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Dodgeball Festivals

Dodgeball Festivals

Recently, six children from the Owls class travelled to Inspire Suffolk in Ipswich to participate in the U9 Dodgeball Festival. We competed against six matches against five other schools, remaining unbeaten by winning 4 and drawing twice. The children were also picked...

Embalming Tomatoes!

Embalming Tomatoes!

On Monday 20th January,  the Woodpeckers investigated the scientific process of mummification by becoming Egyptian Embalmers! As there weren't any dead Pharaohs lying around, the children used tomatoes instead- to symbolise the Pharaoh's body. The children followed...

Amazing Author

Amazing Author

On Tuesday 14th January,  the children welcomed James Campbell into school. James told the children he was an author, storyteller and a comedian. He told the children lots of poems with actions and the children joined in. James also told the children the Umbrella...

Cooking Club

Cooking Club

The children were very excited as it was the first Cooking Club session. The children listened carefully to instructions, washed their hands and put an apron on. The children made cheese swirls and melted snowmen biscuits. We hope you enjoyed eating them! [gallery...

Experimenting with Switches

Experimenting with Switches

As part of our whole school topic on Fire, the Owls are combining their Science and DT learning to design and make a fire alarm. We began the project by discussing the different types of switches that we can find. On Friday, the children worked together to solve a...

The Impact of the Railways

For our History topic this half term, the Owls have been learning about steam railways. On Tuesday 19th November, we learnt about the impact that the steam railways had on Britain. Firstly, the children had to sort statements about the effects of the railways into...

Tudor House

Tudor House

The children became designers and designed their own Tudor house. The children looked at images of different Tudor houses and thought about what they looked liked and the features they had. The children used the information to design their own Tudor house. They drew a...

A Mysterious Letter

A Mysterious Letter

The Woodpeckers have been comparing objects from the past in their History lessons (whilst learning about The Gun Powder Plot). The children have been comparing how we would send messages to somebody now, and how they would have been delivered in 1605. They learnt...

U11 Table Tennis Tournament

U11 Table Tennis Tournament

Recently, eight children from Swans class took part in an U11 Table Tennis Tournament, held at St Joseph's College in Ipswich. Our children competed against three other schools containing 'A' and 'B' teams: Morland, Cliff Lane and St Pancras. Each child played at...

A Rather Regal Day Out

A Rather Regal Day Out

On Friday 8th November, Swans took a trip out to Framlingham Castle. We couldn't resist a trip to the Castle on the Hill as Queen Mary I resided there in 1553. We had a good look around the castle, and the children were brilliant at looking at the evidence in the...

The Terrible Tudors begin their Reign…

The Terrible Tudors begin their Reign…

The Terrible Tudors have begun their reign in Swans class this week, and the children have all been excited to get learning about one of the most influential families in British History. On Thursday 31st of October, we re-enacted the Battle of Bosworth- the last of...

Fabulous Fireworks Calligrams!

Fabulous Fireworks Calligrams!

The topic for this half term is 'Fire, Fire'. In Literacy, we have been basing our writing on Fireworks and Bonfire Night and have been learning how to write structured calligrams. A calligram is a poem that uses its design and layout of the letters to create a visual...

Round Britain Quiz

Round Britain Quiz

On Wednesday 9th Octobers, the Owls were joined by their parents and grandparents for a shared learning session. In Geography, the children had been learning about counties and regions, particularly the ones around where we live. Their challenge for the afternoon was...

U11 Football

U11 Football

At the start of October, 13 boys from the Swans class made the trip to Whitton Sports Centre to compete at the U11 Football Competition. Wearing our new football kit for the first time, the boys did their best against 4 other schools: Hadleigh, Shotley, Henley and...

Rocket Lands

Rocket Lands

On Tuesday 25th June, the children in Kingfishers class were amazed to find a rocket had crashed into the outside reading area. The children had great fun exploring the crime scene and collecting evidence. The children wrote newspaper reports and thought about why the...

Royal Reply

Royal Reply

Kingfishers Class were very excited as they received a very important letter. Miss Jones opened the envelope and read the letter from Claudia Spens who was writing on behalf of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The letter was thanking the children for sending...

Testing Pirate Paddy’s Lunchbox

This half term, the Woodpeckers have been learning about Pirate Paddy and the problems with his lunch box. They had to design a lunchbox that could be passed across a rope, withstand waves and rain from the sea, withstand being pecked at by seagulls and deliver the...

Dinosaur Museum

Dinosaur Museum

Over the past two weeks, the children in Kingfishers Class have been learning about dinosaurs. The children were given the task of creating a dinosaur museum. The children worked hard creating guide books, writing amazing facts about dinosaurs and painting pictures of...

Potatoes

Potatoes

The children were very excited about digging up the potatoes and seeing how many they got. The children dug through the soil with their hands collecting the potatoes. The children had to look carefully to make sure they hadn’t left any. With support the children were...

Archaeology Club

This half term, Mrs Marshall is running a lunchtime Archaeology club for children in Owls and Swans classes. Over the last two weeks, the children had to work together to chip dinosaur bones out of rock. It was very difficult, and took them a long time. Once all the...

Stratford’s Sports Update

Stratford’s Sports Update

May was a great month at Stratford St Mary School for Sport and PE. In the two sporting competitions, U11 Swimming and U11 Netball, we achieved 6th place in both events, with 12 teams competing altogether in the Swimming and 16 teams in the Netball. A huge well done...

Elmer

Elmer

This week the children in Kingfisher Class have been learning about Elmer and getting ready to celebrate his birthday on Friday 24th May. They have learnt about elephants and written a fact file and labelled the different parts of an elephant. They have made their own...

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