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Winterbourne EarlsChurch of England Primary School

‘As each one does their part, we grow in love’

Autumn Term 2023-24

DT Pavilions - The Buildings

Take a look at our completed Anglo-Saxon or Viking inspired Pavilions! We had great fun!

DT - Building Pavilions

Our DT unit this term was all about 'Structures'. First, we looked at a range of real life Pavilion designs before then experimenting with self supporting structures made from cocktail sticks! 

After this, we designed and built our own Anglo-Saxon or Viking inspired 'Pavillions'. Take a look at our pictures above. 

Y3 and Y4 had a great day on Friday for our Viking Day!


'Sig', our Viking guide, told us stories, shared facts and artefacts, demonstrated his armour and weapons and generally shouted alot! (Lots of Vikings do apparently). It was fascinating to hear how life was and the children were full of ideas and questions. 

The last pictures are from playing a Viking board game - Fox and Geese. It's a little like a cross between draughts and solitare. 

Tag Rugby Taster Session

On Wednesday, we were visited from a rugby coach from Salisbury rugby club who put us through our paces in a tag ragby session. 

A big Well done to our Y4 Tri-Golfers who picked up 3rd place at the School Games competition recently! 

They had a great time and completed the challenges showing some great golf skills!

Last week the children had a go at some of their own Anglo Saxon inspired weaving. Whilst the children found it quite hard to keep going, I think they migh tnow appreciate the ability of buying clothes and resources a bit more rather than having to make their own!

An amazing discovery was made today in the school allotment! A small set of Victorian coins was discovered in one of the beds and Y4 children were very interested to say the least! After quizzing the archaeologist in question (Mrs McEwan), we studied the coins found and made some notes about the circumstances behind the discovery. The children then decided to share the find with some other members of staff and asked some questions which they hoped might lead to some more information about the astounding discovery. 

Science - Testing Sound

Y4 have continued to test how sound travels this week. Here are a few pictures from their latest investigation!

Food From the Garden

We recently started a lunchtime gardening club. Their first task was to pick the tomatoes which had been growning over the summer months. The children were keen to try the super sweet 'Yellow Pear' tomato variety!

Science - Investigating Sound

The first of the Y4 Science unit this year is all about sound. In our first lesson, the children investigated sound and came up with ideas about how sound is created and how it moves/travels.