Life at East Harptree C of E VC Primary School Life at East Harptree C of E VC Primary School Life at East Harptree C of E VC Primary School Life at East Harptree C of E VC Primary School Life at East Harptree C of E VC Primary School Life at East Harptree C of E VC Primary School Life at East Harptree C of E VC Primary School


The Mayans

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To mark the end of our topic, The Mayans, Otter class planned and conducted their very own Mayan Afternoon. They baked Chocolate brownies (cocoa was seen as a luxury for the Mayans);learnt the rules and played the Mayan ball game, Pok a Tok and conducted a religious ceremony with their very own Priest.

Dance Umbrella

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We had a wonderful time at the Dance Umbrella at the Forum in Bath. Our year 3's and 4's performed, 'Get loud' and made us all want to get up and dance with them! The year 5's and 6's danced to, 'Friend like me' from Alladin - they even had their own blue Genie! We were extremely proud of all the children, what a great experience!

Odd Socks For Downs Syndrome

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The 21st March 2018 marks World Downs Syndrome Day and the school came together to raise awareness for a fantastic cause.

African drumming and African houses!

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Fox and Hedgehog class took part in an African drumming workshop, and then made some African houses out of clay.

Hedgehogs in the snow

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Hedgehogs had fun in the snow!

World Book Day 2017/18

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The staff and children enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day this year!

Yoga Club

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Making the most of the beautiful sunshine and taking yoga onto the grass playground!

Grass Playground Grand Opening

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After a long wait, we are happy to announce that our grass playground is now open. Our Grand Opening was planned and organised by our School Council, who did an amazing job. Lots of people helped us to make this project a reality and we would like to say a huge 'thank you!' to everyone. Councillor Tim Warren kindly agreed to officially open the area and cut our ribbon. We all celebrated with a special cake and refreshments. We can now use our wonderful new space for play and outside learning, and we are looking forward to making lots of exciting new memories here.

World Book Day

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Otters and the rest of the school enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day. We held a parade around the playground and enjoyed lots of fun book-related activities throughout the day!

Carymoor Environmental Centre

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Both Otters and Squirrel class visited the landfill site at Carymoor Environmental Centre in line with our current topic, exploring the plastic problem. We were able to see where our rubbish goes and learnt how to correctly recycle our rubbish. We were amazed to discover that 50% of the rubbish that was put in the landfill actually could have been recycled! We are now discovering what we can do as a school to protect our environment!

Year 5 & 6 Football Tournament

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Our year 5 and 6 children did extremely well at the Chew Valley School football tournament. They demonstrated excellent team work and determination - well done!

Year 6 Maths Challenge

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Four of our year 6 children attended the Monkton Coombe Maths Challenge where they competed against other schools. They participated in some extremely challenging maths and represented our school fantastically!

Fox Class Science Materials

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The Bounciest Balls & Stretchiest Materials

Mock Baptism Fox Class

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Learning about Baptism at the Church

Victorian Block Printing Fox Class

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Victorian, William Morris inspired Block Printing

Football League

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EHP vs. Pensford January 2018 WE SCORED A GOAL!!!! We lost 5-1 but WE SCORED A GOAL!!!!

Building Roman Catapults

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Otter class used their Design and Technology skills to successfully build a Roman Catapult fit for the battlefield!

Roman Museum

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Otter and Squirrel class invited their parents and carers to view all of their fantastic Roman learning by creating their very own Roman Museum at school! So many wonderful pieces of writing, art work and models made - well done everyone!

Fox Class Victorian Morning

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Fox Class made Victorian toys and baked Victoria Sponges

Fox Class Walk Around the Village

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The History society took Fox Class on a Victorian Walk around East Harptree.

Born in the Barn Nativity 2017

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Take a look at our cast of 2017

Mill on the Brue 2017

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Take a look at the fantastic feats of bravery & teamwork undertaken by our students on their residential trip.

