A Viking Adventure!

Children from year 4 enjoyed an unforgettable school trip this week to the Ancient Technology Centre in Dorset to experience life as a viking! The children took part in a range of immersive educational activities including grinding flour and making bread, picking vegetables and chopping them into a stew, and making their own cheese and butter. And that was just in the morning! In the afternoon children made bricks from chalk, chopped wood, tended the vegetable garden and played viking games. The children lived and slept in a viking long house, enjoyed stories and songs around the fire and thoroughly enjoyed themselves from start to finish. The children will return to school next week full of inspiration and knowledge. Thank you to the children for behaving so well and to the adults who volunteered their time to make the trip possible.

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House Captains and Stars of the Week

The whole school have been busy working democratically to elect house captains to represent their respective teams. During our ‘stars of the week’ assembly the results were announced and we are all very proud of our new captains. We also celebrated this week’s star pupils. These are the children who impressed their teachers with their commitment, creativity and resilience. Congratulations to them and our ‘friends of the week’ who showed particular kindness and consideration towards others.

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Butser Ancient Farm – Bringing History Alive!

On Tuesday, Year 3 set off bright and early for a day of living like Stone Age children at Butser Ancient Farm!¬† They did a range of exciting, hands-on activities – pottery, archaeology, fence building and ‘clunching’ (making clay bricks).¬† We learned that life in the Stone Age would have been hard work and very grubby…

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Vi nyder os som vikinger!

The second group arrived this morning at the Ancient Technology centre and have already had a busy day. They have learned how to start fires and manage the flames, harvesting the autumn crops and helped the farmers get ready for winter. Dinner is now cooking! We are having such a lot of fun whilst learning a lot about the day to day lives of Viking settlers in England.

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We are Vikings!

The first group of year 4 children have arrived at The Ancient Technology Centre and have had an excellent afternoon fully immersed in Viking life. They have prepared a historically authentic meal and completed many of the seasonal tasks Vikings did on a daily basis. They have learned that being a Viking is both physically hard and requires many skills. Lunch has never tasted so good!

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Stars of the Week!

Welcome back to school everyone! The teachers have been highly impressed with the way the children have settled into their new classes and have awarded their first ‘Stars of the Week’ certificates. These are given to children for a variety of reasons – from great behaviour to impressive writing. From trying their hardest in Maths to being a brave swimmer! Congratulations to this week’s stars. What will you do to be one of our next stars of the week?

A Fond Farewell to Year 6!

Yesterday evening the Year 6 children celebrated the end of the school year in style at their leavers disco. This morning the school wished a fond farewell to the children in a moving assembly that included singing, awards and fitting tributes. The school is very proud of every child in Year 6 and wishes them all the best for the future. Come back and visit us soon!

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