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Year 1 – Tour de France

Year 1 – Tour de France

Year One have been learning all about the Tour de France and today had their very own ‘stage’ of the competition. Each round saw a different child win a ‘Yellow Jersey’! We also cheered on each team in French!
Class 6 – Olympic Granny

Class 6 – Olympic Granny

As their guided reading challenge last week class 6 learnt the poem ‘Olympic Granny’ over the week and recited it together. They had great fun thinking of actions and though the last verse was very funny.

The poem can also be found on the Poetry4kids website through this link https://www.poetry4kids.com/poems/olympic-granny/
Olympic Granny is Written by Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2018. All Rights Reserved.

From the book My Cat Knows Karate

Year 1 – Wimbledon History

Year 1 – Wimbledon History

Class 6 had an excellent lesson completing their ‘History of Wimbledon’ booklets. They searched high and low for clues to help them fill in all the facts on each page. Great partner work was seen by all and the children were so engaged the time flew by and it was soon time to go back inside.
Year 1 Wimbledon Experience

Year 1 Wimbledon Experience

On the same day as our sports morning year one also held a tennis day. One of the sessions involved the children practising their tennis skills in the playground, some were getting so good at  successfully hitting the ball in their bounce serves that they nearly hit them out of the playground!

The children also practised their fractions by cutting strawberries into halves and quarters. The best bit was that they got  to dip them in cream and eat them at the end of the lesson! The children also watched

some live Wimbledon tennis on TV.

Year R – Messages in Bottles

Year R – Messages in Bottles

The children in Class 3 absolutely loved writing their own messages and putting them in bottles as part of their topic on Pirates.

 

Punch and Judy in Year 2

Punch and Judy in Year 2

Year 2 have been learning about seaside holidays in the past. This week they have looked at Punch and Judy shows. The children used puppets to perform their own Punch and Judy shows to their classmates.

 

Year 2 Maths games

Year 2 Maths games

Year 2 have been playing a variety of Maths games this week to apply their knowledge and understanding of mathematics, involving both number and shape, space and measure.

Team GB athletes visit school

Team GB athletes visit school

Today we are welcoming Team GB athletes Aiden Syers and Chris Greogry to school.

All the children in years 1 and 2 are having a PE session with each of the athletes. the whole school met them and asked them questions in assembly.

Follow this link to see photos of what the children are up to.

Year 1 Burpee Challenge

Year 1 Burpee Challenge

Year One have begun their ‘Going for Gold’ topic. As part of the topic they are challenging themselves with the infamously dreaded exercise of BURPEES!
They started with just two burpees and have increased the amount by two more burpees each day. They are doing the challenge for 30 days in total! That means a grand total of 60 burpees per child, per class! That is a grand total of 5400 burpees across year 1!
WOW!
Year 2 – Save the Whale

Year 2 – Save the Whale

Year 2 were very surprised yesterday to find a whale trapped in the adventure play area. The children went outside to observed and discussed what they found and could see. They then made predictions and asked questions about the scene in their English lesson.

 

Dancing with Darcy

Dancing with Darcy

The children in Key Stage 1 have been learning a dance by Dame Darcy Bussell in their dance lesson this half term.

Here are some

of the children performing their dance.

Year 2 Boat Testing

Year 2 Boat Testing

In their animal groups, Class 9 designed a boat to meet design criteria:
1. It had to be buoyant
2. It had to hold their animal group teddy
3. It had to survive stormy seas
The children then made their group designs and then we went outside to evaluate them.
Elephants made the most successful boat.
Year R are Out of this World!

Year R are Out of this World!

Reception have been making their own aliens in a spaceship and they are OUT OF THIS WORLD! The children created their aliens from salt dough. They also experimented mixing colours to create the perfect colour for their spaceships. The next step was to put it together, the children came up with lots of different ideas.The last step was to decorate the spaceships using different materials of their choice.

Year 2 Visit from Orca

Year 2 Visit from Orca

Year 2 were visited by Emily and Holly from the ORCA organisation. The children learnt all about the different species of whales and dolphins in our seas and oceans. The children were able to look closely at different artifacts including jaws and teeth. The children measured out the size of different whales on the field. It was a fantastic presentation, all the children thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt lots.

