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Items filtered by date: Thursday, 09 December 1999

Year 1 Trip to Martinsfield Farm

Both the Year 1 classes enjoyed a sunny walk to Martinsfield Farm on Friday 16th May. The children had to identify a number of flowers, trees and types of grass on the way and look for animal footprints. At the farm they got to feed some hungry lambs and looked at other animals and the types of footprints they would make. The weather was glorious and a lot of fun was had by all.

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Year 1 Fire Service Visit

On Thursday 1st May the Year 1 children had a visit from two firefighters from Devon and Somerset Fire Service. They had a fantastic morning finding out about the role of a Firefighter in the community and learning about the uniform that they wear.  The children dressed up in the firefighter’s uniform, learned about what to do if there is a fire and watched a video about a firefly who gets into trouble. The children have all since made a poster teaching other children about how to stay safe and what to do in the event of a fire.

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Year 4 Become Inventors

This term, year 4 children have been learning about important inventions through time. They began looking at the invention of flight, creating presentations and quizzes about key inventors and inventions. Some children thought about which invention they considered to be the most important in history and wrote an argument explaining why. Penicillin and the printing press were some of the choices. 

Next, the children designed and made gliders as part of a fair test, changing one variable on their glider; the number of hoops, the size of the hoops, or the number of straws were some of the class's ideas. They then tested their gliders and concluded which was the most successful. One of the best gliders had a smaller hoop at the front and a larger at the back. They next began inventing balloon powered buggies, using materials to create a buggy that would travel the furthest in a race. The children had some difficulty in attaching the balloons to their buggies but found some interesting ways to solve the problem! The term finished with a balloon buggy race.

Next term year 4 will begin their Kingfisher Awards project, finding out about how dung is a key part of food chains and farming.

 

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Year 2 Chicken Care, Allotment and Habitats

Year 2 have had an eventful summer term so far. They greatly enjoyed the opportunity to look after the chickens in the school allotment as part of their chicken care week. The children were really surprised to discover that the chickens loved eating tomatoes!

In the school allotment, year 2 have also been busy growing a range of flowers including sweet peas. The children planted and watered the seeds and were amazed to see the progress that the flowers have already made.

The children explored the school grounds and discovered a range of different habitats and mini beasts that live there. They used bug viewers to look up close and to help them identify the range of mini beasts. They collected their results as a tally which they then turned into bar charts. They have also learnt about animal adaptations and have designed their own animals with special adaptations for their habitats. 

 

 

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Textiles Club Doorstops

This term, children in the Textiles club, run by Miss Hampshire and Mrs Charlton, have started a new project by making their own doorstops! So far the children have researched ideas and have learned the importance of using a pattern for cutting out pieces of fabric that make a 3D shape. From dogs to birdhouses, platypuses to elephants, the children have certainly got the creative juices flowing! The next steps will be to learn the stitches to put the pieces together securely. We look forward to seeing the finished objects!

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Year 1 Forest School

This term another group of the children in Year 1 have taken part in Forest School, which aims to encourage and inspire children through positive outdoor experiences. The sessions have been led by Sarah Northcott and have taken place at the improved school site. The children have been learning about the natural environment and have had the opportunity to use tools, make dens and cook on an open fire! This has continued to be an extremely positive experience for every child who has taken part.

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