Woodbury Salterton
C of E Primary School

Our Learning

Victorians in Class 2
15 February 2018

The children in Class 2 have been creating information posters about life in a Victorian school. They have researched the lives of children during the Victorian era and then set up a Victorian classroom for the day in order to bring their learning alive. Thankfully no child needed the cane, but a few had to wear the dunce cap! Their Victorian work culminated in producing information posters on school life in Victorian Britain.


Staying safe online
5 February 2018

Safer Internet Day will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.  With mobile technology is expanding so quickly, keeping safe online is a key area for everyone. The main messages for the children are:

  • Support others
  • Be kind and respectful
  • Check before you share
  • Share positively
  • Ask for help

It is also another useful opportunity review our Acceptable User Agreements  which outline the strategies we use to keep safe online at school:

  • I will ask a teacher or suitable adult if I want to use the computers/ipads
  • I will only use activities that a teacher or suitable adult has told or allowed me to use
  • I will take care of the computer and other equipment
  • I will ask for help from a teacher or suitable adult if I am not sure what to do or if I think I have done something wrong
  • I will tell a teacher or suitable adult if I see something that upsets me on the screen
  • I know that if I break the rules I might not be allowed to use a computer

Looking for further information? Why not visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk to find a range of information about keeping yourself or a child you know safe from child sexual exploitation.


Hands on science
22 January 2018

Class 3  got hands on in Science on Friday, testing different materials, such as flour, sugar and salt, to see if they dissolved in water and recording their results for analysis. Our buddings scientists had great fun and made lots of interesting discoveries. Well done Class 3!

Times table challenge in Class 2
14 January 2018

Class Two are starting their times table challenge this week. Year 4 children are hoping to learn all their times tables up to 12 x 12! Year Two children have been using counters to make arrays to help develop their understanding of multiplication and the times tables.

Online maths learning
14 January 2018

Year 1 have been busy with our new maths program RM Maths. RM Maths is proving to be a  fantastic way to learn and consolidate skills learnt in  maths lessons at school.  The children have been learning how to log in to their maths page on our maths program. They can enjoy daily maths practice in school and can also access their page at home using their log in which all children should now have.

Supporting learning in 2018
29 December 2017

We recognise that there are many parents who like to plan in learning around topics in school and thought we’d give you a sneaky peek of some of the learning in classes next term…

In Class 1, the children will be learning all about toys children played with in the past and comparing them to the ones we   enjoy today. We will also be looking at the materials they are made from.

In Class 2, the children will be studying the Polar regions of the world. They will find out about the climate and animal life and will question the effect of global warming on   these areas. Within their history lessons, they will research the great explorers who traveled to these remote regions. Class Two will also study life in the Stone Age and will be making their own Stone Age shelters!

In Class 3, the children will be learning about Earth Matters including volcanoes, earthquakes, climate zones and biomes. The children will learn about the features of volcanoes, their   formation and discover how they are distributed around the world.  They will create models, artwork and ‘David Attenborough’ style commentaries and much more.

More information to follow in Class letters at the start of term.

Sleigh building challenge in Class 1
11 December 2017

Father Christmas set Class 1 a challenge to build him a new sleigh! What fantastic designs they have come up with. Monty said ‘I made a little bridge house for Santa. Its got a tiny window and a tiny door.’ Joff made a super sleigh with the wooden blocks and wanted it to be pulled by reindeer. As we don’t have any toy ones, he decided to use the horses instead. “It was really hard because they (the horses) kept falling over!” Autumn made a “ski-ing sleigh with a steering wheel.” Casey and Kaedon worked together to build a sleigh with the Duplo. They made sure that that it had high sides so that Father Christmas wouldn’t fall out when he flew through the air. Well done everyone!


Den Building and tree planting
16 November 2017

Two great sessions this week with both classes building dens out of natural materials and tarpaulin with rope. Some good thinking involved in what makes a good structure and good team skills, listening to each other’s ideas. Some children in class 2 also planted some saplings in the field including oak, birch and crab apple. Well done everyone!

Ready, steady, cook!
16 November 2017

In Class Three the children made their own pasta salads, trying food they hadn’t tried before.

Clever Calculators at the Community College
16 November 2017

Class 3 mathematicians showed off their number skills on Thursday morning, coming 1st and 3rd in the ECC Maths Challenge. They tackled a range of complex problems with some great answers: buns eaten, goals shot, time taken, numbers in classes and chairs required. Round 2 was a relay: charge across the room when you have finished to tag the next problem solver! The children demonstrated good manners, enthusiasm, endeavour and sportsmanship. We are very pleased to announce that we are through to the final after Christmas. We can’t wait! Watch this space…