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.

French Assembly

We were very lucky to have one of Miss Lott's very exciting French assemblies today, and we read the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar in FRENCH (or should we say 'La Chenille qui fait des trous.') We learnt many new French words and had great fun joining in. Merci bien Miss Lott.

Year 1 Shop

In Mathematics this week we have leaning coins and buying things. Check out the Year 1 shop - full of healthy foods linked with our Science work of healthy foods and our bodies.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Harvest Festival

A quick reminder to all pupils and parents of Shirley Warren that we are holding our Harvest Festival  tomorrow at 9.15 for YR, Y1, Y2 and 10.00 for Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6 classes in the top hall. We think of the unfortunate ones as well, so don't forget to bring your donation of tinned or dried food. Your donation will go to the Basics Bank. What happens to all the food next? If you would like to find out, more details will follow.

What would we like in our new world?

Today Y3R discussed what would love to keep if we had a new world and what would we like to get rid of. They came up with so many good ideas! The children really wanted to get rid of bullying and cyber bullying in particular, which links to a lot of work we have done with e-safety! We are also so lucky to have some Eco class members who want to get rid of littering and would love people to start recycling all of their rubbish. We are looking forward to seeing our positive leaves on the school tree!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Black History Month

Today we launched Black History Month in the school. We had an assembly to share what we will be doing as a school, and the classes throughout the school be looking at the lives of different significant figures throughout history, and the influences they had. Check back here soon to see whatwork the   children have done on people including Rosa Parks, Michael Jackson, Barack Obama and many more!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Bike ability

This week year sixes and year fives have been doing bikeability.  Bike ability is where primary school children learn how to use bikes on the busy roads and how to use bikes safely.

By Riley