Look at what we have been getting up to in school

This page is dedicated to keeping parents and carers up to date on what we have been getting up to in school.

Happy Holi!

By Jodie Williams | March 16, 2020

We have had an exciting few weeks since being back from half term. We enjoyed pancake tasting on Shrove Tuesday and discussing our favourite types of pancakes. The children had the opportunity to taste a traditional pancake, chocolate filled crepe and an American pancake. They all enjoyed the chocolate ones! This week some eggs arrived…

A Royal Visit

By Jodie Williams | March 5, 2020

The children in Year 1 had a very special visitor from Buckingham Palace. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II came to Whitehouse Primary School for a celebration. The children enjoyed singing the national anthem and sharing some afternoon tea treats with their friends. The Queen was very impressed with the children’s manners and their smart outfits.

Outdoor Adventures

By Jodie Williams | March 3, 2020

For the second half of the Spring term, Year 3 have started Outdoor Adventurous Activities in PE. Their first two lessons have been based on safety and trust using blindfolds. They have worked in small teams and had turns being tour guides and being lead around the environment while blindfolded. Super fun for everyone involved!

Year 3 urban pioneers venture out to Hazeley Wood 

By Jodie Williams | March 3, 2020

Last week we had a fantastic time at Hazeley Wood. We were greeted by the Parks Trust Rangers who guided us around the woods and taught us about succession (that is a technical word to describe the growth of the woods or forests). We explored the woods using a compass to guide us. Miss Sensoy…

Pirates Versus Mermaids

By Jodie Williams | March 2, 2020

On the 4th and 5th of February, Year 2 performed two show-stopping performances of their play ‘Pirates Versus Mermaids’. The children displayed great commitment and resilience whilst learning their lines, acting in their characters and learning the lyrics and actions to all of the songs. The children learnt about the importance of voice projection and…

Emergency 999

By Jodie Williams | February 14, 2020

This week we were very lucky to receive some very special visitors! On Tuesday 2 Police Officers came to visit us and tell us all about being a Police Officer. We learnt that Police Officers help to keep us safe and we can look for their uniform if we are lost and we dial 999…

Role Play in Foundation

By Jodie Williams | February 12, 2020

Within our environment, we have had great fun in our role-play areas, which have been set out as a fire station, garden centre, police station, and fruit and vegetable shop. We have also experimented mixing colours within our art areas and completing observational drawings. During topic, we have learnt lots about the beat and rhythm…

Youth Sacre

By Jodie Williams | February 7, 2020

We were very excited that a small group of children were invited to a Youth Sacre meeting this half term. It was a great opportunity to learn about the different world views on climate change and sustainability. The children were able to share their own views and hear the opinions of others, through group discussions…

Exploring Ancient Egypt

By Jodie Williams | February 7, 2020

Year 5 and 6 have been exploring our topic all about Ancient Egypt. We have witnessed a mummification as the sacred priest delivered the pharaoh to the underworld with their organs safely in Canopic jars. We have made and tasted Egyptian bread and we are excited to take part in our immersive Egyptian day on…

Chinese New Year!

By Jodie Williams | February 7, 2020

Last week we had fun celebrating Chinese New year! One of our parents kindly wrote the characters for the numbers 1 to 30 in Mandarin on cards so we could write them in sand with chopsticks. We were also practising our fine motor skills by using chopsticks to fill bowls with noodles and beansprouts. Outside…