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Make £5 Grow
Thank you all for your support for Class 5 and their "Make £5 Grow" initiative. In fact they made their £5s grow into a staggering £1161.41. Some of this money was used to help fund the Year 6 trip to SWAC earlier this week, and some will go towards paying for the theatre trip at Christmas for the Y5s (who will then be Y6).
Basketball at Hampshire School Games
Very proud that our basketball team qualified for the HSG. They travelled to Aldershot Military Garrison on Thursday to take part. The children played enthusiastically and were a credit to the school for their sportsmanship and behaviour. Thank you to Mrs Tully, Mrs Wigmore and Mrs Simmonds who accompanied the children.
Once more our sporting heroes have made our school proud. Congratulations to the Y5/6 Cricket team who took part on a tournament at Andover Cricket Club on Tuesday and came in second out of 15 schools. A big thank you to Jeff Linnecar for umpiring and coaching throughout the tournament and to Charlie Simmond's Grandma who braved the elements to support Charlie and the team on the day.
Class 5 Euro 2016
The children of Class 5 have organised their own Euro 2016 competition managing and coaching teams from KS1. The older children organised the whole competition from working out the fixtures to warming up their teams and refereeing the matches.
Class 5 took part in the Area Primary Schools Rounders Competition at Test Valley and came second! Well done to Jess, Bella, George, Rosie, Cameron, Ellis and Tom.
Class 5 enjoyed using the fabulous astro turf tennis court area next to the school. We feel so fortunate to have such a wonderful asset on our doorstep. We are very grateful to Mr Sean Hutton and his team for all their hard work in making this possible.
Tag Rugby Match at Grateley School
On Monday the children took part in a friendly Tag Rugby match with Grateley School team. The total score was a 11 all and both teams were happy with the draw. Thank you very much to all the parents that helped with the transport and made this game possible.
"We are The Bread.Co. We sell bread every Monday at Wherwell School. We are a group of three selling bread for make £5 grow. Our group is Dani, Jess and Rosie and we are all year sixes. Our mums gave us the idea of making bread as we were originally going to do milkshakes and smoothies but we decided we weren't going to make enough profit. That's when our mums stepped in throwing ideas around. We liked the sound of bread as we knew it would make a good profit. On our first sale we made £32 and we sold out. Our favourite part of the process was defiantly making the bread".
Classes 4 and 5 have been constructing shelters in our wonderful woodland to protect them from the rain. It is safe to know that they successfully stood the trials of today's weather when they survived the hale storm!
Heath Related Fitness
Class 5 are taking part in a 2 day event at Test Valley School. They have been invited to take part in their Health Related Fitness Sessions. Here are some pictures of what the children were up to this week. The second session will take place on the 8th of May.
PGL Centre at Marchant's Hill
From the 11th until the 15h of April, the children from class 5 are having their residential visit to the PGL Centre at Marchant's Hill in Surrey. In line with the school's policy of alternating activity courses with environmental ones, this year's focus will be on adventurous activities which will challenge the children personally and collectively. Here are some of the pictures as the week progresses so you can all follow step by step their journey.
PGL Day 5 - Last Day!!
Last morning at Marchants Hill. All the bags have been packed and the children are ready to come back. However they are still busy with their last activities of Fencing and Team Sports. They all have mixed feelings about leaving but no doubt they will remember and cherish this week as one of the best ever.
PGL Day 4 -
Today Archery, Zip wire, Rock Climbing and Survivor in the forest and more good weather! In the evening plenty of laughter with the Wacky relays.
PGL Day 3
The children continue to have tons of fun and a glorious weather! Today the activities included Powerfan, Air Rifle shooting, Challenge course and Abseiling. All the children did exceptionally well meeting many challenges with great courage and determination. There was mud, shooting and plenty of sweaty hands. What a fabulous day!
Day 2 of PGL Adventure
After a yummy breakfast, the children completed day two. The weather was on their side and they managed to experience Jacobs Ladder, Trapeze, Aeroball and the Giant Swing. All got 10/10 for bravery, especially on the Trapeze.
PGL Orientation Walk
After a very slippery mud walk at Queen Elizabeth's Country Park, the children arrived safely and in good spirit to start their outdoor adventure experience.
PGL Leaving party
There were only five people at first but suddenly the whole school joined in to wave goodbye to the children in class 5.
Class 5 builds a Maze on the field
To wrap up Wherwell's World Book Day celebrations, the children from class 5 built a maze on the field which they shared with children from other classes. They guided all the other children through it and had lots of fun bringing to life their own version of "The Maze Run".
Netball at Test Valley School
Year 6 girls had an afternoon of Netball fun at Test Valley School.
