Woodbury Salterton
C of E Primary School

Our Learning

Escot
1 June 2012

Class 1 had fun at Escot, exploring the undergrowth, climbing trees, squelching in the swamp and toasting marshmallows.

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Victorian Day
1 June 2012

Class 2 dressed as Victorian childrenand gave a performance to parents of their musical soundscape for a Victorian Street.

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They were also able to show off their newly acquired skills on the violins as the whole class have been having lessons.

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Morwellham Quay
25 May 2012

Class 2 visited Morwellham Quay to find out what life was like in Victorian times. We visited a school room and wrote on slates. Then went down into a copper mine – it was very cold and dark. Then we had fun dresing up in Victorian costume although it was incredibly hot!! Our last visit was to a worker’s cottage where we were able to see what household life was like and saw lots of artefacts from Victorian times.

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Sweetpeas
19 April 2012

Class 2 have been busy planting sweetpeas to grow around and up the willow tree. They were planted out at the end of last term so we are hoping for a lovely splash of colour over in the Glebe field in a few weeks.

Many thanks to Mrs Thomas and the other Mum’s who have helped us with this project.

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Russian Life
30 March 2012

To finish our Russian topic, Class 3 have had the privilege of a Russian visitor.  Maxim came and spoke to the class all about Russian life, and the children asked lots of really interesting questions.  We thought about school life, lifestyle and the politics of Russia.  Although it was tricky, we even learnt to count to ten in Russian.  Class 3 would like to say a huge thank you to Maxim for giving up his time to tell us all about Russia.
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Russian Cooking
22 March 2012

This week, class 3 have been doing some Russian cooking.  We made a berry cake and a beetroot, apple and creme fraiche salad. 

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Robots
15 March 2012

Class 2 have been busy designing and building moving robots from junk materials. They used levers and pneumatic systems to help move parts of their models and then  fixed electrical circuits with light bulbs into their robots. The children set up their robots to show other children and their parents.

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Volume Investigations
9 March 2012

Class 3 have been exploring the volume of liquids and whether they change when put into a differently shaped container.  We practised reading volumes, making sure we got down to eye level to read the levels.

EMG Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal
9 March 2012

On Thursday 1st of March Class 3 went to see an orchestra rehearsal before their performance.  They played Jupiter the Bringer of Jollity and Mars the Bringer of War.  These pieces are from The Planets, composed by Gustav Holst.  We also got to listen to Nimrod from The Enigma Variations which was by Edward Elgar.

We want to thank EMG Symphony Orchestra for giving us the chance to play some of the instruments and sit within the orchestra.  As we are learning classical music in class, listening to an orchestra really helped us learn.

Many thanks to Nigel Cheffers-Heard (photographer for EMG Symphony Orchestra) for taking the phtographs.

Letter from Quentin Blake
8 March 2012

Class 2 children wrote letters to Quentin Blake. Here they are opening a letter back from him.