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Choir Sing @ The O2

by | 1 Jan 2020 | News

On Friday 24th January, 28 children from years 3-6 took part in the Young Voices choir. We travelled down to the O2, London by coach and joined about 7500 other children to rehearse before we were joined by (approximately) a 20,000 strong audience. The children were extremely well behaved, sang beautifully and were a credit […]

‘Miley’ our Read2Dog

by | 1 Jan 2020 | News

On Friday mornings, we welcome Miley our Read2Dog (and her human) into school.  After she has taken off her coat and had her paws wiped, she makes herself look smart by wearing her bandana; she then makes  her way down to the library where she sits on her mat and hears the children read their […]

Embalming Tomatoes!

by | 1 Jan 2020 | Art & Design, History, News, Woodpeckers

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 steps to prepare the body (tomato) for mummification; such as taking out the vital organs (seeds and pulp) […]

Making Mummies!

by | 1 Jan 2020 | News

This half term, the children in Woodpeckers class are learning about the Ancient Egyptians.  Last week they were learning all about the mummification process and got to turn some of their class mates into mummies! They worked in teams and used rolls of tissue and sellotape to wrap up some of the children and turn […]

Solids, Liquids and Gases

by | 1 Jan 2020 | News

This week. in Science, the Owls started a new topic on States of Matter. They learnt that there are three states of matter: solids, liquids and gases. Firstly, the children worked in groups to sort different items according to whether they were solids, liquids or gases. As a class, we tried to come up with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Woodpeckers Class Assembly

by | 12 Dec 2019 | News

On Friday 6th December it was the turn of the Woodpeckers to share their learning from the half term. They used their assembly to tell the story of The Gunpowder Plot. Each stage of the plot was explained by a child who read a part of their recount. Then this was shown through performing a […]

Hey Ewe!

by | 12 Dec 2019 | Kingfishers, News, Religious Education, School Events, Woodpeckers

On Thursday afternoon and evening, after lots of rehearsing and lines memorised, children in Kingfishers and Woodpeckers Class performed Hey Ewe! to a packed audience. The Christmas story was seen through the eyes of a curious sheep! The children had lots of fun entertaining the audience with their version of the nativity and were in good […]

A Mysterious Letter

by | 11 Nov 2019 | English, History, News, Woodpeckers

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 that technology helps us a lot now and was not around […]

Anti-Bullying Week 2019. Celebrating Difference.

by | 11 Nov 2019 | News

The theme for Anti-Bullying Week this year is ‘Change Starts With Us’. The children have taken part in assemblies across the week and discussed how we can all make small changes to the way we behave towards people we perceive as ‘different’ in order to celebrate difference and create a kinder world. We also took […]

Elmer Returns

by | 11 Nov 2019 | Community, News

Our Elmer ‘Swanning around in Constable Country’ has been returned to us after his stay in Christchurch Mansion. Elmer’s new home is in the school library. It’s great to have Elmer back and for him to be part of our school again.