What a great start to term 4 ,  a morning out in the fresh air ! The children behaved brilliantly and had a fantastic time this morning at Avon Valley College completing a series of orienteering challenges. They worked with other members of Key Stage 1 on problem solving and map reading.

I was very proud of them and they all tried very hard. Special mention to Gilbert who won the Woodborough team award with his partner Finley from Year 2.


Safer Internet day

Today is Safer Internet day. We began with an assembly where we were told about this years moto- Create, Connect and share respect.  We also met the 3 monsters who told us a story about being careful to make kind comments on line.

In class we discussed the sorts of things we like to do on the internet and how to keep safe. We thought about our ‘digital footprint’ and how to be careful about the things we share.



We had great time this afternoon investigating ice melt ! The children had great observations and we trying hard to be little scientists. Well done Sycamore . There were some crazy creatures to discover.


Emperor’s new clothes


We are really enjoying our topic and have been thinking about writing a new story. We have explored the story and characters using storytelling walks, play dough and dressing up. Today we used drama to think about the next chapter of the story about  a greedy queen who demands to have the biggest brightest ruby in the world !

The children thought it was very funny when Mrs Barratt , Mrs Crichard and Mrs Mc Cormick acted the parts of a greedy queen and two tricksters. Can you guess who was who ?

Freeze frames

During our English lesson today the children were thinking about traditional fairy tales.  They were asked to think of a freeze frame or short action to show their chosen tale to the rest of the class.  The children then guessed the stories.

Can you work out which fairy tales are being acted out?


New Term . New topic.

The Emperor’s New Clothes

This term we are working on a Science topic based on the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes. We started this today by hearing the story and discussing it. We read a couple of versions and then tried retelling it to each other. We made mini flap books to help us to remember what happens.

We have a dressing up role play area this term where the children are pretending to be the Emperor trying out new clothes and creative combinations !

Christmas around the world

This week we are finding out what it is like to celebrate Christmas in different parts of the world. Yesterday we looked at lots of places and spent the afternoon making Poinsettia flowers that are used in celebrations in Mexico.  Today we have been lucky to have a presentation from Mrs Lichter who taught us about Christmas in Serbia. We heard how Christmas is celebrated two weeks later and that Father Christmas comes on New Years Eve. We heard about the fasting that takes place and some of the special foods. We learnt how to greet others in Serbian at Christmas time.

We also tried apple dipped in honey which is a traditional treat eaten at the midnight mass service on Christmas Eve.

** Don’t forget we would love to hear some children tell us about Christmas in different countries that are special to their families. If you have any links with other places please help them to prepare a short ‘talk’ for Wednesday morning.