Fernhurst Junior School

Fernhurst Junior School

Operating as usual

14/05/2024

Year 6 children are raring to go this morning: all ready for day 2 of SATs and looking forward to seeing what exciting texts the reading paper brings!

Photos from Fernhurst Junior School's post 14/05/2024

Year 3 have been learning about the impact the Romans had on Great Britain. Each class researched a different area of Roman Britain and then we shared our findings with the rest of the year group.

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Dear Year 5 Parents,
In our Art classes, your children have been delving into the fascinating world of patterns. From intricate designs to bold motifs, they've been exploring how patterns manifest in various forms of art and culture. We believe that understanding patterns not only fosters creativity but also enhances their appreciation for the world around them.
Throughout this exploration, we've drawn inspiration from different artists and techniques. By studying the works of renowned artists, both past and present, your children are gaining insight into how patterns can be used to convey emotions, stories, and perspectives.

To bring their own ideas to life, we've been using a variety of tools and mediums. Sketch pencils allow for precise lines and intricate details, while oil pastels offer a bold and vibrant palette. By experimenting with different materials, your children are honing their artistic skills and discovering new ways to express themselves creatively.

13/05/2024
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In music this half term, Year 4 have been learning to play songs such as ‘Hot Cross Buns’, ‘The Incy Wincy Spider’ and ‘Clementine’. They have been practising the chords C, F and C7.

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Year 6 children have been busy in their games lessons this half term: preparing themselves for the upcoming sports day sessions. Distance running, sprinting and jumping activities have taken place and next week we will hold the heats to determine who will represent each house team in each race.
🔴 Kipling
🔵 Pounds
🟢 Ayrton
🟡 Swain
Children in Y6 may wear a t-shirt in their house colours on Tuesday 21st May and Thursday 6th June.

Photos from Fernhurst Junior School's post 03/05/2024

Twelve motivated and enthusiastic pupils are now part of the Green School Committee, to encourage the school community to be greener and more sustainable. On Thursday 2nd May, they completed a nice project together with the help of our caretaker, which was to repurpose an old book unit from the library into a planter ! They had great fun filling it with flowers and plants, which adds more greening and colours to Year 4 entrance. Well done everyone!

Photos from Fernhurst Junior School's post 02/05/2024

🐛🌱 Exciting News from Year 5! 🌱🐛

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We're thrilled to inform you about an engaging and hands-on learning opportunity happening in Year 5! As part of our science unit on "Living Things and Their Habitats," each Year 5 class has welcomed some very special guests into their classrooms: caterpillars!

These caterpillars are not just any ordinary classroom pets. They are here to help our students observe and learn about the fascinating life cycle of a butterfly. Over the coming days and weeks, your child will have the unique opportunity to witness firsthand the miraculous transformation from caterpillar to butterfly.

Through this interactive experience, students will not only deepen their understanding of life science concepts but also develop important skills such as observation, data recording, and critical thinking. They will be actively engaged in documenting and discussing the changes they observe in the caterpillars as they progress through each stage of their life cycle.

We believe that hands-on experiences like this are invaluable in fostering a love for science and a curiosity about the natural world. Plus, it's an incredibly exciting way for our Year 5 students to apply their learning in a real-world context.

Photos from Fernhurst Junior School's post 01/05/2024

We are so incredibly proud of the geography homework completed by our year 6 Geographers recently. A fantastic effort from all; I'm sure you will agree that their independent research has been presented very creatively. Here are some of the pieces...
Well done to all - and a special well done to our award winners for this project 👏🏼

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In year 3, we have been using our decision making skills to think about our future choices in our PSHE lesson. We have been making our ‘dream lists’ of what choices we would make if we had no rules. For example, setting our own bedtime routine or going to the park whenever we wanted to.

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In art, Y6 children have been carrying out preliminary studies this week in preparation for designing and making their own wire sculptures. We have discussed health and safety considerations and practised using a range of tools for bending, shaping, joining, twisting and braiding different thicknesses of wire.

This is a new skill and we have been particularly impressed with the resilience shown by all of the children as they master these new techniques.

25/04/2024

Thinking Thursday

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Attention Year 5 Parents!

We're excited to share that this half term in Physical Education (PE), your children have begun their dance unit!

Dance is a fantastic way for children to express themselves creatively while improving their coordination, flexibility, and fitness levels. Throughout this unit, they'll have the opportunity to learn various dance styles, explore different rhythms, and most importantly, have fun moving to the music!

Encourage your child to share with you what they've been learning in class. It's a great way to support their enthusiasm for dance and reinforce their learning at home.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the dance unit, feel free to get in touch with us. Let's make this half term full of rhythm and joy for our Year 5 dancers!

Photos from Fernhurst Junior School's post 23/04/2024

On Monday, Year 3 went to the Guildhall to watch the "Close Up; Music for Curious Minds" concert. We loved listening to the string quartet perform a variety of classical pieces. We also learnt phrases such as “pizzacato” and “accelerando” to describe how the music is being played.

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We have started a new art unit in Year 4 - Portraits. We are looking at the work of a variety of artists - Picasso, Van Gogh, Warhol and Lichtenstein. First, we researched these artists. In the next lesson, we were given a piece of art and had to mix our own colours to match the colours used - it was quite tricky!

Photos from Fernhurst Junior School's post 22/04/2024

FORE! On Friday a selection of year 5 and 6 pupils went to Charter School to try their hand at golf. The team had a range of 6 challenges to compete in. They were also scored on "The spirit of the game" where they were judged on their team work and sportsmanship. We are delighted that we not only won the "Spirit of the game" trophy but the whole festival. The team showed great determination and resilience, especially as most had never played the sport before. Well done team!

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In Maths, Year 6 has delved into the concept of volume. Their exploration has centered around cubes as they seek to understand the volume of various 3D shapes.

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Hello Year 5 Parents!

We're excited to share that your children have begun their athletics unit, kicking off with the thrilling art of sprinting! As we delve into this energetic discipline, we aim to not only boost their physical fitness but also foster qualities like perseverance, teamwork, and a positive attitude towards challenges.

Photos from Fernhurst Junior School's post 17/04/2024

Yesterday our athletics team participated in the Indoor Athletics Hampshire County finals in Aldershot. Fernhurst were representing Portsmouth and competed against 192 other pupils across the whole of Hampshire. They all had to take part in a jumping, throwing and running event. It was the first time we had reached the county finals and the team represented Fernhurst fantastically and showed great determination and worked amazingly as a team. We are immensely proud of the pupils and a massive congratulations in placing 15th in the whole of Hampshire.

15/04/2024

There has been a change in PE days for this term. Please can your child attend school in their PE kits on the following days:
Year 3 - Tuesday and Wednesday
Year 4- Monday and Thursday
Year 5- Tuesday and Wednesday
Year 6- Monday and Thursday
Many thanks

Photos from Fernhurst Junior School's post 28/03/2024

🐣🐰 Well done to all of our Easter egg winners! Also, a big thank you to the children who were not winners this time, but graciously applauded and celebrated with their friends. 🐰🐣

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