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Key Stage One Sport Afternoons!

We had lots of fun taking part in different throwing, jumping, balancing and running activities during our Sport's Afternoon sessions!

Year 5 Trip to the Mary Rose Museum

Year 5 had a wonderful  trip to the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth to enhance our learning as part of our Tudors topic. Viewing  the ship and the artefacts that were found with it was absolutely breath-taking.  We especially loved experiencing the raising of the Mary Rose in a special 4D cinema presentation. We plotted the course of the French and English fleets at The Battle of the Solent and rehearsing a cannon drill in teams. 

Year One trip to Portchester Castle

 

We had a wonderful, sunny day visiting Portchester Castle to review our Spring History learning about 'Castles' and life inside a castle.  We climbed to the top of the castle to view how soldiers would spot enemies miles away; we acted out being Kings, Queens and servants and practised using medieval weapons!  It was lots of fun!

Year 3 Visit Pizza Express and Became Pizza Chefs for the Morning!

Year 4 Roman Shields

This half term, Year 4 have been busy researching, designing and making their Roman shields.  They made prototypes of their  handles to learn how to make them secure.  When the shields were completed, the children then evaluated them by carrying out various tests to check how secure the straps were.  The children have also been learning about the Roman army and today they put their shields into action creating some of the formations that the Romans used. 

Year 6 Go Ape

Year 1 DT - Making a fruit salad or kebab.

During Summer 1, as part of our DT learning, we have looked at healthy foods, where different foods come from and our likes and dislikes.  Then we designed, made, tasted and evaluated a healthy fruit snack!  We also learnt about the importance of food hygiene and safety using kitchen utensils.  

Year Five Trip to the Kingfisher Barn

 

We had a fabulous morning at the Kingfisher Barn in Throop this week learning from the rangers about the wildlife that is found alongside the river banks. Some of us were even lucky enough to spot a kingfisher!

 

We also went on a river walk looking at how the width and flow of the water changes in different places and we were able to apply our learning about river features to answer questions. The rangers were very impressed that the children knew what confluences and tributaries were. The favourite activity was undoubtedly the pond dipping where we were able to find and identify some of the creatures that would be found in this location. 

Year 2 Trip to Beaulieu 

Year 2 had a great day out at Beaulieu Motor Museum!

We had a tour around the museum itself, then had time to ride on the monorail, look at some cars that had appeared in TV and film, and play in the 'Mini Beaulieu' park.

Spring Treat Day

 

The children really enjoyed Spring Treat Day. We learnt about what changes in Spring allow plants to grow and animals to come out of hibernation. Our Year 6 prayer buddies helped the children decorate their bonnets for our wonderful bonnet parade. We also had a special visit from the Easter Bunny!

Careers Week- Play Street with Year 3. 

Year 3 were lucky to have time in the hall with Play Street role play. They really enjoyed trying out the different career choices in this session. It definitely got the children thinking about the jobs that are available to them.  

Year 5 Learning

 

In Year 5 we have loved looking at the Anglo-Saxon treasures found at Sutton Hoo. We have tried to recreate some of the intricate patterns found in their metal work as we created our own Anglo-Saxon brooches out of clay. 

 

We are currently reading the Anglo-Saxon story of Beowulf and have enjoyed creating our own kennings (a compound phrase with a metaphorical meaning) similar to the ones used in the book. 

In the story, 'sky- candle' means the sun and 'light-of -battle'  is a sword. I wonder if you can work out the meaning of some of the kennings in the photos below. 

 

In PE, we have been learning to play table tennis and curling. It has been good to see some tactical play in curling, using guard stones to block the other team and in table tennis, we have been learning to use the forehand and backhand drive  and the correct scoring system. 

 

YEAR 6 LEARNING

We have been really busy over the last few weeks.

These pictures show some of the activities that we have been participating in including:

A visit from Tobias Elwood

An exploration of the air around our area

Gymnastics

Shape in maths

Tie dye in art

Tag Rugby

Year 1 Outdoor Leaning Taster Session

Year 1 had great fun exploring the outdoor forest school area. They made mud with differing consistencies, made dens with branches and dug holes in the mud using different tools.

Year 1 Outdoor Learning Taster Session

Year 1 - Happily Ever After day

To celebrate our History topic on 'Castles' we dressed up as Princes, Princesses, Knights, Dragons and fairy tale characters, baked Medieval Fine Cakes, learned a Medieval dance, made some ‘Happily Ever After’ arts ‘n’ crafts and made our own junk model castle for the flag we had made as part of our DT topic. 

