We were treated to a fantastic production of Shakespeare on Trial by the Key Stage 2 children. They sang beautifully and delivered their lines confidently and clearly. Well done everyone!
The Tawny Owls voted to play in the local park for their bead treat this half term. It was a wonderful way to end the academic year - as you can see from the pictures, there were smiles all around!
The Owlets enjoyed spending the day in their new classroom environment with their peers. They created self portraits and used Chromebooks to write simple sentences about themselves which will be turned into a display in September. Throughout the day, the children had fun in our outdoor learning space where they displayed fantastic qualities such as, sharing. In the afternoon they all created submarines and then had some time in the shade in the environmental area to talk about their favourite parts of the day.
This afternoon, the Tawny Owls kept themselves cool whilst learning by emptying their trays, filling them with water and dipping their feet in!
Year 6 and Year 4 have been out and about on their bikes with Marghita this week. They've been finding out how to carry out checks on their bikes, and learning about manoeuvrability and road safety.
This week, Barn Owls had a visit from a firefighter, James, who came over from Bovey Tracey. He made sure the children all understood how to prevent fires happening, and the importance of a safe escape route from homes, should a fire start.
The children were absolutely gripped, and left with the task of checking that their homes had sufficient, functioning smoke alarms fitted.
The children enjoyed another Open the Book this morning. They told the story of the 10 Commandments and that following these rules will help to live a happy life. Another moral was to be grateful for the things we have.
Our sensory garden fence is now complete- a quiet reflection space for break, lunch and any time it's needed.
Any donations of natural material wind chimes sensory boards or plants would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you to everyone that came to support the children in our singing celebration today. The children were fantastic and performed beautifully.
Singing not only enhances pupils musical abilities but has a positive impact on mental health, physical development, creativity and much more.
At Bridestowe Primary, children celebrated diversity within our school and community with a parade of rainbow-coloured clothes. The children engaged in discussions about equality and inclusion as part of an assembly and completed activities linked to Pride Month and the meaning behind the 6 different colours of the Rainbow Flag.
The year 2 and 3 children had a visit from a Taunton firefighter this morning. The informative talk taught them important messages about how to stay safe in a variety of situations, for example, the Stop, Drop and Roll technique if they ever found their clothing to be on fire. They were given homework which was to see how many fire alarms were in their house and to check them all every month.
The Tawny Owls are having a busy afternoon, manipulating clay using their hands and tools to create the animals that will go in the diorama's.
The Key Stage 2 children who were in school in the later part of this week all took part in a collaborative Art & DT project. We found out about the Austrian artist & architect, Freidensreich Hundterwasser, and what features can be seen in his unique buildings and constructions. We learned that Hundertwasser was interested in the 'third skin' in which humans exist, and wanted to create places to live and work in that improved lives for people. His view was that as life can have enough problems, housing shouldn't be one of them.
Initially, we used nets to create simple 3D shapes, then the children worked in groups to design, plan and create individual homes that could be combined to create a Hundertwasserhaus (photos of finished structure to follow). Although use of the glue gun was a huge help in completing the very diverse and ambitious designs, the children were resourceful and resilient in working to complete their constructions using the initial materials they were provided with.
In addition to the homes, designs included large windows, roof terraces, sun/rain canopies, plants, swings, slides, trampolines and washing lines (much to Mrs Reid's delight).
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