Monday, 18 February 2019

RB get a visit from the Teddy Bear Hospital

Last week, RB were visited by some very special doctors. They showed us how to use a variety of medical equipment which we got to use on our bears.  We also talked about what we had to do to keep ourselves and our teddies healthy. We spoke about why we go to the doctors and came up with different things that could have happened to our teddies. After the session we got a prescription for our poorly teddy bears to take home. Following a lovely visit from the Teddy Bear Hospital, RB are now ready to become teddy bear doctors!

Friday, 15 February 2019

Fireworks in Year 4

In Year 4, we have been reading the novel The Firework Maker's Daughter.

As it was the last day of term, we had special permission to show the children some indoor fireworks - outside.  It was very sunny as you can see in the picture, but we thought Snakes Alive was the best one. There was also Disco Inferno, Sizzling Strobes, Flash Harry and Blazing Bengals.  None of them made a noise - they all made light or sparks.  There was a lot of smoke with some of them, so it was good we were outside.

Have you ever seen Indoor Fireworks?
Did you like them?

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Valentines Day 💓 Shirley Warren has a huge heart!

Last week, two parents from our Shirley Warren family who had experience of Ocean Ward and PICU with their children suggested that we ask children to dress in red (or non uniform) on Valentines Day to support these two charities at Southampton General Hospital.

Today saw a lovely selection of red clothes - lots of Saints kits as well!

We are pleased to announce that the total collection amount was £351.82

Well done Team Shirley Warren


NSPCC- Speak Out, Stay Safe

Today in Green Council we welcomed an outside speaker.
Sharon Kay works for the NSPCC and she came to talk to us about how we can speak out and stay safe.

One Year 6 rep kindly wrote minutes for us, which our Year 5 rep helped to write up.
He says:
* Buddy the speech bubble is their mascot
* the charity was founded 134 years ago
* Children would work at 5 because they would be able to work in mines and go under machines, mainly because they were small.  Some children got hurt and they wouldn't be able to do things they wanted if they got hurt.
* They go to every school and they choose a fundraising event
* Green Council want us all in Shirley Warren to do a danceathon
* Some schools do a conga line around the school but we decided we will try cultural dancing

Sharon is going to give us everything we need to do this and hopefully we will be able to raise a large amount of money for the NSPCC.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

What is the internet?..

On 'Internet Safety day' 1L practised and recalled the meanings of: ‘Lock it, Block it, Show it, Tell it' when using a computer or tablet.

They discussed issues that can arise when playing games on their computers, tablets and at school. They agreed: they should not talk to strangers online, they do not buy things online without asking an adult first and they do not tell others their passwords.

Also they talked about and drew their answers to the question:
What does the internet look like?

Monday, 11 February 2019

Pre-nursery are having a ROARSOME time!

 A monster has been trying to get into Pre-nursery, don't worry we found out that he just wanted to be friends. We could pretend to be a monster as well. The children have been listening to stories about monsters, going on a monster shape hunt and using scissors to cut the monsters hair!

Friday, 8 February 2019

Safer Internet Day in 4C

Tuesday 5th February was Safer Internet Day. 

In 4C we had a class discussion about how we need to give and receive permission for many things online, at home and at school.

We also tried an exercise where we had to draw first an apple, then a dog, then the internet. We found out that the apples looked very similar. The dogs all had 4 legs and a tail, but didn't all look as similar as the apples. These are both real objects. Then we tried to draw the internet. A lot of people had a screen and the word Google, but every one was different. Mrs Williams took a photo of our drawings of each but the iPad would not let her upload them to this blog post!

 After that, we looked at different scenarios such as being asked to play a game with a 12+ rating and we discussed what we would do. 

We read through the Shirley Warren E-Safety Charter and agreed we would follow it.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Y6 Artwork

Year 6 have been studying The Beatles in music. Today we listened to 'Lucy in the sky with Diamonds' and looked at the lyrics.

 We were inspired to create our own artwork, using ideas from John Lennon's psychedelic imagery.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Year 4 E-safety Day 2019

Year 4's E-safety Day Activities

In Year 4 we have been busy considering what constitutes E-safety. We had a fantastic discussion about the online, interactive world and began to consider how accessible our information is. 

We watched a short clip to identify the risks associated with the online world and then began to talk about our own experiences of gaming, social networking and cyberbullying. 

After discussing our experiences, we then asked ourselves how we would now react to situations and what is the best way to keep ourselves safe online. The children were very knowledgeable when it came to discussing the solutions to potential problems. The most important thing we have to remember is, 'Lock it, Block it, Show it, Tell it!'

We then began to look at a range of scenarios and considered what we would do in those situations. The children were brilliant at thinking of sensible and appropriate solutions to the problem. We very much enjoyed this activity because we couldn't believe the problems that the online world can potentially cause. 

E-safety day has enabled us to think about our use of the online world and how to keep ourselves and others safe at all times.

Playground Buddy training has begun!

Today, children from Key Stage 2 who applied to be a Playground Buddy started their training.
We have over 20 children who want to help other people, which is really fantastic.

The children started by learning how to greet each other politely and practiced with people they didn't know from other classes.  Then it was time to learn our special song:

We're the playground buddies
And we're here to help you play (yay)
With Shirley Warren caps on
To help you all the way (yay)

Our games are old and new (true)
We can help you (true)

We're the Shirley Warren buddies
here to help today (YAY!)

We are going to sing it to the school in our final presentation assembly.

Finally, the playground buddies also learnt a new game called "Riverbank"
then went out to introduce it to KS2.

They were so excited about it. I'm sure it will be just as exciting for Key Stage 1 next week.

Mrs Williams

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Safer Internet Day 2019 - 1S

As part of our celebration of Safer Internet Day we decided to try and draw "The Internet." It soon became clear that "The Internet" meant different things to different people. Some of us thought we could use it to watch TV. Others thought we could use it to play games with our friends. A few suggested we could use it to send photographs or emails to people. We all knew it was something that we could use to communicate with each other. We also reminded ourselves of the rules about asking adults for permission and help when going on-line.  We just couldn't work out exactly what it was, so we decided to have a go at building our own.

First of all we made our own device such as a tablet, a phone, a games console, even washing machines and light bulbs. It's amazing what you can turn a paper cup into !

We spoke into our devices but soon realised there was no reply. We were all on our own and couldn't communicate with one another. A few of us decided to join all the devices on our own table together with string ( network cables)  and then we found we could talk to all the other devices on our table.

That was fine until we thought there might be interesting conversations going on at other tables. So, to find out what was going on around the whole room we connected all the devices on all the tables together with our string so that we could all communicate together.

Before long we had built our very own internet and had discovered that the internet is basically a lot of devices joined together by cables so that they can all speak to one another.

This also makes a lot of noise !!!

Next we're off to investigate the "magic" of Wi-Fi !

Friday, 1 February 2019

Y3 Music and Storytelling

Year 3 celebrated National Storytelling week in music. We listened to music that told a story and then we created music to help tell the story of the Sun and the Wind.

You can listen to our story here: