Monthly Archives: May 2016

Suffolk Show Garden

by | 5 May 2016 | Achievements, Community, Curriculum, Swans

Swans have been busy designing a garden for the Suffolk Show based around the theme ‘A slice of Suffolk history’.  The chosen design featured Boudicca’s trip through Suffolk en route to Colchester. Two children from Swans class and a parent helper joined Mr Wheals to prepare and plant the garden ready for  judging on Wednesday […]

Dodgeball Fun

by | 5 May 2016 | Curriculum, Owls, PE, Swans, Visitors

On Thursday afternoon, our school hosted a Dodgeball Tournament. Shotley and Capel St Mary schools brought 2 teams each of Year 3 & 4 children to join 2 teams from our school.  The children enjoyed three different types of dodgeball games and  played really well both individually and as teams. Thank you to our Year 5 […]

Fruit Art!

by | 5 May 2016 | Classes, Curriculum, Woodpeckers

This week in DT the Woodpeckers have been designing their own rainforest animal made out of fruit. They have thought about healthy eating and chosen a rainforest animal each to recreate using just fruit. The children looked at lots of different types of fresh fruit and compared the difference between fresh and tinned fruit. Once they […]

Mini-Tennis Tournament

by | 5 May 2016 | Achievements, Owls, PE

Four children from the Owls class represented our school at the recent mini-tennis competition held at East Bergholt High School. Each child had 3 singles matches and some doubles matches too. The children played well and came away with the Bronze certificate.

Kingfishers Animal Challenge

by | 5 May 2016 | Classes, Kingfishers

Today the Kingfisher children took part in an ‘Animal Challenge Afternoon’ with a family member. The children and adults worked together planning what animal they would make from the rainforest or jungle. They made their animals from recycled materials. There was lots of cutting, sticking and painting.  When they had finished creating their animals they wrote an evaluation. The […]

Woodpeckers Are Minibeast Detectives!

by | 5 May 2016 | Classes, Woodpeckers

Woodpecker class have been learning about habitats and micro habitats. They have looked at different world habitats, and compared the animals that lived there. They have been learning about microhabitats, paying particular interest to the mini beasts and other animals that could be found there. The Woodpeckers have been exploring the outdoor area to look at pond and […]

Favourite Footwear Day

by | 5 May 2016 | Classes, Fundraising

The children and staff were allowed to wear their favourite footwear to school, as they participated in ‘Favourite Footwear Day’ part of ‘Walk to School Week’.The children and staff wore lots of different footwear including slippers, trainers, shoes and boots. The children were asked to donate £1 in return for wearing their favourite shoes. We raised over £50 which will […]

Walk To School Week

by | 5 May 2016 | Classes, Community, Kingfishers, Owls, School Events, Swans, Woodpeckers

The children, parents and staff joined together to participate in ‘Walk to School Week’. The JRSO’s organised the event asking for children and parents to try and walk to school and to make Strickmere a car free zone for the week. Everyday this week staff have been providing a ‘walking bus’ from both ends of Strickmere. The […]

Gardening in the Swans

by | 5 May 2016 | Classes

On Monday afternoon, the Swans spent the afternoon doing some gardening around the school grounds. The children got stuck in to planting, weeding and watering, as well as collecting wood for a bonfire. They also worked on finishing the design for our garden competition entry, which will be shown at the Suffolk Show during half […]

High 5 & Handball

by | 5 May 2016 | Achievements, Extracurricular, Owls, Swans

This week was rather busy for our sports teams.  On Tuesday, 8 Owls class children took part in a handball tournament at Inspire Ipswich.   We didn’t win the tournament, but all the children showed great skill, team work and determination. On Friday 8 children represented our school in the High 5 competition at East Bergholt High […]

Rainforest Safari Cars!

by | 5 May 2016 | Curriculum, Woodpeckers

This week the Woodpeckers have been constructing junk model safari cars to travel through the rainforest! They have measured and created their own wheel axles using kebab skewers and fixed on their wheels using plastercine. They made sure sharp ends were covered and that their wheels would enable their cars to move. They printed camouflage patterns […]

Woodpeckers Share Their Work.

by | 5 May 2016 | Classes, Curriculum, Woodpeckers

This week was the Woodpeckers’ class assembly. The children showed off their knowledge of the Rainforest by sharing information from their fact files and Geography work based around continents and oceans. Children could talk about which continents had Rainforests and give lots of fun facts about the animals that live there. They demonstrated and talked about the […]

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