Larch Class

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.

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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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Spanish Armada

We really enjoyed learning about the Spanish Armada this week, particularly when we got into two teams and had to re-enact the event as the English or the Spanish!

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These are a few of my favourite things…

We listened to the story of Hercules this week. We acted out the story and compared it to another version of Hercules.

In science, we made some electrical circuits. We were really excited when we got the bulbs to light up!

In PSHE, we have been thinking about what ‘special’ means. This week we got to share some of our special things from home. Charlie even made a Powerpoint about his favourite thing, Mickey Mouse!


Super shape hunters!

All this week we’ve been learning about shapes in maths. We have learnt the names of lots of 2D and 3D shapes and sorted them based on their properties. Today Molly, Adam, Ashton and Tatiana went on a shape hunt around the school grounds. Can you work out what shapes they found?

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Tricky wool weaving

We made some decorations using wool and lolly sticks and weaving.

Taylor: ‘I loved it but I found it so tricky!’

Molly: ‘It was the best day ever’

Aidan: ‘I found it very hard’

We used resilience when we found it tricky and we used reflectiveness to write our evaluations.


IEP homework

Well done Joshua, for doing some great work towards your IEP target at home. Joshua combined coins to make the correct amount to buy a cake.


Marvellous measuring

Today in Maths we were practising our measuring skills. We made a playdough snake using water which we had to measure in a jug and flour which we had to measure on the scales. We thought carefully about what measuring equipment we would need. We learnt to use these words: volume, mass and length. We also thought about what units we were measuring in. Our snake had to be exactly 10cm long, so we drew a line on our playdough mats that was exactly 10 cm to help us.


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