Thursday, 31 January 2019

Y4 Musical Storytelling

To celebrate National Storytelling Week, Year 4 told the story of Baba Yaga using rhythm and song.

The story was a bit creepy and scary but we really liked it!


Friday, 25 January 2019

Y3 Orchestra Trip

Year 3 had a wonderful time travelling to Portsmouth to listen to a concert by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

We listened to the music and joined in with our song and percussion piece. For lots of the children it was their first time hearing a live orchestra and they really enjoyed it.



Thursday, 24 January 2019

Pre-nursery Car wash!


This week Pre-nursery have been working together to fix cars in the garage, fill up with petrol and wash the cars in the car wash!

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Year 5 Yoga

Check out Year 5's yoga brain break - it was Pokémon themed! We had to use our bodies to make strong shapes, control our breathing and help catch those pesky Pokémon. We had so much fun!
You can try this at home - just look on YouTube for Cosmic Kids Pokémon yoga.


Friday, 18 January 2019

Y6 Flutes

The Year 6 Flutes have made a New Year's resolution to practice their flutes at home. This week they have been practising 'Dark Horse' and have made excellent progress.

See what you think?




Choir

Key Stage 2 Choir started today with a very full music room full of children!
There was lots of smiles and already we are making a great sound.

We are working towards singup day in March when we will be performing this song:


Thursday, 17 January 2019

PSCO Louis comes to visit

Today we had a special visitor in Green Council, PSCO Louis De’Ath.

The children asked him some questions. Here are some of the answers - I wonder if you can guess what they asked him!

He said he started in 2016 after running a hotel. He works out of Redbridge Fire Station. He helps the community and then tries to fix things. If you have a problem or a worry you can talk to him.

He looks after vulnerable people especially if old people are lost. He also get calls about lost pets.  The last thing he did to help someone was knock on someone’s door because he was going to talk to their neighbour, and they actually did need help with their boiler which he was able to do.

He had some leaflets about road safety which was brilliant because as a Green Council, that is one thing we want to focus on next.

If you see PCSO Louis out and about in the community, don't forget to give him a smile and say hello.



Learning about hip-hop grooves : year 1

Look at this clever little man writing out the word ‘beat’ all by himself !

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Brilliant bones!

Here in reception the children have shown a big interest in their bodies. We have been talking about our veins, hearts and skeletons. We have provided lots of activities to help the children support their fascination and look at what great work they are doing!

Friday, 11 January 2019

Autumn Term Music Awards

Each term the teachers from Southampton Music Services choose pupils to recieve our school music awards.

This year we are really focusing on taking instruments home to practice in-between lessons. This is vital to help make good progress.

The children chosen for the Autumn Term are:

For children who have practised regularly at home and made excellent progress.

Daniel Craciun
Dominique Cuanico
Yna Romelo
Liliana Moniz
Darla Ragpala  
Jesseree Barrion

Henry Garner

Well done, guys, keep up the good work.


Thursday, 10 January 2019

Year 2 Gruffalo Dance & Music Project

We had a fun time creating a musical score for the Gruffalo woodland creatures then using 'verbs' to explore how these creatures moved 'over, under and around' objects.


Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Is it a solid? Is it a liquid?! NO! It's a non-Newtonian fluid!!!!!

Year 5 have been busy exploring solids, liquids and gases. Today we came across a substance which can be both a solid AND a liquid! These are called non-Newtonian fluids and it's all to do with the particles.

When the fluid is free to move by itself, the particles have time to move freely past each other. But when the fluid is impacted quickly, the particles don't have time to move and they get locked, meaning it behaves like a solid!

We were wowed by this and really enjoyed getting messy experimenting with it!

Miss Dickinson had a question. As solids are more protective than liquids, would a non-Newtonian liquid protect an egg when dropped from a height?!

Of course, we had to test this...

Miss Dickinson bravely scaled the climbing frame (no mean feat when you're older than 10!). After enclosing our egg in the non-Newtonian fluid in a zip-lock bag, she dropped it from the very top.

What do you think happened?

Spoiler: it was completely still in-tact!

Maybe we should all carry our eggs home from the supermarket in non-Newtonian fluid from now on...