Wild Science

We had a visit from some amazing creatures today! Amber from ‘Wild Science’ came to Year 1 to show us Freda the Tree Frog, Barry the Bearded Dragon, Stanley the Corn Snake, Bruce the Scorpion, Millie the Giant African Millipede and Wilson the Chilean Rose Tarantula! She told us lots of facts about the animals and we had the chance to ask some questions. The most exciting part was that we were able to touch some of the animals!!!!

Cricket Taster Day

We were invited to take part in a cricket taster day courtesy of Hampshire Cricket (Allstars). James, the cricket coach, taught us some cricket skills. We learnt how important it is to always watch the ball and were able to practise some bat and ball skills. There were definitely some budding cricket stars of the future among us!

Space Workshop

This week in year 1 we were very lucky to welcome Mrs Manson and her alien friend Jean who came to reinforce our knowledge of space and the solar system. We undertook various challenges including ordering giant inflatable planets, thinking about what it might be like to travel through space and we helped Jean to understand all about planet Earth. We enjoyed a wonderful time. A big thank you very much to Mrs Manson for all her hard work.  

Forest School Day

What a lovely day we had out in the sunshine on Wednesday! We got creative decorating our headdresses with natural bits-and-pieces, ready to become an assortment of wonderful characters from kings and queens, to wizards and witches. We worked well in teams when trying to build fires, collecting sticks and carefully piling the wood and dry grass. After reading the story ‘Room on the Broom’ we rose to the challenge of trying to make a broom long enough to fit our whole team on. Whilst all this was going on we were climbing trees, creating magical potions and exploring with friends.

It was a brilliant day packed with adventure and creations. We can’t wait for our next Forest School already!

Sea City Trip

Yesterday Woodpecker and Robin class visited the Sea City Museum in Southampton as part of our topic about the Titanic. We have been learning all about the Titanic and so the opportunity to visit this museum, listen to the voices of survivors and even take part in a workshop has really helped our understanding of this moment in our local history. 

We learnt about life on board this magnificent ship for passengers and crew, its final moments and the impact of this tragedy on the families of Southampton. We really enjoyed our guided tour from a historian who was very impressed with our knowledge of the Titanic voyage. Some of our other highlights included 'steering the Titanic' and 'shovelling the coal' interactive exhibits. 

We had a fantastic day and have learnt even more about the Titanic that we cannot wait to share.

Tri-golf Festival

12 Year 1 children were invited to attend a tri-golf Festival at Harrow Way School, where they got the opportunity to partake in lots of mini activities testing their accuracy and precision, against another local school. The activities involved them using putters to aim at different markers and chippers to try and hit a bucket! Great fun was had by all!

World Down Syndrome Day 2019

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Happy World Down Syndrome Day!

Today our school was brightened up by lots of colourful socks to help raise money for Andover Twenty1! We learned about Down Syndrome in assembly and celebrated difference together.

The idea of ‘Lots of Socks’ is that chromosomes look like socks under the microscope, and people with Down Syndrome have an extra chromosome.

Thank you to everyone who joined in and made a donation!

World Book Day

Today was World Book Day! We came to school dressed up as some of our favourite book characters. Our day was very exciting as we got to take part in lots of different activities linked to our author focus Simon Bartram. We also got to go on a word hunt outside which revealed a secret message delivered all the way from the planet Mars! Here are some photos of our amazing costumes.

Visit of Explorer Dome

As part of our Space topic, ‘Out of this World’, a mobile planetarium popped up in our school hall! The children were able to explore the stars and planets and learn about different constellations. This exciting show captivated our imaginations and allowed us to really believe that we were astronauts in space!

Forest School

We enjoyed a fantastic day today taking part in Forest School. We arrived at school dressed to brave the weather and ready to spend the whole day outside.

We took part in a range of activities involving a nature walk, making hazard flags using sticks and creating a recipe for spring in small groups. We particularly enjoyed getting our hands dirty and exploring the different woodland areas. 

We all had such a wonderful day and were very lucky the sun decided to shine!

Bring on next time!

Making a Drawbridge

We used our knowledge of castles to make our very own functional drawbridge using a winding mechanism.  The children had to make sure their drawbridge could rise and fall and solve any problems that occurred. The children worked in pairs brilliantly and helped each other to construct their drawbridges. 

A visit from Sir James!

We had a special visit from a knight on Monday! His name was Sir James and he began by telling us everything about knights and showed us the equipment he uses in battle. We then got the opportunity to become knights ourselves, using shields and swords to protect our bodies in battle! Finally, Sir James taught us some special medieval dance moves. It was a fantastic day and the children really enjoyed meeting a real knight.