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Durrington C of E VC Junior School

Every child, Every chance, Every day


Miss Smith - Class Teacher          Mrs Crossland - TA          Mrs Seagrave - TA


This term in our indoor PE we are looking at balances and sequences. We practised balances on our own and explored balances as a group to help children get into correct positions. We discussed how important our tummy muscles are for moving and staying in a certain balance. The children were allowed to choose balances and recreate them with a partner. They have been working really hard and look what they managed to perform!


In music, the children were learning how to play the trombone, trumpet and the baritone. They picked it up so quickly and I was impressed with their playing skills in the brass assembly they put on for us!


During term 1 and 2 we will be cooking cottage pie. We have already looked at the different ingredients and discussed the different cooking techniques at that might be used.  Miss Smith cooked us some meat and vegetarian cottage pie and we also had some shop bought versions too! We had a chance to smell, look and taste them to help us decide what we wanted to make next term! 

Then we had a chance to cook our cottage pie! The children chose groups on what they wanted in their cottage pie, some with mince meat, others with Quorn, some with mushrooms and some without. The children listened well and enjoyed their day of cooking and have a delicious pre-lunch time meal!

!! ROMANS !!

During term 1 we have been learning about the Romans! We have learned about their daily life, invasions, food and drink, battles, roads and the soldiers! We have thought about how our lives are similar and different to today and were shocked that it was over 2,000 years ago! We even learned about different attack and defence tactics and practised ourselves. 


During our first week back, we learned about different designers such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Christian Louboutin. We looked at their different fashion styles, how they designed them and discussed what we liked and disliked about them. We then had a go at doing some designing of our own, drew our own shoes and created our own. On Friday, for assembly, the children got into groups and were given bin bags and sellotape. Their task was to create some fabulous clothing and I hope you agree that they were pretty fabulous! 


To help settle back into our learning we decided to play some games! In week 1, we played some Maths games which showed off our problem solving skills, logic, quick thinking as well as using maths skills such as times tables, doubling and halving and number bonds. 

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Design Technology - Mechanical Toys

In DT this term we have used our Science and Geography for inspiration! We were given the task to raise the profile of endangered animals and decided to do this through mechanical toys. The children learned about cams and followers and how they could experiment with movements. The children researched in ICT the animal they would like to highlight, designed their toy and background. The children were given boxes, dowling, paper and cardboard and shown some ways to join the toys together but had to problem solve in their pairs to create their own toy! 

Children had to saw wood, measure, cut, glue and work out how to make their toy work! I was so impressed with their creations and I hope you are too!


In Science in term 4 our topic has been Animals and Habitats! We have been learning about different animals, their classification, how they have adapted to their environments, endangered animals and conservation. Because of our wonderful topic, we decided to book an exciting trip to Marwell Zoo! We had a chance to look at all the different animals we have been learning about and have a better understanding of their future survival. We had a fantastic day and here are some photos of the animals and children.