Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Year 2 pupils planting a loganberry bush to celebrate their journey to year 3.

Year 2 Created Aboriginal art inspired by the Aboriginal folk story Tiddalik.

Ukulele Record Breakers

The Ukelele Jam had an amazing time at St Mary's Stadium on Friday. Pupils from Year 5 and Year 6 performed with over 2000 other Ukelele players. They played a few songs including 'Oh When the Saints', 'You are my Sunshine' and the special record breaking song 'Uke 'n' Sing'. We even got to sing with Justin Fletcher from Cbeebies! Are we record breakers? We'll keep you posted!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Sainsbury's Active Kids 2014

Well done everybody for collecting the Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers. As a school we have collected 11,501. A great effort. Thank you!  

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Year 4 Commemorate WW1

As part of the school's WW1 day, Year 4 learnt about the air raids in London during this time. We found out about how it was the first time that airships had been used in war and listened to some oral accounts of people who had lived through the bombings. The children produced some chalk pictures of the zeppelins being shot from the sky.

Friday, 18 July 2014

World War 1 Day in Y3W

In Year 3 we compared town life in 1914 to how we live now. We focused on the shops on the high street, looking at rationing and we even touched on school dinners!
Year 3 enjoyed learning about the rationing and couldn't believe how little people had to eat! We looked at the rationing posters and how they promoted eating less, so there was more food to send to the soldiers! The children then created their own, here are a few posters to share with you all. Enjoy!

Celebration of year 5's commitment to completing narrative group!

A well deserved congratulations to Year 5's narrative group, who completed their narrative course today! They are now experts at explaining 'who', 'what', 'where' and 'when' things happen in stories! Now armed with this knowledge, they are set to write their own exciting stories that include all of the 4 W's and we can't wait to read them!

Year 4 Narrative Group

Congratulations to Year 4's narrative group, who completed their work today! We have been learning to listen to stories very carefully and work out answers to the questions 'who', 'what', 'where' and 'when'? They are now ready to tell their own stories. Well done! 

Year 5 celebrated the World War 1 Centenary in musical fashion!

Year 5 learnt two songs from WW1, 'Its a long way to Tipperary' and 'Pack up your troubles' and made their music video!

Key Stage 2 Music Celebration

Our wonderful children showed just how talented they are today when they performed to our parents and staff! The ukuleles also gave us a preview of their record breaking performance this afternoon- what a lovely end to our school year!

Year 1 commemorate World War 1

In year 1, as it is the 100 anniversary of the Start of World War 1, we learnt about the jobs that people did who stayed on the 'Home Front.' We then drew pictures on some of those jobs and wrote about why they were important. Here are a selection of them:

Dance Performance

We were very lucky to have a selection of classes perform some of the dance that they had been learning this term with Ronnie. It was amazing to see how many talented dancers we have in our school, and how the dance linked i nwith what they children have been learning about. Year 1F performed a dance about Where The Wild Things Are, Year 2M about Daniel in the lions' den, and Year 5 were doing dance taught by the Dance Apprentices (children within the class).

Year 1 go to Manor Farm

Year 1 had the most fantastic time visiting Manor Farm. We went there as we are learning about Home In The Past, and focusing on how people used to wash their clothes. We saw and held lots of different animals, and we were even taught by a Victorian teacher (who was much meaner than Mr Fairbank and Mrs Biss!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Year 2 celebrated the World War 1 Centenary by making crepe paper poppies.

Year 6 Leavers' Assembly!

                                   We are so proud of all of our Year 6 children who said goodbye to us in style during their leavers assembly- there wasn't a dry eye in the house!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Year Four's Forest Adventure.

Year Four have been lucky enough to visit Bolderwood in the New Forest as part of their topic work on rainforests. It was a lovely sunny day and we did lots of activities to get to know the forest and the animals that lived there.

In the morning we looked for trees that matched the shape of the lines on our palms. We also collected small pieces of different plants to create our own collages of the colours that are found in the New Forest. We learnt how to put on special 'hoods of silence' that helped us to be very quiet in order to watch the insects that live on the forest floor.

After our packed lunch, the children had time to play in the forest and then we were lucky enough to see some deer from the viewing platform! We used mirrors, placed under our nose, to go on a tree top walk in the very tall trees. After that we looked at the different ways animals had adapted to live in the forest. Then we got a chance to create our own animals with special adaptations using pinecones and plasticine.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

RNLI Visit Shirley Warren

In year 2 we were very lucky to have a visit from the RNLI. We had 90 seconds to get into the rescue suit...we did it with a little help from our friends.

Year 2 Summer Fate posters, Roll Up! Roll Up!

Year 2, Releasing Butterflies

In year 2 we watched the caterpillars on their amazing transformation into butterflies. We were very excited to set the butterflies free and watch them in the school grounds.

Making our own ice cream!

Year 2 have been busy making and enjoying ice cream.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Making homes for bugs!

This term Year Four have been studying habitats. In order to learn more about where different insects live, some of the children have helped to set up worm and ant 'worlds'. The ants needed a sandy home and the worms needed layers of soil and sand. We collected the bugs very carefully and put them in their new homes.

The rest of the class have been preparing snail or woodlouse 'snack bars' out of shoeboxes. We are getting ready to find them their first customers!

Friendship Shop Sales update!

Wow! Thank you so much for the support- what a friendly school community! We had lots of fun and made lots of sales! It will take all week to count the profits- looks like we have our maths lesson planned for Monday!

Visit Y5L's Friendship shop today!

Are you looking for a way to show your friends that you really care? Then look no further than Y5L's friendship shop! We stock items that are guaranteed to let the people you care for know that they are always in your thoughts! So be a good friend and visit our stall today!

Monday, 7 July 2014

Punch & JUdy

We have had lots of seaside fun today with a traditional Punch and Judy show! Mr Punch was a cheeky chap! We helped Punch look after the baby while Judy went to buy sausages!

Friday, 4 July 2014

KS1 Sports Day 2014

We had a lovely day down at Stoke Road for Sports Day. There was 5 different activities that all the children did (Distance Throw, Space Hopper race, Obstacle Race, Accuracy Throw and 50m dash), followed by a relay race. Of course, there was also the Parents' race, which was great fun to watch. A special thank you must go to Mr Alford, Mr Moreton and Mrs Bowers for organising such a great day!