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Designing & Making Bread Rolls

As The Great Fire of London started in a bakery, we decided to make rolls! A lot of thought went into our bread roll designs. First we designed them with salt dough, squishing, rolling, twisting and turning them into the best roll shape we could think of. Then we made the real bread dough and …

Making Houses in Badgers

In Badger class, we had some fun afternoons making our Tudor houses. We had to think carefully about the features shown on houses at the time. Views: 112

Music in Badgers

Badger class showed their musical talents when singing ‘London’s Burning’ in a round with FOUR groups! They also had a good time reading the musical notes and playing the traditional song on the xylophone. Views: 117

The Great Fire of London in Badger Class

Badger class have been very busy learning about the past. Here are some pictures of us doing reading, writing, research, performance poetry and painting in our recent topic The Great Fire of London! Views: 117

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 …

Tag Rugby Photos!

Here is a selection of photos from the brilliant Tag Rugby match against St Andrew’s! Thank you to Mr Riccio for organising this brilliant event. Views: 197

Tag Rugby Match Against St Andrew’s

On Friday, Muntjac class had the opportunity to put their tag rugby skills, that they’ve learnt in P.E. this term, to good use in a Tag Rugby match against our sister school, St Andrews! The children didn’t let the wet weather dampen their enthusiasm and great fun was had by all the children and staff! …

Viking artefact investigation with Owls class!

Last Monday, Muntjac class had some special visitors from our wonderful sister school, St Andrew’s! Mrs Halls and Owl Class came to visit us at St Giles’ to investigate and explore some real Viking artefacts. The children all had a wonderful time being historians and archaeologists, and absolutely loved getting to know one another before …

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. Views: 151

Muntjac’s Gymnastics Sessions

The children in Muntjac class have been given a fantastic opportunity to attend Sudbury Gymnastics club for six weekly sessions led by the club’s professional coaches. They have absolutely loved learning new skills and trying out equipment such as the high bars, beam, vault and especially the foam pit! I think we have some future …

Lunch with author Michael Rosen!

We are a big fan of the work of poet Michael Rosen in Muntjac class and this week we enjoyed lunch with him! Well, he may not have actually been there in person – but we did enjoy watching a live stream which he put on especially for schools whilst we ate our lunch. We …

Lights Out!

On Thursday, we arrived at school to find that damage to power cables in the area, caused by Storm Georgina, meant that we had a power cut! Our Science topic for this term in Muntjac class is ‘Electrifying Electricity’, so we set about creating our very own sources of light in a battery powered circuit, …

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 …

The Mystery Of The Missing Snack!

On Monday Hedgehog Class came back from assembly to find that somebody had stolen their snack! The thief left footprints and cups on the floor with a half eaten apple! There was also a message and some clues. To earn the clues we had to become police detectives and complete different puzzles and challenges. When …

Erupting Hedgehogs!

Last week a couple of members of Hedgehog Class were eager to make an erupting volcano. We looked on the internet to find out what we needed and everyone helped to collect the ingredients and equipment! We even invited Mrs Everard to come and watch too! It was great fun to watch! Views: 137

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! Views: 184

Christmas in Hedgehogs!

We had a fantastic festive end to 2017 in Hedgehog Class! Here are just a selection of some of the things we have been up to in the last couple of weeks of term! We played a Christmas tree number game where we rolled two dice and found the matching numbered bauble, ordered Elves of …

A Special Visitor!

Here are a FEW snaps of our visit from Father Christmas! What a super finish to our 2017. I’m sure we are all looking forward to being back in Badgers ready for the fun that 2018 will bring! Views: 106

Christmas Fun In Badgers!

We were busy Badgers during the few weeks leading up to our Christmas break. We made Christmas gingerbread biscuits in the shape of Australian animals, chocolate Christmas trees, cards for the elderly at Halstead Day centre, cards and decorations for some homeless people (kindly delivered by Mrs Plumb’s family), we had fun at the pantomime, …

Christmas Disco!

Hedgehog and Badger class had lots of fun at the Christmas disco on Monday night! There was snow, a conga and lots of very impressive dancing! Everyone had a lovely evening with their friends! Views: 133