Archive | November, 2017

Bulbs Away!

Reception class have been busy with their green fingers planting some daffodil bulbs into the pots outside their classroom door. Many thanks to The Southill Horticultural Society who kindly donated the bulbs and to Mrs Randall who helped the children plant them.  A great experience and wonderful opportunity for the children to see the results more »

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Instructing Children to Write Instructions

Instruction Writing After our fantastic diary writing, the children began learning all about how to write a set of instructions. We began today by playing 3 games: 1. Coat Catastrophe- the children had to instruct Mr Prior on how to put his coat on (it’s harder than it sounds).       2. Is this Art? – more »

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Year 1: learning update

We’ve had a really busy but really fun couple of weeks in year 1.  We learned all about the artist Jackson Pollock and had a go at making our own pictures. ​​​​​​In Maths we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes and measuring.  We have been using words such as height and length when more »

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Robert Falcon Scott Diary Entries

We know a great deal about Scott’s expedition to the South Pole as it was evidenced in his diary (which was found alongside the bodies of the brave men). The children were therefore set a challenge to write a believable diary entry from Scott’s viewpoint. After unpicking the features of a diary entry, reading up on some facts about more »

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Cricket News – The Ashes

Recently, A famous cricket series began between Australia and England. The Ashes are played over 5 matches. They compete to win a small trophy (urn) and it contains the ashes of a burn cricket bail. It is one of the biggest prizes in Cricket and the two countries fiercely compete in order to win it. more »

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Healthy Lifestyles and Sport

At Southill, we take pride in teaching children about the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. This part of the website has been designed to: -Inform you of sporting events and news from around the world; -Ideas on how to life a healthy lifestyle; -Home learning challenges; -Sporting events on the horizon; -Healthy recipes more »

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Scrum Down!

Year 4 have been following the Rugby League World Cup (currently being played in Australasia) with great interest. These frightening characters have mastered the Haka and in doing so now know what the England players will feel like when they face Tonga in this weekend’s semi-final!  Captain Cook faced the real thing when he sailed to more »

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