Symondsbury Church of England VA Primary School

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Class 1 

Class 1 enjoyed getting out and about for their first Forest School session this week.  We headed down to Simene Field where we went on a hunt for some Autumn Treasures!  We found conkers, acorns, leaves and 'helicopters' to name a few.  We talked about where they had all come from and how we could describe them.  We are looking forward to going to the woods next week!  There was also a bit of magic going on, we made a potion!  All sorts went into our potion and it ended up being... lumpy, gloopy, slimy, gooey, smelling of cinnamon and thick!  What a messy potion! 

Class 1 have also been really enjoying our RE lesson this week. We have been looking at the story creation and that some Christians believe God created the world, even Jelly fish. We explored how Jelly and Jelly fish are similar and different. The children then got a chance to taste the jelly and try to make a jelly fish from real jelly. It was challenging but so much fun! Some of the children made Jelly fish pictures too.  

Class 2 

In Class 2 this week we have continued with our learning about Neil Armstrong and his life. We have been blown away with some of the writing children have produced and can't wait to share our work with you at our Fab Finish on Friday 14th October (more information to come home about this next week!). In maths we have been thinking about comparing numbers, those greater than and less than signs can be quite tricky! 

Next week is World Spare Week (perfect timing!) so we are really looking forward to developing our art techniques as we use oil pastels, chalk and charcoal to create some planet art, embarking on a space adventure and learning all about our solar system!  

Class 3 

We have had lots of fun this week. The children have all thoroughly enjoyed writing their own stages of 'The Stone Age Boy', we are looking forward to sharing these with you later in the term at our sharing afternoon. We have moved onto learning about column addition in maths and had lots of fun in the woods with the Forest Explorers on Wednesday. Today, the wonderful smell of cinnamon scones wafted through the school as they got to cook with Mrs Gregory. This will be happening every Thursday afternoon for the next three weeks, so if the children could each bring in a named Tupperware pot with a lid ready for next week, that would be fab. 

Class 4

This week, we visited Washingpool Farm for Meet the Expert Day.  We were treated to four workshops all around the theme of farming and harvest.  We met Nick from Dorset Wildlife Trust who walked about the importance of nature in farming and we discovered the diverse wildlife that lived around the ponds.  Next, we went to the potato growing fields and learnt about the important job that soil does.  Interesting fact, we do not have many potato farms in Dorset because the soil is not deep enough.  We wrote a haiku with the team from Bank of Nightmares and Dreams based around harvest and farming.  Finally, we got to do some seasonal cooking.  We made pumpkin gnocchi with basil pesto.  A very informative and fun day for all.  

Class 1 

There has been a bit of a pirate theme in Class 1 this week with lots of interest from the children. There has been lots of imaginative and collaborative play.  There has been sharing the treasure, building pirate ships, drawing maps and lots of fun!  The children have also enjoyed bringing home their first books to share with their families.  We are also getting really excited about learning our phonics.  We learn a new sound each day and have been really impressed with how the children are getting the hang of it already! We are looking forward to getting out and about for our first Forest School session on Monday! 

Class 2 

Class 2 have been very busy this week. We have been writing a question and answer interview with Neil Armstrong, learning about the continents of the world (check Class Dojo for a song to practise!) and today we celebrated everything apples! We all had the opportunity to bake apple crumbles (they smell delicious!), painted apples and even wrote our own poems- only after tasting a variety of apples to inspire our descriptions! 

Forest School with the Year 1s this week was full of creativity and play. Children foraged for blackberries and crushed them to make their own paint. They used the paint to decorate pieces of fabric to make flags.  

Class 3 

We have had another fun week this week. The class are doing brilliantly, challenging themselves at maths. All of the Year 3 children are now getting into the swing of doing quizzes before changing their reading books and we have seen some great homework already. The Woodland Wanderers had a great time in the woods on Wednesday, we had our first fire of Autumn and enjoyed some tasty s'mores! Have a relaxing weekend and we will see you all, with your homework and reading records, on Monday morning! 

Class 4 

In Class 4 this week we have continued our work on our space topic - we were very impressed with the artwork where we created a solar system in pencil crayon.  The other half of the class had their turn in making apple crumble with Alex and Kate - I hope it is as delicious as last weeks. 

 

 

 

 

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