Sunday, 21 December 2014

The Choir 'all at sea!'

What an amazing day we have had! Mrs Mead, Mrs Mann, Mrs Cantlie and our Key Stage 2 choir boarded the Aurora cruise ship to sing to the passengers and crew on the Christmas Cruise.

We got to have a tour of the newly refurbished ship - we loved the swimming pools and theatre. Lunch onboard was amazing with lots of yummy treats for everyone.

We then sang Christmas songs on the steps of the atrium to an audience standing on all four levels of the ship.

I think this is a day we will remember for a long time. Choir - I am so proud of you!

Friday, 19 December 2014

Y3R's Class Assembly on Titanic

Year 3 have been learning all about Titanic, so they showed their fantastic knowledge during their class assembly. We had Irish dancing that could be seen in Third Class, superb projects and models, two of which are going to Sea City Museum itself! Thank you also, to all of the family and friends that came to support their class assembly, it was wonderful to see such an amazing turn out.

Year 3 Healthy Eating Challenge

Year 3 have been learning all about how to stay healthy. With our final focus on healthy eating, the children had a challenge to make a healthy balanced lunch using only a £5 budget. They had fantastic imaginations and made some fabulous creations. They certainly know what makes a healthy balanced lunch.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Winter Wonderland

In Year 1, we have spent 2 weeks designing and writing about our very own Winter Wonderlands. We are now making them using recycled materials that we brought in from home. Some of the Winter Wonderlands feature roller coasters, ice palaces, reindeer racing, snow man hotel and log cabins. We love winter!

Sunday, 14 December 2014


'One of the best parts of being a Governor is the opportunity it brings to attend a Nativity event at Christmas. I have thoroughly enjoyed 2 this year, having watched the Nursery & Reception children singing and acting early last week, and then KS1 Christmas Performance of the “Christmas Baubles” later in the week. Both events were delightful, with something for everyone to do- some excellent singing and speaking – and very good costumes – just what was needed to bring the Christmas Story to life and start the festive Season. Well done to all those who took part & also to Mrs Bullas and Mrs Mead and the rest of the staff who must all have been working so hard to get the shows working well. It is great to see the confidence of so many Children grow so that they can perform in public with smiles and clear voices. Thank you all of you….. now for KS2 this coming week!'

Chris Thomas, Governor

Friday, 12 December 2014

student teachers leave

We had a fun time with Miss Binns and Miss Robinson before they left.

Miss Binns and Miss Robinson are student teachers who helped the children in year 6 for a month.  They learnt what they have to do if the children are naughty which is getting a warning, then a strike!

They also taught us about Street Children because we were reading "The Garbage King" which is about a boy called Mamo who got sold to a farmer in Ethopia.

The students who came learnt how to use the ipads and how to communicate with the children by using the name sticks and by asking us to put up our hands..

At the end of the month, we all had a fun day by decorating stars and snowflakes in our own way. I thought the teachers were really fun, because they did really fun stuff.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

KS1 Christmas Nativity Performance

Year 1 and 2 were very proud to present their Christmas show called 'Baubles' to the parents at Shirley Warren Primary School. Featuring all of the required parts of a show, the children acted, narrated and sang 7 songs. All the staff at Shirley warren are very proud of what they achieved. Well done KS1.

Teddy Bear's Hospital

Last week RG had an excellent afternoon at the teddy bears hospital! We were visited by medical students who did some activities with us about looking after our bodies and staying safe. They also made our poorly teddies feel better! We used the equipment to check how they were feeling and worked out what we could do to fix them. We throughly enjoyed ourselves and have learnt a lot.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Shirley Warren Year 4 School Swimming Questionnaire

Dear Parents/carers Here is the link for the School Swimming Questionnaire. (Year 4 only) Many thanks Matt

Friday, 5 December 2014

Beaulieu Trip

Year 5 went to Beaulieu in the role of Victorian children looking for employment after leaving school aged 10. We explored around the motor museum and learnt about cars that were invented in the Victorian times. They could only go 2mph in town areas, which later got raised! We saw the great changes that the motor vehicle underwent and considered the industrial revolution. We also got to go into the Palace House and saw what it was like to be servants in Victorian times and even got to dress up. We had a fantastic time, and learnt lots and lots of things! The children were commended on their behaviour and their politeness. Please take the time to look through our slideshow at all the lovely photos we took. Well done year 5 and thank you to all our helpers!

Monday, 1 December 2014

Year 1 are making lanterns

In Literacy, we having been learning about the story 'Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?' In the story, Big Bear gives Little Bear a lantern, so we tried making our own. We think they are great!

