Swans

Swans Become Junior Pizzaiolos!

by | 10 Oct 2016 | Curriculum, Swans, Trips

Swans class had the opportunity to visit Pizza Express in Colchester. They learnt about the history of Pizza Express restaurants, what different ingredients are used to make a pizza as well as having the opportunity of making (and eating) their own pizzas. Thank you Pizza Express, we all had a great time!       […]

Monet Masterpiece

by | 9 Sep 2016 | Extracurricular, Owls, Swans

Children from Key Stage Two have been enjoying Art Club with Miss Jones and Mrs Kite. The children have been recreating their own version of Monet’s painting of the water lily pond and bridge. The children used their fingertips to mix and paint their masterpiece.

Healthy Living Week

by | 7 Jul 2016 | Classes, Curriculum, Kingfishers, Owls, Parents, PE, Swans, Visitors, Woodpeckers

Last week our timetable was dedicated to Healthy Living Week; the children were involved in many different activities.  These included our sports day, some Paralympic games, a visit from PC Di and PCSO Denise who talked to the different classes about a variety of things including drug and alcohol awareness & theft, Mr Andrews from Suffolk […]

Money, Money, Money

by | 7 Jul 2016 | Classes, Kingfishers, Owls, School Events, Swans, Woodpeckers

On Friday the children were very excited as it was finally the day for the classes to present their products for the ‘Mini Enterprise’ which was launched during Money Week. The children with their teacher set up their stalls with their products and posters ready for the end of school sale. The children were fantastic at encouraging […]

Fencing Fun

by | 6 Jun 2016 | Curriculum, Kingfishers, PE, Swans

Our Swans have been learning some new ‘fencing’ skills. Mr Banner taught them ‘en garde’, about footwork, advance, defence and lunge. After having the time to practise these skills, they had the opportunity to ‘teach’ our reception children how to ‘fence’.  It was clearly evident they passed on the skills in a clear and informative way. […]

Bike To School Week

by | 6 Jun 2016 | Classes, Kingfishers, Owls, School Events, Swans, Woodpeckers

The JRSOs encouraged the children to take part in Bike to School Week which was held from 13th – 17th June 2016. Despite the weather lots of children took the challenge and came to school on their bike or scooter. The JRSO’s also held a competition to design the bike for the future. Lots of […]

Kate Greenaway Awards

by | 6 Jun 2016 | Swans

Four children from the Swans class travelled with Mrs Smith to East Bergholt High School to take part in the Kate Greenaway book awards event . The idea of the morning was to choose a favourite book out of a possible seven . The children mixed with other primary school aged children and took  part in […]

School Council Update

by | 6 Jun 2016 | Community, Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

The School Council met on Thursday to talk to Mrs Ellingham.  Mrs Ellingham has been working on improving the play area in the village. All the children in the school completed a questionnaire giving their ideas and thoughts on what they liked and disliked about the existing play area and what they would like to see […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]