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The day involved numerous tasks and challenges that gave the children a hands on experience of what life w This week Coneys Class have beeen finding out about another famous artist in the name of L. Lowry They have been exploring his work, which depicts the industrial landscapes of North Wes Pilsdon Pen have been busy in Forest School making charcoal around the fire. As part of their Anglo Sacon themed sesisons they have producided the charcoal to use in follow up Art activities back in c In doing so, the children have compared Van Gogh's work from when he was living in Holland and St Mary's Church Marshwood was once again packed as parents and carers from Marshwood primary Academy came together to celebrate this years harvest.
The theme this year was 'Past, Present and Future H Check out these amazing junk-models created by Lamberts Class using materials sourced from home as a homework challenge. The class have impressed with a range of stunning creations including the Titan A lovely video that emphasises how we can best develop our children's vocabulalry through quality interaction and dialogue. Please watch. Mrs Thimbleby and some of our children wil be holding a cake sale on Friday 26th September in order to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Please do what you can to support this by baking and bu In doing so they have been discovering different shortcuts they can use on the keyboard and also exploring more effective ways A big thank you to Mts Mills for an enthralling and colourful worship about the charitable work she does alongside her husband in Uganda.
This tied in beatifully with our half term Christian Value of This year our Forest School sessions will taking place on a Friday morning. We believe that a morning session will enable the children to get even more benefit from their outdoor leanring. We are all looking forward to seeing you at this afternoons fete, so please come along and joion us, but be gentle with those sponges!
After some impressive displays with teh shot and javelin the team excelled at the jump Boris and Jeremy our resident chicks, which succusfully hatched in school are going from strength to strength. Great team effort erecting the tents and assembling the night accomodation, before dinner.
Hopefully an early night, after a very busy and hot day. Everyone enjoyed a stunning hike through the Thorncombe countryside to the local woods for some much needed shade. Once there everyone gathered around the camp fire to toast marshmallows and share sto Some very smart campers ready for a good nights sleep and another action packed day of activities!
Hugley proud of our children in years five and six for a magical performance at Axminster's Guildhall. Draped in their African fabric, the children sang and played beautifully in front of a huge audie We received some exciting news late last night, when Mrs Starwbridge popped into school to check on our incubator. One of the eggs had hatched and this morning we now have a very active and chirpy chi A big thank you to everyone who came along to support the children at sports day today.
After postponing our original event we were truely blessed with some incredible weather and this made for a grea Coneys Class have been closely monitoring the eight eggs they currently have incubating in their classroom. In doing so they have been carefully turning the eggs twice a day, while adding water to the In doing so they have found our about the maening of the various symbols the legionaries decorat Sir Oliver answered their A super frst day at Huishwoods for Lamberts Class.
Everyone loved the zip lining and lazer quasing in the glorious sunshine this afternoon. Dinner was delicious as usual, with Miss Jarrett and Mr Owen There they got to enjoy the th To find out more click on the attached documnet. As I said on Friday you have done all you can do, so just try your very best and stay The theme this year is Body Image and how we think and feel about our bodies.
We are very grateful to our PFA for funding the purchase of a treasure trove of must read books in each of our classes. These books consist of a range of genre and have been placed in special treasure The sponsored run was organised by Mrs Strawbridge ahead of her running the London Marathon this weeke However, more practice materials can be found via the links below. A big thank you to Mrs Hoskins, plus Mrs and Mrs Pollard who kindly delivered some new newts, diving beatles and dragon fly larvae to us today. With the help of Lamberts class the new arrivals were ca It was lovely to see St.
Mary's Church packed today for our Easter Service. The congreation were treated to some beautiful singing, with our talented musicians providing the music for the hymns. KS2 c This afternoon the classroom was transformed into a French Supermarche, with saucisson, pain au chocolate Able mathematicians from across our link schools came together at Axminster Primary Academy today for their sixth and final RI Maths Masterclass.
The masterclass series started back in September, with In our celebration worship today our children and families played a game of 'Blankaty-Blank' together to help understand our half-term Christian Vlaue of Peace. Lamberts Class enjoyed a super forest school session in the woods today. Using the resources arround them they picked wild garlic and used it to make delicious garlic flat breads. A great choice this Andrew's Chardstock. A special mention must go to Finn Good luck to our talented young scientists attending the STEM Science Day today, along with pupils from 19 other schools from across Dorset.
