Murphy Our Reading Dog's Blog Thursday 7 December 2017

Hi there
Today was such an exciting day!  Can you guess why?
Well, Mum and I got a very special VIP seat (well, I got VIP floor space) to watch Year 3's Christmas Show.  The singing and dancing and all the line-learning was just brilliant, and we really enjoyed it all.  What talent!  What acting!  What a show!  Thank you so much for inviting us.
Then I went along to see Year 5, and I listened to I Can Trick a Tiger, where Floppy escapes some jungle animals by tricking them, but then the animals decide to trick him!
A Boy Called Hope was next, and I learned that families are all different and it just doesn't matter.  It can all work out, if you have hope.
Keep reading.
Licky lick
love Murphy

E Safety Update

With thousands of apps and social networking sites being created every week, it is hard to keep up.

O2 and the NSPCC have created a website to raise awareness of the latest apps to help parents to understand what and who the app or social networking site is aimed at. The website also provides reviews of the apps and tips to help set parental settings to keep children safe online.

To access the website, simply click on the link below

Murphy our Reading Dog's Blog Thursday 23 November 2017

Hi there
Today as I sat and admired some cool masks made by Year 6, I could hear some great singing.  It made me want to join in too!  Like this, Aroooooooooooooooooo!
The first book today was Such a Fuss, where Chip had a hen called Viv, but she didn't want to go to bed, so Chip ... you'll have to read it to find out what happened!
Next was Trish the Jellyfish, and Trish was swept against the rocks by the tide.  Sally sardine needed some help too, so read this to find out how they helped each other.
Then I listened to Rock On! which was all about unusual instruments, like a skatar which is a cross between a skateboard and a guitar!  Wow!  How do you think that sounds?  Can you ride it too?
Fear Forest was next, and Nok and his friends were captured by the Gubloons - plants which can walk and talk.  Gulp!  That sounds a bit scary.  I wonder how they escaped?
The Village Show was next, and oh no!  Mrs Mudge's dandelion wine looked like it was going to win a prize again, but Dad had other plans ...
Then came The BFG , where the BFG told Sophie that she said the kindest things anybody had ever said to him.  Ah!
Spiro, Beast Quest was next, and Malvel had committed his worst crime yet, threatening Aduro's family.  
Great reading today.  Keep it up!
Licky lick
love Murphy

NFSSP Athletics

Today eight Year 6 children took part in the New Forest School Sports Partnership Indoor Athletics league. It was the first indoor athletics event of three to be held over the school year and the team competed against 14 other teams at Testwood Sports College.

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The team competed in events such as the 1, 2 and 3 lap race. They also competed in the indoor field events, such as, triple jump, long jump, shot put and speed bounce.

All the children showed great resilience and pride competing for the school and will be looking forward to the next event!

Athletics training at Testwood


Last week, eight pupils from Year 6 were given the exciting opportunity to travel to Testwood and train in their sports hall in preparation for this week's Sportshall Athletics league. Given access to the equipment and expert coaching, the pupils had a go at practising the throws, jumps and sprints that they shall participate in when they compete against other schools.
As well as shot put, standing long jump and speed bounce, they had a chance to hone their skills at sprints; they had to use special kick-boards that they bounced off in order to maximise speed and acceleration when completing 'laps' of the hall.
Good luck guys - do yourselves and Calmore proud!