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Hail, rain and wind! 23/11

Today was tough the weather was against us. But wow this class is amazing. We had fun in the Hail the trying to use the wind to keep us up. We also managed to start a project with wood, hammers, nails and wool. Our first letter is up on the fence!!!

Creating a scale model of the solar system

Today in science, we used ratios and calculations to create a model of the solar system. Using lengths of toilet roll to measure the distances between the planets, we did our best in the blowing wind and driving rain to measure and set up our model of the solar system. Working in groups we calculated […]

The Great fire of London 16/11

Today was fire day! They learnt how fire needs three things to survive, and how to put it out. They talked about how they’ve been doing The great fire of London we decided to make our own Pudding lane and light it with flint and steel.

Tythecott Real Gym

In REAL Gym this afternoon, we explored creating gymnastic sequences on the low apparatus.  Using the skills we had learnt in our floorwork last week, we were able to transfer our skills and further challenge ourselves using the apparatus. We continued to encourage and praise our partner as well as give them ideas of how […]

Wood cookies! 9/11

Today the class explored the area again, with mud digging, bug hunting, block building, clay leaf printing, and we started to make some Wood cookies!!! They also explored painting with mud and den building oh and not forgetting HOT CHOCOLATE.

Indoor Athletics

All of the Village Schools joined together this morning for an indoor athletics competition at Atlantic Academy. The children were split into seven teams and took part in 7 field events and ended with a team relay race. The seven field events were the vertical jump, weighted ball throw, standing long jump, speed bounce, standing […]

Football vs Hartland

After school, Village Schools Partnership had two games at home to Hartland. In the first game, the year 3/4 boys gave their all and battled to a 1-0 win. The second match saw our Key Stage 2 girls playing against very tall opposition. This did not stop them winning a very exciting game 4-1. Both […]

Tythecott first forest school 2/11

Well what an amazing session. We explored what forest school is and what we can do and what we can achieve.

Village Schools Partnership Football

After school, Parkham and Buckland Brewer came to Woolsery for some friendly football matches. The first game was a Key Stage 2 girls match which showed not only wonderful play and great goals, but also fantastic sportsmanship. Well done to all the girls who made sure everyone had a chance to play in both teams. […]


Today, Gorwood class started Real Gym, thinking about their creativity. During the lesson, we explored the five main shapes used in gymnastics: straight, star, straddle, pike, tuck and developed sequences to include each of them. As well as developing our creativity within the lesson, we also learnt about how we can help support our friends […]

Gorwood Class Pbone

Gorwood class have progressed their Pbone skills. Amazing playing everyone!   Click below to see video  IMG_3814

Gorwood forest school session 19/10

Very exciting last session with damper bread and hot dogs, and s’mores. They worked so well in teams to get the session underway, with bread making, whittling and cooking, and whilst there was a spare few seconds they got crafty with some glass jars, leaves and glue . This class has been amazing and I’m […]

Stephen Shield Cross Country

The Village Schools Partnership team were incredible at the Stephen Shield Cross Country at Torrington, showing great determination, self-belief and teamwork. Running a very muddy course, the years 3s and 4s ran an undulating 1.5km and the year 5s and 6s a challenging 2.2km.  All the children showed great sportsmanship cheering all the runners.  Well […]

Village Schools Partnership Football away to Hartland

Village Schools Partnership played two matches away to Hartland. Well done to all the players, you were amazing. Some of the players had never played before whereas some had played last year and for other local teams. The year 3/4 match ended 1 – 1 and the year 5/6 match was sadly lost. There was […]

Gorwood forest school 12/10

Exciting day with fire pit building, more digging and finding items, den building, spider Web making and working put how to make a 3D spider put of willow. We did some whittling and weaving to make the webs. Some also wanted to make other items such as wands. We talked about how their week was […]

Designing ear defenders

In science today, we worked in groups to investigate which material would be best to use to muffle sound. Our challenge was to create ear defenders for a pop concert that would protect the ears of the children attending. Before and after the investigation, we discussed why it was and why it wasn’t a fair […]

Intra-class Basketball

During our PE session this morning, we practised a range of skills before we used them in our intra-class competition. We practised dribbling, passing and shooting. During the games we produced some excellent work playing as a team, as well as great individual play finding space, dribbling and scoring.


During our music we have been learning about listening and appraising music. The song we are focusing on is ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams. This week, we practised both vocal parts and used glockenspiels to accompany the melody.    

Real PE

This week in Real PE, we have been learning about working with a partner and balancing, as well as sending and receiving balls. It became very challenging when we were doing partner balances with one hand and then with our eyes closed.  At the end of the lesson we spoke about what our partner did […]

Gorwood forest school 5/10

Today was again very challenging with the weather. But if Gorwood have shown anything this term it’s perseverance in challenging situations. Today we had another dig session where they’ve found some interesting items which they’ve asked to research over the next week and are going to share with the session next week. We’ve also been […]

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