In July we had a whole school educational visit to the Carymoor environment centre. During our trip we learnt lots of things about plants and animals and their habitats. It was a great fun, interactive day and the children had a wonderful time.
The Lost Words
For the last three weeks of the year the entire school has been doing a shared topic based on the book The Lost Words, by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. The book is filled with 'spells' to help illustrate and inform about words from the natural world that have been taken out of the dictionary. At the start of the topic all of the children walked to Jubilee woods and looked for leaves, plants and flowers that they didn't know the names of. They look samples to later try to identify. Already the magic spell of the book was cast. Over the short period the children learnt a lot about nature and created some wonderful poems based on the natural world, featuring alliteration, onomatopoeia and similes, the poems were produced collaboratively in pairs or small groups. These were beautifully illustrated also.
There has been a big focus on art as part of this topic and children have spent a huge amount of time in the lovely July weather taking part in creative activities, such as making natural paintbrushes and paintings with leaves, making pine-cone bees, observational drawings of different plant life, leaf print mandalas and many more things. We also learnt a lot about how flowers grow, pollinate and about their anatomies.
At the end of the topic we held a huge gallery in the school field, with the work hung between the trees. The children did a great job of sharing their learning and taking their relatives on a tour of all they have been doing.
Well done to all the children who took part in our mini-football festival on Monday afternoon. We played lots of six-a-side games against other CISP schools. Here are most of the team!
The year 2 children recently entered the Somerset Literacy Network Poetry Competition 'Tip Top Trees'. We are pleased to announce that from our 9 entries we received the following results:
Commended – Morgan
Highly Commended – Poppy H
Short-Listed – Louisa
Well done to all the children who entered - great job!
School Games Bronze Mark Award
We are pleased to announce that we have achieved the School Games Bronze Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. Well done everyone, we will be working towards our Silver for next year!