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Somerset vs Yorkshire

Buckland Brewer and Woolsery schools are in Taunton watching Day 2 of Somerset vs Yorkshire. While play was suspended due to rain, we met the mascot, toured the museum and tested are throwing accuracy. In between play, we managed to get a few autographs from the players.    

Science Week Day 3 Alminstone

Today, in Alminstone we finished our amazing science research projects. We are really proud of our work, having taken great care in our presentation to produce high quality work, whilst demonstrating our scientific understanding and knowledge. Our research has led to developing our knowledge and understanding of a range of topics including the solar system, […]

Science Week – Day 2

After yesterday’s Sports Day, it was back to our science week. We all made parachutes today and looked at the impact of having a different weights under the chutes. Following this, we really progressed with our investigating, experimenting and research, including making a volcano, a lava lamp and creating a tsunami.

Day One of Science Week

In Alminstone this morning we have explored some different investigations looking at various aspects of science. We observed, capillary action, made different sized gyroscopes to see which took the longest to fly to the ground. Looked at high and low pressure and how a hard boiled egg could drop into a bottle when it appeared too […]

David Attenborough broadcasting

During science today, we looked at the broadcaster, biologist and natural historian, David Attenborough. After watching some of his work describing animals in the natural world, we researched our own animals and then wrote a script. Following this we worked individually or as part of a group to record our script describing the animal to […]

Football Tournament at Hartland

After school, we entered three teams to play in a football tournament at Hartland Primary School. With five teams altogether, each team played 4 matches. All the teams played really well, with some excellent goalkeeping, defending, shooting and great goals. A huge congratulations to our green team who were the winners. Well done.  


Last half term we looked at our differences and how we can value each other and our differences. I our last lesson, we wrote something about each member of the class that we valued or saw as a positive thing about them. When we came back, each child received a golden envelope. Inside, typed on […]

Newton’s third law

In our science we are learning about famous scientists. This week we looked at Sir Isaac Newton and his discovery of gravity and his laws of motion. We focused on his third law – for every action (force) there is an opposite and equal reaction. We investigated this by dropping an effervescing tablet into a […]

Year 4 Cricket Festival

Well done to all the year 4s who went to Westward Ho! Cricket club today to take part in a range of cricket skills through different games. There was some incredible bowling, throwing and catching demonstrated through each of the activities. It was lovely to have the Year 4s from Buckland Brewer, Parkham and Woolsery […]

Alminstone athletics

This week we have been learning about athletics in preparation for sports day. On Monday we looked at six different aspects of our sprinting technique along with how to perform the best long jump. Yesterday we tried a long run, thinking about our technique and breathing and keeping running all the way to the end. […]

Flags and flagpoles

During Forest School we had to use our problem solving skills, along with team work.  We were reminded how to tie a clove hitch and shown how to tie a tripod lashing.  Using this knowledge, we were challenged to design and make a flag and to build a self standing flagpole to attach it to.  […]

Photo editing

Today in Alminstone, we were exploring photo editing. We downloaded some photos of different scenes and animals. Then using an editing website we cropped and rotated the images. There were many other editing options that we explored including altering the colour, contrast and brightness of the images and trying them in black and white. Added […]

Orienteering in Forest School

Today in Forest school, Alminstone class tried some orienteering. Using maps of the school they were given grid references to find 9 different locations around the Forest school area and field. The children demonstrated excellent teamwork and some good leadership, along with problem solving skills to try and find each location. Well done.  

RNLI visit

Jack and James from the RNLI came to visit Alminstone and Ashmansworthy class. Flags: Red/yellow mean body boarders and swimmers can go in the water Black/white mean kayaking and surfing can go in the water Red mean danger We learnt how to shout help with our hand in the air to summon help in the […]

A windy but sunny Forest school for Alminstone

Today in Forest School, we linked our learning in science about plant life cycles and created pictures using the plants we are studying. Using the natural dye from leaves and petals, we created patterns by arranging them on our material and folding them over and hitting them until the dye transferred onto the cotton revealing […]

Easter Fun with Alminstone

Today Cranford and Alminstone joined together to have some fun. We went on a scavenger hunt, had an egg race and wrote some kindness notes.

Gym competition finals

A talented bunch of year 3-6 children entered a gym competition a few weeks ago and all did extremely well with lots of 1st,2nd and 3rd places being won. We balanced and rolled our way to the live finals, which was held today via zoom. The children were all amazing and represented the school well. […]

Alminstone cricket 🏏

Today, all the classes had a cricket taster session with a North Devon Club and Community Coach.  Each class enjoyed learning cricket skills and playing games.  Alminstone class particularly enjoyed the team challenge, which involved who could get the most wickets bowling.

Year 5/6 Football friendlies vs Hartland

This afternoon the year 5s and 6s braved the rain in two friendly games against Hartland. The first match was a 2-0 win and the second was a 6-0 loss.  Both teams played very well demonstrating some great passing, superb tackling and venomous shooting as well as some excellent goalkeeping.  All the players demonstrated great […]

Year 3/4 Football friendlies against Hartland

This afternoon we played two friendly matches against Hartland in the sunny, but very cold weather. Well done to all the players, who played exceptionally well. There was some fantastic goalkeeping, along with excellent tackles and some amazing goals. Our team in blue won 3 – 1 including a goal directly from the corner that […]

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