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Reading Comprehension Workshop

Posted by Heather Smith in School

Thank you to all those who attended the Reading Comprehension workshop. During the session the schools use of Reciprocal Reading was explained if you would like to see the power point again please click here .

Posted by Heather Smith in School

Annual Christmas Card Competition 2018

Steve Brine, MP has contacted school again regarding his annual Christmas card competition, which is open to all primary school children across Winchester and Chandlers Ford.

The winning painting will be used on the cover of the Christmas card which is sent to various charities, organisations, HM the Queen, Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers and constituents.  There are some fabulous prizes for the winner of each year group and the overall winner will be presented with a specially framed Winner’s certificate and Christmas card at his or her school.

Paintings should be original pieces of work by the pupils and produced on A4 paper either landscape for portrait.

All entries must be completed and brought into school by Monday 12th November as they will be collected on Tuesday 13th November.  To see competition rules together with information about the prizes click here

Please note entries should have printed clearly on the back – the name of pupil, age, year group and name of school.

Special Mentions Book

Posted by Heather Smith in School

Harestock Primary Special Mentions Book

In the entrance Hall at school we have a ‘Special Mentions Book’ that is for parents/carers/families to share with us all the amazing things that our children are achieving outside of school that make you feel proud of them.

We have paper available for you to write the special mention on or you can write straight into the book. We would love photographs etc…too!

If you cannot get into school do not worry…please send in your mentions in any format, even via email, and we will stick them in. We love to hear about anything your child achieves ie) winning competitions, helping with washing up, managing to tie their shoelaces…

We look forward to sharing these special things with the children.

From all the staff at Harestock Primary

Winchester Heritage Open Days Art & Words Competition Winners

Posted by Heather Smith in School

We are delighted to announce that five of our pupils have been successful in the recent Winchester Heritage Open Days Art & Words Competition on Extraordinary Women.

  • Winner (Art 4-7yrs) – Mia Frida Kahlo)
  • Runner-up (Art 4-7yrs) – Zhan Bo (The Queen)
  • Winner (Words 4-7yrs) – Clara (The Queen)
  • Runner-up (Words 4-7yrs) – Faye (Caroline Herschel)
  • Runner-up (Art 8-11yrs) – Isla (Rosa Parks)

Congratulations to all of our winners and runners-up.  They will receive a book/art token as their prize. Also, their work will be on public display in the Great Hall, Winchester on 8-9 & 13-16 September as part of this year’s Heritage Open Days Extraordinary Women Exhibition.

Well done to all of the children at Harestock for their hard work on this competition, there were some truly exceptional entries.  Thank you also to parents and carers who helped children to do holiday research for the project, many children came back to school brimming with information on the topic to share with their classmates and teachers.

Reading Week

Posted by Heather Smith in School

Harestock enjoyed a fantastic reading week (2nd – 6th July) with lots of fun reading activities across the school.  Children were visited by a captivating storyteller who was able to keep the children engrossed through telling stories orally from her imagination.  There was a buddy reading session where children mixed up into their houses to read with children of different year groups.  The juniors did a great job of being patient, encouraging and supportive of the infant readers and the infants were very brave in their reading to older children.  There were poetry slams and story performances, a visit from the discovery centre to talk about the summer reading challenge, and many more activities in classes.  We had comfy reading tents set up on the field at lunchtime for children to relax with a book or share a story with friends.

Thank you very much to our parent volunteers who joined their children’s classes to read stories to them, it was lovely for the children to have a range of role models sharing their love of books.  We were also very lucky to have the Mayor visit and spend a morning going from class to class reading excerpts from his favourite books to the children.

We would also like to thank all of the children who took part in the sponsored read, and those who purchased books at the book fair.  All of the money raised has been added together as part of our Usborne Ready Steady Read challenge and we are thrilled to have raised enough money to gain £800 worth of new books across the school which we look forward to receiving shortly! A big thank you as well to Mrs Davies, who organised the sponsored read and book fairs as part of her work with Usborne books.

Armed Forces Day

Posted by Heather Smith in Forces Families, School

Armed forces day got off to a brilliant start when we were entertained by the Army Bugle Band. Below is a flavour of what they played. Also some pictures from the day.