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Themed curriculum days, inter-house and inter-school competitions, sports, choir and music productions, there’s so much going on at Duncombe!

At Duncombe we are proud of our achievements as a school, from the success of our children both inside and outside of the classroom, to the range of activities and events we as a school community take part in and celebrate throughout the school year.

This page is regularly updated with the latest news and highlights from across the school.

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    Year 6 in bloom

    13th July 2018
    Year 6 tried their hand at flower arranging earlier this week with the help of local florist Jane Maples, and produced some beautiful arrangements which were on display for Speech day this morning.
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    Secret garden update

    9th July 2018
    The children have been very busy over the summer months with tending to the plants in the Secret Garden, which as you can imagine have required an enormous amount of watering. It really is a joy to see the beautiful plants, which are a haven for wildlife including bees and butterflies. 
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    Year 6 learn about law and order

    3rd July 2018
    As part of their Enrichment Program, Year 6s was visited by members of the Hertford Magistrates court. The children were informed about what goes on inside a court room, and the specific procedures that the court follows. They also had a chance to ask questions about the process and what it's like being in a position of authority and the responsibility that entails.  To conclude
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    U11 International Fencing Gold for Maddi

    2nd July 2018
    Duncombe's pupils are showing that the sky really is the limit when it comes to sporting success as Maddi (6S) brought home a gold medal in the Under 11s category at the prestigious International CEP Circle of Parisien Fencers competition in Paris recently.
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    Young scientists learn how science, maths, art and technology work together in 3-D printing

    29th June 2018
    Mrs Marrion and her young scientists have been learning about matter and how physics, chemistry, maths, art and technology work together in 3-D printing.
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    Year 6 dress rehearsal

    28th June 2018
    Year 6 performed their full dress rehearsal of their play Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to an enthralled audience of Lower School pupils this morning. It’s all starting to come together, from the stage positions to the songs and costumes.
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    Year 2 beside the seaside beside the sea!

    27th June 2018
    Year 2 had a fun packed visit to Southend-on-sea; starting with a trip on the Pier tram; enjoying traditional seaside fayre of chips and ice cream for lunch and ending with building sandcastles on the beach! We were delighted when the restaurant manager exclaimed that our children were the best behaved school group who had ever visited his restaurant. Well done Year 2!
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    3C Flying high with a growth mindset

    25th June 2018
    At Duncombe, we believe that building the character of each of our pupils is an essential part of their education. Skills such as problem-solving, diligence and perseverance are critical in developing them as people, and create firm foundations that remain with them for the rest of their lives. 
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    Congratulations to Duncombe's ballet pupils

    22nd June 2018
    Huge congratulations to our ballet pupils who all passed with High Merits and Distinctions. The girls put lots of work into their preparations and really rose to the challenge of the examinations. It is lovely to see our pupils reap the rewards of their hard work. Well done all of you!
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    Treetops welcome Dads to play

    19th June 2018
    Our Treetops children were very pleased to welcome their Dads to play last week. The children were really excited to show all the Dads their classrooms, and to involve them in their craft activities and little experiments,
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    Upper School learn about money

    19th June 2018
    As part of Financial Capability week, Duncombe’s Upper School children have been learning about money and finance, from the history of the concept of money, through to the finer details of stocks and shares, and also the ins and outs of financing a (lemonade) business.
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    Sports Day 2018

    19th June 2018
    The school enjoyed another exciting Sports Day, which is for some the sporting pinnacle of the Summer Term. Excitement, nerves, preparation, and competition day luck all came into play in the array of races and field events such as the obstacle race,
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    Birds of prey visit Year 6

    19th June 2018
    On Wednesday 13th June Year 6 had a visit from the Birds of Prey Centre. Carly (the lady who visited our school) brought in 4 unique kinds of birds. They first one was called Accio and he was a Southern White Faced Owl. He had piercing orange eyes and he was an elegant shade of grey. He spends 70% of his life perched.
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    Reception receive their House badges from Duncombe bear

    12th June 2018
    Our Reception class were very excited to be presented with their School House badges on Friday morning from Miss Sands. Duncombe Bear also took time out of his busy schedule to come down and congratulate each of the children, who were very pleased to have him there on such a momentous day in their Duncombe School journey.
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    Mrs Marrion raises over £1,000 for Breast Cancer Care

    12th June 2018
    Huge congratulations to Mrs Marrion and her husband, who took part in the Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer walk at Audley end this weekend. Such an important cause, and one that is close to Mrs Marrion's heart. On behalf of all of us at Duncombe - very well done! 
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    Year 5 trip to the London RAF museum

    12th June 2018
    The 100 year anniversary of the end of World War 1 takes place this year, and as part of their study of this momentous event in world history, Year 5 went an information packed visit to the London RAF Museum. 
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    Mr Phelan welcomes a special guest to school

    7th June 2018
    Mr Phelan was very pleased to welcome Duncombe Bear to school this morning. DB is here on some very special business this week and will be dropping into classes to say hello to all the children.
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    Treetops Pre-School gets smart new sign

    4th June 2018
    Treetops Pre-school – our specialist early years facility for children aged 2- 4 years - has received a smart new sign put up over the half term break.
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    Warren restaurant transformed into a Mexican Cantina

    24th May 2018
    Warren restaurant looked like it had been transported straight into the streets of Guadalajara  as today's lunch theme to lead us into half term was Mexico. There was beef chilli, roast pepper quesadillas, and stuffed bean patties fragrant with mexican herbs and spices, all served a sweetcorn and tomato salsa, tortilla chips and sour cream. Delicioso!
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    Treetops in the pink for breast cancer

    24th May 2018
    Treetops was in the pink for breast cancer this morning with their pink themed dress up day and bake sale. Here is just a small sample of the pink delights that they have brought in to enjoy at snack time today. 
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    Reception meet the Hertfordshire Fire Brigade

    24th May 2018
    Reception had lots of fun this morning meeting some very friendly firemen from the Herforshire fire and rescue service.
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    Me gustaría el pez por favor

    24th May 2018
    Year 5 had an immersive time putting their Spanish language skills into practice last week. Senor Torres transported them to a small village cantina
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    Forest school art

    23rd May 2018
    We have some beautiful mature trees in The Dell, our Victorian sunken garden Forest School setting, including Field Maple, Elder, Ash, Sycamore and Holly, and the children have been learning about the different trees and their foliage and producing some rather wonderful fabric prints.
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    “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

