Symondsbury Church of England VA Primary School

SymondsburyChurch of England VA Primary

Respect, Responsiblity,
Relationships, Reflection,
Rejoicing, Reaching
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Autumn 2018

Mrs Wills, Mrs Van der Plank and Mrs Edney are looking forward to getting to know all our new Reception children!

Click to read our Autumn Term Welcome letter.

Click to read our Autumn Term Curriculum Information Leaflet.

Look out for news of what we have been upto in class!

Mark Making Workshop

We were lucky to have Jo from Oops Wow Art workshops, come in and do a mark making workshop with us.  It is important to have opportunities to use our whole bodies in activities like this.  For writing we need strong arms and shoulders.  This workshop gave us the perfect opportunity to use our felt tips and crayons with big arm movements.  The children loved making their marks to the music.




Visit to Denhay Farm

This afternoon Class 1 visited Denhay Farm.  We saw baby calves who were just a few days old.  We saw cows being milked and learnt all about what they should eat.  We enjoyed a walk through the fields spotting trees and other wildlife on the farm.

Take a look at some photos in the gallery...



Forest School - Exploring the Woods

Today we visited the woods for the first time.  We had a great time exploring this new environment and found lots of interesting things.  There were leaves that were all sorts of colours and shapes, sticks that reminded us of dinosaurs, animals and even our letter sounds!  We found prickly shells, seeds and feathers too.  We also enjoyed balancing on the logs and pretending it was a train!


                     All aboard the train!



 Forest School -conker art!

After discovering so many conkers on our Autumn walk last week, we returned for some more conker collecting this week.  We had a huge pile and took lots of estimates as to how many there were.  We collected 314 conkers!  We then got creative and worked in groups and on our own to create out own conker pictures.  Some fantastic conker art!


 Visit the gallery to see more photos. 


Forest School

This week Class 1 enjoyed their first Forest School session.  We walked to Simene Field, where we went on a hunt for interesting items.  The children found all sorts of natural items they found interesting and were able to talk about and describe these.  We found conkers, conker shells, bark, leaves and twigs.  Have a look at some of the things we collected in the tray in the classroom. 






Our First Week!

We are so proud of how well the children have settled into their new class.  They have had lots of time to get to know new friends this week.  Here are a few pictures of just a small selection of the things they have been upto!