Winners at Marlborough Literature Festival

Well done to Harry, who won the Marlborough Literature Festival art competition ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ and also a mention to Mollie and Faolan who received a Commended certificate for their pictures presented in School Meeting on Friday.

(Thank you to Mrs L. who supplied the photos.)

Global Week – School Meeting

Here are some close up pictures of the work we shared in school meeting.

In pairs, the class spent the morning putting all of their research together on a PowerPoint page, with a photograph of the festival they had been working on. The children’s Power Point pages and our photos and class work are going to be put together to make a record of our week.

Thank you everyone that sent things in for us to share and for your help with homework.

A big ‘Thank you,’ to  Mrs Johanson for organising a wonderful week🇬🇧🇨🇭⛄️🎉. Also, thank you to Mrs Barratt for Science Day 🙂🔬🔍

Global Week-Switzerland

This week we have been visiting Switzerland.

Our Week started with an introductory assembly lead by Mrs Johanson. The theme of the week was FESTIVALS and CELEBRATIONS . Mrs Johanson had found some information about the Yodelfest.

Eidenossisches Jodelfest – The yodel, probably originated in the Stone Age as a call from mountain to mountain. Today there are around 2,000 Swiss yodeling songs.

In the afternoon we went back to our atlases and maps of Europe to find Switzerland and then shared some of our homework investigations. We found lots of interesting facts.


Did you know….

William shared his Power Point. Others produced posters and information sheets.

Nearly everyone guessed my favourite  food from Switzerland was chocolate!

On Tuesday we started our investigations into Swiss festivals and celebrations. We worked in groups of four and chose one festival to research.

we also shared more homework

Sofia shared her Power Point and Sophie showed us a lovely Swiss made musical box, it was very delicate and you could see all the workings inside. It played a beautiful tune.

Jamie shared the photographs of a festival he had seen while he was living in Switzerland.

His mummy wrote:

Here are a few photos of the DESALPAGE
which takes place in Switzerland in October each year,
the cows are walked down from the mountains
( where they have spent the summer) to their farm
barns for the winter. The cows that produce the
most milk get the biggest bells and flowers on their head!

Wednesday was Science Day.

Incredible Ingredients.

As scientists we predicted, researched, made investigations, experimented, and drew conclusions.

Our challenge was to find out what is in the food we eat.

We now know what things are in our food and why we need to eat a balanced diet.

We then had a taste test with some Swiss foods-

Myself and Mrs Barker were surprised how many of you enjoyed the Sauerkraut, the cheese was not very popular but the Alpen and chocolate was definitely a hit.

In the afternoon our challenge was to find out how much sugar there is in fizzy drinks.

The Great Sugar Search

We were not allowed to look at the labels this time. We had to think about what we could do to test this – with a little bit of help – we decided that the heaviest cans would contain the most sugar and that these would sink.

First we made our predictions – I think this will happen –

Then we carries out our tests… This is what we did –

Then we wrote our conclusions – This is what we found out…

We had a fantastic Science Day.

This morning, everyone in school celebrated Holi Festival.

We had a wonderful time making our powder paint poster

This afternoon we made flowers and a cow bell as part of our work on Swiss festivals. Please come to School Meeting tomorrow afternoon to find out why.


Week 4, Puppets and Harvest

This has been a very busy week in Cherry Class.

On Tuesday we had a visit from three ladies from the Vale of Pewsey Archaeology Awareness Project. They presented a puppet show entitled “THE LAND THROUGH WHICH THE STONES PASSED”, set in the Neolithic Period. It has been written for Primary School children in the Pewsey Vale by children’s author Barbara Townsend.  She and Puppeteer Alix Booth brought this ancient story to life.

We really enjoyed the show and had lots of wonderful questions about puppets and the Stone Age afterwards.

On Wednesday, in preparation our Harvest Service, Lauren’s mummy, Mrs Silva came in as Major Silva and talked to us about the Army. It was very interesting and we now know a lot more about the Armed Forces and the Army in particular.

