Saturday, 30 June 2018

Football team victory!

Yesterday, the football team competed in the Testlands Tournament against 10 other schools. It was a very hot day; luckily umbrellas at bottoms of bags came in handy for shade!

We had an unlucky start, losing to Moorlands (who went on to win the entire tournament) and Springhill B. This put us into the B league.
However after lunch the games flipped our way as we went on to beat Bassett Green 2-0, Springhill B 3-0, Banister B 6-0 and Banister A 1-0! 
There were some superb passes and interceptions - Miss Dickinson was very proud to be on the sidelines cheering them on!
The tournament ended with us winning our league. Congratulations boys - you have worked so hard this year and after that great performance yesterday, you deserved to win!

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Sports Leaders

Over the year, the Shirley Warren Sports Leaders have been training to plan and deliver sports to children across the school. They have been out at lunchtimes running fun activities with Key Stage 1 and yesterday they assisted our coaches with a Year 1 lesson!

Mr Stanley and Mr Ship have been blown away by their patience, dedication and leadership skills and said that they were absolutely amazing in yesterday's lesson. Well done Sports Leaders!

If you are in Year 4 or 5 and think you might make a good Sports Leader, make sure you let Mr Ship or Miss Dickinson know as we'll be looking for new Leaders next year!

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Aldermoor Green Council Farmers!

Today Green Council visited Aldermoor Community Farm to see how Richard and the team Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, and also to reward our Green Council reps for working hard all year on Pupil Voice issues.

First, we had to identify the root vegetables from the leaves above. There were carrots, radishes and beetroot. Would you know what they look like or what their leaves look like?

Next Richard asked us to pick the radishes. We learnt that he will sell them in his shop on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9am-5pm and they now take card payments.

When the radishes were picked there was space to plant new seeds - radishes, beetroot or carrots.

After this the hungry chickens needed feeding. If you want to go and feed the chickens at the farm, it is only 20p when the farm is open.

Our last task was plaiting garlic. This was quite tricky but a clever Year 6 who already had plaits demonstrated this skill.

We found out that one of our Year 4's is a regular volunteer on the farm.

Last but not least, somebody made friends with a caterpillar. can you see it on her arm?

Thanks to Farmer Richard for letting us help him.
If you want to know more about Aldermoor Farm, look up There may be an Open Day coming up soon.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Cord Electra Concert

KS2 enjoyed a fabulous concert from Cord Electra today. We heard a lot of different music and joined in with the singing!

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Young Voices DVD night

We had a wonderful evening yesterday, remembering the choir trip to the O2 Arena. We watched the DVD of the night and sang along. We managed to spot ourselves twice - not bad considering it was a choir of over 7000 children!

What amazing memories!

Monday, 11 June 2018

Clean Air at Shirley Warren

Today, Jean MacGrory from My Journey at Hampshire County Council came to talk to us about Clean Air at Shirley Warren.

We learnt that pollution is bad for the environment, for example by factories and burning fossil fuels.  Southampton is in the top 5 worst cities in the UK for pollution.
Cars are one of the worst way in which our city is polluted.
We found out that we can do things like walk or cycle to school and have plants around the house.
We need to share with our families that we need to be thinking about using our cars less if possible.
Jean told us all about Clean Air Day on 21st of June. It's a Thursday but you could go after school and there are things for children to do until 7pm.

She also left leaflets with clean air advice, including a new app to help asthma and people with breathing problems find out what their air quality is like.

If you have any thoughts or ideas about Clean Air and how we can help, you can ask Mrs Williams, the Green Council leader.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Busy times in Year 6!

Year 6 have been kept very busy this week! Not only have we been learning about derived facts in Maths and writing short stories based on 'Alma' in English, but we have also managed to pack in two new topics in Geography and Science!

In Science, we have been recapping what we learnt in Year 4 about electricity and building on this to experiment with making and debugging circuits. We came up with our own research questions and investigated these. We were surprised by our findings!

In Geography, we have been learning about mountain formation using what we learnt about tectonic plates last half term. Did you know that there are five key types of mountains? In the first picture, Miss Dixon is pushing her hands together on the towel, maintaining pressure; this creates folds in the towel, just like what happens with the Earth's crust!
In the second, the balloon represented swollen magma underneath the crust which creates a dome mountain.

We're looking forward to learning more about mountains next week... that is, when we're not busy at Woodmill! Hope the packing is going well, Year 6!

Thursday, 7 June 2018

1L are in Superhero headquarters...

Year 1's new topic this half term is Superheroes and they have a special challenge...

Today they used their role play skills to show others what powers their superhero would have.
They had lots of fun and then drew and coloured their very own superhero.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018


The children were joined by Gary and James from Pageant Productions for a day of filming around the school. The whole school got involved, performing our version of 'Love My Life' by Robbie Williams.
The children showed amazing enthusiasm and confidence. I am sure the end result will be brilliant! We'll let you know when it's ready!