Moorlands News

Meet the Journalists

Welcome to Moorlands News

Our job is to go around the school, collecting information about everything that goes on around here! Some weeks we learn about all of our talented teachers but other weeks we write about the things that are happening within Moorlands. Every week we will give you a few jokes and tell you who won the weekly awards. We all have different jobs to help our wonderful website thrive. This club is made up of years 4, 5, and 6 and although we are small, we can make a big impression!   

                                   

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School Trips

Amazing Tudor Trip!

 

A few weeks ago, year 4 went to an old relic of Tudor architecture known as Tudor house! Let’s start with Owls class, they went into the beautiful, astonishing gardens. While Woodpeckers class learnt about Tudor tools. We saw all of the secrets left behind after      400-500 years! We saw many, many witch marks (they are things used ages ago to keep bad spirits away). The house was originally used by a merchant.

 

As we made our way into the main parts of the house, there was a banquet hall but there was a mistake in the architecture it was a bard deck, there was not one in the original design but there was in the redesign (they redesigned it because it was falling apart literally). A lovely woman told us about the history of the room instead and all the events that happened there. We saw the kitchens; they used to be underground as a basement but it was above ground for safety reasons. In the kitchen, there was a lot of food. In Tudor times rich people (this was a rich house) mostly ate meat, sadly their diet led to horrible diseases then they died L. 

 

Not long after, we found ourselves back to the astonishing gardens. After that, our outstanding, Tudor trip was over, we had an amazing time learning about Tudor history and events!

 

 

Many thanks to Tudor house staff for making this trip amazing! 

Fantastic swimming trip!

A couple weeks ago Year 5 went swimming to Bitterne Leisure Centre for 7 days. They had to change their time for break and lunch for a week. Every day they walked from school all the way to Bitterne Leisure Centre. A lot of people learnt to swim and the people that already knew got better. We had an amazing time but the walk was very tiring.
Foxes had sunshine but Hedgehogs
had rain and snow. The teachers were
very nice and did a great job. A
massive thank you to Bitterne Leisure
Centre for having us. We really enjoyed it.
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Year 4 School Trip By Isadora 

Last Thursday, Year 4 went on a school trip to Riverside Park. There we were taught all about rivers and their features. I am going to explain what we did and learnt there.

 When we got to school, we put hi-vis jackets on and set off. We went down a small shortcut and walked on and on and on until eventually we got to the park. A bit up the river, we sat and listened to Miss Perkins talk (though some of us were watching a man fish). After the little chat Year 4 got up and began their adventure!

Walking down the river was fun as there was lots of tiny ducklings and geese and mallard ducks (for more birds talk to my sister, Juno) but we got a bit tired. Soon it was lunchtime and we were hungry! So we sat down at woodmill and ate our glorious lunch.

After lunch we got back on our feet and kept walking. Owls and Woodpeckers found a meander and met up with Poppy Atwell’s Grandma who helped us draw a river.

Next we walked back to school, did a quiz, then we went home.

This was a really fun trip for me and hope my friends enjoyed it too. 

Events from around the school
Other news

YR6 Hard Working Sats!

 

Our YR6 Pupils are working very hard for secondary school. We encourage you younger years to work hard and get ready for SATS! Please Practice Spelling Maths and Reading. Reading will save teachers lives. Also have fun while you can before SATS. Now lets take a tour of our SATS week.

 

Troubling Maths!

Our maths has improved every day and week. So we think we can help you achieve more and earn more scores on test as you reach yr 5.

 

Amazing Reading!

Many people don’t read a lot!

We need to change that so that’s why we have reading rocket rewards .

 

English and spelling!

When it comes to spelling we need to practise more and more. For SATS we have a spelling test. Our spelling can become tricky sometimes so that’s why we have yr5 and yr6 spelling words.

 

Now we have a question for you. Do you think SATs should be around? If you have an older brother or sister, you can ask them if they enjoyed it or not.

 

From our point of view we have had a debate about this questions. I believe they should be around for your future! Now you’re disagreeing with me. Don’t worry you will thank me later after this amazing speech!

Number 1: It will help you for future purposes.

Number 2: It will help your teacher and high school teachers group you.

Number 3: It will help get you ready for GCSEs when you are in secondary school

The Platinum Jubilee by Emilia and Kisten

The platinum jubilee is an event that took place on the 2nd June 2022. But for us we celebrated it on the 7th of June. Here is what we did to celebrate the jubilee.

In the morning we came in dressed up in white, blue and red. We made decorations such as paper chains, flags and banners. For lunch we decorated plates to put our lunchboxes/school dinners on and we all brought in copper coins to make the Queen out of them on the playground.

For lunch, the banners we made were hung around the hall, there was a cardboard cut-out of the Queen and there was music. We used our decorated plates we had made in the morning for our lunches and had a great time!

