Here are some of our year 5/6 accounts of our African activities Morning.
I think that the African Activities was really fun as we got to learn new African songs and hear stories Qame told us about what it was like in Africa, I think it was an awesome experience and I would definitely recommend it.
The African experience was enormous fun and has contributed hugely to my understanding of the continent’s culture. The music was particularly interesting as many of us were playing different rhythms. All in all, I thought the morning was hugely beneficial.
On Friday we had a really nice man come in to teach us some funky moves; deafening drumming; tell us some true tales and other cool stuff! It was so fun! We even had a band (us), the instruments were so fun and I loved banging to the beat. My favourite part was definitely doing our own thing with rattles!
Fire Service Visit
On Wednesday 5th of Feb, as well as beautiful Japanese Fan dancing, Willow and Pine had a visit from the Fire Service Kids Team. We talked about fire hazards in our houses and how we can prevent them from catching fire and what to do if they do. Written by Year 6 pupil
Japanese Fan Dancing
On Wednesday we had a really nice lady come into teach some fan dancing to the school. It was so fun! We had beautiful fans to dance with and go with the slow moves. My favourite part was definitely when we got to act out the story of the sun god. By Year 6 pupil
This week has been full of festive fun and cheer with our winning house enjoying movies and popcorn on Monday. Tuesday parents were invited to our class exhibitions and in the afternoon the whole school went to the Panto at the theatre Royal in Winchester...Oh yes they did!
Wednesday everybody came to school wearing their Christmas jumpers and the children did their Christmas shopping aided by the PFA elves! We all enjoyed a lovely Christmas lunch followed by an afternoon of hot chocolate and stories with Santa who came to join us bringing gifts!
On Thursday we all enjoyed our Christmas service at St Marys the virgin where parents attended.
We wish you all a very happy Christmas and a peaceful new year.
Our new Green Ambassadors, have already held two meetings and have generated lots of ideas for ways in which the school can become more green. This term they are reinforcing all the work that was undertaken last year on recycling within school. New signs are being made for our recycling bins and they will be reminding all the classes via presentations and games, what can and cannot be recycled.
During the Autumn Term, each class will be taking part in a six week 'Relax Kids' program which teaches the children relaxation techniques through yoga and mindfulness. When questioned on how they felt after a session, some of our children said it made them feel relaxed, calm, peaceful and warm.
On Friday 20 September everyone took part in the Fit4kids workshops. Paul told us about sugar and the food traffic light system. Paul told us that not only sugar can hurt our bodies but fats and salt too. For example Walkers Ready Salted crisps are green for sugar however they are red for fat as they have 8.0g of fat which is bad for you. So we learned that crisps are ok as a treat but shouldn't be eaten too often. We also looked at lots of other foods and said if we thought they were healthy or not. We thought the Oat Granola bars were healthy but actually they have lots of sugar from the honey.
Paul also talked to us about how important it is to be fit & healthy. First off we did a warm up which was jogging on the spot. Then he showed us lots of different exercises such as squats, lunges, air cycling and lots more fun activities! At the end we did star jumps to cool down. It's important to warm up so that you don't pull any muscles and the cool down helps your body recover from the exercises.
It was really fun and now we know more about being fit and healthy.
By a Year 3 pupil