Wales Update Number 1!

Hello from sunny Wales!

Apologies to all for the late update, the signal appears to be treacherous out there today, so staff have struggled to email through – let us hope it is only

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a brief glitch!

The children have arrived safely in the beauty of the Welsh countryside. Settling in activities including kit issuing, getting to know the site and then an adventurous walk around the site.

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After a restful night’s sleep and settling into their accomodation, the children ate a hearty breakfast before setting off on their first adventure. This morning, children and staff have embarked on a mountain walk (which is as tricky and arduous as it is immensely rewarding and fun too!) while other groups are exploring the local caves and the surrounding waterfall.

Keep an eye out for future updates, once we receive more information from the group too!

Goodbye for now, from all in Wales!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

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Year R’s Very First Assembly!

Today. children in the Reception class performed their class assembly to the whole school, with an excellent information about their work in school. Image result for supertato

Starfish and Seahorse classes told the school about their work on looking after the duck eggs, as well as their visit to the local farm with Bedenham school too. They also presented their work on SuperPotato – showing us a range of their work and drawings. They explained that the evil pea had stolen their class teddy, which the children then had to use clues to save him!

They also showed us a selection of their superhero outfits, which the Starfish and Seahorses have been wearing in lessons too! They also performed a great song by the “Let’s Go Heroes” which the children sang along to as well.

A brilliant assembly, where children were very brave to speak to the whole school (and their parents) in a very busy school hall. Well done!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

The National Literacy Trust Event at Whitely

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NLT_Logo_150Year 4,5 and 6 visited Whitely Shopping Centre for their final event where they were lucky enough to receive their final free book, listen to a mythical story from a fascinating storyteller and tour the projection room at the cinema!

We would like to thank Hana from The National Literacy Trust and Darren from Whitely Shopping centre for arranging the events and for allowing us to be part of the scheme which has enabled the children to feel excited about reading and about choosing books to take home and read.

 

 

The Fabulous Flowering Fairy Garden!

The whole of Y1 have been busy preparing for our fairy garden. They have been designing and making structures and beautiful accessories. They have included fairy houses, mushrooms, gates, ponds, bridges and much more. They have also planted some amazing seeds including chives, radish, cress and some weird wiggly plants???

Please ask them the parts of a plant we have been learning about in topic.

Please come and have a look at the fairy garden in our conservatory.

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[Written by Mrs Ginn]

Full Force visits Fort Nelson

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On Friday 8th June, children from Holbrook’s forces family club, Full Force, went to the Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill near Fareham.

As a continuation of their own ceramic poppy endeavours at school, the children were taken to see the amazing Wave installation which is available to view until the 24th June. This is from the original display, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London created to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the start of World War 1 and every British and Colonial life lost at the Front during the conflict.

The children were able to closely view the poppies, each one unique and handcrafted and the display could be seen from various aspects around the fort. The children then produced their own pastel drawings with a wave theme and will have the opportunity to produce their own felt poppies back at school. Combined with the decorative dragon cannon, ‘hands on’ machine gun, fortified ramparts and series of mysterious underground tunnels, an informative and fun time was had by all.

Next stop, Armed Forces Day on the 29th June.

Written by Miss Brenton.

Year Six Gilbert White River Study

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On Tuesday 5th June, Year Six visited the Gilbert White Study Centre where they completed a river study. The children took measurements to evaluate the effect that erosion and depositary had on water flow. They measured the speed of the water at different areas of the river and some focused their measurements on the meander of the river.

After lunch, the children applied their new knowledge to a create a presentation on how a river starts and moves. The children had a fantastic day at the study centre and were pleased to meet the three local cows who were extremely intrigued by what we were doing in the river!

Celebration Assembly – Friday 8th June

Today, children across the school celebrated their achievements, with the Reception classes joining us too for their first celebration assembly today.

Great ideas from children in Year 2 with their English writing, while other children were awarded praise for their hard work in sessions supporting other learners along the way. Some children were rewarded for their efforts in classroom, while others celebrated their determination to attend school, even when feeling a little under the weather!

Alongside this, children were praised for their hard work on difficult topics such as time and digital clock work, as well as applying themselves to a range of lessons across the curriculum. Year R children received celebration praise for their kind work with others, not giving up and choosing sensible learning along the way! Year 5 pupils also received praise for their new work using the online “Third Space” Maths learning programme.

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