Monthly Archives: October 2016

‘Start Active’ Breakfast Club

by | 10 Oct 2016 | Classes, Extracurricular, Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

Monday 31st October saw 9 children join us for the very first day of the Start Active Breakfast Club being run by Premier Sport. The children spent their time on some brain gym activities before tucking into a snack of orange juice & toast!

Safe Cyclists

by | 10 Oct 2016 | Achievements, Curriculum, PE, Swans

Some of our Swans class enjoyed a 2 day ‘bikeabiity’ course. They started by learning some skills in the safety of the school playground before taking their bikes onto the local roads. They are now proficient at riding their bikes safely! Well done children!

Golf Course Glory

by | 10 Oct 2016 | Classes, Extracurricular, PE

On Thursday afternoon, 5 children took part in a Golf Tournament at Play Golf, Colchester.  The children were given the opportunity to learn and practise their golf skills with some professional golfers before competing in a tournament against other schools.  The children played really well and ended the day in 2nd place. Well done golfers […]

Dental Nurse Visit

by | 10 Oct 2016 | Curriculum, Kingfishers, Visitors

The Kingfishers Class welcomed a visitor to their class. The visitor introduced herself as Mrs Fisher a dental nurse. Mrs Fisher asked the children what they knew about teeth. She showed the children a set of milk and adult teeth.  She also asked the children if they could help her find her toothbrush, the children said yes, […]

Fruit Kebabs

by | 10 Oct 2016 | Classes, Curriculum, Kingfishers

This week the children in Kingfishers Class have been thinking about how to keep healthy. The children created their own snack by making fruit kebabs. They practised their safety and hygiene skills by holding a knife correctly, cutting carefully and making sure their hands were clean. The children selected the fruits they liked from melon, grapes, orange, […]

Music For Youth Primary Prom

by | 10 Oct 2016 | Classes, Curriculum, Trips

On Monday 10th October, the Owls class went to the Music For Youth Primary Prom at Snape Maltings Concert Hall. The programme kicked off with Springwood High School Big Band. This was followed by Uke ‘n Toot ‘n Tap, a primary school music group who played ukeleles , ocarinas and tuned percussion, as well as […]

Harvest Assembly

by | 10 Oct 2016 | Classes, Community, Parents, School Events

On Friday afternoon, we welcomed parents and carers to join us for our Harvest assembly. All the classes shared readings, songs, poems and prayers. Thank you for all the donations of food goods which will be donated to the Colchester Food Bank.

Walk To School

by | 10 Oct 2016 | Classes, Community, JRSO, Parents

October is national Walk to school month and today the parents and children opted for walking to school instead of driving. The children, parents, teachers and staff met at either ends of Strickmere and walked together to school. The JRSO’s made sure the children were walking safely to school. It was lovely to see so many walking to […]

Crumble Bot Success

by | 10 Oct 2016 | Achievements, Computing, Swans, Trips

On Wednesday 12th October, some of the Swans class took part in a Crumble Bot competition at BT. The children took part in a series of challenges which saw them compete against 31 other primary schools. At the end of the afternoon, the Year 5 team came 2nd out of 31 teams and the Year 6 team came 4th. […]

Kingfishers’ First Assembly

by | 10 Oct 2016 | Curriculum, Kingfishers, Parents

It was the turn of the Kingfishers to take part in their first ever assembly. The children told the audience about the work they had done this half term on the topic of ‘All About Me’. They also talked about Autumn, they showed their pictures of Autumn trees and sang two rhymes about Autumn. The […]

Paralympic Enrichment Day

by | 10 Oct 2016 | Classes, Curriculum, Kingfishers, Owls, PE, Swans, Woodpeckers

On Friday, all the classes were involved in an Enrichment Day. Mr Ross from Premier Sport taught the children some games which included ‘blindfolded’ ball games, boccia as well as ‘floor volleyball’ involving balloons. The children all enjoyed the activities and learnt how to use different skills and tactics.  

Live On Radio Suffolk

by | 10 Oct 2016 | Classes, JRSO

On Monday morning, Luke the roving reporter from Radio Suffolk came to interview Mrs Bilner and the Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSO’s). They talked about the ‘Be safe, be seen’ initiative from Suffolk County Council as well as walking to school, the dark mornings and nights and the reflector badges which the children will receive […]

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