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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 Explorers.



  • Despite being very tired after starting full time the Explorers have enjoyed a fun Friday in the sunshine! We explored the field and forest school area as well as playing with the outdoor play equipment! Have a lovely weekend!
  • The Explorers were 'Shareodactyls' today when they shared their ideas about how to get the water from one tray to another. We will continue to explore different ways tomorrow!
  • The Explorers have had a great start to school this week! It has been lovely getting to know them all. Please ensure you read the letter that went out in book bags at the beginning of the week for more information about your child's class.
  • Well done Explorers!
  • The Year 5 children thought of a range of games to teach the Explorers today. They demonstrated some great organisational skills!
  • The Explorers loved dressing up for our mini-beast day on Tuesday! They had great fun playing mini-beast games inside and outside the classroom!
  • Painting, planting, sewing, flower arranging, exploring beans and circus skills were the activities enjoyed by all the Explorers at the festival. A big thank you to all the adults who made it possible!
  • The Explorers had another muddy but fun filled forest school session this afternoon! Thank you to Beccy and Clare for arranging all the brilliant activities.
  • "Best day ever" and "I love Forest school" were just two of the comments from children as they searched for bugs, made mud pies and built stickmen! We can't wait for next week's session!
  • This week we observed our bean growth.
  • The Year 6 children spent the afternoon with the Explorers teaching them a range of games and sharing books in the sun!
  • The Explorers had great fun during the bounce off on Wednesday. Thank you for all your generous donations!
  • Thank you to the children for bringing their bears to school.
  • Before we could post our letters we had to problem solve how to get our letter in the envelope!
  • In our maths learning this week we have been finding out about halving.
  • In maths this week we have been doubling using ladybird spots, butterfly wings and socks!
  • The children enjoyed learning about beach safety today. The Teignmouth Lifeguards showed us how to stay safe in the sun and water. We practiced staying afloat by making a star shape!
  • We used our outdoor resources to make a physical map of the story.
  • The RNLI came to visit us today!
  • We wrote invitations to our own bears, asking them to join us at school to help the bear find his way home!
  • As part of our immersion in our story text, we made a group picture map of our "Bear Hunt" story.
  • The Explorers received a surprise letter today from a bear!
  • We had a great first day back!
  • This week we have been talking about time.
  • The Explorers were busy making their own cardboard box puppet theatre today. We had great fun making tickets and signs and 'treats' to sell to the audience!
  • We had a great day finding out about our chosen professions!
  • The Explorers had a surprise visit from the Fire-Fighters this morning. We were able to sit in the fire engine and squirt the hose! Thank you very much to the crew from Teignmouth Fire Station (and Oliver's dad) for an amazing visit.
  • Today the Gingerbread Man sent us a package!
  • Today we have been learning to name and match 3D shapes.
  • The children had great fun dressing up for Comic Relief. We read jokes throughout the day and made our own red nose masks. Thank you for all your generous donations.
  • Despite the wind and rain the Explorers enjoyed their outside learning.
  • The Explorers all looked fantastic in their World Book Day outfits. We had a great day sharing books, talking about our favourite stories and making bookmarks!
  • Thank you to our kitchen manager, Vikki for helping us to make such delicious pancakes!
  • We enjoyed our first day back in our outside role play.
  • Our training session today saw the Explorers putting their physical and reading skills to the test!
  • The Explorers were excited to receive a visit from two PCSOs today. The children asked them lots of questions and tried on a range of police hats. The highlight was a tour of the Police van with a demonstration of the loud siren!
  • Last week we completed all the challenges that Evil Pea sent. He promised us that he would release Supertato! We put on our superhero capes and followed the pea clues to find him.
  • Today we enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year!
  • The Explorers were very excited to see the snow today. They even chose to write about it 'I can see snoa' (we learnt the new digraph 'oa', as in 'soap', this week!)
  • Today we had a visit from Christine. We found out about keeping our hands super clean!
  • Today we were thinking about superhero powers. We wanted to have x-ray vision so we sorted objects into those that we could see through and those we couldn't. We learnt the word 'transparent'! The children enjoyed making and wearing their superhero masks.
  • In our maths learning this week, we have been exploring 8 and 9.
  • Kip, our school's Music Specialist, is going to be teaching a music session to the Explorers every Friday this half term. Today he told them a musical story and they had great fun playing a range of musical instruments!
  • After our phonics learning about the 'sh' digraph, some of the children decided to make a large scale pirate ship!
  • We would like to say a big thank you to everyone that came along.
  • The children really enjoyed their trip to see Lily and the Christmas Snow Bear at the Pavilions in Teignmouth today. There was lots of singing and laughter and also a snowball fight!
  • In our maths learning this week we have been learning about subtraction.
  • Thank you for joining us today for the Curriculum Celebration. The Explorers loved showing you around the classroom and sharing their learning!
  • The Explorers and their buddies met a police car covered in poppies today! They were excited to see the flashing lights but the siren was a bit noisy!
  • In literacy we have continued to use our story map to tell our story with words and actions. We were great at using expression in our voices to become Mr Bear!
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