Welcome back to school after half term!
Imperial War Museum
Year 6 had the opportunity to go on a school trip to the Imperial War Museum in London yesterday. They had a fascinating time learning about World War II and the effects of war, for their history topic this term.
Fishbourne Roman Palace
Year 3 have been to Fishbourne Roman Palace today as part of their history topic work too. It’s a shame that the rain has decided to make an appearance but I’m sure that they have had a lovely time regardless!
Our pupils from Jarjums have gone to Lepe Beach today on a school trip with Mr Crossley and Mr Mullet and the Jarjums team. The children really benefit from having some occasional ‘team time’ whilst they are learning.
We were delighted to host a visit from a good friend of our school, Professora Alba Ambròs i Pallarès alongside her colleague, Miguel Colomer, from the Facultat d’Educacio (Education Department) of the University of Barcelona. They brought a group of Catalan student teachers, to observe teaching and learning in our classrooms, accompanied by staff from the University of Winchester.
Aviva bid to improve Grantham Green
We are working with Eastleigh Borough Council and One Community to improve the play areas in Grantham Green. We are hoping to raise enough votes on the Aviva website, to secure some funding for some climbing rocks on the Green. We would be really grateful if you could log on to https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/16-1744
During half term some of our pupils were able to participate in the Saints Connect project which launched Saints Foundation’s first co-ordinated volunteer scheme at the multi-sports leadership event at Staplewood Campus in Marchwood. The event was attended by 45 young people from five local secondary schools who had all completed the Saints Connect Leadership Programme and our pupils were invited to ably assist them in events such as football, boxing and relay races. They were also treated to a visit from first team player, Jeremy Pied who took part in a question and answer session.
Thank you for completing and returning the questionnaires that were given out at parents evening recently. If you missed the opportunity at parents evening and would like to fill one out, copies of the form are available from the school office. We will be sending home some information collected from the questionnaires shortly.
Following on from the last newsletter, we are launching a photo competition for pupils. The theme is ‘Maths All Around Us’ which is our continued focus this year to improve our maths teaching and learning. So cameras at the ready and see if you can spot ‘Maths’ happening when you are out and about and take a picture and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Examples could be supermarket coupons, sports league tables, shapes of buildings etc. There will be a prize of a book token to the winner!
Saturday 12th November - Family Photograph Day 9am – 12midday – timeslots still available, sign up sheet in office reception.
Wednesday 16th November – Choir to Vedic Temple in Southampton for ‘Space for Peace’ event
Friday 18th November – School disco (details to follow soon)
Friday 2nd December – INSET day (no school for pupils)
Monday 5th December – Christmas Fair (details to follow soon)
Wednesday 7th December – Christmas Dinner
Friday 9th December – Choir singing at Sainsburys, Eastleigh 11am
Monday 12th December - Board games and puzzles afternoon followed by carols and mince pies
Thursday 15th December – Christmas performance at the church 2pm – 3pm
Friday 16th December – Christmas performance at the church 11am – 12midday
Friday 16th December – School finishes at 1pm for the Christmas Holidays
Tuesday 3rd January 2017 – School starts for the next term