Friday, 28 November 2014

Music Concert

Here are some photos of the lovely concert that Year 4, 5 and 6 were involved with. It was fantastic to see so many talented musicians displaying their skill.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Oasis Music Performance

Years 4, 5, and 6 all enjoyed some fantastic music performances from year 11 of Oasis Academy. We saw bands perform and even a very brave solo singer! It was great and we were able to think of lots of musical questions to ask about song writing and performing. I think it has inspired lots of us to write our own songs. Thank you Oasis!!

guided reading with students

Year 6 had a brilliant time  doing guided reading with  more students from the Winchester University joining us to see how we do guided reading and helping us as well.

Some of us searched news papers to find out interesting questions about different  articles. I enjoyed finding out where to look in a news paper for different things like what the weather was like in Devon (100 mph wind) i am really glad it is not that windy here!

by a Year 6

Friday, 21 November 2014

Anti-bullying week

This week has been anti-bullying week. In year 5 we looked into what bullying was and what we could do if we saw bullying or were being bullied ourselves. We also coloured in our 'Send All My Friends to School' children. These are pictured below. Well done year 5, they look great!

Y5 class assembly!

Our topic this term is the Victorians. We had great fun singing, dancing and acting for the rest of the school and family too!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Phonics Fun!

We are feeling very clever today in year R having finished learning the first set of letter sounds! We will now be playing lots of games and doing activities to practise using these sounds in reading and writing. We started today by playing a 'run to' game outside which we loved. We ran to the sound we could hear and then put these sounds into words, well done reception! 

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Maths sculpture day in year 6

On the 13th of November the whole school had maths sculpture day, this was open to all parents and Year 6 had made cakes the day before, so we used then to come up with mathematical questions for instant, we used ratios, percentages, symmetry, and many more. At the end of the day, we sold them for 50p each and we raised £105 for the Royal British Legion.

Year Six Assembly.

For our class topic, we were based on World War Two and we had a project; this project was on make-and-mend and we had to create our own clothing which we wore in our assembly. Here is a picture.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Maths Sculpture Day Year 3!

Year 3 had a great time building their maths sculptures, they had the opportunity to use a range of mathematical equipment as well as craft resources. Every child was very excited and thoroughly enjoyed the experience! We even had some incredible questions about 2D and 3D shapes, as well as questions about quantities and measurement. Fantastic work!

Sunday, 16 November 2014

RG maths sculpture day

We had great fun on maths sculpture day working with our parents to sort objects, use shapes, play with numicon and do number work! We were able to use mathematical language to explain what we were doing, review our learning and we had fun! Take a look at this example of our work where we have arranged shapes into a formation. 

Friday, 14 November 2014

Year 5 mathematics sculpture mission!

The whole school took part in the mathematics sculpture morning on Thursday, year 5 had a mission to complete, and had great fun doing so. We all learnt that mathematics can be creative!! Here are a few comments from our class about the morning. "Spectacular" - Connor, "imaginative" - Radek, "brilliant" - Aimee, "fun" - Lucy-Paige.

Maths and DT fortnight in Year 5!

For Maths and DT fortnight, year 5 had to try and create the most refreshing, cheapest fruit kebab they could. They had great fun designing, making and then evaluating their fruit kebabs, although I feel they had more fun eating them after!

Children In Need Piano Recital

We had the privilege of listening to a very talented member of school, who has worked extremely hard practicing for this occasion. She wanted to raise money this year after watching the Children In Need TV show last year, and the piano was her way of doing this. We are all very proud of her - super star in the making!

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Maths and DT Day in Year 1

We had fantastic fun in Year 1 on Maths and DT Day. We made sculptures on fireworks using ANYTHING they could find in the classroom. What a mess was made! Then they asked mathematical questions about their sculpture and their friends then answered those questions. We had lots of parents helping, and fun was had by all.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Y1 using the iPads

Here are Y1 getting ready to tell the story of The Gunpowder Plot using the iPads. Lots of creative ideas happening in the class to dress up as the characters. We'll post the finished products in the coming week.

Monday, 10 November 2014

National Remembrance Assembly

Year 5 joined in with the National Assembly live from the Tower of London. The assembly focused on remembrance, and why we should remember. 
"We should remember the First World War and Second World War because of all of the sacrifice that has gone on." - Regan
"It's sad to think that each poppy planted represents a person who has died." - Kelly
"It was really, really good, especially the facts and figures given. 888,246 Poppy's have been planted and over 16,000 people plant them!" - Rachel

Friday, 7 November 2014

The Great Shirley Warren Bake-off!

Year 6 had lots of fun researching, designing and making cakes this week!