    22nd May 2018
    Picasso said “art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” If that's the case, then our souls are cleansed every time we walk pass these beautiful displays of our students' art around the school.
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    Year 3 Bushcraft Camp

    22nd May 2018
    Year 3 had a wonderful time camping in the forest last week. Here’s how some the children summed up the experience: “Bushcraft is one of the best camps ever!
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    Kitchen Garden kale salad

    22nd May 2018
    The sunny weather and early spring rain have helped the plants in the school's Secret Garden to grow, and today, we even had salad made with kale grown in the Kitchen Garden bed.
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    Mr Granville is Chelsea FC Legend

    22nd May 2018
    Mr Granville's footballing credentials were put to the test at Chelsea FC's home ground, Stamford Bridge last Friday night. He was one of the players who had served under the great Ray Wilkins who were invited to play in a charity match to raise funds for the Chelsea foundation. He joined fellow esteemed teammates Gianfranco Zola, Frank LeBoeuf, Graham Le Saux and Andriy Shevchanko against
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    Dies provocare Duncombe Latine

    21st May 2018
    If it's been a while since you were last in 3rd Form Latin and you're looking at the headline scratching your head, check in with your children - they will be a Latin expert after Ms Cartwright's fantastic Latin Challenge Day this week.
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    Year 6 football team pose for team photo

    21st May 2018
    Our Year 6 football team took time out earlier this week to pose for a team shot in their smart burgundy hoodies, which this year were sponsored by Golden Boy coaches.
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    Maddi adds fencing gold to the Duncombe trophy cabinet

    15th May 2018
    The Duncombe trophy cabinet is going to need another shelf after the weekend, when Maddi brought home the Gold medal in the U11 Girls' Fencing.
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    Congratulations Mrs Takawira

    14th May 2018
    Congratulations to Mrs Takawira, who joined over 15,00 other marathon walkers in London last night for the 2018 Moonwalk to raise money for breast cancer research. Such an incredible achievement.
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    Nursery Elmer Parade

    14th May 2018
    The children have been reading Elmer stories and on Wednesday they had great fun going on an Elmer’s day parade in The Dell. In mathematics they have been learning about patterns and created their own pattern tabards for the parade. They also had a muddy time making an Elmer world using natural resources from The Dell.
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    Hertfordshire Mercury hails Duncombe's IAPS shooting champion

    10th May 2018
    Duncombe's IAPS U11 National Clay Pigeon Shooting Champion has had her inspirational story picked up the The Hertfordshire Mercury.
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    HUGE congratulations to our IAPS National Shooting Champion

    8th May 2018
    Congratulations to Bethany, who is the IAPS National Clay Pigeon Shooting U11 female champion.
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    Treetops enjoying the sunshine

    8th May 2018
    Treetops were having lots of fun in the sunshine during break time.
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    Nursery and Reception Drama Workshop

    4th May 2018
    Nursery and Reception had an exciting adventure today with 'Jungle Sam' from Perform Drama4All. We packed our back packs, jumped on the jungle jeep and journeyed through the jungle meeting all kinds of animals and having lots of fun.
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    En garde! Good luck to Duncombe's IAPS fencing female

    4th May 2018
    This weekend, Maddi will be competing in the IAPS Fencing Championships. Fencing is one of the oldest official Olympic Sports, and the tip of the fencing foil is said to be the one of fastest moving objects in all of sport.  Maddi is no stranger to competing, and already has a very full trophy cabinet. Here's hoping she adds an IAPS medal to her hoard. Best of luck Maddi! 
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    Year 5 trip to Rye Meads

    3rd May 2018
    Last Thursday Year 5 went on a wonderful trip to the RSPB Nature Reserve at Rye Meads. We were very lucky with some glorious weather and enjoyed travelling without our coats and jumpers!
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    Good luck to our shooting star

    3rd May 2018
    Good luck to Bethany, who will be representing Duncombe at the IAPS clay pigeon shooting event this week. This is the second time that Bethany has represented Duncombe at an IAPS event, after being part of the team who helped see our school ranked in the top 10 IAPS schools in U11 netball.
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    Early Kindergarten go searching for The Gruffalo

    3rd May 2018
    Early Kindergarten had lots of fun in The Dell last week during their Forest School session as they went hunting for The Gruffalo.
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    Congratulations to our winners of Writer of the Term!!!

    3rd May 2018
    Despite the snow and rain, the Spring Term blossomed with opportunities for the children to write creatively. Therefore the teachers across the school, found it extremely difficult to select their 'Writer of the Term'.
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    Early Kindergarten feeling fruity!

    3rd May 2018
    Our Early KinderGarten children have been getting fruity this week squeezing their own healthy juices and making veggie kebabs. Yummy! 
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    Year 2's phizz-whizzing trip to the Roald Dahl museum

    30th April 2018
    The children in Year 2 had a phizz-whizzing time at the Roald Dahl Gallery on Tuesday. We explored Jame's Giant Peach, the foxes tunnel and Matilda's library among other activities.
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    Congratulations to Rosie - our swimathon sensation

    30th April 2018
    HUGE congratulations to Rosie, who took part in the National Swimathon challenge to raise money for Marie Curie and Cancer Research UK and raised a staggering £850 including gift aid! 
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    Year 3 young scientists

    30th April 2018
    Class 3FH were very excited on Thursday as they were having their very first Science lesson in the Science room. They really looked the part with their white lab coats on and were full of enthusiasm and interesting questions.
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    Treetops channel Jack as they plant their own beanstalk

    30th April 2018
    Treetops have been channeling Jack from the fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk this morning, as they learned about the lifecycle of plants in science.
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    Old wellies as flower pots - why not?