Year 1 - Happily Ever After day

Year 2 - Great Fire of London Day

We had a brilliant day learning about the Great Fire of London. We got to dress up in 1666 clothes, made Tudor houses out of cardboard, and enjoyed a drama workshop with a local drama group where we got to act out different parts of the story.

YEAR 4 FOREST SCHOOL TASTER SESSION

We all had the opportunity to visit our outdoor learning area for a taster session. Below are a selection of photos of us taking part in tree identification using swatches and looking at leaves; playing in the mud zone; attempting to build some waterproof dens; and exploring the muddy digging area! 

We all had great fun being part of nature, playing with our friends and learning some key skills a long the way! 

YEAR 4 FOREST SCHOOL TASTER SESSION

Dinosaur week in Reception!

 

Reception have had a really fun week learning about dinosaurs! We started by reading the fantastic story 'The Girl and the Dinosaur' by Hollie Hughes and Sarah Massini. We did some imaginative drawing and writing about what we would like to see if we went on an adventure with a dinosaur!

We have also made our own salt dough fossilised bones, found out about Mary Anning, made a volcano, used our phonics to make dinosaur posters, practised scissor skills by cutting and arranging bones to create a dinosaur skeleton and explored the names and features of different dinosaurs.

What a roarsome week!

Year 3 Taster Session in Outside Learning Space. 

 

The children had a great time exploring and learning how to work collaboratively. 

Year 6 Remembrance Service

Happy and Healthy Me week - Year 1

During our Life Education session:

  • We learnt about healthy foods and what nutrients they provide for our bodies.
  • We talked about the importance of sleep and looking after our bodies.
  • We also thought about friendships and how to help one another.

During the ‘Happy and Healthy Me’ week we:

  • had relaxation sessions including ‘Mindful Colouring’ and reflective music.
  • talked about the ‘Worry Monster’ areas in the classroom where children are able to ‘check-in’ with their feelings/emotions or relax.

Stewardship - Year 1

 

As part of our stewardship, we decided to plant some new bulbs and bedding plants in the KS1 Playground garden boxes, so that insects can come and visit the flowers! We wanted to show our care and respect for God’s Creation! 

Borrow the Moon

Between 1969 and 1972, six manned Apollo missions landed on the Moon and the astronauts collected samples to bring back to Earth to study. Most of the samples were used for scientific research and some have been preserved for educational use by NASA. We have been so excited to have secured the Borrow the Moon resource to use in school this week. It is a scheme set up by the Science and Technology Facilities Council which contains some of these lunar samples as well as meteorites and other interesting rocks. 

Every child in school from Reception up to Year 6 had the chance to experience this amazing resource this week.  Using Meteorite Hunters' kits, the children used hand lenses and magnaprobes to decide if the samples they were looking at were Earth or Space rocks and the older children used their classification skills to name some of the meteorites. The children were so excited to pick up and  handle 

the samples. A favourite was the Campo de Cielo iron meteorite which fell to Earth 4000 years ago but which scientists believe is actually 4.5 billion years old!  

It has been a thrilling week; the staff were as excited as the children and I hope you enjoy looking through some of the photos of our experience.

Year 4 have been enjoying creating ancient Egyptian canopic jars out of clay.  First, they researched about the purpose of the jars and chose one of the gods to use as part of their design.   Then the fun of making them began!  The children learnt how to use tools and techniques to manipulate the clay.  Once the clay was dry, they added detail using paint. 

Year 5 Trip to the Mary Rose

Year 5 had a fantastic trip to the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth to enhance our learning as part of our Tudors topic. Viewing  the warship and the many artefacts that were found within it was breath-taking. Another highlight was being able to experience the raising of the Mary Rose in a special 4D cinema presentation and even seeing one of the divers who took part in the original project. Year 5 enjoyed plotting the course of the French and English fleets at The Battle of the Solent and rehearsing a cannon drill in teams. 

Celebrating St Walburga's Feast Day

2CR's Pirate Day

To finish our pirate topic we had a pirate day! We dressed up, sang sea shanties, tried some 'grog' and had a pirate adventure in the hall.

Year 1 DT Project

For our DT project in Summer 1, we had to firstly investigate and discuss where food actually comes from!  Then we decided which fruits we liked the best.  Then we designed, made and evaluated either a Fruit Salad or Fruit Kebab.