Newsletter No. 1 added 14th Sept 2018
Exciting News - Breakfast & After School Clubs will start 4th September!
Victorian Topic - visit to Radstock Museum and Bath Botanical Gardens (26 images)
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Our current topic is Volcanoes and Earthquakes. We investigated the layers of the Earth by building it with playdough and labelling them!
The children enjoyed cheering on the Tour of Britain on the first day of term! It was a fantastic experience for them all!
The KS2 summer performance was a huge success this week! The children really put on a wonderful show, with beautiful singing, amazing acting and very well-rehearsed scene changes. Their friends and family had a wonderful time watching the show - "The best school show I've seen!"
What a wonderful Sports Day! The children worked extremely well to support their house members and put their all into the races! A massive thank you to Mrs Foley and the year 9 Chew Valley students for organising the event. And thank you to the PTA who helped to keep everyone cool with their wonderful refreshments - it was great to see so many parents coming along and even joining in with some competitive races!
The Avon and Somerset County Police have very kindly donated us a wonderful school set of High-Vis jackets in order to help keep our children safe. The children very much enjoyed getting to look inside the Police van when they called by our sports day to allow us to say a big thank you!
The year 6's joined together with lots of other year 6 children in the area to take part in a pilgrim day at Wells Cathedral. They took part in activities to help prepare them for the next, exciting chapter in their lives and took some time to reflect on what this will bring. It was lovely to see how close they have become as a group and when they move on in a few weeks time we will certainly miss them all!
Some of the year 5 and 6 children enjoyed a glorious day playing cricket. Miss Davey was extremely proud of the progress that each child made throughout the tournament. A great sense of team spirit and positivity was present all day too!
High jump athlete Rob Mitchell, who represented Great Britain internationally from 1997 – 2016 as well as being at the Commonwealth Games in 2002 and in 2006, came to East Harptree this week! He is the current Welsh record holder in high jump at 2m and 25cm and was also the Welsh High Jump Champion for 11 years straight. He put the children through a grueling fitness circuit and then gave a fantastic inspirational assembly about his career in high jump and how it all began.
The year 5 and 6 children enjoyed a fantastic Robotics day building and programming their robots to complete a range of tasks. We observed some excellent team work and perserverance, along with many successful attempts! Well done everyone!
Squirrel and Otter class enjoyed a fantastic day out to Somerset County's Cricket ground in Taunton, to watch Somerset Vs Sussex. They were able to watch the game, meet an England/Somerset player and enjoy lots of fun activities to practise and develop their cricket skills!
We are all extremely proud of our year 6's for their hard work and determination during SATs week and the build-up to this busy week! They tackled it with a positive attitude and supported eachother like great friends - a well deserved trip to the park to celebrate!
What a beautiful day we were blessed with for our wedding party!! The children all enjoyed a very British lunch of fish and chips followed by scones with cream and jam.
Fox class carried out an experiment to test the strongest paper. They then recorded their data in a chart, and afterwards created a bar graph on the computer.
Fox class worked in teams to collect the puzzle pieces. They then enjoyed a chocolate treat!
Fox class, went on a trip to the Bath and West showground, where they learnt about where their food comes from.
Football league 2017-2018
A few weeks ago it was announced that Georgie 'Porge' Bryant, had received the devastating news her seven months worth of treatment to rid her of Leukaemia had failed, and her only remaining option was to get on a clinical trial. In order to be eligible for the trial Porge would need to receive treatment not currently available on the NHS which would cost £150,000. Fundraising got underway immediately and within two days the Pounds for Porge campaign had already reached a staggering £51,000. But following a few weeks of odd socks being donned at sporting fixtures, schools and fundraising activities the total now stands at £108,000 (as of 27th April). Thank you so much to everyone who showed their support!
Some of the children wore their Beavers, Scouts, Brownies and Guides uniform into school to celebrate St George's Day. As a school we held an assembly to learn about this patriotic day!
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.
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!
The 21st March 2018 marks World Downs Syndrome Day and the school came together to raise awareness for a fantastic cause.
Fox and Hedgehog class took part in an African drumming workshop, and then made some African houses out of clay.
Hedgehogs had fun in the snow!
The staff and children enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day this year!
