End of the year

Wow, what a fantastic year we have had! I am very proud of all the progress Ash class have made this year and how well you have settled in to the junior school. I hope you all have a wonderful, restful summer and have a smooth transition into year 4 in September.

~ Miss Duncan

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Fishbourne Roman Palace trip

Year 3 had a wonderful trip to sunny Fishbourne Roman Palace today! They took part in lots of activities, including dressing up as Roman slaves, cooking in a Roman kitchen, writing in old Latin lettering (even Miss Duncan had a go!), and searching for mosaics in the museum. There was also time to explore the scented gardens full of lavender and visit the grumpy gardener! The children represented the school beautifully and are looking forward to using their learning in their upcoming topic lessons. Well done Ash class!

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Roman Mosaics

Over half term, Ash class created some wonderful Roman mosaics as part of our unit in history this term. These are currently on display to wow people as they walk past! Here are a selection of their creations.

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Rock Detectives

Last Thursday Ash class became rock detectives. To try to find out more about the three types of rocks (sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous), they carried out tests to find out about their properties. The density test was dropping the rocks into water to see if they floated if they were low density or sunk which meant they were high density. The permeability test was putting a small amount of water onto the rock to see if it went through. The final test was durability, testing the rock by rubbing sandpaper against the rock to see if it fell apart or not.

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School Grounds Day 2019

Today we’ve been cleaning the outside areas of the school. We planted some plants at the front of the school with Mrs Attree and Mrs Kail to make it look pretty. We also decorated the tyres on the amphitheater so that it looks pretty and people don’t step on them. Mrs Attree’s group also planted poppies and made lovely baskets of flowers for each classroom which we hope will sprout and grow over the next term.

Thank you to Mr Stanley and Mr Haycock for sorting school grounds day, Mrs Newman for the plant pots and lots of plants, Mrs Ring for the seeds, and Mrs Kail and Mrs Duncan for helping us.

We will keep you updated with our plants’ progress!

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World Book Day 7th March


Ash class had a wonderful day for World Book Day on Thursday. Children were able to dress up as their favourite traditional tale or nursery rhyme character. Can you guess who they were?

They also shared their favourite books with Year 6 during shared reading and wrote a poem using letters in the style of One, two, three, four, five (Once I caught a fish alive).

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Petersfield Walk

Our trip to Petersfield – Wednesday 6th March 2019

On Wednesday, we went to the train station in Liss to get the 10.06 train from Liss to Petersfield.

When we got to Petersfield, we walked around the town. We walked down Lavant Street, through Bakery Lane and stopped in Rams Walk. In Rams Walk we had to find the names of the shops and make a map.

Because it was a Wednesday, there was a market on with people selling pet bedding, fruit and vegetables, plants and meat. Liss doesn’t have a market.

For a snack time, we stopped at the Physic garden.

We walked down the high street and stopped at the end to look at the war memorial. We noticed that Petersfield’s war memorial was in the road but Liss’ is outside the Triangle Centre on the grass.

Then we walked down to Dragon street to cross the road and go to look at Festival Hall and Open Air Swimming Pool. When we walked past the open air pool, we saw a river running down the side of some houses. We also saw a waterfall which we didn’t see in Liss on the River Rother.

Then we stopped for lunch to get warm and rest our feet.

We walked down Dragon Street and saw a map of Petersfield made out of Mosaics. We then walked past Petersfield Infants School and then the church. We went onto the square and stopped at the library. We had to find out some information about the library’s services and opening times.

We also walked down Sheep Street. They used to herd sheep up the street to get onto the market on the square. On this street, the houses were very old. We knew this because some of the windows were painted and the doors were small.

We then walked up to the hospital and had to find out more information before we went back to the train station to come back to Liss. We got very wet walking back to school!

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The Firework Maker’s Daughter – Lila and Rambashi’s diary

Ash class have been  reading The Firework Maker’s Daughter in both English and Shared Reading lessons starting this week. Here are some fantastic diary entries they have written.


Dear Diary,

Yesterday I was just on the boat with the idiots that I have to sail with. A person came along and started fishing. We were disguised as a river taxi service. We came over to him and asked him if he wanted to go to get across. He said yes to get away from the crocodiles. We took him across half way we told him we were pirates – money or death!

Suddenly a girl turned up on the river bank we were going to, we talked about how we were going to get him over board with out her knowing. We then decided to accidentally pushed him over board of the Bloody Murderer. So we did as fake as we could Then the girl shouted to pull him back to we did, just so she thought we didn’t do it on purpose.

We soon came over to her and asked her if she wanted to come to the other side and she agreed too. Next we too her over but she looked scared.




Dear Diary

Today has been a terrible day because I got into an argument with my father. I wanted to make fireworks and my father wouldn’t tell me the secret ingredient. My dad made me make childish fireworks.

I sent Chulak to ask my Dad what the secret ingredient was and I was furious when my dad told Chulak the secret ingredient. So I headed off to get it for my self and I took some food, money and some fireworks. I came to a huge river and there was a river taxi. The fishermen fell in the water, they looked silly.

I got on the boat and I noticed they were pirates and they threatened me with knives because they wanted my money.




Dear Diary

Today has been an amazing day. Me and my father were making fireworks but he did not tell me the special ingredients so I was very angry with my Father. He told Chulak but not me. So I got Chulak to ask my father what the special ingredient was. An hour later Chulak came back and told me the ingredient. Then I went to Mount Merapi. On my way I saw some people on a boat but they were actually pirates.

They told me to hop on the boat. One of the pirates fell off in to the water. It was hilarious. They said give me your money or we will push you off. I felt scared.

Chloe E

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Liss Riverside Walk

We went on a field trip the Liss village. We walked along Riverside Walk and examined the River Rother. We saw a flood plain, streams joining the main branch of the river and lots of meanders. We made field sketches and discussed what we found when we returned to school.

We also went through the village, creating a table of the amenities which we saw to decide if they were services or shops.

We are looking forward to our trip to Petersfield in March to compare the two places.

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Snow Day Work

Due to the weather, school is closed today (Friday 1st February) However, please complete this work for Maths and English.

Maths – practice Times Tables Rockstars.

English – Write a diary entry about your day in the snow. Don’t forget to use the features of a diary, adjectives, adverbs and interesting vocabulary.

Please also complete the Education City for this week.

I hope you enjoy you time in the snow, stay safe and wrap up warm!

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