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Seatown Sailing 13.5.22

Seatown Sailing 13.5.22

After a week of tests, Seatown treated themselves to a well deserved morning on the water at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Academy, Weymouth. The weather was perfect - a sunny morning with a good breeze. https://youtu.be/lRab7DzUyVw A perfect day at the Sailing Academy....

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Our Easter Journey morning Wednesday 6th April 2022

Our Easter Journey morning Wednesday 6th April 2022

With some restrictions due to the pandemic still in place, we approached our Easter celebrations in a slightly different way. The aim was to focus on aspects of Easter in a variety of creative ways including: using our environment giving opportunities for personal...

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Our Easter Journey morning Wednesday 6th April 2022

Our Easter Journey morning Wednesday 6th April 2022

With some restrictions due to the pandemic still in place, we approached our Easter celebrations in a slightly different way. The aim was to focus on aspects of Easter in a variety of creative ways including: using our environment giving opportunities for personal...

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The PGL Abseiling Wall

The PGL Abseiling Wall

This challenge required trust and technique Learning how to jump against the wall with our feet. At times we felt quite nervous But the safety harness held us. There was nothing to fear. Take a look at some of our achievements. https://youtu.be/w2oe1n2KfZs...

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PGL Rifle Shooting

PGL Rifle Shooting

This was a new activity for us. We learnt about the air rifles and how to use the sight line to aim accurately at the target. We learnt what the different parts of the rifle were called and how to cock the barrel. Setting up the targets Setting up the targets Cocking...

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PGL Wacky Races

PGL Wacky Races

One of our evening events was 90 minutes of weird and wonderful races in teams. The first race was all about trying to throw as many shoes into hoops. This was followed by trying to build the tallest tower of shoes! https://youtu.be/W_bVOae02Nc Finally the race was on...

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The Trapeze at PGL

The Trapeze at PGL

This activity proved to be very challenging. It involved climbing up a pole to a platform before climbing onto it and jumping off it and hitting a buoy suspended nearby. Some of us felt very worried beforehand. If we weren’t climbing, we were learning to belay. This...

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The PGL Climbing Wall

The PGL Climbing Wall

Being one of our earlier challenges the wall looked daunting as we harnessed up and then warmed our bodies up with a game. And then we were off, with some of us finding the wall more of a challenge than others. Sometimes it was pretty scary and we needed the support...

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The PGL Low Ropes Course

The PGL Low Ropes Course

Although we felt this might have been an easy activity, we quickly realised that we need the support and trust of others. We began the session with a series of games to build our trust in each other. Could we possibly run through the line, trusting our friends to drop...

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The PGL Campfire

The PGL Campfire

The evening activity on the first night involved singing songs, listening to stories and even acting out parts of the story. https://youtu.be/axuK65Y1KbY https://youtu.be/S-_GZJXIMPY https://youtu.be/xxlRsUI8hCY

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PGL – Street Surfing

PGL – Street Surfing

This was a very tricky activity that began with none of us being able to step and balance on the board. However, an hour and a half later, many of us were able to travel some metres independently. It wasn’t as easy as we thought…. ……especially when we confused the...

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PGL – The Zip Wire!

PGL – The Zip Wire!

We began by learning how to put on a safety harness. A lot of team work and support was needed Grace was told to have ‘zombie’ arms Sometimes you needed brute strength to tighten the straps Not sure the instructor had nailed his technique! And then the exhilarating...

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Seatown’s PGL Adventure April 2022

Seatown’s PGL Adventure April 2022

Our residential, outdoor education trip took place after 2 years of lockdown and it was definitely worth waiting for! We stayed for 3 days at the Osmington Bay, Weymouth centre with the aim of working together as a strong team, supporting each other and stepping out...

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Designing our Easter eggs

Designing our Easter eggs

Arlo’s mum Jo spent the morning with Cogden sharing her knowledge of Cadbury’s with her product designer past. The children considered who the egg was for, the type of chocolate, the packaging design and pricing point to come up with their amazing designs! Some of the...

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Spiritual thinking at Easter time.

Spiritual thinking at Easter time.

As part of our Easter work on 5th and 6th April, the children were encouraged to think deeply about some questions at each activity they visited. Take a look at the questions and responses…. After our ‘stick journey’ activity, we asked, ‘What was Jesus’s journey?’ We...

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Our Easter Journey part 2       6th April 2022

Our Easter Journey part 2 6th April 2022

In assembly, we listened to Mrs Cleden read the Easter story before completing 3 more activities to help us focus on different aspects of the meaning of Easter. We planted seeds and thought about Jesus giving life to us… We designed flags that included olive branches...

