William Patten Primary School
Stoke Newington Church Street
London N16 0NX
Office Manager: Rita Quigley
SENDCo: Caitlin Shaw

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Year 6 end of year trip

One of the highlights of the Year 6 calendar is our trip to Leaside Boat Club. A great time was had by all, as the children learned how to: paddle board, kayak, and canoe. The weather even managed to stay dry (most of the time!) We had a brilliant time both in and out of the water! We would like to say a massive thank you to the parent helpers who accompanied us on the trip, as without your support it would not be possible to have such an unforgettable day out. What a wonderful way to help round off the year.

Hispanic Day at WP!

William Patten celebrated our Hispanic Day as a part of Hackney’s Hispanic celebrations in June 2023. There was much excitement as the mariachi band, ‘Mariachi Loco’, performed in the playground and welcomed the children to the sounds of traditional Mexican music as they began their day. As the day went on, the mariachi band continued to play throughout the morning for all classes in small sessions. The children watched as the band performed traditional Mexican mariachi songs and they even learnt about the history of mariachi music, Mexico and practised Spanish vocabulary. Next, each class had a video call with our link school in Madrid, CEIP Josep Taradellas. These are classes whom we had already received letters from and written our pen pal letters to a few weeks ago so it was wonderful for the children to see their pen pals on screen! Later in the day, each class had a Spanish story read to them in Spanish by parent volunteers or watched a pre-recorded Spanish story. Many thanks to all the parents who came to read. The children loved listening to the stories in Spanish and were able to follow along using their Spanish language knowledge. Another highlight of the day was the delicious Hispanic lunch of paella, tortilla, patatas bravas, churros and more which the children loved eating and some of them might have even had a go at eating an Hispanic dish they haven’t tried before! In the afternoon, Years 1 - Year 6 met in the playground where the older year groups shared their Spanish books with the younger year groups. This gave them the opportunity to showcase their fantastic Spanish work in their books from their Spanish lessons this year and it also meant the younger year groups had an insight into what they will be learning in Spanish in the next academic year. And last but not least, the Reception and Nursery classes made and ate ‘pan con ‘ tomate’ using tomatoes, olive oil, garlic and bread - how adventurous and delicious! Overall, it was a wonderful day of Spanish language and Hispanic culture enrichment activities enjoyed by the children.

Fairtrade Friday at William Patten!

We have had a wonderful day celebrating Fairtrade Friday at WP! Children across all key stages have learnt about what Fairtrade produce is and why it is important, especially to farmers, their families and their local communities. This year’s theme was all about food, where it comes from, and the impact climate change has on certain produce. We asked the children to come in Fairtrade themed colours, or in the style of Fairtrade produce, and they didn’t disappoint! Have a little look at some wonderful outfits from the day. Everyone also got to sample some yummy Fairtrade food, thanks to our wonderful kitchen staff! We also look forward to seeing what you create as part of the home learning set on Google Classroom.

Coronation party

William Patten enjoyed a special Coronation party on Friday 5th May (despite the weather!). The eco-crowns were fabulous, with such a range of materials used and all very unique, individual and rather beautiful. The children enjoyed describing how the construction of many of the crowns were a family affair, including grandparents and much younger siblings getting involved. The photo booth proved to be a real hit with the children as they had their own “stamp” photos to take home. The Coronation cupcakes were also popular, so a big thank you to Ali and the team for making enough for everyone to enjoy. The ice cream also went down very well! Thank you to the PTFA for funding the photo booth and ice cream van, both of which have made the day one to remember for all children.


We enjoyed STEM week recently, including our annual fabulous Family Challenge!
As part of STEM week, nursery children made their own boats, which they then tested to see if they would float. Year 1 designed and made their own boats with propellers! After the making, there was of course the testing, which explains why there was a paddling pool on the roof!
Years 1 to 6 also took part in wonderful workshops run by the local group STEAM Lab Hackney. The children had the opportunity to get hands on with a range of technology including Indi car robots, Sphero bots which they programmed to talk and micro:bits which they used to make electric guitars.
Year 4 had a special visitor. Falcon and Dolly’s dad came in to talk to us about being a pilot. We learned about all the different factors that allows something as big as an airplane to take flight. We were even able to make connections between air pressure in flight and the barometers we made in class as our focus STEM activity.

Year 6 artwork inspired by David Hockney

Year 6 have created some beautiful work inspired by David Hockney. David Hockney’s ‘A Bigger Picture’ is a body of the artist’s most recent work, spanning 50 years and focusing on the artist’s return to the UK from California and his native (West) Yorkshire.
This body of work demonstrates Hockney’s exploration and fascination with the depiction of landscape through oil paintings, ipad paintings, charcoal drawings, sketches, digital video and collages. The children learnt that collages are artworks created by carefully selected smaller images and that a montage is a singular image created through the combination of smaller images (including photographs). The children worked individually to create their own landscapes and then worked collaboratively in groups to make a montage of different images of the playground. Observing them work together was joyful, such intense concentration and focus and excellent teamwork and consideration towards others. Fantastic work Year 6, on many different levels!