Year 2 Investigate Buoyancy

Year 2 Investigate Buoyancy

As part of their Water World topic and the work they have been doing on the Titanic, children in Year 2 have been investigating buoyancy. The children made predictions and then investigated which materials would float or sink. The children considered whether size or shape had an impact and made sure they kept it a fair test.

 

Aliens Love Underpants in Year R

Aliens Love Underpants in Year R

The children in Class 1 having been make a new spaceship role play area for their classroom and creating a range of aliens for their displays.  They have made aliens from toilet rolls and added their own features. The children also used their hand prints to make aliens in their spaceships.  The children chose their own resources for their art work and made rockets using 2D shapes.

Year 2 RE – Creation

Year 2 RE – Creation

Year 2 have started to learn about ‘Creation’ in RE. The children were asked to create a model out of LEGO in pairs, groups or on their own. They had to explain what they had created and why.

Can you guess what they have created?

Year 2 Build a Shelter for Robinson Crusoe

Year 2 Build a Shelter for Robinson Crusoe

Year 2 have been reading Robinson Crusoe. Using similar materials to those Robinson would have used, they built a shelter in the Adventure play area. Tree branches that had been recently cut down and giant palm leaves from the sensory garden were used and skipping ropes tired it altogether. The children wrote instructions for building a shelter later in the week.

Year 1 Drama Workshop

Year 1 Drama Workshop

The children in Year 1 have taken part in a drama workshop all about traditional tales. Here are some photographs showing them acting out the stories. Can you guess which stories they acted out?

Year R trip to Alice Holt

Year R trip to Alice Holt

Year R were all very excited for their first school trip to Alice Holt.

The children enjoyed walking through the forest, following the Gruffalo Trail and exploring the wood.

Year R Butterfly Release

Year R Butterfly Release

Year R have completed their fabulous work on ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar.’ They watched the tiny caterpillars grow and then become chrysalises. Everyone was very, very patient and finally beautiful butterflies emerged. The children have now released the butterflies in our sensory garden.

Year 1 Show

Year 1 Show

Year 1 brilliantly performed their spring show ‘Hats Off’ to their parents this week.

Follow this link to see photos of the performance.

Year 2 Baffins Walk

Year 2 Baffins Walk

Year 2 walked to Baffins Pond this week to look at the trees. The children have been doing some cross-curricular work linking their science work about trees and rain forests to writing riddles in English. The children looked at the different trees and animals around the pond and in the copse. They are learning the names of some of the trees they found there.

Class 4 Learning to tell the time.

Class 4 Learning to tell the time.

Class 4 went out onto the playground and drew a clock around the circles and learnt to tell the time.

Caterpillar Crazy!

Caterpillar Crazy!

Not to be out done by the eggs-traordinary things happening in Year 1. Caterpillars have crawled their way in to Year R!

Follow this link to find out what’s going on!

Eggs- citing!!

Eggs- citing!!

Look what’s happened to the eggs!

Eggs – traordinary!

Eggs – traordinary!

There was a special delivery to Year 1 this week. Keep an eye out on our news to see what’s happening!

World Book Day

World Book Day

What a fabulous day! All the children had a super day focusing on a book and completing different tasks related to that book.

Follow this link to see what we’ve been up to!

Teachers Read Too!

Teachers Read Too!

Whose favourite book is ‘Oi Frog?’

Follow this link to see if you can work out which adult is reading which book!

Year 1 Farm Trip

Year 1 Farm Trip

The children in Year 1 visited Longdown Activity Farm as part of their ‘Old McDonald has a  Farm’ topic. The children got to feed a variety of animals including calves, adult goats and kids. They also got to hold chicks and guinea pigs and even saw some week old piglets. Follow this link to see more photos. 

Friendship Week

Friendship Week

Before half term we celebrated Friendship Week. Mrs Carter introduced the week with an assembly. During PSHE lessons the children thought about friendship, who their friends are and why they are their friends. All the children made a leaf and a feather to reflect these, which have been made into displays.

 

Year 2 Dinosaur Exhibition

Year 2 Dinosaur Exhibition

To celebrate the end of their Dinosaur topic, Year 2 shared their wonderful work with their parents. Click on this link to see all the photos.

Veg Power

Veg Power

We are all trying to encourage the children to eat more fruit and vegetables. To encourage the children to eat more vegetables we are taking part in the Veg Power initiative – Eat Them to Defeat them.

The children will be bringing home pack with a tracker and stickers to encourage them to eat vegetables and try new ones.

Please follow this link to the Veg Power website for more information.

Reading Task Force

Reading Task Force

Our Reading Task Force is in full swing this week. Our volunteer parents and grandparents come into school on a Wednesday afternoon to hear our youngsters read and share their books.

Tidiest Infant School

Tidiest Infant School

Today Mrs Marshman and two children went to the Guildhall to meet the Lord Mayor. After signing the visitors books we were awarded the winning prize for the Infant School Category in a short ceremony in the Lord Mayor’s parlour.  Afterwards the children received a goody bag and had refreshments! They said “It’s just like Achievement Assembly!”

Superhero Veg Save the Day!

Superhero Veg Save the Day!

Some dastardly deeds have been occurring in Year R this week.

Don’t worry though – the children have been making some vegetable Superheroes who have saved the day!

To see more pictures of the Veggie Superheroes, follow this link.

Golden School

Golden School

We are really celebrating our first week of 2019.

Everybody in school followed all the Golden Rules this week. No one missed any Golden Time.

Well Done Langstone Infant School.

YOU ARE A GOLDEN SCHOOL

Achievement Assembly

Achievement Assembly

Today was the first Achievement Assembly of the new year. It was also the first Achievement Assembly of the school year to feature Year R children collecting their Bronze certificates. Visit the Achievement Assembly page to find out more about it.

Congratulations to Year 2 and Year R children receiving certificates this morning.

During the holiday…

During the holiday…

During the holiday something very unusual appeared in the Room of Requirement.

Don’t worry – Year 2 are on the case. They are working out what has happened and who the mysterious visitor may have been.

Our Christmas Displays

Our Christmas Displays

Each class took a Christmas song to create a display. They used the things they made on Decoration Day. Here are some examples of the wonderful displays.

School Council – Display Survey

School Council – Display Survey

The school council walked around the school looking at the displays to choose the one that they thought the children and teachers had worked hard on.  They voted by nominating a display and standing with the group they  wished to vote for.  They chose the poppy display remembering the soldiers that fought in the wars over the last 100 years.

Christmas Tree Festival

Christmas Tree Festival

During Decoration Day the children made a decoration to go on the tree we have at St Cuthbert’s Church Christmas Tree Festival.

Mr Wells and Mrs Ellson took some children to the church to decorate the tree this afternoon.

The Christmas Tree Festival runs from Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December – please see the flyer below for the times that the church is open to look at all the trees.

British Values Day

British Values Day

On Friday we held British Values Day. In assembly we looked at the core British Values and in our classes we did some work on them.

Please follow this link to the main page where you can see what we got up to.

 

Road Safety Week

Road Safety Week

The children have been learning how to keep safe when walking on pavements this week. They have looked for hazards and looked for safe places to cross the road.

We have been particularly focusing on holding hands when walking next to a road and crossing the road safely using the ‘Stop, Look, Listen, Think’ sequence.

The road safety team delivered an assembly to reinforce all of these messages this morning.

Hopefully the children will be able to remind you about road safety.

Road Safety Presentation

Displays Around School

Displays Around School

We are very proud of the all the hard work that our children do. We love to share and celebrate it with wonderful displays around school. Here are some photos of the wonderful work the children have been doing recently that is on display in school for everyone to see.

Year 2 have been learning about dragons in their Fire! Fire! topic. In Year 1 the children learnt about Remembrance Day and the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice. Year R have been learning about the characteristics they need to be better learners.

Kindness Week

Kindness Week

This week is National Anti-bullying Week. At school this week we are focusing on our Golden Rule ‘We are gentle, we don’t hurt others.’

