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Staverton C.E. Primary School

School Lane, Staverton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire,

BA14 6NZ


Welcome to Pangolins

Year 4

Here are some photos of Outdoor Learning Week and what we have got up to so far. We have been shelter building, pond dipping and recording the numbers of soil invertebrates we can find.

Term 6

This term we are going to focus on outdoor learning and survival skills. On Tuesday 11th June and Wednesday 12th June Wiltshire Wildlife are visiting Pangolins and we will be learning about building shelters and making fires. Half the class will work with Wiltshire Wildlife and the other half will be pond dipping and classifying invertebrates. On Monday we will be introducing the work and be classroom based, however for Tuesday to Friday children need to wear clothes and shoes which can get muddy and wellies if it is wet so that we can go in and out as needed. 

In maths we are learning about statistics (graphs and pictograms) and geometry shape). We will be writing instructions in English and some stories. 

Science is all about electricity and we will do some more work with compasses in geography.

Let's hope the sun shines! 

Term 5!

Welcome back after the lovely sunny Easter break. This term our topic will be Survival! We will be reading Stig of the Dump and working hard on grammar features to improve our writing. In maths we will continue to work on decimals and then do some work on money and finish off with a week on money before half term. In science we will learn about sound and explore how sound is made. In art we are going to create some sculptures using 'found' materials. We have got another RE day on Wednesday 22nd May when we will explore the question 'What kind of World did Jesus want?'. Mrs. Ibison will be covering my PPA time on a Friday morning and in addition to English and Maths she will also be teaching music. Just after half term all the children will spend a morning with Wiltshire Wildlife building shelters, fire lighting and cooking bread.

Should be a good term!

Here are some of the Pangolins' magnificent homework projects.

We had a great day at the Bristol Museum and Art and Gallery. Here we are looking at symbolism in Tudor paintings. A huge thank you to everyone who came with us.

Science week was great fun! Here are some of the activities we did, starting with water lilies.

Spaghetti structures!

Testing paper aeroplanes.


Term 4

This term we shall be continuing with our Explorers theme, learning about Captain Scott and his ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. We will also find out about Leonardo da Vinci, both his inventions and his art, in preparation for our trip to Bristol Museum and Art Gallery on March 28th 2019. In maths we are learning about fractions and decimals and in English we shall write some newspaper reports.

Don't forget, March 7th is World Book Day!

Saturday 16th February is World Pangolin Day! As we are not in school on Saturday we will be celebrating Pangolin day on Friday 15th February with some Pangolin themed activities.

Longleat visited today and brought lots of exciting animals with them!

Term 3

I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year. In Terms 3 and 4 we will be learning about Explorers. We will start with Marco Polo, then find out about Ibn Battuta and Christopher Columbus and finally Robert Scott and his trek across the Antarctic. This will link nicely with our science topic of Living Things and their Habitats.

Our new book is Kensuke's Kingdom which should be exciting and comes highly recommended by the Cheetahs! In maths we will start the term looking at length and perimeter before returning to multiplication and division.


Term 2

It's the Christmas Term already! In Pangolins we will be continuing with the Vikings, focusing on the Gods this time. We shall carry on learning to play the Ocarina and we may even be ready to play a tune soon. We have nearly finished our class book 'How to Train your Dragon' and our next book will be 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' by Philip Pullman. 

Some Pangolins showing off their hard work.

More Viking day pictures. Many, many thanks to FOSS for funding this event. We had a great time!


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Some pictures from Viking Day.

Viking Day

It's nearly time for Viking Day! On Tuesday 2nd October Pangolins are lucky enough to have Hrothgar the Viking visiting them. I am hoping that everyone will have a go at dressing up as a Viking.

If you are coming as a man - a warrior, a blacksmith, a storyteller - you can wear a large t shirt with a belt over trousers (maybe jogging bottoms) you could do some ties around the bottom of your trousers.

Girls need a long dress of some sort and maybe some colourful beads.

There are lots of pictures of Vikings on the internet if you want to be inspired! 

I look forward to seeing you all.


Welcome to Pangolins' Class!

We start the year with a whole school project called 'Once upon a time ...' and we will be working on the fairy tale 'The Snow Queen' and write our own fairy tales. Our topic is The Vikings and on Tuesday 2nd October Hrothgar the Viking will be visiting and we will have a whole day of Viking activities. I am hoping everyone will join in and dress up as a Viking!

Playing hockey

Powerpoint from the Welcome Meeting

Pangolins have been voting! Our new Eco Councillors are Alfie Hubber and Holly Pattinson and our School Councillors are Harry McConnell and Kimberley Wakefield.