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The Autumn 2 take away tasks are out. Find them below in the documents...

Windrush Caribbean Dance Workshop

Blackmoor class had a marvelous time this morning reinforcing their knowledge of the Windrush generation and learning some new facts along the way. We can now identify some Caribbean flags too! We learnt two Caribbean dance routines, everyone feeling the rhythm of the music, and completed a limbo in a carnival style. Mrs Steer and Mr Bate even managed to 'throw a few shapes'!

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State of Emergency theatre group will be working with Blackmoor Class on Thursday 7th November. Caribbean dance and an understanding of the Windrush generation will have a high priority!

Blackmoor class have entered 'Journalist Training School' in the second half of the autumn term. We are learning all about what is required to find, select and report news stories before creating our own newspaper (yet to be titled)! We will be answering these enquiry questions:

Why is it important that news is reported accurately on a local, national and international scale?

Do I feel confident to ask questions and to challenge misinformation?

Do I have my own values and opinions about news?

The classroom has become a newsroom for the next few weeks. Keep an eye out for breaking news!

 

In addition to this, we are studying Hinduism and the question: 'How do the beliefs of Dharma, Deity and Atman affect the way Hindu people live their lives?'

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Sports Hall Athletics 22.10.19 Small Schools Champions

Sports Hall Athletics 22.10.19 Small Schools Champions 1

The results are in...and this group of athletes have finished in 1st PLACE in the small schools competition. What a fantastic achievement by the team. We now progress to the county finals for the second year in a row.

Squad: Cerys, Orla, Ellie, Ruby, Ida, Maisie, Owen, Max, James, Milo, Aiden and Dylan.

Simply beautiful and creative love sculptures - autumn take away task

Simply beautiful and creative love sculptures - autumn take away task 1
Simply beautiful and creative love sculptures - autumn take away task 2
Simply beautiful and creative love sculptures - autumn take away task 3
Simply beautiful and creative love sculptures - autumn take away task 4

SASP Sports Leadership Programme Pupils 2019/20

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Girls Football Tournament 16.10.19

Girls Football Tournament 16.10.19 1

The second girls' football tournament has taken place at Kings College and pleasingly we remain unbeaten! The results are below.

West Buckland 1 v 1 West Monkton - Hillman 

Wiveliscombe 0 v 1 West Buckland -  Steven 

Trull 0 v 3 West Buckland - Hillman (2), Steven

Another brilliant performance from all the girls as we were up against much larger schools this time. Cerys and Orla continued their fine scoring streak in front of goal and Ellie was called into action on more than one occasion. 

Squad: Cerys, Ellie, Tia, Robyn, Gabrielle, Ruby, Maisie, Emma, Sophie and Orla.

Dodgeball 9.10.19

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A debut performance at the inter-schools 'dodgeball' tournament for West Buckland brought great fun, honesty and skills to Blackbrook Leisure Centre. Two squads of six competed in 5 matches each, against other local schools. As this was a 'can do' tournament no scores were recorded, but both teams did really well and made lots of dodgeball progress throughout the afternoon. The sporting value of 'honesty' had a high profile due to the absence of referees. The children had to 'own up' if they were out (hit below head height with the ball) and they did this brilliantly. A random teachers match also made an appearance at the end of the competition!

SQUAD A: Alfy, Harry, Elliott, Reuben, Matthew & Max.

SQUAD B: Owen, Ellie, Dylan, Elliot, Orla & Ollie.

Love ladders!

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We have created these 'love ladders' and given them as gifts to a special person. The ladders have words and phrases that explain what 'love is...' to us. We have used our cutting, sticking and artistic skills to make them.

Girls Football Tournament 2-10-19

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The sporting season is up and running and we have kicked off with the first of the girls' football tournaments at Kings College. The results are below.

West Buckland 4 v 0 Norton Fitzwarren - Hillman (4)

Sampford Arundel 0 v 4 West Buckland - Hillman (2) Steven (2)

Staplegrove 0 v 3 West Buckland - Hillman (3)

A fantastic performance from all the girls, particularly those representing the school for the first time. They should all be very proud of themselves. 

Squad: Cerys, Ellie, Tia, Robyn, Gabrielle, Ruby, Maisie, Emma, Sophie and Orla.

Take Away Tasks Autumn 2

Wyvern - Blackmoor

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Next year's Blackmoor class use the Curlywurly Challenge to discuss the properties of chocolate and caramel. Quality scientific vocabulary is required when describing materials!

