Monthly Archives: January 2016

Christingle Kindness

by | 1 Jan 2016 | Achievements, Fundraising, Religious Education

Following on from our Christingle Service in December, some of our children collected money  for ‘The Children’s Society’.  One of the girls sold some of her own toys to raise money – well done and thank you for your generosity.

Volcano Magic

by | 1 Jan 2016 | Owls, Parents, Science

It was the turn of the Owls to share their work with the Parents at Friday’s assembly. They showed some photos and explained what they had been doing in gymnastics, shared some amazing writing and showed some work which they were particularly proud of.  However, the highlight of the assembly, had to be ‘Science in […]

School Council Presents….

by | 1 Jan 2016 | Owls, Parents, Swans, Woodpeckers

The School Council presented to the ‘Parent Forum’ meeting the new ideas for dealing with behaviour in the school. They had already gathered ideas from all the classes on what behaviour charts the children would like to be seen in school, together with a clear rewards and consequences system.  In their School Council meeting they […]

Our Weather Diaries

by | 1 Jan 2016 | Curriculum, Facilities, Kingfishers

The children in Kingfisher Class have been recording the weather in their weather diaries this week. They have seen lots of different types of weather including rain, ice, frost, wind and clouds. The children have had the opportunity to observe the weather and record what they saw and heard. They have independently used picture dictionaries and their […]

Did We Visit The Panto?

by | 1 Jan 2016 | Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Trips, Woodpeckers

Oh yes we did!! On Thursday we visited the New Wolsey theatre to watch a performance of the ‘Sword in the Stone’ pantomime. This Rock n Roll show was a big hit with the adults and children.  Mr Bassett was called onto the stage to help the Pantomime Dame – he did a great job!   […]

Amazing Art

by | 1 Jan 2016 | Extracurricular, Facilities, Owls, Swans

Children from Key Stage Two have been enjoying the Art club being offered by Miss Jones and Mrs Kite. The children have developed their drawing techniques using wax crayons. They have created wax resist fish and water scenes using tissue paper.

iPads a Big Hit

by | 1 Jan 2016 | Curriculum, Facilities, Kingfishers, Parents

The children in Kingfisher Class were very excited this week as they accessed the iPads for the first time. The children were able to learn their letters and sounds and practise their handwriting too. They really enjoyed using them and had lots of fun.  

Geography Week in the Swans

by | 1 Jan 2016 | Curriculum, Swans

In the first week back after Christmas, it was Geography Week in the Swans class. The children were learning about the water cycle and rivers. We did lots of practical activities, including making watersheds. The highlight of the week was making V-shaped river valleys out of modroc. We were all really pleased with the final […]

Terrific Tournament!

by | 1 Jan 2016 | School Events, Swans, Visitors

Stratford St Mary hosted a football tournament which was run by Premier Sport. As well as 2 teams from Stratford St Mary, three other local primary schools brought a team who battled it out against each other in a series of matches. Capel St Mary were the eventual winners (on goal difference), but we were extremely […]

Forest Schools

by | 1 Jan 2016 | Community, Curriculum, Facilities, Kingfishers, Parents, School Events, Trips

The children in Kingfisher Class braved the cold weather today for their first Forest Schools session with Orchard Barns. The children built dens, climbed trees, made mud pies and searched for bugs. The children had lots of fun, learning and exploring in the outside environment. Thank you Orchard Barns for letting us join your Forest Schools sessions.

Let There Be Light!

by | 1 Jan 2016 | Owls, Science

Last week in science, the children were learning about light; about different light sources and reflection. On Friday, we were very lucky that Mr Clark was able to visit and allowed us to experiment with different lighting equipment. This included a ‘mirror ball’, lights and different coloured filters.

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