Monthly Archives: July 2016

Exciting woodland visit with Mrs Needham

What a fantastic morning we all had in the woods. The children were all brilliantly behaved as we traipsed across the fields to the woods keeping our eyes peeled for bears ! We were set the task of sheltering one of the three little pigs – our ideas of shelters varied greatly between the groups. When we’d finished our houses they were tested for wind, hurricanes, earthquakes and torrential rain ( they particularly loved this bit chanting ‘ soak it, soak it, soak it! ‘ ) they were all very successful in standing firm but only one survived the rain test and kept little piggy dry.

Well done to all the children ( and thank you parents)- I’m looking forward to moving-on morning!


” I liked all of it because it was interesting and lots of fun. I loved working as a team because we were thinking about where the sticks needed to go.” Mollie

“I enjoyed making the garden with a little path. We had a little ball of mud with flowers in it. If it floods we will turn the twigs around.” Emily


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“I enjoyed all of it because it was fun. I enjoyed snack time too. My house was made from sticks, leaves and mud.” Mylo

“I enjoyed finding sticks and leaves , it was very fun and finding them was fun too as we had to search. ” Ned

” I enjoyed jumping in the mud and making the house with my friends. I also enjoyed snack time on the little seats. I liked collecting sticks , wood and moss. Our pig got a little bit wet. It was really fun and I hope to do it again. It was amazing!” Annabelle


“I enjoyed snacK, it was fun. Our house was not waterproof. It was really fun I liked going in the mud. I had fun there and the houses were good. I loved it. The house got wet and it was dark inside. ” Edwardimage

” I enjoyed building my house with my group because when we had finished it stood firm. When it rained the pig stayed dry and we took it out.” Thomas

“I enjoyed building the homes for the little pigs because it was very fun working together.” Harryimage

“I enjoyed making the house because I learnt how to make a really good house.” Inigo

“I enjoyed building our houses because there was all the things we wanted.” Ellen

“I enjoyed all of it because everybody had fun. I enjoyed the pictures because I smiled.” Aleksei

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“I enjoyed making my house, it was like an army house because it was camouflaged. It was made from sticks, leaves and mud.” William

“I enjoyed making the pig house because I found lots of sticks” Max

“I enjoyed jumping in the muddy puddles because it filled up at the brim. Our house was waterproof.” Alfie


“In joyed doing the finishing touches to the pigs home. We found a tree of moss which we used for waterproofing it and warmth. When Mrs Needham said 30 seconds we started running around.” Sophie

“I enjoyed building the house because it was fun. I loved doing it because our topic is materials.” Roseimage image



” My favourite part was snack time as I was hungry!” Luca

“I enjoyed hearing the crunch of the leaves and filling up the holes in our pig’s house. I loved squelching in the sticky mud and arranging the sticks for the walls.” Tabitha

“I enjoyed snack time because I liked sitting down and eating the raisins. I enjoyed building the house.”  Hattie


Thank you for a lovely morning

Mrs Needham




Our trip to the Cotswold Wildlife Park

Yesterday we went on a coach to the Cotwold Wildlife Park with Oak and Maple classes.  First we saw the penguins.  Two of them were swimming and one was blowing bubbles in the water.  The penguins were very interesting and some came very close to us.  We then moved on to see the meerkats; they were very fast and busy hunting for food in the holes and the wood in their enclosure.

In the tropical house we saw a sloth,  lots of colourful birds and some fruit bats.  We enjoyed watching the lemurs and squirrel monkeys climbing around their cages – they made us laugh with their gymnastics.  Most of us thought the naked mole rats were a bit ugly but Mrs Blacker didn’t agree! We watched a hornbill catching grapes its keeper was throwing it – he had great catching skills.

The Siamangs were a favourite with Sycamore – they have long toes that let them grip and climb all around the enclosure.  Tabitha saw one hiding its food.  We really liked the giant tortoises and the rhinos – Sycamore would like a giant tortoise as our class pet!!

After a rest for lunch we went on the train and saw lots of the animals including camels, rhinos, zebras, giraffes and lions, and waved to lots of people.  We saw Mrs Wright and Oak at the station.

Then we went to see the porcupine, and the baby lion cubs who were very busy sleeping.  Our last animal we visited was the giraffes – they were very tall but we got a great view of them munching the leaves on the high walkway in the giraffe house.

There were lots of other animals and birds we saw, you will have to ask us to tell you all about our trip.  image image image image image