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A Day in the Life

After the very busy and exciting open morning on 13th May it seemed only right to spend some time going around the classrooms on a normal day to see how that compares.

It was very interesting to see and hear the excitement coming from all the rooms.  Everyone wanted to talk about what they were doing, all the children wanted to show what they had produced so far and wanted to share it with anyone who came into the room.  

In the Nursery music lesson, the children were looking at the piano and other keyboard instruments.  As well as having a go on the electric piano, they could also tiptoe and run across the floor piano to see if they could make it quiet or loud.  It was a very loud time while I was there!

Reception have been digging for dinosaurs and making dinosaur prints and some of the children were still digging while others were using the computers or reading with each other.

Year 1 were at Forest School, building shelters from the sunshine this time and looking for minibeasts and other insects.

Year 2 were working on the laptops and writing exciting stories about their topic, global gardens and their visit to Westonbirt Arboretum.

Year 3 were discussing and writing about the Vikings and talked about all the gory things they did when they invaded England and were learning about the things they left behind.

Year 4 were making bells ring, buzzers buzz and fans work as they looked at electricity and how it works.

Year 5 were very involved in a maths lesson working out how to add and subtract minus numbers.  

In Art the children were using shaving foam and food colouring to make fabulous pictures.

And finally, Year 6 had just finished an assessment paper and were discussing the staging for their play, "Olivia" which is being performed on 22nd June.

All this was a 20 minute walk around the school to see what was taking place in each year group. It just goes to show that, whilst open mornings are great fun and have a particular theme, there is a huge diversity of activities taking place around the school and the children have just as much fun learning on normal school days.  

I wish my school days had been like this.