We finished our Design and Technology themed week with a whole school exhibition of our vehicles, designs and evaluations.
Will it Fizz, Pop, Bang, Bubble? We had an exciting second science day exploring lots of different chemical reactions. We blew bubbles, made our own bubble makers, made balloon rockets, lauched air rockets, asked questions about changing chemical reactions, made mini rockets and launchers and really got excited about science!
The children in the Foundation Stage have been learning and remember the story, the Naughty Bus by Jan Oke. Jan visited the school and read the children here story and listened to them retelling her story. The children made up their own stories and are going to be making a class book to send to Jan full of their lovely own stories that they have written and told.
What a great turnout to our maths curriculum evening. Over 50 children and their parents came along to our maths evening. We ran three workshops for parents focusing on developing a growth mindset, maths games and problem solving and fluency. The children were kept entertained with a story telling workshop from Entertainingly Different whilst parents stretched and flexed their brains solving maths problems and finding out more about how we teach maths at school.
Our new mural at the entrance to the school welcomes visitors and reinforces the theme of friendship. The children's designs reflect the images of Topsham that came be seen out and about, around the town and by the estuary. Children from across the school were involved in designing the tiles and everyone enjoyed trying to spot their designs. The mural was funded by the National Lottery as part of a school wide project to unite different groups within our community.
Bring a Book - Get a Book! We held the Giant Book Swap on World Book Day, which caused a real buzz and excitement amongst children to swap and exchange books. Children brought in books that they had finished reading and swapped them for new ones. Great for reading, great for recycling and the environment.
What great World Book Day costumes! The children dressed as their favourite character and during the course of the day took part in writing book reviews and character descriptions. The also had the 'Big Read' with adults reading the stories they had come dressed as to the children. Everyone was able to choose which story they wanted to listen to.