Friday, 22 May 2015

Year 3 Roman shields and Roman bread

This week in Year 3 we have had a lot of fun making and baking with our topic of The Romans. Both classes were lucky enough to learn the skill of paper mache and create their very own Roman shield. As you can see in some of the pictures, the children even tried to recreate the famous Roman Tortoise formation that they used in battle. Some of these shields will be on display very soon! We also used our DT skills to make Roman bread, we looked at different recipes and chose one. We then used the method they had also used to create our own! All of the children really enjoyed getting their hands dirty! They all tried a piece of it and I had lots of children coming back for more!

RG's alien party

This afternoon we have had a brilliant time at our alien party! We topped off our term of learning about space this week with a letter we received from some aliens. We have written reply letters to them and sent them in our galactic post box and have also been playing their favourite game by doubling numbers of stars. We made some alien headbands and have had a great time dancing and playing games as a reward for all our brilliant learning. Look at us pose with our best alien faces! 

Year 5 Charcoal Drawing

Year 5 have been experimenting with charcoal. These are their final still-life pictures.

Year R Space Music

Reception children have been travelling in space this half term. In Music they created a space picture and selected sounds to go with it. They followed the composer to play their music.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Every Child a Talker

Hello! It's ECaT time again and our 'Talking Tip of the Month' is Environmental Sounds.  This helps to develop children's listening skills and awareness of sounds in the environment. 

You could help your child at home by playing this game...
Collect objects that make a sound such as a phone, car or bell. Play the 'I hear with my little ear...' game and ask your child/children to identify the object. For example... "I hear with my little ear something that makes a ring ring sound." Then leave the objects out for your child to explore independently.

Have fun!!

ECaT's Book of the Month: The Ding-Dong Bag by Polly Peters

Friday, 15 May 2015

Outdoor Learning in Year 5!

Today Year 5 took to the outdoors to explore shape and measure in maths today. They had lots of fun and can't wait to be doing more learning outside the classroom! Try it yourself by looking outside of your window...what shapes can you see?

Create Development National Awards

Shirley Warren Primary and Nursery Scool's real PE evidence film was played to open the Create Developememt National Awards on Wednesday evening. A very proud moment. 

Year 3 Tennis at David Lloyd

Our year 3 children developing their tennis skills. 

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Chick Update

We now have 4 happy and healthy chicks down in Reception. They have been moved into their new pen and are getting used to their surroundings. The children have named them Rosie, Miles, Susie and Alfie. They are very friendly and the children have done a brilliant job of holding them gently today. They are inspiring some lovely writing and we look forward to watching them grow over the next few days! 

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Hatching chicks

Overnight we have had our first chick hatch! He is still a bit sleepy after trying so hard to hatch from his egg. We can see another beak trying to push through an egg and hope that soon we will have lots of chicks to look after! 

Monday, 11 May 2015

Reception at Winchester Science Centre

We had such a fun day on Friday for our school trip! We went to Winchester Science Centre to learn some more about space. We went to the planetarium and learnt about each planet and played with lots of fun activities that made us think like scientists. Check out the pictures from our day.

Year 2 Learning about capacity

Year 2 have been estimating, measuring and comparing capacity. We have been using water, rice and pasta and generally making a mess!!

Year 3 Roman Visitor

Year 3 were lucky enough to have a special visit from a Roman Lady, Flavia. They learnt about life in the Roman times and the clothes they wore. The children also got the opportunity to look at Roman artifacts and sketch these in their topic books. Finally, they were lucky enough to try on togas and play a few Roman games. We really enjoyed ourselves!

Friday, 8 May 2015

Year 5 Music and Ipads

Year 5 are exploring how to use the ipads to compose, create and playback music. This week we have looked at an app called 'Vidrhythm' and seen how it can change sounds to create a piece of rhythmic music.


A group of children from Key Stage 2 had a fantastic trip this week. They went to the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton to watch a performance of Oklahoma! The children had a workshop in the morning and learnt to sing two of the songs from the show 'The farmer and the cowman' and 'Oklahoma!'. They then had a tour of the theatre and got to see backstage, on stage and sat right up in the balcony. The show itself was fantastic with lots of great songs and dances.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Planting, Growing and Measuring!

2M found and planted conkers during the Autumn term. Now the Horse-chestnut trees are finally beginning to grow, we can measure the progress! 

Nominated for a Create Development National Award 2015

We are pleased to announce that Matt Alford has been nominated for a Create Development National Award. The awards ceremony recognises and celebrates teachers, schools and institutions that do
exceptional work and make a real impact on the lives of children. 
The category Matt Alford has made the shortlist for is National Teacher of the Year.

The winner will be announced at the awards presentation on Wednesday, 13th May 2015.

Create Development provides Solutions to Accelerate Learning, developing the whole child and works with thousands of teachers and schools across the world. For more information view

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Year 1 Planting Potatoes

In the Summer Term, we are learning about plants. As part of this, we have planted some potatoes, which we are hoping will be transferred to the raised beds in the playgrounds when they are ready. We cant wait see our crop!

Cake Sale

The 'Friends Of Shirley Warren' were raising money by having another brilliant cake sale. Here are some of the entries, including the winners. Make me feel hungry just looking ta some these delicious creations.

Year 1 at Manor Farm

We had the most fantastic time at Manor Farm in Year 1. It was linked to our History Topic - Homes in the Past. We did a range of activities including milking cows, feeding pigs, having a tour of a Victorian farmhouse, visiting a Victorian classroom and meeting some young animals too. We had a great day.

Getting Ready for SATS: a guide by Year 6

Here is a list of things to help you get ready for SATs.

* Make sure you have done your homework.
* Get your clothes ready for tomorrow.
* Go to bed early.
* Set the alarm clock to wake you up early.
* Eat breakfast.
* Get your bag if you need it.
* If there's time, you can finish off your homework.
* Walk to school or drive in the car so you get there on time.
* Listen to the teacher's instructions.
* Make sure your pencil is sharp so it won't break while you're writing.
* When the test starts, don't be worried.  You can ask for help.
* Concentrate on what you are doing. Read it slowly and carefully.
* If you have finished your SATs and you still have time, go back and answer the missing questions.

Get your pencils ready!
Be brave!
And keep an eye on what you're doing!

By a Year 6 English Enthusiast

Friday, 1 May 2015

Non-school Uniform Day

Thank you to all the parents and carers of Year 5, we managed to raise a huge £33.68! This will be given to the UNICEF Emergency Appeal for Nepal.

Non-school Uniform Day

We raised a fantastic £422 by wearing our own clothes and giving to the UNICEF Emergency Appeal for Nepal. Thank you for your generosity.