Category: News

Investigating How To Put The Fire Out!

The children went back in time to 1666 and were given the task to work together to put out the fire. One group was very successful and managed to put the ‘fire’ out quite quickly by passing the bucket of water along a line. We then used their method and made a huge line to …

Sports Relief in Badgers

These are a few pictures showing the concentration and determination to complete the tricky sporting tasks. [badgers, news]

World Book Day in Badger Class 2018

Here are some pictures of the fun time we had celebrating World Book Day. We enjoyed sharing our stories, writing letters, joining our characters to create new fun stories on a story map and much more!

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 …

Musical Hedgehogs!

We had a fantastic musical afternoon with Mr Munson on Friday playing and exploring different instruments. We took it in turns to play each instrument and we had to listen very carefully to when we had to play and when we had to stop! It was great fun having a go on some new instruments …

Think Around The Number 11

In our Friday Maths session this week Hedgehog Class explored the number 11. We practised writing it, making it with Numicon, parking 11 cars in a row, counting out 11 jewels, threading 11 beads to make a necklace, building a tower with 11 blocks, drawing 11 cars on a road and much much more!! We …

Hedgehog Parent’s Lunch!

We enjoyed having our parents to lunch this week! We were so excited for them to come and spend time with us at school! We had a lovely time and we showed off how brilliant and independent we are eating our lunch and clearing away after ourselves. Well done Hedgehogs!

Signs of Spring at Wiggery Wood

We saw the bluebells starting to grow at Wiggery Woods last week. We had to be really careful where we walked so that we didn’t step on any and we can’t wait to see them as they start to flower! We enjoyed exploring the woods and making use of the rope swings and ladders. Terry …

Kingswood Day 4 update!

We have had another fun-packed day on the Isle of Wight! The children all agree that the week has flown by and they would love to stay for longer. Today’s activities included: Giant Mecanno, Zip Wire, Team Problem Solving, Lazer Quest, as well as Rocket and Buggy Building. All of the children have shown exceptional …

Kingswood Day 3!

Today has been an exciting, adrenaline fuelled day! We spent most of it outdoors, which was wonderful until the wind arrived, and we all had to don scarves, gloves and hats – but It didn’t deter any of us from enjoying all of the activities on offer. Today’s activities included: the leap of faith, low …

Kingswood Day 2 Update!

We have had another great day at Kingswood! Everyone got a good nights sleep and we started the day with a fantastic cooked breakfast and a walk to the beach where we went fossil and shell hunting – everyone had a lovely time exploring the coast! After this, we headed off into small groups and …

Kingswood Day 1!

After a trouble-free journey and a smooth ferry crossing of the Solent (which the children loved!) we have all arrived safe and sound at Kingswood, on the Isle of Wight. We have had an action packed first day, including: Archery, Aeroball, Fencing, Mini Olympics, as well as a full tour of the site and of …

World Book Day in Hedgehog Class!

We had a brilliant day in Hedgehog Class celebrating World Book Day! Everyone looked amazing in their outfits and the children enjoyed sharing their books that they had brought in. We spent the morning busy taking part in different book related activities. We made porridge for ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’, made our own ‘Stick …

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 …

Firefighter Week in Hedgehog Class!

We had a fantastic week learning all about what it would be like to be a firefighter! We even explored what it was like in the past when they had to use buckets of water to put out fires. Hedgehog Class were set a challenge to put out a fire in our playground with only …

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 …

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.

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 …