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Children in Need 2018

Wow! Pudsey came to visit us. We wore our spots and bright clothes and gave him all the coins we had collected.

We loved the cakes at break too!

Remembrance 100 years on.

The whole school have been remembering the First World War and those that died fighting for our country. In year 3 we have been reading and writing letters from the trenches; learning a little about what life was like for the soldiers.

We have also been listening to some World War One poetry written by Wilfred Owen, who was a soldier in World War One. He wrote letters home to his mother in the form of poems to let the world know what it was really like. We then wrote and performed our own poems in the style of Wilfred Owen.

Poppies are a very important part of remembrance; we created some for our display using many different types of materials.

It was lovely to see so many children on Sunday for the Remembrance service in Ombersley. The children who came represented our school beautifully by laying wreaths and crosses to remember those who died in the two World Wars.

On Thursday Keystage two children joined children from Sytchampton, Tibberton and Hindlip for a very moving Remembrance service in Ombersley Church to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War One. Year 4 children gave a wonderful account of life in Ombersley during the Great War. Year 3 and 4 children sang beautifully. They all made us extremely proud.

After the service we walked around the churchyard to find the World War One Commonwealth graves.

 

The History of Canals

Roger and  David from the Canal Rivers trust came to tell us more about the history and importance of canals. We found out why canals where so important to the history of Britain and its industrial heritage. We played out a story of a farmer selling his pots, transporting them by horse and cart, building a canal with the help of James Brindley to improve the transport links and then the decline of the canals because of the railways.

We also had a visit from  Alice Fallon, Education Officer from the Severn River Trust who told us abut the life cycle of the shad, which used to thrive in the River Severn but has struggled to breed because of the weirs built at Holt, Lincomb and Diglis and thought to have died out in 1844. However a number are returning to the river and the Trust has plans to build special pathways which will help the shad to find its way back up stream to breed at Welshpool and hopefully return to the river in larger numbers.

Roger and  David took a water safety assembly for the whole school, reminding us of the dangers of being near rivers and canals. We learnt to STAY AWAY FROM THE EDGE and to think carefully of what we are doing when we are near water. Everyone enjoyed the assembly -thank you to the Canal River Trust.

We will be finding out more about the canals this week and the people who worked on them.

Hartlebury Museum

What a fantastic day we had learning about life during World war One.

First, we were told about what a soldier’s life was like in ‘The Trenches’. We studied and sketched World war One artifacts, we learned that Hartlebury Castle was turned into a hospital for wounded soldiers.

We looked around the Castle ~ it was magnificent! Then we visited the VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) exhibition. There was a quiz to complete, games to play and we were even allowed to dress up as nurses and soldiers; it was great fun.

After that, we had a taste of what it would have been like in a classroom  100 years ago. Some of us really liked it!

We had a wonderful day ~ a great start to our History project on World War One. Our teachers were really proud of all of us.

Happy Halloween

River Severn trip

What a fantastic day we had on The River Severn! First we had a river boat trip on The Earl. Jake, the skipper took us down the river under the 3 bridges. Then back up to see the River Lock. Along the river we spotted lots of wildlife, including swans, cormorants and even kingfishers.

After our trip down the river, we walked up to Diglis Basin with Roger and Gill from The Canal Trust. They taught us lots of things about canals including water safety; they were very impressed by our knowledge about The River Severn. We helped with the opening of the locks to let a narrow boat through to the river.

We had a wonderful day; the weather was beautiful and our teachers were really proud of us all.

New Age Kurling tournament

Well done to the four Year 3 children who took part in the School Games New Age Kurling Key Stage 2 tournament at Regency High School. The children had a really good afternoon trying a sport that was totally new to them. They were a credit to Ombersley school. Well done Joseph, Joseph, Finley and Ruby. 

Year 3 Football Festival

Six children from Year 3 took part in the Droitwich Pyramid Football Festival at Droitwich Football Club. The children all looked very smart in their new purple football kit.

The children played 6 matches throughout the afternoon and won four of their matches. There were some very competitive matches and all the children played with a great sporting attitude. I was very proud of them all. They were a credit to Ombersley school. Well done Kara, Alfie, Toby, Matthew, Sebastian and Ethan. 

Science in Year 3

During our Science lessons, we have been learning about rocks and soils. We found out about the properties of natural rocks and what they are used for. We talked about things that are made from natural and man-made rocks. We have also experimented with different types of soils and tested for permeability. 

Land of Hope and Glory

We have started our new topic of Land of Hope and Glory. We are learning all about the United Kingdom. We have  found out about the countries, counties, capital cities, cities and towns in Britain by locating them on a map of the UK.

In Art we have begun to study the  features in our local environment, for this we used a viewfinder to sketch a selection of natural and man-made features of our school and field.