Friday, 23 November 2018

Fun at the River!

Selborne Rivers Trip

Today, year 6 children found themselves outside in the cold weather exploring the features of rivers and discovering how the land is used around the water. 

Wrapped up warm from the winter weather, the students took part in two activities. All children were able to explore the river in detail by measuring the depth and using nets to do some river dipping to see what creatures they could find - shrimps were the most common. The other activity involved them walking up a rather steep hill to look out over the village of Selborne from the top. Once at the top, we discussed why the village of Selborne was there and how they used the water from the river. Whilst the children had fun completing the activities, I think the highlight for most of them were the sheep in the nearby field or the heated flooring in the centre! 

Lucky no child, or adult, got too wet and we all had a great day. 

Friday, 16 November 2018

Spotacular Fundraisers!

Children in Need at Alderwood Juniors 

We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped the school fundraise for Children in Need. Today was a fantastic, which the children all enjoyed. 

Our fundraising started last night with year 6 holding a Big Pudsey Quiz in the school hall. Thank you to everyone who attended and struggled through some challenging questions! 

During Children in Need day, the year groups took part in lots of different activities from writing raps to making masks to Pudsey art work. As well as this, all children came to the Pudsey sale in the hall, where they could buy their own Pudsey merchandise or spend their money on tasty treats. Finally, to end our day, we had our big reveal assembly where we announced our fundraising total. 

I am very pleased and proud to announce that our total currently stands at a massive £2128.46!

Well done and thank you to all our Spotacular fundraisers and Pudsey helpers! 

Sunday, 11 November 2018

That's The Way To Do It!

On Thursday afternoon, Year 3 met a puppeteer who has been performing Punch and Judy shows for nearly 50 years! He taught the children a lot about the different types of puppets, including marionette, shadow, hand and finger puppets. We also learnt about the history of Punch and Judy and why it was invented. Did you know that the show has been around for over 350 years and originated in Italy where Mr Punch was originally called Punchinello? The children thoroughly enjoyed the show and we are now really looking forward to making our own and putting on our own show!

Miss Cooke