Eco council have been busy collecting things to make a bug house in our new woodland area . We enjoyed building it and have already found snails ,woodlice and spiders hiding in there.
Red Bear from the local Spa visited us on Friday, to announce the writing winners. Two of our children won a prize, well done for excellent writing! [gallery_bank type=”images” format=”masonry” title=”false” desc=”false” responsive=”true” display=”all” sort_by=”random” special_effect=”none” animation_effect=”none” album_title=”false” album_id=”52″]
On Monday 11th July, the whole school came together to celebrate the Olympics that are taking place in Brazil in August. We started the day with our own opening ceremony where each child had a flag to wave and represent a country. All the children came to school in red, white and blue to represent Team GB. We learnt some facts about the Olympics
I was delighted to host the Nationwide Volunteers again last Friday, and once more they worked their socks off on our new wildlife garden. As you can see in the attached photos, the site is fully cleared (We filled another skip!), the path is nearly finished and edged with logs, the bug hotels are looking great and we’ve got specially made wooden benches. We
This week was the school council elections for September 2016. It started by the current school council running through the busy year they have had. Max and Lauren wrote an excellent speech. Then it was time for the new candidates to have their time to persuade the voters! We had 15 Year 5 candidates. Each candidate wrote a manifesto and speech. We had a
On Wednesday afternoon this week Westrop held their Oscar awards, where two children from each class received an award. Parents were invited and each teacher spoke about why the children deserved the awards. Well done to all the children that received an Oscar. [gallery_bank type=”images” format=”masonry” title=”false” desc=”false” responsive=”true” display=”all” sort_by=”sort_order” special_effect=”none” animation_effect=”none” album_title=”false” album_id=”48″]
Friday 8th July 2016 was Westival, children across the school entertained the audience for two and half hours. We had children playing various instruments, cheerleading, maypole dancing and singing. Year 6 stalls were amazing and everyone loved the crockery smash! [gallery_bank type=”images” format=”masonry” title=”false” desc=”false” responsive=”true” display=”all” sort_by=”sort_order” special_effect=”none” animation_effect=”none” album_title=”false” album_id=”47″]
The volunteers did us proud on Friday (NB: we have a resident hedgehog!) ) and there is now a path into the garden with a fire pit, basic seating circle the beginning of an epic bug hotel and screened off fence. This involved an enormous amount of cutting back and clearing. Still to come we have some specially made wooden benches, a generous metal
This term in maths Octopus have been exploring Position and direction. We have use ICT to help us do this! First we explored position and direction with the Bee Bots. And then we wrote algorithms to guide a snail around a screen (so he could eat his lunch!) on a piece of software. We have had so much fun!
Over the past two weeks the children in Leopard class have been researching mechanisms that use electrical circuits to power motors with gears. This has formed part of our Design Technology unit entitles ‘Fairgrounds’. The objective of our studies has been to design and build a fairground ride. As you can see in the photos, the children greatly enjoyed this very practical project and