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An Easter Journey 6th April 2022

An Easter Journey 6th April 2022

This year we celebrated Easter as a whole school slightly differently. We looked at aspects of Jesus as we delved into aspects of his life , death and resurrection. We began by taking a journey through the village to the church. There, we created our own journey...

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Cogden enjoys their marvellous marble jar reward

During the term Cogden class can earn a marble for being marvellous either in their learning or behaviour. When the jar is full they can choose a reward. This time it was a movie,popcorn and some clay work. Well done Cogden you deserve it for a great term! Peter...

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Cogden enjoys their marvellous marble jar reward

During the term Cogden class can earn a marble for being marvellous either in their learning or behaviour. When the jar is full they can choose a reward. This time it was a movie,popcorn and some clay work. Well done Cogden you deserve it for a great term! Peter...

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Colmer’s Hill Fun Run 2nd April 2022

Colmer’s Hill Fun Run 2nd April 2022

On a beautiful sunny and not too cold morning, 13 pupils from Year 4 to Year 6 took part in a fun run at Symondsbury. 33 girls in total took part in the first race. A bit of limbering up… Ready? We’re looking forward to this! And we’re off! Less than 10 minutes later,...

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The Easter story and Art

As part of our RE unit looking at the Easter story, Seatown have been thinking about the different ways in which the story can be interpreted. These included ‘Bearing a burden’, ‘Lost’, ‘Stepping in’ and ‘Taking someone’s place’. We then used paints to create images...

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Paper waste – School Council

Paper waste – School Council

Today the council chose these posters to go next to wash hand basins in school with the message - take no more than 2 paper towels.   Children designed their posters over half term to help us reduce the amount of paper waste being thrown out each week. We aim to go...

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Science Day 22.3.22

Science Day 22.3.22

“What is space?” I asked KS2. Introduction to our day in space. First we learnt that space is a difficult and dangerous place to be and constantly expanding meaning the position of planets and galaxies is always changing. We realised how important a space suit is to...

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Science Day 22.3.22

Science Day 22.3.22

“What is space?” I asked KS2. Introduction to our day in space. First we learnt that space is a difficult and dangerous place to be and constantly expanding meaning the position of planets and galaxies is always changing. We realised how important a space suit is to...

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The Bank of Dreams and Nightmares

The Bank of Dreams and Nightmares

Today we explored the world of stories in years 4, 5 and 6. Nick, Jan, Ambs and Raja visited us in school and took us on a story writing journey. We began the morning creating a collaborative story together but were rudely interrupted by the phone ringing….it was the...

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Solidarity with Ukraine

Solidarity with Ukraine

Today the whole school dressed up in blue and yellow - the colours of the Ukrainian flag - to show our support for the whole Ukrainian community and demonstrate some of our school values, notably compassion and generosity. We spent time thinking about the positive...

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Solidarity with Ukraine

Solidarity with Ukraine

Today the whole school dressed up in blue and yellow - the colours of the Ukrainian flag - to show our support for the whole Ukrainian community and demonstrate some of our school values, notably compassion and generosity. We spent time thinking about the positive...

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Solidarity with Ukraine

Solidarity with Ukraine

Today the whole school dressed up in blue and yellow - the colours of the Ukrainian flag - to show our support for the whole Ukrainian community and demonstrate some of our school values, notably compassion and generosity. We spent time thinking about the positive...

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The Bank of Dreams and Nightmares

The Bank of Dreams and Nightmares

Today we explored the world of stories in years 4, 5 and 6. Nick, Jan, Ambs and Raja visited us in school and took us on a story writing journey. We began the morning creating a collaborative story together but were rudely interrupted by the phone ringing….it was the...

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Sketching features of a church

Sketching features of a church

As we haven’t been in church for so long, we thought we would take our sketch books up there and do some observational drawings. We have learnt the special names for the font, the lectern, a stained glass window and the pulpit. The children have produced some...

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World Book Day in Seatown March 2022

World Book Day in Seatown March 2022

Seatown Class came to school dressed as characters from books and enjoyed a variety of activities such as paired reading with children in Burton Class, creating bunting for our book corner and creating book reviews of our favourite stories. Characters we dressed up as...

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Our Class Charter

Our Class Charter

In our PSHE this week, we linked our church school values with our class charter rights. We picked the two most popular values (voted for) and showed the link! We had a good discussion about this.