School Council visit to BANES Council

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East Harptree Primary School Council had a wonderful visit to the Guild Hall in Bath on Thursday 30th November. They were greeted by Tim Warren, Leader of Bath Council who showed them around the council chambers and joined them with their own meeting. The children picked up some useful tips to help them with their work back at school. They were also lucky enough to spend some time in the Mayor’s Parlour, where they found out a lot about the history Well done to Summer, Freya.W, Addie, Lolly, Louis, Jacob, Jack & Lola. Councillor Tim warren stated that, ‘The school and parents should be proud of the way the children acted, a real credit to all.’

Victorian Topic - visit to Radstock Museum and Bath Botanical Gardens

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Fox Class enjoyed a visit to Radstock Museum and the Bath Botanical Gardens to learn more about Victorian life.

Victorian Silhouettes

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Our Victorian Silhouettes

Science - Micro Habitats at the Church Yard

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Fox Class looked at micro habitats in the church yard.

Outdoor Maths - Learning about the Seasons

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Fox Class enjoyed outdoor learning.

Trip to the Roman Baths

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Otter & Squirrel Class enjoyed learning about the Romans in Bath.


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We have been re-creating famous bible stories using a range of different techniques: Manga style (a Japanese comic), Children's story style and Word on the Street (using music and pictorial images).

Mad Science

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Mad Science came in to show us all the exciting things that their club will offer at school! We hope lots of the children will get involved!

Lloyds TSB

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The year 5 and 6 children were visited by Lloyds Bank TSB and learnt all about the importance of budgeting, and the difference between a need and a want!


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Otters have been creating 'kindness tweets' as part of our Kindness Campaign across the school! #bekind

Yr 5 & 6 Rugby

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Year 5 & 6 pupils enjoyed a rugby tournament at Chew Valley School.

Reception 2017

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Our new Reception children are settling into Hedgehogs & school life. Lots of outdoors learning through play.

Fox Class making bread with Warburtons

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Fox Class making bread with Warburtons

Australian Visit for Fox Class

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An Australian Teacher visited our school for the morning.

Visit from Scout Leaders

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The children enjoyed a visit from a Scout leader finding out about the opportunities they can get involved with!

Leavers' Lunch & Water Fight

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Our Year 6 students celebrated the end of their time at East Harptree Primary School with a special lunch and a water fight!


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The KS2 Summer Production "Cinderabba" as a huge success.

End of SATS Celebration

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Some of the Year 6 children celebrating finishing their SATS! "They have all worked so hard and I am super proud of them! " Miss Davey

Otters @Bristol

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At the end of January Otter Class enjoyed a trip to @Bristol to explore in more depth their Science topic, Earth and Space. We had loads of fun exploring the activities and watching the 3D Planetarium show!


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Islamic Symbols

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Otters were engrossed in studying important Islamic symbols and buildings and then describing it for their partner to try and draw!

Otters Baking

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Otter Class making Christmas Cookies and then creating their own set of instructions for others to follow!

S.P.A.G. Treasure Hunt

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The year 6 children working in pairs to find their way around the treasure hunt (shhhh - don't tell them they were also revising!)


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Years 5 & 6 took a trip to the Lifeskills Centre - always a fun & valuable day.

Otters do Banksy

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Bristol - Otters studied our local city of Bristol and researched the famous graffiti artist, Banksy! They designed some wonderful artwork with messages and images linked to their personal interests. They look brilliant!

Environmental Club trip to Bristol Water

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Learning about the fish that stock our lakes during a trip to Bristol Water

Football Team 2017

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East Harptree Primary School Football Team 2017

Environmental Club May - Wildlife & Landscape Photography

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These are some pictures we took.

Whole School Easter Walk

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The children enjoyed an Easter Walk & activities in the Combe.

Red Nose Day 2017

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The children joined in with Red Nose Day 2017 wearing something red or sporting a "nose".

World Book Day

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The staff & children enjoyed dressing up as characters from their favourite books.

Pancake Race 2017

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The children took part in the Village Pancake Race 2017

A Trip to the SS Great Britain

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KS1 enjoyed a trip to the SS Great Britain in Bristol

Christmas Decorations in the Combe

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The children of Fox & Hedgehog Class enjoyed a day in the Combe making Christmas Decorations with Gingerbread Men!

Science with Fox Class

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Fox Class were discovering Light!

Nativity 2016

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Photos of our Hedgehogs dressed for Nativity

Virtual Reality

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Thanks to a parent, Mr Paul Martin and his colleagues, Otter Class enjoyed a voyage into the world of Virtual Reality. Amazing!

Hooke Court 2016

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Otter Class enjoyed a residential trip to Hooke Court. Take a look at some of our activities.

Shoebox Collection

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Children collected gifts & treats to send to others less fortunate than themselves.

Remembrance Service East Harptree

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The children joined with the villagers of East Harptree at the memorial stone near Grey Hollow.

Beach Survey

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A fabulous afternoon at Sandy Bay

Sports Day 2016

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The weather was kind & it was a successful day.

Summer Vegetable Pizza Faces

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The KS1 children enjoyed learning about healthy eating & trying new foods whilst making pizza faces!

Queen's Birthday Picnic

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The children enjoyed a red, white & blue picnic lunch party in the playground to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday

Vikings in the Combe

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Otter & Squirrel Class enjoyed learning about Vikings in the Combe.

Potato Planting

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KS1 children enjoyed getting their hands muddy, planting potatoes. Fingers crossed for a bumper crop!

Folly Farm Camp Squirrel Class 2016

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Squirrel Class enjoyed a fantastic residential trip to Folly Farm. There are load of photos so hope you can spot yourself & your friends in some!

Environmental Club - Recycling

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Environmental Club learning about recycling

Environmental Club - Bird Watching

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View from our Hide, Bird Watching at Chew Valley Lake

Environmental Club - Visit to Lye Cross Farm

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We visited Lye Cross Farm to see how cheese is made.

Spring Walk 2016 - KS1

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Our KS1 classes enjoyed a spring walk into Harptree Combe. The bluebells were out and our butterflies released.

Environmental Club visit to BBC Bristol April 2016

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This term the first outing was to BBC Bristol - very interesting!

Cooking with Josh Eggleton from the Pony & Trap

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Josh Eggleton & his sister Holly from the Pony & Trap in Chew Magna came to inspire our budding chefs with a brilliant cooking demonstration. Josh has a Michelin Star & has been seen on the Great British Menu! For a copy of the Recipe for these Swiss Meringues please see the "Letters" section under "Parents" tab.

Tudor Houses

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Otter Class made Tudor houses - take a look at their fantastic display!

World Book Day

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The children wore some fantastic costumes and brought their favourite books for World Book Day.

The Three Little Pigs - Reception Class

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Reception Class have been learning and playing with the story The Three Little Pigs

Dance Festival 2016

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Dance Festival 2016

Tesco Trip Year 1 & 2

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Year 1 & 2 enjoyed a great trip to Tesco at Midsomer Norton to learn about where our food comes from.

Pancake Race 2016

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The sun shone as the children enjoyed this year's village pancake race.

Pond Clearance in the Grass Playground

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Thank you to everyone who gave up their time on Saturday and assisted us in clearing the pond area. It was hard work but will make a massive difference to the space available in our grass playground. We even found the Gnome!

The Harptree Bake-Off

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In Science, KS1 made delicious quiches to show how materials can change when heated.


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We began our Viking topic by being lucky enough to have a Scandinavian visitor, Kenastyriseh who told us many facts about his past. We were then able to come up with ideas about what we would like to know about the Vikings.

Mr Fox

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In Literacy we have been using the book Fantastic Mr Fox to look at creative writing techniques. Here we are planning some role play in groups. We then performed our scenes to the class and became Mr Fox so the class could ask Mrs Booth questions.

Mill on the Brue 2015

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Otter Class enjoyed a fantastic week at Mill on the Brue

Mrs Bailey's Trip to Zimbabwe - Exchange Visit with Matirige Primary School

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In July, Mrs Bailey and her son enjoyed a visit to Matirige Primary School in Zimbabwe - here are some of her photos.