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We have had another great week, which kicked off with a fantastic biathlon event. Thankfully, the weather held out all day!

Our biathlon event was a great success! Thank you to everyone who contributed to its success, including PBEd and our Mr Brown for their leadership and organisation and all our staff, parents and children!

A sign of the return to normality…

Following months of online meetings and virtual collective worship, Mrs Phelps and I had the pleasure of meeting Revered Graeme in person this week. We are pleased to say that he will be joining us in school to lead Collective Worship with our teachers and children after half term, taking a different phase group on each visit. We can’t wait! He left us with the following thought from the Bible, which links well with our school value of love:

Jesus said, love one another as I have loved you.

Year R - Here come the dinosaurs!

YR loved the biathlon on Monday.  Most of the children were able to ride their bikes on the field.  They also tried their hardest in running as well.  It was good to see them cheer each other on.  

YR have been thinking about feelings this week.  We have created art in different ways.  We have been talking about our feelings and what might make us feel angry or sad or happy.  A particular challenge was to use Paint on the computer to draw pictures and write text.  Some children used traditional paint and some made collages.

In Maths we have been learning about teen numbers and have made numbers with our finger to show how many tens and how many ones.

YR have had the first chance this week to mix across the two classroom freely and we have created different areas in each class. Geckos have the construction area and much of the arts and crafts. Reindeers have the small world areas and have the role play area.

We have begun to read stories about dinosaurs. When we were reading,  we thought we had heard some strange noises and wondered what they were.  We then found out a dinosaur had come to visit our classroom and left some eggs behind. This made us very excited.   We decided to see if they would hatch.  At the time of writing this has not happened so hopefully there will be some good news next week about the baby dinosaurs and what we have learned about them.

We also are very excited that we have a new friend in YR.  He has fitted in very nicely and is taking part in all our activities with enthusiasm and a big smile on his face.

Year 1/2 - Marvellous Mechanisms

Another fantastic week for Year 1 and 2!! We have continued our design technology learning journey by making all sorts of levers and joins for a very special project that we are doing. We can’t tell you too much just yet though, as that will ruin the surprise!

We have been learning all about how to use number lines to help us work out the answers to addition number sentences. The children have been proudly sharing their home learning pictures too so please keep them coming! 

Year 3/4 - Biathlon

Year 3/4 had an absolutely amazing time taking part in the Rownhams’ Biathlon. The children demonstrated our school values of ‘Love, Joy and Responsibility’ in abundance through their determination, enthusiasm and the way they supported their friends.

In our English learning this week, we have started to write our own stories based on Michael Morpurgo’s book, ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’, and the children are really excited to be publishing their own books. We have been blown away by the quality of the writing the children are producing, we have no doubt that the end products are going to be real page turners. We can’t wait to share them with you.

Year 5/6 - Fairground attractions

In preparation for the trip to Paultons Park, Year ⅚ have been sawing, measuring (particularly of angles, which they have learned about in Maths this week!) and combining the learning of electrical circuits and pulleys to design a rotational fairground ride. Watch this space for the finished products! 

They have continued to be persuasive in their writing by thinking about how they would sell their ‘fairground room’ in ‘The Nowhere Emporium’, take a look at some examples – Would you buy tickets?

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