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Alminstone’s day at Burford Woods

Beautiful weather gave us a good day out. We made dens, cooked soup, played on rope swings, used fire flints, eating s’mores, had lots of adventures and hid in the ferns, making bread, orienteering, making crafts, exploring Burford Woods and making friends…… Which was your favourite?

OK or not OK?

The children explained what they mean by a positive, healthy relationship. They came up with lots of good ideas and had a lively discussion.  What would you add?

Having fun in Forest School

Alinstone class had an amazing afternoon in the sunshine working together.  Some chose to build dens, make mud masks, transporting water, making a banana bird feeder, doing some woodland management, weaving, helping with the bug hotel or making a hammock.  Ask them which ones they enjoyed doing?  

Filming techniques

Today in Alminstone, we have been learning about filming.  Using ipads we explored a variety of filming techniques including: close up, mid range, long shot, side by side, moving subject, high and low angles.  With this knowledge, we will be able to create our own films over the next few weeks using a range of […]

Outdoor Learning – Maths

Today in Alminstone, we have been developing our understanding of rounding numbers.  By working together, we discussed and used physical movement to demonstrate our understanding of rounding numbers represented by different images and Roman numerals.

Final forest school for Ashmansworthy

Ashmansworthy had a lovely final session with some of Ashmansworthy and some of Alminstone class (as the others were at Cricket)   We started with a stick balancing game with partners and then moved on to 4 different activities: rope through a tree, clay faces, clay and stick creations and finally grab the stick team […]

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 […]

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