Year 2 Victorian Day - November 2017

On Monday 27th November Year 2 children took part in a Victorian Day. They arrived at school dressed as Victorian children and were greeted at their class door by Victorian teachers. The classrooms were set up with tables in rows and all children had to take part in a hand inspection to check they were clean. The children moved around the Year 2 classes to experience a Victorian School, wash day and toy making. They took part in a drill, did handwriting and someone even had to wear the dunce hat! How strict our teachers were! In the toy room, the children made a thaumatrope toy and cup and ball. During wash day the children used the dolly peg, wash board and mangle to re enact Victorian wash day. What an exciting day we had!

Here are a few of the children's comments:

"It was brilliant and I would like to do it again"

"I wish we could have the tables in rows all the time"

"The teachers were strict but I like how they really are"

"I give it the thumbs up"

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Christmas Shoe Box Appeal - November 2017

This year we once again supported the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal in aid of FSCI (Foundation for Social Change and Inclusion) in partnership with the Trussel Trust. We were overwhelmed with the response as we collected a fantastic number of 105 boxes - a huge thank you to everyone who brought in a filled and wrapped shoe box for our appeal. The boxes will now be sent to some of the poorest children and families in Southeast Europe and they will bring smiles to those who may not get any other presents at Christmas.

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Grandparents' Day - November 2017

We had a very busy day on Friday 17th November, as we invited our Grandparents into school. It was lovely to see the children proudly showing Grandparents their classes and working alongside them. We had some lovely comments about the day, here are just a few:

"Lovely happy learning environment"

"A great fun afternoon"

"We enjoyed seeing how happy the children are at school"

"Can we do it again soon!"

In Year 2 we made Victorian toys, posters and coloured a symmetrical Pudsey for Children in Need.

In Year 1 we compared Yatelely now and in the past, made Pudsey masks and a money box.

In Year R we made a split pin Pudsey, painted a Pudsey and looked for spotty letters outside.

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Yateley Scarecrow Hunt - October 2017

We enjoyed creating our own scarecrows for the Scarecrow Hunt. We read the story 'The Scarecrows' Wedding' and based our scarecrows on this story. Did you like our bride, groom, vicar, and bridesmaid?

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Hampshire Music Performance - October 2017

The whole school enjoyed a performance by Wendy and Sue from Hampshire Music Service. They brought along and demonstrated playing a violin, viola, cello and double bass. They told us all about the similarties and differences between the instruments. We heard a story all about a girl called Elsie and some different characters she met while searching for a 'Cool Cat'. Each animal had a different musical accompaniment. The performance finished with a piece of jazz.

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