In the afternoon, we performed the songs each year group had learned and each year group had a theme for example year 5 had to perform a song from the 2000’s and it was called ‘Hey Baby’ and year 4 had to perform a song from the 1990’s and it was called ‘All Star’. We also got split into groups of 2 and had to go to different classes to tell them what we had learned. For example, year 5 learned about tolerance and year 4 learned about the rules of law.

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Facts about the Queen

  • The Queen was born at 2.40am on the 21st April 1926

  • As Queen, she has been served by 14 UK Prime Ministers

  • The Queen published her first Instagram post in 2019!

  • The Queen’s favourite breed of dogs are corgis.

  • The Queen is a great-grandmother to 5 kids

Jokes

Why did the pony go to the vet's?

Because she was a little horse!!!!!!
Emojis

P1:Police help!People are following me!

POLICE:Where are you?

I'm On Instagram!

WHAT KIND OF NUT HAS NO NUT?
A DONUT!

Why is the sand wet?

Because the sea WEED!

How to Train a Dragon

DO YOU WANT YOUR DREAM TO COME TRUE ABOUT DRAGONS? WELL PUT YOUR MARS BAR DOWN AND LET’S GROW SOME DRAGONS SO READ THESE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS.

 

WHERE DO DRAGONS COME FROM?

WHY WASTE YOUR TIME GROWING FRUIT AND VEG WHEN YOU CAN GROW YOUR VERY OWN DRAGON. DRAGONS BLOOM ON A PLANT CALLED HYLOCERENS UNDATUS.THESE LOVELY PLANTS APPEAR AS CRIMSON AND FEELS REALLY WARM YOU WILL KNOW WHEN THE EGG IS READY TO HATCH BECAUSE IT WILL BE GLOWING.BUT BE WARNED THEY ARE A LOT MORE DANGEROUS THAN A CUCUMBER IMAGINE THAT. SO THIS IS MY LIST OF DANGEROUS THINGS IT POOS IN YOUR DADS PORRIDGE ARE YOU STILL SURE ABOUT YOUR DECISION.

 

HOW TO IDENTIFY A DRAGON

THE BABY DRAGON HAS SCARLET SCALES AND A HONEY STOMACH BUT IT HAS JADE HORNS WHAT LOOK HARMFUL BUT THEY ARE ACTUALLY NOT.THIS MIGHT BE OUT OF THE TOPIC BUT DID YOU KNOW DRAGONS POO IS TEN TIMES THE SIZE OF HUMAN POO!

 

HOW TO FEED A DRAGON

EVEN THOUGH IT’S A MYTH THAT DRAGONS EAT PEOPLE WELL THAT’S NOT TRUE DRAGONS ACTUALLY EAT PICKLES. I KNOW IT SOUNDS WEIRD BUT THAT’S WHAT THEY EAT AND ONLY EAT. BUT THIS IS WHAT THEY LIKE TO EAT… WEE FLAVOURED FIZZY DRINK SO SAVE UP YOUR WEE I KNOW IT SOUNDS WRONG SORRY.                 

 

TOP TIPS                                                                                                                                                                                           DRAGONS LOVE TO STEAL YOUR MUMS PURSE ON THE DAY YOUR GOING SHOPPING BUT THAT’S NOT ALL. SAY YOUR DAD BROUGHT A NEW CAR TO REPLACE HIS OLD ONE WELL DRAGONS GET OBSESSED WITH IT AND VISIOUSLY SCRATCH THE CAR.        

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Teacher Interviews

Miss Godden

1. What do you like about being a teacher?

     I like seeing everyone learn.

2. What do you dislike about being a teacher?

     Marking.

3. what do you have in your lunchbox?

     Leftovers.

4. What is your favourite subject to teach?

     Maths.

5. What is your favourite book?

     The faraway tree and Matilda.

6. How do you help your year 6s do their SATs?

     Little things (every day) and Mr Curtis’s booster         group.

Miss Whittingstall-Bean

1.What do you like about being a teacher?

   Helping Year 6 children for the future.

2.What do you dislike about being a teacher?

   All the marking.

3.What do you have in your lunchbox?

   Beef salad and strawberries.

4.What is your favourite subject to teach?

   Outside learning

5.What is your favourite book?

   How to get butterflies in your garden.

6.How would you help year 6’s do their SATs?

   Lots of food and drinks, emotionally ready.

Mrs Allen

1. What do you like about being a teacher?

   Enjoy working with kids and helping them get to     their full potential

2. What do you dislike about being a teacher?

    Paper work

3. What do you have in your lunch box?

    Sandwiches and fruit

4. What is your favourite subject to teach?

    Maths

5. What is your favourite book?

    Anything by Lee childs

6. How do/would you help your year 6s?

    Revision/practice

Miss Sidhu

1. What do you like about being a teacher?

     Making positive changes to children’s lives.

2. What do you dislike about being a teacher? 

     Pressure and deadlines.

3. What do you have in your lunchbox?

     Pot noodles, jam sandwiches, lunchables               yogurt and chocolate.

4. What is your favourite subject to teach?

     Maths and guided reading.

5. What is your favourite book?

    Perks of being a wall flower.

