• Mr Flynn, 17 girls, 2 Assistant coaches (Eve & Jess) and a plethora of parents enjoyed a successful, and bitterly cold, afternoon at the annual schools’ pyramid football tournament. Both teams managed to produce some fine Football and enjoyed some success. The ‘Bananas’ won all of their games to be crowned champions. The ‘Bluberries’ finished third overall. All children represented their school with pride, integrity and passion. Well done girls and a huge thank you to all of the parents for their support.

Year 5 Curriculum Update

In maths we have continued to develop our understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages.  We have also looked at classifying angles and calculating missing angles.   We have practised our standard methods of calculation for all four operations.

 

In English, we have continued to enjoy Rooftoppers as our class reader and have looked at how authors choose vocabulary to create different effects.   Beowulf has continued to inspire our writing including poetry and a dialogue between Beowulf and the dragon.

Year 3 Update

This week, year 3 have been reading more of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and how he ends up being looked after by an elderly couple. We learnt how to use subordinating conjunctions and inverted commas to punctuate direct speech.
In maths we applied our knowledge of the expanded subtraction method to solve word problems. We also assessed our learning so far in English and Maths.
Our puppets are now complete and they look fantastic! We are very proud of our art work.

Year 6 Curriculum Update

In maths last week the children were learning about percentages.  In English, the children wrote their own warning stories based on The Caravan by Pie Corbett.

This week, the children have been completing their next set of practice SAT papers.  Alongside this they have been revising long multiplication and division in maths.

In the afternoons the children have been completing their own constellation project.  Look out for the results of this on the blog over the next couple of weeks!

Swanmore Lunch Club had some visitors!

On Wednesday 31st January five children visited the Swanmore Lunch Club at the Paterson Centre.  They took along some books to share with the members and afterwards listened to their stories.  They were pleased to hear that one of the members was a former pupil and was at Swanmore Primary school during the Second World War.  It wasn’t long before they had to say their goodbyes…Well, before they had some trifle first!

Year 4 Curriculum Update

English:

We are almost at the end of Carrie’s story in English and were shocked to discover the dreadful thing that Carrie had done. We have also debated the character of Mr Evans as our feelings towards him changed as the story unfolded.

Maths:

The children have been challenged this week using written strategies for multiplication and division. Applying basic number skills such as times tables facts, number bonds, addition and subtraction facts and multiplying and dividing by 10, alongside practising new strategies has pushed their thinking and resilience.

 

Year 3 Update

Last week in English we finished writing our very exciting legend stories, and then we enjoyed publishing them in our very own book. We had fun designing the front cover complete with title and the author’s name!

This week, we have started to read The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate Dicamillo, and we will be basing much of our English work on the book.

In maths we were introduced to the expanded column method for addition, which, later in the week, we then used to solve word problems.

This week we have learnt how to use the expanded column method for subtraction.

In Art, we have begun to make our laminated puppet heads, and next week, we shall be adding features and colour to the head. They’re all looking really rather good!

We are also enjoying the new PE lessons using the Real PE materials introduced to the staff on our INSET day at the beginning of January.

A letter has been sent out today detailing our school trip to the Beaulieu area on Thursday 8th March.

 

 

Blaze a trail update!

I hope you have all managed to see the BBC 1 Programme Inside Out.  If you have missed it, it is available on the iPlayer if you search for ‘Inside Out South’.   The initiative has been working really well and having regular attendance over 100 is hugely positive.  Myself and Mrs Collins are always so pleased to see so many happy, glowing faces in the morning.  Keep it up!

The counter box was looking mightily full the last time I checked so this morning our House Captains went through it and exchanged every 100 counters for a marble.  They were then able to see how many miles that we have covered in our challenge (remember it is not quite two weeks old yet!)

The results are in….so far…

Ruby 228 miles

Sapphire 276 miles

Emerald 294 miles

Topaz 363 miles

Total School Miles 1,161!

Well done to everyone that has helped to add to their house totals so far; including our parents of course!  Remember, if children see their parents active they are more likely to be active themselves.  Come and join us…even if it is a bit wet!

Mr Flynn