Class News

Fabulous Finish Tea Party

On Thursday 4th April, Pine Martens had their Fabulous Finish in the school hall for this term's topic 'The Papaya That Spoke'. The children made scones for a tea party with their grown-ups and designed posters to decorate the tables. They also...

Year 2 have fun with Measuring

Year 2 have been having lots of fun measuring in centimetres and metres. First, we measured objects that we found indoors, such as books and chairs. Then, we went outside and measured how far our friends could run in 3 seconds.  We had so much fun! ...

Drawing Giants

Mice class have been drawing giants with the help of Year 5. They drew round each other and then designed their own giant for story writing. They had great fun working in teams with the older children supporting the younger ones.  ...

3D Shapes in Maths

This week, Year 6 have been drawing nets of 3D shapes in Maths. To help us draw in missing patterns on a net, we folded the nets of shapes to check our original answers; it was fiddly work but good fun!   

Visit to Green Lanes Woods

We recently visited Green Lane Woods. Whilst there, we looked for 'portals' into magical words. We then built houses for a creature that may have lived in our magical land- we had a party house for sting insects and a football pitch for unicorns! 

All fingers and thumbs

This term our art inspiration comes from the sketches of Quentin Blake. We have looked at how to draw a person using the correct proportions using our thumb and finger as a guide to measure the head. We then evaluated our pictures afterwards to...

A Magical Land

Something very strange happened in Year 2. A magical chair appeared in the classroom and when we sat down, we were transported to a magical land. We saw tiny animals, dragons and were flying high above castles. It was fantastic! What a...

The Tin Forest in Music

We’ve had another busy week in Year Three. We have begun innovating our stories based on The Tin Forest, get ready to read The Plastic Ocean soon! We have been making sound pictures based on The Tin Forest in Music, using the story and a whole host of wonderful...

Our Environment

What an exciting start to Term Four! We spent the day outside exploring the story The Tin Forest and our environment. Exploration has been a thread through our week as we have used a variety of instruments to create a Sound Picture of the Tin...

Spring Walk

What a glorious week for a spring walk! Mice explored the school grounds looking for signs of spring. We then drew observational pictures of daffodils. We had to carefully look at the shapes of the petals and leaves.

The Papaya That Spoke

This week Pine Martens have been learning about their new topic story 'The Papaya That Spoke' as retold by Pie Corbett. After being introduced to the story the children used role play to retell it and then freeze-framed one part to say what...

European Space Agency

We have had a fabulous start to term this week with a competition project for the European Space Agency! We have been learning all about the Moon and how we could live there in the future. We have discovered the best location to live, how to get power, how...

The Human Body

"Red Squirrels have been learning all about the human body and what we need to keep us healthy. The children had a go at drawing a life-size body and what is inside it.  We are going to try and piece together a human skeleton!"

Jungle Roadshow in Year 3

Wow what a fantastic day we all had  when Johnathan's Jungle Roadshow came to visit us.  The  children were amazed by his animal collection and so fascinated by all the animal facts.  We were all so proud of how respectful the children were to...

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue

Mice really enjoyed our visit from Wiltshire Fire and Rescue. Caroline came with lots of costumes for us to try on so we could pretend we were fighting fires! We learned lots about how to keep safe.

Coding Round the World

As part of our Migration topic, Hedgehogs have been busy designing, writing and testing a computer program using the coding language Python. We are coding our very own 'Round the World' game where the player will have to travel as fast and as cheaply as...

CANCELLED – open evening on 31st January 2019

Due to the inclement weather that has been forecast from late this afternoon, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the event to ensure everybody can get home safely. We apologise for any inconvenience, and will publish an alternative date for visiting the...

Taking machines apart in Year 5

Some of the year five children have been taking apart machines and trying to figure out how they work. We have dismantled a range of items, including laptops, computers, HI-FI units and even a TV containing an VHS player…which most of the...

Dancing Where the Wild Things Are

This term Pine Martens have been learning dance movements to our topic 'Where the Wild Things Are' using a dance CD.  They have created the story in small groups through a range of movements to interpret the characters and events. Their...

Bubbles investigation in Year 4

This week in Year 4, we investigated how the size of a paper roll affected how large you could blow a bubble. We mixed washing up liquid and water and made a device out of cardboard and a split-pin to measure the diameter of the bubbles. We had...

Year 6 Special Project Presentations

Last week, in Year 6, the children who didn't go to Young Voices worked on a project in pairs or threes. The children chose from either a Geography or Science project related to our foundation learning in term 3. The children researched an area...

Firefighters in Reception

We had another visit from the emergency services! This time we were lucky to be able to spray the hose from a fire engine, and learn how firefighters save the lives of pets and people.  

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