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Summer Term 2022

Welcome back!  We hope you had a lovely Easter break with lots of chocolate eating and adventures with loved ones.  Mrs Cowie and Mrs Bowden are very excited to be starting the best term ever - Summer Term.  We will continue to learn about plants and what is growing in our local area.  We will also be exploring the living creatures in our local area as we learn about mini beasts.  Our history topic is the seaside and we are hoping to be able to take a trip to Southsea after half term.  


We have welcomed some new children into Oak Class and we now have 24 children.  We have said farewell to Mrs Norwood, but look forward to her coming back to teach when we have courses etc.  Mrs Cowie works on Mondays and Tuesdays and Mrs Bowden works on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  Mrs Krempel works every day.  


We look forward to a wonderful summer term with you all.

Oak's Bikes and Scooters Day

"The best day ever!" according to one member of Oak class


The children have had such a fabulous day. Enjoying the fresh air with their friends and biking or scootering around the playground. We began by discussing the importance of keeping safe and why being out on our bikes and scooters was good for us. The children shared some great ideas - wearing helmets, looking where they are going, using their ears, looking after their bikes/scooters. As well as the importance exercise for their health, which was a message from lots of the children. They are also highlighted the importance of having FUN!...which is definitely what today has been about!


  They have been cleaning their bikes at the 'Wash Station'  and carrying our any repair work at the 'Mechanic's station'. There was also a 'Snack drive-through' which proved very popular. This of course was not free and we had lots of counting out amounts with 1p, 2p and 5p coins. There was also a race track where they tested out their speed with their friends.

After break the children all did their own observational drawings of their bikes/scooters and wrote their own message about what to 'always' do when out and about on their bike or scooter.

In the afternoon the children used their creativity and imagination to create their own accessory. They finished the day with another scoot and bike around showing off their new accessories!

Harvest Service October 2021

Today's Visitor 

Today's visitor was Rocket the Tortoise. The children just loved having him in our classroom and their attention was fully captured for the whole day. One remark right at the beginning of the morning to a friend was 'He's alive!' thinking that it was just pretend.


Today's activities were all focused around Rocket... that is once we had watched a short video from Oscar telling us about Rocket and then meeting him, followed by lots of great questions.


We began by finding out lots of different interesting facts about tortoises (hopefully the children can remember one or two) and then went on to do observational drawings of Rocket. The children all labelled their drawings and the Year ones wrote lovely descriptions about Rocket. We watched a short clip on one of the largest tortoises in the world, which the children loved (lots of WOWs!). We showed the difference in size between Rocket and his large friend by making their shells using wool. 

Oscar told us that Rocket was 15 years old. So the children all made their own towers for their age and compared it to Rocket's. As you will see, I even had my own tower!

The children then decided that they would like to measure Rocket using the cubes. We first made our own predictions... Olive was spot on with 8 cubes long!

In the afternoon the children make their own tortoises using cake cases and card...and some children even made their own homes for their tortoises.

We finished the day with the fable of 'The Hare and the Tortoise'. One of the children called out 'Rocket won!' at the end of the story. Well done Rocket.

The whole class were amazing with our visitor. Kind and gentle at all times and very inquisitive.


I think Rocket is probably having a well deserved sleep now!


Thank you Oscar and mummy for letting us have Rocket in our classroom today x 

We are all so excited about welcoming you back into school on Monday! Until then make sure you have a super rest of the week.

Below are some photographs from our last Google classroom call where the class were challenged to make their own edible animal, inspired by the story 'Giraffes can't dance'. They were all brilliant and looked delicious!



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our Blended Home Learning activities. 

Last week was National Storytelling week. The children listened to and acted out the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'. Some even made their own characters to help with their retelling.

Mrs Norwood then read the children an alternative tale for the story, 'The True Story of the Three Little Pigs' by Jon Scieszka. The children were then set the task of trying to help the wolf by making his dear old granny something delicious for her birthday. This is what some of the class made...and they certainly look super delicious!

On Monday we made our own 'Story Boxes' for our favourite stories!

Have a look at the powerpoint below to see what we made.

National Story Telling Week

Sunday Snow!

Look at all of the fun that Oak class got up to in the snow! See who you can spot in the photographs.

Fun in the snow!

Monday 25th January

Remembrance Day and Diwali


We had a busy time last week celebrating Remembrance Day and Diwali.  


On Remembrance Day the children watched a lovely animation during the two minute silence and we then prayed with Yann via the BenBinFro Remembrance service online.  To see the animation visit 

We each made a poppy to take home and we also made one poppy each to go on our class wreath.


On Friday we learnt about Diwali.  We made diya lamps from clay and we coloured in Rangooli patterns and learnt about the story of Diwali, the Festival of Lights.   The children enjoyed learning about Lord Hanuman the monkey King.  We all wanted to have more fireworks to celebrate!

We made the front page!


Over the last few weeks we have been looking at the artist Keith Haring. As well as creating our own drawings in the style of Keith Haring...we’ve also been creating our own 3D models with playdough and creating life size drawings in our outdoor area.

This week we are exploring our sense of smell

We made some bread in Mrs Norwood's bread maker. The smell was "delicious", "scrummy yum yum" and "even better than mummy's bread!" The children all enjoyed it either plain of with some strawberry jam. As you can see by the last picture, there was nothing left to take home!

Mmmmmm the delicious smell of baking bread!



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Binsted C of E Primary

Church Street, Binsted, Alton,

GU34 4NX