5 Sentence Challenge

Here is a wonderful picture prompt that we used a few weeks ago but you told me there is so much more to see that I thought we could have another go at writing some brilliant sentences. This image is taken from Mrs Skinner’s Five Sentence Challenge website https://fivesc.net Please write your five fantastic sentences in a comment.

Making Minibeasts!

This week we were lucky enough to have Kate from the Wiltshire Scrapstore come to school and bring with her lots of materials for us to make our own minibeasts. As you can see from our photographs, we had a wonderful time and made some amazing creatures!

Our visit to Langford Lakes

Earlier this week Thistle and Clover class were lucky enough to visit Langford Lakes as part of their topic on plants and insects. With an opportunity to pond dip and to even go on a minibeast orienteering course, everyone had the most fantastic day. My thanks to Mrs Williams for the photos which clearly show that everyone had a great time and were a credit to the school. Well done everyone!

History Day

Today we have all been working together to learn about a famous person in History – Louis Braille. We spent the morning discussing his life story and working in pairs, with Thistle class and Clover class working beautifully together to produce a super book of his life story. In the afternoon everyone then got the chance to create some braille patterns of their own and to understand.

Here are the children hard at work and describing what they have learnt in their own words:

Light and Dark

This week the children in Thistle class have been excited about their new IPC topic, Light and Dark. Everyone had the chance to make dens (huge fun) and then test out how dark they were with torches. A fantastic way to begin another exciting learning journey and here are some photos of the children having fun:

Making Hobby Horses

This afternoon the children of Thistle class all sat down together and discussed what they enjoyed and found difficult about making their hobby horses. They then recorded the whole process in their own words. Here they are:

The Magic Toymaker

As part of their exit point for their topic of The Magic Toymaker, Thistle and Clover class today worked together to make some fantastic hobby horses. Using a range of materials and a sock from home (!), the children stuffed, stuck, coloured and enjoyed being creative, ending up with some amazing results which they then shared with their parents, after playing with their hobby horses, of course! Here they are enjoying a group learning session together. This is what learning is all about…

World Book Day 2017

From the moment I opened the door at 8.55am this morning, I knew that we were going to have a wonderful day. I was not wrong. Standing in front of the assembled school it was so lovely¬†to see how everyone – children, staff and adults – had made such a superb effort to all come as their favourite book character to celebrate World Book Day. With everyone from Where’s Wally to Goldilocks and The Boy in the Dress to Harry Potter, all types of books and stories were represented and it demonstrated what a love of reading our school has.

In class the fun continued throughout the day, with the staff all having planned some fantastic learning activities for the children, all centered around reading and books. Furthermore, a whole school reading session, with older children pairing with younger children made the day even more special and a special announcement from Mrs Hannam of an extreme reading award has now got everyone thinking how best to create that perfect photo of themselves reading!

In all it was another day to be proud of what we have at our school and a perfect way to mark the occasion. Here are some photos of the fun we had: