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Bishopsteignton Primary School

Cockhaven Close, Bishopsteignton, Devon TQ14 9RJ

01626 775 873

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 Don't forget your Bug Passport for Mini-beast Day on Tuesday 10th July!


 Please continue to make a note in the reading diary, or simply sign it. Books will be changed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.








Congratulations to this week's merit recipients:

Next week the Explorers will all receive a merit for being such super stars on our trip to Living Coasts!




 PE is scheduled for every Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure PE kits are at school each day.
Diary Dates

June 13th - Sports Day PM

July 6th - Trip to Living Coasts

July 10th - Mini-beast Dress up day!






What's been happening in Explorers.

Friday 6th July - Living Coasts Trip

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The Explorers had an amazing day at Living Coasts today. We saw the Otters and Seals being fed and we were able to feed the birds ourselves! The children loved seeing all the sea creatures and taking part in a workshop all about Penguins. Thank you again to FOBS for partly funding the cost of the trip, we had a great day out!


Monday 26th - Friday 30th June

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Well the children were very excited this week when the little caterpillars arrived! We can't wait to see them grow big and fat!

We  continued to retell the story of 'The Hungry Caterpillar'. We used our story road to draw the key parts of the story and compose and write captions and sentences. As a class we enjoyed R being the caterpillar, telling the story with key actions and phrases. 

We also created our own front covers to make our own story books. We learnt to fold the paper in half to make antenna. 

In maths we have been exploring 'symmetry' in nature. In the woods we enjoyed exploring and creating symmetrical pictures, wrapped caterpillars and went on a scavenger hunt. Great problem solving and team work!

In phonics we have been using our digraph sounds and Phase 4 tricky words to say and write sentences using finger spaces and full stops. Just another bus week of learning!



Monday 18th - Friday 22nd June

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This week we have been reading the story of The Hungry Caterpillar and learning about caterpillars and butterflies. We went around the school on a leaf hunt and searched for caterpillars. We made our own creations with a butterfly theme and the children were inspired to write about butterflies too! We are looking forward to our own caterpillars arriving next week!



Monday 11th June - Friday 15th June

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We have been very healthy this week! The Explorers have enjoyed tasting different fruits and writing about them. We talked about the fruit we brought in from home and the children enjoyed sharing facts about their chosen fruit. We had fun following instructions and chopping fruit up to make a fruit salad. When eating the fruit salad one child said "Yum, better than chocolate!"


Monday 4th - Friday 8th June

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The Explorers enjoyed learning about World Ocean Day in assembly this week and talking about their sea creatures in show and tell! We thought about how we can look after the ocean by using less energy to reduce climate change and how we can recycle and reuse plastic products to reduce pollution in the ocean.


Monday 21st - Friday 25th May

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Well, what a fantastic week  of learning! Lots of inspiration came from the Royal Wedding. The children loved acting out their own wedding, using instruments to create the music, designing cakes and sign and banner writing...the learning went on. It was great to see the turn taking, listening to others and sharing of ideas! Super Shareodactyls! Thank you for sharing your wedding photographs, it was great to listen to the children share experiences and customs, We were also were brilliant at asking questions to find out more!

The 'Bounce Off' was great fun. Thank you so much for all your fund raising. 

In maths we have been learning about time. We used the timers and ipad to see if we could complete a course in 1 minute. We made clocks and read o'clock times too! Can you share your learning at home?





Monday 14th - Friday 18th May

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So far this week we have been busy in our outside area, cleaning, sorting and gardening. On Monday we had a package delivered from the Giant. We used our super phonic skills to read the words and follow the instructions to plant our beans. We also talked about what seeds need to grow. We used our Talk for Writing story map to start to learn the words and actions for the story of 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. Ask your child to show you their amazing story telling skills! Our problem solving skills have really started to develop, where we have been doubling and halving numbers, being super Solveosaurs!



Monday 7th - Friday 11th May

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We had fun in the water this week! The children were learning about capacity and investigating which container would hold the most water. Linked to our topic on 'changes' we were caring for our baby dolls and carefully bathing them.


Monday 30th April- Friday 4th May

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We were going on a bear hunt this week! We acted out the story and added our own actions. The children did some amazing writing when they retold the story from their storyboards. In PE we made our own obstacle course to go 'over', 'under' and 'through'. We carried on with our recycling topic by making our own collage people from recyclable materials, we even made a life size 'Michael Recycle' to add to our topic wall!


Monday 23rd - Friday 27th April

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We had great fun making our robots from recyclable materials. We linked our models to our maths by naming and describing the 3D shapes used. We also made 2D shape robot pictures. We learnt a recycling song with the Investigators and Adventures and filmed it to show in our Earth Day assembly. The children were inspired to make their own recycling pledges to help 'make a change'!