This morning every class shared their work on SERVICES in our Harvest and Welcome Service. Well done and thank you to our presenters

Our prayer readers, Emily and Harry

and our Worship Committee members –

The Worship Committee presented the whole service, so a special mention was made to them.

We then went back to class and had a go on Times Tables Rockstars, for some of us it was the first go, so now we should be all ready to have a go at home.

It is Global Week next week so have a read of the Newsletter that was sent out this week to find out what’s going on. Our English homework also has a Global Week theme.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Mrs Chapman

Week 3-Hot Tasks and Number Lines, maps and places to visit in Woodborough

This week we have been completing our recounts in English and putting the final touches to our postcard pictures

Everyone has worked hard to make their recounts as exciting as possible and their pictures beautiful.

In maths we have been working on ordering numbers, finding 10 and 100 more or less and also estimating the position of a three digit number on a 0 to 1000 number line.

Our topic and computing work is progressing nicely and we have all saved an annotated map and started to investigate things to do In and around Woodborough.

We are having a wonderful time learning recorders with Miss Taylor and singing a song called “Buenos Dias, Hola!” In Spanish. Cherry are a very musical class. Oh, we mustn’t forget dance too!

Next Tuesday we are being visited by a local puppet theatre group who are going to tell us about the “Land the Stones Travelled Through”, to help us with our geography.

Next Friday is our school Harvest and Welcome service so please come along if you can, 9:30 am Friday 29 th September in the hall.

Week 2 in Cherry Class

This week has been very busy. We have been looking at place value in maths and using Base Ten and Place Value counters and grids to help us understand the value of each digit in a 3 digit number.

We know that 325 is equal to 300+20+5

We can also solve problems and answer questions about 3 digit numbers.

In English we have been improving our introductions for our holiday recounts, making sure we have included the 5 W’s and used great descriptions.

Our geography work included looking at the countries in Europe and finding the United Kingdom. We then used Digimaps on the laptops to investigate Woodborough. We found our school, Woodborough Hill and then many of us found our homes. We also spotted the canal and railway line, the roads and footpaths and also contour lines around Woodborough Hill and around the Alton Barnes White Horse.

We also have our first piece of maths homework, which should be completed and handed in on Tuesday. Please remember that homework should take about 30 to 40 minutes and when that time is up please stop and show me what you have done. Thank you.

Tomorrow is a Key Stage Two school meeting so please come along to share our work.

David and Goliath-RE Day

This morning Mrs Needham read the Bible story ‘David and Goliath’ to us and then we worked in groups to write a newspaper report of the event. Max said that the story was telling us how good will defeat bad.

Whilst we were doing this Rev.Larkey came in to see what we had been doing.

In the afternoon we either made a bag of five stones and the slingshot or stick puppets, to help us remember the story.

Please come to our RE sharing assembly tomorrow morning to see what everyone has been up to.



Welcome to Cherry 2017-2018

Hello everyone and welcome to the new Cherry Class.

Yesterday was so busy Mrs Chapman didn’t have time to take any photos but today here are some of our Maths work this morning.

We have had a whistle stop tour of fractions, units of time and naming 2D and 3D shapes.

In English we have been writing recounts of our Summer Holiday and we have started our geography topic- O’er Hill and Dale.

We are very pleased with our lockers and slowing getting used to our new class, Mrs Chapman is also getting the hang of our lovely new board. Please could everyone remember to bring their water bottles in everyday and then take them home each evening.

We are working our way through individual reading books and then Reading Award books will follow.

If any parents would like to come in and hear readers or help in any other way, you would be very welcome. Could I also ask everyone to save and bring in the polystyrene discs  of home cook pizzas for our work on contours, in geography?

Don’t forget Thursday is RE day and that there will be a whole school meeting Friday morning to share our work with you.

Mrs Chapman😀



We had a brilliant time at the Air Tattoo this morning.  Here are some photos of the various things we got up to.

Waiting for the amazing Red Arrows
At the Techno Zone

Inside the flight deck of an A400M Atlas (we were extremely lucky to be allowed inside of this aircraft).