Monthly Archives: June 2018

Fun in the sun at Pennywell Farm!

Year 1 had a super sunny day at Pennywell Farm on Wednesday! We were very relieved to be welcomed by a lovely breeze when we climbed off the coach, making the farm much cooler than our classrooms in Exeter! Our activities for the day included bottle feeding the goats (they were very hungry!), cuddling lots of different animals, including guinea pigs,  mice, rats and little fluffy ducklings, feeding the deer and meeting the larger animals on the farm, such as the pigs and horses. We were also treated to a tractor and trailer ride and a session of pond dipping, where some of us even caught newts and large pond snails! The children thoroughly enjoyed it all and had lots to talk about when they returned to school.

Home Learning this week has rolled over from last week. The children may also like to produce some art work, a model or an information factfile based on their trip to Pennywell Farm. Most importantly, we would love to hear about all the wonderful outdoor things that they have been up to this weekend in this glorious weather!  You are welcome to send in photos of fantastic sandcastle creations or the children having fun swimming, cycling, scooting or playing outside.

Wild Animals

Wild animals

This week Foundation have travelled to the jungle and the savannah plains in search of wild animals. We have used a variety of books to support our learning including ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ and ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’.

In our role play area, there have been jungle small world animals to support our learning and discoveries and a savannah role play area. The stories created here were inspired by ‘The Lion King’ (the version acted out by some previous year 6 children a few years ago!). The children painted backdrops to enhance the scenery and made animal masks to use in the prop box. Observational drawings and paintings were also created; here the children studied the different animal colours and patterns.

To eat this week, fruit was chopped and the children were able to make their own ‘fruit kebabs’. These were extremely popular and not one piece of fruit was left over!

Although it was so hot, our sports days were amazing. The children made us feel so proud with their great team spirit and enthusiasm. Well done everyone! Also ‘thank you’ to all the adults that came and gave their support; weathering the heat and the sun.

We have also enjoyed using the paddling pools around the unit too!

Famous Friday has been a real hit. We have had royalty, Disney stars, action heroes, footballers and many other people visit our setting today. Lots of money was raised for such a good cause. Thank you all very much.



Please remember to sun-cream your child before school and to send in a named hat for each day as the weather is still forecasting lovely summer days.

World Cup Projects

Wow! What super home learning we had the pleasure to look at today in Year 6. From exploding volcanoes and balloon popping games to Donald Trump and Icelandic rye bread. We are extrememly impressed with the effort and standard of work produced over the last month and want to thank Year 6 for all of their hard work.

Due to transition next week, and the up coming production, we will not be setting any further home learning. However, we would like the children to keep up their key skills over the remaining weeks such as: times tables, reading regularly and key grammar skills.

Take a look at some of the amazing work below: