Countryside Day at Bereleigh Estate

We have had an amazing (and very soggy) day at Bereleigh Estate today. We went to a Countryside Day, to learn more about the working countryside. We started by learning about crops and looking at some different farm machinery before getting the chance to sit in the tractor! Then we looked at the greenhouse and walled garden and all planted a bean to take home. After that we went into the woods and learnt about the different animals which live in the woods. We then had lunch at a neighbouring farm and got a chance to see their sheep and cattle. It was very funny when some sheep escaped and Miss Jefferson had to help hold the gate open to get them safely back in their pen! We also learnt about the different uses of wool and how it is spun. We will be learning more about sheep over the next few weeks and the work we do will be judged and displayed at the Alresford Country show.  

Trip to March Foundation

We had a fantastic trip today to the March Foundation. We went to a field to play some games and then went for a walk along the canal. In the canal we spotted some moorhens, a pair of ducks with their ducklings and some swans with their cygnets! We were very excited to see the cygnets as we have been looking at the story of The Ugly Duckling in our English lessons. After lunch we drew some plants, then went for a treasure hunt in the garden. We had such a fantastic day!

 

Sensational sewing and super shopping!

Due to technical difficulties we have been unable to publish a blog post for a couple of weeks but now we’re back!

This week has been another fantastic week of learning in Larch class.

 

We have been learning about the value of different coins. We set up a ‘shop’ in Larch class and took it in turns to pay for items with different coins:

We have also been learning how to sew running stitch. It was super tricky but we used resilience!

Acting out!

This week we have been thinking about the settings used in different stories. We listened to two stories: ‘Katy Morag’ and ‘Iggy Pig’s Dark Night’ and acted them both out. Here are the photos!

          

Larch Grand Opening

After weeks of waiting and desperately trying to peer our heads around our new classroom door, the day finally came this week for us to move into our brand new classroom! We have loads more space and a small room to do some quiet work in. We have lots of brand new things, we are so lucky! We all used reciprocity and worked together to move all the things into our new class. It was hard work! We also baked two special fruit cakes to give to our guests. On Wednesday we had lots of special visitors who came to the grand opening. School council came along too. We love our new class!

Waiting outside for the ribbon cutting:

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Having a tour of the classroom:

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Giving Mr Haycock a card we made to say thank you for all the hard work he has put in to our new classroom:Larch Grand opening (22) Larch Grand opening (24)

Counting to 100

Watch us count up to 100, keeping fit at the same time!

Pretending to be artists!

We had a fantastic time pretending to be artists, looking at Fauvism and Realism art and the difference between the two.

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Reciprocity, heroes and villains!

This week has been a busy week of learning in Elm.

We have been learning about myths and legends this week in English. We have been particularly focusing on villains and heroes. Today we did some role-play, and got to choose whether we wanted to be a hero or a villain. This is the villain team:

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This is the hero team:

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The villains decided that they wanted to mess up the classroom. Then the heroes had to step in and save the day!Heroes and villains role play (10) Heroes and villains role play (13) Heroes and villains role play (16) Heroes and villains role play (20) Heroes and villains role play (23) Heroes and villains role play (26) Heroes and villains role play (30) Heroes and villains role play (31) Heroes and villains role play (41)

We then wrote a story together:

‘Once upon a time there were some evil villains who smashed everything up in the room. The villains were fast, sneaky criminals! Then along came some strong, brave and helpful heroes. They reversed the mess and cleaned it up’.

 

We also did some work this week on reciprocity as part of Building Learning Power. We played some different team games where we had to work together.

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Class treat

This term we have worked really hard in Elm Class to get our class treat. The pupils voted for a nature walk and picnic, so thankfully the weather held and we found lots of nature in the local area. We made some mince pies yesterday to practise our measuring in maths, and enjoyed eating these today while we had our indoor picnic.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Firstly, congratulations to Angus, Taylor and Charlie who all got certificates this week:

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We had a fantastic time meeting Father Christmas at horse-riding and got some brilliant presents!Horse riding Santa (1) Horse riding Santa (3) Horse riding Santa (4) Horse riding Santa (5) Horse riding Santa (6) Horse riding Santa (7) Horse riding Santa (8) Horse riding Santa (9) Horse riding Santa (12) Horse riding Santa (14) Horse riding Santa (15) Horse riding Santa (16) Horse riding Santa (17) Horse riding Santa (18) Horse riding Santa (19) Horse riding Santa (20)

We also had a brilliant time at March Foundation, with crackers, a Christmas lunch, presents and pass the parcel! March foundation Christmas party (6) March foundation Christmas party (9) March foundation Christmas party (16) March foundation Christmas party (17) March foundation Christmas party (21) March foundation Christmas party (29) March foundation Christmas party (40) March foundation Christmas party (41) March foundation Christmas party (43)

Last but definitely not least, we had a wonderful time at Winchester Cathedral, taking part in the special celebration. Apologies that these are the only photos we have, a lot of our photos have pupils from other schools in. Winchester cathedral (1) Winchester cathedral (2) Winchester cathedral (4) Winchester cathedral (32)