Making the most of the beautiful sunshine and taking yoga onto the grass playground!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
The Bounciest Balls & Stretchiest Materials
Learning about Baptism at the Church
Victorian, William Morris inspired Block Printing
Otter class used their Design and Technology skills to successfully build a Roman Catapult fit for the battlefield!
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 made Victorian toys and baked Victoria Sponges
The History society took Fox Class on a Victorian Walk around East Harptree.
Take a look at our cast of 2017
Take a look at the fantastic feats of bravery & teamwork undertaken by our students on their residential trip.
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.’
Fox Class enjoyed a visit to Radstock Museum and the Bath Botanical Gardens to learn more about Victorian life.
Our Victorian Silhouettes
Fox Class looked at micro habitats in the church yard.
Fox Class enjoyed outdoor learning.
Otter & Squirrel Class enjoyed learning about the Romans in Bath.
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 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!
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!
Otters have been creating 'kindness tweets' as part of our Kindness Campaign across the school! #bekind
Year 5 & 6 pupils enjoyed a rugby tournament at Chew Valley School.
Our new Reception children are settling into Hedgehogs & school life. Lots of outdoors learning through play.
Fox Class making bread with Warburtons
An Australian Teacher visited our school for the morning.
The children enjoyed a visit from a Scout leader finding out about the opportunities they can get involved with!
Our Year 6 students celebrated the end of their time at East Harptree Primary School with a special lunch and a water fight!
The KS2 Summer Production "Cinderabba" as a huge success.
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
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!
Otters were engrossed in studying important Islamic symbols and buildings and then describing it for their partner to try and draw!
Otter Class making Christmas Cookies and then creating their own set of instructions for others to follow!
The year 6 children working in pairs to find their way around the treasure hunt (shhhh - don't tell them they were also revising!)
Years 5 & 6 took a trip to the Lifeskills Centre - always a fun & valuable day.
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!
Learning about the fish that stock our lakes during a trip to Bristol Water
East Harptree Primary School Football Team 2017
These are some pictures we took.
The children enjoyed an Easter Walk & activities in the Combe.
The children joined in with Red Nose Day 2017 wearing something red or sporting a "nose".
The staff & children enjoyed dressing up as characters from their favourite books.
The children took part in the Village Pancake Race 2017
KS1 enjoyed a trip to the SS Great Britain in Bristol
The children of Fox & Hedgehog Class enjoyed a day in the Combe making Christmas Decorations with Gingerbread Men!
Fox Class were discovering Light!
Photos of our Hedgehogs dressed for Nativity
Thanks to a parent, Mr Paul Martin and his colleagues, Otter Class enjoyed a voyage into the world of Virtual Reality. Amazing!
Otter Class enjoyed a residential trip to Hooke Court. Take a look at some of our activities.
Children collected gifts & treats to send to others less fortunate than themselves.
The children joined with the villagers of East Harptree at the memorial stone near Grey Hollow.
A fabulous afternoon at Sandy Bay
The weather was kind & it was a successful day.
The KS1 children enjoyed learning about healthy eating & trying new foods whilst making pizza faces!
The children enjoyed a red, white & blue picnic lunch party in the playground to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday
Otter & Squirrel Class enjoyed learning about Vikings in the Combe.
KS1 children enjoyed getting their hands muddy, planting potatoes. Fingers crossed for a bumper crop!
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 learning about recycling
View from our Hide, Bird Watching at Chew Valley Lake
We visited Lye Cross Farm to see how cheese is made.
Our KS1 classes enjoyed a spring walk into Harptree Combe. The bluebells were out and our butterflies released.
This term the first outing was to BBC Bristol - very interesting!
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.
Otter Class made Tudor houses - take a look at their fantastic display!
The children wore some fantastic costumes and brought their favourite books for World Book Day.
Reception Class have been learning and playing with the story The Three Little Pigs
Dance Festival 2016
Year 1 & 2 enjoyed a great trip to Tesco at Midsomer Norton to learn about where our food comes from.
The sun shone as the children enjoyed this year's village pancake race.
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!
In Science, KS1 made delicious quiches to show how materials can change when heated.
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.
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.
Otter Class enjoyed a fantastic week at Mill on the Brue
In July, Mrs Bailey and her son enjoyed a visit to Matirige Primary School in Zimbabwe - here are some of her photos.