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The Eden Project – Alminstone and Ashmansworthy

We enjoyed our day at The Eden Project enormously. We learnt a great deal about the adaptations of plants in the rainforest and couldn’t believe the size of some of the plants! We also liked seeing how different foods, such as rice, bananas and pineapples are grown.

Ladder making

Today was our first forest school session of the summer, we had so much fun making a ladder to cross. We were also lucky to have a visit from Jack from Birch farm to help with our growing project. We started the session off with some grounding then they broke off into small groups some […]

Pentecostal bunting.

This term Ashmansworthy class and Alminstone class have been considering “when Jesus left, what was the impact of Pentecost?” To bring this unit to a close both classes designed and created bunting to reflect the celebration of Pentecost for Christians, the end of the Easter season. These are beautiful and can be seen hung in […]

Cooking in forest school.

This week was our last session if forest school for a bit. Almonstone had fun in the mud kitchen, cooking Easter damper bread and pizzas with three cornered leek in them and of course s’mores. They worked on some craft as well helping each other with different tasks. We were so lucky with the weather […]

Air resistance and parachutes

In science this morning, we looked at the effects of air resistance on parachutes. 🪂 We made parachutes with different surface areas to see which would slow the descent most. After our investigation results, we found that the larger the surface area, the slower the parachute falls because more air is caught in the parachute. […]

Cooking and Christmas crafts

We had a great time cooking onnthe fire for our last session this term. We had damper bread with chocolate chips and pasta. We made  wreaths and Christmas trees pit of willow. There was also another cool way of looking at states of matter where we looked at liquid turning to gas with a water […]

Intra class competition

In Alminstone, we have been learning about attacking and defending as well as positioning in hockey. Over the last few weeks we have developed our dribbling, passing and shooting skills along with how to defend and attack in a game. We ended our learning with a intra class competition with the red team winning having […]

Birch farm visit

We had an amazing time at Birch farm learning about what they do there and Agrofostery and Syntropics. We will be creating our very own Syntropic area in the school with the help from the gardeners at Birch Farm. The children learnt about biodiversity and we planted some wiow cuttings. The children found this exciting […]

Pine pitch glue

Forest School was excting this week. We looked at pine pitch glue and how different solods melt at different temperatures all the children had their predictions and one got it right with a prediction of 85 degrees melting point. We then used the glue to make talking sticks and wands. Some also continues with theor […]

Little gnomes

We had fun making little wooden gnomes this week. They showed resilience as they struggled to whittle the wood where they wanted to. But eventually their hard work paid off. Look at these great little gnomes they created. We also got to finish our tie dye project some made flags some made dens for the […]

Bikeability Groups B and C

Today, groups B and C started their Bikeability courses. They did their best to dodge the bad weather throughout the day, practising on the playground in the morning and then onto the roads this afternoon. They all enjoyed the activities despite the weather.


Today saw our first group of cyclists test their skills on the playground and on the road, along with theory questions about how to stay safe on the roads.

A very muddy Burford woods

Today was amazing, Alminstone explored the woods in really tough conditions. They showed how resilient they are, how kind and caring they are to each other and showed how mature they are when dealing with their emotions. We had lots of activities going on with a scavenger hunt using a map and compass worrking on […]

Tag rugby in the October sunshine ☀️

This afternoon, Alminstone practised the skills they have learnt and played large games. The focus was on supporting the runner to ensure a pass could be made quickly to attack the try line. Fantastic sportsmanship was on display by the whole class. Well done, everyone.

Grounding in the heat

Today was our first session and it was lovely and warm and sunny. So we started o  the field with some grounding so we talk our socks and shoes of to feel the soft grass between our toes. We talked about what grounding was and how they can use it everyday.

Sketching in the sunshine

Alminstone took full advantage of the sunshine on our first day back. We took our sketch books onto the field with two pencils a 2B and a 2H and found something that we wanted to sketch. We used the different pencils to see what the difference was between them. Mr Davies then challenged us to […]

Debating the big question…

Today, Alminstone has the pleasure of welcoming Keith (a Humanist) and John (a Christian) to debate the BIG question -Is God Real? We learnt a lot about their beliefs and found that despite their differences about God, both have many similar beliefs that encourage people to be the very best human that they can be. […]

Somerset vs Hampshire

Today, children from across the partnership travelled to Taunton to watch a professional cricket match. There was some cricket until lunch with Somerset losing four wickets. During this time the children had their faces painted and tried out some of their own cricketing skills with bowling and throwing at different targets. At lunchtime, Mr Marks […]

Year 5 Fire Service Visit

We were lucky to have members of the Fire Service in this afternoon, to talk to our Year 5 children about fire safety. They gave an informative presentation about how to prevent fire, the safest way to escape a fire and reminded us of the importance of checking our smoke alarms regularly.

Alminstone at Hartland Abbey

We had such a great day in the sunshine today at Hartland Abbey. Exploring the amazing location, including one of the few temperate rainforests in the world, and enjoying a walk along Abbey River to the beach. The highlight of the day, had to be getting to go on set of the filming of ‘Malory […]

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