6. How would/do you help your year 6’s do            their SATs?

    Tell them it’s not the end of the world,                      motivate/ encourage.

Miss Stevens

1. What do like about being a teacher?

    Light bulb moments, when a child finally             understands something.

2. What do you dislike about being a teacher?

    When people aren’t giving their 100%. Also
    when you have to do paperwork.

3. What do you have in your lunchbox (on an         average day)?

     Milkshakes, apples, bananas, strawberries            and Maryland cookies.

4. What are your favourite subject/s to teach?

     Maths and PSHE.

5. What is your favourite book?

Mr. Curtis

1. What do you like about being a teacher?

    The children (and the holidays!)

2. What do you dislike about being a teacher?

    Sad when they leave

3. What do you have in your lunch box?

    Tesco meal-deal

4. What is your favourite book?

     Sherlock Holmes

5. How do/would you help your year 6s?

     Make sure they are relaxed and non-stressed

Summer Holidays

                                                         Being safe in the sun - Minnie and Lia

 

Since the hot weather is coming in,  here are some tips about being safe in the sun!

 

  • Don’t forget to wear a hat!  A cap  would do the trick.  Hats will protect your head from being burnt

  • When you are out in the sun, looking at the sun will make your eyes hurt so a good thing to do will be to get some sunglasses on! (still don’t look at the sun though)!

  • Don’t forget to put some sunscreen on before you come to school or you could bring a bottle

  • Instead. Some people can have fair skin so they must be careful around the hot weather so be aware!

  • Water is a useful thing to have on you when the  weather is hot ( especially when you are doing PE ).

  • Remember to drink lots of water and stay hydrated especially now in the sun!

  • If you are sunburnt consider taking aspirin or ibuprofen ( or for an easier suggestion aloe Vera ).

  • You also need to keep out of the sun and drink LOADS of water.

 

 Things that will keep you cool in the school!!!

 

  • Don’t forget that our school is selling ice lollies, so do be sure to get one if your allowed.

  • When it is playtime and you are TOO hot a simple idea would to be to sit in the shade.

  • Remember to cover up with suitable clothing (  make sure though that the clothing is suitable for the weather / school ).

Thankyou for reading!

Activities to Do in The Woods

We all know it is beginning to get really hot. Well, we probably are going to be heading outside to do stuff. I am going to tell you things you can do when you head to the woods. 

  • You can build a den using sticks, leaves and branches. Dens are easy to make and are really fun too!

  • You can paint tyres too look like bugs or other creatures

  • You can use metal poles and string to make wind chimes

  • You can hide objects/clues and hold a treasure hunt

  • You can use rocks, flowers, leaves and twigs to make a pattern or flower

  • You can play hide-and-seek in woods which I can tell from experience is a lot of fun!

 

There are SOOO many things to do in  the local woods. I’ve just given a few!

Bye for now!

Things to do over summer

Find out how to enjoy the hot summer days and discover some new things we can do around Southampton this year.

Some (actually loads of ) good ideas are:

. Go for a calm walk in a near-by forest or woods

. Go to a nice beach for the day

. Spend your time on holiday

. Visit family and friends

. Go to a park

. Drive to meet a far-away relative

. Have a swim in a pool or the sea

. Have a family water-fight (even with the parents

. Look for the hares hidden in Southampton

Looking forward to your next class.

A brand new class to explore!

First of all, you will have a nice new class to explore and see. You will have a new teacher and some new learning to look forward to. But don’t worry! You will first be settled in and not thrown into hard work immediately.

You will be able to:

· Meet new friends

· Get to know your teachers

· Get to know about the learning

· Get used to your new class

Transitions

Transitions are special times where you get to meet your new teacher and see your new classroom. Furthermore, in transitions you don’t do school work (no maths, no English and no guided reading) instead of that,  you do fun stuff for example making a art piece that they put outside the class like the dragonfly models in the acorn building or the badger handprints in the oak building.

How to get over the stress.

Although it is stressful going to a new class, it is really exciting and there is a lot to look forward to. Your teachers will give us a warm welcome to your new class and get you feeling welcome to your new class. You will not be instantly thrown into your maths and English work. Instead, you will be doing fun stuff like PSHE to get you used to your new class. Eventually when you have gotten used to your new class, you will progressively start to do regular work until you are a great fit in your class!

New activities coming up

Each year you will get to do new activities that are really fun and are good to look forward to. Here we have listed one activity from each year.

· Year R has the farm trip.

· Year 1 gets to make pizzas!

· Year 2 has manor farm (the Victorian trip.)

· Year 3 gets to go to the Library.

· Year 4 gets to go to Tudor house.

· Year 5 gets Stubbington.

· Year 6 gets to do Bike ability

 

I hope you have a great time doing these!

Moving on to secondary school

What will we miss

  • Eating outside

  • School disco

  • Watching Football

  • Teachers

  • Library

  • Food

  • Bike learning

What are we looking forward to?

  • New friends

  • School trips

  • Food

  • More learning

  • Outdoor Activity