As part of our work on Tudor explorers, the Year 5 & 6 children brought to life their study of Henry VIII’s Flag Ship, The Mary Rose and the battle in which it was sunk by visiting the ship at Portsmouth. Henry VIII was an enthusiastic shipbuilder, whose pride in his “Army by Sea” would see his fleet grow from 5 at the start of his reign to 58 by the time of his death in 1547. It is the Mary Rose that is remembered as his favourite.
The children enjoyed exploring the different parts of the ship and meeting the characters who lived on board. One year 6 said, "My favourite part was actually seeing the Mary Rose." The children learnt about the battle where the Mary Rose was sunk and even planned their own strategies for victory as the French and English.They also got to train in a Tudor gun drill where they got to experience what it might have been like to fire a cannon in a naval battle.
Last Thursday the Butterflies and Bumblebees had a wonderful time exploring Bath City Farm.
They saw pigs, sheep, ponies and were even brave enough to feed the goats and chickens! After this they went to the allotment and learnt all about different plants we can grow to eat.
They learnt a lot about farming and Harvest time as well as having lots of fun!
Thank you to Miss Honeybell for organising this trip and to all the EYFS staff who helped on the day.
A big thank you to all the helpers who joined us on this trip.
School catering wins top award
We are delighted that Claire Mansri and our school caterers, Zest, won the ‘Best Self Managed School Caterer’ category at the national EduCatering Awards in London on 8th October.
This industry recognition of Claire’s leadership and the hard work of the Trust's catering teams is fantastic news and well deserved. Congratulations to Claire and the whole team.
Our donations support our community
This year we have enjoyed our traditional harvest festivals and thought about our community and where our food comes from.
The KS2 harvest festival had a French flavour as all years performed their prayers and songs in French as part of the 'languages matter' week that we celebrated earlier in the term. La chenille qui fait des trous made an appearance (better known as the hungry caterpillar) and Frère Jacques was busy with his tomatoes.
As a school, we collected harvest gifts for Julian House and Saltford Food Bank. This is "caring for our community" in practice. We asked EYFS and KS1 to bring dried or tinned goods for Saltford Food Bank and the juniors to give as much fresh fruit and vegetables as possible which have gone very quickly to Julian House.
We hope that everyone who attended the services enjoyed the efforts of the children who performed with such enthusiasm and enjoyed the opportunity to make a donation to those members of our community who need support from the food bank and from Julian House.
Bonjour! Hola! Ciao!
All our children had lots of fun learning about languages in our 'languages matter' week when we celebrated languages and through the entire week.
EYFS explored a map of the world and learnt to say 'bonjour', Year 1 and 2 had fun making French soup and tasting it, Year 3 and 4 took a virtual tour of Paris and made models of the Eiffel tower and its skyline and Year 5 and 6 enjoyed running a French themed café.
The children have also been introduced to other languages from Italy, Spain, Wales and Sri Lanka and enjoyed a visit from our Spanish club teacher in our whole school assembly.
Mrs Sage would like to thank the staff for all the lovely activities this week and Mrs Nethercott for her leadership of modern foreign languages.