Woodbury Salterton
C of E Primary School

Our Learning

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…


Experts on fractions!
14 November 2017

Yr 6 have become experts on all things to do with FRACTIONS: adding them, subtracting them, converting them and, today, multiplying them! A jigsaw fractions puzzle and tricky word problems kept them very busy! On to dividing them next…

Value this term
30 October 2017

This half term’s value is Trust and once again we will be using an acrostic poem to explore this value in detail.


Taking someone at their word

Relying on someone to support you

Unbreakable promises

Showing that you can be trustworthy

Treasuring good friends

As part of this focus on the value of  Trust value we will be exploring knowing our friends will support, knowing Jesus is with us in stormy times, standing on God’s promises, being trustworthy and not gossiping, Anti-bullying Week, trusting God and believing God has a plan for our lives , as well as ending the term with our Christmas celebrations. Once again, we believe that this focus on values will continue to have a positive impact on all areas of the school.

The Home Values sheet as provides family with an opportunity to discuss some of these areas at home by talking together about people who you know that are trustworthy, practical ways that we can show others that we are trustworthy and why it is important to be able to trust others when working together as a team. Click the the link on the school website and visit the school office for more details.


Great thinking in maths
12 October 2017

Well done to the Libby, Ella and Brooke who all displayed great thinking in maths today! From adding three and two digit numbers together, counting in steps of ten and understanding equivalence in calculations, all the children displayed a growth mindset and we’re proud of what you achieved today. Great job everyone!

Missing Dragons!
6 October 2017

Class Two have been busy writing wanted posters to find the menacing dragons that have been causing havoc around the village. Visit our writing gallery to see more examples…


Well done - great maths!
6 October 2017

This week, Year Two have been securing their understanding of the value of 2 digit numbers. They have made numbers using different representations and placed them on a blank number line. Well done – great maths!

Busy, busy, busy!
5 October 2017

A busy afternoon this week where class 2 did took part in three activities including fire lighting, land art with leaves and making a good start in building our bug mansion. For some it was their first experience in starting a fire with flint and steel and found it tricky but all kept going and persevered. As the leaves are now starting to fall there are some beautiful autumn colours and the children enjoyed collecting leaves and making their own land art. The Class’ wish list to build a big mansion at the site started well and they are hoping that some mini beasts are now going into hibernation in there before winter arrives.