Highly commended poet
We are really proud that one of our Year 6 pupils has been highly commended in a national competition. Mia wrote her poem to inspire others to believe in themselves and her powerful message was recognised by the Premier League Primary Stars judges. CLICK HERE to hear Mia reading her poem.
The Short Wood Nest Nursery Open Evening
Is your child entitled to 30 hours free Nursery funding? If so, Short Wood Nest could be just the place you are looking for. We are offering a 9.00am to 3.00pm basic provision, but we can also offer flexible hours at the start and end of the day too.
Our Nest is led by a qualified, full time teacher who works as part of the Short Wood Early Years team.
We warmly invite you to come and take a look around 'The Nest' and to chat to members of our team at our Open Evening on Thursday 26th April between 3.30pm and 6.00pm.
If you cannot make this evening but are interested in visiting please give the school a call on 01952 387360 and we will make alternative arrangements to suit you, we still have some places available for September 2018 start, if not before.
We look forward to meeting you.
Take a look at some of the images we captured during Science week in the Spring term. We had inspiring visitors (of the human and the animal kind!) and exciting experiments where awe and wonder was the order of the day. A great example of engaging learners and showing how science impacts on our everyday lives.
Let's go fly a kite!
KS1 DT Workshop
What an amazing show of support the children had for their kite workshop.
There were so many adults we nearly ran out of space! After using all their skills to make their kites (supported by parents, grandparents and other relatives) we were lucky enough to have the weather to go and fly them. This was the real test! Although there wasn't much wind the children proved that if you run quickly enough it is possible to get a kite up in the air!
Once the children have finished evaluating their kites they will be bringing them home for the Easter holidays. Have fun!
To celebrate the start of Spring (hopefully it will arrive soon!), Short Wood welcomed some new Short Woodies last week ... the chicks!!
On Monday 26th February, they arrived as little eggs from The Happy Chick Company. They lived in a warm incubator and the children checked the temperature regularly to make sure that the environment for the chicks was safe and warm so they would survive. By Tuesday, we could already see one of the eggs rocking from side to side! Finally on Wednesday, the chicks hatched. Some of the children were lucky enough to actually watch the eggs hatching from their shell. It was a very exciting day! On Thursday, the chicks were taken out of the incubator and put into a box with a heat lamp where they could eat and drink.
Children around school have been holding the chicks and have felt their soft feathers as well as observing how the chicks interact with each other.
In KS1, the children have used the chicks in their Science lessons. They have used what they have seen to make the life cycle of a chicken, investigated if you can make an egg bounce after soaking it in vinegar ( an unfertilised one of course!) and have made observations through video clips about other animals that also lay eggs.
The chicks will leave us this week and will be taken to their 'forever home' with our lovely Mrs Byrne. Mrs Byrne already has chickens at her home so will keep us updated with how our little chicks get on.
I wonder if any will lay eggs for us in the near future so that we can really see a full life cycle?
We were delighted to have the opportunity to spend two afternoons with Emilia Qurante.Emilia has worked with Short Wood on a number of projects through the British Council. She is originally from Naples and therefore expertly placed to demonstrate pizza making. On Monday afternoon, our Reception parents joined us to discover how to make pizzas the Italian way. On Tuesday afternoon, the Reception children joined Emilia and their parents to learn from them. Everyone had a great time and of course, the pizzas were delicious!
Thursday the 16th July 2015 was Short Wood Primary’s Arty Party Day.
Children and parents took joined in with artists, dancers, a story teller and other sport and culture activities. CLICK HERE to see photos of the day.
Overall School: 95% - Every day counts!