    30th April 2018
    It's lovely to have a bit of colour in a garden, and not just from the plants. Yesterday a team of Upper School gardeners were outside upcycling old wellies making drainage holes and filling them with soil and plants.
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    Imaginary Worlds Competition Winners

    30th April 2018
    During Book Week, Years 1-6 were given the opportunity to write creatively, describing their very own 'Imaginary World'. The children were given the freedom to use their own ideas to write a setting description. Overall we were very impressed with the high standard of work produced.
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    Duncombe football team meet football legend Phil Neville

    24th April 2018
    Our Duncombe footballers were very excited to meet footballing legend Phil Neville last night.
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    Hatfield House support Essex and Herts Air Ambulance

    24th April 2018
    Hatfield House were very proud to present the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance with their charity donation of £1,066.10. They have worked hard during the last term organising charity events to raise money such as a movie night, a cake sale, a colouring competition and a dressing up day.
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    Good luck Yr6 U11 football team

    24th April 2018
    Best of luck to our Yr6 footballers who play in the ISFA National Finals today. You've all put in an enormous amount of time and effort, and we are all very proud of you.
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    Year 6 footballers step up their training ahead of the ISFA National Finals

    20th April 2018
    Preparation for the ISFA National Finals has been underway this week as the Year 6 footballers step up their training schedule ahead of next week's deciding matches
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    Spring shoots in the Secret Garden

    19th April 2018
    We are very excited to see some little kale seedlings beginning to shoot up in the Kitchen Garden bed in the Secret Garden.
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    Sporting success for Duncombe's badminton hero

    19th April 2018
    Huge congratulations to Jaxon, who put on a legendary performance on the badminton court at the English National Badminton Championships on the 15th April
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    Congratulations Mr Le Tissier!

    17th April 2018
    Congratulations to Mr Le Tissier, who ran the Brighton Marathon this weekend for Cancer Research - a cause close to his heart.
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    Treetops science day

    29th March 2018
    This year our topic was 'The Seaside'. The children became explorers for the day and learnt about water, ice, sand, floating and sinking, fossils, shells, sea creatures and the sounds of the sea.
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    Kindergarten have fun learning Mandarin

    29th March 2018
    Kindergarten Blossom experienced a taster session in learning Mandarin last week. The children were very excited as we listened and answered Clara the crocodile, we learnt to say: ‘hello’ and ‘how are you’ in Mandarin and even had a go at singing some nursery rhymes!
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    Congratulations

    28th March 2018
    Congratulations to Torri H (5S) who competed in the East Counties Acrobatics Championships in Milton Keynes last weekend. Torri won gold in the Grade 2 trio category with her fellow team members Brooke and Paige.
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    Reception learn about volcanoes

    20th March 2018
    Reception had an exciting time learning about volcanoes this week with the 'Proff' from our pre-school science partner Lab Tots.
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    Sporting Success

    5th February 2018
    It was wet and chilly on Saturday morning, but this did not stop the determination and excitement of Duncombe’s girls’ football team, pulling out all the stops for their first ever football tournament. The girls gave the tournament everything they had winning two matches and drawing and losing one, resulting in 3rd place overall. On top of this fantastic result, one of our girls also
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    Talents outside the classroom

    15th January 2018
    Congratulation to Grace (Yr5) who took part in the Championships of 2018 Ballroom & Latin Nationals competition last weekend at Blackpool. This was Grace’s first National competition and she made the Semi-Finals in Ballroom and Round 2 in Latin. Congratulations also to Jaxon (Yr 5) who won gold in the U11 Badminton doubles and silver in singles last weekend. Well done to both of you!
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    Adventures in The Dell for Nursery

    15th January 2018
    Nursery had a squirrel fun-filled experience in the Dell this week. The children were excited to don their special forest school all-in-ones and they had lots of fun. First they played a squirrel-themed hide and seek by seeking out different numbered squirrels amongst the trees. Then they put their artistic talents to good use by creating stunning masterpieces using brushes and forks to paint to
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    All in the name of charity

    15th January 2018
    The Knebworth charity team would like to say a BIG thank you to everyone who contributed to the chosen charity last term. Across the term they raised a fantastic £1,093.20 for SSAFA. This term the Hatfield charity team will be raising money for Essex and Herts Air Ambulance. They provide a life-saving service to the people of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas. Last month they
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    Millie’s Mark Award Achieved at Treetops

    15th January 2018
    We are delighted to be able to share the wonderful news that Treetops have successfully been awarded ‘Millie’s Mark’, a Quality Mark for Nurseries where employees working directly with children are trained in paediatric first aid. This has been awarded by National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) in association with Department for Education and Millie’s Trust. Over the past 6 months as a school we have
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    Christmas Writing Competition

    15th January 2018
    After reading a variety of phenomenal writing, the winners of the 'Coming Home' writing competition were announced at the end of the last term. The children wrote to an extremely high standard that selecting just two winners proved to be extremely difficult. A huge well done to all the children for a fantastic effort! The worthy winners were awarded their prizes during a wonderful celebration
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    Duncombe School celebrates NACE Challenge Award accreditation

    8th December 2017
    The National Association for More Able Children in Education (NACE) has named Duncombe School the 409th school to be accredited with the NACE Challenge Award. There are over 24,000 schools across the country and Duncombe School are now placed in a select group of just 1.6% of schools across the UK, achieving the NACE Challenge award. The recognition of this award to Duncombe School is
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    Twit Twhoo

    17th November 2017
    Our Treetops and Lower School children had some very exciting visitors on Wednesday morning. The children were visited by ‘Nite Owls’ and were mesmerised watching the fantastic owl display. The children marvelled at the six different types owls that took flight in the New Hall, from Tango the smallest ‘ Little Owl’ to Oscar the ‘Arthonis Eagle Owl’.  They learnt some fascinating facts about these
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    Remembrance Day

    10th November 2017
    As we build towards Remembrance Sunday this weekend, Duncombe have certainly been reflecting on how we can help those around us in a number of different ways. Upper School Assembly, held at Holy Trinity Church on Monday, focused on William Wilberforce the great Abolitionist and the lesser known supporter Thomas Clarkson. The whole school then experienced a wartime themed lunch on Wednesday. The restaurant was
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    Singing Workshop at Princess Helena College

    3rd November 2017
    On Monday the Senior Choir joined other local primary schools for a wonderful day of singing at Princess Helena College. The children learned an incredible six new songs, some of which were in two, three or even more parts. They sang a traditional Hungarian folk song 'Stome', all about being strong in the face of adversity. They sang this with great conviction and      managed it
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    Year 4 Visit Paradise Wildlife Park

    3rd November 2017
    On Tuesday 31st October, Year 4 went on a Science trip to Paradise Wildlife Park. What an amazing day we had. Such a diverse wildlife park with animals from all continents and animal groups. The children particularly focused on the Rainforest environment and animals. They had a Rainforest talk where they learned about the different levels of the Rainforest and the animals that live there.
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    Harry Potter Week

    19th October 2017
    Harry Potter fever has swept across the school in preparation for the PA's Harry Potter party. J.K. Rowling's popular books have inspired a wide variety of genres; the children have penned poetry, recounts, setting and character descriptions as well as fact files all within the theme of wizardry. Not only has the 20th year celebration of the well-loved series stimulated learning in English lessons, the children have also taken
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    Duncombe Bear treks to Borneo

    19th October 2017
    Duncombe Bear and Mrs Tramontano took some time out of their busy schedules to discuss their recent summer adventure to Borneo. Rosie and Grace from year 5, had the pleasure of interviewing the intrepid explorers. We were desperate to find out all about DB’s latest escapade. As DB was feeling slightly tired from the trip, Mrs Tramontano kindly answered all our questions.   Grace: Where
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    Duncombe bring home the trophy … again!

