Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Christmas Production

Year 4&5 have been very busy rehearsing their production 'The Little Sheperd'. The show is a modern twist on the classic nativity story. After lots of hard work, the songs are now sounding fantastic and the actions look amazing. We are so excited to share it with you all and hope it gets you ready for the festive season.

Thank you so much for providing costumes and supporting children with learning lines and lyrics. We are looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday and Friday for the sheperd extravaganza! You'd be ba-a-arking mad to miss it!

Ho Ho Ho!

Moving Water in Year 6

Batik Artwork

As part of our topic lessons this half term, the children have been working hard to produce some beautiful batik artwork. After studying the skill of batik and planning a simple design, the children were challenged to produce a piece of work that would show moving water. 

I am sure you will agree from the selection of pictures below that they did a fantastic job. The children's batik will be coming home with them next week and they make a great Christmas present!

Friday, 22 November 2019

A Wet Day at the River!

Selborne Rivers Trip 

Today, our year 6 children travelled down the road to Selborne to explore the features of a river. The day was split into two activities. For part of the day the children spent their time down at a small and shallow section of river where they were able to measure the depth and speed of the river channel and current as well as discover the wildlife that lives in the water. For the other half of the day the children, climbed a rather steep hill to look out over the land to see how a river changes over the three courses and to explore how settlements have developed around the river. 

Although it did rain a little and it was rather chilly, the children had a great time getting to know rivers in a practical nature and where able to extend their classroom knowledge. 

Take a look at the pictures below to see what we got up to.

Friday, 15 November 2019

Children in Need

A Fantastic Fundraising Event!

Once again the whole of the junior school have done us proud this week with their participation in fundraising activities for Children in Need.

Events started yesterday with the year 4 adult raffle where some incredible prizes could be won. Following this, a year 5 and 6 Movie Night was held in the school hall. This had an amazing turn out and proved to be quite popular. All the children had a great time watching Monster Family and eating popcorn.

Today, the fundraising continued with our Pudsey Sale in the school hall. All children were able to come and buy cakes from the year 5 bake sale, have a go on the year four raffle, vote for their favourite year 5 show stopper cake, guess how many sweets/lego/chocolates were in the jar, vote for the year 3 teachers to have their faces painted and buy their own Pudsey merchandise. There was a great atmosphere in the hall throughout the morning and it was fantastic to see all the children getting involved. 

Back in their classrooms, all the children spent the day completing Children in Need themed activities including, dotty artwork, raps, talented shows and year 5 even completed a sponsored silence!

At the end of the day, the whole school gathered in the school hall for the Big Reveal Assembly, where the total that each class and year group had raised was revealed. I am extremely pleased to say that thanks to all your donations the junior site managed to raise a massive total of £2435.40 for the cause. There is also a healthy donation coming in from the infant site who have also been fundraising for Children in Need today. A big thank you to all of you for supporting this cause and making the day a huge success! 

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Girls Tag Rugby

A huge well done to some of our year 3 and 4 girls: Ellie Sweeney, Grace Reilly, Daisy Marshall-Fox, Jazmine Atkins, Grace Davis and Olivia Parker. The students attended a Tag Rugby event where they were taught many of the basic rules, followed by a match. The girls scored many individual tries and produced some outstanding defensive skills that any rugby team would have been proud of.

Having scored so many tries, our girls were given the challenge of having to make three passes before scoring a try. They continued to score with some fantastic attacking moves. The girls not only showed incredible sportsmanship and gamesmanship but also the talent to become an excellent team.  Well done!

Thursday, 7 November 2019

That's The Way To Do It!

This afternoon, year 3 had a fun-filled time with lots of laughs, when Tony (the puppeteer) put on a spectacular show! He began by telling the children about the history of Punch and Judy where we all learnt that Punch started off as Punchinello because he originally came from Italy. The earliest Punch and Judy show that was written down was in Samuel Pepys diary where he wrote about the show he watched in Covent Garden. We all got to see different types of puppets, such as shadow, marionette and finger puppets which we will be exploring in our DT lessons before we make our own hand puppet.

Overall, the children were impeccably behaved and I hope they came home telling you what a great time they had had!

Below are a few photos showing the highlights of our afternoon.

Miss Cooke

Monday, 4 November 2019

Voting With Our Feet!

Parliament Week in Year 6

The Year 6 children started Parliament Week by taking on the role of MPs and voting just as they do in the House of Commons and the House of Lords - with their feet!

All children had to stand and walk down one of the two aisle to state whether they agreed or disagreed with a statement. First, we tried it the House of Commons way by saying Aye or No and then we tried it the House of Lords way by saying Content or Not Content. Whilst most of the statements appeared to split the children's opinions, the statement about homework being optional most children seemed to agree with! Luckily, the vote did not count!

We then moved on to ballot paper voting like in a general election. For this we came up with four ideas that we could do to fundraise for Children in Need. Each child was then given a ballot paper so that they could vote in secret for which option they wanted. The winning vote will be revealed soon as Children in Need fast approaches.

We are now looking forward to the rest of Parliament week and being able to vote for our new Student Council Leader!