The event is part of UC Science Week and is being hosted by Having worked with international wildlife photographer Iain Green in the Autumn Term I am delighted to say that the images taken by the children have finally arrived.
The remit of the Wildlife Wonder Year 5 have had great fun this morning creating their own chain sentences. These sentences are very special, as the next word in teh sentence must start with the last letter of the previous word. Congratulations to all our Year 6 cyclists who successfully passed their Level 2 Bikability training this week.
A great achievement and we hope to see more of you out and about on your bikes now! Our Year 6 cyclists are currently undertaking their Level 1 Bikability training at Thorncombe school. The course is being funded using our PE Premium Grant and will hopefully give the children the con A big thank you to Mrs Jevons and Mrs Morgan for hosting a book cafe this week. The cafe was very busy over lunch, with children enjoying a range of books and sharing stories with eachother. The children will be immersing themselves in books all week, as we celebrate our annual book week.
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Some of our Reception children have already been busy seeing if they can spot any of the local wildlife depicted on our stunning new wildlife identification boards. Purchased with the support of our P Our able Year 6 Mathematicians came over to Marshwood this week for the fifth installment of their Royal Institution Maths Masterclasses.
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As it was Velentines Day the group had to use their mathematic The visit reminded them about th Toda Coneys Class learned how to make a compass. To do this you need to rub a needle against a magnet approximately 50 times in the same direction to magnetize the needle. A big thank you to the Marshwood community Land Trust CLT who joined us in the church this week to presnt all of the children with a high-vis vest.
The vests were gratefully received and will be wor Harris and developing their coding skills using Minecraft. In doing so, they have to use their programming skills to wo Mary's Church was packed and beautifully illuminated for our annual carols by candlelight concert. Several children played guitar and violin, as the local community joined our KS2 choir for a beau Owen has taken the Royal Statistical Society's top facts of and mixed them all up.
Can you do better than Pilsdon Pen and correctly match the facts to the statatistic? A big thank you to our PFA who funded and served our fabulous christmas meal. The food was delicious and thoroughly enjoyed by the children, governors and staff. The children once again excelled themselves, as they put on a stunning Nativity performance of 'It's a Party!
A packed church was treated to some super acting, singing and dancing. Merry C It was lovely to see teh children's Christmas banners on display in the church this week for our festive celebrations. Hopefully they will become a permenant fixture in the church, as everyone visitin Pilsdon Pen enjoyed a fantastic afternoon of Scientific invetigation, as they explored which materials male the best insulators. After coming up with their hypotheses they carefully recorded the tempe Every Tuesday between 1. This hands on experience was a real thrill for the children a Despite the cold the team showed real endurance, as they took on neighbours Charmouth, Children and staff at Marshwood CE Primary Academy got behind Children in Need in style on Friday, as they dressed up in some truly spotacular outfits.
Leading the way was the school council who had b We have two open days coming up this month on Friay 23rd and Saturday 24th November. We would love for you to come and visist our fantastic school, especialy if you have a child looking to start schoo Our Harvest Festival was a huge success again this year, as St. Mary's Church was packed out for this years 'Local Harvest' themed service. All of the children played their part, with delicious hedger All is well apart from a little less sleep than normal in beautiful Cornwall, after a super start to this years OAA Outdoor and Adventurous Activities residential.
All of the children have thrown Friendship, determination, support, character, resilience, endurance, memories, strength and bags of fun! Well done Pilsdon :. Sidmouth Science Festival starts this weekend and runs until the 14th of October.
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To find out more please click on the link. For full detials please click on the attched document bel Once again they came along to donate a set of beautifully illustrated dictionaries to our Year 6 chil The children had a very special visitor today when Boris from Heart Smart cam and visited them in person. Boris was introduced by Pete who explained how Boris could teach us the imporantce of love and Coneys Class got to meet some amazing owls this week when Mr. Ballam from Xtreme Falconry visited the class. During the visit the class got to handle lots of owl artefacts, such as pellets, feathers a The children got to examine Herman closely and see how he moved slowly along the floor.
Mrs Ballam A warm welcome to our new Reception children who have been quickly getting up to speed with life at Marshwood. Everyone has been making them feel very welcome and helping them out with routines, as th Year 6 have been enjoying a super end of year camp at school.