Sunday, 24 April 2016

Spring tidy in the garden

Thank you to everyone who came along on Saturday to give the garden a good spring clean.

Mrs Bryers' soup was most welcome after all that hard work...


The bug hotel with all its new furnishings....

. ...and now cemented into place.

Well done to Anna and all the team!

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Spring Garden Day

Our lovely new giant bug hotel needs filling with cosy things for the bugs to live in.  Help us furnish our hotel (bug style) and decide where we would like it to sit in the garden.  To do this, the following would be helpful 

* Canes 
* Holey bricks
* A hand drill and lumps of wood
* Pieces of bark / leaves
* Plastic tubes 
* Post fix

The other tasks we hope to complete are:-
  • Fix the shed doors
  • Paint the fence
  • Dismantle the greenhouse (wreckage)
  • Design and build a cold frame 
  • Edge the beds with old roof tiles
  • Make some willow bean tee pees
  • Dig the beds ready for seedlings to be planted
  • Make new signs for the garden
  • Take rubbish to the tip
General tools to achieve the above would be useful!
Excellent refreshments will be provided.
There will be fun activities for younger volunteers.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Forest School Escapes the Flood

Ms Hanton and Mrs Jordan have been busy with a team of Y5 helpers this afternoon building a bridge to ensure that the younger children can safely cross the winter moat to Forest School.

Mrs Mill's Easter Maths Challenge

On Monday the fourth of April a group of year 6 children went to Mrs Mills's house to take part in different Easter activities, these included : a challenging maths Easter egg hunt; creating their own maths cookies; we made origami cubes and tetrahedrons (these proved quite tricky) . Also we created visual aids to help with our mathematical skill.Their favourite activity was the very tricky maths Easter egg hunt which enabled us to have quick-fire maths knowledge. We think this helped us greatly for preparing for SATS. We all enjoyed this experience and would hope the next lot would enjoy it too.

written by Rebecca, Lorna and Theo

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Junior Citizen

Today the Year 6's travelled by train to Oxford to attend the Junior Citizen training at Rewley Road Fire Station.

They all had a fantastic time and here are some of their comments:

Emily:   I learnt how to put someone in the recovery position.

Michael:  I found it fun and very informative.

Adam: I'm glad I now know some life-saving information.

Molly: I learnt a lot about staying safe and also had great fun!

Connor: I found it brilliant but also at times very serious - we all had to make a 999 call!

Fern:  I found that I learnt a lot in an enjoyable way and this will help me in many life-threatening situations.

Jacob:   I'm really glad that I know about how to keep myself safe. Fun, fun, fun!

Albie: I learnt what to do when you meet a stranger (in an enjoyable way)

Beth: I learnt a lot about different ways to keep safe in many different situations.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Summer Term is here!

The teachers had a productive and enjoyable Inset day which included, amongst other things, storytelling and art training in preparation for the summer term.

We are looking forward to seeing all the children back tomorrow.

Do have a look at our new website and let us know what you think. We will be updating the content further over the next few weeks.