Monday, 26 November 2018

Junior Road Safety Officer Training

We are excited that we now have two KS2 pupils trained as Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs). They had a fantastic afternoon learning about road safety and even designed their own t-shirts (see below!). Some top tips they want to share are: * Be bright, be seen! * Always pay attention near roads. * Stop, look and listen and look both ways when crossing roads. * Air pollution is a problem in Southampton. Did you know? A child gets more bad fumes when they are sat inside a car than when they are walking to school with their adults.
The JRSOs are keen to share more of their knowledge and have some goodies to give out so keep an eye out for them at school!

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Year 1 Dance Update

Look at Miss Roni’s shocked face at how a Year One child has written the word ‘UNISON’ all by herself ! 

Year 2 Dance Update : The Gruffalo story


We’ve been creating Guffalo woodland creatures with our bodies and also thought about how the Gruffalo  Mouse would stroll through the woods, moving over, under and around things.

Year 4 Dance Update




How did Tudor Children Play?

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

A Victorian Christmas

Today, Year 5 were transported back to the Victorian days when we visited Beaulieu Palace House.
Thank you to everyone at home with the help with our costumes - we looked brilliant!

When we arrived, we took a trip on the Veteran Bus to the Palace House. We particularly enjoyed this because it had an open top upper deck and Miss Dickinson got to practise her selfie skills...

Obviously, after all that tomfoolery, it was time to get back to business as we became Victorian children seeking employment at the Palace House. We learnt all the skills we would need to be useful maids and footmen - this would've been important in the Victorian times because after the age of 10, children were sent out to work. (Luckily, chimney sweeping by children was banned during the Victorian age!)



After our grand tour, during which we took in so much fascinating information, it was time for lunch. Back to the Victorian classroom for us! (A particular shout out to parents here as some children had truly brought a Victorian lunch!)



After lunch, we went back to the drawing room at the Palace House to enjoy some traditional Victorian Christmas entertainment. Unfortunately, this did involved some terrible dancing by the adults - but we enjoyed laughing!

All the children were impeccably behaved - what a great day we had!

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Friendship in Reception

This week we have had some lovely coloured string added to our making tables. We are following the children’s interests in making friendship bracelets. Yesterday the children asked for adults to plait them for them but today they are trying themselves! It is a great activity for developing our fine motor skills and perseverance as it is a tricky job but they’re doing fantastic! This also fits in well with anit-bullying week so we have been using this as an opportunity to talk about what a good friend looks likein Reception.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

The Great Shirley Warren Switch Off

Have you seen the poster outside the school about the Shirley Warren Switch off?

Zaki from the Environment Centre kindly came in and told us about it.

It is happening tomorrow, Friday, from 4-6pm at the Action Centre (church), 117 Warren Crescent,  just near the school.
There will be prizes including torches and a multi cooker.
The event is free to attend so anyone can come along.
There will be inflatables and a slow-cooked meal which is also free.
There will be energy companies there giving advice too, and a parent session from 2-4pm.

At 5.30pm all the prizes will be given and there will be a big switch off with glow sticks.
Nearly 100 people went last year, so please come along and make this year's session even better.

At Shirley Warren Primary and Nursery School we do care about the environment and we hope you will join in too.

For more information please click here:
http://www.shirleywarren.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/SWWT-BigSwitchOff-Info-pack.pdf

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

KS1 Dance technique : exploring travelling pathways & shapes

Our Key Stage 1 have been developing their travelling pathway skills  with levels that finish with clear, solid shapes that include balance and levels. Our Year 1s have explored this with their ‘all about me’ curriculum link, and our Year 2s will add emotion to pathway and explore verbs for their ‘Gruffalo story’ curriculum link.

Friday, 2 November 2018

Phonics Heroes

In Reception we are loving our phonics lessons! The children are doing great at learning the sounds and beginning to write and read them in simple words. They are excited to start phonics in the morning and are happily doing these activities in their independent time too. Superstars!

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Playground Markings have been completed!

Did you notice anything different about the look of the bottom playground when you came back from our half term holiday?

We finally saw the playground markings refreshed after we fundraised for Mr Kelly's 50th birthday and we were given a donation by Capita. As you can see, the snakes and ladders game goes all the way up to 100 again.

We hope there will be lots of happy playtimes at Shirley Warren, even though the wintery weather is coming.