Schools’ Farm and Country Show

by | 5 May 2024 | Eco School, Forest Schools, Owls, Science, Trips, Woodpeckers

On Wednesday 17th April, Years 3, 4 and 5 attended the Schools’ Farm and Country Show at Trinity Park in Ipswich. The children were able to take part in lots of different activities looking at all aspects of farming, growing and food production. First we looked at how willow is used to make cricket bats. […]

Owls Forest School

by | 1 Jan 2024 | Art & Design, Forest Schools, Owls

This half term, Owls class are doing weekly Forest School sessions. We are linking these to our topic on the Battle of Hastings and the Norman invasion. In this week’s den building challenge, children were challenged to build a den as similar as possible to a Norman castle. They had to find and saw their […]

Young Voices 2024

by | 1 Jan 2024 | Extracurricular, Music, News, Owls, Swans, Visits

On Friday 19th January, 20 children from Owls and Swans joined nearly 8,000 children from around the country, at the O2 arena, to take part in the Young Voices concert. The children performed with professional artists, including Urban Strides, Natalie Williams and Nandi Bushell. The children behaved wonderfully, performed flawlessly and were a real credit […]

Battle of Hastings

by | 1 Jan 2024 | History, Owls

This half term, Owls’ History topic is the Battle of Hastings and the Norman Invasion. We launched the topic with an immersion day. We looked at the three contenders to the throne in 1066: Harold Godwinson, Harald Hardrada and William, Duke of Normandy. We hot seated the three contenders and made leaflets to promote our […]

Christmas Tree Festival

by | 12 Dec 2023 | Community, Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

All the children helped to make a Stratford St Mary Primary School Christmas Tree for the Church’s Christmas Tree Festival. The children created a bauble to decorate the tree and drew a memory from a past Christmas. They also made two green handprints to create the Christmas tree. Miss Cousins put the Christmas tree together […]

Five Gifts for Christmas

by | 12 Dec 2023 | Community, Fundraising, Kingfishers, News, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

This term, the children have been talking about kindness, thoughtfulness, sharing, respect and caring and how these values can become an important part of our daily lives.  As a school, we decided to try and spread kindness towards others and asked for some donations for the five gifts of Christmas Appeal.  The children were sent […]

Christmas Forest Fun

by | 12 Dec 2023 | Forest Schools, Owls

On Monday 11th December, the Owls class took part in a Christmas-themed Forest School session. The children got to take part in many activities such as den building, fire lighting and making smores. They also got to make Christmas wreaths and wooden reindeer decorations, sawing the wood themselves. The children showed great perseverance in the different activities and […]

Owls’ Sharing Session

by | 11 Nov 2023 | Community, Owls, Parents

On the afternoon of Thursday 16th November, the Owls class were joined by their family members for the first family sharing session of the year. The children worked with their family members to design a poster advertising for the perfect friend. It was lovely to see the children and adults discussing ideas and being creative […]

Book Club

by | 11 Nov 2023 | Extracurricular, Kingfishers, Owls

This half term the children in Year One, Two and Three have had the opportunity to participate in Book Club with Miss Jones. Miss Jones reads the children a story and then they enjoy doing an activity relating to the book. This weeks story was ‘Sparks in the Sky’. The children made chocolate sparklers and […]

Food Bank Donation

by | 10 Oct 2023 | Community, Fundraising, Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

On Thursday 5th October, we held a Harvest Assembly in the school.  Families were incredibly generous and brought in some non-perishable items which were sent onto the Colchester Food Bank. Thank you all so much for the contributions. The Food Bank was incredibly grateful for the 58.80kg of items donated.  

Ancient Egypt Workshop

by | 9 Sep 2023 | History, Owls, Visitors

On Monday 25th September, the Owls class were visited by an Ancient Egyptian scribe. The children got to take part in many activities such as writing Ancient Egyptian numbers on wax tablets, mummifying a body and building an Ancient Egyptian house. We learnt that they built with mud bricks and saw how they were made. […]

Testing Solubility

by | 9 Sep 2023 | Owls, Science

Owls’ Science topic this half term is Properties and Changes in Materials. This week we looked at solubility. The children had to work as scientists to plan and carry out their own tests to investigate the solubility of different materials. Lots of great learning and discussions.