Test Valley School year 5's visit
8 of our year 5's attended three workshops at Test Valley School in Stockbridge on Thursday the 17th of March. They looked at features of Hinduism during an RE lesson, created a short animated clip in ICT and proudly earned themselves a Bunsen Burner Licence in Science. This gave the children a great opportunity to see first hand what goes on at Secondary School and consequently help them in their future transition for next year.
Primary Area Football Event 2016
This week was the boys turn to go and play some football with some great results. Once more the children had fantastic fun at Wallop and came in Second place. Many Congratulations to all the children that took part and to the children from Broughton (1st place), Stockbridge (3rd place), Wallop (4th place), West Tyherley (5th place), King's Somborne (6th place) and Lockerley (7th place).
Lunch Cookery Group - Jake, Zac , Ellis and George.
This week it was Zac's birthday- and he was heard to comment that having lunch with his friends was "the best birthday ever!".
The boys cooked dough balls and garlic butter, pasta with tasty home made pesto and delicious Japanese pancakes cooked and flipped by George!.
Girls Football Festival
On Monday the 7th of March some of our year 5 and 6 girls attended a football festival at Wallop School organised by Cathy Devereux of Andover FC. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon. The girls were in mixed into teams with children from other cluster schools and played 5 mini 6- a - side matches.
Their skills and confidence grew during the afternoon and the girls demonstrated excellent team work and sportsmanship. Congratulations to Charlotte and Jess who were on the winning team.
Chinese Lunch Cookery Group - Brenna, Susannah, Laura, Luciana and Grace
Every week the children are busy with the planning and implementing of this social initiative. This week, Brenna, Susannah, Laura , Luciana and Grace planned a Chinese lunch including duck pancakes with cucumber for starters, chicken curry for their main meal and ice cream with chocolate cakes and fortune cookies for pudding. Together they decided on music and accessories for their lunch, including beautiful table cloths, mats, candles and a fantastic Chinese dragon head as their centre piece - hand made by Brenna at home.
Making Bread for Resources
The children in class 5 are becoming expert bakers. This entrepreneurial initiative hopes to support the children in developing great life skills such as team work, responsibility and of course great bread making. It also raises funds to buy CGP study books. These will be of great help in preparing the children for their SATs. As always, thank you to all the parents that have been enjoying and buying our delicious bread so far and we hope they will continue to do so.
And the winner is .... Wherwell !!
On the 29th of February, Cameron, Rosie, Hannah and Jacob did a fantastic job at taking part and winning the basketball tournament at Test Valley School. Maybe the "leap" in leap year was a good Omen for us! Well done for all your hard work.The children attended a couple of weeks ago a basketball skills workshop at TVS and yesterday they were able to put all their knowledge into action and after having lots of fun, they won the tournament. Well done also to all the other children that took part from Lockerley (2nd place), Stockbridge (3rd place), Wallop (4th place), King's Somborne (5th place), Broughton (6th place) and West Tyherley (7th place). Hoping to make this a yearly competition to win a shield.
Shoe sketching - Class 5 master the artwork of Andy Warhol
The children in class 5 have been looking at the artwork of Andy Warhol and in particular his wonderful illustrations of shoes. The children brought in a selection of shoes from home to sketch and Mrs O'Boyle showed them a variety of her own colourful footwear, including some ruby red Doctor Martins, a pair of elegant lilac evening shoes complete with jewels and even her beautiful white satin wedding shoes - which bore a remarkable resemblance to the original designs of Andy Warhol!.
Test Valley Basketball Coaching
Today Hannah, Rosie, Cameron and Tom went to Test Valley School to learn the basic skills of Basketball. At the end of February these children will take part in a tournament at TVS where they will be able to put into practice their newly acquired set of skills.
Lunch Cookery Group
This week it was The Party Gang turn. Amelia, Alishya, Mia and Gwen prepared a delicious lunch of Pasta in tomato sauce followed by a fruit salad and ice cream pudding. Every week the children are busy with the planning and implementing of this lovely initiative. A group of children get together and plan their lunch. They decide what would be included in their three course menu, source all the ingredients and designate the dishes to all the lunch group members. Together they will also decide on music for their lunch and any accessories they want to decorate their room with on the day. The children set their tables, do their cooking and enjoy a lovely lunch in a wonderful atmosphere and in great company. We will add pictures of this activity every week for all the different groups.
On Monday the Bikeability Team visited class 5 to work in a ‘hands-on’ bike maintenance session.
The children learnt how to perform basic maintenance on their bikes. During the course children learnt how:
to name the parts of the bike;
to adjust saddle height (and know the correct saddle height);
to mend a puncture/change inner tube;
to adjust their brakes;
to learn how gears work;
to understand when to get a qualified mechanic to fix their bike instead.
