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!
We ended the term with a morning of art and design in Wardour class. All the children were sculpting penguins out of clay, lots included the all important egg that sits on the dad’s foot. We are going to let them dry leather hard over half term before firing them. Once bisque fired we will glaze them, fire them once more and then they will take pride of place in our exit point.
A huge thanks to FOWLS and all your support as we have been able to successfully begin changes in our school hall to improve our lighting and audio system! The work has started today and will be taking place over half term.
Watch this space for more details on the changes and the finished result.
Today ten of our children in Swindon and Savernake attended the official opening of Becks Mill Park.
We had such a lovely morning playing on the new play equipment and meeting the Mayor. The Mayor commented on how well behaved and lovely the children were, which was so lovely to hear.
Look out for us soon in White Horse News!
Hello my name is Owen. I’m the new performing arts ambassador for year three. I think I will be good at the role because when I did a plan for my Egyptian picture I did it very well. I like and singing and music, I like acting but I also like football.
Hello my name is Lucy. I am so proud to be a performing arts ambassador because I am good at art, and I think I can help others with art. I like singing because I am in the school choir. I used to do drama club and it made me more confident.
Hello my name is Jessica. I think everyone is good at art because everyone is different! I am good at supporting people. You should never give up on things on things you want to do!
Written by our Year 3 Performing Arts Ambassadors.
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.