Tadpoles

Dragonfly class have been excited to see our frogspawn turn into tadpoles. They have been recording what they can see and observing them daily. The children have been writing some lovely instructions on how to look after tadpoles too!

Nursery and Reception Farm Trip

We got up close and personal to some wonderful farm animals today at Court Farm Country Park. Not only did we see new born lambs, help feed the friendly cows but also watched farmer Pete milk a cow! The falling snow added to this magical experience and I am sure the children will remember this trip for a very long time.

Life Bus

Life bus We loved our first ever experience on the Life Bus today. We looked at how to keep healthy and happy. Hope you enjoy the photos.

 

Dragonfly class trip

Last week, Reception children went on their very first school trip. We had a fantastic autumnal day at Westonbirt Arboretum observing the changes to the trees using our senses. We also went on a Gruffalo hunt and were thrilled to see him and the other characters in the story that we are studying.

Flying start in Dragonfly class

Reception children have had a fantastic start to school life! They have settled in brilliantly to school routines and have been busy having fun with their learning. The children voted to change our class story from Owl Babies to Hedgehog Babies so we made hedgehogs out of salt dough and made hedgehog bread!   We hope you like the pictures.

Hazel class discover an alien invasion!

The children discover a crash landing with clues that aliens have landed in our school. We read the story The Aliens Are Coming! The children created fabulous posters and presented their ideas on how to scare the aliens away, such as, make a trap, make scary masks and dazzle them with lots of camera flashes.

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Going the distance!

A huge congratulations to an enthusiastic group of Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children who travelled to St Bede’s to compete in a Cross Country event this evening. Despite there being approximately 70-80 children per race, each and every one of them persevered and encouraged each other to complete it to the best of their ability. A special mention to one of our Year 5 pupils who came a fantastic third place, earning them entry to represent North Bristol in the finals on Sunday 20th November! A big well done to all who participated! Go Stoke Park!

Re-launch of the Walk to School project!

The walk to school project run in partnership with Bristol City Council and the Living Streets charity is officially back at Stoke Park as of Monday 17th October!

Lots of children have been asking whether they can continue to earn their active badges this year and after resolving some technical difficulties, I am very excited to announce that it has all been set up for our last week of Term 1!

The theme this year is ‘My Neighbourhood’ and the children can get their first badge if they travel septembers-badgeactively to school this Monday (17th). Walking, scooting, cycling or parking and striding (a combination of parking nearby and walking at least 5 minutes into school) will earn their first beach-themed badge! Miss Meek will be out in the playground from 8.15am on Monday to issue badges to children who travelled in one of the ways listed above.

The excitement of travelling actively does not stop there though! As it is the last week of term, the children will be able to collect October’s badge in just one week! If they travel actively on either Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, they will gain their second (mining-themed) badge!octobers-badge

Please see the attached flyer for further details or speak to Miss Meek if you have any questions!

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Tricky Calculations!

Last week, Year 6 tackled some tricky maths problems related to short and long multiplication. They were able to discuss their understanding and related the value of the digits to their understanding of their place value unit!

This week, we have begun looking at the short method for division. We discussed how it is the inverse of multiplication but that our knowledge of our times tables can actually help us to divide! Tomorrow’s challenge will be to learn the method for long division. I am sure that we will report back on how brilliantly we have been able to learn this soon!