This morning we are having an assembly to introduce our theme this week and will be asking children to complete a slip through the week to explain how they have been kind to someone else or tell us about someone who has been kind to them. We are asking the children to post them to us in the post box by the medical room. We will be giving merits to children who take part.

Space Dome Year 1

Space Dome Year 1

On Wednesday Year 1 children experienced the wonders of space, learning about the solar system and the significant people linked to space travel. The Space Dome was set up in the school hall and was an amazing way to support the learning for this topic.

Class 9 Reading Suprise

Class 9 Reading Suprise

To develop the children’s love of reading even further Miss Owen and Class 9 have enjoyed a wonderful book shaped surprise. They discovered 30 wrapped books in their book corner and everyday this week children have enjoyed the excitement of opening a new book.

Book Fair Competition Winners

Book Fair Competition Winners

Thank you to all of our entrants. There were so many wonderful entries, which made it a very hard judging process.  There can only be three winners and they are….

Sylvester, Summer and Oscar

A £10 book voucher to spend at our travelling book fair is on its way to you!

Congratulations.

Book Fair

Book Fair

Our school Book Fair will run from Wednesday 31st October to Tuesday 6th November. The books will be available to look at every day from 3pm on the  playground. This year Travelling Books have made it much easier to make a purchase. They include good old fashioned cash, Phone payments and Book Fair gift vouchers.

To pay for your books by phone – it’s safe, simple and quick. Simply ask your Book Fair Organiser for a phone payment slip. Call the number and follow the instructions. Write down your transaction code and paid amount. Return the completed slip to your book fair organiser and take your purchase.

Book Fair Gift Vouchers

They’re the simple, secure way to ensure children get the books they want when the Book Fair arrives and are perfect if parents can’t make it to the Book Fair or you have a cashless school. Even better, you’ll save 20% when you buy online meaning a £12 voucher costs only £10, a £6 voucher costs only £5 and so on. Your school will earn Rewards for free books on the full value of the voucher, rather than the discount price. Once a purchase has been made, customers will receive the voucher in an email which can be printed and given to the child – much safer to carry than cash! Vouchers can be purchased up until midnight on the day of collection of the Book Fair.

Competition time

We will be running a competition in each year group with a prize of £10 book vouchers. Please keep your eyes peeled for more information on this.

Watch this video to see how it works.

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day

Thursday 4th October was National Poetry Day.

To celebrate the day children in Key Stage One read different types of poems.

The children also wrote their own poems for a poetry competition. The children were asked to write an acrostic poem, a riddle or a senses poem.

Year 1 children wrote poems about Elmer linked to their English work. Year 2 wrote Autumn themed poems using the school grounds as their inspiration.

Watch this space to see if we are competition winner!

Key Dates and Events 2018-19

Key Dates and Events 2018-19

Friday 15th February – School Closed for INSET Day

Monday 18th-Friday 22nd February – School Closed for Half Term

Wednesday 6th March – Year 1 Trip to Longdown Activity Farm

Thursday 25th April – Year 2 Trip to Titanic Museum

Monday 8th April-Monday 22nd April – School Closed for Easter Holiday

Monday 6th May – School Closed for Bank Holiday

Monday 27th May-Friday 31st May – School Closed for Half Term

Monday 3rd June – School Closed for INSET Day

Monday 22nd-Tuesday 23rd July – School Closed for INSET Days

Wednesday 24th July-Monday 2nd September – School Closed for Summer Holiday

Race for life

Race for life

Race for Life at Langstone 2018

We raised £3190 for our chosen charity this term – Cancer Research UK. We held our Race for Life fundraising event at school,  on Thursday 28th June. We dedicated our Race for Life to Sue Swanton, a former lunchtime supervisor and volunteer, who recently lost her fight against cancer.

We were lucky to have a beautiful sunny day for our event. The field was set up with the gazebos to keep the children cool, a water station and all the bunting the children had made was put up to make the event really special.

We were joined by Gemma, the Community Champion from Tesco at Fratton Park, she brought fruit for the children to enjoy as they finished their running and was giving high-fives as the children ran past her.

Everyone really enjoyed the day and we are really proud to have raised so much money for this worthy cause.

Congratulations and a very big ‘Well Done!’ to everyone who took part.

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