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