Prepare for Rocket Launch Calmore

This Tuesday at 10:30am, British astronaut Tim Peake will blast off from Kazakhstan aboard the Soyuz launcher rocket heading for the International Space Station.

 But did you know that while he's up there, he will be looking after something that in 6 months time will be handed over to the pupils of Calmore Junior School?
Back on 2nd September, two kilograms of rocket (a type of salad leaf) seeds were launched on Soyuz 44S with European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Andreas Mogensen and his crew, arriving on the International Space Station (ISS) two days later. It is these seeds that Tim Peake will take charge of while on the ISS. After being held for about six months in microgravity, the seeds will be returned to Earth with astronaut Scott Kelly, currently planned for March 2016.
Once the seeds have returned they will then be distributed to schools signed up to the project...and we are one of those schools. 
It is our job to grow them!
Calmore will receive 100 seeds that have been on the ISS and 100 seeds that have remained on Earth. The seed packets will be colour coded, however we will not be told which packet contains which seeds until national results have been published.
Which will grow best? Will one set grow better than another? Will there be a difference at all? Will one set produce tiny green aliens?!

Thank You from Benin

Earlier this year, as part of our weekly theme, 'Send a child to school', the pupils in Year 6 decided to raise money in order to provide children in Africa with a brighter future.

Ex-Calmore teacher, Miss Cooper, recently returned from working in Benin in West Africa and explained how she would regularly be teaching classes of more than 50 students and that resources were thin on the ground -  in particular, a lack of English text books made life very difficult for the students.

Well good news. The money raised by Year 6 pupils making, baking and selling cakes has enabled the school to purchase enough books to support 325 students who later in the year will be taking an equivalent of their GCSEs. They are extremely grateful.

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Choir go to Laurel Care Home

Yesterday our school choir visited Laurel Care Home in Calmore. They sang their little hearts out and brought festive cheer to the elderly residents.

Let's remember this is the season for giving!

Nursing Home website

Year 3 Stable Manners

Stable Manners

Three animals with 'attitude' and a lot to prove, fight for pride of place in this nativity play.

This week,Year 3 performed Stable Manners which includes all the traditional elements of the nativity story with top-notch songs, funky musical arrangements and a very clever script that brings the Christmas story bang up to date!

Well done to all the children and staff for putting on a fabulous show.

Christmas Show year3 websiter

Year 3 Christmas Show Stable Manners

School Council Healthy Eating Assembly

School Council Healthy Eating Assembly December 2015

Today our school council delivered an assembly about healthy eating. They told the children that in order to be healthy they would need to:

  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Eat 5 a day
  • Eat healthy breaktime snacks-fruit, vegetables or cereal bars
  • Drink lots of water
  • Clean your teeth twice a day
  • Get lots of rest & go to bed early
  • Do lots of exercise
  • Healthy Eating Assembly Dec 15

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