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Ashmansworthy Science Week, May 23

We had a great time during Science Week, enjoying the combination of class investigations and  independent research. We even enjoyed making our spectacularly unsuccessful slime! We were impressed with the extra effort with home learning, the resilience when things didn’t go according to plan and the genuine desire to develop understanding in science.  

Science week – Paper boats

  Today in Alminstone and Ashmansworthy, we investigated which paper boat would hold the most weight.  After working out what our dependent, independent and control variables were, we looked at the 5 different types of paper and tried to predict which would hold the most weight. We used card, printing paper, tracing paper, glossy paper […]

Ashmansworthy micro-organisms 29/3/23

At the end of our topic on micro-organisms, we had great fun creating our own!

Visit to Northam Care Trust

Today the year 5’s from Ashmansworthy were able to visit Northam Care Trust in Bideford..they had so much fun learning more about planting and growing. They also were amazing and working along side the trusts clients. We are so proud of them. They were kind, respectful and polite. They were treated to a roast dinner, […]

Northam care trust

Year 5 in Ashmansworthy have been working with some people from the Trust on our poly and allottement area. It’s been great fun.

KS2 visit from RNLI – meet the lifeguards

Today we were joined by lifeguards from the RNLI. They helped us to explore and understand water safety. We learned how the lifeguards help those in trouble in the water and what we should do in an emergency.  

Rootnotes Folk workshop

Monday afternoon was spent in the company of Becky Driscoll from RootNotes and the year 5 children from throughout the Village Partnership, exploring the wonderful world of folk music. In less than an hour we were all playing a musical instrument and playing a piece together. We also created our own verse for our song […]

Ashmansworthy and Alminstone History Day 30/3/23

We had a fantastic time on our World War II History Day. We learnt how to dance the Lambeth Walk and the Lindy Hop, tried out a recipe for cookies using only rationed ingredients, constructed model Anderson shelters and enjoyed learning some Make Do and Mend techniques. It was a fabulous end to our topic […]

Ashmansworthy batik 27/3/23

Some amazing art work has been created this term! On paper, we created designs inspired by nature, then, using a tjanting and hot wax, we transferred the designs onto fabric. The final stage was brushing on vividly-coloured dyes. The dyes didn’t stick to the wax so, when the fabric was ironed, the original design could […]

Ashmansworthy enjoying the library 27/3/23

We have been enjoying time in the library this term. We’ve been focusing on finding and comparing different genres of fiction.

Athletic finals

Today, Louise and I had the pleasure of taking 12 Yr 5/6 children to the Athletic finals (At Bideford College sports hall.) against 13 other schools from across North Devon. The children all competed in a variety of track and field events consisting of standing high jump, standing long jump, speed bounce and chest throw. […]

Swimming 10.3.23

Another great week swimming for Ashmansworthy class. The children are all coming on leaps and bounds with their swimming skills. It has been lovely to watch the progression, from week one to where they are now and to see them all grow in confidence. Some children were learning  butterfly stroke this week, while others were […]

Ashmansworthy World Book Day March 2022

We were extremely impressed with the imagination and creativity shown on World Book Day- amazing potatoes!

Swimming 24.2.2023

Ashmansworthy class quickly settled back into their swimming routine after a week off. Two of the groups were working on stroke techniques this week while the third group were practicing floating like a star aswell as other elements. A few challenges for some of the children, but they accepted the challenge and over came some […]

Ashmansworthy and Alminstone Art 8/2/23

Our two classes joined together to learn about batik, to investigate different types of wax resist techniques, and to practise repeating patterns. We also tried using a flour and water paste with paint but it was quite tricky to control the paste! We are looking forward to trying some batik later this term.

Ashmansworthy Forest School 2/2/23

Some fantastic collaborative problem-solving took place in Forest School today. The soup and damper bread were delicious too!

Ashmansworthy swimming 10.2.22

On Friday Ashmansworthy class continued to work on particular strokes, their breathing and stroke techniques during the lesson. Each and every child is continually pushing/challenging themselves. They thoroughly enjoyed the sinking toys, which pushed some children out of their comfort zone of going under water to retrieve them. Well done everyone for another suberb lesson.

Capture the flag 07/02

Capture the flag was the aim of the game today. They decided to do girls vs boys, they created their own flags and den in their base camps. They had amazing patience with the leaders whilst we worked out the rules of the game with them. They had fun working as a team and exploring […]

Den building and cooking 02/02

We were very busy today building dens, chopping and cooking soup and damper bread we then finished with chocolate cake in oranges baked on the fire. It was great to see the collaboration and teamwork and the end results of their hard work.

Ashmansworthy swimming 3.2.23

It’s so lovely to see all of Ashmansworthy class progressing so much with their swimming lessons each week. This week aswell as perfecting particular strokes, alot of the children were taken out of their comfort zone. Some of the children swam for the first time without a pool noodle/woggle & some were jumping in from […]

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