Curriculum

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 […]

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 […]

The Terrible Tudors begin their Reign…

by | 11 Nov 2019 | History, Swans

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 the civil wars in the Wars of the Roses. […]

Fabulous Fireworks Calligrams!

by | 10 Oct 2019 | English, Woodpeckers

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 image related to the meaning of […]

Round Britain Quiz

by | 10 Oct 2019 | Geography, Owls, Parents

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 to work together with their adults to try to label all the counties […]

U11 Football

by | 10 Oct 2019 | PE, Swans

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 Hillside. The final game against a strong Shotley […]

Rocket Lands

by | 7 Jul 2019 | English, Kingfishers

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 rocket had landed. On Friday the rocket disappeared! The children found […]

Royal Reply

by | 7 Jul 2019 | English, Kingfishers

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 congratulations cards on the birth of Baby Archie. The children each […]

Testing Pirate Paddy’s Lunchbox

by | 7 Jul 2019 | Art & Design, News, Woodpeckers

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 lunch safely to the other ship without damaging […]

Sizzling Sports Day Success

by | 7 Jul 2019 | Achievements, House Groups, Kingfishers, Owls, Parents, PE, School Events, Swans, Woodpeckers

Friday 5th July saw the annual sports day at the school.  The sun shone, crowds gathered and children enjoyed a variety of events; the atmosphere was fantastic! Otters were the victorious winners and gained 40 house points! Well done. Thank you to all who helped with the preparations beforehand and to those who helped on […]

Dinosaur Museum

by | 6 Jun 2019 | English, Kingfishers, Parents, Science

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 them. The children were very proud of their museum and invited their parents […]

Potatoes

by | 6 Jun 2019 | Design Technology, Environment, Kingfishers, Science

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 able to weigh their potatoes and understand that they […]