Class 6 have just returned from their residential visit to the Brecon Beacons in Wales. Our Brecon visits are generously supported by Sir John Cass’s Foundation. The Foundation has a partnership with Hampshire County Council, who run this excellent activity Centre. We have built our relationship over the last few years and the children now attend in Year 5 and again in Year 6. This enables them to develop and extend their learning, building their confidence and ability to take risks. This year highlights included pony trekking and camping outside overnight. The pictures from the journey have just been published online on the Head’s Blog.
Class 3 and 4 are taking part in a project with the Barbican with Poet, Michael Rosen. The classes have received delivery of a very old school desk full of all sort of childhood treasures. The children will be writing poems about the contents of the desks and working with Michael Rosen later in the term.
Class 5 are getting very involved in their new topic on The Vikings. The children have visited the British Museum to learn from the artefacts and objects on display. In fact, everyone is so involved that their new stick insects have been named with Viking names– Loki, Odin, Freya and Thor . Our new insect arrivals relate to Class 5’s science project on living things, life cycles and growth.
Class 4 have been learning all about The Romans. On Friday, the children took part in a special themed day which included dressing up and performing their class assembly. Check out their amazing shields!
Class 3 have also been on a visit to the Natural History Museum. This was linked to their History project in class on the Stone Age and their science work on rocks and fossils. Children used the rocks, bones and fossils and found lots of amazing discoveries about prehistoric history. Mr Jones has made a great video of their adventures, you can see it on the Head’s Blog.
Ironmongers and Carpenters have been learning all about traditional tales. The children have settled quickly into Year 1 and have started learning in the national curriculum subject area. Children are currently hunting for a wanted wolf– can you help find him!?
In Discoverers, children have been learning all about autumn. They have collected conkers and leaves, explored the natural environment and have used them to make a lovely display.
For Year 1-4 the Musicians Company have also been into school with some of the young musicians they support. Children were enthralled by the performances on the tuba, trumpet, clarinet and bassoon.