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Year 5 this week!

Friday, 24 June 2016

Well it’s been a busy one for Year 5 this week!

We had an absolutely brilliant time at Kenilworth Castle on Wednesday- even though it’s so close to us, it was a first time visit for some. It was great to compare it to Corfe Castle near Swanage. We also got to make our own shields, fire arrows and pretend to be a trebuchet! What a day. We were exhausted by the end of it.

We were then visited by Miss Blower on Thursday afternoon. I went down to teach year 2 and Miss Blower had the pleasure of teaching year 5! They created some detailed and precise water-colour paintings that will be finished next week. I’ll be sure to post the finished product because they currently look fantastic.

Lots of our year 5’s also took part in Bikability on Friday afternoon. They had a wonderful time and learnt lots of valuable skills about staying safe on the road when cycling as well as competing in the slowest cycler races- thankfully the rain held off until right at the end of the session. Perhaps we’ll see a few more bikes in the bike rack soon…

Tomorrow should be a bit more of a normal week for us.



Year 2’s Plants. Check out the progress of our plants – they are growing so much!

Monday, 20 June 2016



Reception- Rumble in the Jungle

Friday, 17 June 2016

We have had a busy two weeks in Reception with our new topic ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. We started off by doing a knowledge harvest to find out what we already know about the jungle and what we would like to find out.

In Literacy this week we have been reading the story ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. We have been finding out facts about the different jungle animals, what they look like and what they eat. We then chose different animals from the story and described what they look like.

In Maths this week we have been learning about number bonds to 10. We learnt that if you add 2 numbers together they need to make a total of 10. We completed lots of different activities to reinforce our understanding.

We have also got a new jungle role-play indoors with a look out point and a safari jeep and a jungle role-play outdoors which has a train to take you in to the deep dark jungle.


The Big First Aid Lesson: Live!

Friday, 17 June 2016

In the hall today, Year 4 and 5 took part in the ‘St. John’s Ambulance: Big First Aid Lesson’. This was a lesson with a difference – there were live demos which covered a whole range of first aid scenarios including choking, seizures and insect bites. If you want to find out more, click here.


Day 4 – Swanage

Thursday, 9 June 2016

DSC_0140 DSC_0302Sadly this is our last live post. We’ve had a lovely last day all together. The sea mist added mystery to our walk to Corfe Castle and the mystery continued as we learnt about its gruesome stories – a few children found themselves in the stocks! Strangely, the children weren’t keen to walk back so we got the steam train back instead. We were back in time for dinner before a trip to the beach for a game, dip and our final goodbyes. We are just listening to the last thumps, giggles and sweet trading before lights out. Thank you for letting us borrow your children for the week but we’re looking forward to giving them back to you tomorrow at 4.30pm!


Day 3- Kayaking and High Ropes

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Good evening everyone; we have had another brilliant day: searing heat, mega-hikes, wetsuits, kayaks, high ropes, conquering fears – some very special memories. Everywhere we go the children are congratulated on their exemplary behaviour and the support they give each other. We are so proud of them. Here are a few shots to share whilst the children are at the tuck shop and we prepare Nathan’s birthday cake before our celebratory campfire. It’s never-ending fun!!IMG_20160608_112524

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Latest Swanage update!

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Well, I am just grabbing five minutes to let you know that we have had a fantastic, jam-packed two days. The children have been absolutely outstanding and making the most of all the opportunities on offer.

Moors Valley was a great start – lots of running around to wear us out – well the teachers anyway. We arrived just in time for tea and then straight down to the beach to get to know our leaders. Fun and games continued into the evening (and some of the night too)! 7.30am breakfast but we were up early anyway then off to Swanage for the past and present history walk where we met some very interesting characters along the way. Back to the beach for lunch and ice cream and then a full afternoon of environmental art, scavenger hunts and crabbing.

The other teachers are supervising tea now before our evening activity, (Stratego for the children/room inspections for the adults) whilst I sit down with a cuppa and update you. We will be ready for bed – just hoping the children are too. Meanwhile enjoy the photos…


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Year 5/6 trip to Swanage – Tuesday update

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Years 5 and 6 at Moors Valley yesterday afternoon and enjoying a spot of crabbing today in Swanage!