Life Long Ago – Dinosaur Workshop

On Monday 5th March children from Nursery, Reception and Year 1 were invited to a dinosaur workshop in the hall. Here we met Chris from the Education Group and he showed us how long ago the dinosaurs lived just using a very, very long piece of string! We learnt how fossils were made, what the different types of dinosaurs were according to their food habits and we found out why they became extinct. We even learnt that the biggest dinosaur ever was an Argentinosaurus (which was as long as a football pitch) and the smallest was a Microraptor (and only the size of a chick!)

We then went fossil hunting and became investigative paleontologists. We discovered a T-rex egg, an Allosaurus skull, Pteradactyl poo, numerous claws and we all loved the Iguanadon footprint amongst many other fossils. Chris was very knowledgeable and he took plenty of time to answer all of our questions. The children had a fantastic time and it’s fair to say that they found the workshop dino-rific fun!

Mrs Michelle Finnigan

Year 1

Notre assemblée française!

Classes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 et 7 ont fait une assemblée en français!

They performed

  • stories (La Petite Poule Rousse and Les Trois Petits Cochons),
  • a song (Mon Ane) and
  • poems (L’éléphant and Escargot).

Bravo à tous!

“I felt nervous but once I started speaking French I felt confident.”     Rebecca, classe 5.

“I felt happy performing in front of everybody!”    Elizabeth, classe 5.

“It was really nice to see such a range of ages performing.”    Maisie et Barnabé, classe 6.

 

 

 

IAPS Hockey – Friday 6th October

In the first match we played really well against Yateley Manor School. Our communication was great and so where our passes. But we needed to win a bit more. The score was 3-0 to them. The player of the match was Darcy.

Our second match was against Beaudesert Park School. We defended well but they got five goals past us. Unfortunately, we didn’t get any goals again. The player of the match was Grace.

Then our third match was against Port Regis. We defended so well that the score was 0-0.  Our defending was great and so was our spacing for passes. The player of the match was Amelie.

The forth match was against Chafyn Grove School. This was the same as before good passing and good communication. But what we did much better was running up the pitch when somebody hit the ball. The player of the match was Millie.

Our fifth match was against Perrot Hill School. This game was just after lunch so we were raring to go. But it somehow took us longer to figure them out. The player of the match was Ella.

Then our sixth match was against Salisbury Cathedral School. In this match our spacing was great. Millie and I took turns in the 16-yard hits. I was the player of the match this time.

Our final match was against Richard Pate School. In this match for fifteen minutes it was 0-0. So, we went into a golden goal which means we have five minutes to score a goal the first team that does score wins. But it was still 0-0. So, we went into a penalty shoot. The three people that got volunteered to do that was me, Millie and Amelie. It was a tense moment, I tried to chip in the first goal but missed. Then Richard Pate School scored. Up next was Millie, her hit was straight to the gaolie who kicked it back, she then ran out of time score again. Richard Pate School manged to score their second goal which made them the winners. The player of the match was Ava.

The overall player of the whole day was Amelie.

This was a fantastic day, where we learnt loads of new hockey skills and tips and had so much fun.

Thank you to Mrs Bell and Mr Evans for taking us.

Sophie (Year 6)

Year 5 Bushcraft Trip – Sept 2017

On Monday 18th September, Year 5 went to Cornbury Park for a 3 day residential Bushcraft adventure. We set off at 9.00 that morning, it was a 2 hour trip. When we arrived the staff that were going to be with us for a few days showed us everything we needed to know about the camp. We had a man called Will and a woman called Chloe who were going to be with us for the next 3 days. We were going to sleep in bell tents or shelters. We did lots of really fun activities, in the evening we had a glass of hot chocolate and a brownie, and we would sing songs and say riddles around the campfire. We hardly slept a wink!! Then the next day we would get lovely breakfast.  On the first morning we had a fully cooked English breakfast and then the rest of the day we did activities in our tribes and a swim in the freezing cold lake.  Then we made the survival bracelets, watched Topsy and Edward eat the fish eyes, and play games like predator or sniper.  In the evening we saw a fox. He stayed with us a long time, he was beautiful but because of the fox we were not allowed to sleep in the shelters that night. I really enjoyed Bushcraft because all the staff were really nice to us all and it was a great experience. I did lots of things out of my comfort zone and I will always remember how much fun I had and I will never forget the trip. On behalf of all of Year 5, I would like to thank Mr Fothergill and Mrs Manship for taking us. 

 

By Amelie Mortimer  Year 5 

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