Monday, 26 February 2018

Y6 - Exploring Explorers!

Today at the Historic Dockyard Portsmouth Year 6 had the chance to find out more about exploration and seafaring in Tudor times. We learnt many new things, were astonished by the size of the Mary Rose and HMS Victory and had to impress the queen!

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Years 3 and 4 Become First Year Hogwarts Students!

Today, Years 3 and 4 were lucky enough to experience life as first-year students making their way to Hogwarts for the first time!

To start the day, the children were all given their own acceptance letters, confirming that they had a place at the prestigious Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.  

Next, the children made their way to the Leaky Cauldron, which is the secret entrance to Diagon Alley.  They then tapped a brick wall and made their way along the corridor, and into Diagon Alley itself.

Here they experienced the hustle and bustle of a busy marketplace as they began to find out about all the different items first year students needed, as well as the shops they needed to visit to buy the items.

When the children had finished in Diagon Alley, it was time to board the Hogwarts Express!  The children were seated in their carriages ready for the long journey ahead.  They found out all about the rules aboard the train and the sweets that passengers could purchase.

After we had arrived at Hogwarts, it was time to be sorted into our Houses!  The children were called up one by one, the Sorting Hat was placed upon their heads, and the chosen houses were revealed - Griffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin.

The children found out all about the characteristics of the pupils in each house and were then seated with the rest of their team.

We all really enjoyed our morning, and we are looking forward to writing a guidebook for other first-year students, so we can share our knowledge.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Potions Class!

Welcome to Potions Class!

Recently, lots of our maths has been linked to the wizarding world of Harry Potter! Today, we enjoyed a potions class where we had to measure different amounts. 

We had to read the scales carefully to work out how many millilitres of potion there was in each container.

Chance to Shine!

Last week, Years 1, 2 and 3 were treated to a visit from one of the Ageas Bowl cricket coaches! As part of their 'Chance to Shine' scheme, which aims to encourage more children to play cricket, we took part in a range of batting, bowling and catching activities. It was great fun! If you would like to get involved in playing cricket, then Hedge End cricket club is our local team -

Key Stage 2 Wellbeing Afternoon

Wellbeing Afternoon

On Thursday 8th February, Key Stage 2 have enjoyed a selection of activities to support our own wellbeing.  

The teachers prepared different tasks for us to explore and learn about.  These included: sudoku, colouring, outdoor learning and yoga.

These calming techniques can then be used at home to support mental health.  Some teachers also used calming music to help with breathing techniques.

"I've enjoyed the colouring sessions and would do this at home" - Louis 

"I found the colouring relaxing" - Tom

"I liked sudoku because it was relaxing" - Oscar

"It was fun to explore outdoors" - Cayla