Bishopsteignton Primary School

Bishopsteignton Primary School

Cockhaven Close, Bishopsteignton, Devon TQ14 9RJ

01626 775 873

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Discoverers/Voyagers 2020/21

  • This week, we have created printing tiles by replicating patterns from observation.
  • This week we have started our new learning unit about the digestive system.
  • Today, Voyagers and Discoverers really enjoyed The Great Bishop Bounce Off!
  • This week, in our history lesson, we created a human timeline to calculate differences in time using the correct vocabulary such as BC and AD.
  • On Tuesday, Discoverers and Voyagers came to school dressed as an Egyptian to celebrate the end of our History topic.
  • On Monday, we had a fantastic day at Goodrington Beach!
  • In History, we have been exploring different sources of evidence to help us have a better understanding of the past.
  • This week, in Art lessons, we used different printing techniques to create summer meadow pictures.
  • For homework, we set a task to create an Egyptian death mask.
  • On Tuesday, we found a time capsule in the nature area near the playground!
  • Year 4s continue to enjoy their Forest School sessions every Tuesday.
  • In PE, we are now developing our skills to play Dartmoor 3 Ball.
  • Year 4 enjoyed their first Forest School session on Tuesday!
  • In Design and Technology, we have designed a cushion for a teddy or pet.
  • Year 3 have been learning to play glockenspiels on Thursdays!
  • In Science, we have been learning about states of matter.
  • In Literacy, we have been exploring the story 'Arthur and the Golden Rope'.
  • Year 4s have been enjoying ukulele lessons with Kip on Thursdays!
  • Today, the children continued with their loom weaving project.
  • On Thursday, Year 4s enjoyed a fun filled day at the Forest and Beach site before walking to Beesands Beach for fish and chips!
  • Year 3s enjoyed another Forest School session this week!
  • In Art, we have been exploring the work of Wassily Kandinsky with a focus on his famous piece 'Squares with Concentric Circles'.
  • In Science, we have been exploring the states of matter of materials!
  • Year 3 enjoyed their first Forest School session this week!
  • Today, Year 3/4 have created some fantastic drawings of animals using oil pastels and chalk.
  • During this half term, Discoverers and Voyagers have been enjoying playing handball in PE lessons.
  • During our Computing lessons, we have been creating algorithms which use a loop!
  • This week, we have been finding out about reptiles, mammals and birds. We set up a simple experiment to investigate the insulating properties of feathers.
  • Today we raised money for Comic Relief!
  • This week in Science, we have been identifying invertebrates by observing their similarities and differences.
  • This week we celebrated the British Science Week. The theme for this year was 'Innovating for the future'. We have decided to design our own Robo -bug!
  • Discoverers and Voyagers have had a fantastic return to school and it has been great to see everyone again! This week, we have been learning more about algorithms including how to create a loop. We then tried out our algorithms on Scratch.
  • On Wednesday, we designed and made Spanish castanets!
  • On Monday, children took part in our Inter House Competition. Children were split into groups of 20 to complete the rotation of 3 activities including throwing against a target on the wall, jumping around the compass, and using a 7 meter sprint course.
  • To summarise our Geography Topic learning we watched some clips from the TV show 'A Place in the Sun Home or Away' where a lady from Ashburton was trying to decide if she wanted to live in Bishopsteignton or in Spain.
  • This week we made Spanish Paella!
  • On Wednesday, we had a day learning and developing cooking skills to make a Spanish dish!
  • Today, Discoverers found out about Spanish culture (Voyagers will do this next week)!
  • As part of anti-bullying week, we have been talking about our rights and how it is so important to speak out about any of our worries.
  • Children are really enjoying learning French vocabulary using visual and audio resources!
  • We have started our Topic by locating some of the countries in Europe using atlases and maps.
  • We have been using the 'Stone Age Boy' as inspiration for our narrative writing this half term.
  • We have loved sharing homework in Year 3/4 this half term!
  • Today, Kip Pratt and Elfyn Jones put on a fantastic Music Concert for us!
  • Today, we were learning about Stonehenge. We created our own Stonehenge models using... biscuits!!!
  • In our Literacy lesson today, we acted out a scene from the 'Stone Age Boy' which we are using to inspire our story writing.
  • This week in Science, we constructed circuits using a range of components such as light bulbs, buzzers and switches.
  • In the afternoon of our Topic Day, we explored how cave art was created and thought about why these painting are an important source of evidence of prehistoric times.
  • On Wednesday, we had a Topic day which the children loved!
  • Year 3/4 have had a fantastic start to learning the skills needed to play tennis in their PE sessions!
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