Our Art Week had the theme of ‘By the Sea’. Some classes visited the seaside at Stubbington, Port Solent and Southsea. We looked at the work of famous artists who had done work on this theme. All classes enjoyed a week of drawing, painting, textiles and much more to create fantastic pieces of art work. Many children and families created fantastic art in a box as part of a homework task. The week finished with a whole school exhibition for parents and families.
Children at Medina have had the exciting opportunity to visit ‘Poppies Wave’ display at The Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson. This is part of the instalment previously displayed at the Tower of London in 2014. The children were able to see this display from a distance as well as close up, and even hold one of the poppies. The instalment linked to our previous work on Remembrance.
Royal Marines Concert - 6th June 2018
Royal Wedding 2018
Thank you to the Medina community who raised in excess of £600 at our fundraising events.
The sleepover was a great success with children enjoying obstacle courses in the hall, playing under the floodlights on the All Weather Pitch, bingo and finally settling down to sleep(ish).
Peace was somewhat interrupted on the stroke of midnight when the bell rung - who knows why!
Thank you to the staff who stayed over and to the children for their fantastic behaviour.
Also, a big thank you to Tesco in Farlington for donating cookies, pastries and croissants.
Streets of London
Children in Key Stage 2 have learnt Ralph McTell’s classic song 'The Streets of London' as part of our whole school project to help the Homeless in Portsmouth. Patrick Nicholl, from Portsmouth Music Hub, worked with 120 pupils on only two occasions and they have produced a fantastic rendition of the song. The voices of soloists Latisha and Lola are quite outstanding. Well done to all involved.
Other events to support the project have included a film night, which raised £200, and on Friday 23rd March 2018 there will be a sleepover in school for Key Stage 2 pupils.
If you would like to contribute to this worthwhile cause, please visit the just giving page at www.justgiving.com/howard-payne1
Thanks to all for your support.
Snow Day 2018
World Book Day 2018
Junior Dance Off 2018
Thursday 1st February 2018 was a day filled with anticipation and excitement for children in the Medina dance club. These children worked hard for ten weeks as part of the ‘junior dance off’, which culminated in a performance at the Kings Theatre in Southsea. This year’s theme was ‘empowerment’ and each school performed with a different take on that theme.
Every single person on the Medina dance squad showed passion, enthusiasm and determination! Although some of the children were, without a doubt, nervous, they thoroughly enjoyed the experience and as soon as it was over they wished they could do it again.
As a school, Medina won the trophy for ‘most swag’ and Desire was chosen by the coaches as the most ‘gifted and talented’ dancer and was praised for her effort and commitment every week at practises. Every child went away with a medal, certificate and overwhelming feeling of confidence and pride. Well done Medina – another amazing event!