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Class Learning Showcase

Added on by School Administrator.

You are invited to a Learning Showcase in your child’s class which will give you the opportunity to view your child’s school books and see what they learnt last term.

Below are the dates and times of these briefings.

Maple                                      Thursday 10th January                         2.45pm – 3.15pm

Silver Birch                              Friday 11th January                              2.45pm – 3.15pm

Chestnut                                  Monday 14th January                           9.00am – 9.30am

Hazel                                       Wednesday 16th January                     2.45pm – 3.15pm

Oak                                          Thursday 17th January                         2.45pm – 3.15pm

Beech                                      Friday 18th January                              2.45pm – 3.15pm

Stone Age & Fossil Day

Added on by Andy Howe.

Before half term, Chestnut and Hazel were joined by the brilliant Andrew Skelton from Chippenham Museum and Heritage centre.

We began the day handling artefacts, thinking like historians and trying to work out what era of pre-history they came from.

After that, we finished the first session with weaving - just how they used to make their houses!

Fossils was our science topic in term 5, a really good link to the Stone Age and our over-arching topic, Similarities and Differences. The children used tools to do a sandbox dig and then they sorted the things they had found. Following that, Mr Skelton explained how things get buried and fossilised over many, many years using a 'blanket dig'.


Chestnut & Hazel's Visit to the Egg

Added on by Andy Howe.

Before half term, Hazel and Chestnut made the short trip to Bath, to the Egg Theatre, to watch a performance of Stig of the Dump. The Egg is a great venue - both classes filled up the seats and as you can see from the fantastic set, we were really close to the action.

We watched 4 actors (2 male and 2 female) and a puppet Stig perform different parts from the WHOLE story in just a few hours. The children were completely captivated thanks to the humour and the interactive singing and chanting. It was a really great way to round off all the learning we have done around Stig of the Dump in Term 5.

Icarus Artwork in Chestnut

Added on by Andy Howe.

Following our learning of the Daedalus and Icarus myth, we have been studying wing formation and sunset watercolour paintings. 

It was really enjoyable to practise watercolours again and build on the skills we used to paint watercolour pictures of mountains in term 1. This time, rather than a colour wash in a single blue for the sky, we had to blend and mix red, orange and yellow to create a natural sunset. After, we looked closely at Icarus style silhouettes and had to pay close attention to the human and bird mixed-form.

I can't wait to display them around school, the effort has led to some fantastic results. 

Mr Howe


Propaganda Poster 2

Added on by Andy Howe.

Following on from the 'We can do it' poster featuring Martha, Immy made this fantastic poster about 'Careless Talk'. She made it independently during a Friday afternoon in which Chestnut class had free use of the iPads and used an app called Comic Life 3.

What a brilliant demonstration of the creativity enabled through digital literacy and combining the ease of using the in-built camera on the ipad with the effects available in the app, Immy was able to make this in a matter of minutes!