Larch Class

Winchester Special Celebration

We always look forward to the special celebration each year, as it is a great chance to join with other schools and celebrate the Christmas story in the beautiful Winchester Cathedral. All the pupils made us very proud and performed their parts brilliantly. A special well done to Joshua, who did a fantastic reading.


A Special Visitor at Horse-riding

We love going in groups each week to horse-riding, and this week was extra special as Father Christmas came to visit! He was very generous and everyone got a present each. Thank you Father Christmas!


Visit to Durleigh Marsh Farm

‘We went to the farm on the minibus. It was a long ride. We saw the squash. It was very fun’. Aidan

‘The man was driving’. Joe

‘My favourite bit was when we ate lots of raspberries. We picked them and then we ate them. Alison told us that there were still raspberries because it had been nice and warm’. Taylor

‘I liked it and it was a good trip. My favourite bit was when I picked a carrot’. Charlie

‘My favourite bit was when they talked about my favourite pudding, rhubarb’. Joshua

‘We picked the carrots. We put them in the bag to take back to school’. Alex

‘I liked picking the carrots. We’re going to make carrot cake and carrot soup’. Christopher

‘I saw a bunny. It was hopping and running. The shop was very nice’. Kye

‘I liked eating the raspberries. We found some sweetcorn and Alison put them in a bag to feed to her chickens’. Molly

‘I liked it when we picked carrots’. Adam

What a wonderful morning! We had a brilliant time at the farm and were surprised to see how much was still growing! Thank you Alison for taking us round! Here are some photos. Mrs Aston.

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Fruity fractions!

In  maths this week we have been learning to recognise different fractions. We used our knowledge of fractions to design a fruit kebab and on Thursday we got to make (and eat) them! We had to decide what fractions we were going to cut our fruit into and then follow our design to make our kebabs. They were delicious!


Pedal power

Last week Aidan, Taylor and Kye participated in Pedal Power and all worked hard on their bikes to learn how to cycle safely on the roads. This week it was Charlie’s turn! Well done Charlie!


Welcome to the new school year!

Apologies for not posting for so long, we have been having some technical difficulties.

It’s been a great start to the year with lots of amazing learning going on. This week we learnt about reversible changes in science, and found out about freezing and melting ice. We had some different objects frozen in ice and had to try and use our scientific brains to work out how to get them out! We made predictions and tried to use the correct scientific language.


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.  

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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!



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