Tamsin Cooke 1000 Word Action/Adventure Story Writing Competition

Tamsin Cooke 1000 Word Action/Adventure Story Writing Competition 1
Yasmin attended the finals of the above event, creating a fine book trailer and a riveting action/adventure story called 'The Jungle Of Unknown'. She read her story out beautifully and received great praise from Tamsin Cooke for her efforts.

Inter house Cricket competition

Scafell 204 v Snowdon 217

Snowdon 210 v Nevis 98

Scafell 198 v Nevis 192

WINNERS: Snowdon

Inter house Rounders competition 2

Scafell 4 v Snowdon 6

Snowdon 4 v Nevis 4 (Snowdon win on outs)

Scafell 6 v Nevis 2

WINNERS: Snowdon

Father's Day Superheroes!

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Small Schools Cricket tournament: 5th June 2019

Small Schools Cricket tournament: 5th June 2019 1
Our cricketers did us proud achieving a fantastic second place in the small schools cricket competition held at the Wyvern Club in Taunton. After winning a very tight semi-final against Crocombe & Stogumber by just 2 runs we faced a strong Stawley bowling attack in the final that just proved a step too far. Special congratulations to our second team who gained valuable playing experience in a  series of friendly games.

Grass Track Cycling 4th June 2019: a fine 6th placed finish for our cyclists. Well done!

Grass Track Cycling 4th June 2019: a fine 6th placed finish for our cyclists. Well done! 1
Grass Track Cycling 4th June 2019: a fine 6th placed finish for our cyclists. Well done! 2
Grass Track Cycling 4th June 2019: a fine 6th placed finish for our cyclists. Well done! 3
Grass Track Cycling 4th June 2019: a fine 6th placed finish for our cyclists. Well done! 4
Grass Track Cycling 4th June 2019: a fine 6th placed finish for our cyclists. Well done! 5

Inter house Rounders competition

Scafell 4.5 v Snowdon 5

Snowdon 4 v Nevis 4.5

Scafell 4 v Nevis 3

WINNERS: Scafell

Rounders Tournament 20th May 2019

 

A fantastic performance by our rounders team earned us silver medals in the small schools competition held at Court Fields school. The team won 4 out of their 5 matches, only losing the 5th game by 2 points. A truly excellent effort all 'round'!

SQUAD: Owen, Ryan, Ellie, Seb, Reuben, Max, Charley, Tia, Alfy, Everlyn, Saxon, Yasmin, Ollie, Matthew, Ruby, Millie & James.

 

Sampford Arundel 3 v 23 West Buckland

West Buckland 14 v 16 Oake, Bradford & Nynehead

West Buckland 36 v 12 Priorswood

Langford Budville 22 v 25 West Buckland

Stawley 15 v 35 West Buckland

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Our eco-bags have finally been finished and they look great. We aim to use these rather than carrier bags.

Our eco-bags have finally been finished and they look great. We aim to use these rather than carrier bags. 1

A fantastic effort with our Easter bonnets and shields of St George. Well done everyone.

A fantastic effort with our Easter bonnets and shields of St George. Well done everyone. 1
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A fantastic effort with our Easter bonnets and shields of St George. Well done everyone. 5
A fantastic effort with our Easter bonnets and shields of St George. Well done everyone. 6
A fantastic effort with our Easter bonnets and shields of St George. Well done everyone. 7
A fantastic effort with our Easter bonnets and shields of St George. Well done everyone. 8
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Beautiful Easter cards heading to Wyvern homes imminently!

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Is it only a game? We have revised the SMART rules of internet safety through the power of drama!

Is it only a game? We have revised the SMART rules of internet safety through the power of drama! 1

Practical mathematical measuring! Calculating perimeters...

Practical mathematical measuring! Calculating perimeters... 1
Practical mathematical measuring! Calculating perimeters... 2

Glider Girls Soar To New Heights!

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Glider Girls Soar To New Heights! 3
Glider Girls Soar To New Heights! 4

This plane came a magnificent 4th in the national glider finals...

This plane came a magnificent 4th in the national glider finals... 1
This plane came a magnificent 4th in the national glider finals... 2

And these are the girls that designed, engineered and flew it there! We are all incredibly proud of you - well done girls.

And these are the girls that designed, engineered and flew it there! We are all incredibly proud of you - well done girls. 1

Next stop Australia! The letters are on their way...

