Performance and talk by author and poet John Agard
As part of the Bath Children’s Literature Festival we have organised a visit for our Year 6 children to attend one of the exciting events at The Guildhall on 5th October 2017. The day will include transport to and from Bath and entry to a talk and performance by author and poet John Agard .
We will be leaving school at 10.45 and returning to school at approximately 1.15pm. The children will need to wear their school uniform and bring a packed lunch with them to eat on our return to school. We would be very grateful for parental help on this visit – please indicate on the comments section of the School Gateway if you are able to help. Mr Styles and Mr Godwin.
Learning about food and farming
To support our ‘Food and Farming’ topic all the children in Key Stage One have the opportunity to visit Warleigh Lodge Farm. They will learn about the day to day running of a farm, visit and feed the animals, participate in harvest activities and navigate their way round the farm. Class RH will visit on Monday 25th September Class NJ will visit on Tuesday 26th September Class SEH will visit on Wednesday 27th September and Class ED will visit on Friday 29th September.
Please refer to the letter that was sent home for full details.
Classes RJ and ESPN receive a visitor
Classes RJ and ESPN had a visit from Mrs Thornhill on Tuesday. Mrs Thornhill is the neighbour of Mr Jenkins and had come in to talk to the children about her experiences of being a child during World War II.
She was born in 1934 and grew up in a little village near Crewe in Cheshire. The children were shown photographs of Mrs Thornhill during the war (including a photograph of a VE Party in her street) and letters she had written to her father who was a regular in the Army but stationed overseas. Although she was not evacuated herself, the village and her family did take in evacuees who then attended her local school. Mrs Thornhill then answered questions put to her by the children about her experiences. Mr Jenkins said, "The children were given a valuable insight into how growing up in wartime Britain was so different from growing up here today. I would like to thank Mrs Thornhill for taking the time to come in to talk to the children about her experiences when she was a similar age to them. Mrs Thornhill commented to me afterwards how well behaved and engaged the children were." July 2017.
Bringing our World War II topic to life
On Wednesday and Thursday Years 3 & 4 (Classes ESPN, RJ NB & HR) visited STEAM (The Museum of the Great Western Railway) in Swindon as part of their World War II topic.
The children took part in different activities including an air raid and an evacuation experience. To add to the experience the children dressed up in 'authentic' World War II clothing, carried their own gas mask and box and brought a packed lunch based upon food eaten in the 1940's. They even wore an evacuation label on their clothing!
Mr Jenkins commented, "The quality of the workshops was excellent and provided a fantastic experience for the children with opportunities for drama and role play. They really enjoyed and benefitted from the day as it brought our exciting World War II topic to life!”
Thank you to Mr Jenkins for organising this exciting visit, to all the Lower Key Stage 2 staff for accompanying the children and all the parent helpers who came on the visit and for entering into the spirit of the day by dressing up in 1940's style clothes as well. 30.06.2017.
Our Years 1 and 2 enjoy the ducks and otters
Years One and Two had an amazing time at Slimbridge this week, and learnt a lot for our science topics too. The children particularly enjoyed visiting the otters and watching them twirl around while they were getting fed! Everyone loved feeding the birds and some of the cheeky ducks even nipped their fingers!
Thank you to all the parents who came to help us on the trip, to Miss Jupp for organising the visits and all the KS1 staff who helped on both days. 30.06.17.