In middle class, we have been learning about Stonehenge as part of our Stone Age to Iron Age topic. We have looked at how it was built, why it was built and how it has changed over the years. On Tuesday afternoon, we decided to build our own models of Stonehenge using clay. Children had to work together in their table groups to study the shape and look of Stonehenge and try to replicate this in their models. The results were fab!
This afternoon, Middle Class planned an investigation to test which of the balls in the PE shed was the bounciest. Children decided how they were going to test this, wrote their method, made a prediction and designed their own results table. We had lots of fun carrying out our investigations (just what we needed after a busy morning!)
Class 1 spent some time finding and naming plants this afternoon. We learnt that some plants have flowers and produce seeds that then grow into new plants. We learnt about the life cycle of a dandelion and we learnt the names of some plants, flowers and trees. We found daisies, dandelions, bluebells and stinging nettles.
We looked at the leaves on our beautiful copper beech tree and the flowers on the horse chestnut tree. Spring is a beautiful time of year to take our learning outside and make the most of our wonderful outside space.
Sadly we found some litter on the playground but picked it up and then used this opportunity to talk about looking after our world and our environment and being responsible. Everyone agreed that we are lucky to have such a lovely school and that we should all do our best to look after it and keep it clean and tidy.
We even found some egg shells.
This term we have been taking part in Yoga Club, trying to relax ourselves at this very busy time of year! Today, some of the Year 4 girls decided that they wanted to lead part of the session, modelling the poses for the rest of the group. I couldn’t resist taking the opportunity to get some photos!
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Taking advantage of the lovely weather we have had this week we decided to create an obstacle course in the playground. The children have been crawling through tunnels, climbing up and sliding down, putting hoops over their heads, weaving through the cones, throwing beans bags in the baskets and finally standing on the correct number given by staff before starting all over again!
Bishops Nympton Primary School proudly announce that we have achieved our Woodland Trust Silver award! Throughout our outdoor learning sessions we have continued to learn about our rural landscape and how we can protect it for future generations.
Climate change, tree planting, hedgerow health and sustainability have all been studied, earning us points towards our silver award. Our continued changes to our school grounds has nature as it’s focus, teaching us all that we have to look after our outdoor learning environment for ourselves and our future generations to ensure that our beautiful countryside remains green.
We are close to having a productive vegetable garden up and running enabling us to learn about our food origins and the difficulties are farmers face to put food in our mouths. Throughout this new venture we will strive towards the woodlands trust Gold award.