Honeypot Shoeboxes 2018

Today our Shoeboxes were collected by the Honeypot Charity. Honeypot will distribute these shoeboxes to their vulnerable children in The New Forest at Christmas.

Thanks to all our families that donated shoeboxes this year.

Shoeboxes Website 2018

Painting Poppies

To mark this Remembrance Day when we remember 100 years since the end of World War 1 every child in the school has been making a poppy. These will be hung from the ceiling on display to remember those that lost their lives in war.

Lest We Forget


Hound of the Baskervilles

Today, a rather familiar looking drama group performed Hound of the Baskervilles to our year 6 children. Year 6 will then be studying parts of this fantastic novel and creating some writing in response to the story.

Hound of B Website 1

Hound of B Website 2

Hound of B Website 3

Hound Of B Website 4

Remembrance November 2018

Our weekly theme this week is ‘Remembrance.’ On Sunday 11 November 2018, it is 100 years since the end of World War 1 and it is only right and proper that we remember those that lost their lives. Yesterday, we had a World War 1 presentation by Marcus from Creative Education UK. It was an opportunity to bring WWI to life for the children and help them understand  why we remember. The WWI show was immersive by getting children involved with costumes, props, and the narrative of the story with songs, music, and effects to help them imagine what it was like to be a soldier in the trenches. The show balanced a fun, energetic and engaging approach with an appropriate respect and sensitivity for the subject and was a great way to start our week of Remembrance.

Throughout the week, the children will be making stain glass window poppies, painting poppies and writing poetry to remember those that lost their lives. On Friday, some of the School Council will be taking part in a ceremony and respectfully laying a wreath at the cenotaph in Totton. Some of our home made poppies will be on display in Totton library later in the week.

                      To those that courageously gave their lives

And those who bravely fight today

Thank you!

World War 1 Website

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World War 1 Website 3

Murphy our Reading Dog's Blog 1 November 2018

Hi there
So today I was next to some amazing clay tiles with faces, but I couldn't see one which looked like me!
First up today was A Midsummer Night's Dream, where Hermia and Lysander were curled up for a nap on a mossy cushion .  Immediately I knew that was my kind of story!
Next was Zak's Virtual Worlds and Zak went to the virtual DVD store on his Dynamic Junior Rocket.  That sounds way more fun than a bike, or walking!
After that it was Wimpy Kid - Dog Days, and Rowley had a nightmare about a chicken, and his parents spent twenty minutes trying to calm him down.  I've never had a nightmare about a chicken.  Have you?
Chestnut Hill - Playing for Keeps was next, and Lani and her dad were in a cafe eating chocolate cream pie ... mmmmmmmm, food!  Plus, I found out that dad's nickname for Lani was Cowgirl.  I've got several nicknames, but the one I like best is Mr Murfles.  Have you got a nickname?
Then it was Scary Backyard Camping, and Mum and Dad helped the children put up a tent in the garden.
I listened to Green Island, where the children were at the beach and they found a seagull which was covered in oil and couldn't fly, so they took it to Mrs Honey and she told them to ... you'll have to read it to find out her advice!
Last today was Grumptus Attack, and Max, Cat and Nok had to go into the cactus forest to find their friends.  Ouch youch!  They're so prickly!
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Murphy Nov 18