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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 Pioneers/Inventors.



  • Children in Y5 enjoyed taking part in an Athletics Festival at TCS this week.
  • Today the Pioneers and Inventors were introduced to a wonderful book called 'The Lost Words', which we will be basing some of our literacy, topic and science learning on this term.
  • Yesterday saw Plym receive their reward for winning the TTRS battle of the houses earlier in the Spring term.
  • Well done to Y5 for their excellent brass performance yesterday.
  • Pioneers and Inventors were surprised to find a new classmate eager to get inside and join our learning today.
  • Congratulations to these five children from year five who were invited to take part in a Maths Challenge Evening at TCS.
  • Today, Pioneers and Inventors took part in our new challenge; the weekly mile.
  • As part of World Book Day, Pioneers and Inventors held a "Book Tasting" in our pop up 'Reading Cafes'!
  • Congratulations to Plym who have won the inaugural TTRS House Battle.
  • The Inventors and Pioneers had a lovely first day back creating their very own dragon eyes out of clay.
  • Our fantastic DT project has been completed!
  • Our egg-citing (sorry!) DT project is well underway in Pioneers and Inventors! Children have been set the challenge of creating a vehicle that will safely transport an egg without damaging it.
  • Years 5 and 6 demonstrated their creativity this afternoon by creating digital superheros that solved a digital dilemma.
  • Have you heard about the new KS2 TTRS Competition?
  • We were so impressed with the high-quality artwork that was presented as home learning today!
  • Today the children in years 5 and 6 created their own exhibits for a fraction museum.
  • Children have made a great start to their travel brochures today as part of our work on persuasive writing.
  • This morning children's mental arithmetic was put to the test as both classes challenged adults in a warm-up game of countdown (we have to admit, the children won!)
  • This week we are trialling a new format of home learning for Pioneers and Inventors.
  • We are very proud of our WW1 scrapbooks which we have been adding to over the term!
  • Today, the police brought their special 'Poppy Car' to visit us at Bishop.
  • Today in maths we talked about how nobody is born with "a maths brain", that everyone is capable of achieving great things.
  • Year 5 and 6 are working hard on their ICT skills this week.
  • On Monday, the Pioneers and Inventors were pleased to welcome a special guest speaker from the village, Jess.
  • This week years 5 and 6 will be spending some time focusing on cyber bullying.
  • Today, the Inventors and Pioneers visited the Teignmouth Heritage Centre and went on a guided walk around the town.
  • Today year five developed their inference skills with an activity called 'Tabletop Twitter'.
  • Open Library Success!
  • Year 5 did us proud at the recent tag rugby festival which saw them developing skills alongside other local schools.
  • Y6's Plan PE!
  • Paul Nash(1889 – 1946)
  • Have you heard about our KS2 Times Tables Rock Stars competition?
  • Last Thursday, 4th October, year 5 and 6 were lucky enough to be visited by the Bishopsteignton knitting group.
  • Today's topic lesson saw Pioneers and Inventors looking at a range of sources to find out more about what life was like for soldiers fighting in the trenches. They have started to create their own guides for soldiers which will be completed tomorrow.
  • KS2 were lucky to have Arthur and Zac from The Living History Group visit to share their knowledge about WW1.
  • Wow! Some brilliant presentations today from children hoping to be voted the next school council representatives. The children presented their ideas clearly and confidently and it was clear that lots of effort went into their presentations.
  • One of the first pieces of writing we will be working on are newspaper articles. Historic Newspapers ( have provided us with WW1 Newspapers that we hope to be able to share with 5/6. Thank you Historic Newspapers!
  • Our scrapbooks have been started with children enjoying getting stuck in! These will include lots of information including letters, poems, narratives, diary entries and more more wonderful things!
  • It has been a great first week in Pioneers and Inventors! All of the new pupils are settling in well. Welcome back to Mrs Dunn and 'hello' to Mr Smith!
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