Safer Internet Day 2019

On Tuesday afternoon, classes across the school focused on an important part of internet safety: consent. The school explored what the word means and how it links to our lives, especially online. We share a lot of ourselves and with that we sometimes include the people we know. Not everyone has the same view when posting online and so we discussed the importance of gaining permission when other people are involved and explored the choices we make online.

Term 3 EYFS

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.

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.

Antarctica Antics!

In Year 2, we are all getting ready for the celebrations at the end of, what has been, a very busy term. The children in Stourhead and Wardour have learned so much about Antarctica, that they feel confident in putting all their learning into practice  when we have a joint explorer’s day on Wednesday 19th December.  The children have also been working hard on their Nativity and look forward to seeing everyone there to celebrate their efforts.

Discover the Dinosaurs of Westbury Leigh- amazing supported learning

An amazing array of dinosaurs (big and small, spotty and sparkly, fierce or friendly!) have been coming into school to join the year 1 children of Silbury and Wylye. These fantastic models were part of a holiday project. Parents, Grandparents, friends and family have supported their children’s learning by helping them create a wonderful range of dinosaurs. The pupils keenly talked about what they made with their adult. These are only a few of the brilliant models.

A big thank you to everyone who gave their time supporting their child’s learning.