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Enrichment

Enrichment Across Spring Term 2023/2023

The Spring term will again be jam packed with enrichment and personal develpment opportunities across the whole school including Science Week, Trips off site and Visitors into school.  Here is what has taken place so far: 

Milestones Museum - Basingstoke
KS1 started off the Spring term with a visit to the Milestones Museum in Basingstoke. This particular museum was chosen as it had something to offer to enrich the learning for most of the areas we cover in History throughout our two year curriculum. The children had a great time exploring all the museum had to offer, including a personal tour of a Victorian house, the highlight being the outdoor toilet...an opportunity to dress up in Victorian clothing and a talk from grandma about the differences in an edwardian kitchen. 

Milestone Museum - KS1

Enrichment Across Autumn Term 2023/2023

The Autumn term was jam packed with enrichment and personal develpment opportunities across the whole school from learning to brush our teeth in Pre-School to the Residential visit in Year 6. Here is a snap shot:

Science Oxford Visit
During week 7, Lower Key Stage 2 spent the day at the Science Oxford Centre. Everyone got to spend time in the Exploration Zone where they could experiment with a wide range of scientific equipment including a heat camera, microscopes and electrical circuits. They also attended a show all about light and learned two important rules. Can your child remember them? The favourite activity of the day was Pond Dipping. They caught a huge range of tiny creatures in a short space of time and used an identification key to find out what they were. The most impressive finds were a young newt and a water stick insect.

Harvest Festival
The children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 had a fantastic time at our Harvest Festival. They sang all of the songs beautifully and filled the church with the spirit of harvest. Thank you for your kind donations of food items, which were presented to the foodbank for distribution within our local community. The gifts were transported in the Big Red Combine Harvester!

Cross Country Success

On Monday 16 October, 52 children from across KS2 attended Carterton Community College for the annual Carterton Partnership Cross Country event. With 1500m for the under 9s and 2000m for the under 11's, our amazing team battled against cold temperatures and 50 runners in each race. We are so proud of all the children who made it across the start line and each child showed huge resilience by keeping on running. We had many top 10 finishers, making the task of which team from each school to go through very close. We are so proud of all teams, but HUGE congratulations must go to our under 11 girls with a 3rd place, 4th place and several close top 20 positions. They have made it through to the next round, which is the West Oxfordshire County final in February. Well done to all participants!

Service Pupil Voice Event
On Friday 6 October, RAF Brize Norton were host to a service pupil voice event funded by the Armed Forces Covenant. Schools from across the county were invited to bring 6 service pupils per school from years 5 and 6. The children were mixed into groups with children from other schools to get to know each other and talk about what makes it great to be a service child. There were lots of activities throughout the morning including an Art workshop from the Never Such Innocence charity, meeting RAF Firefighters and having a go with the hose, learning how to march and we got a lift back to school in an RAF police vehicle.

Dandelion Club

Dandelion club runs on a Tuesday and Thursday after school and is for the children of service families to spend time together. The children have enjoyed playing different games, listening to stories and taking part in well-being activities designed to help them navigate the unique lifestyle that comes with being a military child. The club has four teddy mascots - Teddy, Bobby, Skylett and Tommy, that go on adventures with the children. Bobby was very pleased to receive a hand knitted scarf whilst waiting for the sun to shine last term.

 

https://www.edith-moorhouse.oxon.sch.uk/dandelion-club/

 

Year 4 Residential 2023 - Youlbury

Every year, the team from LKS2 take Year 4 on their first school overnight residential. This year, we went back to Youlbury for 2 nights in April. During our stay, the children took part in 5 different instructor led activities. These were:

  • Crate stacking
  • Shelter building
  • Climbing incline
  • Archery
  • Fire-lighting

 

Feedback: Residential Feedback Padlet

Youlbury 2023

Month of the Military Child - April 23

Near or Far

Near or Far is an original song, written for Month of the Military Child, by students from Episkopi Primary School in Cyprus. Friendly Forces Club at Edith Moorhouse were invited to feature in the video.

On Thursday, 20th April, Year 3 took part in a PE session led by a PTI from RAF Brize Norton. 

Also on Thursday 20th April, The Falcons Display Team launched their season with their first display to the local community. 30 service children, from Year 3 and Year 5 plus 3 members of staff were invited to attend. All had a fabulous time, fortunately it was a dry day. 

Month of the Military Child 2023 Photos

Mr Egypt - LKS2 March 2023

Children experienced a day of fun, learning and understanding what life was like in the ancient world. They went on a journey of discovery to find out what it was like growing up in Ancient Egypt. They looked at Clothing, Food, Dancing, Music, Play, Games and so much more.

 

'Mr Egypt was so exciting because I got to hold ancient artefacts, which was really cool.' Samuel Year 4

 

'I absolutely loved Mr Egypt day, it was so fun. We got to do Egyptian dancing.' Eva Year 4.

 

'Mr Egypt was pretty nice, we learnt about Egypt a lot. My favourite thing was when we held the artefacts, I liked the Beetle and the coin too.' Meysoon Year 3. 

 

'Mr Egypt was really good, we got to hold things from the past. It was a fun day.' Alana Year 3.

 

UKS2 Remembrance Assembly 2022

BFBS Radio Interview 1

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Jacob was interviewed by BFBS radio to talk about Remembrance and what it means to him.

BFBS Radio interview 2

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Mrs Lowry was also interviewed on Rememberance day and asked to share her thoughts on why Remembrance is important to Edith Moorhouse.
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