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Bishopsteignton Primary School

Cockhaven Close, Bishopsteignton, Devon TQ14 9RJ

01626 775 873

  2. Discoverers / Voyagers 2019/20

What's been happening in Discoverers/Voyagers.



  • Seven Royal Bees!
  • Royal Bees at Work!
  • Here is an example of a finished piece.
  • Inspired by Babara Hepworth, we have created abstract sculptures and chosen our paint to reflect natural materials such as wood, marble, bronze and limestone.
  • What do you think of when you picture a scientist?
  • Mrs Axten trained a new team of 'Handwashing Experts' today in our KS2 assembly!
  • In Voyagers and Discoverers, we celebrated World Book Day by focusing on different authors and reading from a variety of books.
  • In Art, we have been exploring the art work created by Barbara Hepworth.
  • We have been exploring what it means to leave our comfort zone and enter the stretch zone. We talked about how we can achieve more when we stretch ourselves during learning tasks.
  • We have had a shocking letter delivered to our school informing us that Mr Bruce Bogginton wants to build a pickled onion factory on our school field! This letter attempted to persuade us that this is a brilliant idea however we do not think so!
  • On Tuesday, for Safer Internet Day children explored different ways of representing their identity.
  • Today, we assembled Victorian Bathing Machines using a template gifted from Teignmouth Museum!
  • For homework, some children created a puppet show which they shared with the class.
  • Year 3 children had a fantastic morning at TCS taking part in a range of gymnastic activities!
  • We enjoyed looking at photos of Teignmouth during the Victorian times and comparing it to now!
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  • We had a great time at Teignmouth Museum on Thursday! Here we are looking at a Victorian bathing machine and finding out about the swimming costumes people used to wear.
  • In today's Topic lesson, the children took part in Victorian role play activities. We had English lessons where we used slate (and some black paper with chalk) to write on as well as practising chanting poems at the same time.
  • We have now completed our poetry unit and we were so proud to share our finished poems with each other today.
  • We have been learning about Victorian inventions. We found out about the problems that were solved by these inventions.
  • In Computing, we have been creating algorithms using Scratch and correcting errors which we may make in the process.
  • Following on from last terms Art work, we have been exploring Pointillism which is a painting technique in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image.
  • Linking to our new topic of the Victorians, we have been exploring a poem from Robert Louis Stevenson.
  • We were so proud of our end product!
  • This week we made bridges in Design and Technology. First, we designed our bridge, then measured the wood before sawing and constructing it. The purpose of the bridge was to cross a river and to be strong enough to hold five toy cars.
  • A big thank you to FOBS and parents for giving us the opportunity to go to the pantomime today! The children had a fantastic time and enjoyed 'A Big Snowy Christmas' which was about a baby bear going on mission to deliver presents for Santa.
  • Thank you to all of the parents who came along to celebrate the children's learning. It was a delight to see so many of you in school!
  • Year 3 have had ten weeks of violin lessons with Kip Pratt - a professional music teacher. The sessions have been great, and the children have learnt so much in such a short space of time.
  • We have been very lucky to have tried a variety of energy bars/snacks made by the class for their homework. Thank you for helping children to create their delicious snacks and sharing their recipes!
  • In Science, we have been investigating how sound is created. We used string phones to explore how sound travels.
  • In preparation for our trip to Dartmoor next week, we have used atlases to locate rivers and tors on the moors.
  • Year 4s started their Forest School sessions this week. They had a fantastic time making potions, dens, and hedgehog homes as well as many other outdoor activities.
  • In Science we are now learning about Sound. In our first lesson we have investigated how sounds are created and explored different sources of sound.
  • In our KS2 assembly today we talked about how what we say, post and share online can affect others.
  • Year 3 dodged the showers in PE today where they worked hard to develop shooting skills in netball.
  • Here's another example from Voyagers!
  • We had so much fun in our English lesson today! Some children volunteered to act like Gangsta Granny and be questioned by the rest of the class. The questions and answers helped us think about her personality in order to write our character description.
  • Here are some more examples from Voyagers Class.
  • We were very impressed with the children's homework this week! We loved seeing all of their creative sculptures of mountains.
  • In Year 3/4, we are taking inspiration from 'Gangsta Granny' by David Walliams to learn about character descriptions.
  • This week in Forest School, children took part in a range of outdoor activities. In this photo you can see children creating trails for their friends to follow to find a hidden treasure.
  • All of the children in Year 3/4 were very proud to complete their autobiographies after learning lots about the features we need to include and planning what life events we would write about.
  • Pupils in Year 3 enjoyed their first forest school session on Wednesday.
  • On Wednesday, Year 4 went to a netball festival at TCS. They had a fantastic time and took part in a variety of games and tasks to develop their netball skills.
  • On Thursday, Year 4s started to learn how to play the recorder. They practised playing 2 notes after exploring the instruments.
  • On Thursday, Year 3 children had their first violin lesson with Kip!
  • The children have settled in fantastically to their new classes and have shown lots of enthusiasm towards this weeks learning.
  • We developed skills such as chopping, grating and peeling to create vegetable soup. Then we made bread and developed our kneading skills. Later, we tasted the soup and adapted our recipe by adding herbs, spices and seasoning to develop the taste. 
  • Discoverers and Voyagers were very busy making soup and bread today.
  • The children had a great transition to their new class this week.
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