Along with children from 80 schools from across the world, the Tawny Owls and Snowy Owls took part in a live lesson about space. They virtually visited the NASA Space Centre and found out about Mission Lucy. Lucy is the first space mission launched to study the Trojan asteroids. We are excited to find out more about the discoveries it makes.
In science, the Snowy Owls have been investigating states of matter. To help understand how the particles are arranged, the children acted out particles in solids, liquids and gases. The particles in a solid are very close together and in a regular pattern. In a liquid the particles are close together in a random arrangement and slide past each other. In a gas the particles are far apart and move constantly in all directions – can you guess which state of matter the class are representing in each photograph?
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!
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.
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.
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.
What a fantastic way to start the week! Years 4 & 5 made us extremely proud with their excellent behaviour and resilient 'have-a-go' attitudes in trying out a range of challenging activities at Meeth Quarry and Great Potheridge House.
The Snowy Owls have worked hard and earned all of their beads. They were rewarded with a mini sports afternoon. The children all worked hard to show their personal best - well done!
On Friday 27th May, the whole school enjoyed an afternoon of celebrations. There was lots to celebrate with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the School’s 160th Anniversary. The afternoon started with a picnic on the field and a special Jubilee cupcake kindly prepared by Mrs Berry. Later we welcomed guests from the community including parents, grandparents, the Mayor, residents from Springfields and the local vicar. We all enjoyed a delicious cream tea and ice creams in the sunshine before the traditional games began. The playground was decorated with artwork created by every child in the school. The boards displayed photographs and memories from across the 160 years of the school’s history. The atmosphere was wonderful with everyone enjoying the opportunity to join to celebrate – it is sure to be a day the children will remember.
The Snowy Owls explored the work of William Morris and used this as inspiration to create a piece of patterned artwork. William Morris designs focused on nature and floral motifs which tied closely to our work on plants in science. The children explored repeating patterns, symmetry and tessellation. They have created some wonderful final pieces of which are very effective.
The children confidently presented their home learning to the class. They were able to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of our history focus.
The rain didn't dampen the Snowy Owl's enjoyment and enthusiasm for Forest School this week. We investigated parts of plants and identified perfect and imperfect flowers. The children worked as a team to build shelters. We finished the session with marshmallows around the fire.
This week, children and staff across the school ran their first mile towards their half marathon. It was great to see children supporting and encouraging one another to complete the challenge.
Children in all classes began creating art work for our Jubilee display. We look forward to sharing it with you.
The Snowy Owls have painted, made and written their own cards to send to the residents of Springfields. As we have been unable to visit Springfields for some time, the children thought it would be nice to let the residents know that we are still thinking of them and that we hope to visit them again soon.
The Snowy Owls had a wonderful day exploring the Eden Project. The children were able to use their enquiry skills to learn more about how plants adapt to their environments in order to survive. The children asked fantastic questions which allowed them to deepen their understanding of our topic.
To celebrate the fact that Spring has begun, all of the children across the school have created a piece of art for the village display. We hope everyone in the community enjoys looking at the artwork!
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