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Home Learning Week 2

by | 4 Apr 2020 | Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

It seems like week 2 of home learning was as busy as week 1 – walks, creations, rainbows, running, maths, bug houses and baking amongst other things. Happy holidays everyone!

Home Learning – Week 1

by | 3 Mar 2020 | Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

Thank you for all your emails and photos from Week 1 of Home Learning. It seems lots of you have been creative and made rainbows for the window, baked cakes, made fairy gardens and puppets amongst other things;  been active with bike rides (over 20 miles by one child!), joined in with Joe Wicks, running, […]

Murder Mystery in Swans Class

by | 3 Mar 2020 | Swans

Swans came in from break on Wednesday to find that an alarming crime had been committed in their classroom! An outline of a ‘body’ was found in the middle of the class, and the children (now members of the Stratford St Mary Police Academy) had to solve the clues that had been left around the […]

Tractor Visit

by | 2 Feb 2020 | Environment, Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Visitors, Woodpeckers

On Thursday 6th February, as part as the Tractors Into Schools project, we had a visit from local farmer, James Harris, and his tractor. Each class got a chance to look at the tractor, sit inside it and also ask questions. James explained a lot about the sort of work that the tractor does, the […]

Science in Swans

by | 2 Feb 2020 | Science, Swans

This half term, Swans have been investigating properties and changes in materials as our Science topic. This week, they were given the question ‘Does the type of liquid used in a solution affect the solubility of materials?’ The children designed an experiment to test this, and conducted the whole thing themselves. They had to choose […]

Dodgeball Festivals

by | 1 Jan 2020 | Owls, PE, Swans

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 as the Fair Play team of the festival which we, at Stratford, are […]

Futsal Frenzy!

by | 12 Dec 2019 | News, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

In this half term, children in the Swans, Owls and Woodpeckers class had the chance to participate in three events – U11 Boys Futsal, U9 Boys Futsal and U9 Girls Futsal, all held at Inspire Suffolk in Ipswich. It was fantastic to see children who do not usually like to compete in sporting events take […]

Carols in the Church

by | 12 Dec 2019 | Community, Owls, School Events, Swans

On Thursday 12th December, the Owls and Swans entertained parents, grandparents, friends and members of the local community at Stratford St Mary church.  The children sang carols & songs, read poems and some passages from the bible, performed a little sketch and told some jokes. They were all very confident and certainly got people into […]

Community Spirit

by | 12 Dec 2019 | Community, Kingfishers, News, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

The community of Stratford St Mary recently joined together to bring some festive cheer to others. The families of the school, the local community, the parishioners of the churches and the Hall Farm Shop & Restaurant community bought Christmas gifts which were then delivered to the FIND charity in Ipswich.  FIND will then distribute these […]

U11 Table Tennis Tournament

by | 11 Nov 2019 | PE, Swans

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 least three matches consisting of best of 5 games. Overall, both Stratford’s […]

Remembrance Day Activities

by | 11 Nov 2019 | House Groups, Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

On Monday 4th November, the children took part in an assembly about ‘Why we wear poppies near Remembrance Day’; they learnt about the history of poppies and why people started wearing them after the ‘First World War. The children then went into their house groups to participate in some poppy related activities. We continued to […]

A Rather Regal Day Out

by | 11 Nov 2019 | History, Swans, Trips, Visits

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 stone to decide what […]