It has been a glorious day for a Woodland School session. Our nature area has transformed into a verdant glade. Today we learnt about campion leaves being used as a soap substitute - they will froth up apparently if you rub them like soap. We also learnt about the benefits of dandelions, every part of them being edible even if the leaves are a bit bitter. Perhaps you would like to try making some freshly ground coffee from the roots! Just dig them up, scrub them off, roast them in the oven or under the grill and then grind - delicious and your kitchen will smell wonderful.
Today's mystery animal was a stoat and we were able to feel a stoat pelt. Then, the scavenging task was to find bits and pieces to create images of animals. Can you see what they are?
We have finished our information about highwaymen and shall be assembling our information pages next week.
In Maths, we will be concentrating on using mathematical skills to solve problems and this past week, the children were given 12cm squares of paper as their only measuring tool to calculate the dimensions of their desks.
The weaving is beginning to take shape. We are learning a few different techniques as we go and the blue/green colour palette is really rich. They're doing a good job.
Have a super weekend (hopefully in the sunshine)
Thank you to Mrs Ramoutar and Mrs Armstrong who did so much to prepare our children for their tests last week.
Thanks also to the parents and PTFA members who gave them such a lovely afternoon on Friday to congratulate them on their hard work and to celebrate passing that milestopne.
Most of all, howeever, thank you to our pupils who showed the very best of themselves. Humour, resilience, focus... we couldn't ask for more..
'Year 6, we could not be more proud of you!’
I’m sure that waves of relief are spreading out over Chagford as I write this and the year 6 children wend their ways home at the end of their SATs week.
They were certainly challenged but each and every one of them approached the job in hand with great determination and level heads – in fact, they were so calm that most of the school didn’t even realise that there was anything going on. Well done all!
This afternoon we all enjoyed a lovely party out in the sunshine. Enormous thanks to the PTFA, Chloe and James for organising a super barbecue and for Lucy and Charlotte for entertaining the children so beautifully for the afternoon. It was well worth waiting for the late lunch. Please see lots of photos below.
Finally, Mrs Ramoutar and I would like to say a sincere ‘thank you’ for the lovely gifts and appreciation in assembly today – it really meant a lot.
We hope that you all have a lovely weekend and look forward our Summer term projects.
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