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Thursday’s News

An action packed day that’s not over yet! All the groups doing different things this morning. IE, fencing, sensory trail and now all back together for team challenges – racing in pedal boats and zorbing.

Edie says, ” it’s so much fun.  I’m sitting on the deck waiting to zorb!” 😎

” The pedal boats were exhilarating. It was hard to pedal and steer – especially steering,” said Poppy. 😂

“Zorbing was so fun but hard to stand up,” said Evie 😜






Wednesday on Residential

No early risers this morning! After a good breakfast, off to abseil and climb. Great excitement as after spending a long time telling us he couldn’t do it, Spencer  whizzed to the top and was so proud of himself. I think I had a tear in my eye too! Everyone really enjoyed it. Then after lunch, the sensory trail awaited. A little wet but not too muddy! On to tea now and then egg protector tonight.

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Residential Progress

We’re all settled in now and getting into the swing of things! Kayaking and stand up paddle boarding this morning! Great fun. A few of us actually managed to stay dry! A mixture of rocket launch and team games this afternoon. All now tucking into tea before run around quiz tonight.

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The end of an exciting week..

All pictures finished! Remember our art gallery with our specially framed pictures will be on Monday 11th July at 2.45 until 4.15pm. Some pictures below of our waterlilies and ponds.

P1090972 P1090973We’re getting very excited about the residential next week – some of us have packed already! Don’t forget to put your swimming costume and towel either in your rucksack or at the top of your suitcase. It’s into wetsuits as soon as we arrive for raft building! In addition, make sure you pack your lunch for Monday and your sleeping bag and pillow.

Those children who are staying will have an exciting week with Mrs Needham with all kinds of different things planned!

Don’t forget to keep in touch with us by twitter @w_woodborough or by the school website whilst we are away.

Art Week Continues…

Our starlings are finished and being mounted on the wall today. Our Monet masterpieces have been collected to be framed and returned ready for the Art Gallery on Monday 11th July – open to parents from 2.45pm onwards. Remember the paintings will be on sale!

At the moment we’re focussing on lily-pads and water in the style of Monet!



Art Week Begins

Art week began with us finding out about our artist for the week Claude Monet. We had a go at recreating his style by using our fingers rather than a paint bush. This allowed us to concentrate on the ‘indistinct’ nature of Impressionism. P1090901 P1090903 P1090902 P1090908

Then, into the hall to work with our artist in residence, Helena Harris, for the first stage of our school project.

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Ancient Greek Day

What a busy day!

It started with Tomas visiting us to tell us about life in Ancient Greek times. It involved dressing up! Can you guess who this is?


Then we learnt about The Labours of Hercules (a Greek myth) and acted it out.


After that, back to the classroom to make Olympic Torches as we’ve been learning about how the games began.



Finishing off  with sampling food prepared by all key stage 2 classes.

Here’s a picture of us this afternoon with our Olympic Torches.


Talking about moving on with Rev’d Mark

This morning Rev’d Mark came into Willow Class to talk about moving on to Secondary Schools. The children thought about their feelings of excitement and nerves about the forthcoming changes. We discussed these and thought about strategies to cope in these situations. Zoe thought the best thing was ‘not to panic’ and we all agreed with her!

The children were all given a book – ‘It’s your Move’ from the Pewsey Vale Churches which contains lots of activities and tips.

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Girls Cricket Festival

Today the ladies of Willow went out for to play cricket at Amesbury. It certainly was cricketing weather and they all had a great time. They came third although one of the girls later said that they were the actual winners because they had laughed, smiled and enjoyed themselves more than the other teams!


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