Author Archives: Heather Smith

World Book Day

Posted by Heather Smith in ladybird

The children really enjoyed dressing-up on Tuesday as their favourite book characters.  They wrote riddles to give clues to the rest of the class to try to guess who they were.  They impressed me with the amount of information they knew about a variety of authors and characters.

What an exciting week!

Posted by Heather Smith in Pandas

On Monday, we compared maps of Winchester over time. We looked at pre-war, post-war and current day to see how Winchester has changed and predict as to whether people would have been evacuated to Winchester during WW2. We headed outside in the sunshine and made a human map of Winchester to help to understand where we are.

On Thursday, while the year 5s were swimming year 4 carried out a digestion experiment to simulate the digestive system, it was super gross and they loved it!

On Friday to round off our geometry week, we carried out an angles investigation to identify and measure different angles. We also looked for different  shapes, there were 42 triangles! We loved it.

Check out the pictures of our awesome week.


The space homework is looking great and we are looking forwards to sharing it with everyone. Thank you to all the families that have helped produce such a variety of pieces.

New this week:

Mathletics: shape

SPag: year 4 – p84, year 5 – 52-55

Reading Week

Posted by Heather Smith in ladybird

We have been very lucky this week to have had many storytellers in to our class to read stories to us.

The school has taken part in creating a whole school story. Each class had an unusual object to include in their part of the story. The story began in Dragonfly class and was then passed on to Ladybirds to continue the story. It was then passed on to each of the other classes until it was finished. We look forward to reading this story after half term!

Ladybirds have had a very enjoyable first half of the spring term. We are looking forward to more exciting learning after the break.

Best wishes for a relaxing half term!

Harestock Histories video

Posted by Heather Smith in Owls

Tuesday was certainly a busy day!  Thank you very much to all the parents and family members who came to the premiere of Harestock Histories.  Thank you also for your patience during the technical difficulties!  We got there in the end!

I hope you agree that the children did a fantastic job and the videos can be watched below so you can enjoy it together in peace and quiet.  I was very proud of the children and the work that had gone into creating our final outcome.  They worked in groups, organising themselves, deciding on their individual roles as well as writing their own scripts.  Next they learnt their scripts and practised saying their lines before we finally had the camera rolling.

Here are some photos of the process leading up to the outcome along with photos of the cinema experience itself.


Harestock Histories Video

Posted by Heather Smith in woodpecker

Thank you so much to all of you who were able to attend Harestock Histories. If you were unable to attend, the video is here to watch. We were incredibly proud of the children’s efforts; they worked so hard to create their script and recite their lines. Hopefully you could see we have learnt so much for this topic!