Category: Squirrels

Our Visit To Daws Hall

We enjoyed a fantastic day exploring Daws Hall Nature Reserve in Bures. We all wrapped up warm and spent the day learning outside amongst nature. The first task was orienteering and developing our map reading skills. We used our knowledge of river vocabulary too as we worked on our tasks. After lunch we enjoyed collecting …

Super Saver Squirrels

Squirrel class enjoyed a visit from the Ipswich Building Society. They led several different money themed activities throughout the morning, including shopping games. The children considered the type of things they might like to save up for! They then put their ideas onto a class savings tree! A fun filled Maths morning.

Squirrel Class Gymnastics

Squirrel class thoroughly enjoyed their weekly sessions at the Sudbury Gymnastics club. Here are some pictures from their final session, where the children got to show their families and their teacher some of the things they had been working on! Really impressive, well done everyone.

Rapid Fire Cricket!

Earlier this term, some of the Year 3 children attended a Rapid Fire Cricket event at The Ramsey Academy. There were lots of different schools represented and the children enjoyed learning this new form of cricket. It was a fantastic afternoon and the team were amazing, coming second overall. Fantastic team work and determination was …

Easter Disco!

Here are a selection of photographs from both the Infant disco and Junior disco!

Our Visit To Colchester Castle

We had a great day exploring Colchester Castle with lots to see and do. We were able to discover even more about the Romans through the activities and wonderful selection of artefacts. The staff at the castle told us all about the Roman invasion and Boudicca’s revolt. When we went down into the Roman vaults …

Brilliant Book Day Fun!

Our World Book Day 2018 celebrations were brilliant fun. Everyone dressed up as their favourite book characters and they looked amazing! Here we have Squirrel class modelling their costumes with a few pictures from our school assembly and the staff too! It was great finding out about new characters from books that we might like …

Squirrels’ Snowy School Trip!

We had a brilliant visit to Hill Farm in Gestingthorpe yesterday. There was some snow but that didn’t stop our fun! Mr Cooper shared many of the fascinating Roman artefacts that have been found there with us. We also got to visit the site of where a Roman villa once stood.The children impressed us with …

Shrove Tuesday Celebrations!

This year, Shrove Tuesday falls during our February half term break, so we celebrated, with our traditional pancake assembly and race, a week early! Congratulations go to Oak house who won the coveted ‘Blue Pan’ in style and of course to Mrs Nichols who managed a record beating 61 pancake tosses! Here are a few …

Indian Drumming Workshop!

On Friday, the children in Squirrels and Muntjacs were lucky enough to take part in an Indian drumming workshop, run by Essex Music Services. The children all took to the rhythm, beat and structure of this new genre of music brilliantly! Thank you to Dan from Essex Music services for leading the classes.

E-Safety Workshop at Holy Trinity School

Last week, Muntjacs and Squirrels traveled to Holy Trinity Primary School in Halstead to take part in an important workshop about staying safe online. The children learnt a lot about privacy settings, appropriate use of the internet and online gaming. The key message from the workshop was to TALK to a trusted adult, if you …

December 2017 Fun!

Here is a selection of pictures from the crazy Christmas fun at St Giles’ that will make you smile! From the fantastic Christmas Fayre organised by our wonderful PTA, to the Christmas Disco and of course a visit from Santa too!

Our Advent Window

On Monday 4th December we revealed our Advent Window! It has a tree theme this year which was made from hand prints, beautiful Christmas tree decorations and brightly wrapped presents. We are especially proud of our stained glass window that shows the Nativity scene. This was another whole school effort which we all thoroughly enjoyed …

French Fun in Squirrel Class!

Here we have some pictures from the last few weeks in Squirrel Class. As you can see we have been focusing on France. We have enjoyed learning about some of the famous landmarks there, in particular the Eiffel Tower. The french food tasting was popular too!

More Pictures From Our Marvellous Mersea Trip

Here are some more memories from our amazing day for you to enjoy!

Marvellous Mersea

We have had a wonderful day at the Essex Outdoors Centre in Mersea today. We had glorious weather and had an action packed time during our coastal discovery session on the beach and orienteering activities. Here are a few pictures from the day with more to follow soon!

September 2017 in Squirrel Class

Here we have a selection of pictures showing just a few of the things we have doing since coming back to school. You can see the Squirrels’ in action working on their Gymnastic skills during P.E. and looking for things in nature that have that the ‘Wow’ factor in R.E! We have been busy using …

Garden Day Fun!

Squirrel Class really enjoyed Garden Day on Friday, completing a wide variety of activities. These included helping with the maintenance of the school garden, planting new plants, designing their own perfect garden, creating a garden on the Purple Mash programme, creating scultures from pebbles, pebble painting, measuring trees and plants and lots more!

Squirrel Class Visit Layer Marney Tower

As part of our History topic we enjoyed a visit to the beautiful Layer Marney Tower. We dressed up as Tudors which helped to take us back in time, finding out more about the Tudor way of life. Everyone enjoyed playing games, Maypole dancing, learning about the medicines and tasting some tudor style food. All …

Happy Retirement Mrs Foster!

We had a special assembly to say farewell to Mrs Foster, a long serving member of staff who means so much to us all. Muntjacs read her a beautiful poem, she was presented with handmade gifts in which the whole school had contributed to, along with flowers and balloons. Mrs Nichols read a thoughtful prayer …