The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery

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Gifted and Talented

Maths G&T ~ Happy Puzzle Day ~ 12th March 2020

Maths G&T ~ The Happy Puzzle Company ~ Wednesday 23rd January 2019

What a fun day we had when Happy Puzzle came to visit! Reception, KS1 and KS2 all enjoyed a session of working out different puzzles. We had pupils from local schools come and join us. The children were put into mixed teams and worked together to solve puzzles and problems. Well done everybody 😊

'Dance in a Day' ~ Wednesday 25th April 2018

Wow, what a day we had! Phoenix hosted Basildon's first ever 'Dance in a Day' event, led by Mrs Symes. 8 schools attended, including our own and a total of 40 Year 4 pupils from across the town worked together to put on a show in the afternoon. No less than 6 routines (6!) were learnt during the day and performed to parents and teachers. 

We hope this is the first of many workshops to be hosted at Phoenix.

Happy Puzzle Maths Day ~ Wednesday 7th March 2018

Phoenix hosted a Maths Gifted and Talented Day and was pleased to welcome children from Eversley, Merrylands, Greensted, Northlands and Lincewood. The children were put into mixed teams and together they solved numerous puzzles; sometimes having several attempts before finally getting a result. Josh from Happy Puzzle explained that the main aim was to work as a team and never give up. We had so much fun 😊

Year 5 & 6 Maths Challenge at James Hornsby School

On 4th October we sent our top 16 mathematicians in Years 5 & 6 to compete against 8 other primary schools and James Hornsby's Year 7s. There were 19 teams in total and our Phoenix 1 team came 7th! 

Alien Autopsy ~ Year 5 Science Investigation at James Hornsby High School

What a brilliant day at James Hornsby School investigating the Alien Autopsy!

We learned about the different scientific equipment we would be using.

 In Biology we tested the alien’s body parts for protein, carbohydrates, fats and sugar.

In Chemistry we tested the pH levels of the body fluids.

In Physics we made a prototype parachute using play dough as a weight.

We had to make sure we could drop a raw egg without it cracking!

We tested our parachutes.

Year 4 Gifted and Talented English Day ~ Thursday 26th May 2016


Yesterday, some of our Year 4 children attended a Gifted and Talented Literacy day at Lincewood Primary School. 



After looking at real storyboards from James Bond films they made their own 'Traditional Tale with a twist'. We all learned how camera angles can add to the atmosphere of a film. After setting up and taking photos of their scenes the children made their own comic strip film. It was a great day!

Year One Science Gifted and Talented Day ~ Wednesday 25th May

On Wednesday our Gifted and talented year 1 Scientists went to Great Berry Primary School. Their task was to design and make Jack and Jill's bucket. As you can see, they did a great job!

KS2 Spelling Bee Competition- 17th March 2016

Wole and Ellia represented Phoenix Primary School in an incredibly tough spelling competition at Lee Chapel Primary. 10 local schools competed in this challenge. We came 4th!

KS1 Spelling Bee Competition- 10th March 2016

On Thursday 10th March Hanna and Jai from 2J represented Phoenix Primary School in a Spelling Competition. 

10 schools from the local area entered the BEST Basildon Challenge 2015/16 Spelling Bee, held at Lee Chapel Primary School. 

We are proud to announce that we came joint 2nd place!

Year 3- G&T Day at Janet Duke

Six children from Year 3 went to Janet Duke Primary School on Thursday 25th February as part of a Gifted and Talented day with local primary schools. Our pupils took part in activities based on Maths and Music which were designed to challenge thinking and problem solving skills, whilst having the opportunity to work cooperatively with other children.

Year 5 Science G&T Day at James Hornsby

Year 2 Speaking Competition at Lee Chapel Primary School

A selection of children from Year 1 attended a Science and Design Technology G&T Session

A selection of children from Year 3 attended a Maths and Music G&T session

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