Calmore Junior School
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24.04.2014 15:Apr - 16:Apr
Yr 6 Science Club
25.04.2014 12:Apr - 13:Apr
Willow (yr5) Swimming
30.04.2014 12:Apr - 14:Apr
Cedar - yr5 - Swimming
02.05.2014 12:May - 14:May
Willow- yr5- Swimming
07.05.2014 12:May - 14:May
Cedar- yr 5 Swimming
Yesterday all the teachers took part in rounders and hockey training! This was delivered by Testwood Sports College. They learnt the key skills in both games in order to teach the children EVEN better sport. At the end they looked a little tired but I think they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Our thanks to Pete Brailey from Testwood for organising the training. The next training event is rugby and netball so we look forward to that.
Garden Growing Nicely
Thanks to 'Dan the Garden Man' and Mrs Cole's son, Jack, the school garden is taking shape once more. Thanks to the relentless rain and colder weather, work had slowed although this was always the plan. Now that the sun is shining once again, the hard graft has resumed. The 'espalier' (an ancient practice of creating a natural structure by training plants along a fence) is now marked out with the old tree trunks firmly dug into the garden's perimeter.
There is now a clear entrance to the garden via the pergola constructed using the reclaimed wood. Next stage is to complete the border and then construct the roof for the main structure in the heart of the garden. Once that is complete, we can lay out the plant beds and then start planting!!!
Yesterday the whole school walked to Testwood Baptist Church for our Easter celebration. The event bagan with our musicians that played with confidence and flair. After that we all sang our opening song 'It's A Wonderful Life' It was indeed a fantastic rendition with Mrs Northover getting carried away singing her own little solo.! Following this the choir and all the children in the school took part to retell the Easter story in poetry and song-even the parents joined in! It makes us very proud to watch narrators and soloists stand up in front of a packed church so confidently. Brings a tear to your eye! Well done to all the children who played beautifully, narrated expressively, sang like angels and behaved so well! Thank you to all the parents, governors and visitors that attended and walked with us.
Happy Easter to you all!
Asda Be One Of The Best Trips
As part of our topic, Little Critters, that focuses on microbes, we visited ASDA to see how professionals who work with food maintain high standards of food hygiene and cleanliness.
While there, the pupils split into groups and undertook six different activities. On the fish and butcher counter, the children learnt about how food is prepared, stored and served to customers. The pizzas seemed to be a particular favourite as every child got to choose and add their own toppings and at the end of the morning, we were able to take them back to school and enjoy them at the end of the day. Yum yum!
As well as learning about food safety and hygiene, the pupils got the opportunity to work on the tills, compare the difference in prices when buying food for a meal and then using the self-service checkouts to buy their own healthy snack.
Finally they had a go with the Telson guns, which are used to keep track of stock in store. All in all, the morning had been a huge success and another great addition to the children's learning experiences - Every little helps.
Friday March 21st was Sport Relief 2014 and we at Calmore Junior School did our bit in raising money for others around the world and here in the UK who find themselves in a less fortunate position than ourselves. Whilst doing so, we also had enormous fun and proved to ourselves that with a little extra effort and self belief we too can achieve more than perhaps we first think possible.
Pupils from both the Junior and Infant School each completed a mile around the school grounds to accumulate a total 369 miles -a combined 369 miles from Land’s End to Dover. Each class will ran a different leg of the journey before our Elite runners completed the final 24 miles ‘from Lydd to Dover’.
By asking for a minimum contribution of £1 we raised £312 for Sport Relief.
Huge congratulations to all the children that took part in Rock Challenge on Friday 7 March. The school came third which is a tremendous achievement because the first and second places had dance teachers and sponsorship to help them along their way. Miss Ingram, Mr Darch and I watched proudly as Calmore performed faultlessly! As well as coming third, we also received the following awards:
Well everything really! Wow didn’t they do well? The whole event was a real team effort. Thank you to Mrs Northover, Miss Burton, Mrs Penny, Mrs Penny’s husband, Mrs Cole, Mrs Cole’s husband, Miss Frampton, parents for driving other children and supporting us, Mr Darch for driving the mini bus and all the other staff that helped along the way. However, the biggest thanks and congratulations must go to Miss Dunbar, as it was all her hard work and choreography that made it all happen-and she wants to do it next year! Hooray!
A great achievement for Calmore Junior School!
This week we had a Maths Party! The children all arrived at school dressed as a number ready for a day solving problems and puzzles. It all started with an assembly led by the School Council all about maths and then the children spent the day moving around the different classes experiencing a range of fun maths activities.