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Emsworth is first ever Red Nose Town!
13-15 March 2014
It was an exciting weekend in Emsworth, having received the honour of being Comic Relief's first ever Red Nose Town!
The children at Emsworth Primary School had heaps of fun, cooking and making items to sell at the Giggler's Market in the square on Saturday. Years 5 and 6 were also treated to a comedy workshop, where they learnt how to be clowns, do circus skills and watched some magic! This workshop was made possible thanks to Henry Adams Estate Agents who generously funded it.
A big thank you to everyone who helped raise money for this fantastic charity!
Athlete Visit - Rion Pierre
Thursday 5 February 2015
We had a fantastic morning with Rion Pierre on Thursday. He told us about his training regime and his many
achievements and then we all participated in fitness circuits – even the staff!
Rion described his childhood of being signed to Chelsea FC's youth team and then changing sport and
discovering his talent as a sprinter. The children were amazed by his medal achievements and wanted
to know what it was like to run against Usain Bolt! Rion talked about the importance of perseverance and
resilience in his career and then challenged some of the children and staff to a race!
We are all looking forward to watching him compete in the Indoor British Championships and will be
cheering him on.
Southern Pro Musica Concert
30 January 2015
Twenty lucky children attended Chichester Festival Theatre on Friday for a concert by Southern Pro Musica.
The orchestra impressed them and Lisa Fellows particularly enjoyed the trumpet solo, Piers Clouting and Alex
Wyng want to go again and Emily Langdown was on stage playing a triangle. Lauren Cox said it made her feel
Thank you to the governors and parents who accompanied the children and to Steve Leniston for spotting
Beaulieu Residential 7 - 9 January 2015
Monday 12 January 2015
On Wednesday last week, Years 3 and 4 set off on their 2 night residential to Beaulieu. After a short journey into the New Forest, they arrived and immediately unpacked and settled in. The children toured the farm and saw the wide range of animals that they keep there. They had the chance to milk some of the animals and do different farm duties each day. Tyler Dunn and Rene Chilaka were excellent goat milkers! Later, the children continued exploring the farm and had a campfire before bedtime (including marshmallows!).
The next day the children went for a walk to the Treehouse Study Centre and did some pond dipping and some orienteering on a much larger scale! Two newts were found during the pond dipping amongst various other creatures. Betty Collins and Jack Butcher did a very good job at spotting the moving things amongst the leaves! They went around the forest in groups trying to find adults stationed at places marked on a map and collecting the letters hidden at each location. They returned back and had some shopping time before bed.
On the final day they were up early and packing their things away so we could head off to the motor musuem. They had a look at the wide selection of cars they have there, courtesy of an expert guide as well as riding the monorail and doing some more shopping!
A great time was had by staff and students alike! You can find pictures of the trip in the Beaulieu section of our Gallery.
4 December 2014
On Thursday a group of children sang Christmas Carols to the Stroke Club in Emsworth who were a very
appreciative audience. The children then chatted to the members and I was very proud of how polite and
sociable they were. Children from the school also sang carols in Emsworth on Friday when the lights were
switched on and Father Christmas arrived. We will be singing at other places around Emsworth in the next
few weeks so watch out for us! We look forward to seeing you at our KS2 Christmas Carol Concert next week.
Year 3 Trip to Buster Ancient Farm
Thursday 6 November 2014
On Thursday 6 November, Year 3 went to Butser Ancient Farm as part of their work on Stone Age to Iron Age Britain. They did lots of exciting activities including becoming mini archaeologists, making clay pots, building a clunch wall and making their own Stone Age bracelets.
Although it was a cold day on Butser Hill, spirits were high and the children really enjoyed the site and learning how people lived during that period of history. Rene Chilaka showed off his excellent digging skills and found several artefacts whilst digging using a trowel. Lewis Gallagher also showed off his excellent knowledge of the Stone Age when sat in the longhouse. The children did a fantastic job of representing the school and both children and adults thoroughly enjoyed the day.
More photos of the day will be on our Year 3 Gallery section soon!
Emsworth Community Firework Display
1 November 2014
We had a magnificent bonfire and fireworks night last weekend and many families and the community attended. Our EPSA committe worked tirelessly to make the event so successful, led by Lisa Dulson, Zoe Rough and Marie Lockton and many of their family members. A huge thank you to them and the PTA organisations from St James' and Westbourne Schools. Without these volunteers who give up so much time these events could not take place. They benefit the schools and the community and we look forward to more joint enterprises. Thank you to all the local businesses who supported the event and our local residents for being so understanding. The event raised over £2000 for each school.
Year 6 Trip to The British Museum and an Emirates flight!
