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Year 4 Greek Day - posted 6th Feb

Today year 4 had a fantastic day learning about and living the lives of Ancient Greeks. Throughout the morning they completed a range of activities including researching Greece using atlases, cooking and writing using the Greek alphabet. In the afternoon the children took part in a mini Olympic games followed by a victory feast where the winning House captains were crowned. The Year 4 team would like to say thank you to all those parents who helped make this day a success by contributing towards our feast or sending their children into school looking amazing. 

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Year 5 Science More Able Event - posted 31st Jan

On Friday 31st January 2020,  year 5 pupils from Talavera Juniors, St Michael`s, Wellington and Alderwood schools came together and took part in an astronaut selection process which was held by Miss Coombs and Miss Nash. Stage one tested our memory and fitness and asked us to plot our results on a scatter graph. For the second stage, we had to demonstrate our science knowledge by sorting different space objects into a classification key. Finally the last test was an astronaut investigation where we explored whether the height that a meteor falls from affects the size of the crater. We came to many different conclusions and evaluated that we would have to undergo further tests before sending our results to Tim Peake. Overall, everybody had a fantastic time and felt proud to have made it through the process! All of the adults were incredibly impressed by how well the children worked together and by the scientific thinking that was expressed! Congratulations to all pupils! 

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Green & Eco team go donutting! - posted 29th Jan

On Wednesday 29th January the Green and Eco Teams had the privilege of going for a fun filled afternoon of Donutting at the Alpine Ski Centre.  We were lucky enough to have this opportunity due to the clean air campaign we are running across the school being awarded a prize by the county council.  The trip was wonderful and it was great fun sliding down the slope and getting spun by the staff.  We got to connect with friends in our teams and meet people from different year groups.  We are very grateful for being given this fantastic experience.

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Year 3 Library Visit - posted 22nd Jan

On Wednesday, Year 3 were invited to visit Aldershot Library. We were met by a lovely librarian called Kate, who had some library cards prepared for those of us who had applied for one. Kate talked us through how to use the library efficiently, including looking for fiction books arranged by the authors surname and using dewy numbers to locate non-fiction books. We discovered that joining the library is free and that we can borrow books for four weeks, which really excited us because there were so many amazing books that we wanted to look at! After this, Kate read us a story that linked to our Egyptian topic and then gave us some time to look around and choose a book if we had brought our own library cards. The most important thing that we learnt from our visit to the library was that they do so much more than just lend books. There are learning courses here, movie afternoons, craft days and even a Harry Potter evening coming up soon. The library is such a great place, we can't wait to go back! 

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Talavera go to the Footie! - posted 18th Jan

Aldershot town v chorley

We were given complimentary tickets to attend Saturdays game at the EBB stadium.   A group of year 6 children along with mrs geere and mrs mchale went along to support The Shots.  It was an exciting game with goals on both sides , red cards and a penalty. With 5 minutes added time the game ended in a 3-3 draw. The children certainly found their voices and cheered on players and celebrated all 3 Aldershot goals. This was a great opportunity for our children, some of whom had never been to a game before.  A very enjoyable ,chilly afternoon.  Lets hope we can do thus again.  Thank you ATFC !!!!

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Year 3 Egyptian Workshop - posted 13th Jan

On Monday 13th January and Wednesday 15th January, year 3 had a very exciting visit from The Theatre Exchange! The company led a stimulating dramatic and historical workshop to introduce us to our brand new topic of the Ancient Egyptians. Throughout the course of the workshop, we were introduced to the Egyptian's way of living and key fascinating Egyptian stories through the medium of drama. Each of us were given a role within Egyptian society and some of us even managed to become pharaohs! To truly get into the role, some pupils (and adults) decided to dress up and looked truly fantastic in our costumes! We had a fantastic time with Theatre Exchange and want to thank them for teaching us so much about Ancient Egypt in such a stimulating way- we can't wait to take the information we have learnt back to our history lessons!

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Hampshire Fire Service - posted 9th Jan

Today, year 6 were visited by the Hampshire Fire Service, as part of our continued efforts to make sure that our children's PSHE curriculum allows them to understand how to be safe. They looked at the causes of fires and how to react if they find themselves in a dangerous situation. This even included issues such as searching for pets in a fire, which was a problem that had been of concern to some children. 

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Year 3 Nativity On Friday 20th December (the last day of term), our fabulous year 3 children took part in their own spectacular performance of the nativity story at the Garrison church. Performing in front of the whole school and many of their parents/ f - posted 20th Dec

Year 3 Nativity
On Friday 20th December (the last day of term), our fabulous year 3 children took part in their own spectacular performance of the nativity story at the Garrison church. Performing in front of the whole school and many of their parents/ family members, the children transported us to a TV studio where we were able to witness live the countdown for Christmas number 1! Through quirky and entertaining bands such as 'Gabriel's Soul Patrol', 'The Landlords', 'The Crooks', 'Donkey and the Animals', 'The Wise Guys' and 'Herod and the King's Swingers' the children reminded us of the true story of Christmas but with a unique edge! The year 3 staff were so proud of how well the children performed on the day and were amazed by how loudly they spoke and how well they memorised their lines in front of such a large audience! Many parents and staff members congratulated them on their performance stating that 'it added a touch of real Christmas magic to the end of term!' We would also like to thank the parents/ carers for all their support in helping the children to memorise their lines, practise their songs and help to prepare costumes. Your presence in the church was also hugely appreciated and we particularly loved how willing you were to sing, dance and clap along to our final song! We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and look forward to welcoming the children again in the new year! 

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Christmas disco fun! - posted 12th Dec

We had a rocking disco last Thursday where the children danced the night away to Christmas tunes, leaving with a chocolate treat and a smile on their face. More than 140 children came along and we are hoping to do even more Disco's next year! 

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