Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Shirley Warren Choir refuel once more!

We’ve just had tea and ready to go back to arena! 

Greetings from the O2!

We've got our banner ready!

Shirley Warren Choir Live in the O2!

We've got our seats! Look how enormous the stadium is!

Packed lunches at the O2- yum!

Here we all are refueling before the big show tonight! We are all so excited!

Friday, 26 January 2018

Instrument Awards

Well done to all those children in Year 5 and 6 who recieved an instrumental award for the Autumn  Term.

These children have shown improvement in their playing and have practised hard at home in between lessons.

Well done!

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Year 3 visit SeaCity Museum

On Tuesday, Year 3 went on a trip to SeaCity Museum in Southampton to learn more about the Titanic. While we were there, we completed a workshop about the Titanic and got to explore the exhibitions about the Titanic. We learnt lots of interesting facts about the Titanic and we started to realise the importance that the Titanic had to Southampton. Here are some photos from our trip!

Friday, 19 January 2018

Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man!

1L's Traditional Tale came to life!

As parents may know we have been learning all about the Gingerbread Man and his story.

Today as part of our cross curricular lessons of DT and English we made Gingerbread Men.

We followed instructions in order and had so much fun rolling, pressing and cutting.

Next week we will write instructions on how to make these.
So watch out for this recipe in our book bags parents!

You can make this lovely treats at home too :)

Brass Music

In our assemblies we have been listening to different examples of brass music.

The Y6 trumpet group played for the KS1 singing assembly this morning.

We were all very impressed by their skills.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Nurture Quality Mark Award

It was a proud day here at Shirley Warren Primary as Councellor Paffey presented the Nurture team with the 'Marjory Boxall Quality Award' in recognition of meeting the quality standards mark for our Nurture Provision.  This is a great achievement for Mrs Bedwell, Miss Allen and SENCo Mrs Dinnage who have worked hard to gain this award.  We would like to thank representatives from the Nurture Network who accompanied Councellor Paffey.

A visitor arrives in Year 1. What is his story?...

Today we had a visitor in year 1!!..

What was his name? Fred, Zac, Jack, Tiger?

Where has he been? The forest, an aeroplane, on holiday, looking for the end of the rainbow?

What has happened? He has lost his camera, he has lost is family, he is going on holiday?

These were just a few of the ideas from Year 1, about the bear, using the clues they found and their imagination :) It sounds like he had a great adventure!

They were all so enthusiastic about the bear and what he had been up to, that we just had to write a super story all about him.

Well done Year 1, I cant wait to read all your stories!

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

What happens in a Green Council meeting?

In our school we have a "Green Council" which is made up from one representative from each class.

We decide the agenda and ask classes to discuss some of the issues we raise.

At our last meeting yesterday, we had asked classes to design some markings for the playground which we hope to be able to use in the future for our playgrounds.

Each class brought to the table their winning design and the children in Green Council had three votes each to decide which they liked.

Here are Green Council voting for the designs.

Here are some of the winners.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Year 4 Chinese Cooking Creations!

Today in Year 4 we enjoyed cooking our Spring Rolls! 

Having tasted the different ingredients earlier in the week to see which ones we liked, we have then been planning which foods we wanted to include in our spring rolls.

First of all we had to prepare all of the different vegetables. Some of us chopped, while others grated.

Then we fried our vegetables and rolled them in filo pastry before baking them.
Here's what some of them came out like! 

Finding 'whole' and 'parts' of objects.

1L had a fun time exploring whole objects this week.

As you can see we drew on the tables!! Hehe
 But it was all because we were circling the whole set of marbles. Then some marbles went missing!!!!!

So we counted how many more marbles were needed to make the marble set whole again, and wrote the number sentence.

This exploration helps us with our number bonds to 10, which we will be investigating next week :)

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

A taste of China...'sparkling' into the New Year!

Our topic in Year 4 this term is China! 

Today we tried tasting some different ingredients that you might find in Chinese meals. Some of the foods we liked, but others we weren't so sure on...

To support our topic, in English we will be reading The Firework Maker's Daughter, by Phillip Pullman. So we also had a go at designing some firework pictures. First of all, we used wax crayons to colour our pages in many different colours, before painting over them with black paint. 


After the paint had tried, we used cocktail sticks to scratch off some of the black paint and reveal the colours underneath to create our firework pictures. 
Here are some of our designs. 

Understanding British Values

Last week, 6D learnt about the four core British values: democracy, mutual respect and tolerance of others, individual liberty and the rule of law. We discovered that although you have to be over 18 to vote in a government election, we all live through these values at school - we vote for Good Egg and Green Council!

We travelled back in time to the 2017 General Election and pretended we were eligible voters. Carefully reading the manifestoes (what each party says it will do if it wins the election), we anonymously voted... and it was a tie! (We wondered what happens if it's a tie in real life!)

We then created some posters to demonstrate our British Values. 

The Garbage King

In Class 6C, we have started our new class novel, The Garbage King.  
We are investigating the different characters and how they feel.

Here is a group exploring the Zone of Relevance for Dani's character.  

The most important characteristics are in the middle and the least important ones are round the side. We had a lot of interesting discussion deciding what we thought he was like and justifying our decisions from the text.

Bike It Jenny visits Green Council

At the end of last term, Green Council had a treat. Jenny Babey from BikeIt came to see us and brought festive travel activities.
She talked about Active Travel - how to be active on the way to school.
She held a competition to name the bear.
Jenny wanted to know what activities the children would like at school. We said anything that helps us to travel safely and live a healthy lifestyle. Lots of children asked brilliant questions about cycling and road safety.

Zoe won a bell and all children had goodies to take home to remind them to travel safely.

Thank you Jenny and we look forward to working with you in the New Year.

Friday, 5 January 2018

British Values and Rights Respecting

Over the last few days in 1L we have discussed everyone's right to learn and how we can uphold British values in school:

  • We learnt the definition of Democracy - whilst reading 'Farmer Duck' we found that the farmer was unfair to the Duck as he made him do all the work. So his friends hatched a plan to change this situation and make it fair! What good friends he has to look out for him!
  • We know we all have a right to learn (liberty) -  so we recapped on the right and wrong choices we can make at school.
  • Also how to respect others who are different than us -  we worked in pairs and drew each others faces, then we labelled the similarities and differences between us. 1L understands that even if we are different to our friends, it is okay because we are all unique.
Upholding these values ensures we can be the very best version  of ourselves, whilst respecting others.


Thursday, 4 January 2018

Rights Respecting and Global Learning in Reception

Today in Reception we thought about how we can make the World a better place. 
Children thought really hard about what we could do to make our environment a happier place for everyone; these are the ideas they came up with...
  • Put rubbish in the bin and recycle
  • Save water and remember to turn off taps
  • Be kind to each other
  • Keep rooms clean and tidy
  • Always try our best
  • Look after toys, equipment etc.
  • Be nice and share with others
  • Help each other
Didn't they do well!!? We are all going to remember to do these things in Reception from now on.