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Reception will update their class page with photos regularly.
Then updates will continue in this pattern of even, odd, even, odd etc.
We've had a terrific Book Week at Stoke Bishop. We've enjoyed sharing stories with pupils from other year groups, decorating our doors like book covers, delving into exciting new stories and, of course, dressing up as some of our favourite book characters.
Before Half Term, the whole school enjoyed a wonderful week in which the incredible creativity and enthusiasm of our staff and pupils really shone through. Have a look at some of the amazing artwork produced across the school:
Week beginning: 11.2.19
Year 1 were visited by a special guest this week as they learnt how to use a range of maps to navigate!
With some help from Mr Fowler, Year 2 recreated the Great Fire of London!
Week beginning: 28.1.19
Year 5 were visited this week by members of Badminton School's science department. They brought with them a large canister of liquid nitrogen and we got to see some of the amazing properties of this substance. We saw what happens when flowers, bananas, balloons and table tennis balls are submerged in the freezing cold liquid.
Year 5 have done some fantastic home learning based on their river topic. Look at these amazing 3D models which show the journeys of rivers from source to mouth.
As part of our topic, we also visited the river Trym, walking the course all the way to the point where it meets the Avon.
In maths, we have been learning about equivalent fractions and applied our understanding to a game of 'pairs'.
Week beginning: 21.1.19
Have a look at Year 2's fantastic writing and role play work.
Year 5 and Year 1
Year 5 have used the book "Journey" to create their own stories! They then shared them with Year 1 - great fun was had by all!
Week beginning: 14.1.19
Year 1 had an exciting morning at our local parks, Sea Mills and Stoke Lodge! As part of their topic, they visited the parks and tested out lots of the apparatus. This will help them in their topic work and DT work later on this term!
This week, Year 3 have been learning about friction using toy cars and a ramp with different surfaces. They have also created relief models of Italy and the UK as part of their Geography topic.
This week, Year 4 have started their music lessons! They have been practising using dudes and toots! These are similar to recorders and violins, but lots of us found the dudes particularly tricky! We will keep persevering though, and it was still lots of fun!
Also, 4G led the assembly on Friday, teaching the rest of the school about their topic, Antarctica. They all did brilliantly, speaking loudly, clearly and with expression. They also sang the penguin song and then led the rest of the school in singing and dancing too! Mrs Gough and Mrs Woolwright are extremely proud of each of them. Well done, 4G!
On Thursday, Year 6 went to visit parliament in London! They had a very interesting day of learning and were able to ask questions and find out more about parliament.
Surprise Staff Panto 2018
On the final day of term 2, the staff put on a surprise panto for the children! Lots of songs, laughs and brilliant fun was had by all! Well done to all who took part!
Week beginning: 8.1.19
Year 2 have been making equal groups in Maths. They have been learning how to use the correct vocabulary when practically creating the equal groups.
Year 4 have been learning about Christianity in their RE lessons. They learnt about the bracelets Christian people sometimes wear with the letters: W.W.J.D? (What Would Jesus Do?) They debated what was more important: be honest but hurt someone's feelings or lie to be kind. A tricky thing to debate! Then, they created their own life mottos on paper bracelets for them to live by.
Week beginning: 10.12.18
Year 1 and 2 Spanish Club
In the KS1, they have been having lots of fun linked to Spain! They have learnt about the Spanish flag, flamenco dancing and food, including cooking patatas bravas which made the whole school smell delicious!
Year 3 have been having a great time learning whilst celebrating Christmas! They've continued their work in Science on the human body, and created paper chains linking to their times tables!
Year 5 made suspension bridges from paper, string and sticky tape. The children made their bridges so that they were held up by the tension on the string (as with real suspension bridges - although they use thick, metal cables). They were not allowed to stick the supports to the surface to hold them in place. Our bridges were able to hold pencils, glue sticks and even entire pencil cases!
Week beginning: 3.12.18
The Christmas Trail at St Mary's Church
This week, Years 1-6 were lucky enough to go on a trip to St Mary's Church and take part in the Christmas Nativity Trail. The trail was magical and the children (and staff!) loved every minute of it. Thank you so much to Rachel Powlesland and all the volunteers who worked extremely hard to make this all happen. It was amazing!
See below for some photos of the Christmas Trail.
KS2 Spanish Club
KS2 Spanish Club have had lots of fun learning about Spanish food! As well as learning Spanish food words, they have tasted a range of Spanish food and also worked together to cook a Spanish Tortilla! Delicious!
This week, Year 2 have been very busy learning about instructions. They followed instructions to make their very own snowman cards. We think they look amazing!
Year 4 have created these amazing Christmas decorations for the Christmas Fayre! They used a running stitch to sew them and then decorated them with gems. They look brilliant and super festive!
Week beginning: 26.11.18
Year 3 have been busy in Science learning about bones! They've examined bones and sorted them. It was quite tricky but everyone did brilliantly!
Year 5 have been busy creating fantastic Christmas displays for our Christmas corridor. Have you seen them all yet? They have also produced some brilliant Victorian Home Learning - well done!
Week beginning: 19.11.18
Year 2 have been adding coins and working with money this week. They have built really long number sentences and even started looking at multiplication! In Science, they have sorted a range of musical instruments.
In Year 4, the children baked lots of cakes and biscuits last week for their Cake Sale! They raised an incredible £275 for both Children in Need and the PTA. Not only did they bake, but some of the Year 4 children also helped to sell their cakes after school. Furthermore, some children have been baking as part of their Home Learning about the Anglo-Saxons and brought in the shortbread and oat biscuits to share with the class! Delicious! Well done, Year 4!
Year 6 have been creating dances and performing them during the PE lessons. Have a look below to see some action dance photos! Also, they have been learning to support each other in their learning, called peer support.
Week beginning: 12.11.18
This week, Year 1 have been exploring seasons, particularly Autumn. They learnt about what signs to look out for in Autumn and created beautiful Autumn pictures and models.
On Friday 16th November, Year 1 had a teddy bears picnic! They made their own sandwiches and then shared them with their teddies. It was a wonderful day where lots of learning and fun was had!
Year 3 and International Club
In Year 3, the children have been taking part in some drama activities. They have role played a story, thought about character's feelings and also their thoughts. In International Club, they have been learning about different languages and how to write words in different languages - tricky but fun!
On Monday 12th November, Year 4 visited Caerleon as part of their Roman topic. They discovered a real Roman amphitheatre, barracks and baths. They also dressed up as Roman soldiers and pretended to go to a Roman school. A fantastic day was had by all! Thank you to everyone who helped to make this happen.
On Friday 16th November, we celebrated Children in Need! We all dressed up and took part in lots of Pudsey activities! We also ran a Cake Sale and made biscuits in the morning. We decorated them in the afternoon to sell to parents and children after school!
On Friday 16th November, Year 5 visited Tyntesfield as part of their Victorian topic. They took part in numerous activities and chores, as well as dressing up in Victorian clothes and attending a Victorian School. Some of the photos show: a left-handed child wearing a Victorian device stopping him from writing with his left hand; using Victorian ink pens (which they had to dip into ink pots); dressing and acting as wealthy Victorian children; dressing and acting as servants (emptying chamber pots, polishing silverware); exploring the house and investigating Victorian artefacts.
Week beginning: 05.11.18
In Year 2, they have been learning how to tell the time to the nearest quarter hour. So far they have learnt o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. Please practise these time skills at home!
Year 4 have had a very creative start to Term 2! We learnt about Bonfire Night and who Guy Fawkes was. We also learnt how to be safe around fireworks and sparklers. We were also lucky enough to work with some visitors and learn about Jesus, the light of the World. We created collages focusing on light. In the lead up to Remembrance Sunday, we learnt about how poppies are made, why we wear poppies and what we do on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. A great start to term 2!
During the Sponsored Walk, Year 6 were responsible for helping the new Reception children take part in the walk. The Year 6 children demonstrated not only our school values of responsibility, care and friendship, but they were also excellent role models to the younger children. Well done, Year 6!
Week beginning: 22.10.18
Year 1's Week
This week, Year 1 have been learning to add numbers together. They have also been trying out the new play equipment on the field which is lots of fun!
Year 3 and the Stone Age
Year 3 have learnt lots this term about the Stone Age. This week they have celebrated their learning with a Stone Age day in school! They then went on an exciting trip back to the past where they explored the Stone Age in the woods!
Year 5 and the Ancient Greeks
Last week, Year 5 had a fantastic Greek Day. Here are some more photos of the children taking part in all the fun activities. They also designed, made and painted their own Greek pots. We think they look brilliant!
Week beginning: 15.10.18
Year 4 Local Roman Walk
On Tuesday 16th October, Year 4 explored our local area for evidence of Romans! They found ruins, Roman numerals and evidence of the Roman parts of the local docks! They also learnt about sound waves with their voices echoing under the bridge. Everyone had a fantastic time!
Year 2 SS Great Britain Trip
On Wednesday 17th October, Year 2 journeyed back into the past to discover Brunel's ship, the SS Great Britain! They learnt about how the boat was engineered, explored the different rooms, and even got to dress up - including the adults! A brilliant trip for their topic, Brilliant Bristol! Thank you to everyone who helped to make this trip happen.
Year 6 Tag Rugby
Year 6 have been learning how to play tag rugby. Everyone worked well as team and played really well.
Prefects and Parents Tour
This week, our school prefects have been taking prospective parents on our tour of our wonderful school! They answered questions and showed them all the classrooms, playgrounds and more! We are very proud of the brilliant job that our prefects did. Well done!
Some of our Key Stage 1 children have been taking part in Forest School with Mrs Appleby. They have learnt how to whittle and saw wood safely and even made beautiful necklaces with the wood that they had whittled and sawed!
Year 5 Greek Day!
A fantastic day was had by all in Year 5! The children dressed up as Ancient Greeks, learnt dances to perform, had a Greek feast, designed a panthelon and took part in some Ancient Greece Olympics! Thank you to all who helped to make this day a huge success.
Wonderful Home Learning!