior House get creative in historical fiction workshop

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Today is World Book Day, and what a busy day it is around school as we celebrate all things books. From designated reading time in class, to discussing what we like to read, to dressing up as our favourite characters, everyone at Junior King’s has books on the brain. While all year groups are involved More »

Middle School raise £1000 for charity

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An extremely impressive sum of £1000 was raised for charity by our Middle School pupils during yesterday’s Fundraising Day. The all-day fundraising extravaganza was the culmination of the children’s efforts during last October’s Middle School TASC day (“Thinking Actively in a Social Context”), where pupils in Years 5 and 6 were set the task of More »

Willows make new friends at Highland House

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Our Willows Reception class spent a lovely hour yesterday at Highland House, a local care home a short drive from the Junior King’s gates. An initiative that’s been running for the last couple of years, our partnership with Highland House sees our Pre-Prep classes taking it in turns on Thursday afternoons to hop in the More »

Focus on: maths and the power of tech

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Mathematics is not often taught as a creative subject, but at Junior King’s we are bringing maths to life through the power of tech. First period this morning saw Year 7’s set 1 maths class quietly seated at their desks, school iPads in hand, each pupil engrossed in a learning website called Mangahigh. This is More »

Year 8 careers afternoon

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This afternoon, we were joined by four intrepid parents who had gamely agreed to speak to our pupils about their careers. While working life may seem a long way off to those who are only just entering their teenage years, today’s event provided an opportunity for the children to start asking questions, think about their current More »

U11 boys’ hockey team train with GB player James Oates

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With only a week of the hockey season under their belts, the U11 boys have kicked things off with a real treat.  During their hockey afternoon at Birley’s yesterday, the boys had the opportunity to meet James Oates, a former pupil of both Junior King’s and the senior school, who in November last year won More »

The stage is set for Peter Pan Jr

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Lights up! It’s time for Middle School to tread the boards (and walk the plank) in their production of Peter Pan Jr. Six months in the making, the cast have been hard at work in their dress rehearsal today. Mics have been tested, costumes have been tried on and admired, and scene changes have been More »