5 November 2014
Year 6 had a very successful trip to the British Museum on Tuesday to enhance their history unit learning
about the Ancient Greeks. The children were fascinated by the exhibits and impressed by the grandeur of
the building. Alex Wyng is almost ready to qualify as a tour guide as he was so interested in all he saw!
Highlights of the day also included travelling by train, cable car and the underground which greatly
entertained the daily commuters!
Take a look at our other photos in our gallery pages.
Year 2 History Trip to Wellow
9 October 2014
On Thursday Year 2 were very excited to visit St Margaret’s Church near Romsey to support
their history topic about Florence Nightingale. The children were able to dress up in
clothing from that era; Jimmy Clarke particularly enjoyed dressing as a wounded soldier.
Kye Cooper found the film about Florence Nightingale very interesting, Jackson Bramble
enjoyed the coach journey and Brayden Renault said the best part was lunch!
More photos can be found in our Year 2 gallery pages.
Emsworth Primary School Open Day
Year 6 Bugsy Production
21 & 22 July 2017
Well done to Year 6 who put on an amazing show of Bugsy on two consecutive nights, and performed professionally throughout despite the searing heat! The children in the chorus also put their heart and soul into supporting the cast and sung beautifully. Special thanks goes to Lisa Dulson of Tishboom Drama and Mrs Newton for all the hard work they put into the rehearsals. Also thank you for EPSA for providing refreshments, and of course, all the parents, friends and family who came to watch and support their children!
Please check out more photos on our website gallery pages.
Wishing you all a safe and happy Summer Holiday!
KS2 End of Term Disco
17 July 2014
EPSA held end of term events for all the children in the school who were entertained and fed well. KS2 children enjoyed the 'dance-offs' and ice cream to keep them cool. Thank you to EPSA and school staff who helped to make these events so successful.
KS1 End of Term Party
17 July 2014
EPSA held end of term events for all the children in the school who were entertained and fed well. KS1 children played traditional party games like ‘musical chairs’ and ‘pass the parcel’. Thank you to EPSA and school staff who helped to make these events so successful.
Emsworth Primary Music Concert
16 July 2014
Many musicians entertained us on Wednesday evening; guitarists, violinists, pianists, keyboard players and drummers. It was wonderful to see the pleasure children get from playing and the pride on family members’ faces. Thank you to all our peripatetic music teachers and to EPSA for keeping us refreshed during a warm evening. Due to the departure of Year 6 pupils we will have vacancies for other children to have music lessons. Please contact the office if you are interested.
KS1 Drama Production
10 July 2014
Well done to the KS1 children who all performed brilliantly in the TishBoom KS1 Drama Production of 'Robina Hood'. Thank you to all the parents who came to support and helped their children diligently learn all their lines, and to Lisa Dulson for putting on a fabulous production!
Sports Day at Emsworth Primary School
3 July 2014
We enjoyed fabulous weather for our sports day this week. Children enjoyed participating in a range of events, including sprints, relays, skipping, potato and spoon, obstacle courses and the ‘late for school’ race! A huge thank you to the local Cooperative Store who donated bottles of water, squash and a delicious range of fruit to keep everybody going through the heat. Thank you also to their staff who came to help – we appreciate it very much! Thank you also to our Governors who assisted with score keeping and place awards. If there was a prize for the most enthusiastic supporter I would have no hesitation in awarding it to Mrs Badaoui – cheering in two languages! Congratulations to Red Team who were the overall winners.
See if you can spot yourself in our gallery photos!
Emsworth Primary Summer Fair
27 June 2014
We all enjoyed our summer fair and it was lovely to see so many people attending. We were entertained by Gems Dance Club, The Percussion Club, Maypole Dancers, Year 5 Circus Skills, Year 4 Puppet Show, Year 3 Roman Army display, Year 6 Bugsy singing and many exciting stalls. Thank you to EPSA and Zoe Rough in particular who organised the whole fair and made it a success. We raised £2211 which will benefit all children in the school. Thank you!
Please take a look in the gallery to see other photos of the day!
Year 5&6 Trip to Mary Rose
11 June 2014
On Wednesday Years 5 and 6 enjoyed a trip to the Mary Rose exhibition in Portsmouth. The children were very impressed by the new museum and the stunning way in which the exhibits and ship were presented. Harvey Watson-Newman particularly enjoyed dressing up as a member of the crew and the interactive games. Tyler Carter said the skeletons were interesting and he really enjoyed having his lunch! Ebony Marsh thought the navigation workshop was cool and Skyla Hawthorne learnt why only one half of the ship survived – ask her to find out why!
