Budding authors.

Year Four have written and illustrated some very exciting science fiction books, especially for Reception class. Today we met the authors and listened to them reading their stories.

We were very impressed by their hard work.

Year 2 trip to Stonehenge

Year 2 went on a trip to Stonehenge on Monday 12th June.

We looked at some big stones. They looked like Lego bricks because there was a big lump on some of them. We tried to pull the stones on a big trailer but they were too heavy and it would take 100 people to move it. Some of the stone was from Wales. Freddie and Freya thought the trip was amazing. By Freddie and Freya

History Day

Warminster Prep School spent Tuesday 13th June as Romans for History Day, we hope you have seen some photos on Twitter.

Year 4 have written a little about the day as follows.

Topsy wrote; my favourite thing about History Day was making the shield, it was really fun. Everyone looked amazing.

Bronwen wrote; I loved doing all the activities especially the mosaics. It was really fun. I really enjoyed it.

Amelie wrote; I really liked History Day. My favourite bit was making the shields. They all looked amazing.

Rebecca wrote; there were six activities. One of them was Roman Soldier training. It was really hard because it was tiring and we had to learn the instructions in Latin.

Edward wrote; it was really fun. My favourite part was making battle standards, mosiacs, soldier training and making shields.

Elizabeth wrote; I really liked History Day. My favourite part was making the mosaics. We did lots of different patterns with lots of different colours. Afterwards, we did some colouring of roman pots. We had to colour using bright colours then cover it with black using oil pastels and then scrape patterns. I loved Roman Day as I got to dress up as a Roman. It was really fun.

Notre voyage en Normandie

Classe 6 a passé cinq jours en Normandie en mai. C’était super!

We spoke lots of French, ate delicious food and visited historical places.

We had French lessons to practise buying fruits in the Bayeux market, ordering “crêpes” and “glaces”, going around Port-en-Bessin for a treasure hunt and doing a cheese tasting.

We visited Notre Dame de Bayeux, Omaha Beach and the American Memorial and Cemetery.

We had a fantastic time and it was hard to say “au revoir”!

Classe 6

Beautiful Butterflies

Reception Class have really enjoyed growing butterflies in our classroom this term. Five weeks ago we took delivery of two pots of very tiny caterpillars. We have looked after them carefully watching as they grew and grew and grew! We kept a diary of their development with children taking it in turn to write an entry and take photos of the different stages. When we came back after half term we were very excited to find that instead of caterpillars we had chrysalides! We are now very proud to announce that from 10 tiny caterpillars we now have 10 beautiful Painted Lady butterflies. The children have been transfixed as each day we saw more butterflies emerging from their chrysalides. We learnt the word metamorphosis and Noah said “It’s really amazing, isn’t it Mrs Cross, how they change from caterpillars into butterflies.” Hattie described it as being “like a flick of magic” and it truly has been!

 

Year 4 Trip to Chedworth Roman Villa

On Tuesday 6th June Year 4 went to Chedworth Roman Villa to find out lots of information on the Romans. When we got there we met a lady called Chris who was going to show us around all day. We first had a tour around Chedworth Roman Villa, we saw a model of what everyone thought Chedworth looked like in the Roman times. Next we saw the water source and the water is still running today. Then we saw the bath house, there were lots of baths. After that we saw the grand dining room, there was a season mosaic pattern on the floor, it was really nice! After the tour we went to a little room and we went into groups, we had to sort a box full of things into lots of different piles. Fabian, Topsy and Elizabeth dressed up. In the final activity we became slaves and we made medicine. It was so much fun! By Bronwen

A honey of a day !

Reception class are learning about bees this week. We have found out how bees make honey and tasted a delicious piece of honey comb, dripping with runny, golden honey. Yummy !

 

We’re going on a bug hunt…

Googly, the little alien we rescued last term, has returned to his own planet and sent a message asking for our help. He needs to learn about mini beasts on planet Earth, so we have agreed to help him. Today we put on our wellies, gathered some useful equipment and set off to hunt for bugs and creepy crawlies. We want to find out as much as we can about these little creatures.