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Term 4

Tuesday 28th March

Today we all walked to Church for our Easter service with our new Vicar.  A huge 'well done' to Felicity and Keiry for speaking in front of the entire school.

On Wednesday 15th March we celebrated British Science Day.

In Oak class we were looking at 'connections'.  First of all we explored scientists, what they look like, how you would describe a scientist, what sort of things do scientists do, etc.  Next we looked at smashing stereotypes in Science and we compared our drawings of scientists.  We learned the keywords 'diverse' and 'stereotype' and learned that scientists are not just one type of person. 

We then looked closely into the life of Sir David Attenborough.  Before play we were set the challenge to design a bridge, what will it look like, what materials will we use, how will we fix it together etc.

After lunch we looked at remarkable women in Science, now more women than ever are working in science-related jobs and changing the world!

We then st about creating our bridges.  We were so excited to test them out, first with toy cars and then we moved onto weighted owls.  Even the grown-ups were surprised with how strong our finished bridges were!

We all enjoyed our special Science day today.

Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre

On Monday 13th March we went on a school trip to Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre near Newark.  First of all we split into our groups and went into the woods where we made habitats for the animals, using only the natural resources around us. Next each group made a magic potion using anything they could find in the forest and then had to name their potion and describe what its magical power was.  Finally, before lunch, we went on a scavenger hunt to find all the ingredients for a badgers breakfast, from tree bark to worms, etc.

We then went inside to have our lunch (we were starving hungry!).  

After lunch we went back outside with Keith, one of the staff, and he retold the story of the Three Little Pigs around the woods with costumes and props, it was very funny!  Then we had to tip-toe over the trolls bridge before ending up at Cinderella's castle (Thoresby Hall Hotel).

At the end of our day we all got back on the bus exhausted, wet, muddy and very, very happy!

World Book Day 2023

Today we all got on the coach to go into  town and then half of the class went to Bookmark where we were able to use our £1 book token to choose a book for free.  The other half of the class  went to Spalding Library where a members of staff, Amanda and Sue, told us how to get a library card, all about the wide selection of fiction, non-fiction and audio books they have and also that we can borrow up to 30 books for 3 weeks completely free!

They told us about Lego club on a Saturday and the different activities they put on during the school holidays.  Amanda then read us the story 'What's in the Witches Kitchen' by Nick Sherratt, which was very funny.  We were then allowed to explore the library and all of the wonderful books, for many children this was their favourite part.

Each group visited both venues.  Once everyone had been to both Bookmark and the library we got back on the bus and went back to school.

We all loved the Library and we cannot wait to go back with our grown-ups to show them all of the fantastic things we found.


Welcome back to Term 4 and what a busy one it is going to be!

This term our topic is 'Enchanted Woodland'.  In English we are looking at traditional fairy tales and in Maths we are interpreting tens and ones using whole part models, bar models and base ten equipment.

In PE we will be doing gymnastics on a Wednesday and it is our turn to go swimming on a Friday.  Please make sure all children have named plimsolls with them on a Wednesday, plus a named swimming costume, speedo swim shorts and a towel on a Friday.

On Thursday 2nd March we are visiting Bookmark and Spalding Library during the school day for World Book Day.

On Monday 13th March we are leaving school at 8.30 am to visit Perlethorpe Environmental Educational Centre near Newark and we will return back to school at 4 pm.  All children will need appropriate outdoor clothing and shoes, a packed lunch and a drink.

The FOWHS will be holding the annual Mothers Day Wrap on Tuesday 14th March where they can purchase gifts at a cost of £2.50  (This needs to be handed in to the school office on or before Friday 10th March).

Parents Evening will take place on Tuesday 28th March - please return your appointment letter asap to the school office so you can be offered a time slot.  Each appointment will be for 8 minutes.

Finally on the last day of term there will be an Easter disco - more details to follow.

After all this we will all be ready for a break! 

Our core Christian School Values are: FAITH, HOPE & LOVE This year we will explore the core values through: Hope, Perseverance, Generosity, Respect, Courage and Friendship.