Brick making

Bursledon Brickworks
A great day out at Bursledon Brickworks, learning about how bricks are made and what they are used for. If you feel inspired to go along and make your own bricks check out the opening times here: There’s a Big Draw event happening tomorrow.

Half Term Fun


Here are two of our Year 2 boys out and about enjoying a trip to Legoland where they loved looking at the space station made of  Lego and wondering if they could see any aliens if they went to Space.  They are going to love what we are doing next week!  Thank you for sharing your day out boys!

Trying new foods

Trying new foods

Thank you for sending in this lovely holiday snap. We are very proud of all the children who have been regularly trying new foods at school and discovering flavours they love. The school holidays give us a great chance to experiment in the kitchen, try some new recipes and enjoy delicious flavours. Clams on a beach in Portugal sound delicious but if you’re closer to home, how about looking for a recipe using fresh, local produce? Pumpkin soup maybe? If anyone has any great recipes, please feel free to post them below.

Running star!

Running star!
Congratulations! What a fantastic experience to have at only four years old. Thousands of children ran together through Portsmouth as part of the Great South Run. It’s easy to see how good it feels to finish a race and win a medal but being part of the running community is also about encouraging others and celebrating their successes. I know that some of our pupils were cheering on their parents too. Well done and also congratulations to William’s daddy, Simon for completing the 10 mile course in very impressive times. Did anyone else take part?

Cheeky princesses

Dressing up fun
School is often the first place that we forge lifetime friendships. This photo captures beautifully the fun and excitement of the girls dressing up as princesses and fairies and playing ‘catch me if you can’. They are ready for holiday fun! It is lovely to see our Year R children making such good friends.



We were delighted when one of our children brought in a card and special food to share their family’s celebration of Diwali. What do you know about the Hindu festival of Diwali?

Amazing Gold Awards


Congratulations to all the children who have read five times a week for six weeks. What an amazing group of readers you are! Come on Hazel Wood let’s all be gold award winners and read at least five times a week.