    28th September 2017
    Four days on from a successful tournament win at the Year 6 Football Tournament at Forest School, Duncombe have won another tournament!
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    An exciting start to the term for Year 5

    28th September 2017
    Last week Year 5 had an exciting week in Devon on their PGL residential trip. Although it was a rather wet week, the rain could not dampen their spirits and they took part in an amazing array of activities
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    First win of the season!

    25th September 2017
    Duncombe took part in the Year 6 Football Tournament at Forest School on Saturday morning and the boys triumphed over a variety of local prep schools. The team managed to finish first in their group, conceding just one goal along the way, before winning 2-0 in the semi-final and 1-0 in the final.  What a great Saturday morning. Huge congratulations to all of the team members, you thoroughly deserved your
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    Kindergarten meet Prof.

    19th September 2017
    On Friday 15th September, Kindergarten had their first science visit from ‘Prof’. Prof (Sophie Mitchell) founder of Lab Tots, will be visiting Kindergarten throughout the autumn term and using the back drop of Science to create a truly unique learning experience. Prof and Lab Tots will be introducing scientific principles & concepts to the children though easy to understand games, experiments and real life metaphors.
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    What a final!

    18th July 2017
    We moved away from Duncombe’s annual MasterChef competition this year and held our first ‘Great Duncombe Bake Off’ and wow, what a contest! The competition has been running throughout the year with heats for both Lower and Upper School running each term. The level of skill and attention to detail was apparent from round 1 when we saw (and tasted) an array of fabulous cupcakes from
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    Scientifically Winning

    19th June 2017
    Recently a team of Year 5 children participated in the STEM challenge at Haileybury. 15 other schools took part in the challenge and we’re pleased to share with you that Duncombe won the ‘Scientific Design and Computing Challenge’. The theme was space related and involved Chemistry, Maths, Biology, Physics, scientific design and computing challenges. The children tested fuels for a rocket launch, filtration systems, folding
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    Year 6 get to know the RSPB Centre

    16th June 2017
    As part of their Science enrichment, Year 6 have been to visit the RSPB centre at Rye Meads. They had a wonderful day and an excellent hands-on experience of bird-watching, pond-dipping and learning about habitats and the natural environment of all living things. They were able to identify many different bird species from wet land to dry land. A super day in beautiful surroundings.
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    WINNERS!!!

    19th May 2017
    Our first ever tennis tournament took place at St Edmunds on Friday.  Due to the unknown there was a little bit of nervousness but that was soon brushed aside as the first matches got underway.  The tournament started with girls doubles and boys singles then was followed by boys doubles and girls singles. Every match was fought hard for and we 'aced, smashed and volleyed' ourselves
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    What a way to revise

    19th May 2017
    Our teachers Miss Micele and Mrs Galaska, decided a change of scenario would beneficial to our Yr6 children ahead of next week’s SATs exams. So the children picked up their revision equipment and ventured over to our lovely tranquil Dell.  The revision session started with a warm up game, which was swiftly followed by and a SPAG (Spelling Grammar and Punctuation) trail. Who said revision
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    Grow tall little seeds

    19th May 2017
    Two weeks ago all the children planted runner bean seeds and sunflower seeds. Over the course of the next four weeks we will be using our observational skills to record all the changes that happen to the seeds. We hope that they will all grow!! After half term the plants will be sent home with the children so that the plants can be planted out.
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    Maths with a twist!

    19th May 2017
    This morning Yr1 children were working alongside their Yr6 buddies. They were all involved in a maths workshop put together by Mrs Takiwara. They used their prediction skills to guess how many giant footsteps long the running track is, had fun measuring the capacities of containers using water and they were also challenged to work out a variety of number puzzles . All the children enjoyed the experience
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    A local trip for Yr4

    19th May 2017
    On Thursday 11th May, in preparation for our trip to York, we took a train ride to Ware. Even though the train journey was over in a few moments, we thoroughly enjoyed relaxing on the train and catching a few sights of the beautiful Hertfordshire surroundings. When we arrived in Ware we walked beside the river to the boat which would return us to Hertford.
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    Fencing Champion

    11th May 2017
    Last weekend one of young ladies, Maddi in Yr5, became the ‘British National Under 10 Girls Foil Champion 2017’ in The 2017 British Youth Championships. Maddi, her family and coach Acland Bryant traveled to Telford, where she was up against 24 other entrants. We’re told the competition was tough and intense, yet Maddi persisted and endeavoured to do her very best. As a result of
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    Congratualtions

    5th May 2017
    Congratulations to Boris who made the cast for the "Wizard of Oz" show produced by Q Youth Theatre and MGM. Break a leg Boris!”  Congratulations to Archie and Jake who went on their first football tour to Selsey, Chichester for their U10 7 aside team. They played 5 matches over 2 days undefeated to reach the final. They remained undefeated and won the tournament 4-0,
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    Turkish teapots and dancing

    5th May 2017
    Reception had a special visitor this week at their Turkish morning, Mrs Lewis one of our lovely mummys. Mrs Lewis came into the class and spoke to the children about Turkey and shared lots of interesting factors. At Duncombe we enjoy leaning in different way, and so Mrs Lewis brought her visit to life as much as possible with a show and tell which included
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    Delicious mud porridge

    4th May 2017
    Kindergarten ventured off to the Dell during Forest School to make mud porridge for the Goldilocks and the 3 bears! Daddy Bear said our mud porridge was too cold, Mummy Bear said our mud porridge was too lumpy but Baby Bear loved it. Kindergarten love porridge as well, so much that we’re going to have it for our snack this afternoon.
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    Nothing's puzzling us!

