We share our latest news and annoucements here…
At the end of last week, we were treated to a delicious Christmas dinner which was enjoyed by all of our festively dressed children and staff. The hall was filled with Christmas music and the joyful sounds of chatting and laughing. We were joined virtually by Revd Graham for a Christingle Service and each class has had a fun filled Christmas party. Also this week, Year R have been busy making presents to take home for their loved ones, Year 1/2 enjoyed designing and making cards, Year 3/4 have been reflecting on Angels and Year 5/6 have been comparing this half term’s whole class reading texts. We all wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Well done to all of our Key Stage 1 children for a super Nativity play! The whole school was treated to a performance today and we can’t wait to share the video with our parents and carers next week – it’s in video the production stage as I write this! Also, this week Year 5/6 have been writing an unseen scene for the poem The Highwayman, Year 3/4 have been building Roman aqueducts and Year R have been getting ready for Christmas. Only 15 more sleeps!
With the dark evenings drawing in, it’s really important to make sure we are keeping safe! Thank you to Miss Adams for organising our successful ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’ campaign! This week, we also have been making obstacle courses in Year R, designing and creating forms of transport in Year 1/2, printing like Vivienne Westwood in Year 5/6 – and Year 3/4 had a wonderful trip to Butser Farm! Thank you all of the adults who helped to make our day so much fun!
Our new library is officially open, thanks to children’s author and illustrator, Simon Chadwick! Elsewhere, Year R have headed back into space, Year 1/2 have been studying ‘old’ technology, Year 3/4 have been mimicking Kandinsky and Year 5/6 have been very busy, including a workshop with the fire service.
Our Year 1/2 children had a wonderful time at Beaulieu Motor Museum, including a ride on a double decker bus. The children were a credit to the school and thank you so much to all the parents and carers that were able to help out. Meanwhile, our Year 5/6 children have been debating whether the Battle of Britain was a turning point, Year 3/4 have been experimenting with bones and Year R have visited the Moon! Our Eco-Committee have also been busy tidying up our Spiritual Garden. Thank you to our green-fingered parent volunteers, too!
It’s really wonderful to see the children back into some sporting action again! Some of our lucky Year 1/2 children headed over to Starlight Gymnastics and Year 5/6 competed in a local hockey tournament. Back in school, Year 3/4 have had a fiery start to their new topic ‘Icelandic Explorers’, whilst our Year Rs have been a little more explosive!
Our Year 3/4 children have become computer programmers! They have been writing algorithms to control their own smart home lighting system. “Alexa, can you turn the lights on please?”. Meanwhile, Year 1/2 have been exercising their maths brains with Mathletics, Year R have been studying autumn and Year 5/6 have been learning about the concept of creation in their RE lessons.