Next stop Australia! The letters are on their way... 1

'Maz Evans' in Waterstones Taunton

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'Emma Carroll' in Waterstones Taunton

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Did you go and meet her? I did, and so did the lovely Mrs James. Look what she has done for you all...
Well done Everlyn for going to see both Maz Evans and Emma Carroll! 

Fleet Air Arm Museum (14.2.19)

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We had a very enjoyable visit to the Fleet Air Arm Museum where we completed a 'pioneers of flight' workshop and toured the planes that have created the history of flight. We collectively built a scale model of the Wright Flyer and then launched it down a runway! This really helped us consolidate the knowledge we have gained of aviators and aviation in class this half term.

Football Tournament 11.2.19

The football team participated in the 'small schools mixed football tournament' at Heathfield secondary school on the above date. They were very competitive throughout and at times played some nice football. Our victories came against Langford Budville and Hatch Beauchamp.

Squad: James, Cerys, Owen, Alfy, Max, Thomas & Aiden

P:5 W:2 D:0 L:3 F:4 A:9

Fly To The Line - Regional Winners - through to the National Finals!

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Spring Term

Things are taking 'flight' in Wyvern class in the spring term as we are investigating the question 'How has the invention of flight impacted people around the world?' The children will be designing, constructing and testing gliders in preparation for the Fly To The Line RAF glider challenge. They will also be researching famous aviators and how flying machines have evolved over time. Non-chronological report writing skills will be used to create reports linked to this topic. The children will get the opportunity to design an in-flight meal that could be used on an aircraft. Pencil drawings of famous aviators will be produced using shading and marking skills with pencils of various gradients. The Look Who's Talking competition will take place and the children will once again get the chance to display their performance poetry techniques and deliver a presentation on their favourite book. In a blocked unit on Earth & Space the children will be able to describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system. They will also be able to explain how day & night occur, why we have seasons and explain a lunar month. 

Maths Challenge

Three of our Year 6 children took part in a 'maths challenge' at Court Fields School on Monday 21st January. They faced some tough problems, but did extremely well and worked together as a team.

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Cyclo-cross

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Mr Knox from British Cycling came in today (13.12.18) and gave us a fantastic session of cyclo-cross. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, despite the muddy, cold conditions, and are looking forward to the competition in January. We even had time for a quick inter-house race off where Nevis were the winners. Well done.

 

UPDATE: Our Cyclo-cross team finished in a magnificent 2nd position in the competition that took place on the 15th January. Huge congratulations to you all.

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Travelling to a home near you very soon...

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Boys Football Tournament December 2018

Boys Football Tournament December 2018 1 P: 5 W:3 D:0 L:2 F:7 A:7

Girls Football Tournament (26.11.18)

Girls Football Tournament (26.11.18) 1 Played 5, Won 3, Drew 1, Lost 1, For 12, Against 5

The Museum Of Somerset

We had a very enjoyable day at the museum on the 14th November with a focus on Somerset myths and legends. We learnt all about the tale of the Gurt Wurm and the Somerset gargoyles - the 'hunky punks' - which we created from clay. A tour of the museum followed, where we turned detective in searching out clues amongst the many artefacts on display.

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Lest we forget

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Inter house Football competition

Scafell 3 v Snowdon 2

Snowdon 1 v Nevis 1

Scafell 2 v Nevis 1

WINNERS: Scafell

WUNDERSMITH! Don't forget this fantastic sequel to our class reader is out now!

Go and grab yourself a copy. I managed to get a signed edition...smiley

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Autumn Term 

Magic is happening in Wyvern class at the start of the new school year. The mythical Wyvern creature will be designed and its life cycle created. Magical poetry inspired by Kit Wright's The Magic Box will be written and 3D shape will be used to create actual magical boxes from designed nets. Narrative skills will be evident as the children take inspiration from the short film 'Swing Of Change' and our class reader 'Nevermoor'. The magical world of Force Land will allow the children to have a greater understanding of forces in action and for them to take on the role of health & safety officers and ride designers for a new theme park. Ride designs will include additional ICT skills of graphic lettering and 3D map making. Mathematical knowledge will be improved through place value, 4 operations, shape and fractions. In adition to this, PE will focus on basketball & netball skills and in French lessons the children will learn to navigate around a French town and identify common shops. Music lessons (brass instruments) will take place every Wednesday.

Step boldly!

Coming Soon...

Autumn parent evenings: Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th December

Christmas carol service: Friday 21st December

Take Away Tasks
Useful websites
Please to our Christmas Fayre on Satuday 23rd November from 10am till 12pm.
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