Larch Class

Super str

We really enjoyed writing our stories this week, about the adventures that our gingerbread people got up to. Sophie, Christopher and Alex typed their stories up for our blog:

Sophie’s story: 

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Christopher’s story: 

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Alex’s story: 

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Outdoor learning

We love learning outside! Sometimes it’s great just to practise times tables and spellings in a different environment.



Pen Licence

Congratulations to Christopher, who is the first child in Larch class to get his pen licence! He has enjoyed using his new pen for the first time in lessons this week, and has shown great resilience and perseverance with his handwriting. Well done!


Run, run, as fast as you can!

We are currently doing a unit in English on Traditional Tales. For the last couple of weeks we have been looking at The Gingerbread Man, retelling the story and identifying the key events in the story. We have enjoyed joining in with the repeated refrain: ‘Run, run, as fast as you can, you can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man!’

This week we made some gingerbread people in preparation for our outcome next week, where we will pretend that our gingerbread people have come alive! What adventures do you think our gingerbread people should get up to in our stories?

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We have been learning about ‘People who help us’ in our PSHE lessons this half-term. On Thursday we had a visit from a volunteer from the RNLI, who came to tell us all about the fantastic work they do, and how to keep safe at sea. We would like to raise some money for the RNLI to say thank you!

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Gardening and Competition Winners!

This year we decided that we wanted to start doing some gardening. We have a great outdoor garden area at school, but it needs a lot of weeding! Next we’re hoping to start growing some things. Any suggestions?

Also, this year we were really lucky to win the Countryside Education Project again, after our project work on cows. We displayed it at the Alresford Show and got to collect a huge trophy! The judges said:

‘There was a high level of pupil engagement across every aspect of the project, and evidence that their visit had inspired them all’.

The trophy was given out in assembly today and is now proudly on display in the school library.

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Countryside judging day

Today was judging day! We have been working really hard on our cow project and will be displaying it at the Alresford Country show. We will need to wait and hear whether we have won a prize! Our Year 6s spoke to the judges and explained the work that we have been doing. We made some banana milkshake for them to taste and showed them how to milk our cow, Daisy! They were really impressed with all our work. Well done!

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Calshot continued!

The pupils have chosen which photos they would like on the blog. Enjoy!

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Calshot Residential

The pupils have worked with Miss Hawkins to create this blog post:

Wow! What an amazing week we had at Calshot! Our days were packed with exciting activities. Our Calshot rep was called Rob. Rob taught us lots of new skills and helped us to challenge ourselves and try new things. He was very kind and fun!

Mrs Aston, Mrs Vernon-Smith and Miss Hawkins also enjoyed joining in with the activities too!

“My favourite activity was skiing. I learnt to ski and dance at the same time! I also enjoyed sailing. It was really fun!” – Charlie

“I loved kayaking! I enjoyed capsizing Miss Hawkins!” – Kye

 “I liked shooting. I got the best score out of the whole class!”- Aidan

“I loved kayaking, it was really fun!” –Taylor

We went Terrific Trawling. We went out to sea in a boat and put the net into the sea. We caught lots of creatures that live under the sea. Our favourite was the spider crabs! The seaweed was really smelly! We had lots of fun whizzing round the velodrome on our cycling bikes! We loved rock climbing and managed to climb very high. Archery was tricky, but Rob helped us hit the targets!

We had games in the evening. Our favourite was Rushing Rockets! We had to fill a bottle up with water and use a bicycle pump to shoot the ‘rockets’ into the air. Amazing!

We loved our time at Calshot and we have made amazing memories to keep forever.


Countryside day 2018

Wow, what an incredible day we’ve had at the Countryside day today! We went to Matterley Bowl Estate near Winchester and spent time learning about the working Countryside.

Firstly, we met Laura and found out all about game-keeping. We got to hold a chick!

Next, we learnt about the different crops that are grown on the farm and what they are used for:

After that we learnt all about how the wheat can be used to make bread, and had a go at kneading some dough and tasting some bread:

After lunch we went to the dairy part of the farm. We met the cows and were excited to see the calves. We saw where the cows are milked and then had a go at making our own cheese!

We learnt so much today and can’t wait to start our project work for the Alresford Country show!


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