    28th April 2017
    This week saw the first of hopefully an annual ‘Duncombe Puzzle Challenge Day’ in association with NACE. Ahead of our ‘Whole School Puzzle Challenge Day’, on Wednesday evening our parents had the opportunity to apply their strategic thinking, riddle solving and logic to a number of challenge based activities as our NACE representative Anne Nelson unpacked the NACE programme and its manifold benefits for Duncombe
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    Learning outside the classroom

    28th April 2017
    On Tuesday, Year 5 went on a Science field trip to Colchester Zoo where the children had a very interesting minibeast classification workshop and exploration time of the zoo looking at different vertebrates and invertebrates. They were able to get up and close to some animals including hand feeding the giraffes and elephants. Some children handled a Giant African Land Snail in the Discovery Centre.
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    Another mission completed!

    28th April 2017
    Hi Guys, it’s me DB. Now that we’ve nearly recovered from the London Marathon on Sunday, Mr Le Tissier and I wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of you for your amazing support both before, during and after the race. The training was hard at times, but when we crossed the finish line after only 3hrs 42mins (we came in 7,102 place out
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    DB on trains, planes and automobiles!

    13th April 2017
    This week I have been enjoying an 'overseas' training camp with Mr Le Tissier. I've been on trains, planes and automobiles! To be honest, I was fairly underwhelmed with my first flight on an aeroplane - 20,000 ft just doesn't cut it when you've been to space! I did get to see a nice sunset though. I finally arrived in Guernsey, an island between England
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    DB London Marathon training update

    6th April 2017
    Hi guys, DB here hope you’re all having a great Easter break! As you can see, Mr Le Tissier and I have embarked on a few more training runs for the London Marathon since the last post. We’ve been pounding the pavements and taking in some scenic views, perfect running weather! But as the race becomes closer, we’ll start to dial down the distance of
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    WINNERS!!!

    24th March 2017
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    A new home ground!

    9th March 2017
    At Duncombe School we’re proud of our close links with the local community and so we're extremely pleased to announce that Hertford Rugby Club is Duncombe's new ‘home ground’. It's been a fantastic few weeks of Rugby at Duncombe School. We’ve held 4 home matches and we remain unbeaten on home turf and on [...]
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    Watch out Beckham

    9th March 2017
    A BIG congratulations to our U11 footballers who managed to reach yet another final last week. The team played some quite breath taking football throughout the tournament and the skill, passion and effort that was on show was nothing short of superb. Very well done! Mr Sopher
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    The wonders of London town

    9th March 2017
    An early start on Monday morning led to Year 6 visiting the Houses of Parliament. The engaging and informative guides told us all about the House of Commons, the House of Lords as well providing us with a whistle stop tour of the history of Great Britain. During the afternoon we explored the [...]
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    WHAT A WEEK!

    7th March 2017
    Over 100 countries took part in ‘World Book Day’ on Thursday 2nd March, but Duncombe went one better and we held our first ‘World Book Week’ and what a success it was! Our Head of English, Miss Micele devised a whole week’s worth of activities that every year group have [...]
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    Under my umbrella... ella ella !

    2nd March 2017
    As part of our science work we tested a variety of materials to see which would make a good umbrella. Thick and thin fabric, tin foil, plastic  were all tested. The children were asked to predict, based on their knowledge' which material would not let the water through. Once predictions were [...]
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    Hmmmmmmm whats that lovely smell?

    1st March 2017
    It’s the beautiful smell of freshly baked cupcake. Yesterday afternoon saw the launch of our ‘Duncombe Bake Off’ and in this first round 9 Upper School children were set the task of creating 6 identically filled and iced cupcakes. It was very difficult to say goodbye to 3 of our bakers, [...]
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    Spending time with your buddy

    28th February 2017
      We love to read here at Duncombe, but more importantly we love to help each other learn. And so this morning Year 4 did some buddy reading with Year 2 and Year 6 got to catch up with their buddies in Year 1 and read stories to them. Everyone [...]
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    Move over Jamie – we’ve got new chefs on the horizon!

    28th February 2017
      Our current Year 5 pupils really shone last week when they invited their parents in, and hosted Come Dine with Us. The menu was delicious; beef or vegetable lasagna, accompanied by a crisp, green salad and crunchy garlic bread, all followed by a sumptuous banoffee pudding, of bananas, toffee [...]
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    Stepping back in time

    27th February 2017
    Today our Year 4 children have been transported back in time to the 1870's to experience what life would have been like as a Victorian school child. They are being taught the 3 R's Reading, aRithmetic and wRiting, as well as getting to grips with writing on a slate using [...]
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    Splish splash water everywhere 

    24th February 2017
    Science day in Treetops was a very wet affair this year. The children moved around the building to explore and investigate water. Did you know you can make a bubble big enough for a child to stand inside? Well the Treetops children did! And they loved making cube shaped bubbles [...]
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    Don’t look down!

    23rd February 2017
    Our Year 5 children are learning the art of climbing in PE this year. Haileybury have very kindly allowed our children to go along and experience their climbing wall as part of this year’s PE curriculum. Who knows we may have the next Alex Honnold in our classroom.
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    Roll up, roll up get your freshly made paper here!

    21st February 2017
    Our Year 1 children recently had the opportunity to make their own paper. This formed part of the children's work on Materials. They were all very excited. The paper had been soaking over night and resulted in a delightful mushy paper pulp, rather like rice pudding, one child said!!! All the [...]
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    Say hello to Speedy

    9th February 2017
    Meet Speedy Speedy is 8 years old and has been part of the Duncombe family for a number of years. He’s lived in various classrooms around the school, but his current home is with us in Reception. We have two 'snail monitors' each day and we check the temperature and [...]
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    Superheroes to the rescue!

    7th February 2017
    Our Nursery superheroes showed no fear when they faced the rain and a number of superhero challenges to win their superhero medal. The children had to show a range of powers and qualities to gain their medal. They demonstrated supersonic speed, eye sight, bravery, balance and strength. All of the children [...]
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    Eggiciting times

    7th February 2017
    Year 2 had a very eggciting day when as part of their Science topic on materials they had to create a capsule to protect an egg. They were given 7 different materials as a group and had to predict which one would stop their egg from breaking when dropped from [...]
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    Future Schools Information Evening

    6th February 2017
    Duncombe prides itself in the provision and guidance allocated to pupils and parents on the hot topic of secondary school selections and entry. To this end, there was a “Future Schools Evening” held on Thursday 26th January. Parents had the opportunity to hear from the Deputy Head, Head of Learning, [...]
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    Cakes glorious cakes!

