Welcome to Voyager Class!
It has been wonderful to welcome our new Year 5 pupils alongside Sir Elton and Big Eye Bob (pictured above.) We are really looking forward to an exciting year together...
Our lovely Voyagers receive many visitors during their school day. In the morning learning for Year 5 takes place alongside some Year 4 children while the Year 6s are taught by Miss Burn in a separate room. In the afternoon Years 5 and 6 learn together. The atmosphere in both rooms are friendly and focussed, we help one another on our learning journey and do our very best to adopt a positive attitude, believing that mistakes help us learn.
Please find the attached class letter and timetable which outline our routines and expectations. We believe strongly in partnership between home and school because children are happier and learn best in this way, so please do get in touch if anything is unclear, or if any issues arise - we will always do our best to help.
With warmest wishes,
Julia Burn, Sophie Kerr, Jane Kearvell, Lyn Bostock and Rachel Deegan
Falcons at Forest School
It's been lovely to watch this group develop over the weeks. They are becoming increasingly creative; looking at what could be done - but using this to inspire their own projects. They've made dream catchers, dens in trees, nature tiles with plaster of paris and wooden animals. The pond is always a hive of activity with frog spotting, chatter and laughing...the children even came up with a song that they later performed around the campfire!!
We were lucky to be given a parachute from the pre-school (thank you!) - which proved very popular; lots of fun and games!!
Falcons and Voyagers Sharing Assembly and Workshop
Many thanks to the children in both Voyagers and Falcons for putting on such a wonderful assembly today. You put so much effort into your presentations and deserved the praise you received a second a result.
Many thanks to all the parents who were willing to muck in and get their hands dirty so that we could finish our paper mache pots. They look fantastic!
Winston Churchill Public Speaking Competition
Well done to our public speaking team, who worked so hard researching, writing and practising their speeches on the theme of deforestation. On the day they held their own splendidly amidst very talented speakers from all over the region. I was truly proud to represent Brize Norton in their company.
On the last day before half term, all of the children in KS2 created their own Greek pot using a balloon, cardboard and PVA soaked paper - very traditional Ancient Greek techniques indeed! It was a lovely morning, and a welcome end to assessment week. We are looking forward to getting the paint out to finish them off in the next week or two..
Fun in the Sun
It was great to welcome the Year 6's back out to Forest School; they immediately relaxed and went off, following their own interests.
Some children chose to light fires, whereas others set to working together to build dens. The pond was open and it was great to see the wildlife waking up and eluding the children...my goodness, frogs are quick!! Many children enjoyed getting creative in the mud kitchen - which I just love to see - whilst others got the tools out to whittle and drill.
It was a fab first session - made even better by the amazing weather, fun and laughter!