Part of our DT curriculum is to make cakes for a purpose; our purpose is to raise money to support The Royal British Legion. To succeed in this we are hosting a cake sale on Thursday 13th November, at 2:30pm, in the Parent Partnership Room.

In order for the children to sell as many cakes as possible, they would like to conduct some market research. Therefore we would like to ask you to answer some questions in the surveys below to find out which flavour of cakes you would enjoy and want to buy. If possible, please take 2 minutes to answer the questions so that the children can make the cakes just to your liking!

 Group 1                 Group 4             Group 7                      Group 10                    Group 13
 Group 2                 Group 5             Group 8                      Group 11                    Group 14 
 Group 3                 Group 6             Group 9                     

Thank you and hopefully see lots of you there!

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Year 5 working hard in maths!

Year 5 have been learning how to accurately draw nets to make 3D shapes, we had a great lesson today. Well done Y5H!!

Basics Bank Assembly

We had some visitors in for Assembly to tell us about where our food went which we donated at Harvest time. It was a fun assembly with some amazing magic when they were telling us a special story. The pictures disappeared and then reappeared in their Bible, both with and without colour. How did they do it?

Class reward for Year 4!

Year Four worked really hard and won all their stars! For their class reward they chose to have a class party. Here is a picture of them celebrating! 

Black History Month in Year Four

For Black History Month Year 4 have been researching John Blanke who was a trumpeter in the court of King Henry VIII.  They drew pictures using oil pastels of John Blanke and his trumpet. 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

October Holdiay Club

Here are a few pictures of the children enjoying some of the many activites during the Holiday Club. Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Y3R Titanic Projects

Y3R have been amazing at creating their Titanic projects for their half term homework. I have been blown away with all of the amazing facts, drawings and incredible models that have been brought in. Thank you so much for the amazing work! They will be displayed somewhere special for all of
our visitors to see.  Our written projects will stay in our classroom library, helping us to learn even more!

Cross Country

"Really pleased to be able to cheer on the Shirley Warren cross country runners last Friday.
Well done to all who took part."

Alice Hodges, Governor

Friday, 24 October 2014

Black History Month in Year 5!

For Black History Month year 5 have been researching Rosa Parks. We watched some videos and then used the iPads to research her. From the information we gathered we made posters, created our own dramas and even had a news show on Rosa!

Year 5 scaring the cars away!

Black History Month in Reception

Reception have been looking at a South African folk tale as part of black history month. It is called Abiyoyo and we have watched and listened to the story and also made puppets so we could retell the story. 
We then learnt about Pharrell Williams who is a singer that has won lots of awards. We danced to his song 'Happy' which made us reflect on what makes us happy. Look at the happy faces we made to use in our dance routine! 

Year 2 Making pumpkins for the Halloween party

Year 2 Scaring The Cars Away! Roar!

Spooky Ocarinas year 2

Year 2 measuring

KS1 Halloween Disco

It was the return of the successful and very enjoyable Halloween Disco. The KS1 children did everyone proud by dressing up and dancing 'like monsters'. Thank you to the Friends of Shirley Warren for organising such a fun event.

Scare the Cars Away Day

Today at SWPNS is Scare the Cars Away Day! Lots of children are walking, scooting and riding bikes to school wearing bright monster clothes and scary masks. On arrival they will have a monster breakfast they have designed themselves, including 'monster milk' and 'outrageously 'orrible oranges'! 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Black History month

"Year 6 has been learning about Nelson Mandela's life this month, because it's Black History Month.

The whole school has been doing it.  In Year 6 we have been writing a biography about Nelson Mandela and his life in Africa and we made a comic life showing his life in chronological order."

By a year 6

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Cross Country League

Our Cross Country team competing in the Southampton Schools Cross Country League.

Reception RS sorting leaves

We have been looking at different ways of sorting our autumn leaves. We looked at their colour, size and shape.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Year 1 looking at 2D shapes

Both Year 1 classes have been learning about 2D shapes. Here is some of the work we have been doing. We have been sorting shapes using our sorting hoops and making pictures using 2D shapes as well.

Governors at The Harvest Festival

I enjoyed attending the recent Harvest Assemblies where the Rev Debbie had the children tasting fruit from gardens mentioned in the Bible, I was one of those who enjoyed a slice of green apple- but missed out on the olives! Some great singing from the children – who obviously enjoyed the “Harvest Rock & Roll.” Chris Thomas

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

World Maths Day in Year 6

The Year 6 children were very lucky to have some guests from Winchester University to help them with a project they were undertaking. They were looking at the book 'If The World Was A Village' and decided to make their own version about the Shirley Warren community. They made an e-book using the iPads, and this is a video of the book.......can you spot the dog food we mentioned previously on the blog? Please click here and find 'If Shirley Warren and The World were villages.'

