Class News

Spring Walk

Butterflies and Bees enjoyed a "spring walk" in which we spotted signs that the weather is changing! The children noticed lots of spring flowers, new buds and insects in the school...

The Romans

Last week we started our new topic of The Romans! We read a story about Pompeii and began making comparisons between Pompeii before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and after. We then used these to write some exciting...

Drama and Art workshops

Some very lucky Year 3s were chosen to visit Trowbridge Town Hall last term. The children took part in either a Drama or Art workshop which they then showcased to each other. An excellent morning for all...

Year 5 enjoying Varjak Paw

We have had a wonderful start to the term and the children are really enjoying reading Varjak Paw. We have had lots of fun this week immersing ourselves into the book and getting into character as members of the Paw family. As well as this, we...

Mice find an egg!

We found an egg! We were super excited to see something had laid an egg in our outdoor area and now it has hatched! We discussed what we thought was inside it and we discovered it was a baby dragon. We are going to be learning how to look...

Wildlife News

Year 2 returned to school after the holidays and received a very exciting letter from Steve Backshall asking for our help to report on British wildlife.  We immediately started to look for a 'Bumblebug' in role play, creating a scene from a...

Football Training

Pine Martens are now having weekly football training on a Monday with Mr Phillips as one of their PE sessions. The children were really enthused by the end of the session which clearly was very successful!    

Debating and Campaigning

Last week Year 6 were involving in two Parliament workshops: debating and campaigning.  Both classes enjoyed the workshops and had chance to discuss the issues involved in the topics and ask...

‘Bath Taps into Science’ fair

The Year 6s in Hedgehogs were lucky enough to go to Bath University on Friday to visit the 'Bath Taps into Science' fair. We had so much fun exploring chemical changes with inks, finding out more about plastic and using air pressure to send objects flying...

Drama Workshop

The children in Year 2 at Hilperton continued their magical journeys into unknown lands by attending a drama workshop held by Karl Montgomery. The children used drama techniques to develop further their ideas of the magical lands that their chair or portal...

Journey Stories

Kingfishers have been learning The Firework Makers Daughter story. We have been using Pie Corbett 'talk for writing'. When we learn stories in this way, we are able to understand the story in greater depth and use actions to retell the important parts.  We...

Year 3 Iron Man Sound Pictures

Children in Year 3 Robins and Woodpeckers have become composers this term. They have created 'Sound Pictures' that accompany the story of 'The Iron Man' by the author Ted Hughes. Children have enjoyed playing a variety of percussion instruments...

Science Friction

Year 5 had a fantastic Monday afternoon bringing their Winter Olympic topic alive by experimenting with materials in order to answer the question: 'What is the best surface for Curling in the Winter Olympics?' The children made ramps and tested...

Portals and The Magic Chair

Pine Martens have enjoyed their learning outdoors (when the weather has been fine!) under the trees in the field. They made portals and little homes for the people in our story starter called 'The Magic Chair'. Each group spoke about their design and why...

Science Experiment

In preparation for the Science Fair, we took part in an experiment. We were testing different rocks to see which was the most porous (produced the most bubbles). We are looking forward to sharing our results with children from different year...

World Book Day

Fireflies and Merlins spent world book day dressed up as our favourite book characters. We met up with the Year 1's to share some of our favourite stories.

Lengths and Distances

In Maths this week we have been looking at length and calculating distances. It has been rather tricky remembering how many centimetres make a metre and even trickier remembering how many metres make a...

Musical Patterns

We love having Mrs Ellis in teaching us music. We have been exploring rhythms and musical patterns using a range of instruments. We have had fun making different noises with our bodies and...

Science and Health Workshops

Last week, Year 6 had the exciting opportunity to take part in Science and Health workshops. The purpose of the workshops were to explore and test questions such as: how does exercise affect your pulse? The children has were able to explore...

Independent Making

The children have been using the play dough station to independently make their own play dough. They made 'pizza' and 'marshmallows' which they cooked on the 'campfire' in their den....

Magic Portals

Year 2 found a mysterious letter on our wishing chair. It gave us instructions on how to find magic portals in Greenlane Woods. Although it was cold, we had a wonderful time hunting for portals. Each of us found a magical portal – some of us found tiny...

How our bodies work…

Last week, Hedgehogs got the chance to work with a secondary school teacher to look at how our bodies work when we move and especially when we exercise. We looked at our lung capacity when we breathe before and after exercising, how our heart...

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