Children (and staff) from eight schools: Rockwell Green, Wellesley Park, Beech Grove, Sampford Arundel, West Buckland, St John's, Langford Budville and Stawley all found a new word and then dressed up as the word for a hugely successful Vocabulary Day.
Last year, all Somerset schools were given a copy of The Lost Words by Jackie Morris. A spell book that highlighted the words that have been removed from the Oxford English dictionary. Each school, as part of Vocabulary Day, created their own new book called 'The Found Words'. Work from the day, photographs, definitions of the words and the use of the words in context were included in the books so that they can be used in each Wellington cluster school within future lessons.
The children thought carefully to come up with a huge variety of vocabulary and they enjoyed sharing their words and costumes with each other, both in class and as parades for parents. Lessons throughout the day included lots of vocabulary games and 'playing' with words. Scrabble tile cookies were made in vocabulary inspired cookery lessons and dictionaries and thesauruses were used to help create acrostic poetry. The Word Warlock even made an appearance to collect quality vocabulary to place in his cauldron for a vocabulary potion.
Eight athletes from Phoenix class finished in a brilliant 10th place at the annual Quad Kids athletics competition on Thursday 6th June. They completed a sprint, 400m run, howler throw and a standing long jump. A fantastic achievement against 27 other local schools.
On the same afternoon, eight Wyvern children also competed and achieved a 13th placed finish against 28 schools. The events were the same except a longer 600m run is included for the older children.
School Games Day - Sports Day
A fantastic effort by everyone today, You should all be very proud of yourselves. After all of the events the final standings were:
1st Place and Winners: Scafell
2nd Place: Snowdon
3rd Place: Nevis
Well done Scafell who will have their red ribbon on the trophy for the duration of the year.