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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Year Two visited the Science and Innovation Centre – INTECH in Winchester as part of their ‘Eureka’ topic on Inventions and Inventors.
The children took part in a rocket workshop and had a planetarium show. They were able to explore the science and technology exhibits. See the Year 2 Learning in Action page for more.
If you have a child who is due to start school in September 2019 the application process starts on Monday 5th November 2018 and closes on Tuesday 15th January 2019. Applications are made through Portsmouth City Council Admissions Service and not directly to the school. Information on the application process can be found on the Portsmouth City Council website.
We will be holding school tours on the dates and times below. Unfortunately we are unable to hold tours at any other times. Please call the school office to book a space 023 9283 2642
|Thursday 13th December||10am (FULL)|
|Thursday 10th January||10am|
Thursday 13th December – School Nurse Clinic
Monday 24th December-Friday 4th January – School Closed for Christmas Holiday
Monday 7th January – School Closed for INSET Day
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 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.