Category: News

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.

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!

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!

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 …

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!

Snowy Hedgehogs!

What a cold and snowy day we had on Monday! Hedgehog Class decided to wrap up warm and have a quick play over on the field to make the most of the snow. We had lots of fun building snowmen, making snow angels and of course throwing snowballs at Miss Harrod and Mrs Broyd! When …

Hedgehog Class at the Pantomime!

We had such a fun day at the pantomime last week! There were lots of laughing and smiles on the bus and we had a great time cheering and booing and showing off our singing and dancing during the show! Hedgehogs were brilliant and they made us all very proud with their super listening and …

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!

Wiggery Wood!

It was a chilly morning in Wiggery Woods this week which made it a perfect day for a fire! Some of us helped Terry to prepare the fire and we collected sticks to add to it. We then sat around it for our snack and watched Terry make popcorn! We kept ourselves busy and warm …

Busy Hedgehogs!

Last week we had a very busy week in Hedgehog Class! We had fun in P.E exploring the big climbing frame in the hall and we practised our super climbing and balancing skills! We talked about how to keep safe on it and all the Hedgehogs were amazing! We also had a special treat during …

Year 6 Primary Maths Challenge

This week, our Year 6 students from Muntjac Class took part in the Primary Maths Challenge; a fun and engaging maths experience that challenged them all. Many of the children achieved very highly, so well done to everyone who took part! It was great to see the pupils applying their problem solving skills effectively. Mr …

Muntjac’s SOS ‘Save Our Seas’ Project

In Muntjac Class, we have been taking part in our own SOS (Save Our Seas) project. The children have learnt about many of the threats that face the world’s oceans, such as: single use plastics, micro beads, oil spills, shark finning, blast fishing and whaling, and have thoroughly enjoyed being advocates for cleaner, healthier seas! …

Wiggery Wood Fun!

Here are just a selection of some of the photographs of all the things we got up to in the woods today! We climbed trees, helped Terry make a ladder to climb, pretended to toast marshmallows and peeled the bark off of sticks. We also explored all the different leaves which had fallen to the …

Hedgehog Class Explore The Arctic and Antarctica!

At the beginning of this term Hedgehog Class was transformed into the polar regions with lots of snow and polar animals! We explored where polar bears and penguins live and what it would be like for us to live there. We built igloos, made special snow shoes, looked at different fiction and non-fiction books, made …