Whole School

Inter-school athletics competition

Children from Years 3-6 competed against other local schools in a range of athletic activities in Autumn term 2018. The activities included: chest push, javelin throw, speed bounce, long jump and relay races. They all took part with enthusiasm and were great team players.

 

 

Grow a Pound celebration

Over the summer holidays, many children took a pound they had been given by the PTA and used it in a variety of creative ways to raise funds for the PTA. On Monday 10 September we had an exhibition in the hall to share the children’s projects.

            

            

         

 

 

 

Open Classroom July 2018

Many families visited near the end of the school year, to share and celebrate their children’s learning and achievements.

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

 

End of year disco 2018

The children enjoyed dancing and playing games at the final disco of the year. The usual hot dogs and cakes also went down very well.

    

    

    

 

Christmas Lunch 2017

The children, staff and governors enjoyed our traditional Christmas lunch. Turkey, roast potatoes, crackers and delicious deserts!

 

Grow a £1 (PTA summer holiday project)

The PTA set the children a challenge. Each child was given a £1 coin and invited to consider how they could ‘grow it’ over the summer holiday. The aim was to develop their creativity, entrepreneurship and to raise further funding for the PTA to support the school. We received a fabulous response with the children undertaking all sorts of activities from car washing to plant growing, from cake baking to stone decorating.  

In September we held a Project Celebration for the children and families to come into school and see the posters, photos and project books the children had created to share and remember their achievements. It was great to see the children learning from each other’s ideas and starting to think (a long way) ahead, to what they might decide to undertake next summer. From an initial outlay of £130 the children have raised over £800 for the PTA through this project. Another valuable experience about how we can all work together to make our community more supportive and strong.

 

Sports Morning and Picnic 2017

Another enjoyable, active and successful Sports Morning. The older children took part in sprint and relay races, as well as long jumps. The younger children enjoyed completing an obstacle course. There was also a range of team activities, from the water race to bean bag throw, from mat rolls to football dribbles.

This year Team Green won the competitions with 266 points. However it was a close competition with only 21 points separating the teams in first and third places.

    

 

Pictures of Summer Art Gallery

Many children from across the school created art pieces at home to represent their view of summer. There was a range of different styles and techniques. The children and parents were able to visit and enjoy the Gallery during the picnic lunch on Sports Morning.

    

    

 

Ground Force day 2017

Volunteer children, parents, staff and governors gave time on a Sunday to rejuvenate the school grounds. Weeding beds, planting flowers, tidying the willow tunnel, clearing paths in the copse and building a den together. The grounds are now more colourful and more ready for outdoor learning and adventure!

    

    

    

    

    

 

Red Nose Day 2017

The children enjoying coming into school wearing red to help raise money for a range of good causes supported by the national charity. They had a chance to compare noses, share their jokes on a Joke Wall and Year 4 pupils shared with the rest of the school some facts they had researched about how challenging life is for some children in other parts of the world.

    

    

 

Christmas Fair 2016

A festive, fun and successful Christmas Fair took place on Saturday the 3rd of December. There were a range of stalls, activities and games plus drinks, cakes and an outdoor barbeque. The school choir entertained the crowd during the event and Santa’s Grotto helped to make it a magical and memorable event for the children and their families.

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Big Olympic Sports Week 2016

We had a fabulous and active week taking part in a range of different sports: hockey, air rifle shooting, football, gymnastics, cheerleading and Choi Kwang Do. The week culminated in our Sports Morning and Picnic.

Rather than the staff writing about the week, we would like to thank Josh, Lyla, Dylan and Erika who as a team recorded the exciting events in the following report.

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The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.

The pupils and staff enjoyed a range of activities to commemorate the Queen’s birthday on Friday 10 June. Everyone came into school dressed ‘regally’ or in red, white and blue. Chalking messages on the playground, signing a large birthday card, creating a large ’90’ on the playground with the pupils and staff, and an impressive and delicious open air street party at lunch time.

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New Trim Trail equipment.

With many thanks to the hard working members of the PTA who have raised money and secured grants for our new Trim Trail equipment. It opened in June 2016 to great excitement, big smiles and lots of determined climbing. A fantastic resource for the children to share.

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World Book Day

Everyone young, and not quite so young, in our school community enjoyed celebrating World Book Day. Everyone came to school creatively and colourfully dressed as characters from books, for example Oliver Twist and Isabella from Spell Sisters. The children created their own chocolate bars for Willy Wonka, designed dragons, made paper dolls and designed knickers for the Queen, amongst other activities. Classes undertook other challenges, visited the newly improved school library and shared their thoughts about the day in a special celebration worship.

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Messy Christingle

We were delighted to welcome Whiteley Church back for Messy Christingle. Many activities involved the children thinking about light, the coming of Jesus and how important this time of year is in the Christian calendar. Everyone gathered together to light their Christingles, before sharing a lovely meal, which this time included mince pies as well!

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Live music

Mrs Schwartz from Hampshire Music Service came into school to teach the children about different instruments in the Woodwind and Brass families. She also played a range of tunes for the children to try and recognise.

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Big Maths Day

All members of the school community took part in this hands-on, practical, problem solving day. A wide range of learning activities were enjoyed by mixed aged groups. Lots of learning and lots of fun.

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Sports Morning and Picnic

The whole school community enjoyed glorious sunny weather and an exciting range of activities for the children to take part in. Team multi-skill games, were followed by a Year R obstacle course and then relay and running races for Year 1 and Year 2.

Mums, dads and toddlers all took part in their own running races, before everyone settled down to a lovely picnic lunch together.

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Ground Force Day

Volunteers from Lloyds Bank came into school to work with the children and staff on improving and updating our school grounds. Paths were remade in the Copse, a new circle of wooden logs was built in the corner of the field, weeds were removed, seeds planted and new flower pots added to the fence. A fantastic, enjoyable and colourful day for all with results we can use for the months and years to come.

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Easter Messy Church

On Good Friday over 170 people packed into the school to enjoy a range of activities, songs, and food together to think about the Easter story. Messy Church was organised and run by volunteers from Whiteley Church. It was fantastic to see so many members of the wider community coming together.

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Comic Relief Day 2015

The whole school community enjoyed the chance to make their faces funny for money. Sharing jokes, laughter and cakes to raise money for a good cause.

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Snow Day

The children thoroughly enjoyed the chance to play and explore in the snow in February 2015. Our Chair of Governors joined in with the fun, which included creative ways of drying hats and gloves afterwards.

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Winter Warmers Reading Event

It was wonderful to see so many parents and grandparents attending this special event with their children. Mrs. Copestake worked very hard to organise and run the event, which proved enjoyable and successful. Many ideas about promoting reading with children, as well as many books, were shared.

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