Please feel free to take a look at our gallery to see other photos of the day.
Year R/1 Trip to Witterings
4 & 5 June 2014
Emsworth Primary School children have been taking over the beach at West Wittering this week. They were very excited to travel on a coach, have the most delicious lunch at The Beach Café, run down sand dunes, collect natural materials, paddle in the sea and there were even rumours of ice lollies. Several members of the public commented on how well behaved our children were and how well they represented the school.
Please take a peek at our Year R/1 Gallery to see all of our photos!
Year 6 Return from Fairthorne
23 May 2014
Year 6 children arrived back at school after they had had a fantastic week at Fairthorne Manor. Mrs Fripp visited them in the week and was amazed at how muddy children can get and how much energy they still had at the Thursday evening disco. Mrs Newton and Mrs Burt were also quite muddy but their energy levels were falling! A huge thank you to them both for giving up so much time and helping to make it such a valuable experience for the Year 6 children.
Check out our other photos in the Year 6 gallery.
Year 3 Trip to Butser Ancient Farm
29 April 2014
Year 3 had a fascinating day on Tuesday visiting Butser Ancient Farm to learn about the Stone Age and Iron Age. They enjoyed learning about how people used to live in those times and had a go at wattling, clunching, digging in pits to find ancient artefacts as well as making their own rings or bracelets just as children during those times would have done.
The staff were impressed with the wide range of questions the children had to offer and their desire to know more about how people used to live. Tyler Dunn and Reef Hawthorne were particularly skilled at crushing chalk into a paste so they could help make clunch to build a wall, while Ellie Steaton and Ethan Whitelock managed to uncover some animal teeth and bones whilst carefully digging for relics!
More photos in the Year 3 gallery!
World Book Day at Emsworth Primary School
6 March 2014
We enjoyed celebrating World Book Day this week and would like to thank you for all your help with fancy dress and photographs. Many children enjoyed coming to school early and having breakfast in the hall dressed as one of their favourite book characters. We were delighted to be visited by Otis, an Italian Spinone from Pets as Therapy, and Una, a black Labrador who is being trained as a guide dog. They listened to children read and understandably there were queues of eager children!
Staff from Henry Adams Estate Agents also visited and judged our bookmark competition and generously awarded medals and book vouchers to the prize winners as well as issuing a certificate to every child who entered the competition. We really appreciate links with the local community and are looking forward to more projects with them during the rest of the academic year. The winning bookmarks will be on display in the estate agent’s window for everyone in Emsworth to see!
Children also enjoyed pairing up and sharing books and having stories from adults who are not usually their teachers.
Our book quiz winners were;
Year 2 – Mia Wyng
Year 3 – Ruby Chapman
Year 4 – Ben Faulkner
Year 5 – Piers Clouting
Year 6 – Sheila Wilson
who all received a £5 voucher.
Children in Bears and Giraffes were judged on their costumes and the
winners were Charlie Carver and Kye Cooper.
'Carriages' Tearoom opens at Emsworth Train Station
28 February 2014
In 2011, the Emsworth Residents Association discovered that the waiting room at Emsworth Station had been shut for a number of years but was in sound condition with lovely Victorian flooring and benches. As a result, opening it up for the local community became a major project for the Emsworth Residents Association working alongside Southern Rail.
The pupil governors from each year group at Emsworth Primary School visited the waiting room and their designs were put forward to the Emsworth Residents Association and Southern Rail. They also planted up the beds and window boxes on the platform while work was going on in the station. At the same time, the much needed ramp on Platform 1 was built giving better access to pushchair and wheelchair users.
In 2012 the waiting room had been restored to its original splendour and was opened to the public, along with the public toilet. The waiting room on Platform 2 is so well used and appreciated by the public that there is talk of Southern Rail investing in another waiting room on Platform 1. When the waiting room officially opened to the public, it was a grand community event with a live band, many local dignitaries and rail users along with Year 4 (the current Year 6 children) all dressed in Victorian costume.
Ever since the waiting room was completed, a local couple have been trying to open a small café adjoining the waiting room. On Friday 28 February, ‘Carriages’ celebrated their opening and they have great plans for the future including hiring bikes on Platform 2 so that people can travel on the train and use the hire bikes to explore Emsworth and surrounding areas. The Key Stage 2 governors were invited to attend this opening and sample the cakes from the café!
The Emsworth Residents Association is very pleased that the station is now a much more welcoming place for visitors and locals. The local Brownie groups are now involved as well, refreshing the planters along the platform. This was such a wonderful opportunity for the children at Emsworth Primary School to become so involved in a local community project. Let’s hope there are many more!
Emsworth Residents Association