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Bishopsteignton Primary School

Cockhaven Close, Bishopsteignton, Devon TQ14 9RJ

01626 775 873

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What's been happening in Discoverers/Voyagers.



  • On Thursday, Year 4s started to learn how to play the recorder. They practised playing 2 notes after exploring the instruments.
  • On Thursday, Year 3 children had their first violin lesson with Kip!
  • The children have settled in fantastically to their new classes and have shown lots of enthusiasm towards this weeks learning.
  • We developed skills such as chopping, grating and peeling to create vegetable soup. Then we made bread and developed our kneading skills. Later, we tasted the soup and adapted our recipe by adding herbs, spices and seasoning to develop the taste. 
  • Discoverers and Voyagers were very busy making soup and bread today.
  • The children had a great transition to their new class this week.
  • We have had a fantastic transition and enjoyed spending Tuesday morning and all day today in our new classes!
  • Have you heard about our summer TTRS competition?
  • Thank you for coming to our Curriculum Celebration on Friday.
  • At the Village Festival children had the chance to extend their love for art and crafts, create products they are proud of and enjoyed singing to parents and other village residents!
  • We had so much fun taking part in activities at the village festival! We used recycled plastic to create Elmer-inspired elephant models.
  • We had so much fun taking part in activities at the village festival!
  • Following our Science lesson were we identified parts of a flower, we used acrylic paints to create a picture of a Lily.
  • We have been learning about plants in Year 3/4.
  • We have finished writing our quest stories in English. We enjoyed sharing them with friends in the sunshine.
  • We had so much fun on Wednesday when we took part in Bounce Off!
  • We have been composing music this week! Year 4s have been working with Kip to compose music to accompany a film and Year 3s have been learning to play a song on the glockenspiels.
  • We have been learning about how fossils are formed.
  • The Year 4's have safely arrived at Beesands and have been busy getting to know the site and set up camp.
  • In our Topic lessons, we have been exploring different trees, plants and flowers around our school. We have been looking at the leaves of trees in order to name them.
  • Yesterday saw Plym receive their reward for winning the TTRS battle of the houses earlier in the Spring term.
  • Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Curriculum Celebration. We hope you liked finding out about our topic and enjoyed the food tasting!
  • Yesterday, our Year 3 children went to the Spring Music Festival. The children composed music with different instruments and told a story with music.
  • Today, Voyagers and Discoverers joined together to make a Skype call to Poland. We spoke to a 9 year old boy who told us about Education in Poland.
  • This week Voyagers were painting pictures of Malbork Castle using watercolours. We were so impressed by the artwork the children produced during the day.
  • During World Book Day, Discoverers and Voyagers joined together for a 'Book Tasting' session. The children shared their favourite books and explained to a partner why they enjoyed them.
  • On Thursday, we celebrated World Book Day by dressing as our favourite book characters or in comfy story telling clothes.
  • Congratulations to Plym who have won the inaugural TTRS House Battle.
  • We have really enjoyed learning all about Spain. This week we have been very busy! We have created adverts persuading people to visit Spain. We have also designed and made castanets, practised flamenco dancing and tasted Spanish food.
  • This week we completed our Picasso inspired portraits using a range of techniques.
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  • We have been learning about Picasso! We found out that he would draw portraits from different perspectives to create his famous art work.
  • Have you heard about the new TTRS Competition?
  • In Year 3/4 we have been applying our addition and subtraction skills to measure! We have been measuring the length of objects in the playground.
  • On Wednesday, children from Year 3 attended a Handball Festival at TCS where they practised skills needed to become confident players. They had a fantastic afternoon and enjoyed the experience.
  • On Monday, Mr Hammond came into school to talk to us about evacuation during WW1. As a History teacher, he was able to tell us lots of facts about why this was necessary during WW1.
  • In Science, we have been exploring light and shadows.
  • Thank you very much for coming to our Curriculum Celebration! We hope you enjoyed it!
  • Thank you to the Year 3 parents for coming to see Year 3's violin concert!
  • Here is a photo of Voyagers making their cakes in small groups!
  • We have been finding out about life in the trenches and food rations during WW1.
  • In Science, we are now learning about Light! This week, we have carried out an investigation to help us understand that we need light in order to see.
  • Children in Year 3 have been working hard to prepare for their upcoming violin concert. They look forward to playing for you next Thursday!
  • This week in our Topic lessons, we enjoyed writing letters home from the perspective of a soldier during WW1.
  • We have been thinking about respect during this years Anti-Bullying Week. We talked about how we show respect and why this is important.
  • To support Children in Need, we came to school dress up in spots. We also brought in our teddies!
  • We have been thinking about Remembrance Day in Year 3/4 today. Each child decorated several poppies using paint, pens, wool, sponges and glitter to create a collabrative piece of art work that is now displayed in our library.
  • Yesterday, a Community Police Officer came into school to talk to Year 3/4 about how to stay safe this Halloween. She shared this poster with us and we discussed how to be respectful of others and keep ourselves safe.
  • Our Maya masks are now finished! Here is Discoverers' amazing display...
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