Our Class Assembly 29th of February - We are Diamonds!!
In today's class assembly, the children from class 5 showed all the interesting activities they have been involved in so far this term. Firstly, the children shared their lovely pieces of literature based on The Arrival by Shaun Tan. With the aid of technology, they put together a heartwarming script for the images in the book. Then they talked about the studies they have done on Nelson Mandela. Charlotte and Jessica enchanted the audience with a beautiful song written by Charlotte and filled the hall with South African tones. In groups they presented a number of quotes from Mandela's wisdom and how they applied them in their everyday activities, including the challenges of the construction of their air-boats. Finally, the audience was treated to an upbeat dance to the wonderful music and words of Coldplay's Adventure of a Lifetime, and at the end we were in no doubt that the children in class 5 are diamonds.
George and Sam's adventure
George H from class 5 has written the following story. We enjoyed it so much we wanted to share it with everyone. We hope you enjoy it too.
Christmas Production 2015
Here is another wonderful example of our children's fantastic writing. The script for the 2015 Christmas production was created entirely by the class 5 children. Every detail of their production was thought by them and the actors and stage crew made sure no detail was overseen. To see pictures please click here. Enjoy!
Airboats - The story so far ...
Class 5 planned a design for making an airboat, detailing what materials and equipment they would need, how would they make it an what features it would need in order for it to be successful. The children made a prototype from polystyrene and then created an accurate plan on squared paper. They transferred the design onto coloured plastic Correx sheeting and carefully cut it out. After securing the sides of their boats with waterproof tape, they added features to improve, balance, stability , strength and appearance. Finally, they added a motor and connected a propeller and battery pack - some have even designed their own switch. They are looking forward to testing their creations on water and evaluating and improving their designs accordingly. As soon as we have some results we will update them on our class page.
Lunch Cookery Group
Every week the children are busy with the planning and implementing of this lovely initiative. A group of children get together and plan their lunch. They decide what would be included in their three course menu, source all the ingredients and designate the dishes to all the lunch group members. Together they will also decide on music for their lunch and any accessories they want to decorate their room with on the day. With the help of Mrs Linnecar, the children set their tables, do their cooking and enjoy a lovely lunch in a wonderful atmosphere and in great company. We will add pictures of this activity every week for all the different groups.
Lego We- Do
The children in class 5 have been having lots of fun whilst learning about technology with Lego WeDo. This is a fantastic tool that enables the children to learn, construct and bring their Lego models to life. WeDo helps teach how technology plays an active role in children's everyday life, furthermore, it improves communication, collaboration and team building skills.
"All of us wanted to be a Sports Ambassador for Wherwell Primary School. We had to make a speech on why they would be a good person for the job. Then, we had to talk in front of the class about what we would do in that role. After that, the class voted on who would make it as an ambassador. Only three people got the job and I was one! I was very lucky to get two boys that are very kind and helpful. These two boys are James and Jacob. We are all very happy with our positions and look forward to the future". By Charlotte H Class 5
Article written by Grace Hickman:
The story of The Silver Sword begins with three children called Ruth, Edek and Bronia. They were on their way to find their parents. Their Dad meets an orphan called Jan messing around in the streets and then Jan sees three children sitting outside their ruined house. They found out that their dad was on a boat on his way to Switzerland and that Jan had the silver sword which is just like a small paper knife. They were surprised! They decided that they were going to meet their dad where the boat stops. They travelled for a day and began to get tired. So they stopped near a river and set up their tent. After that they went to sleep. The next day Edek and Jan went out to town and started stealing food from people. Jan came back on his own and they wondered where Edek was. Jan told them that he got caught stealing and was sent to some kind of prison. They felt very sad but carried on, on their journey to find their parents. The next day they woke up and found Edek sleeping next to them. They were all very pleased but upset at the same time because they realised that he was not very well and fed him lots of food and drink. The next day they carried on walking on their journey. They were walking through the woods when they saw a small cottage. When they reached the house they knocked on the door and a very nice lady came out of the door and offered them a nice cup of hot chocolate. Jan saw a dog and started playing with it. Its name was Ludwig. Then they said to the lady "I think it's time to go now" and she said that that was ok and then they walked off. They were about a minute away from their house when Ludwig came running after them. They carried on their way with Ludwig and found their parents.
We learned some important facts about spotting hazards and dangers in the home and how to stay safe. The Hampshire Fire Safety Unit spoke to us about the importance of having smoke detectors in our bedrooms, to keep our stairs clear from clutter in case of the need to evacuate the house at night and how to make an escape plan.
We also discussed issues surrounding road safety.
Their visit was extremely thought provoking...