    6th February 2017
    It would appear the whole of Duncombe School had their baking hats on yesterday, ahead of today’s animal charity bake sale for ‘Blue Cross for Pets’. We have been amazed by the cake creations from the children and have seen everything from penguin and lambs cakes to unicorns and sausage [...]
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    Triumphant performance

    3rd February 2017
    Well done to all our performers today. You all controlled your nerves well, remembering to do everything your teachers taught you. Our year 3 recorders began the concert, thank you to Mrs Sutton Muldoon for her direction. They all played splendidly, keeping in time and reading the music well. Our brass players [...]
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    Hogwarts have been on the phone...

    2nd February 2017
    and they want Duncombe's children! Year 3 are studying English in an exciting new way this term, using Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone as the stimulus. Last week, children were invited to attend 'Hogwarts' as pupils and wrote complex sentences about Quidditch! They also looked at non-chronological reports and planned [...]
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    The Battle of the Brains

    31st January 2017
    The annual 'Battle of the Brains' competition took place yesterday at Princess Helena College. The battle was extremely well competed by our bright young team. We came away from the competition having won the most amount of rounds. However, when it came to the final we came second to a [...]
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    This term's Knebworth charity is .....

    31st January 2017
    Blue Cross for Pets This charity provides support for pet owners who cannot afford private veterinary treatment, helps to find homes for unwanted animals, and educates the public in the responsibilities of animal ownership. Our Knebworth representatives have lots of exciting fundraising activities planned, starting with an animal themed bake [...]
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    Fortune envelopes and tasty food

    30th January 2017
    Today we had a special visitor to Kindergarten and Early Kindergarten. Mrs Zhou came in to give our children a special talk about Chinese New Year. Her daughter Serena also modelled a beautiful Chinese outfit. We learnt about the year of the Rooster, and how the animal of the year [...]
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    Show us those pearly whites

    27th January 2017
    This week Kindergarten's topic has been on the dentist. We have explored tooth brushing in the messy play, sequenced tooth brushing routine, made smiley mouths, talked about healthy eating and how to look after our teeth. We also had a visit from the dentist who shared tips on looking after our [...]
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    Happy Chinese New Year or 新年好 / 新年好

    26th January 2017
    This week in Nursery the children have been learning all about the Chinese New year. They have learnt about Chinese writing, the year of the rooster, the different animals in the Chinese zodiac and they have tasted some Chinese foods, the firm favourite was the prawn crackers!
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    Lights, camera, action!

    23rd January 2017
    Exciting times at Duncombe today as we were shooting for our new marketing material. We're looking forward to sharing the outcome with you very soon.
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    Helping hands in Forest School

    22nd January 2017
    Learning outside the classroom with Forest School was at its peak on Friday. Year 2 were giving the squirrels a helping hand by making them an assault course, which included a swing and a bridge wide enough for the squirrels to cross in pairs.
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    Duncombe Dragons

    22nd January 2017
    Flying bikes and umbrellas for dogs were just a few of the ideas Year 5 were trying to gain investment for from the ‘Duncombe Dragons’ in class today. Similar to the popular TV show, the children had to research an invention, present to the class (some in rap music form) [...]
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    Healthy mind, healthy body

    19th January 2017
    3C this afternoon have been talking about different types of foods and sorting them into groups of what’s healthy and what’s not so healthy.    
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    Nothing stops us learning

    18th January 2017
    The icy wind and a sheet of snow may have forced PE lessons inside today but it certainly did not stop learning at Duncombe School. Pupils in Year 6 could be found inside busily discussing the principles of leadership as they continued to work towards their Sports Leaders Award.
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    Red and yellow and pink and blue, purple and orange and green!

    18th January 2017
    In Kindergarten they not only sing about rainbows, but they can make their own rainbows with an amazing science experiment!
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    Bonjour from Treetops!

    18th January 2017
    Our 3 and 4 years olds welcomed each other in French and shook hands. we believe it is so important to get children trying out a variety of languages as early as possible. Our nursery children love their weekly French lessons.
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    A Merry Duncombe Christmas

    15th December 2016
    With this being our last day of term, today is Duncombe’s ‘Christmas Day’. The day started with the children (and staff) laughing so much their tummies hurt, watching some of our wonderful members of staff perform their take on ‘The Night before Christmas’. Then as with any Christmas Day, there [...]
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    Bringing festive cheer to the elderly

    13th December 2016
    Our Year 4 choir have been practising extremely hard over the last few weeks in preparation for their carol service at ‘The Dell Residential Home’ in Hertford. The children visited ‘The Dell’ along with their Music teachers Mrs Turner and Mrs Sutton and sang an assortment of traditional Christmas carols [...]
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    Rocking around the Christmas tree

    13th December 2016
    Seeing your child take part in their first Christmas sing-along show at school always brings a tear to the eye. So there were tears of Christmas happiness over in Duncombe Treetops this morning. With our children in Early Kindergarten dressed as Christmas Puddings, Stars and Snowmen and Kindergarten rocking their [...]
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    Off to see Santa

    13th December 2016
    On Monday, EKG, KG and Nursery headed to Springtime Nurseries to visit Father Christmas. An extremely excited coach of children were treated to a magical train ride around the Christmas displays, where we saw a Polar Bear band, Santa's elves and much more before arriving at Santa's grotto. The children [...]
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    Taking Self Defence seriously

    12th December 2016
    Duncombe’s Self Defence coach, Mr Boddy attended our assembly this morning. He handed out awards to an array of children for progress, focus and concentration and for a willingness to be committed to learning whilst attending the Self Defence course at our after school club. Mr Boddy has been part [...]
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    Movie stars in the making

    12th December 2016
    We could not be more proud of our budding thespians. Nursery and Reception told the story of Christmas this week. They performed firstly to the whole school and then to their parents and grandparents and they didn't show any nerves at all. They sang beautifully, remembered their lines and most [...]
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    Watch out J K Rowling!

