Monthly Archives: September 2016

Harvest Festival and Marborough Literature Festival

This morning the whole school took part in our annual Harvest Festival and Welcome Service. A special mention goes to Fred, who introduced the service and linked all of the elements together. After listening to Louis Armstrong’s ‘Our Wonderful World’, we thought about the idea of diversity. We understand that all of us are unique and this is what makes us special. We enjoyed putting together a film of us interviewing Oak Class children about what they’d like to be when they’re older.



Friday afternoon was the third and final trip of the week, this time to Marlborough Literature Festival. We were invited to the author talk by Abi Elphinstone. All of us were mesmerised by her adventurous tales of wild cats, golden eagles and deep cave diving! We picked up lots of tips for writing stories, including how to get your main character to break a rule early on in your story! We hope to give this a go when we write our first lot of fictional texts.

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Wiltshire Festival of Engineering and Manufacturing

We spent the afternoon at this fantastic event in Chippenham. Within the festival there were numerous stands with a whole range of local engineering and manufacturing businesses. This ranged from Brunel, to EDF energy to Siemens and Dyson. The 2 hour slot whizzed by as we were involved in lots of hands on activities. Some of us tried racing car simulators, whilst others launched rockets, made electrical circuits or created bath bombs! We all thoroughly enjoyed our time at the festival and left with lots of interesting facts as well as goody bags!

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Diving deeper in maths

Today in maths we where put in groups and then we had to solve a problem Mrs Wren called this diving deeper in maths. The problems we had to solve had three boxes going up with a triangle in and then from the middle triangle coming off right there was two circles and another triangle on the end we had to work out what the triangle and circle represented.

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First Pen Licenses awarded

There was much excitement in Willow Class this afternoon when the first 3 Pen Licenses were awarded. Those children have shown that they can consistently maintain a joined handwriting style in all of their written work – a brilliant achievement! They will start to use their new fountain pens from tomorrow…

See what Mrs Brewis has to say about the news here:

Secondary School Open Days and Admissions

Here is a useful link to some of the local Secondary School Open Days:

As well as this, the closing date for secondary school admissions is looming – 31st October 2016. Follow this link to the online application process: