Bishopsteignton Primary School

Bishopsteignton Primary School

Cockhaven Close, Bishopsteignton, Devon TQ14 9RJ

01626 775 873

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What's been happening in Explorers.


Explorers 2020/21

  • This week in our maths learning we are exploring the concept of sharing.
  • The Explorers loved their walk to St John the Baptist Church this morning and enjoyed exploring inside and outside the church.
  • As part of our learning about healthy eating, we created our own vegetable Pizzas.
  • We have enjoyed investigating and planting vegetables this week!
  • We have had great fun making crowns, flags, bunting and paper chains to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
  • Through the story of 'Mr Gumpy's Boat' we explored adding groups of objects together.
  • Much fun was had during our music session this week!
  • This week we have been finding out about minibeasts and where they live. Our new vocabulary included 'habitats' and 'environment'
  • This term our games unit focusses on refining our skills of throwing, striking and rolling.
  • The Explorers were so excited to have some creepy crawly creatures visit us in class today! They also loved exploring the artefacts which included this huge python skin!
  • During our music sessions we have enjoyed learning and performing a series of new songs and rhymes, linked to our learning about animals.
  • This week we have started our new learning about animals and farms.
  • We have been enjoying a range of Easter activities in the Explorers this week!
  • This week we have been learning to steer the ball with our foot!
  • This week we have been reading 'Supertato: The Great Eggscape' as our class text. Evil Pea had stolen all the Easter eggs and we decided to help Supertato to find them!
  • The Explorers thoroughly enjoyed their second Inter House Competition!
  • Over the past two weeks we have been exploring 3D shapes.
  • The Explorers were very excited to be dressed as superheroes for Red Nose Day! We had a fun filled Friday to celebrate the occasion!
  • This week we have been promoting good oral health
  • During our outdoor games sessions we have been learning to steer a selection of balls around a course.
  • The Explorers were so excited to have new road signs to role play all the different People who Help Us roles that we have been learning about such as the police, paramedics and mechanics!
  • This half term we are exploring 'People Who Help Us' with a focus on our local community.
  • The Explorers had a fun filled book day and looked amazing in their costumes!
  • We celebrate Pancake Day by making and eating delicious pancakes!
  • The Explorers had a great day sharing their aspirations for future careers.
  • During our maths learning we have been finding out about the different ways that 6 can be represented!
  • During our maths learning we have been exploring and using the language of capacity.
  • During our structured PE sessions we have been learning to play a tag game.
  • The children were amazing Shareodactyls and Askaraptors when collaborating together to create their large scale marble run.
  • As part of our learning about cold places we investigated snowflakes.
  • This week during circle time we have been thinking about how we can show kindness to ourselves and our friends.
  • Christmas has arrived in the Explorer Classroom! The children are having great fun decorating the role play area, dressing up as Santa and his elves and posting cards to their friends!
  • Great fun was had, competing for the first time in our house teams!
  • As part of Anti-Bulling week we have been thinking about how to be a good friend.
  • The children had a great day in their cosy PJs and onesies!
  • The Explorers had great fun using lids and their fingers to make poppy paintings for Remembrance Day!
  • This week we have been finding out about the festival of Diwali.
  • We had great fun today learning to blend the phonemes to read words!
  • We have be learning a poem about fireworks and today we used musical instruments to make the sounds!
  • The children were in awe of the colourful array of vegetables!
  • The Explorers had great fun scooping out the pumpkin and pretending to make a range of pumpkin dishes. Words used to describe the pumpkin flesh included 'yucky' and 'slimy'!
  • The Explorers have been amazing Stickatops in their learning this week!
  • After learning our new letter sound 'm' in phonics the children were inspired to make mountains from a range of boxes! They then decided to make machines and made each other into robots, we got through a lot of masking tape!
  • The Explorers were so excited this morning and they had a brilliant bounce Off! Thank you to FOBs for organising it and for all your generous sponsorship, it is very much appreciated!
  • This week in our maths learning we have been exploring the skill of matching and sorting.
  • We have enjoyed our first set of phonic sessions!
  • Thank you to the children who gave their presentations, they all received a merit today. Congratulations to Alex and Margo who received the most votes on Thursday!
  • The children were real Tryatops when talking about why they should be voted for the school council. Being kind was often mentioned as being important!
  • The Explorers were very surprised to find a sleeping hedgehog hiding in their construction area!
  • Congratulations to the Explorers for completing their first full week in school! They all received a merit today for settling in so well!
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