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National Science Week

We have been very busy at How Wood this week with lots of fun Science activities taking place as part of National Science Week. We had a "Silly Science Day" with Professor Sulphur who entertained the whole school with some amazing and exciting experiments.

The Teachers then planned their own experiments for all the children so that each class had the opportunity to try out different experiments in different classrooms.


Here are some photo's of our Fun Science Week


Year 3 Science day Year 3 Science day


Y5 Science Day Professor Sulphate 3


Professor Sulphate 3 Professor Sulphur 1




ESSA Primary Schools Relay Teams Swimming Gala

In other news, last weekend Dan, Robyn, Megan and Lucas represented our school in the ESSA Primary Relay Teams Swiiming Gala in Garston. Please read the exciting report below from Mrs Hartley to see how brilliantly they did !!

"Just wanted to update you on our very exciting and successful evening! Dan, Robyn, Megan and Lucas swam amazingly!! 

We made both finals on the night. In the final of the freestyle relay, we WON!! 
How Wood are Small Schools Champions of Hertfordshire! They each collected gold medals and a trophy for the cabinet. We also got the East championship trophy and qualified for the National finals in Sheffield in June!

In the medley relay, we came 2nd in the final but were only beaten by a Bucks team so retained the Herts small schools trophy for this. We also qualified for the Nationals in this too!

make room in that trophy cabinet!'




Year Two Visit to the Florence Nightingale Museum

Year Two visited the Florence Nightingale Museum this week and learnt all about Florence Nightingale and why she is such an important figure in nursing.


Year 2 Florence Nightingale


World Book Week 28th February to 3rd March

We celebrated World Book Week with lots of fun events in school. The Book fair was in the school hall every day with an exciting variety of books for the children to buy with a special World Book Day £1 token.


African Story Telling Workshop Thursday 2nd March


On Thursday the whole school enjoyed an African Story Telling Workshop with the "Cow Foot Prince" who entertained and inspired us with traditional songs and dance.


Here are a couple of comments from the children :


"I thought the workshop was really good because everybody enjoyed it and it was a really fun workshop. Also the man was really loud!" - Vanessa Year 4


"The Cow Foot prince is very funny, inspirational and educational. He tells people stories that include everything you need for a school!

Also he makes children laugh so hard! (also being educational!)

"If I could give him a score out of ten I would give him 100,000,000,000,000" - Tommy Year 4




African Story Telling 2

African Story Telling Workshop 1



On Friday we wore our pyjamas to school and read each other our favourite bedtime stories. Some children also brought in their teddy bears in a variety of sizes! Here is a photo of year 3 with their favourite books.


Year 3 Bedtime stories