Minstead Residential

The children had a great time on the trip to Minstead in the New Forest. They did a wide range of activities including a hike, willow wattling, flint and steel fire lighting, map making and singing around the campfire. They all arrived back at school with huge smiles on their faces, mud on their wellies and ready for a sleep back in their own beds.

The children who stayed at school also had a great time. They worked hard with Mrs Davies on a range of activities, including orienteering, cookery and investigating light with torches.

Hooke Court Residential 2021

90 Year 4 children woke up this morning bright eyed after a brilliant first night of their residential trip. Today, the children have had a fun packed and educational day that included taking part in a Greek battle! Luckily, the battle ended with smiles on everyone’s faces and the children thrilled that they had experienced the excitement of battle.

The children have also enjoyed getting their hands dirty whilst making a Greek goblet. We have some keen potters in the year group!

Today, they have also learned about the Greek alphabet and tried to write their own names in Greek. It took a lot of concentration to use a quill and ink pot.

It is lovely to see them all having such an amazing time and we will share any more photos that we get from the staff with you all tomorrow.

Bronze Sports Ambassador Training

Today, Miss Tagg and Mrs Wallis took a super selection of ten Year 6 children to the Sports Ambassador Training Day at The Bournemouth Collegiate School. After parking the mini bus in the Deputy Head’s private parking space, we merrily made our way to the main hall for the day’s events.

The day was split into a variety of exciting workshops which focused on developing leadership skills, active communication games and encouraging physical pursuits for all abilities.

The children were phenomenal! We were so incredibly proud of their behaviour, interactions with other schools and enthusiastic participation in all aspects of the day- including the singing on the minibus!

Once back in school, the ambassadors are looking forward to embracing their roles with a range of new activities and responsibilities. More details to follow…

Year 6 Sports Ambassadors

Y5 First Aid

Yesterday, Y5 had a visit from St John’s Ambulance and learned basic first aid strategies. They looked at the importance of ABC and even had chance to have a go at applying bandages and deal with some minor (fake!) injuries.

Year 3 Ancient Egyptians

Today, Year 3 have learned just how gruesome the Ancient Egyptians were. They have had the opportunity to experience the process of mummification and created their own mummified tomatoes.

The children will be observing what happens to the tomatoes over the coming weeks to gain a better understanding of the mummification process.