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Science term 3

We have been learning about adaptation and evolution in science and did an investigation to find out which material  would make the best coat for an arctic animal. We  wrapped different materials around cups, left them outside overnight and took temperatures. Guess which  material won?  Lard , as the temperature inside its cup was the warmest.


29th January 2020 - Gymnastics competition

This is a great event, held at Devizes School.  Children learn a routine which is performed and judged.  Afterwards we had great fun doing a variety of vaults in another sports hall!

Christmas is a time to celebrate ...

In Elder Class we always remember the true meaning of Christmas, and in one of the photographs you can see two girls reading their Christmas Nativity stories to the younger children.  They had written them especially to help the children in Beech Class understand the first Christmas.

As well as that we celebrated with Christmas dinner, all took part in our Christmas nativity play as well as parties.  Amazingly, we had a visit from the big man himself - Father Christmas!

Forest Schools on Friday afternoon with Mrs Pike.

Term 2 - Art

Linking with our Marvellous Maths Fortnight, we have been looking at the art of Kandinsky to draw concentric circles.

22.10.19 - Our trip to Shepton Mallet Prision

This was part of our History theme - Crime and Punishment through the ages.

Watch the slide show to see what an interesting and unusual trip this was!

Festival of Cricket at the Chippenham Dome.


On the 15th of October some of the Year 6 children took part in a festival of cricket. This was to celebrate the fabulous summer of cricket in our county and Wales.  It was indoor cricket, with some different rules, but we quickly adapted. This enabled us to win all of our matches and receive special gold medals!

The Soup Share and blessing of the tree

The 9th of October was a special day for Five Lanes.  It was our first ever Soup Share which was made with vegetables from our school allotment.  Vicar Ali came and baked bread with the children.

Later we planted our special apple tree which was blessed.


As part of our Crime and Punishment theme we were debating some of the punishments used during the Anglo-Saxon times.

Jumping for Joy!  The Year 5 and 6 girls are winners!

Friday afternoon (27th of September) and we were at Dauntsey's School for their first ever cross-county event.  There were 8 teams (we all had to run a mile) and the average of our combined positions meant that we were winners!

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