‘Love your Grounds’ Day!

Tuesday 14th February
It’s Valentine’s Day! Today the School Council completed their next project ‘Love Your Grounds Day’. We had discussed in a meeting how the school grounds needed a bit of TLC, especially our garden! We rolled up and sleeves and got cracking. Weeding, planting and re-organising the shed and greenhouse has meant the garden is all ready to use again now the weather is getting better.

Have you seen our recycled ‘bottle’ green house? It’s FINISHED! The roof has gone on and it looks fantastic!

The trees we received from the Woodland Trust Project have also been planted all along the fence as you walk to reception!

A special thank you to Mrs Isaac for all her help with the bottle greenhouse and to Mr Sutton for doing some serious digging!

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Fire Service visit Caterpillars and Dragonflies

Tuesday 14th February
As part of our topic ‘The Great Fire of London’, Caterpillars and Dragonflies were lucky to have a visit from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service – complete with one large and shiny fire engine! We had great fun looking all around the fire engine, hearing the sirens and even sprayed the hose!

We also learnt about road safety, how important smoke alarms are and what to do if there is a fire at home. We learnt a little rhyme to help us: “Matches and lighters never touch, they can harm you very much”.

Thanks to Hampshire Fire and Rescue for taking the time to visit us!

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Spring Newsletter 6th February 2017

Spring News – 6th February 2017

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Year R Problem Solving!

Monday 6th February
Year R have been trying to solve the problem of fixing Baby Bear’s chair. We pretended to be Goldilocks and used different resources to create a suitable chair for Baby Bear. We tested them out by asking Baby Bear to sit on them and he chose a winner which was Alfie and Sidney who received some smarties from Baby Bear!

Well done everybody – you were really creative, resilient and focused on meeting this challenge!

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Neo-natal Bake Sale- Another school council success!

Thursday 2nd February 2017

Wow! What a huge success! The school council were nearly run of their feet at the Bake Sale, in aid of the Neo-natal Unit at the Royal Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton, as the delicious goodies proved extremely popular!

Working with Mrs Cutler-Brown, we raised an impressive £171.27 for this fantastic cause. Even little Dorothy (who was the reason behind this venture) made a special guest appearance!

Well done everybody!

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Chinese New Year

Monday 23rd January 2017
In assembly Mrs Smith and Lucy from year 5 told us all about Chinese New Year. Lucy shared with us how her Mum creates a special package for her and puts in under her pillow. It usually has money in it! In the evening after dinner, her family eat a special celebratory cake called Nian Gao and in China there is a special celebratory show, full of Kung Fu, dancing and gymnastics, which they all watch on the TV.

Mrs Smith showed us some videos of Chinese Dragon Dancing too – they were so bright and bold!

Thank you Lucy for sharing your experiences in school.

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A ‘Nian Gao’ cake!

 

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Badger’s Literacy Learning

Thursday 26th January 2017
In Badger’s class, we’ve all been learning to use embedded clauses in our persuasive travel brochure writing. We’ve been writing a travel brochure entry for our very own ski resort, designed completely by the children. Embedded clauses help us add extra information or description to a sentence and this type of clause would not make sense on its own. For example, this exclusive ski resort is perfect for your family’s winter getaway, is an OK sentence but doesn’t give the reader a lot of detail and so we can add an embedded clause to make it more informative. This exclusive ski resort, nestled in the French Alps, is perfect for your family’s winter getaway.

Picked straight from our travel brochures, here are some of our examples of our embedded clauses:

  • This marvellous hotel, which is perfect for your stay, has a total of a grand 5-star rating.
  • Our glorious hotel, named Pienetta Palace, is perfect for all the family.
  • Chicken soup, the scummiest in the land, is the perfect way to warm up after a long day on the slopes.
  • The rustic pub boasts legendary bands, all performing live, as well as fun, family-friendly entertainment for the kids.
  • Here in the heart of the French Alps lies a wonderland of delicious food, guaranteed to make your taste buds tingle in delight, cooked fresh by French chefs so come and try something new today.
  • Our magnificent rooms, boasting a grand 5-Star rating, are full of joyful scents to fill your day with excitement.
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Spring Newsletter 20th January 2017

Spring News – 20th Jan 2017

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It’s all about the angles…..

Wednesday 17th January 2017
Our Foxes class have been learning all about angles in maths this week. We can now recognise acute, obtuse and right angles and found examples of these in our classroom.

 

 

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500 Word Story – Live Lesson

Monday 16th January 2017
Children from Foxes, Badgers, and Woodpeckers all took part in the ‘500 Word Story – Live Lesson’ today. This lesson was broadcast live at 11am to over 1000 schools across the country.

It was fantastic getting some top story writing tips from famous authors including Natalie Blackman. We received some expert advice on the three key areas of story writing: setting, characterisation and plot. Throughout our literacy lessons we will be putting these skills into practice and hopefully showcasing our talenst in our competition entries. We can’t wait to hear what the judges think of our stories!

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