NFSSP Basketball Competition

Yesterday evening, 15 children from Year 5 and 6 took part in the annual New Forest Schools Sport Partnership basketball competition. Overall, the two teams played 4 tough matches each playing some fantastic basketball, which even the Harlem Globetrotters would be have been proud of!

Well done to all the children who took part.


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Digital Leaders

Congratulations to our new Digital Leaders! 

These children have been specially selected by their teachers to help lead computing throughout the school. As part of their role they will be reviewing new technology and finding ways to implement for ICT in school and lessons.

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Murphy our Reading Dog's Blog 12 January 2017

Hi there

Well today was a bit different to a normal Thursday at Calmore!  I heard the words "Winter Warmers" and pricked up my ears.

First of all, I sat with Year 3 and I listened to Lost in the Jungle, where it was Mum's birthday. That was pretty normal.

Then I listened to The Mermaid and the Octopus, where the mermaid made a cup of tea for the octopus and gradually gave him different things to take in each of his arms until he couldn't hold anything else.

Next I listened to Apple Seed from a book called Seed Poems.  I really like apples.  Whenever Mum has an apple, she gives me the core to munch on when she's finished - mmmmmmmm!

High School Musical, Heart to Heart was next, and I heard about Gabriella who was fundraising for the Valentines Ball. Hmmmmmm.  All pretty normal so far.

Then things got a bit exciting!  it was time for Winter Warmers, and everyone in Year 3 changed into their jimjams to go into the big hall to read with the adults and have a hot chocolate.  I did see one person in a dog onesie too.  How cool is that?  Some children even had furry slippers on, and teddies under their arms.   I wore my black fur jimjams and furry slippers too, like I always do, 

I noticed that there were lots of Mums and Dads and Carers waiting on the mats for the children, and it was great!  Some children read to me on the mat.  Some had hot chocolate with marshmallows in.  Some had biscuits.  I heard Blue Dog, The BFG and Horrid Henry's Nits and I enjoyed all the stories and pats and tickles so much, I rolled onto my back and stuck my paws in the air.  Doggie Heaven!

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Love Murphy

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Last week 50 parents & grandparents joined us for our year 3 Winter Warmers. Children dressed up in their PJ's and snuggled up and read books with their adults whilst drinking hot chocolate. It was a very successful event that promoted the importance of reading daily to your child.

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Murphy Our Reading Dog's Blog Thursday 5 January 2017

Hi there

It was so great to be back at school today after the Christmas holiday, and I was with year 3 today.  Hooray! Hooray! 

I sat near the poppies and waving puppets, and first of all, I listened to What Happened to the Dinosaurs? and I must admit, I got a bit confused because the person reading it was 88.  That's too old for school isn't it?  I knew she was 88 because she had a badge on which said so.  Well, two badges actually.  Does that make a difference?  I had to have a lie down to think about that while she told me all about dinosaurs.

Next was a book of poems about tickling your granny, being called Sid and having sweet teeth.  Poems were really popular today because later on, I heard some more from Michael Rosen's Something's Drastic.  I especially liked The Itch.  I could write an itchy-scratchy poem!

The Big Bang was next, where I found out that millions of years ago, there was a powerful explosion which started the universe.  Wow!

After that, I listened to Chamber of  Treasures, where Nok was trapped in a hanging cage of rubies and the friends had to make a plan to rescue him.

Lost in the Snow was next, where Fluff the little kitten needed a new home, but Nathan really wanted a tarantula or a snake, not a kitten.

Last today was Middle School, where Rafe and Jeanne were caught in the girls' bathroom and were outside Mrs Stricker's office on the bench of shame.  Uh-oh!

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love Murphy