Longleat Class’s Year So Far… This year in Longleat has been challenging. We have been learning about how materials react with each other and we have also had a day in the life of a Viking person. We even have some people who have gone out to do extra work, like maths or friendship groups. In science we have found out how vinegar and eggs react with each other. For this we needed to contain an egg in a glass cup and fill it up with vinegar. After a few weeks the egg started to rot and smell. Longleat have experienced a day in the life of a Viking. They dressed up in all black clothes and brought (fake, homemade) swords and shields. Longleat class waited patiently to find they had a Viking visitor. They played a game called ‘did the Vikings eat – true or false’. They sat and listened to the Viking man and some of them volunteered to join him and help. Everyone was also allowed to hold and hand around remade Viking artefacts. We have enjoyed learning how to sew! We have stitched together the story of Beowulf, using backstitch and chain stitch. The results look great. Some children were selected to go out and do extra maths with the governor Mr.Avenall. The children in this group have enjoyed learning with him. Four children were also selected to join a friendship group with Mrs. Mence. In this group they learned how to make sure that nobody is alone. They also learned to have a good circle of friends. These children have enjoyed doing this. Longleat have enjoyed this year so far and everyone hopes that it will stay the same for the rest of it.

Egg-cited about Dinosaurs

Silbury and Wylye children have had an exciting start to their new classes. An amazing dinosaur egg has been found and this led to lots of wonderful speculation from the children about where it came from and how it got there. Children were eager to give their ideas – “A Pterodactyl dropped it”, “A dinosaur has lost it and will be really sad”, “I think its from a T-rex because it is the same colour as a T-rex – all spotty!”

Westbury Leigh Primary wants to make a difference.

As part of World Environmental Day all children in our school joined together in a big project to think about our use of plastic. Eco club started the day with an assembly which shared facts about the growing problem of using single use plastics. These plastics include plastic water and fizzy drink bottles, plastic straws, plastic cups and plastic bags. We found out that plastic easily gets washed out into the sea and has a dramatic impact on wildlife. In 2050 it is estimated that there will be more plastic bottles in the sea than fish. This is something that made many of the pupils sad. “If we have no fish, the sea will lose all of its colours.” We want to make a change.

The World Environmental Committee has asked everyone to reduce, reuse, recycle or refuse our use of plastic. We found how we can help by buying reusable cups and bottles, paper straws and reusable bags.

To help remind us of the amazing fish in the sea we made our own.

We love fish not plastic.

Key Stage 2 parents are invited in to see the exhibition on Monday 2nd July at 3:10pm.