Britain is only 35 km from France and is now linked by a tunnel under the English Channel. The south of Britain is mostly low-lying land, with hills and agricultural land; the north of England, Wales and Scotland are mostly covered in moorland and mountains. We live in London. Can you see where London is on the map?
London is the capital city of England. It is the biggest city in Britain and in Europe. In London you will find The Houses of Parliament and most of the government offices. Also Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the Queen and the Royal family are located here too. The tallest building in London is the Canary Wharf Tower. London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway , known as the ‘Tube’.
We have single decker and double decker buses. You can see them in our towns and cities. We use coaches for travelling longer distances or for going on school outings. There are many sightseeing, open top, buses in London and other cities.
Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) was born on 21 st April in 1926. She has been Queen since 6 th February 1952. Queen Elizabeth II is a ‘constitutional monarch’. This means that although she is officially the head of the state, the country is actually run by the government, led by the Prime Minister.
At present, the Prime Minister is David Cameron , who is the leader of the Conservative Party and Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats is his deputy.
Eating at School For lunch we have a school dinner or a packed lunch.
Our School Day Our school day starts at 8.55am and finishes at 3.10pm. We have a break in the morning at 10.45am and lunch at 12.00 mid-day. An Example of a Timetable Register Assembly Active 10 ICT Play-time Numeracy Lunch-time Topic Story Home-time
A creative skills based approach to teaching the curriculum at Alma is in progress. Subjects such as Literacy, Science, ICT, Art, Music Design and Technology, History and Geography are linked and taught together.
Numeracy, Religious Education, PSHE and P.E are usually taught discretely.
Here is some of our creative learning. Year 1 Year 3 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
All the children at Alma are enthusiastic and have a thirst for knowledge and learning. Excited Engaged
Connections are made between subject areas. Literacy Dance ICT Visit History D&T Art Music
The children are confident and independent thinkers. Secure Confident Self-Belief
Children at Alma are encouraged to welcome challenge, make decisions and choices for themselves.