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Welcome to the Spring Term.  Our topic this term is Skellybones. 

For lots of information about what we are learning this term please take a look at the Curriculum Information Leaflet.  

Our focus for this half term is 'Animals'.  Our role play area has changed to a Vets Surgery.  


We met Toby who has Cerebral Palsy.  He talked to us using a voice synthesiser and told us all about his favourite things like skiing and swimming.  He let us have a go in his wheelchair! 


Y1 have begun their L2Me African Drumming lessons with Ms Whitehouse from Hampshire Music Service.  We have learnt the names of  the instruments, and a song using African words.  We will share our learning with you in our performance for our families before Easter. 


We have got off to a good start, learning about the different parts of our bodies in Science and how they are related to our senses.  Why not have a go remembering the 5 senses.

Isabelle and Isla's Mummy visits Flamingo Class

Thank you to Isabella and Isla's mummy who came to visit Flamingo Class to talk about growing a baby in her tummy.The children wrote questions as part of our learning about the human body and had the opportunity to ask her. We look forward to seeing whether she has a boy or a girl!

Another Splendid Flamingo Class Assembly

Flamingo Class shared a lot of learning with their grown ups in another great assembly packed full of songs, dance and interesting facts.

Just Different

Toby, from an organisation called "Just Different", came in to share with the children a little bit about himself. We found out lots of interesting and exciting ways that we are all the same and different. 

Flamingo Class visit Pizza Express

All children in Key Stage 1 will have the opportunity to visit Pizza Express this term as we are learning about healthy eating and making healthy choices. Pizza Express showed Flamingo Class how to make a pizzas and talked about the healthy choices we can make about what we eat. Luckily, we got to bring our pizzas home to taste. Delicious!

Picasso Style Art

Using our knowledge about colours and how they make us feel, we have created our own Picasso style art. It would certainly be a welcome addition in any art gallery.

Colour Mixing

As part of our art learning, we have been looking at colour and how it can make us feel. We made icing using the three primary colours and looked at what happens when you mix two primary colours together. After all of our hard work, we iced biscuits and took them home to sample.

School Nurse Visit

The school Nurse has been in to visit Key Stage 1 classes to talk about the importance of teeth brushing and hand washing. Lets keep all the nasty bugs and germs away and keep happy, healthy children in school ready to do some more great learning!

Mystery Reader

Thank you to Eric's daddy who came in to be our Mystery Reader again. He certainly is showing our Core Value of Happiness, enjoying it so much that he came back for a second time!


In Y1 we enjoyed the 'Funnybones' story and innovating our own characters to write about.  


We learnt about Florence Nightingale and how she transformed hospitals in Scutari during the Crimean War.  We really enjoyed our History workshop provided by Farnham Museum.


In Maths we have been focussing on Subtraction and remembering that when we subtract the total always gets smaller.


Please keep practising the Phase Five Phonemes at home.


Father Christmas at Christmas Dinner

Year 2 Flamingo Class go Carol Singing at Gilmore Gardens

Mystery Reader

Thank you to Nell's Daddy for being a "mystery reader" and coming in and reading, The Best Christmas Ever!

Flamingo Year 1 Shepherds

End of Fire! Fire! Topic Party

To celebrate the end of our Fire! Fire! topic the children enjoyed a party. We enjoyed eating firey red jellies and healthy red, yellow and orange peppers. We also played lots of games, like sticking the ladder on the fire truck! Every child also received a certificate as they have completed Fire Safety Training; knowing how to recognise hazards in the home, keeping safe at home and at school and knowing what to do if a smoke alarm goes off.

Peacock Class have loved reading the Christmasaurus - today he came for a visit!

Burning Houses

#TeamPeacock marble jar treat November 2019. P.J's, Costa hot chocolates and movies

Counting in 2's, 5's and 10's


Use this game to practise counting in jumps of 2, 5 and 10. 


#TeamPeacock jump into their London landscape artwork!

We enjoyed a treat today as we had filled our marble jar! We chose to come to school in P.J's with blankets, pillows and cuddly toys for a sleepover style party. We enjoyed snuggling up with each other sharing books.

Mystery Reader

Our first mystery reader, Governor Mr Dan Leonard, came to read a favourite book to Flamingo Class. Who will be next to surprise us?

The Curtis Museum

As well as the Curtis Museum, Woodpecker Class visited the Cairn to look at the  poppy wreaths that were laid on Remembrance Sunday.  We also visited the  Allen Gallery to have our snack - we were really grateful for a warm space to sit in.  The Allen Gallery and Curtis Museum are FREE to visit.  So please visit again with your families. 

Woodpecker, Flamingo and Peacock Classes thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Alton Fire Station and especially spraying water with the hoses.  Thank you to Firefighter Jason for hosting us. 

Peacock Class learned about Diwali - the Hindu festival of lights. We designed and created our own Diva Pots using clay!

Peacock Class. In PE we've been following some Joe Wicks Hiit workouts and building stamina - and testing this with some circuit training!

Peacock Class. In science we tested the absorbency of different materials using ink and pippet droppers.

L2Me - tuned percussion


Y1 had their first L2Me music lesson today - we loved it and Miss Whitehouse said she was really proud of the great start we have made.

Diwali, the Festival of Light, is being celebrated this weekend. Flamingo class have been making their own Diwa pots to help light the way!

Harvest Delivery

After our fabulous Harvest Assembly, the year 2 children from Flamingo Class delivered the harvest produce to the residents of Gilmore Gardens.

Flamingo Class Assembly

Flamingo Class enjoy a fantastic first assembly filled with happiness,songs and learning.

Fire! Fire!

We had an exciting visit from Dan the Fire Safety Officer. He showed us how to stay safe in our homes and at school and let us dress up in real Fire Fighter safety equipment!
We are loving our new topic, Fire! Fire! We've changed our role play in to a Fire Station and are enjoying dressing up.

TT Rockstars

We love doing TT Rockstars! We have 3 minutes to answer as many number bonds to 10 questions whilst listening to rock music. When we can answer 60 questions in 3 minutes we move on to number bonds to 20.

Using number lines in Maths.

Investigating materials in Science.

Investigating magnets in Science

We are learning lots of songs about the Great Fire of London.  Use the link below to sing along at home. 

Peacock class have been using the Disney film 'Up' to think about friendship and the qualities we look for in a friend. Please have a look at the images from the slideshow we used in our assembly!

Peacock class Great Fire Of London news report!

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We have had an amazing start to the autumn term.


We have settled into our new classes brilliantly and are enjoying our topic 'Fire Fire'. 


We loved having Firefighter Dan visit from Hampshire Fire and Rescue.  He told us about staying safe by NOT playing with matches and lighters.  Dan also talked to us about how important it is to know our addresses in case of an emergency.