Archive | October, 2018

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Time to Write a Tale of Fear

As it’s approaching Halloween, Year Three have been learning all about how to write a story that can make the reader feel on edge… We began by watching a video called Francis. The story begins with a teenage girl who goes camping. She’s a bit of a rebel so ends up going out on a more »

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Cracking Contraptions

Cracking Contraptions After both learning more about and scaling some marvellous mountains, it was clear that their ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough!’ for Year Three. However no time to waste as we have a new topic to sink our teeth into… This half term, we are looking to develop the children’s imagination and reciprocity skills more »

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Beat the Street? Bring it on!

Southill Sneak Ahead in Beat the Street With only two weeks to go until the competition ends, Southill pupils, staff and even parents strolled out of school this afternoon in order to earn more points in an attempt to win (that’s right) win the competition. Before half term, Southill found themselves in third played around more »

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Reflectiveness with Sir Owlington

Message from Sir Owlington to all children at Southill ….. ” I’ve spent the last week reflecting on the activities you did last week down in Unit 1 and have come to the conclusion that you ‘smashed it’. Well done.” Just to remind you, there were 2 memory, reflective activities. The first involved watching clips more »

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#Healthy Selfies

Healthy Selfies  Well, well, well haven’t we all been busy over half term? Southill pupils were set the challenge to prove just how healthy they can be over half term with their family and friends. Not only has this resulted in us reaching the top of the leaderboard in Beat the Street, but it also more »

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Beat the Street

Beat the Street!  On Wednesday 3rd October, Weymouth and Portland transformed into a giant game. The aim of the game is to walk, cycle or run to different beat boxes that are dotted all over the town. So far, we have been going for 3 weeks and Southill Primary School are in 3rd place out more »

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Resilience with Captain Shelby and Sergeant Mason!

Captain Shelby’s Endurance Course really tested the children’s powers of resilience on Friday. The session started with a gruelling bootcamp style workout that  required children to try their hardest and keep on going even though it was tough. Then the endurance obstacle course tested their physical and mental resilience. Sergeant Mason (!) and I were more »

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Reciprocity with Agent Buzzbee!

What a fantastically reciprocal school we are!  It was great to see such collaboration, interdependence, listening, teamwork and imitation today.  The children worked well together to play Tag Tails, Hopscotch Hoopla Rock Scissors Paper and to move cups without using their hands.  The children listened to each other, shared brilliant ideas, worked together and achieved more »

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Resourcefulness with Ninja Nutmeg!

Ninja Nutmeg was clearly busy helping out children at Southill today!   Children were challenged to use a set of resources to build a working marble run and I saw so much evidence of resourcefulness taking place; imagining, capitalising, questioning and reasoning were some of the ‘resourceful’ skills chidren demonstrated. Every single person had a really more »

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