This week, on Sunday 11th November staff, children and their families congregated together to Remembrance Sunday at Portsmouth Guildhall. Children were a real credit to our school and showed a mature, reflective and respectful attitude to this solemn occasion. Alongside dignitaries and religious leaders across the city, the children laid a poppy wreath and shared prayers for those brave, fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could live in freedom.
Its Great to Be Different!
Summer Reading Challenge
On 11th July we had a visit from the Portsmouth Library Service. The children learnt all about thes summer reading challenge which is called Mischief Makers and features Dennis the Menace and Beanotown. Children were told that they need to sign up at their local library, read six books and follow clues. There are prizes to be won!
On Friday 22nd June we had our weekly Celebration Assembly. This week we found out that 185 children had achieved 100% attendance during the last half term.
On Friday 25th of May, M&M Productions performed Jungle Book for the whole school
Eggs and Chicks
The end of April saw the arrival of 8 eggs in year R. We are now happy to report that seven of the eggs have hatched into beautiful chicks. Year R has never had so many visitors! All of the staff have found one reason or another to visit the classroom so they can see our new arrivals and the children from other classes have had an opportunity to see them too.
Easter Mass - 20th April
Today we celebrated the start of our new term with a beautiful Easter mass.
On Tuesday 20th March a group of our Year 1/2 children sang in the Infant Voices Festival at the Kings Theatre. The Festival brought together schools from across the City to sing about what they wanted to be when they grew up. Here are a few photos from the day.
On Wednesday 8th March, Year 1/2 and our Reception classes had an absolutely incredible time when they were visited by Animal Magic. They got to hold a range of interesting creatures such as pythons, bearded dragons and owls and stroke real life hedgehogs and wallabies! The wallaby spent his whole time hopping around the room to the children's amazement! For some of our children it was the first time they had ever seen a real life parrot and possum! They will be using this wonderful experience to inspire their writing.
At the end of February, we were privileged to be visited by Amber Lee Dodd, the author of 'We are Giants' which won the Calderdale Book of the Year award. She spoke to the children for an hour about her childhood in Portsmouth, why she became interested in writing and her book. Afterwards copies of her book were on sale and she signed them for the children.
Able Writers' Day
On Monday 5th February, Mrs Cain was joined by Kit, Ingrid, Emily, Adrian, Amelia, Luke, Ethan J, Wiktoria, Melissa and Elsie at Copnor Primary School for a day learning from the established author, Matt Whyman.
The children were invited to meet the author and spend the day developing their journalistic writing skills. After fine-tuning their interviewing questions and techniques, Matt supported the children in writing news articles, giving them top industry tips and placing them in the shoes of established journalists. A great day was shared by all, and we look forward to supporting more events like these in future.
Here is some of the work that the children produced:
At precisely 1 'o' clock - at Waffle Primary School - a boy was abducted by a silver disc.
Noah - a pupil at the Canadian school - went into the UFO. He had been dropped off early; his mum and dad had to go to work. The pupil told reporters that he - of his own choice- went into the UFO. "The UFO was filled with technical computer equipment and friendly, human-shaped aliens."
Mrs Dodo, the Head, was in her modern-looking office when a pupil informed of the disastrous event and she rushed to aid the children. This was when she noticed the missing boy.
Further information will be investigated.
This afternoon at Waffle Primary School, a pupil was abducted.
Noah, the pupil, claims that a circular UFO came down onto the playground. He entered the unknown ship and went for a trip in space.
Witness Grace has reported that everyone was screaming and running towards the school building. Furthermore, she spotted Noah walking towards the UFO. The Chief of Police immediately dispatched several cars after receiving a call detailing the incident.
Noah was later found in the front office and police, and experts, are investigating these 'aliens' further.
Today a spaceship landed in the playground at Waffle Primary. Investigations show a boy has disappeared inside it.
Grace, a witness, was making daisy chains when a silver disc appeared with four massive legs. She said 'everyone freaked out and ran off, except Noah.' She said she hid behind a bin to see what was happening but she was very scared.
Chief Inspector Barbara was informed of the missing child at about 1pm and her troops identified 4 big scorch marks the size of a classroom. They have announced that the school is closed until investigations are finished.
Anti Bullying Conference 30th January 2018
A group of Year 5-6 School Council members attended an anti-bullying conference at the Guildhall with Mrs Packer. Lots of schools were there and the children learnt about how bullying can affect children's lives. They shared anti-bullying practice and found out what other schools were doing. They will feed back to other school council members