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Archive for March, 2013

Reading Challenge 2013

Our World War II themed ‘Reading Challenge’ came to an end this week. We were really pleased to see the efforts the children had put in towards achieving their own goals in the challenge. Congratulations to Ben who achieved our ‘Victoria Cross’ award for reading the most books. Congratulations to Ella for achieving our ‘George […]

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Green fingers!

This week saw the judging of the daffodil competition. In the Autumn term, children were sent home with a daffodil bulb to plant and nurture. This was a difficult task this year with the never ending winter we have had. Billy and Eddie carefully nurtured their bulbs and decorated their pots in an Easter theme. […]

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This week’s makaton

Our makaton signs this week are ‘friend’, ‘name’, ‘sand’, and ‘paint’. Please click on the links below to see short demonstration clips. sand  name  paint 

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Mathematician Wizard in HG!

Eddie has been working very hard on his maths, producing some ‘magical’ work at school and at home! If you need some help with working out how much equipment you might need for your garden, then Eddie is your man. He can work out how many sheds and tools you may need by doing some […]

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Our Special Visitors

On Thursday, we were really lucky to welcome Ben’s Nana and Pa into HG. Nana and Pa were evacuated from London during the war. Nana lived in Hackney. When she was about 6 years old, she was evacuated to Stoke-on-Trent to stay with a family who also had a little girl. Nana was not able […]

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Tilford Rural Life Museum……….Part 2

  On Tuesday, the other half of the class joined me at Tilford Rural Life Museum. It was a cold but beautiful day. Too cold to put our hands in the freezing, icy water, so we had a demonstration of how people did their washing (always on Mondays!), using a prosser and a dolly. We […]

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World Book Day

On Thursday, we celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as 1940’s book characters. We have been reading lots of books around the 1940’s theme. We have almost finished our class book –  ‘Friend or Foe’ by Michael Morpurgo. Some of us brought in our favourite books to share with everyone.

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French Fashion Show

The Upper School performed their French Fashion show this week. They took a 1940’s theme to their show. They told their audience what they were wearing in French. Some of the children were waiters, serving the audience with french pastries. They had to serve their customers talking in French! What a fantastic performance – very […]

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Tilford Rural Life Museum …. Part 1

On Monday, half of class HG visited the Rural Life Museum at Tilford. It was a beautiful day – perfect for getting the washing done! We filled our tin wash tub with water from the pump. Then we used scrubbing boards and a soap bar to get the washing clean. We had to use a […]

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Potato Challenge 2013!

This week, we have begun our annual ‘Potato’ project. We have received our seeds from the British Potato Council. We have ‘Rocket’ and ‘Piccalo Star’ varieties. We have weighed and measured the seeds. Now we have put them on the windowsill to ‘chit’ to make the sprouts strong before we plant them. As always, we […]

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