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Chasing pancakes!

Chasing pancakes!

We managed our traditional pancake races despite the looming rain! Reception were given a helping hand from Years 5 and 6 and lots of fun was had. We even managed to eat a pancake or two!

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Cogden science work

Cogden science work

We started our new science topic this afternoon on electricity. We explored where electricity comes from and looked at renewable and non-renewable sources

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Picasso

Picasso

We looked at the work of Picasso and practiced how to draw eyes, noses, ears and mouths. We then coloured them in odd colours and placed them in strange places to create our own aliens.

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The Universe

The Universe

We have been finding out facts about the universe and presented them in an information text. Our presentation and fun facts were just as important as the writing to draw the reader in! [gallery columns="4"...

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Seatown Space

Seatown Space

Seatown used chalks and pastels to create these space images. We followed the instructions of an artist on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PC9wdRWXRQ Why don't you try it out for yourself and watch this link? We were very impressed with the results. What do...

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Valentines Day 2022

Valentines Day 2022

Happy Valentines Day!  Today, we were discussing what love really is.  Is it a card and a box of chocolates or is it caring for someone (ironing, helping with reading, sorting stuff for forest school and so on...).  Is it both?  What would we do without it? [gallery...

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Valentines Day 2022

Valentines Day 2022

Happy Valentines Day!  Today, we were discussing what love really is.  Is it a card and a box of chocolates or is it caring for someone (ironing, helping with reading, sorting stuff for forest school and so on...).  Is it both?  What would we do without it? [gallery...

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Spreadsheets

Spreadsheets

Seatown class were having fun with spreadsheets, learning about different types of graph to represent their data and exploring probability.

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Cogden gets 1 Million Pounds

Cogden gets 1 Million Pounds

As part of our RE topic on Buddhism Cogden were all given £1 million pounds each today! We had great fun thinking how we would spend it and then thought about how money couldn't always make you happy as Siddhartha discovered. We then discussed what other things make...

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Seatown Alien Drinks

Seatown Alien Drinks

Seatown have enjoyed some cross curricular maths - combining ratio work with our term's focus on space. Here we are designing our alien drinks for a celebration of their successful invasion of the school! We recorded the ratios of each colour used and then scaled the...

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Darby the Safer Internet Dog

Darby the Safer Internet Dog

Mrs Greenham's dog Darby came into school today for a visit!  He is the hero in our "Darby the Safer Internet Dog" story to help children stay safe online.  Have a look at the assembly on here: Darby.  

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Forest School

Forest School

Burton class have had lots of fun in forest school, they have been using fire strikers to create a flame.  They have also been bug hunting and thay found lots of woodlice.  Some children also had fun den building, practicing tying knots. [gallery...

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Guided Reading

Guided Reading

We have been really working on improving our reading.  We have recently enjoyed sharing the same book in our guided reading groups.  

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New Tables

New Tables

Mrs Oxenbury has been moving tables to improve our work areas and create an open carpet space.  We strive to ensure that we are all sitting in the best place for us to do our best learning and to be "the best that we can be!"

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Sikhism in Seatown

Sikhism in Seatown

In our Sikhism unit, we are studying the Guru Granth Sahib - the Sikh holy book. It is full of stories that we can learn so much from. In the story of Guru Nank, the bowl of milk and the jasmine flower (read here by 2 Year 5 pupils) we learn that there is always a...

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Reading in Burton Class

Reading in Burton Class

We are working hard on improving our reading in Burton Class.  We enjoy reading and talking about the guided reading books in our groups.  Burton Class children are also being encouraged to read to an adult at home each night and when they do, they add a marble to our...

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The Continents

The Continents

Year 1 and Year 2 had lots of fun learning the names of the 7 continents and locating them on a map of the world.  We also used maps and globes to learn more about the countries and features of some of the continents.

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Seatown Science

Seatown Science

We linked our science topic on plants with an art project manipulating paper to create 3D structures. We then progressed on to wire and tissue paper structures. It was harder than it looked. Which ones do you like best?

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Cardboard Sculptures

Cardboard Sculptures

Burton Class have had lots of fun making a sculpture piece using cardboard.  everyone was totally involved in drawing around shapes, cutting them out and then joining them together in different ways.  Here are their pieces of scuplture.  Well done year 1 and year 2!

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Burton Class May 2021

We asked the children to respond to the question "What do you like most about Powerstock School and Burton Class?" The responses were varied with lots of children saying they like Burton Class because the children are kind and happy.  They enjoy playtimes and like to...

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