Class News

Number Counting in Year 1

In maths this week Year 1 have been exploring the numbers 1-20. The children used model figures to count out 16. We then filled up our tens frame and noticed that when it was full there were 10 figures inside, with 6 left over. We used a number...

Portal Adventures in Year 3

The Ravens and Otters have had a fantastic week starting their portal stories, we have developed our characters and created our settings. We can’t wait to find out where our portal adventure will take us! We have also started to practise our...

Parliament Week in Year 6

This week Year 6 have been learning all about Parliament. From discussions about the difference between The House of Commons to the House of Lords, to campaigning, women's vote and why people vote? In tables, the children focused on a specific...

Children In Need

Last week we celebrated Children in Need and raised money by having a non-uniform day. On Friday afternoon we had a whole school talent show. Each class had previously held an audition round in their classrooms and the winning act performed in the final....

Mice and Kind Hands

Mice talked about bullying during anti- bullying week. We thought about how we can have kind hands in school. Everyone then had a turn at printing kind blue hands.Mice talked about bullying during anti- bullying week. We thought about how we...

Anti-Bullying Week

To promote anti-bullying week, the whole school took part in a number of different activities. On Monday, everyone was encouraged to wear odd socks with the idea that being different is good and should be celebrated. All classes discussed the themes of;...

Year 2 visit to Westonbirt Arboretum  

On Thursday, Foxes and Robins went to Westonbirt Arboretum. We had lots of fun walking through the brightly coloured trees catching the falling leaves. We also went on a hunt to try to find the Gruffalo and his friends.... we found them hiding...

Year 6 Anti-Bullying Rap

This week, Year 6 have been writing and performing an Anti-bullying rap. The children worked in groups to use body percussion, dance moves and additional beats to give their raps an extra sparkle. We enjoyed discussing the important message of...

Narnia

Year Three have had a super start to Term 2 and our new topic, Narnia. We climbed through the wardrobe in to Narnia on Tuesday and immersed ourselves in the story and film. Last week we also spent time thinking about light and dark, talking about how light...

Subtraction Skills

Last week the Otters and Ravens were working hard to develop their subtraction skills in Maths.  They are such wonderful Mathematicians that they have explored several methods, including the number bond and column method.  Need an explanation...

Fabulous Finish

For our Fabulous Finish, we are going Green Lane Woods to celebrate our learning of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ story and to build houses for the pigs in the woods. For a special treat we baked biscuits to take with us – we are also going to have...

WW1 Steam Museum Event

Children from Hedgehogs, Skylarks and Stoats took part in an event to mark the end of World War 1. This took place at The Steam Museum in Swindon. Children sang a medley of WW1 songs including 'It's a Long Way To Tipperary', 'Pack Up Your...

Our visit to the building site

This term we have been focusing on the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have been looking at the houses the pigs have built and whether we think they are good houses. In Science we have been thinking about the properties of materials used...

Robots

Something very, very strange happened in English! Miss Williams and Mr Davies became robots! We had to help them follow a recipe to make Angel Delight, by giving them very clear instructions. When we forgot to be clear, it was chaos- the Angel Delight went...

Red, White and Blue day

We were very proud of how the children approached this day.  We all came together to commemorate a hundred years since the end of World War 1, with a peace march around the school grounds, and it was incredible to see the whole school walking...

Building Site Visit

Last week Pine Martens went on a trip to a building site at Barrett Homes in Westbury. They learned about safety on a building site, looked at 'Show Homes' and had a walk around a newly built housing estate. The children had a photo...

Trip to Green Lane Woods

Last week, Year 6 went to Green Lane woods to support with their setting for writing a myth. The children used a senses sheet to jot down what they could: see, hear, smell and touch. The children will use their use fantastical beast and the...

Exploring with water

We are enjoying being outside and exploring with water. We have been experimenting with moving water from one place to another using guttering and tubes.

Roald Dahl performance

What a wonderful and exciting day Year 3 have had at Castle Mead! We were lucky enough to enjoy a fantastic Roald Dahl performance, which was both humorous and interactive. During our afternoon workshops, Ravens and Otters explored how to use our voices...

Language Day

Year 1 celebrated China for languages day. We found out lots of information about China such as the language, houses, food and the Chinese New Year celebration. We even got to try some traditional food which was delicious. Year 6 also joined year 1 in...

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