This is an exciting term in EYFS. We are venturing under the sea to discover all the wonders below and will begin the term by finding a message hidden in a bottle. We will be using the texts Tiddler and The Rainbow Fish to inspire the children. We will be heading out to see in a dingy in the role play area and will even be able to pretend that we are mermaids. Later in the term we will become pirates and will be on the lookout for treasure. We will be broadening our understanding of the world by investigating freezing and melting and exploring materials. We will continue using fun ways to developing our understanding of numbers and explore the concept of time and money. The term will end with a pirate tea party and more details of this will follow.
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!”
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.
On Thursday we had some very exciting visitors in F2! Longleat came to visit us and they brought lots of different animals for us to learn about, including an armadillo, a tarantula, a lizard, a scorpion, a cockroach and a snake.
As part of our topic this term we have been learning that a nocturnal animal sleeps in the day and is awake at night.
The children were so brave and loved being able to see and hold lots of different animals and have since produced some fantastic writing about the experience.
Thank you Longleat!
Yesterday the children in Swindon and Savernake were able to come to school in their pyjamas for the entry point of our topic this half term, Day and Night. This was a fantastic way to capture the children’s interests and engage them in their learning.
As well as wearing our pyjamas, the children (and staff!) also brought in their favourite story and teddy. We shared our favourite stories and teddies and discussed why they are our favourites.
We had lots of fun and enjoyed coming to school in our pyjamas!
Today Savernake and Swindon went on our first welly walk. We had so much fun!
We explored the school grounds to look for different shades of green using our sense of sight. Everyone was very excited to put on their wellies and coats and go outside to see what they could find. The children have taken home their colour charts with what they have found so that they can talk about this with their adults at home. We are all looking forward to going for another welly walk next week, please remember to bring your coat to school everyday and bring your wellies if you haven’t already.
The children have enjoyed their first week at school and are settling in well. It has been a pleasure to see them coming into school with a smiley face, ready for their new learning adventure. The children have engaged in a variety of activities and are becoming familiar with school routines. Lots of the children have been enjoying school dinners and have commented on how yummy they are! The children have explored the outside area and have had lots of fun using the mud kitchen, climbing frame and sand pit. The children have taken part in their first PE lesson with lots of enthusiasm and energy. Many of you have been sharing your child’s reading books with them at home, the children are enjoying new stories at school and are eager to receive their first reading certificate.