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Class 2’s poems…

Class 2 looked at alliteration and rhyme this morning and tried our own poems, similar to Emma Dodd's 'I Like Bugs' - like this example, that's just brilliant! I love scary, snappy, shiny-red bugs and weepy, watery, crawly bugs. Here are a few others... I love birds.... I love screechy, tweety, loud birds. I love quiet, shy, white birds. I [...]

Stepping Stones off to Dragons Den!

On Friday morning we had to postpone planned activities to make room for the children’s extremely strong desire to hoover. Naturally we weren’t inclined to argue and just decided to go with it. Let’s face it, as we all know, any opportunity that should arise in which young people decide to help out domestically should not be taken for granted. [...]

A blog written by George, the shrimp…

Hi, I'm George and I'm a shrimp. I had a brilliant time today apart from a short amount of time in a blue bucket. As from yesterday, I always thought plastic was in the sea and always had been, but I learnt something amazing today after wearing a VR Headset.  (Don't ask how the headset was made or who made [...]

Author Tamsin Cooke visits Class 4…

Today we had a very special visitor in Class 4 - Tamsin Cooke, author of The Cat Burglar and the Stunt Double series. The children had a fantastic time learning about how real authors plan and write their stories and Tamsin gave them some useful top tips... 1. Carry a notebook (everywhere!). 2. Have a great main character. 3. The [...]

Teachers Rock® singing workshop…

You may or may not know that Mr Thomas, Miss Summerville and Miss Smale are in a choir for staff in all walks of educational positions, called Teachers Rock®.  It's a choir that meets every month or so, and performs every now and then around the South West.  We have an exciting project taking place at Exeter Cathedral on the [...]

Explosion of activity…

It's lovely to return from a tiring and long conference to a school looking so beautiful! We've some excellent artwork and fictional writing from our current year 5s on their Pompeii and Vesuvius work... A lovely display of harvest produce, with coins sellotaped on top too, ready to take to church later at 2.30 if you'd like to join us, [...]

Class 2 Storm Dunster Castle!

Class 2 had a fabulous day out at Dunster Castle, thanks to the wonderful setting and some brilliant workshops laid on by the National Trust. We had the Great Hall all to ourselves and practised our Knightly skills, including jousting and sword fighting. We learnt that a knight would start his apprenticeship at 7 years old! We saw all the [...]

ANZAC Bake Off in Classes 1 and 2

Classes One and Two had a great day making ANZAC Biscuits as part of our Australian Topic. These biscuits were originally sent out to the New Zealand and Australian troops in Gallipoli. They are really delicious and we hope you enjoy them at home!

Plastic-Free Fraternity: a Great Global Community…

As part of their topic on Sustainability... Class 4 loved taking part with BBC's Live Lessons this afternoon.  They may not have mentioned the work we've been doing over the past couple of years, but we're proud that many, many other schools are following our footsteps in becoming Plastic Free.  The children loved seeing what others had done and really [...]

Stepping Stones Take Off…

A huge apology to the Stepping Stones parents and carers. You may witness some signs of Jet Lag this weekend and we fear it may be our fault. You see, we have covered a lot of miles this week. On Tuesday we got on a plane and flew to Africa for safari. This trip included an in flight snack, which [...]