We laughed our socks off with Jeremy Strong
Monday February 28th 2011, 1:57 pm
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Jeremy mesmerised KS2

 Jeremy Strong came to school on 1st February to talk to all of  classes 3 and 4. In the run up to his visit everyone either read some of his books or listened to them on audio CD. Class 4 researched information about Jeremy to display in the library – he fell out of a first floor window when he was just three, and as an adult he once worked as a jam doughnut stuffer! Class 3 prepared a list of searching questions to try to get to the root of Jeremy’s writing skills and made constructive suggestions as to what he should keep in his writing shed. He so inspired the children that some wrote to him themselves and one child (who has not yet worked out her nom de plume…..) started to write a book!

One of our new signed JS books now in the library

 Lots of the children purchased signed copies of Jeremy’s books, and 5 new books were purchased for the school library including the first of his new cartoon kid series

      The latest Jeremy Strong book

Chinese New Year
Monday February 28th 2011, 1:53 pm
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On Monday 7th February, we held a special assembly to celebrate Chinese New Year and the start of the Year of the Rabbit. We were told the story of how years were named after animals and looked at photographs of celebrations in Southampton. Some of the children helped us understand Chinese traditions. 

Thank you to the parents and children who helped us put the assembly together! Take a look at the photographs – comments about this are welcome!

Class 1 Assembly
Monday February 28th 2011, 12:03 pm
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The whole class enjoyed showing their winter artwork accompanied by the music from The Snowman.  We re-enacted some of our favourite Traditional Stories and the rest of the school successfully guessed which character said what!   This was followed by some action songs and chanting of the Ten White Snowmen poem. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.  We would love to read your comments (polite ones only please).

Setting goals
Monday February 28th 2011, 12:03 pm
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In our class we have been talking about goal setting and thinking about the things we would like to achieve. First we had to look for the things that we are good at… take a look! What do you think you’re good at? (We’d love to hear from you…)

Class 2’s First Blog
Monday February 28th 2011, 11:58 am
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We hope you enjoyed our class assembly as much as we enjoyed performing it. This really was a joint effort with most of the childrens’ ideas being used. Disco tables was a favourite with the children but you might have preferred something else. You might be glad we didn’t demonstrate our painting abilities live or ask you to take part in our ‘Are You Cleverer Than a Five Year Old?’ quiz.

It was lovely to see so many of you on our Open Day and anyone who was not able to attend is welcome to come and visit us some other time.

You may be interested to know that the teachers have been busy trialling new ICT equipment and setting up this blog.

We’d love to hear your comments [polite ones only please].

Rock Challenge 2011
Monday February 28th 2011, 11:58 am
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The first rehearsal went really well; the 3 schools worked well together so that we now have the individual schools’ sections linked together as well as the finale. The next rehearsals are on Tuesday 1st March with the dress rehearsal on Friday 4th March.

Transport so far for Tuesday morning is

Mrs Whitewick – 3    Mrs Salib – 5    Mrs Taplin – 3  

Mrs Helsen – 4

I need transport for 4 pupils more. Any offers?

I am uploading photos; many parents have not given  permission for photos of their children to appear on the internet hence the blanked out faces. I will take some more on Tuesday.

Yay! New library blog!
Monday February 28th 2011, 11:53 am
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Watch this space for news about new books in the library, reviews of books that people recommend, and hopefully recommended reads.

This week’s recommended read for Class 4 is BOOM! by Mark Haddon.

What’s it about? Well……it’s all about some teenagers who have realised there is something very odd about two of their class teachers (hmmmmmmm) and decide to investigate. Without giving too much away they find themselves on another planet. You have to find the rest out by reading the book which just happens to be one of a recent batch of  NEW books.

When you have read BOOM! post a comment on this blog saying what you thought of the book.

Watch this space for more details of new books to look out for in the library – they should be arriving in the next couple of weeks.

Fractions, Fractions, Fractions
Monday February 28th 2011, 11:50 am
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We had a fun and challenging time solving fraction problems!  We needed to use clues to find the answer, and we also used some fab numicon blocks to help act it out, too.  We worked in teams – 3 brains are better than 1!