We're in Cheddar for Year 5 camp
On 24th April, our entire Year 5 set off for their 3-day camp at Cheddar youth hostel. We packed a lot in, including a visit to Weston-super-Mare museum, followed by lunch under a soggy pier then a walk along Brean Down beach as it was too wet and windy to climb to the top of the hill. Day two was equally as busy hiking along Cheddar Gorge and gorging on ice cream in the village. We enjoyed our last outing to Wookey Hole with all its additional attractions. During the evening the children enjoyed playing games, exploring the grounds of the hostel and chatting in their rooms.
We thank the staff at the hostel for providing four delicious meals and packed lunches for our two day trips. One child commented on the exceptional taste of the honey sponge. All staff members were impressed by the manners and helpfulness displayed during dinner times.
You can see from the photos below what a great time we all had, in the woods, on the beach and spending time together away from school.
County champtions at mixed tag rugby
We've had a spring in our step this April as far as sport is concerned.
We are very proud of our Year 6 mixed tag rugby team who became county champtions at the 2019 West of England Spring School Games. You can read all about this remarkable achievement in our sports reports.
Our girls' tag rugby team came out on top at the annual girls’ tag rugby festival at Avon RFC in Bath and our basketball team was the overall winner against seven other primary schools in this year's annual festival. We were particularly pleased to be complimented on our fair play and sportsmanship in the girls' tag rugby.
See our sports reports for pictures and full accounts of the matches.
Thanks to our PE staff for their unwavering enthusiasm and to all the coaches, parents and supporters who keep us going.
Learning and fun away from school
When spring arrives it's time for Year 4 to head out of school to go on camp. We enjoyed another very successful visit to Barton Camp near Winscombe.
After arriving and unloading the coach we climbed up to Crook Peak, from where we enjoyed stunning views of the Mendips, the Quantocks and the Bristol Channel. We also did a scavenger hunt in small groups - amazing how challenging it can be to find a feather in the countryside!
We had new caterers this year, Mendip Outdoor Pursuits, and they did a great job. We all really enjoyed our evening meal and breakfast. We also enjoyed playing outside in the sunshine until quite late and we finished the evening watching a film together.
On our second day we visited Puxton Park near Weston-super-Mare and enjoyed the Farm Animals experience, finding out about dairy cows and other domestic animals. We finished our tour with a tractor trailer ride which was great fun.
This workshop was led by Sarah Savage who is a Primary Maths and Assessment lead. She is an expert in her field and a very engaging speaker.
The aim of the workshop was to inform parents about our approaches to the teaching and understanding of number and other maths skills. We wanted to provide families with many practical ideas for supporting children at home from the Reception year onwards.
You can find a copy of the presentation here.
We hope you found the workshop to be beneficial. We believe the benefit will not just be for the Reception year but also for your child’s future development in maths.
Remembering the "good old days"
What an amazing day we had last Friday. Our Year One and Year Two children looked wonderful in their 1950s/60s outfits, and they thoroughly enjoyed all the playground games organised by parents and grandparents. The children had various activities in their own classes, including dancing, games and watching programmes from the 1960s! The Friday before, Mr Pallett told the children about music in the 1950s and played a selection of tunes throughout that era and into the 1960s. The children learned 'Hand Jives' and a bit of 'Rock-n-Roll’ and enjoyed dancing to the music from the 1950s and 1960s. The children absolutely loved it. Thank you very much to the Grandparents, Mrs Macnaughton, Mr Pallett and all the Key Stage One staff for making it such a memorable day.