Holly Class have been treated to a menagerie of animals visiting this term. They have learnt about the care needed for dogs, cats, horses, tortoises, chickens and guinea pigs and have also develop great skills in asking relevant questions.
The children were treated to a science demonstration to stimulate their interest in science and the forthcoming after-school club we have next term. With an emphasis on force and friction, the highlight was seeing Toby in a shower cap hovering along the hall floor.
Holly Class thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Bristol Aquarium where they learnt all about the animals and plants that live in the oceans.
The children in Sycamore Class enjoyed a rare insight into life in a rainforest when they visited the Living Rainforest in Berkshire. They learned a lot about how animals and plants have adapted to the warm, dark and humid conditions. The pictures below will give you a glimpse of what they saw.
The children enjoyed a careers day where they not only learnt about a variety of occupations but all how the skills we teach them at school, are needed for later on in life. The school was visited by the police, fire service, a vet, trading standards officer, an accountant and an overhead linesman thus giving them a broad overview of possible jobs. They children were also encouraged to come to school dressed as someone carrying out a job so there was a good mixture of doctors, builders, artists and even a spy and a welder! £125 was also raised for Children in Need.
Oak Class children enjoyed 2 visits from a Gambian expert who brought in artefacts for the children to explore.
Chestnut Class welcomed a visit from Joanna Dewfall on Monday who worked with the children on a mosaic. The children drew their designs for the mosaic, based on the story of Noah’s Ark, and sent them to Joanna who came up with the final design. It’s going to look great in our spiritual garden! Thank you to all the parents who came in to help.
The children heard all about the summer reading challenge today, when Pete came to talk to them in an assembly, and are raring to go. The challenge starts on 11th July. Click here for more details. Click here for Wiltshire Library Service. remember we are going for the third year running of being the best School in Melksham.
Sycamore had a visit from Mrs Tripp from the Wiltshire Dental Health Team, who talked about the importance of keeping our teeth and gums clean and how best to avoid tooth decay. It was a really interesting morning and we learnt lots of new facts that will help us to ensure we have clean shiny teeth.
Chestnut Class visited the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton this week and had a great time learning about how the Navy supported the RAF during the Battle of Britain. The children also got to go on board Concorde as well as experience what it’s like to be on board an aircraft carrier.