    8th December 2016
    Back in September, Year 6 wrote some exciting animal adventure stories after visiting Paradise Wildlife Park. The stories were entered into a competition which was judged by a large panel including local author, Tamsyn Murray. Both Mrs Galaska and Miss Micele from Duncombe were extremely impressed with the high standard [...]
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    Learning outside the classroom

    8th December 2016
    Year 6 had a fantastic visit to the Natural History Museum in London. They took part in an Evolution workshop and were incredibly confident with their knowledge. The Scientist taking the workshop commented to both myself and Mr Le Tissier how amazed he was at the children's advanced Science thinking and [...]
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    Shaking Up Shakespeare at Duncombe

    8th December 2016
    Anthony Glenn, the one man show of ‘the Nutcracker’ entertained Duncombe’s Years 3 to 6 pupils with the enchanting tale. The show proved to be a resounding success, as budding Duncombe performers assisted him in retelling the story. A cracking start to the festive season! Here are some comments from [...]
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    Duncombe Choir getting into the Christmas Spirit

    8th December 2016
    On Monday, Year 5 and 6 Choir went to sing at the Mercury and Observer Community Awards Ceremony at Hanbury Manor. It was great fun and we sang many songs. The soloists sang beautifully and everyone listened intently. Alastair Readman sang a beautiful version of Silent Night in German and [...]
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    Interview with Danny Granville, ex-professional footballer turned Games Teacher

    11th November 2016
    Lottie G and George M from Year 6 are this years sports captains and they recently interviewed our very own Duncombe Games Teacher, sports star and ex-professional footballer Danny Granville. Name: Danny Granville Job: Arsenal Youth Coach, Duncombe PE & Games Coach. Ex-Professional Footballer. Nationality: English. Premier League Football Teams [...]
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    A President Elect and a pineapple numbers discussion!

    11th November 2016
    Ahead of the American Presidential Election, some of my Year 6 pupils were discussing who would win. Freddie declared, rather confidently “If Donald Trump wins, I’ll give Mr Le Tissier a pineapple!” True to his word, on Thursday morning Freddie presented me with a pineapple. In class I thought I [...]
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    Welcome Home DB!

    4th November 2016
    What an exciting morning for all, with rapturous applause to welcome home the returning hero that is our very own Duncombe Bear, Space Explorer!  Pupils and staff then sang a rousing chorus of  “Ground Control to Major Ted, Take your sandwiches and put your wellies on . . .    Can [...]
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    Ground Control to Major Ted

    21st October 2016
    'Ground Control to Major Ted'... School Mascot launches into space! It was mission control at Duncombe this week as our school mascot was launched into orbit and then tracked by video on a tour of space. Duncombe Bear or DB as he is being affectionately called, headed to the outer stratosphere [...]
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    Music, meditation and maha-mantras.

    14th October 2016
    This week Year 5 visited Bhaktivedanta Manor near Watford as part of their Religious Education studies on Hinduism. The Temple was established in 1973 by His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.  Our pupils had a fun packed day; touring the main house including the temple, theatre and the founder’s quarters [...]
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    Nature deficit disorder? Not on my watch!

    7th October 2016
    There has been much written in the press about 'nature deficit disorder' and the benefits of children learning in a variety of environments is plain to see; last week Year 6 pupils visibly flourished as they performed outstandingly in their class assembly and I put this down to a particularly congenial [...]
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    Dem bones, dem bones, dem Duncombe bones.

    7th October 2016
    Nursery were very lucky to be visited by Megan's Grandma this week. She worked for many years as a radiographer and came and spoke to the children about her job. We learnt all about the human skeleton, x-ray machines and we even met a 'Granny with no bones' (a balloon [...]
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    The Time-travelling slide

    30th September 2016
    How lucky are we at Duncombe to have the wonderful sunken outdoor space that is the Dell.  And, what a fabulous assembly “The Time-travelling slide”, held in the Dell this sunny morning by 6LT all about what their futures might hold… “stand on your left leg, hold your nose with [...]
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    What will your futuristic ideal home look like?

    30th September 2016
    UPPER SCHOOL ART COMPETITION  We have been invited by local estate agent Steven Oates to draw, paint or colour, using your wildest imagination, on A4 landscape what your futuristic house would look like.   A Prize of a £50 gift voucher with the winner’s  artwork to be featured on the [...]
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    Master Chef

    22nd September 2016
    You should all be receiving a copy of the eagerly awaited Master Chef entry form attached to this weeks newsletter, or download a copy here. There are two categories which are Lower School (Years 1-3) and Upper School (Years 4-6) with 12 children in each group going into the first [...]
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    A bang, splash and wooosh!

    20th September 2016
    Duncombe pupils started their Year 5 experience with a bang, splash and wooosh!   Off they sailed to the very sunny Isle of Wight on the 12th September as part of their enrichment/ sport program. This trip is aimed to encourage them to gain in confidence, to participate and experience life away [...]
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    Outdoor learning 'boosts children's development' - BBC News

    9th September 2016
    On Speech Day Jeremy spoke of the development of the Duncombe Forest School learning experience and how this is going to expand through KS1 and 2 over time. We know, as a school that has used Forest School learning with our youngest pupils for quite a while, that there are [...]
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    100% pass rate LAMDA results!

    2nd September 2016
    We are delighted to announce all ninety-seven candidates from Years 3 - 6 have passed their LAMDA Speech & Drama examinations.    Pupils in Years 3 and 4 achieved healthy Merits and some exceptionally high Distinctions. Indeed, all 33 year 4 pupils gained Distinctions which is a record across any one [...]
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    Mayze and Josh, meet Yeti with Spaghetti and Hairy McLary!

    24th June 2016
    Yr 5 Mayze and Josh enjoyed their visit to the Leaf Cafe on Wednesday 22nd June. They expressively read some fun tales to some very interested and attentive toddlers. Some of their favourite stories included the exciting Yeti with Spaghetti and the fun adventure Hairy McLary-Sit. Both parents and children were very [...]
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    Year 5 Science Group success

    21st June 2016
    Year 5 Science Group came a brilliant 4th out of 24 schools at the Science Challenge Day at Haileybury Thursday 16th June.  They competed against 23 other schools in three challenges Physics, Biology and Chemistry.  The Physics challenge involved investigating thermal energy, the Biology challenged involved finding out how much [...]
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    Toddler Reading Time

    10th June 2016
    On Wednesday morning, Maddie and Max Yr5 visited The Leaf Cafe. They were faced with the challenge of reading out loud and remembering to show the toddlers the illustrations! Both did a fantastic job, using plenty of expression and sound effects in their delivery to engage their audience. Some of [...]
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    Duncombe singing from the Royal Festival Hall rooftops

    19th May 2016
    Duncombe Senior Choir performed at the Barnardo’s Young Supporters’ Concert at the prestigious Royal Festival Hall in London on May 18th.  A beautiful massed Choir concert of some 600 primary aged pupils, with dancing and solo performances thrown in.  As is tradition for these events, artwork is submitted in advance [...]
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    New Appointment of Deputy Head Pastoral for September 2016

