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Celebrations in KS1

Key Stage 1 have been learning about Celebrations. For the first two weeks of term, we learned all about the Hindu festival of Diwali and how it is celebrated. To finish off our learning we had our own Diwali celebration outside. We made rangoli patterns out of leaves and chalk. We acted out the story of Rama and Sita. We made a bridge to…
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KS1 Library visit

Year 1 and 2 had a great time at West Swindon Library on Monday 8th October. The children enjoyed finding fiction and non-fiction books and choosing some to take back to school. Each day the children have a vote to decide which book should be read at the end of the day. What book will be the most popular today? They walked to the…
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Year 2 – The Fire of London and Bread making!

Year 2 launched their fire of London topic with a visit from Warburton’s. They learnt about the production of bread products, the importance of a balanced diet and then they went on to make their own bread. They were given special hats to wear and learnt about using baker’s hands to ensure everything stayed clean. They had to shape their bread into designs from…
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KS1 – The Fire of London

KS1 enjoyed making Tudor houses to start their topic on the Great Fire of London. They learned how the houses were packed closely together and what materials they were made of. At the end of term they re-enacted the Great Fire of  London . On Tuesday 6th February Mr Wilson set fire to the bakery and everyone watched as the Tudor model houses went…
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Born in a Barn

KS1 and Foundation stage worked incredibly hard to put on three fantastic performances of Out of the Ark’s production, ‘Born in a Barn’. A special well done to all the Year 2s for learning their parts and projecting their voices so well. All the children across the 4 year groups performed so well and the singing was beautiful. A big thank you to all…
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Christmas in KS1

KS1 are preparing for their Christmas nativity, ‘Born in a Barn’. The Year 2 children have learned their lines brilliantly and everyone has been practising the songs! They are counting down the days until Christmas with this Christmas stories advent calendar. Each day during December there is a new book to open and read. We’ve read poems, Christmas stories and stories about winter. We can’t wait…
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Year 2 – Inspirational Inventors

This term we have been learning about Inspirational Inventors. We hot-seated Alexander Graham Bell, made timelines to show how phones have changed since they were first invented and learned about different inventors. We also learned about toys from the past and present. We made our own catapult toys, played Victorian games and wrote an information page about Toys and Games from the Past using all the information that we’d learned.


KS1 Library Visit

KS1 had a wonderful trip to the West Swindon Library before half term. They enjoyed listening to fables and choosing books to take back to their classrooms.


Vet visit to The Ark, Year 1 & 2

On Tuesday 4th April The Ark, Year 1 and Year 2 were visited by Thameswood Vets. Lovely Luna the dog joined them. The children learned how to care for a dog. They were shown how to brush a dog’s teeth, signs to look for if a dog seems unwell and how to make sure germs are not spread from pets to owners. It was a fantastic morning…
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Just Joshing!

On Tuesday 4th April Years 2 to 6 watched a fantastic anti-bullying production called ‘Just Joshing’ by Firehorse productions. The children were enthralled and learned a lot to consolidate their understanding of bullying and how to stop it. Thank you to all the parents who have completed our on-line anti-bullying questionnaire. If you want to read our anti-bullying policy, please see the policies section on…
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