Happy Easter

Morning Year 6,

We hope you are all keeping busy and helping out at home. Don’t forget next week is the school holidays! Your challenge is to do something to help in the house each day and do something to make each member of your household feel appreciated.

You could comment here to share what you have done to help out at home.

Have a good Easter Break!

Mrs Ellis and Mrs Jenkins


Avon Tyrell Update

Year 4 have settled in to Avon Tyrell as if it were a second home. After lunch we completed two activities ranging from tree climbing, archery and pioneering.

Next came a hearty dinner (some people even had seconds) and a delicious dessert of apple crumble and custard.

Following this was time to tidy rooms and sort bedding. A skill that lots had perfected but some had no covers and messy rooms 🙂


Finally was the night walk which involved learning about the history of the grounds and playing some games which I hope the children will show you.

Currently, most children are asleep as our busy day has worn them out. Let’s home myself and Mr McKellar get a good night sleep as well.

Unfortunately I haven’t been able to add photos as I’m working from my mobile phone but we will hopefully set up a reliable WiFi signal tomorrow to be able to upload pictures with the text.

All is well and we will upload a post at a similar time tomorrow evening depending on the bedtime tomorrow.


Year 6 Science

Meet Fred! This half term Year 6 are learning about the circulatory system and today have met Fred and explored the different parts of our bodies. Still to come this half term, edible lungs and blood smoothies!

Some fascinating facts we explored today about the heart…

  • Your heart is as big as your clenched fist
  • The heart is a powerful muscle
  • The fitter you are, the stronger your heart will work
  • The heart sends blood to the heart to be oxygenated


A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to our harvest collection – our best yet! The food was donated to the Fordingbridge Food Bank; we collected enough food to feed 16 families for 3 days. What a great community achievement!

Year 6 – The silk road

What would you like to trade along the Silk Road? Linking to our learning unit, ‘The Golden Age of Islam’ Year 6 went for a journey along the Silk Road. We each represented a country and a item and went trading! We were surprised to learn of the high value of nutmeg and perfume and wished we had less ivory and coral! What a fun learning experience and great bartering skills!



Year 5 River Trip

What a perfect day for splashing about in a river!
We found rapids by the water meadows and water alive with invertebrates at Parsonage Park.
Ask us about our mayfly larvae.  We had a visitor in from the chalk stream association.
Hopefully we will have some hatchlings to release back into the environment one day after school – watch this post for details.
Thank you to Mrs Sayers-Carter, Mrs Godden, Miss Keitley and all school staff who have helped make this an exciting and useful local trip.

Year 3: Teamwork through geography

Our topic this term in Year 3 is La Plage – the beach. We introduced the Jurassic coast and explored the physical features of different beaches, including Swanage, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. We also discussed why we go on holiday in this country and abroad.

It was really good to see the children working as a team, especially as this term, the Learning Dimension we are focussing on is Teamwork. They were able to work together, listen well and complete the task on time.

Well done!

Year 6 English

Year 6 have been exploring figurative language and have now used it in their own rain descrption writing. Can you spot the any of the skills we looked at in this piece of writing?

  • Personification
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Simile
  • Alliteration
  • Metaphor
  • Punctuation for effect