    18th May 2016
    I am delighted to announce that Miss Nicola Sands has been appointed as Deputy Head Pastoral from September 2016. Miss Sands joins us from Brighton College Prep School, Abu Dhabi, where she is currently the Deputy Head Pastoral. As shared earlier this term, the field was exceptionally strong and I [...]
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    Picnic to celebrate the Queens 90th Birthday

    13th May 2016
    We have greatly enjoyed a Picnic in honour of the Queen’s 90th Birthday today with traditional sports day games and activities along with a cake, ice cream or lolly we toasted Her Majesty’s good health in a fine fashion. Each pupil has been given a commemorative bookmark in recognition of the [...]
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    Reception Trip to Mill Green

    22nd April 2016
    Before the Easter Break, Reception had a lovely visit to Mill Green Mill and Museum. The children were very excited to see a working waterwheel and took part in the Little Red Hen Workshop, listening to the story and joining in with the animal noises while wearing masks. They also [...]
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    From Old Hall into outer space

    18th March 2016
    Thursday saw the arrival of the Science dome which took up the whole of the Old Hall.  Children from Nursery through to Year 6 experienced a wonderful journey through space, learning about our solar system and beyond. The excited chatter from all the children was lovely to hear and has inspired [...]
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    Easter Toddler Party

    11th March 2016
    Here at Duncombe we are getting EGGs-ited about Easter and invite our Toddlers to our EGGs-taordinary Party where they are sure to have an EGGs-ellent time!  
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    Check your Recycling Bin and help us to win a new school garden

    4th March 2016
    We have registered to enter the WIN A GARDEN competition being run by Van Hage and Mercury and Herts Observer this month.  Please do collect the tokens and hand them into the school office – please ask neighbours, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, colleagues  . . . . to collect on [...]
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    Duncombe School Pupils reach the heights again!

    1st March 2016
    An outstanding THIRTEEN scholarships and awards have been offered this year to pupils at Duncombe. In addition, all Duncombe’s Year 6 pupils who sat entrance examinations have secured a place at the Independent school of their choice.    This is a real testament to the hard work and commitment of the [...]
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    Internet Safety Day

    12th February 2016
      We held Internet Safety Day this week and an informative talk to parents, thanks to all that could attend. We were pleased to receive this feedback from Mrs Brady who attended the evening: "I thought the session was interesting and informative. It was extremely helpful to get some tips on how [...]
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    Breakfast Concert

    5th February 2016
    Once again the Old hall was full to the rafters with budding musicians, anxious but proud parents all eagerly anticipating a glorious music concert. We were not disappointed with recorders, pianists, a cornet, flautists, violin, guitarists and some beautiful vocals. A huge thanks to all who were involved
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    Celebrating Chinese New Year

    29th January 2016
    1D took us on a wondrous journey through the Chinese New Year. A cultural trip that was both colourful and exciting!  The props, storytelling and pupils’ art work really made for a wonderful experience. As ever, the pupils projected well and the growing sense of self confidence was extremely evident.
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    Treetops are all Eyes!

    19th January 2016
    Treetops classes were fortunate to have a special visit from one of our parents, Mr Choudhry, on Wednesday. Mr Choudhry is an optometrist and, as part of our topic on 'people who help us', he came in to talk to the children about the importance of looking after our eyes, [...]
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    Nursery and Reception Christmas Performances

    11th December 2015
    This week Nursery and Reception put on their Christmas performances. Nursery performed ‘The Angel Express’ and were all in full chorus. We all enjoyed the news clips and hope we have some budding reporters in the making! It was clear to see the progress the children make when moving through [...]
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    National Nursery Rhyme day

    13th November 2015
    Treetops enjoyed a day of nursery rhymes today to celebrate ‘National Nursery Rhyme Day’. We all dressed up as our favourite nursery rhyme characters from Little Miss Muffett to a Bakers Man, A fun day was had by all.
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    Road Safety in Treetops

    11th November 2015
    Reception and Nursery children were very excited to have a special visit from Hertfordshire County Council who came to talk to the pupils all about road safety. The pupils enthusiastically named all the different types of vehicles they need to look out for on the roads. We learnt the STOP, [...]
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    Happy Diwali

    11th November 2015
    Early Kindergarten and Kindergarten celebrated Diwali on Wednesday with a special visit form Mrs Pettengell. We spoke about the story of Diwali, the festival of light , lanterns and Divas, offerings of gifts, outfits and traditions. The children enjoyed looking at the special clothes; which were model so beautifully by [...]
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    Foodbank Thank You

    9th November 2015
    We have had a thank you letter from the Hertford and District Foodbank saying how grateful they are for our very generous food donations. You will be pleased to hear that the food totalled an amazing 492.72kg which is enough to feed approximately 31 people for 3 days. The clients [...]
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    Headmaster's Awards

    6th November 2015
    Mr Phelan was delighted to welcome pupils to his office this afternoon to celebrate their successes having been nominated for a Headmaster’s Award. Well done to Leah, Louie, Edward, James and Rupert D. A lovely moment and one which we will continue to look to celebrate over the coming weeks [...]
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    Welcome back!

    2nd November 2015
    Welcome back to all our children and parents, we do hope you all had a lovely half term break and took the opportunity for some rest and relaxation. We’re looking forward to the second half of the Autumn Term and as always we’ll be extremely busy, but we already have [...]
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    Golfing Success - Oliver Barnes

    1st November 2015
    To Oliver who played in a competition for Essendon Golf Club on Sunday 1st November with nearly 30 other children and won! Oliver beat much older children including his brother Jack! Well done Oliver.
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    MasterChef… THE FINAL!

    20th August 2015
    The last week of term saw our finalists go head to head to claim the 2015 Duncombe’s MasterChef title. For the first time in the history of Duncombe’s MasterChef we saw three  Year 3 children competing for the Lower School title and three Year 6 children for Upper School. Guest [...]
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    Reception Graduation

    20th August 2015
    Treetops was home to a very special celebration today, ‘Receptions Graduation’. Wearing graduation hats, each of the children came up to the front of the stage to be presented with their graduation certificate by Mrs Copeman in front of friends and members of staff. The children will move over to [...]
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    Celebrating with Year 6

    20th August 2015
    As we come to the end of another school year we’ve been looking back at all the wonderful things everyone here at Duncombe has achieved and been part of this year. We’ve shared the amazing celebrations of our 75th anniversary, various charity events raising thousands of pounds, sports days and [...]
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