Year 6 took a trip back in time for no pens Wednesday...

Today in Y6L, we opened a mystery WW2 box to uncover the secrets of the past. Inside, we found a variety of artifacts, including: an authentic family, gas mask and a Chamber pot!

No Pens Wednesday in Year 4!

Today is No Pens Wednesday so in maths we decided to investigate different things we could do in one minute. For example: How many skips in one minute?

Recycling pens

We're having no pen day today and also we are putting pens that don't work in a box and we will send them to a charity who recycle them and raise money for Naomi House children's hospice.

Please bring in any pens that don't work from home so we can collect lots and raise lots of money for charity.

We are collecting up to December.

Year 1 on No Pens Wednesday!

In Year 1, we are learning how to use the iPads this morning. We have been writing our own stories on the app 'Book Creator' and these are some of our stories so far...

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

World Maths Day in RG

Today is world maths day and we have been joining in by playing lots of games! We have been matching numerals to the right amount of objects. We are getting very good at knowing our numerals and their values now, look at the example of what a great job we did! 

Year 1 on World Maths Day

In Year 1, we have been looking at subtraction by counting back on the number line and using objects. We played a game today where we chose a number card and then rolled a dice to find the number to take away. Look at our fabulous work.

World Maths Day in Year Four

We have been looking at Tudor Apothecary Shops in our maths lessons and pretending we are buying different potions! We have worked out the cost of different potions and calculated the change to give to our customers.

Black History Month in Year One!

Year One are learning about Barack Obama, creating posters about why he is special during Black History Month.

World Maths Day in Year 3

We are having lots of fun learning about 2D shape in Year 3! Have a go at solving some of these riddles:

World Maths Day in Year 5

Year 5 have been solving some investigations for World Maths Day!

World Maths Day in Year 6

How can dog food be anything to do with World Maths Day? We'll keep you's a work in progress!

Reception RG and RS make conker creatures

We have been creative with our Autumn treasures. We made some hedgehogs and monsters. We counted how many sticks and eyes we used. We are very good at our numbers now.

Autumn Leaves

The Nursery children have been busy finding autumn leaves! During group time they sorted them according to size. The children used lots of mathematical language such as big, little, bigger, smaller and biggest and smallest.  They were also talking about the different shapes and colours they could see.

Well done Nursery!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Success in energy league tables

We have just received the latest results from Southampton schools energy audit and we came 11th out of all the primary, secondary and special schools in saving energy.

We used 53% less electricity than last year, and 12% less gas than last year which is brilliant.  Ema our Eco worm has been checking all classes each week and may now start looking at how we reuse resources.

Green council are very pleased.  Our year 6 council member, said "wow, 53% less is amazing. Well done".
These photos were hoses and taken by eco club.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

RG becoming authors

This week in RG we have launched our writers workshop sessions. We have decorated our books and started writing using the letter sounds that we have been learning. We have then been using sharing time to celebrate our great work and either tell our friends something we liked about their writing or something they could try next time. 

Friday, 10 October 2014

Class reward for Year 5!

Year 5 have been working so hard this term that they have already gained their class reward. Well done year 5!

Year 6 wants to get to know our community better...

In class we have been looking at how our community compares with the whole world. To help us with this we would be extremely grateful if you could help us to get a picture of Shirley Warren by filling out  the following questionnaires (please click on each link individually as there are 5 different questions):

Question 1.

Question 2.

Question 3.

Question 4.

Question 5.

These questionnaires are completely anonymous. Please get as many people as you can to answer the questions. We will be using the results to make graphs that help us to understand the results.

Thank you for your help,

Year 6

Symmetry in Year 2

Children used peg boards and geo-boards to create
symmetrical patterns.

Symmetry in Year 2

In year 2 we have been working on symmetry with 2-d shapes.

BBC 10 Pieces

Year 5 went to the Harbour Lights cinema this morning to watch a screening of the BBC 10 Pieces film. This will launch a project aimed at inspiring children to respond creatively to classical music.

You can watch the film on iPlayer and find our more about the 10 pieces project here:

"It was epic" - Aaron

"The most outstanding music I've ever heard!" - Connor

"A wonderful show - I want to see it again!" - Kelly

Watch this space for how the project continues....

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Harvest Festival

We had a lovely Harvest celebration where children were very generous in donating a large variety of food. Rev Debbie came and spoke to all the children, and we also sang some harvest songs. All the food donated has gone to Basics Bank.